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World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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There's not much I love more than a sweet slice of Cake & cup of Tea, but it's even better if it's for a good cause. For the 8th year running Marks & Spencer are the official partner of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning & have helped to raise over £10 million for the charity. Not only are they holding Coffee Morning events in their cafes they are also donating 10% of sales from the Macmillan branded Tea, Coffees & Cakes as well as Macmillan homeware items. If that wasn't enough 5p from every Cake & Hot Drink sold in their cafes throughout September will also be donated to Macmillan. By fundraising for the charity M&S are helping to fund Macmillan professionals that support people living with Cancer in their local communities.

Macmillan is a charity very close to my heart, the care & support they provided for my Family was second to none in our time of need, which is why I'm honoured to be a part of the fundraising & helping to promote the event. It's an amazing opportunity to give something back to such an important cause, these fundraising events have a huge impact so lets make an even bigger difference this year. Getting together with friends, family or colleagues with a selection of delicious treats is a simple yet really effective way to raise money for a charity that goes above & beyond.

Pop down to your local M&S store on Friday 29th September for cake & coffee & know by doing this you're supporting a great cause, buy a slice & change a life. I'll be attending the Liverpool Coffee Morning to enjoy a sweet treat but to also to take a look at the other fundraising efforts the store have put together for the campaign.

L x

The Transitional Puffa Jacket

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When I was Five I had a metallic Pink Puffa Jacket & I wore it every moment I could, Twenty years later (wow I sound old!) the jacket that adds a bit of sass to your outfit is making a comeback in a big way, it's going to be a key piece for your A/W wardrobe.

With Autumn just around the corner the Matalan Red Puffa Jacket is the perfect trans-seasonal addition to your coat collection, it's light-weight yet super snug & cosy for those chillier days. It's practical yet on trend with it being a statement Red colour which is set to be the shade of the season. I have to mention how warm this coat has kept me, I'm always as cold as a block of ice so I was pleasantly surprised to discover just how toasty I was whilst wearing this. It's made me even more excited for the cooler months now, I can't wait to wrap up in my new Winter coat!

I've styled the Jacket in a casual way as that's my usual vibe, I love the contrast the from the black & white Gingham top paired with my go-to High Waisted Skinny Jeans. The Puffa gives the outfit a much needed pop of colour, it creates a bit of 'wow' to the overall look & I've definitely become a convert to statement coats after styling this outfit. It's the perfect jacket to go with a laid back look but I also wore it with a little dress & boots too when I was feeling a bit more adventurous, so there are plenty of ways you can wear this hero piece.  

My favourite thing about this coat? The amount of compliments I've received! This girl has been rocking it & found a new confidence since doing so. It's amazing how trying something that is a little outside of your comfort zone can actually make the world of difference to your confidence. I was a little apprehensive about whether or not the coat would suit me. With it being a more sporty style & seeing the way it had been styled on the model but hey I gave it a go & loved the outcome!

From Friday 25th till Tuesday 29th August, Matalan customer can enjoy exclusive offers in the limited Now or Never Deals. With huge discounts across the latest fashion and home essentials, the whole family can shop for less this autumn. The Red Puffa Jacket is available in the Now or Never deal for only £20, an absolute bargain price for a statement piece of outerwear. Check out browse the other Bank Holiday offers available.

Let me know what you think of the Red Puffa!?

L x

Pug Owner Problems

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I have three squishy little furbabies who take up the majority of my time, whether thats cuddles on the sofa, walkies to the park, trips to the vets or feeding time at the zoo, my life revolves around them but I wouldn't have it any other way!

June Goals

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How are already half way into 2017!? Setting out aims at the beginning of the month is something I really enjoy doing, whether I stick to them is another story but at least I try!

01. Blog Consistently. This is a big one for me as I get so much enjoyment out of blogging but rarely give myself the time to do it.

02. Use my time more wisely. I'm a "tomorrow never comes" kinda girl. I always say oh I'll do that later & do I get round to it? Nope.

03. Create more fashion content. I had a photo sesh with Becca a few weeks back, I waved goodbye to my comfort zone & had a lil pose. Keep your eyes peeled for sassy, stylish shots of me... lol.

04. Continue going to the Gym. I've started working out with my gal pal Carla & I absolutely LOVE it! I actually don't understand why people are so against exercise because the feeling afterwards is so rewarding... trust me & give it a go. My schedule is about to get crazy busy this month (hello six day working week... more on that later!) so I want to ensure I still get those workouts done.

05. Ease myself into my new routine. I start a full time job next week which is going to be a bit of a shock to the system after only having a 20hr contract at my previous job. I'll also be commuting for about an hour each way so my days are about to become super long. I'm scared but excited for the change & need to keep reminding myself that change takes time to adjust to!

