tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-82172694330758370572016-04-06T21:35:27.131+01:00Pretty, Posh, Oh My Gosh! | Life and Style of a UK Blogging DuoFelicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]Blogger404125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-5187611395105525032016-04-06T21:32:00.000+01:002016-04-06T21:32:06.976+01:00Wedding Wednesday | Planning Your Best Friend's Hen Party<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aBsMx4j1DB0/VwVxes5Oj1I/AAAAAAAAS80/v6NEwrJlPmoLNfgNnOa3G28J4YusTD80Q/s1600/henboxviapinterest.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aBsMx4j1DB0/VwVxes5Oj1I/AAAAAAAAS80/v6NEwrJlPmoLNfgNnOa3G28J4YusTD80Q/s1600/henboxviapinterest.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image - <a href="https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/394065036126577919/">Henbox via Pinterest</a></td></tr></tbody></table>When Flic told me that she was getting married, I squealed. Trapped in the office on a conference call, I was dying to get out and chat, and when we did, I definitely cried a little.<br /><br /><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></div><div>Then Flic asked me to be her bridesmaid, I welled up a lot. Excited at the prospect of dolling up sure, but the honour of being a bridesmaid to someone who doesn't have sisters and therefore had pick of the crop for her bridesmaids was a marvellous feeling. And then, to the job, Mrs. Hen Party Organiser... working in PR, events organisation comes very naturally.&nbsp;</div><div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zc9sv6d2SLc/VwVxpJKykEI/AAAAAAAAS88/GDmOzeiEttcu4Y5huKssYET2ma8XKQKGg/s1600/huffpostviapinterest.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zc9sv6d2SLc/VwVxpJKykEI/AAAAAAAAS88/GDmOzeiEttcu4Y5huKssYET2ma8XKQKGg/s1600/huffpostviapinterest.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image - <a href="https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/394065036126577917/">Huffington Post via Pinterest</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div>Flic was quite keen to be involved in the where and when. I was given a list of the who's and these girlies were promptly added on Facebook and a group was formed to ensure that people had a focal point for direction and info.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>I'm keen to not reveal any of the parts which we are trying to keep a secret from Flic! We have the where and when secured, but the day to day is staying a surprise! Now that I'm into the full planning and organising, it's time to impart wisdom of what I've learned so far...<br /><div></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a78Z2il2cbo/VwVxpFlg87I/AAAAAAAAS9A/ah2J5GSBtUwerZhTmH_fXsLl6p1Y6MtSw/s1600/projectinspiredviapinterest.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a78Z2il2cbo/VwVxpFlg87I/AAAAAAAAS9A/ah2J5GSBtUwerZhTmH_fXsLl6p1Y6MtSw/s1600/projectinspiredviapinterest.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image - <a href="https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/394065036126577920/">Project Inspired via Pinterest</a></td></tr></tbody></table>1. Listen to the Mrs.<br />If your bride is wanting to be involved in the planning, get a gauge on her expectations. Flic has been quite involved in the early stages, which has been really helpful as the hens are from all different parts of her life. I've had a good steer, and Flic actually chose the venue we ended up with. Listening to what she wants is absolutely vital, there's nothing worse that a bride who feels uncomfortable at her hen party.<br /><br />2. Get in there early.<br />A couple of years ago, I was involved in a hen party with a very quick turnaround. Some pulling together and help from the mother-of-the-bride made it a successful one, albeit quite stressful! With Flic, I had almost 8 months notice, and so organising a date and henue was made easier was much easier than it would have been if I'd of left it! Despite that, booking a henue six months in advance still left us with few choices, so the sooner the better!<br /><br />3. Henue first.<br />Get a date or two together and then look for the henue. Air BnB was my best friend, and I drew up a list with Flic which we applied to rent. This was actually the most stressful part of the hen planning experience for me (so far), as we had around 10 rejections because of double booking, only longer lets in summer or being scared of a hen party. Once we had eventually got one booked, it was a massive relief for me!<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJ2B3FoWs54/VwVxo20YokI/AAAAAAAAS84/uJ5x0heVlgIq_g0rAWlzYjY8YOCOwbKXg/s1600/ebayviapinterest.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CJ2B3FoWs54/VwVxo20YokI/AAAAAAAAS84/uJ5x0heVlgIq_g0rAWlzYjY8YOCOwbKXg/s1600/ebayviapinterest.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image - <a href="https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/394065036126577922/">eBay via Pinterest</a></td></tr></tbody></table>4. Set a clear budget expectation.<br />Before I booked, I set a clear budget for the venue which the hens agreed to. Flic didn't want an expensive weekend in the sun, but she did want a little more than some drinks in a bar, so striking the budget balance was important, but very easy- this comes with having close friends in attendance I think! The henue is the bulk of what people will pay for, so finding somewhere good value is key.<br /><br />5. Plan the fun.<br />This is my current stage, I've plotted out a schedule and had it checked by another hen who thinks it'll be a success- yay! My biggest fears were overfeeding people/people being hungry/people being bored/people not having enough downtime- so basically, getting the food/fun balance right! I'm going to trust my instinct on this one... Now to get booking!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Any tips for hen success? Tweet me&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a>&nbsp;and stay tuned for more Wedding Wednesday updates each week!</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Lauren</span></div></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-80846671751141139912016-04-02T18:31:00.002+01:002016-04-06T21:32:46.546+01:00Copenhagen | What We Did<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V_t7oYdmzEQ/Vv_4u7S2Z6I/AAAAAAAAS5U/nDe4OKRNldsSnrNCqeoMe2b_b_ES3_Aig/s1600/IMG_0322.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="nyhavn copenhagen" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V_t7oYdmzEQ/Vv_4u7S2Z6I/AAAAAAAAS5U/nDe4OKRNldsSnrNCqeoMe2b_b_ES3_Aig/s1600/IMG_0322.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Sorry for the break! We've been so busy with work we haven't got round to updating you on life lately. Let's catch up with our latest break away...<br /><br />A tough few months last year left us yearning for a girl's break, cue winter trip to Copenhagen. Flic spotted flights for £21 with hand luggage, a total bargain.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jgThO1hA79g/Vv_8y6XkVeI/AAAAAAAAS6M/0uAhNpIcqrkHrGX8QKEyGGbR0aqkMYUog/s1600/IMG_0327.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jgThO1hA79g/Vv_8y6XkVeI/AAAAAAAAS6M/0uAhNpIcqrkHrGX8QKEyGGbR0aqkMYUog/s1600/IMG_0327.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Copenhagen was utterly beautiful, Danish design is definitely our thing. We agreed that the architecture was quite similar to that of Bruges and Amsterdam, beautiful beaming detail, browns and grey with lots of piping too.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PYjdVwML970/Vv_9ijQE6fI/AAAAAAAAS7A/Jd-0haufXgszYIDytzHOzbuZ-yqL9PeyQ/s1600/IMG_0227.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="lauren pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PYjdVwML970/Vv_9ijQE6fI/AAAAAAAAS7A/Jd-0haufXgszYIDytzHOzbuZ-yqL9PeyQ/s1600/IMG_0227.jpg" title="" /></a></div>February was a freezing time to go, it was blisteringly cold- several layers each and hats, scarves, gloves and boots each day. We had a couple of style shoots to do, one of which involved a sleeveless dress, this involved Flic turning blue and lots of coat-on-coat-off quick shots (the not so glamourous side of style blogging to be sure).<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">SLEEP</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dK_Ajx0RiwE/Vv__iOV7kAI/AAAAAAAAS7M/MwMp64h26p8wB3xVuEvYhwC6Ujln8L5Eg/s1600/IMG_5769.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="accessorize jodie saddle bag" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dK_Ajx0RiwE/Vv__iOV7kAI/AAAAAAAAS7M/MwMp64h26p8wB3xVuEvYhwC6Ujln8L5Eg/s1600/IMG_5769.JPG" title="" /></a></div>After swinging between some of the stunning Air BnB properties around and some gorgeous hotels, we opted to stay in the Avenue Hotel Copenhagen. It cost us around the same for the 3 nights as an Air BnB would have (but incl. breakfast, no brainer), and was utterly beautiful.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b-pCGN7nbSE/VwABpk5fl9I/AAAAAAAAS7g/GdgrrMv_bJAuvQf8yfUcJYTAWCg_ADw6Q/s1600/IMG_5782.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avenue boutique hotel copenhagen" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b-pCGN7nbSE/VwABpk5fl9I/AAAAAAAAS7g/GdgrrMv_bJAuvQf8yfUcJYTAWCg_ADw6Q/s1600/IMG_5782.JPG" title="" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PtnEe2_wErU/VwABtSXy9wI/AAAAAAAAS7k/E-Fxf0N6rc08oTJ3lgb23GHj85FBWG2YQ/s1600/IMG_5809.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avenue boutique hotel copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PtnEe2_wErU/VwABtSXy9wI/AAAAAAAAS7k/E-Fxf0N6rc08oTJ3lgb23GHj85FBWG2YQ/s1600/IMG_5809.JPG" title="" /></a><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WxcUggCmMBg/VwABusGp8gI/AAAAAAAAS7s/f8LN3xzDyLQ81aMmBU0r28vviqh4Ee5PA/s1600/IMG_5848.