I wanted to share with you guys one of my favourite places for tea and cake in my hometown, Norwich. I know this may be irrelevant for those of you who don't live near me, but I hope you enjoy the photos anyway!
No.33 is a little cafe/restaurant that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or just tea and homemade cake. The atmosphere is friendly, the food is some of the best in Norwich and it's not expensive! Jim and I love to go there on the weekends and sit by the window so we can watch the world go by whilst chatting and eating tasty food.
The other day we were doing a little shopping and decided it was time for a trip to No.33.
Jim went for his usual sparkling Elderflower...
I opted for tea of course...
I ordered the yummiest cake - chocolate and banana!
Jim went for the waffles with fruit, bacon and maple syrup - I had a bite and it was WOW!
I also took some pics of the other cakes on offer, just because they looked too good not to photograph!
We then decided a little walk was in order, so we wandered down to the Cathedral and walked around the grounds with peppermint teas to keep us warm. I tried and failed at jumping and hanging off a tree...
Coat: Burberry | Jumper: Topshop | Leggings: River Island | Boots: Ash | Bag: Prada
I love having days like this, what do you guys like to do on the weekend?
I don't usually blog about going to red carpet events, but last night was just incredible. My friend Maddie and I were lucky enough to have tickets to the world premiere of Catching Fire (the second film in The Hunger Games series). We are both huge fans of the books and loved the first film, so couldn't wait to watch the second! I'm not going to say anything about the film, as I don't want to give any spoilers away to those of you who haven't read the books. However, I will say that it was emotional, epic and even funny in places! I can't wait to go and see it again. Lots of you sent me lovely tweets last night about my dress so I thought I would share a few pics with you. I'm afraid they are a mixture of iphone and posh camera photos, and some are very blurry! Oh and my dress is from Coast (as I know a lot of you were asking), I feel like I should branch out as I'm wearing quite a bit of Coast at the moment, but I just adore their dresses!
Maddie and me (very blurry sorry!)
I got to meet so many lovely people who were waiting to meet the cast and happened to be viewers and readers of mine too. I didn't expect to see so many friendly faces and I loved meeting so many of you!
Posing in the W Hotel just before the red carpet. I had a particularly awkward conversation with the concierge when he asked if I liked the hotel and I said "Yes! You have very pretty balls!"
Arriving at the afterparty. It was held at the Royal Courts Of Justice and looked like Hogwarts inside!
We ate the most delicious desserts...
...and drank Champagne and fruity cocktails with popping candy on the rim!
It was so fun I just want to go and do it all over again tonight! Are any of you guys fans of The Hunger Games? If you are, let me know in the comments below who is your favourite! My favourite characters are Finnick, Gale and Cinna.
I felt like doing a little update post this evening, simply because I've had a really fun week and wanted to share it with you guys :)
I spent the start of my week at home baking chocolate cookies (and blogging about them - see my previous post for the recipe!), filming for my everyday makeup routine and editing. I want to say a massive thank you for all the amazing comments on the video!
On Wednesday morning I woke up at 5:30am and caught the 6:30am train to London. By 9am I was in hair and makeup at a studio in Camden. Usually I do my own makeup, but since this was a really important shoot I needed a makeup artist on hand. The makeup artist needs to check the big monitor where the photos come through to on a shoot for makeup touch ups etc and I couldn't have managed to do that and be the model. Being the model was hard enough considering I am not an actual model haha. I think I pulled some rather interesting faces, but hopefully we got some decent shots! I can't wait to share with you all what the shoot was for. I was very lucky to have Adam Burrell do my makeup. He is the nicest guy and makes up the likes of Little Mix and The Saturdays. Here's a pic of the makeup look he did on me, I loved it.
The products he used included Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, HD Brows Foxy Brow Palette, Barry M Brown Super Soft Eye Crayon and Velour You Complete Me lashes.
Katherine from my favourite London hair salon, Electric, did my hair. She kept it natural and soft looking by just adding a few waves and loose curls with large GHD's.
That evening I went out in London and wore this red dress from Coast (which I think is now in the sale).
Here's me and Lucy at Ping Pong with our Lychee Rose Martinis - check out her blog soon for a post on what we ate there!
The next morning I was quite tired so had a lazy morning in my hotel room, blogging and watching the TV shows in bed with a cup of English Breakfast tea.