What are your goals for June?

L x

A Dinner Party With A Private Chef

I love being a host, having people over to my house for food/drinks/movies/whatever we fancy is one of my favourite things. If you know me you know I'll always choose a night in over a night out. Recently I had the chance to have my very own chef for the evening, perfect for people like me who aren't the greatest at cooking. Whenever I invite people round it often results in us ordering a takeaway due to my fear of being a bad cook! La Belle Assiette is an online private chef service who aim to make hosting a dinner party easier & a lot more enjoyable. They have chefs located all over the country so wherever you are there is a chef ready & waiting to host a dinner party for you! 

Five Happy Thoughts

A positive mind is one aspect of my life I'm really trying to work on, I mean most things are good but I'm quite the Debbie Downer & always put a negative spin on everything. I've definitely made more of a conscious effort to think in a positive way & often correct myself for having such a gloomy outlook on life.

A Skincare Routine With Jurlique

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Jurlique is a skincare brand that have always been on my radar because of their cult product amongst bloggers, the Rosewater Balancing Mist, yet I hadn't really much experience of them myself. Jurlique have recently opened a lovely new counter in the Chester Debenhams store so I was invited along to see it for myself & have a skincare consultation. 

ASOS Spring Picks

It finally feels like Spring has Sprung, with blossom trees blooming & blue skies making an appearance I want to put my thick knits & fleece lined leggings to the back of my wardrobe. I'm obsessing over anything blush pink still, I'm hoping this colour trend is going to continue because I can't get enough of it! I've also recently become a fan of the pleated midi skirt & I want to build up a pretty little collection for the warmer months when I'm not feeling brave enough to have my legs out. Another trend I'm LOVING is gingham, it kinda gives that school Girl Summer dress vibe but I like it & I'm gonna try rock it if I can... and obviously ruffles are huge right now. All I see in shops is ruffles & frills galore, gimme all the ruffle blouses please!

The Blogger Sleepover

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to The Blogger Programme Sleepover with my besties Becca, Jodes & Gee. The sleepover was hosted in the most amazing 3 bedroom suite, Taj 51 Buckinghamgate, I had a real 'pinch me is this real life moment' because it was such a dream to be staying there. Everything about the hotel was perfect, from the beautiful Blossom Tree & water fountain (fun fact - it was gifted by Queen Victoria!) in the grounds, to the most attentive & friendly staff I'd be honoured to stay here again. I was treated like royalty for a weekend. 

The Highlighter Palette You Need In Your Life

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This little beauty has been my go-to highlighter for several months & even during my "blogging break" it was always on my mind to share this palette on here. The Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette is contained within a luxe rose gold compact, making it hard to believe that it retails for under £10. The four shades are all equally as dreamy, with one cream formula, two baked powders & one silky shimmer. 

8 Ways to Get Cosy

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I don't know about you guys but for me there is nothing better than fresh bedding, new pjs & all of the pug cuddles. It's my favourite way to get cosy, add in a candle, a mug of warm tea, a good book & voila you've got a perfect night in. Yeah, I'm a very wild 25 year old!

We spend a huge chunk of our time asleep so I enjoy treating myself to bedtime luxuries like soft new pyjamas & crisp, clean bedding. In fact I'm pretty sure my pyjama pile is greater than my everyday clothing but I'm totally okay with that. I'm a bit obsessed with my latest pair of pjs, the Chelsea Peers Macaroon Pyjama Set* because well, firstly THEY ARE COVERED IN PASTEL MACAROONS = mega Instagram points & secondly they are the comfiest jim jams I've ever worn. I posted a snipped of them on my Birthday Instagram photo & seriously I felt famous for the day, my DM's had never been so busy! You all wanted to know how to get your hands on these super cute pjs & I urge you to all hurry up & head over to MandM Direct because they are on sale for less than £14!!

Lets get cosy...

1. Stating the obvious here seeing as though I've already banged on about it in this post but comfy PJs/loungewear!
2. Pop on some fluffy socks too for extra cosiness.
3. Blankets, blankets & more blankets! Making a blanket den on the sofa & snuggling on down is my favourite hobby.
4. The biggest bubble bath you can imagine. Run a hot bath with a LUSH Bubble bar, throw in a bath bomb for good measures & soak until you're all wrinkled up!
5. HOT CHOCOLATE. I'm a big coffee drinker but you can't beat that taste of delicious melted chocolate, whipped cream & a heap of marshmallows.
6. Light lots of candles.
7. Cuddle up with your bf/gf/friend/pug/a pillow (lol)
8. Wrap up in your warmest jumper & biggest scarf, then adventure out into the fresh air.
(Photography by Becca Rose - thanks girl)

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Let me know your fave ways to get cosy!

L x

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