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="felicity and lauren blogging duo pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WxcUggCmMBg/VwABusGp8gI/AAAAAAAAS7s/f8LN3xzDyLQ81aMmBU0r28vviqh4Ee5PA/s1600/IMG_5848.JPG" title="" /></a></div>Inside it had a grand townhouse-style decor, lots of white painted wood, a wide winding staircase but with a modern feel. The details really won us over on this hotel; beautiful Missoni sheets, Orla Kiely toiletries and magazines in the hallways.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2QnolgMDfzY/VwABtQlhhtI/AAAAAAAAS7o/3i8-gTEzUnwbBZlSicy8Suto2Wfv_MZdg/s1600/IMG_5812.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avenue boutique hotel copenhagen" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2QnolgMDfzY/VwABtQlhhtI/AAAAAAAAS7o/3i8-gTEzUnwbBZlSicy8Suto2Wfv_MZdg/s1600/IMG_5812.JPG" title="" /></a></div>The breakfast was perfect, cute boiled eggs, sourdough to be self toasted, greek yoghurts with honey and bananas/seeds/fruit and continental meats and cheeses. The crowning star of breakfast... a tea bar, where you make your own tea bag for brewing from the stunning selection available, including classic English Breakfast and Earl Grey! A necessity. &nbsp;There was also a lovely green option and a black tea called Ophelia which was a honey toned light tea- yummy!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qMDbMBkdXh8/VwAAydDyDdI/AAAAAAAAS7Y/W5tg66Kcxv8vza9eEfukr5XiSp-2hvGjQ/s1600/FullSizeRender.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avenue boutique hotel copenhagen" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qMDbMBkdXh8/VwAAydDyDdI/AAAAAAAAS7Y/W5tg66Kcxv8vza9eEfukr5XiSp-2hvGjQ/s1600/FullSizeRender.jpg" title="" /></a></div>We would 100% recommend staying here, its on the downtown side of the lakes, but just a 20 minute walk from the hubub of the centre, and about 5 mins from the Forum metro station. We will definitely be leaving a shining Trip Advisor review for this gorgeous place. For more info, you can visit the <a href="http://avenuehotel.dk/#anchor-overview">Avenue Boutique </a>website.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"> DO</span></h3>We've never been ones to queue and pay to go into exhibitions and such like on fleeting breaks to Europe. Instead, we like to explore on foot, take lots of pictures and dive in and out of cafes and ice cream shops.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-In8Ux3EijVY/Vv_9QhZMj-I/AAAAAAAAS6c/X-yP9Ik6ohoK-TD1mFy_Iu21WI70R1qCA/s1600/IMG_0284.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the lakes copenhagen" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-In8Ux3EijVY/Vv_9QhZMj-I/AAAAAAAAS6c/X-yP9Ik6ohoK-TD1mFy_Iu21WI70R1qCA/s1600/IMG_0284.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--Tj2cdPbDkE/Vv_9Q3R3U3I/AAAAAAAAS6g/XBEAA0nhP58qsfRkcMdrwu8id-fXKd7eg/s1600/IMG_0291.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the lakes copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--Tj2cdPbDkE/Vv_9Q3R3U3I/AAAAAAAAS6g/XBEAA0nhP58qsfRkcMdrwu8id-fXKd7eg/s1600/IMG_0291.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Luckily, Copenhagen was incredibly photogenic and there was plenty of cake and coffee on offer (Copenhagen food post coming soon). We explored trendy Frederiksburg, walked the miles of the five lakes, and took the obligatory snaps in the colourful harbour, Nyhavn.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i17I64J3K34/Vv_9B3zi_cI/AAAAAAAAS6Y/DnhzqNMEtuk67aHDYQ9bjQqIDdhrkvhiw/s1600/IMG_0318.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="nyhavn copenhagen" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i17I64J3K34/Vv_9B3zi_cI/AAAAAAAAS6Y/DnhzqNMEtuk67aHDYQ9bjQqIDdhrkvhiw/s1600/IMG_0318.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mzeVu_pPtzE/Vv_9BlFGLzI/AAAAAAAAS6U/P6lX3GSxfeoRWm9hKLAYyaj1UTt_x7_5Q/s1600/IMG_0321.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="nyhavn copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mzeVu_pPtzE/Vv_9BlFGLzI/AAAAAAAAS6U/P6lX3GSxfeoRWm9hKLAYyaj1UTt_x7_5Q/s1600/IMG_0321.jpg" title="" /></a></div>We also stopped at the gorgeous Rosenborg castle to take in the fairytale scene, which was utterly stunning. We also did plenty of shopping- Copenhagen had lots to offer in the way of amazing bits and bobs to buy, we needed more luggage...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s7EoI9nrBn8/Vv_83YFarlI/AAAAAAAAS6Q/QLd3z7v7698i46t7Eo05UJlrIsm11WcFA/s1600/IMG_0304.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Rosenborg castle copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s7EoI9nrBn8/Vv_83YFarlI/AAAAAAAAS6Q/QLd3z7v7698i46t7Eo05UJlrIsm11WcFA/s1600/IMG_0304.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Do grab a map and go roaming, and if you get lost, Danish people are the loveliest ever. We had a handful stop and ask us if we were lost, or needed help- so refreshing to busy-heads-down London!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NNOPK_GaqnM/Vv_9-FSoxvI/AAAAAAAAS64/pysbpFC0Z0ov35PKppP1utSiq2A0ukcJA/s1600/IMG_0331.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="post box copenhagen" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NNOPK_GaqnM/Vv_9-FSoxvI/AAAAAAAAS64/pysbpFC0Z0ov35PKppP1utSiq2A0ukcJA/s1600/IMG_0331.jpg" title="" /></a></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"> SEE</span></h3>There were bicycles absolutely <i>everywhere </i>- they are definitely the way to travel in Copenhagen! After the initial shock of having to remember cycle lanes on every street and leaping out the way of oncoming traffic, we found ourselves coveting a couple of two-wheelers ourselves. A mint green and blush pink set of bicycles for us, please! Or maybe a bicycle made for two...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JVB9LFGg8zA/Vv_5zytPy9I/AAAAAAAAS5c/glGxyAem0oEZqpnsFfUY5JSqP8PICNO7w/s1600/IMG_0225.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bicycle copenhagen" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JVB9LFGg8zA/Vv_5zytPy9I/AAAAAAAAS5c/glGxyAem0oEZqpnsFfUY5JSqP8PICNO7w/s1600/IMG_0225.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7lSMtDgEGuY/Vv_7BvZMzkI/AAAAAAAAS5s/J1Snf5p4QXsx0oK1B9FcVouUdkEfo0btw/s1600/IMG_0341.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bicycle copenhagen" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7lSMtDgEGuY/Vv_7BvZMzkI/AAAAAAAAS5s/J1Snf5p4QXsx0oK1B9FcVouUdkEfo0btw/s1600/IMG_0341.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zPkxK6GXc_M/Vv_92V5uKkI/AAAAAAAAS60/nQGJyOYV42czwtcUhpMyq2P_EQ6h6sY3Q/s1600/IMG_0332.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bicycle copenhagen" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zPkxK6GXc_M/Vv_92V5uKkI/AAAAAAAAS60/nQGJyOYV42czwtcUhpMyq2P_EQ6h6sY3Q/s1600/IMG_0332.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;">The light was beautiful on our final evening, so we took a fair few snaps of the golden hour. Copenhagen is very cool-toned everywhere - lots of greys, blues, washed out greens and browns - but this bathed everything in a glowing warm light. A bit like the heart of the city really; the people were the friendliest and most accommodating we've ever met.<br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KKwPDrzKqTY/Vv_79jMuA5I/AAAAAAAAS58/oJmL-QEe1soZ3gY59aUzE-V7CrmAHXQEA/s1600/IMG_0342.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="copenhagen golden light" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KKwPDrzKqTY/Vv_79jMuA5I/AAAAAAAAS58/oJmL-QEe1soZ3gY59aUzE-V7CrmAHXQEA/s1600/IMG_0342.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6UCtTGEBc3A/Vv_78yQqn7I/AAAAAAAAS54/CsL-0VfXBT42CXNvKP9p1AlEgl-Jw_NFg/s1600/IMG_0346.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="copenhagen magic hour" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6UCtTGEBc3A/Vv_78yQqn7I/AAAAAAAAS54/CsL-0VfXBT42CXNvKP9p1AlEgl-Jw_NFg/s1600/IMG_0346.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vdwNeRrBmTI/Vv_79uXwzNI/AAAAAAAAS6A/DTnFioeRbrA7ugm8V_WhyA4wlsCo2z72g/s1600/IMG_0349.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="copenhagen golden hour" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vdwNeRrBmTI/Vv_79uXwzNI/AAAAAAAAS6A/DTnFioeRbrA7ugm8V_WhyA4wlsCo2z72g/s1600/IMG_0349.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WIQSijggd9k/Vv_9o72Oc9I/AAAAAAAAS6s/BkzNIshkJhAfeqlWBjAf-9dyiI0JQWqZw/s1600/IMG_0298.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="lauren pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WIQSijggd9k/Vv_9o72Oc9I/AAAAAAAAS6s/BkzNIshkJhAfeqlWBjAf-9dyiI0JQWqZw/s1600/IMG_0298.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Where should we visit next? Tweet us your tips and latest trips&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a>!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-51090161911192716022016-03-16T00:02:00.000+00:002016-04-06T21:35:27.286+01:00Wedding Wednesday | 9 Pairs of Wedding Shoes That Don't SuckIt's our first Wedding Wednesday post as a duo!<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;; font-size: large;">👯</span>&nbsp;Yep, if you haven't been on these pages before (or for a while), then cast your eye over our engagement stories to catch up (here's mine - <a href="http://www.prettyposhohmygosh.com/2016/01/my-very-first-wedding-wednesday-and-im.html">Felicity</a> - back in December and <a href="http://www.prettyposhohmygosh.com/2016/02/wedding-wednesday-second-proposal.html">Lauren's</a> last month).<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">💍</span></span><br /><br />The subject of our current whatsapp communication (this is the longest conversation in the known world and we have 3607 images sent between us and counting - most of these lol-worthy screenshots) is wedding shoes. Determined not to look like gypsies or Grannies (most bridal shoes fall into this category<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;; font-size: large;">😒</span>) we set out on a mission to find three lots of flat, mid heel and high heel wedding shoes in the original PPOMG styling (that's low, middle and high end spend in case you wondered). The common theme? &nbsp;None of these shoes suck. Not one pair. Here are our picks!