I then went for a quick shop around Covent Garden with Jim.
At 3pm it was time to head to my Company magazine photoshoot. I'm so excited to be in their January issue! Here's a selfie I took, the stylist on the shoot put me in this cute floppy hat from H&M and I wore my own dress from New Look.
Here's a behind the scenes shot.
Now I am back home in Norwich ready for fireworks night tomorrow night! I know it's not officially until the 5th of November, but there's always a firework show on the Saturday night here in Norwich and me and my family always love to go. We are taking our youngest family member, my sister's little boy Isaac, this year and I'm so looking forward to watching the fireworks with him :)
*photo from Pinterest*
So that's my week so far! What have you guys been up to? Let me know in the comments if you like this kind of blog post. Sorry the photos are mostly iphone ones so not such great quality!
So I just wanted to share with you one of my favourite looks I wore to London Fashion Week. Most of the outfits I wore to shows or events in the evenings I shared on my Instagram, but this one I took photos of before heading out as I knew I wanted to blog about it.
Now, I know this playsuit won't be for everyone, I saw in an article someone say they thought it looked like a dressing gown! But I love it, I love the colour, the way it looks with the coral clutch and I like the fact it's a bit different to what I'd usually wear. It's from Ted Baker, I'm loving so much of their stuff right now!
My clutch is from Topshop, I am obsessed with bags that have interesting ways to hold them! I have a little clutch from Religion where it has rings on the top and you hold it by putting the rings on - so cool! This one you just slip your hand through and it feels like such a statement accessory. I love the colour of this clutch and I think Topshop do it in more gorgeous colours so I might have to go and check them out soon!
For heels I kept it classic with my nude pointed stilettos from Kurt Geiger, these are such a staple in my wardrobe as they go with everything.
Now for the hair! I am IN LOVE with this hairstyle and I wish I could take credit for it, but I'm not that good at hair...this was created by Samantha Cusick from Electric Hair Salon. I've been friends with Mark Woolley who owns Electric for years as we worked on a project together for Loreal a long time ago and so I always go to him when I need help with my hair!
I told Sam I wanted to go for a middle parting with two braids coming back and ending up in a loose, not too "done" chignon at the back. I decided this outfit needed a a hair up style because of the collar and I thought these braids would do the job of looking stylish, but chic. I love the look Sam created, I just wish I could do it myself - I'm going to make it my mission to try and learn!
What do you guys think of this hairstyle? Is it something you'd wear? Let me know in the comments!
Sunday was probably one of the best days of my life. I was invited by Mulberry to sit front row at their fashion show at Claridges. If you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that I've been attending the Mulberry show at London Fashion Week for a few seasons now, but never thought I would ever get to sit on the front row! It was such an honour and I'll remember it forever. I just want to thank all of you who sent me sweet, happy and supportive tweets when you found out what I was up to on Sunday, you guys made an amazing day a million times more amazing as I couldn't stop smiling every time I looked at my mentions on twitter.
Mulberry is always my favourite show at fashion week, it's just a brand I've loved for years and always wanting everything from! The show always has a special feel about it and this one in particular as it was creative director Emma Hill's last collection for the brand. Emma did such an amazing job at Mulberry creating such inspirational looks for six years.
Here is the mood board for the show...
I actually filmed a Get Ready With Me video before the show that I will be uploading to my YouTube channel in a few days, so I'm not going to write too much in this post as you'll see more in that video!
To briefly sum up the collection though, the theme was Sixties London and the English Countryside. I loved the beautiful tailoring and floral prints mixed with navy leather. Cara Delevingne opened the show looking as if she was walking in a dream-like English fairytale...
I loved this navy leather look...
My favourite bag was this pale blue Willow...
One of my absolute highlights of the show was Turbo the dog...
I wore head to toe Mulberry for the first time as they dressed me for the show, which was such an amazing experience!
Here are some front row shots...
Lots of you have been tweeting me dying to know what Douglas Booth was like (some of you even asked me what he smelled like haha!), well, he was absolutely lovely, charming and polite. I was happy to be sat next to him as I was quite nervous about being on the front row, but we had a chat and a giggle together so I felt totally at ease.
I had the best time and I can't wait for you guys to see my Get Ready With Me video!