Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Introducing JewelStreet and Charlotte Cornelius*

Its no secret that I am quite the fan of jewellery so when the lovely people from Jewel Street contacted me to ask if I would like to review something I was very excited to see what they had to offer.

I was really impressed with the selection of jewellery on offer, and there are pieces to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. There are all sorts to choose from starting with budget friendly very pretty pieces for under £20 right through to beautiful high end jewellery (which made me drool!!).

The one thing that really stood out for me was the sheer volume of choice and it was fantastic to see so many independent designers being represented in one place.

After having a good peruse of the site it was Charlotte Cornelius's pieces which kept calling out to me and so I ended up choosing a fabulous bubble charm pendant.*

I can honestly say I love this necklace I find it really easy to wear with even my most casual outfits and it gives a bit of bling!

Charlotte very kindly sent me a slightly longer length chain which for me is perfect as I am not keen on chains which are too short around my neck. It came beautifully presented in a bag and a lovely silver box and Charlotte even wrote me a note which I thought was so lovely and made it feel really personal.
You can also customise this necklace by adding more bubble charms to it should you wish to, which can make for a really unique piece of jewellery. I must admit I would be very tempted should funds allow to add another charm to this one!

Charlotte is a British designer based in Hayling Island Hampshire and she draws her inspiration from the coastal environment of her home which is why you will find designs incorporating seabirds in her collection, and she will even produce a bespoke piece for you.  I love the fact that this necklace was made in the UK (it is hallmarked as well) and by buying pieces like this you are supporting the very important jewellery trade of our country. (It has a special place in my heart as I live in Birmingham home to the world famous Jewellery Quarter).

If you are looking for a new piece of jewellery then make sure you check out Jewelstreet as you won't be disappointed and make sure to take a peek at Charlotte's range as it is truly beautiful.

It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to JewelStreet and Charlotte as I love my necklace!!

*Denotes a gifted item but all views are my own.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Star Wars Day May the 4th Be With You!!

I make no secret of the fact that I love love love Star Wars!! I grew up with the films and I can even remember being taken to the cinema to see Empire Strikes Back. So nothing makes me happier when May 4th rolls round once again and its time for Star Wars Day!!
I like to spend the day blasting out the soundtrack wherever I am and just generally shouting out May the 4th Be With You to my fellow Star Wars fans!!

So in the spirit of the day here are some things to enjoy!!

The second teaser trailer for the new film The Force Awakens- I can't be the only one who shouted at the screen when Han Solo and Chewy appeared!!

The full Mark Hamill panel at Star Wars Celebration 2015- he is such a lovely man!

For the fan in your life how about this Death Star Rug from Think Geek? Can someone please buy me this?

There is a new droid on the block BB-8 who appeared on stage during the Star Wars Celebration and I think after the film has been screened this may be the toy that everyone wants for Christmas!

Finally I leave you with some Robot Chicken Star Wars- this is very popular in our house and for a while I had Emperor Palpatine as my message alert on my phone! Please enjoy!


Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th Be With You!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

April Instagram Round Up

Hello and welcome to a new month and once again I still can't believe how fast this year is going!!

April was a quieter month on the blog front as I continued to recover from a nasty chest infection, take some time out to celebrate my sons birthday and juggle work!

It was also the month that saw the introduction a fantastic new hashtag #weareththey which was devised by the awesome Debz from Wannabe Princess. This meant I dug some old photos out and re-shared them on instagram so I have included these in my round up!

I am hoping to have a busier month on the blog, get my mojo back and even do some more videos so watch this space!

In the meantime please enjoy my pictures from April!

Thursday, 30 April 2015


Hello and welcome to this months OMCZ challenge and the theme for this month is.....

The next theme has more of an open feeling to it. No specific items or patterns to showcase. Just show us what you'd wear to go shopping. 

This is inspired by the Shopping Trip to Birmingham organised by Nikki . Knowing what to wear on a shopping trip in the colder months can be a challenge. You want to be warm enough when you're outside but as soon as you go inside it's too hot. 

What do you wear? Maybe it's your PJ's for a midnight dash to the supermarket or maybe it's full on glam? or somewhere in between. 

Back in March I organised a blogger meet up in Birmingham which was a lovely and informal day filled with shopping, good food and fantastic company. (I didn't blog it due to being so ill around the time it took place!!). Whenever I go shopping I tend to dress for comfort and if I know I might be trying clothes on not too many layers!! 

I also hate overheating as most shops seem to have the heating on full blast so I am wary of dressing too warmly!! 

Anyway being the bad blogger that I am and due to work being so hectic I am cheating on this one and have collated some outfit photos to show what I like to wear when shopping!

I would say these are all typical shopping outfits for me, as you can see I love my trainers as I need my feet to be comfortable, and dresses are easy to get on and off when trying things on!! I must admit I am also that person who tries dresses on over my jeans!! 

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies to see what they like to wear when it comes to shopping.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week I'm sure most of you are aware of the hateful body shaming comments that were made by Jamelia, on Loose Women last week. To counteract this the awesome Debz came up with the most brilliant #wearethethey which quickly went viral on Twitter last week. The idea was to show that we are the they who Jamelia thinks should be denied fashionable clothing due to our size.

Following on from this Debz thought it would be fantastic to show the world that we won't adhere to the 'rules' of fashion that society deems appropriate for us!!

So sit back as I show you some of my rule breaking!!!!

Fat Girls Shouldn't Wear Horizontal Stripes

I love some good stripe action!!!

Fat Girls Shouldn't Show Their Legs


Sorry but not sorry if my bare legs offend you as I rather like them! 

Fat girls shouldn't wear crop tops

OMG a fat girl in a crop top and yes I think I look awesome! 

Fat Girls Should Never Wear Tight Fitting Clothes


 Oops sorry I forgot to wear my tent that day-my bad!

 Fat Girls Should Never Wear Bikinis

Whoops I never got that memo!!!
I look back now and realise I spent far too much of my life adhering to a ridiculous set of rules, having torn up the rule book I feel so much better!

My motto is now life is short so wear what you want when you want!!!

Don't forget if you want to take part then please tweet pictures of yourself with the #wearethethey as show people we will wear what whatever we want!!

Please also head over and see some more fabulous ladies (there are lots of us check the tag on twitter to see even more).