<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;">FLAT</h3><div><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jane+Norman+Gold+Flat+Point+Diamante+Shoe/236793049,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=ShopStyle-_-Shoes+%26+Boots-_-Shoes-_-Gold+Flat+Point+Diamante+Shoe&amp;_$ja=tsid%3a45090%7ckw%3aShopStyle+UK%7ccgn%3a79682&amp;awinDCS=3100_1458075911_4c7eb1a2570c569192cb27ecdfe965f7%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c1905116658&amp;awc=3100_1458075911_4c7eb1a2570c569192cb27ecdfe965f7&amp;cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&amp;istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&amp;istItemId=imrqpqmx&amp;istBid=t">JANE NORMAN</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/dune-bijouxx-patent-leather-court-shoes_942-10105-0084503940063059/?previewAttribute=Nude-patent">DUNE</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prettyballerinas.co.uk/women.html#url=/ella-72.html">PRETTY BALLERINAS</a></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ekifMJw9ZJ0/VuiSj7STihI/AAAAAAAAS4g/BUJ1dYi6KYYQKy3W5U1RDmt1g837k_-rw/s1600/flats.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ekifMJw9ZJ0/VuiSj7STihI/AAAAAAAAS4g/BUJ1dYi6KYYQKy3W5U1RDmt1g837k_-rw/s1600/flats.jpg" /></a></div><h3 style="text-align: center;">MID HEEL</h3><div><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-SAY-IT-AINT-SO-Bow-Pointed-Heels/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6315755&amp;cid=4172&amp;Rf989=5020&amp;Rf-200=11,5,12,20&amp;sh=0&amp;pge=0&amp;pgesize=204&amp;sort=-1&amp;clr=Whitelace&amp;totalstyles=46&amp;gridsize=3">ASOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26114621">CLARKS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/646367/valentino/tan-go-patent-leather-pumps">VALENTINO</a></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sQJPQkeVJeI/VuiQYqa2M0I/AAAAAAAAS4M/zCwsMebpanQPamB614lZWqs94rvjTEiWg/s1600/mid.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sQJPQkeVJeI/VuiQYqa2M0I/AAAAAAAAS4M/zCwsMebpanQPamB614lZWqs94rvjTEiWg/s1600/mid.jpg" /></a></div></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">HIGH HEEL</h3><div><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dune+Cliopatra+studded+t-bar+court+shoes/235591868,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=ShopStyle-_-Shoes+%26+Boots-_-Shoes-_-Cliopatra+studded+t-bar+court+shoes&amp;_$ja=tsid%3a45090%7ckw%3aShopStyle+UK%7ccgn%3a79682&amp;awinDCS=3100_1458075073_9df3fce689e4611fc522cdb5774036b5%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c1905101915&amp;awc=3100_1458075073_9df3fce689e4611fc522cdb5774036b5&amp;cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&amp;istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&amp;istItemId=imrqpqmx&amp;istBid=t">DUNE</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Footwear/ICHLIBI-Statement-bow-court-shoes-Cream/p/128142-97-CREAM">TED BAKER</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/January-Leather-Courts/p/SCJANUARYNAPPACreamCream">L.K.BENNETT</a></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrEiFGIav9A/VuiQfHvDT8I/AAAAAAAAS4Q/yBHZ1NhVNdAKl6_Cw9-JIJAqd5ywx0Wdg/s1600/high.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrEiFGIav9A/VuiQfHvDT8I/AAAAAAAAS4Q/yBHZ1NhVNdAKl6_Cw9-JIJAqd5ywx0Wdg/s1600/high.jpg" /></a></div>So what do you think of our choices? All the heart eyes for the Valentino<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">😍</span></span>&nbsp;from Lauren, whilst I can hardly believe that first sparkly scalloped pair are Jane Norman<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">😱</span></span>&nbsp;(anyone else not even realise Jane Norman still existed)?!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br />Any fellow brides out there? Do you have your shoes yet, or are you still browsing? Any recently married readers have any hot tips? Tweet us&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a>!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-76254730257918863432016-03-12T07:00:00.000+00:002016-03-12T19:09:48.252+00:00The Weekend Edit<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GCkz6tq27mw/VuHQBRhDTeI/AAAAAAAAS34/g5WCsUJBieo/s1600/blackberry-thyme-cocktail_2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GCkz6tq27mw/VuHQBRhDTeI/AAAAAAAAS34/g5WCsUJBieo/s1600/blackberry-thyme-cocktail_2.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Blackberry &amp; Thyme Cocktail<br /><a href="http://www.jacquelynclark.com/2015/02/05/valentines-day-cocktail/">Image Credit - Jacyln Clark</a></td></tr></tbody></table><br />I honestly cannot believe it is March&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;">🙈&nbsp;</span>where has the time gone? I haven't done a classic weekend edit for ages (but I've read and loved so many things this month already) so I wanted to share my favourites. Grab a cup of tea and a few minutes for yo'self girl.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;">I'm making my own A4 calendar to pin to my noticeboard - <a href="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4d/2d/6b/4d2d6bf123175a33802e0cc18eda149c.jpg">feel free to download March</a>.</h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://theeverygirl.com/5-fashion-blogger-style-tricks-you-can-steal-right-now">5 fashion blogger tips you can steal right now</a></h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><a href="http://sheerluxe.com/2016/03/07/10-tips-healthy-relationship">10 tips for a healthy relationship</a></h3></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">If I wasn't getting married, I would <a href="http://www.katespade.co.uk/uk/camera-crossbody/invt/pxru6311">buy this bag</a>.<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">😍</span></span></h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">Ok so February is over, but there's always time for cocktail hour. <a href="http://www.jacquelynclark.com/2015/02/05/valentines-day-cocktail/">The Love Potion cocktail.</a>&nbsp;Just wow.<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">🍸</span></span></h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">On that note, how have I only just found Jaclyn Clark? #GIRLBOSS. She has <a href="http://www.jacquelynclark.com/category/series/desktop-wallpaper/">pretty desktops</a> for all y'all.&nbsp;</h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><h3>These <a href="http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/hm-life/culture/at-home/salty-tahini-chocolate-cookies.html">salty tahini chocolate cookies</a>, I mean my oh my.</h3></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><a href="http://www.matalan.co.uk/homeware/dining/mugs/s2617209/floral-alphabet-letter-mug-10cm">Anthropologie alphabet mug dupe alert </a>(and yes I bought one).</h3></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.asos.com/women/discover/occasionwear/?CTARef=shop|wedding|bride">ASOS launched BRIDAL</a> and I love it. Should I get <a href="http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5954068&amp;CTAref=Saved+Items+Page">this one</a> just to see what it would look like?&nbsp;</h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.mascarawarrior.com/2014/12/how-to-cheer-self-up-self-care-methods.html">50 ways to cheer yourself up when you're feeling lousy.&nbsp;</a></h3><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">//</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><br /></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><a href="http://getemoji.com/">Can you tell I'm loving emojis right now?</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;">😏</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;">😂</span></span>I had no idea you could put them in blog posts until now. Prepare yourself.<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;segoe ui emoji&quot;;"><span style="font-size: large;">🙆🏽</span></span></h3></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Hope you've all had a fabulous week!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity</span></div><br /><br /><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; 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opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-9498383132243429772016-03-10T07:00:00.000+00:002016-04-06T21:33:26.288+01:00The Jodie Saddle Bag <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NGnfuIiiXZU/VuCjuIGNj0I/AAAAAAAAS2s/LMG9lQcHGdo/s1600/IMG_6215.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NGnfuIiiXZU/VuCjuIGNj0I/AAAAAAAAS2s/LMG9lQcHGdo/s1600/IMG_6215.JPG" /></a></div>Anyone else always struggle when it comes to a weekend break handbag? Never enough space for Lauren's usual kitchen-sink tote, and the need for something comfy, practical and secure often leaves few stylish choices...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ToJFA3EfcR0/VuCiIvValUI/AAAAAAAAS2g/H3K_jChGbqY/s1600/IMG_6219.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ToJFA3EfcR0/VuCiIvValUI/AAAAAAAAS2g/H3K_jChGbqY/s1600/IMG_6219.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K3s0M3MqLsw/VuCj-es-kWI/AAAAAAAAS3M/ssa9tChjQhg/s1600/IMG_6214.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K3s0M3MqLsw/VuCj-es-kWI/AAAAAAAAS3M/ssa9tChjQhg/s1600/IMG_6214.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYpGOJMnu9Q/VuCj_CC0MbI/AAAAAAAAS3U/JvgecvZXXyg/s1600/IMG_6217.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYpGOJMnu9Q/VuCj_CC0MbI/AAAAAAAAS3U/JvgecvZXXyg/s1600/IMG_6217.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kE6_L9f1fr0/VuCj_Q2MLqI/AAAAAAAAS3c/QyXpiBife24/s1600/IMG_6218.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kE6_L9f1fr0/VuCj_Q2MLqI/AAAAAAAAS3c/QyXpiBife24/s1600/IMG_6218.JPG" /></a></div>Enter Accessorize, we were spoilt for choice with some gorgeous options for the weekend we spent in Copenhagen. We finally settled on one bag in two gorgeous colour ways- the <a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/searches#/search/jodie" rel="nofollow">Jodie Saddlebag</a>. A perfect size for popping in your passports, currency and sunnies. We chose black and camel (the latter had a suede fold over) and the style has a beautiful buckle and inside zipped section to keep it secure. The Jodie is a great dupe for the Chloé Drew bag too, an ongoing lust item on the blogging scene! The quality of the bag is stunning and it's roomy and durable, making it a great day tripper bag!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eD8z7ACOvyM/VuCj8ifsDtI/AAAAAAAAS2w/jjVTZYvPh60/s1600/IMG_6191.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eD8z7ACOvyM/VuCj8ifsDtI/AAAAAAAAS2w/jjVTZYvPh60/s1600/IMG_6191.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2pt2m96YGoA/VuCj9iMDtSI/AAAAAAAAS3E/6ALh9KXPCD0/s1600/IMG_6212.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2pt2m96YGoA/VuCj9iMDtSI/AAAAAAAAS3E/6ALh9KXPCD0/s1600/IMG_6212.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8Xltqc-T-c/VuCj-Ds1KII/AAAAAAAAS3I/vGIxGgBg-jg/s1600/IMG_6213.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8Xltqc-T-c/VuCj-Ds1KII/AAAAAAAAS3I/vGIxGgBg-jg/s1600/IMG_6213.JPG" /></a></div>We styled up one bag in the two colour ways with two amazing <a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/searches#/search/pom%20pom%20charm">pom pom</a>&nbsp;bag charms&nbsp;from the Accessorize collection. They have practically every colour going, so you are sure to find the perfect fluffy partner for your bag! We clipped them on for an adorable touch which changed the bag completely and complimented our Monsoon dresses to a T - blue folk paisley silk and Missoni-esque knitted zigzags were the order of the day .<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R7tByOYHn5s/VuCj86zSJnI/AAAAAAAAS24/jdfMhukrbJU/s1600/IMG_6190.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R7tByOYHn5s/VuCj86zSJnI/AAAAAAAAS24/jdfMhukrbJU/s1600/IMG_6190.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7ErsvjV-tgM/VuCj8zaaZ9I/AAAAAAAAS20/YiERXtunCow/s1600/IMG_6209.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7ErsvjV-tgM/VuCj8zaaZ9I/AAAAAAAAS20/YiERXtunCow/s1600/IMG_6209.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QY751VI3ir0/VuCj9XxFmhI/AAAAAAAAS28/n64YQ7rIqvs/s1600/IMG_6210.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QY751VI3ir0/VuCj9XxFmhI/AAAAAAAAS28/n64YQ7rIqvs/s1600/IMG_6210.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QdlcQnUgS-w/VuCj_744lFI/AAAAAAAAS3k/nsrfjLNIrCo/s1600/IMG_6220.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QdlcQnUgS-w/VuCj_744lFI/AAAAAAAAS3k/nsrfjLNIrCo/s1600/IMG_6220.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gJvY8RtMrZg/VuCj9kbFUOI/AAAAAAAAS3A/CiIVNls3SBs/s1600/IMG_6211.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gJvY8RtMrZg/VuCj9kbFUOI/AAAAAAAAS3A/CiIVNls3SBs/s1600/IMG_6211.JPG" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Felicity: <a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/searches#/search/jodie">Jodie Saddle Bag in Black c/o Accessorize</a> |&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_1.7/9901130400">Faux Fur Pom Pom Bag Charm in Mink c/o Accessorize</a>&nbsp;| Selina Zig Zag Dress c/o Monsoon- sold out, <a href="http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_1,mon_1.2/9505826110">similar Monsoon dress here</a>&nbsp;| Jewelled pumps, Boden</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Lauren: <a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/searches#/search/jodie">Jodie Saddle Bag in Camel c/o Accesorize</a> | <a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_1.7/9901130400">Faux Fur Pom Pom Bag Charm in Navy c/o Accessorize</a> | <a href="http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_1,mon_1.2/9519710308">Nancy Silk Tunic Dress c/o Monsoon</a>&nbsp;| Orla Kiely by Clarks boots</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">We'd love to hear your thoughts on our Copenhagen style!<br />Did you catch <a href="http://www.prettyposhohmygosh.com/2016/03/clarks-x-v-and-a.html">our other style post from the Scandi city</a>?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span></div><a href="" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-20549830221327627082016-03-06T22:04:00.000+00:002016-04-06T21:33:32.626+01:00Hello March | Our Spring WishlistBoy oh boy has March rolled around quick! With two engagements, a trip to Copenhagen in the midst and a gaggle of wedding plans springing forth (more on that in next week's Wedding Wednesday!), we've been busy bees. Spring is a great time to blow off the cobwebs - I (Felicity) have already consigned around 75% of my wardrobe (no joke) to eBay in favour of finding pieces that make me happier. &nbsp;Over the winter I've accumulated a lot of neutrals, and whilst they're handy there is <i>way </i>too much beige and grey in there which just makes me feel a bit too... meh. Time to switch it up! I'm thinking pink and yellow and white, and yes I am <i>already</i> thinking about Summer (Rio inspired, a little carnival, some folk embroidery, brighter hues). It's all going on. Until then, here's what we're both loving for Spring...!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kVQFWpCLqY0/VtiySaFqlSI/AAAAAAAAS2A/wex-4_8yIKQ/s1600/F.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kVQFWpCLqY0/VtiySaFqlSI/AAAAAAAAS2A/wex-4_8yIKQ/s1600/F.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><h3 style="text-align: center;">Felicity</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.katespade.co.uk/uk/glass-water-bottle/invt/165834">Kate Spade Water Bottle</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-skirts/a-line-full/wg671/womens-violet-skirt">Boden Violet Skirt</a> | <a href="http://uk.loccitane.com/orange-blossom-orchid-edt,83,1,36067,543529.htm#s=57054">L'Occitane Neroli &amp; Orchidee</a> | <a href="http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-speechless-pointed-heels/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5829151&amp;clr=Marigold&amp;SearchQuery=speechless&amp;pgesize=2&amp;pge=0&amp;totalstyles=2&amp;gridsize=3&amp;gridrow=1&amp;gridcolumn=1">ASOS Speechless Heels</a> | <a href="http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0348547001.html">H&amp;M Hanging Frame</a> | <a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/Sophie-Hulme-mini-Wilson-backpack-item-11352115.aspx?gclid=COi75qnBpcsCFVRsGwodNMEJPg&amp;storeid=9728&amp;ef_id=VtizQQAAAZ7SHU7U:20160303215721:s">Sophie Hulme Mini Backpack</a> | <a href="http://postcardshome.co.uk/search?page=2&amp;q=safomasi&amp;type=product">Safomasi Cushions</a> | <a href="http://www.frenchconnection.com/product/71FCQ/Geo+Flora+Cotton+Shirt+Dress.htm?search_keywords=white%20dress">French Connection White Dress</a> | <a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Style-Large-Digit-Auto-Flip-Clock-Bedside-Clock-Desk-Clock-Wall-Clock-New-/252291347200?var=&amp;hash=item3abdbc7300:m:ms9EXfUNmPG05zWIRgMjEgw">Retro Flip Clock</a> | <a href="http://www.cathkidston.com/cath-kidston/blossom-bunch-a5-hard-backed-notebook-1017250">Cath Kidston Notebook</a></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sHxHAQjnA5w/VtixG9yzZ2I/AAAAAAAAS10/uBMaGvX-sJo/s1600/L.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sHxHAQjnA5w/VtixG9yzZ2I/AAAAAAAAS10/uBMaGvX-sJo/s1600/L.png" /></a>Lauren</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_11,mon_11.1/9520200812">Monsoon Delilah Stripe Dress</a> | <a href="http://www.whistles.com/women/clothing/tops/florance-bow-detail-blouse-22288.html?dwvar_florance-bow-detail-blouse-22288_color=Ivory">Whistles White Blouse</a> | <a href="http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26117647">Clarks Nubuck Nude Shoes</a> | <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/216755086/wedding-planner-guide-journal-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_1">My Little Wedding Book </a>| <a href="http://www.jomalone.co.uk/product/3555/40332/Fragrances/Limited-Editions/Wild-Strawberry-Parsley">Jo Malone Strawberry and Parsley Cologne</a> | <a href="http://www.svpjewellery.com/shop/dyed-ruby-bonbon-ring-2/">SVP Ruby Ring</a> | <a href="http://www.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Linen-Crop-Trouser/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6259591&amp;cid=2623&amp;sh=0&amp;pge=0&amp;pgesize=50&amp;sort=-1&amp;clr=Mint&amp;totalstyles=594&amp;gridsize=3&amp;un_jtt_v_frompage=0">ASOS Mint Trousers </a>| <a href="http://www.next.co.uk/x572290s3#100120">Next Bee PJs</a> | <a href="http://www.boots.com/en/Estee-Lauder-Double-Wear-Stay-in-Place-Makeup-SPF-10-30ml_1702894/">Esteé Lauder Doublewear Foundation</a> | <a href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/abstract-print-tote-bag/p/p22446608?prevPage=plp">Sports Bag</a></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">What's on your Spring wishlist?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D2054983022132762708%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dposts%3BpostNum%3D0%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-kVQFWpCLqY0%2FVtiySaFqlSI%2FAAAAAAAAS2A%2Fwex-4_8yIKQ%2Fs1600%2FF.png&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 180px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D2054983022132762708%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dposts%3BpostNum%3D0%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-kVQFWpCLqY0%2FVtiySaFqlSI%2FAAAAAAAAS2A%2Fwex-4_8yIKQ%2Fs1600%2FF.png&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; 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background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 180px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-49993655038247305192016-03-01T21:34:00.002+00:002016-03-02T20:30:00.411+00:00Clarks X V and A<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9aA97hc2m0/VtYDXbKNG_I/AAAAAAAASzw/fWIkiNBfcaw/s1600/IMG_0132.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9aA97hc2m0/VtYDXbKNG_I/AAAAAAAASzw/fWIkiNBfcaw/s1600/IMG_0132.jpg" title="" /></a></div>We've a long history of loving the fantastic collaborations from Clarks. Every Orla Kiely X Clarks launch has featured here and so we were a little devastated that last season's collection was the final one.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N8EiPJCBm1I/VtYKZlamKNI/AAAAAAAAS1k/_Qpm0MWT2Cc/s1600/IMG_0136.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="clarks v and a swixties sling shoes " border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N8EiPJCBm1I/VtYKZlamKNI/AAAAAAAAS1k/_Qpm0MWT2Cc/s1600/IMG_0136.jpg" title="" /></a></div>However, the new collaboration has taken it to a whole new level for our style... After adoring the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition at the V&amp;A museum last year (which was sponsored by Clarks) we were delighted to learn that the pair would be teaming up for the next Clarks collab collection.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zM2E3a-eWw/VtYDa0oHBkI/AAAAAAAASz0/6ea6ecFT7MQ/s1600/clarksvanda1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="pretty posh oh my gosh style" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zM2E3a-eWw/VtYDa0oHBkI/AAAAAAAASz0/6ea6ecFT7MQ/s1600/clarksvanda1.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVAWEFx22lQ/VtYJ_71crMI/AAAAAAAAS04/fiTwkP3j1lc/s1600/IMG_0130.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVAWEFx22lQ/VtYJ_71crMI/AAAAAAAAS04/fiTwkP3j1lc/s1600/IMG_0130.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>All sixties style shoes in perfect shades of mono or prints with impeccable detailing and the incredible Clarks quality and comfort, this collaboration is trend led perfection at its finest. We opted for the printed Swixties Faye and the pearly Swixties Sling and took them to Copenhagen for a little Scandi style.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QmiXm0HuI6I/VtYJmDYMxnI/AAAAAAAAS0o/wG3MAhzSGrU/s1600/IMG_0112.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="lauren pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QmiXm0HuI6I/VtYJmDYMxnI/AAAAAAAAS0o/wG3MAhzSGrU/s1600/IMG_0112.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ8jR2CSYWI/VtYKSZBkvhI/AAAAAAAAS1M/Tb1SNpsYDL4/s1600/IMG_0134.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ8jR2CSYWI/VtYKSZBkvhI/AAAAAAAAS1M/Tb1SNpsYDL4/s1600/IMG_0134.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Whilst these shoes are about as classically British as it gets, we stumbled upon some seriously stunning architecture in the area where our hotel was whilst looking for dinner late on our first night. Even in the streetlights, we could tell how perfect it was for the ClarksxV&amp;A shoot we had planned for the next day. <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MF_BGMly3D4/VtYJLCqO_hI/AAAAAAAAS0U/VI7_zzrrN48/s1600/IMG_0168.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="little black dress and clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MF_BGMly3D4/VtYJLCqO_hI/AAAAAAAAS0U/VI7_zzrrN48/s1600/IMG_0168.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ep3fHur6iWY/VtYJLHt9jbI/AAAAAAAAS0Q/u7Ux_CphP0g/s1600/IMG_0174.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="little black dress and clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ep3fHur6iWY/VtYJLHt9jbI/AAAAAAAAS0Q/u7Ux_CphP0g/s1600/IMG_0174.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9igCL30IFpc/VtYJK38E0KI/AAAAAAAAS0M/8gO43s0Xdvw/s1600/IMG_0179.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="little black dress and clarks v and a swixties faye shoes " border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9igCL30IFpc/VtYJK38E0KI/AAAAAAAAS0M/8gO43s0Xdvw/s1600/IMG_0179.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dnQcom8VrDU/VtYJBGZB92I/AAAAAAAAS0s/L1tUUYHbL48/s1600/IMG_0120.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="lauren pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dnQcom8VrDU/VtYJBGZB92I/AAAAAAAAS0s/L1tUUYHbL48/s1600/IMG_0120.jpg" title="" /></a></div>10am the next day. -1 degrees Celsius. We both adore these pictures because the location was even more perfect that we could have hoped for (we LOVE Copenhagen architecture!) but boy was it chilly! We stepped out in our monochrome sixties styling, perfect to complement this collaboration and one fantastic era to sum up our everyday style- we both had many outfit choices we could have styled up with!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zk-Md3fO2gc/VtYJvEyQzXI/AAAAAAAAS1Q/_daY_tsnK2g/s1600/IMG_0149.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="felicity pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zk-Md3fO2gc/VtYJvEyQzXI/AAAAAAAAS1Q/_daY_tsnK2g/s1600/IMG_0149.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4H2aLeorwfc/VtYKHVWE0GI/AAAAAAAAS1A/tD67suOgGf8/s1600/IMG_0150.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="felicity pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4H2aLeorwfc/VtYKHVWE0GI/AAAAAAAAS1A/tD67suOgGf8/s1600/IMG_0150.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7SfIjR-Aizk/VtYKHfWA-wI/AAAAAAAAS08/HgG4M6krYto/s1600/IMG_0151.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="felicity pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7SfIjR-Aizk/VtYKHfWA-wI/AAAAAAAAS08/HgG4M6krYto/s1600/IMG_0151.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oAaEzdjfd98/VtYJVvdU9QI/AAAAAAAAS0c/4PJ3cKRsjQc/s1600/IMG_6060.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="asos black and white dress and clarks v and a swixties sling shoes " border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oAaEzdjfd98/VtYJVvdU9QI/AAAAAAAAS0c/4PJ3cKRsjQc/s1600/IMG_6060.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RhLbsnLQkvA/VtYJVW-_HQI/AAAAAAAAS1E/ap6QIxrDo-4/s1600/IMG_6062.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="asos black and white dress and clarks v and a swixties sling shoes " border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RhLbsnLQkvA/VtYJVW-_HQI/AAAAAAAAS1E/ap6QIxrDo-4/s1600/IMG_6062.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NLugJ7P2fQ/VtYJWtABajI/AAAAAAAAS1E/ZiXQcDc5HDI/s1600/IMG_6061.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="asos black and white dress" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NLugJ7P2fQ/VtYJWtABajI/AAAAAAAAS1E/ZiXQcDc5HDI/s1600/IMG_6061.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XSJyZ99buaU/VtYIvauqpmI/AAAAAAAAS0Y/m8FnoRXKduM/s1600/IMG_6059.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="asos black and white dress and clarks v and a swixties sling shoes " border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XSJyZ99buaU/VtYIvauqpmI/AAAAAAAAS0Y/m8FnoRXKduM/s1600/IMG_6059.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yno_bKEvjJ4/VtYKnQ41R_I/AAAAAAAAS1c/tRl_F9daRmc/s1600/IMG_0138.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="clarks v and a swixties sling shoes " border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yno_bKEvjJ4/VtYKnQ41R_I/AAAAAAAAS1c/tRl_F9daRmc/s1600/IMG_0138.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Lauren: <a href="http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26116066" rel="nofollow">Swixties Faye shoe</a> c/o Clarks | Dress, Marks &amp; Spencer | Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Felicity: <a href="http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26116067" rel="nofollow">Swixties Sling shoe</a> c/o Clarks | Dress, <a href="http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-candy-stripe-pencil-with-bow-back/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4846423&amp;clr=Blackcream&amp;SearchQuery=stripe+bow+dress&amp;pgesize=3&amp;pge=0&amp;totalstyles=3&amp;gridsize=3&amp;gridrow=1&amp;gridcolumn=3">ASOS</a> | Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">What do you think of the new collection? Any favourite styles? We are pretty smitten with ours, so drop us a comment below or tweet us <a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-70739438319934989742016-02-24T23:55:00.000+00:002016-03-01T21:58:43.667+00:00Wedding Wednesday | The Second Proposal<div>So for those catching up, there has been a second engagement over in PPOMG HQ! Excitingly after 7 and a half years, I (Lauren) am also now engaged!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DOvXKxy7ag/Vs5CPtEsokI/AAAAAAAASzQ/NnmK2lGbnPU/s1600/IMG_5550-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DOvXKxy7ag/Vs5CPtEsokI/AAAAAAAASzQ/NnmK2lGbnPU/s1600/IMG_5550-1.JPG" /></a></div>Thank you for all of the beautiful messages of congratulations so far, I'm utterly overwhelmed and still getting used to being a wife-to-be!</div><div><br /></div><div><h3>FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY</h3></div><div>Was a day off from work and, with plans to spend Valentine's Weekend at the boyfriend's family home, we decided to steal a day for ourselves and watch movies.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0A6hdFx5PzI/Vs5Cy6lJ8fI/AAAAAAAASzc/FMtMcrQGd_w/s1600/FullSizeRender-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0A6hdFx5PzI/Vs5Cy6lJ8fI/AAAAAAAASzc/FMtMcrQGd_w/s1600/FullSizeRender-1.jpg" /></a></div>Keeping the details fairly private and something which I'll forever treasure, Friday 12th February was the best day of my life. With a London proposal at 8am in Aquashard, and then a surprise weekend in Disneyland Paris, in the same hotel in which we spent our first ever holiday together 7 years ago.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AMjGY_PUWnA/Vs5A9wPDOqI/AAAAAAAASy8/MNyQi2Mgkzw/s1600/IMG_5564.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AMjGY_PUWnA/Vs5A9wPDOqI/AAAAAAAASy8/MNyQi2Mgkzw/s1600/IMG_5564.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-D6c1mx15uFo/Vs5Ck-I34zI/AAAAAAAASzU/sUy641SxpOo/s1600/IMG_5563-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-D6c1mx15uFo/Vs5Ck-I34zI/AAAAAAAASzU/sUy641SxpOo/s1600/IMG_5563-1.JPG" /></a></div>It was utter perfection, incredibly thoughtful and made me realise just how well my beau knows me!<br /><br /></div><div><h3>THE RING</h3></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cyGaPXK05mw/Vs5CtYwwzSI/AAAAAAAASzY/Y9nIIb8ze8U/s1600/IMG_5708-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cyGaPXK05mw/Vs5CtYwwzSI/AAAAAAAASzY/Y9nIIb8ze8U/s1600/IMG_5708-1.JPG" /></a></div>Is a gorgeous, feminine beauty which he designed himself. It's quite elvish and fairytale-like without being casual, which is just me all over! &nbsp;Again, made me realise just how well he knows me! I'm still getting used to wearing a ring on <i>that </i>finger, I've always been incredibly superstitious and so it's a first for me!</div><div><br /></div><div><h3>WHAT NEXT...?</h3></div><div>Well, we aren't planning a 2016 wedding. A house is in view on the horizon, and we want our roots settled before the wedding bells get polished, but that isn't stopping me from pinning like crazy (I'm newish to Pinterest, so enjoying the novelty).<br /><br />My sister, Mumma and besties are super excited too with lots of shared boards and ideas going on. I'm also doing my usual research and reading so that when I get stuck in, I have all of the tools and know how I (hopefully) need!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_X441ATZDFw/Vs5BGMYDBiI/AAAAAAAASzA/3ygpIFppr-M/s1600/IMG_5645.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_X441ATZDFw/Vs5BGMYDBiI/AAAAAAAASzA/3ygpIFppr-M/s1600/IMG_5645.JPG" /></a></div><br />We are blissfully enjoying this early engagement period, being excited with all of our family and friends, and drinking champagne like there's no tomorrow (there is nothing to complain about in that sentence is there...!?)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>I'm also super excited to be enjoying my own engagement along with that of my best friend, lots of girls would consider that their worst nightmare, but for us, there isn't anything better than being excited about something like this at the same time... poor husbands-to-be.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">With two proposals within two months, expect plenty of bridal talk on this blog! We are also reading all of the bride material possible, so links and tips below please!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Lauren</span></div></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-34186224878582120992016-02-18T12:00:00.000+00:002016-02-18T12:00:09.606+00:00I look at fashion with some distance. I look at fashion with some distance. You need a sense of humor, a sense of distance &amp; interest in a lot of other things.<br /><br />- Garance DoréFelicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-50824064548698852752016-02-14T07:30:00.000+00:002016-03-01T22:00:48.927+00:00The Weekend Edit | Bloggers We Adore<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QkvEPolKw_k/Vr0VF5nt9GI/AAAAAAAASx8/gecLtgx6Dms/s1600/IMG_5482.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QkvEPolKw_k/Vr0VF5nt9GI/AAAAAAAASx8/gecLtgx6Dms/s640/IMG_5482.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>In the spirit of Galentines, Valentines and all things love-themed today, we're celebrating the bloggers we love - these are blogs we read every week (and we think they have something fresh, awesome and just plain gorgeous to offer the massive FBL-blogging community). Get ready to hit that follow button.<br /><br /><h3>#LIFE&amp;STYLE // <a href="http://www.bumpkinbetty.com/">BUMPKIN BETTY</a>&nbsp;</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.instagram.com/bumpkinbetty"><img alt="bumpkin betty blog" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I7fFYAbaoYM/Vr3icrJQTSI/AAAAAAAASys/vjcPCBXjReA/s1600/bb.png" title="" /></a></div>Bumpkin Betty is our no.1 to go to for <a href="http://bumpkinbetty.com/wedding-wednesdays-my-little-black-book-of-weddings-and-an-announcement/">wedding inspo</a>! Jaclyn's approach to her wedding was something we definitely want to replicate when the time comes, and for day-to-day we love her happy-go-lucky style and <a href="http://bumpkinbetty.com/two-delicious-holiday-cocktail-recipes/">occasional foodie posts</a>! Her honeymoon looked amazing too - go stalk&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/bumpkinbetty/">@bumpkinbetty</a><br /><br /><h3>#LIFE&amp;STYLE // <a href="http://www.ledbylucy.com/">LED BY LUCY</a></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ledbylucy/"><img alt="led by lucy blog" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xR2PzBoiFvU/Vr0d0o6J2gI/AAAAAAAASyM/E8UIJuG6XpA/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-02-11%2Bat%2B23.44.27.png" title="" /></a></div>Lucy is a newer discovery for us, but we love her modern-vintage-handmade colourful aesthetic (and she gives us major hair envy). Her blog is a <a href="http://www.ledbylucy.com/fashion-and-beauty/ibiza-in-a-clamshell/">happy place</a>, so if you like all things bright, girly and beautiful, then head on over. You can also find her&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ledbylucy/">@ledbylucy</a>.<br /><br /><h3>#LIFE&amp;STYLE // <a href="http://www.theelginavenue.com/">THE ELGIN AVENUE</a></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/monicabeatrice/"><img alt="the elgin avenue blog" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-i_pRbJ-VcJI/Vr0d-2Au9vI/AAAAAAAASyQ/plNXPQ4YRr4/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-02-11%2Bat%2B23.44.32.png" title="" /></a></div>Monica's blog just gets better and better - after her rebrand in the New Year, we can't stop reading her inspiring lifestyle posts and trawling her <a href="http://www.instagram.com/monicabeatrice">perfectly pastel instagram</a>. We love the positive message she's putting out and <a href="http://www.theelginavenue.com/about">what she stands for</a>. One to watch!<br /><br /><h3>#FASHION // <a href="http://www.thesilksneaker.com/">THE SILK SNEAKER</a></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/thesilksneaker/"><img alt="the silk sneaker blog" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ibaSuA16lng/Vr0eHzOlv9I/AAAAAAAASyU/KYfBmOGnFn4/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-02-11%2Bat%2B23.44.49.png" title="" /></a></div>We predict this girl is going to be <i>huge </i>this year - her outfits are on point each and every day, and we've been following her since the beginning. Her aesthetic is different to the norm, and boy does she stand out. Expect print done chic, <a href="http://www.thesilksneaker.com/stripes-outfit/">sharp dressing</a> and so much inspiration. Check out her IG&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/thesilksneaker">@thesilksneaker</a><br /><br /><h3>#FASHION // <a href="http://www.thegirlnamedlove.com/">THE GIRL NAMED LOVE</a></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/loveimbro/"><img alt="the girl named love blog" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K3JGZ7_JWC4/Vr0ePBFENRI/AAAAAAAASyY/PWbNHq99mVE/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-02-11%2Bat%2B23.45.33.png" title="" /></a></div>We've loved Love since <i>forever. </i>Shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Fashion Blogger Award this year (robbed in our opinion!), she's the sweetest girl you'll ever meet and a bonafide expert in <a href="http://www.thegirlnamedlove.com/2015/12/look-khaki-green-video-knit-lace-fur.html#more">high-low dressing.</a> A creative extraordinaire, she blogs, jobs and works on <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/videoclothing?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar">Video Clothing</a> too. Go follow!&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/loveimbro/">@loveimbro</a><br /><br /><h3>#LIFE&amp;STYLE // <a href="http://www.ciderwithrosie.com/">CIDER WITH ROSIE</a></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ciderwithrosie/"><img alt="cider with rosie blog" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Wyl1hpmJBFs/Vr0eV5epviI/AAAAAAAASyc/9v-uc18DzLA/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-02-11%2Bat%2B23.45.48.png" title="" /></a></div>Cider with Rosie is our Sunday place - as fellow countryside lovers, there's nothing better than a cup of Earl Grey and the latest from Rosie. Not only is her <a href="http://www.ciderwithrosie.com/2016/01/a-frosty-walk-the-january-blues/">photography stunning</a>, but she's also got a baby puppy new to the brood! Follow for a slice of true English country life and style&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ciderwithrosieblog/">@ciderwithrosie</a><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Who are the bloggers you know and love? Spread the word and tweet us&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a>!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Fsrc%3Dsidebar&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-QkvEPolKw_k%2FVr0VF5nt9GI%2FAAAAAAAASx8%2FgecLtgx6Dms%2Fs1600%2FIMG_5482.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 18px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Fsrc%3Dsidebar&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-QkvEPolKw_k%2FVr0VF5nt9GI%2FAAAAAAAASx8%2FgecLtgx6Dms%2Fs1600%2FIMG_5482.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; 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background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 18px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-29192635547794951852016-02-11T23:57:00.001+00:002016-03-09T22:35:31.076+00:00Breton StripesThere's nothing we love more than a bit of dressing down on the weekend- especially in the winter. The classic breton has long been a wardrobe staple, but it is safe to say that in recent years, it really has seen an upgrade in style status.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YBZY890TkhI/Vr0TKixggjI/AAAAAAAASxg/UXo89d50nrg/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden breton pink and blue" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YBZY890TkhI/Vr0TKixggjI/AAAAAAAASxg/UXo89d50nrg/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-11.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Traditionally associated with France, gone are the berets and baguettes, a whole new array of hues are here to brighten your breton.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uW4xqudzVfM/Vr0RdW45R7I/AAAAAAAASw8/VIlpmvQED94/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="boden breton" border="0" height="366" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uW4xqudzVfM/Vr0RdW45R7I/AAAAAAAASw8/VIlpmvQED94/s640/PPOMG%2BBRETON-1.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div><a name='more'></a>For us, the quality of Boden's bretons are second to none. They are soft, wash well and the colours don't fade. They are also thick enough to hang well without feeling like a jumper! We teamed our blue and pink bretons with simple jeans and simple accessories- perfect for a weekend out and about.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ccL_XNmxPmg/Vr0Sj7EXAtI/AAAAAAAASxU/qgYYbuqxozw/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="colourful breton" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ccL_XNmxPmg/Vr0Sj7EXAtI/AAAAAAAASxU/qgYYbuqxozw/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-9.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e3z-PLtnjJo/Vr0Rd7g7vfI/AAAAAAAASxE/vp4jmrG5_is/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bretons for summer" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e3z-PLtnjJo/Vr0Rd7g7vfI/AAAAAAAASxE/vp4jmrG5_is/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-6.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BOs9nvQMlr4/Vr0Sfk1kAbI/AAAAAAAASxQ/dP1WzC6SzUg/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BOs9nvQMlr4/Vr0Sfk1kAbI/AAAAAAAASxQ/dP1WzC6SzUg/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-8.jpg" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OLtnJZTAkug/Vr0T1I6s_XI/AAAAAAAASxs/_DnnY3CgI6E/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="pretty posh oh my gosh blogging duo" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OLtnJZTAkug/Vr0T1I6s_XI/AAAAAAAASxs/_DnnY3CgI6E/s1600/PPOMG%2BBRETON-14.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Both: Pink and Blue Breton tops c/o&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-tops-t-shirts/long-sleeved-tops/wl792/womens-long-sleeve-breton">Boden</a>&nbsp;</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Final answer, the STUNNING location for these pictures was the beautiful Chalcot Square in London #housegoals we know!&nbsp;</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Which shade breton would you pick to brighten your weekend?<br />Drop us a comment below, or tweet us&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/PrettyPoshOMG">@prettyposhomg</a>.</div><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">All photography c/o the very talented&nbsp;<a href="http://martynlphotography.wix.com/home">Martyn Leung</a>&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: start;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">© 2016</span></span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-31610662303614284632016-02-08T06:00:00.000+00:002016-02-13T22:07:43.386+00:00Amara Valentines Gifts for Him<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>We almost always stick to gifts for the girls come Valentines Day, but this year we're turning the spotlight to our long suffering other halves. Both of us are in long term relationships (6 and 7 years, respectively) so it's safe to say we know our boyfriends inside out. We each picked two gifts from Amara that come under £20 (bonus!) and suit our fellas down to the ground. Here's what we went for...<br /><br />Felicity:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amara.com/products/mens-luggage-tag" rel="nofollow">Ted Baker Men's Luggage Tag</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amara.com/products/tie-clip-best-day-ever" rel="nofollow">Men's Society Tie Clip</a>&nbsp;both c/o Amara<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vw5VltKdVLA/Vrd44FdNTmI/AAAAAAAASwg/pIRFySyhnrw/s1600/tieclip.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="mens society tie clip" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vw5VltKdVLA/Vrd44FdNTmI/AAAAAAAASwg/pIRFySyhnrw/s1600/tieclip.jpg" title="" /></a></div>The Men's Society tie clip will be a nice addition when we get married in December. I chose the 'Best Day Ever' clip, which of course I hope it will be...! It's beautifully made and classy, and I liked the subtlety of the message underneath (sweet without being a one time wear, as so many wedding pieces are...)!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I2SN1Vnlynk/Vrd3yw1hH-I/AAAAAAAASwU/6qOp_9kcDfg/s1600/tbluggagetag.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="ted baker well travelled luggage tag" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I2SN1Vnlynk/Vrd3yw1hH-I/AAAAAAAASwU/6qOp_9kcDfg/s1600/tbluggagetag.jpg" title="" /></a></div>I treated my <strike>boyfriend</strike> fiancé to a Ted Baker suitcase for Christmas, so a luggage tag was a great addition. We've got big travel plans for the future, so I wanted something that was stylish and useful but had meaning too. It helps that pretty much <i>everything </i>from Ted Baker is absolutely gorgeous...<br /><br />Lauren: <a href="https://www.amara.com/products/the-new-covent-garden-alarm-clock-overcoat-grey-17x11-7x55cm" rel="nofollow">Newgate Alarm Covent Garden Alarm Clock in Overcoat Grey</a>&nbsp;| <a href="https://www.amara.com/products/leather-ear-pod-pouch-black" rel="nofollow">Undercover Leather Ear Pouch</a>&nbsp;both c/o Amara<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nLfWDe_7fck/Vrd6QZ9yiKI/AAAAAAAASwo/HMp78SqK5qg/s1600/PicMonkey%2BCollage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="newgate alarm clock grey" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nLfWDe_7fck/Vrd6QZ9yiKI/AAAAAAAASwo/HMp78SqK5qg/s1600/PicMonkey%2BCollage.jpg" title="" /></a></div>With house purchase plans well underway, I'm already picking up bits and bobs for our future house. We are lucky enough to have a lovely London flat as it is, but this stunning grey alarm clock is the perfect bedside table accessory, I love the modern vintage feel of this too- just the aesthetic we are looking to create through our decor!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4DNSG9K5IYE/Vrd6zRnQF1I/AAAAAAAASws/KpaLVdGgVuc/s1600/PicMonkey.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="undercover leather pouch" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4DNSG9K5IYE/Vrd6zRnQF1I/AAAAAAAASws/KpaLVdGgVuc/s1600/PicMonkey.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Chris is a massive audiophile and he is always looking for somewhere to stash his headphones when we are travelling. These will be perfect for holidays and trips back to our parents houses - as well as the day to day when we start a longer commute with a new house. This leather pouch will last and last, keeping his sacred music makers safe!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">What are you buying your other half for V day? Are you going all out or avoiding it altogether?&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-23437131988132293652016-02-07T15:58:00.001+00:002016-02-18T17:46:49.659+00:00The Weekend Edit | A V Day WishlistV day is fast approaching, so we put together a themed wishlist you may just want to steal yourself and send a few hints...! <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XRuWhWxabHU/VrEYALjpBQI/AAAAAAAASvY/2Tgy5Bs7XOg/s1600/vday.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XRuWhWxabHU/VrEYALjpBQI/AAAAAAAASvY/2Tgy5Bs7XOg/s640/vday.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Lauren's Picks, 1-5: <a href="http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26117343">Clarks Swixties Faye Nude Pink Patent Shoes</a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.co.uk/uk/ella-lane-trista/invt/pwru4506?color=flo%20geranium/delphinium">Kate Spade Ella Lane Trista Purse</a> | <a href="http://www.cathkidston.com/tops--and--blouses/scattered-spot-crepe-blouse-1016266">Cath Kidston Scattered Spot Crepe Blouse</a> | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/uk/en/product/7580497400001.jsp#/">Anthropologie Sweetie Pie Pencils</a>&nbsp;| <a href="https://www.oliverbonas.com/homeware/ob-candle-1138#selection=size:Large;scent:Pomelo">Oliver Bonas Indian Pomelo Candle</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;">We spied our favourite shoe brand collaborating with the V&amp;A at the Clarks SS16 press day, and we couldn't wait for the drop. These gorgeous little block heel pumps are perfect for cute dates and weekends away. The collection will be coming in more detail very soon, so keep an eye out!</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">It's no secret that I adore Kate Spade and it's about time for a new purse. This Ella Lane Trista style from Kate Spade is absolutely gorgeous. In a retro pink pop colour, it's beauuuuutiful and I'd love to unwrap one...&nbsp;<i>(cough cough)</i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Perfect for a Spring weekend break, the cutesy spot blouse from Cath Kidston will look perfect with jeans and pumps, or under a pinafore dress. The ideal item for a dash of adorable!</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">A couple of beautiful home accessories never go amiss either, and these adorable pencils with little mantras from Anthropologie would help me achieve some serious desk goals. Perfect for all of the hen party planning which is currently underway! Also perfect for my desk quest is this Indian Pomelo candle. OB candles always look so pretty, and this scent is to die for.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: center;">Felicity's Picks, 6-10: <a href="http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0340929001.html">H&amp;M 'Let's Stay in Bed' Pillowcase</a> | <a href="https://www.kingandmcgaw.com/prints/anonymous/a-new-kind-of-love-1963-432586#432586::frame:880240_glass:770000_media:1_mount:108001_mount-width:50_size:400,343">King &amp; McGaw 'A New Kind of Love' Print'</a> | <a href="http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5703784&amp;CTAref=Saved+Items+Page">Skinnydip 'Zap' Luggage Tag</a> | <a href="https://www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0215-N1A9-044H020&amp;productvarid=0215-N1A9-044H020-CRIMSON-RED-37&amp;refpage=promotions/sale-highlights/shoes-boots">Hobbs Red Poppy Shoes</a> | <a href="http://uk.spacenk.com/en_GB/rosaviola-scented-candle/MUK200016670.html">Diptyque Rosaviola Candle</a><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;">This pillowcase is so cute - I'd add a 5th pillow in the centre of a double bed (yes, I am one of the seemingly strange people who sleeps with two pillows instead of one). Perfect for weekending.<br /><br />I actually own this print, but it still counts! I think it's gorgeous, and I'm down for any kind of black and white photography. We worked with King &amp; McGaw last year, and their prints and frames are stunning. Go look!<br /><br />A Skinny-dip London luggage tag has been on my list for <i>ages </i>- you may remember the rocket ship on my Christmas wishlist. I actually, for the fab price of £4, went ahead and got this with my most recent ASOS haul. Looking forward to that one Mr Postman...<br /><br />These Hobbs shoes. All the heart eyes. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I think I may just be adding these to basket too. No judgement please. They're adorable and I won't hear a word against them.<br /><br />Finally, the Diptyque Rosaviola candle - because it's Valentines wrapped up, and will for sure smell like the heavens opened, as all Diptyque candles too. Sheer perfection.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Any V day wish items caught your eye?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D2371336166161872918%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dallposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dallposts%3BpostNum%3D1%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-XRuWhWxabHU%2FVrEYALjpBQI%2FAAAAAAAASvY%2F2Tgy5Bs7XOg%2Fs640%2Fvday.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 18px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D2371336166161872918%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dallposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dallposts%3BpostNum%3D1%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-XRuWhWxabHU%2FVrEYALjpBQI%2FAAAAAAAASvY%2F2Tgy5Bs7XOg%2Fs640%2Fvday.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; 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background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 54px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-31538407812968694122016-02-06T15:24:00.002+00:002016-02-12T00:07:29.278+00:00Gossard Lingerie for Valentine's<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Pt_pgzOLxwU/VrYPoiy2pjI/AAAAAAAASvo/W7AknNfV_vY/s1600/IMG_6423.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Pt_pgzOLxwU/VrYPoiy2pjI/AAAAAAAASvo/W7AknNfV_vY/s1600/IMG_6423.JPG" /></a></div>Admittedly we aren't HUGE Valentine's people, but one thing we do get excited about is the gorgeous underwear which becomes available, finally giving us a chance to show off our post-Xmas diet work.<br /><br />No lingerie brand excites us more than Gossard, who redesign classics, and launch gorgeous new pieces every season tempting us to fill our drawers with stunning sets. As always, the quality is utter perfection and the attention to detail on Gossard pieces is to be admired, it's quite possible (and okay...) to fall in love with their lingerie. A couple of sets have particularly caught our eye this February, and of course, they have to be red...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pvKDsHXv33Y/VrYPvoqtTvI/AAAAAAAASvs/lFnyL7OffH8/s1600/IMG_6429.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><a name='more'></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pvKDsHXv33Y/VrYPvoqtTvI/AAAAAAAASvs/lFnyL7OffH8/s1600/IMG_6429.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pvKDsHXv33Y/VrYPvoqtTvI/AAAAAAAASvs/lFnyL7OffH8/s1600/IMG_6429.JPG" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2JTi74IvLks/VrYPv2B8X0I/AAAAAAAASvw/XYXbD_U1fkg/s1600/IMG_6434.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2JTi74IvLks/VrYPv2B8X0I/AAAAAAAASvw/XYXbD_U1fkg/s1600/IMG_6434.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2JTi74IvLks/VrYPv2B8X0I/AAAAAAAASvw/XYXbD_U1fkg/s1600/IMG_6434.JPG" /></a><br />Gypsy is a gorgeous lace set, available in Black and Caramel as well as the stunning Rouge. We adore the pattern on the lace, and how soft it is (meaning that sexy can also be comfortable). The stunning bow detail and the signature Gossard G make this set as glamourous as can be.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IgRPWNtwW4M/VrYP8ywv0xI/AAAAAAAASv8/PtZCkczNTn4/s1600/IMG_6415.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IgRPWNtwW4M/VrYP8ywv0xI/AAAAAAAASv8/PtZCkczNTn4/s1600/IMG_6415.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a><br /><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IgRPWNtwW4M/VrYP8ywv0xI/AAAAAAAASv8/PtZCkczNTn4/s1600/IMG_6415.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IgRPWNtwW4M/VrYP8ywv0xI/AAAAAAAASv8/PtZCkczNTn4/s1600/IMG_6415.JPG" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pDU5nWgf0Uc/VrYP9CdUruI/AAAAAAAASv4/GY6FBejdqc8/s1600/IMG_6413.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pDU5nWgf0Uc/VrYP9CdUruI/AAAAAAAASv4/GY6FBejdqc8/s1600/IMG_6413.JPG" /></a></div>Amour VIP is the perfect set for luxury fun style. In two tones of red with lace details and incredible bow finishes, we adore how flirty and cute the set looks.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w3Y5YXs0DDg/VrYP83uIukI/AAAAAAAASv0/QwparG1S084/s1600/IMG_6422.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w3Y5YXs0DDg/VrYP83uIukI/AAAAAAAASv0/QwparG1S084/s1600/IMG_6422.JPG" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Lingerie c/o Gossard:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gossard.com/collections/Lingerie/Gypsy">Gypsy Non Padded Bra and Thong in Rouge</a> | <a href="http://www.gossard.com/collections/Lingerie/Amour-VIP">Amour VIP Non Padded Balconette, Brazilian and Suspender in Red</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-90738763937269098562016-02-03T08:00:00.000+00:002016-03-01T22:00:54.410+00:00Wedding Wednesday | Let's Talk Budget<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tINUgXlDS7g/Vq_a_idNn_I/AAAAAAAASu4/OGUM3kWMx60/s1600/image1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="lace pearl wedding dress" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tINUgXlDS7g/Vq_a_idNn_I/AAAAAAAASu4/OGUM3kWMx60/s1600/image1.JPG" title="" /></a></div>Let's be un-British, and let's talk money. Hear's the thing - I was never going to be the girl to drop it on&nbsp;<u>one day</u>&nbsp;(I love weddings as much as the next girl, but&nbsp;<i>come on</i>). The most common number I hear bandied about is £20k, and I can categorically assure you that I will not be spending that on my wedding. In fact, I'll do my level best to make sure I don't come higher than half of that. I just don't think it's necessary, and more to the point, I don't have that kind of cash to splash.<br /><br />Think of it this way - if you won the lottery, not the jackpot but, say, £20k, would you turn around to your other half and say "Bloody hell, wouldn't it be a fantastic idea to blow this on one day?"<br /><br />I didn't think so.<br /><br />The way I see it, the following things make it the best day of your life.<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;">#1 ALL YOUR FAVOURITE PEOPLE ARE IN THE SAME ROOM&nbsp;</h3><div style="text-align: center;">There are two life events that tends to occur, and you tend to be present for one, so enjoy it!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3>#2 YOU GET TO BE SOPPY ABOUT YOUR NO.1 FAVOURITE PERSON</h3><div style="text-align: center;">And no one can say anything about it.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;">#3 YOU GET TO ACT LIKE A TOTAL DIVA</h3><div style="text-align: center;">And no one can say anything about it.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">You basically get to be Beyoncé for the day.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;">#4 DITTO WEARING AN AMAZING DRESS</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Am I hitting on to a theme yet? Because no one can say anything about it.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">It's my wedding and I'll tulle if I want to.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;">#5 CAKE, DRINKING AND DANCING</h3><div style="text-align: center;">All in exorbitant amounts. What's not to love?</div><br />So chin chin, here's to being a 'budget' bride (and <a href="http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/features/jo-elvin-blog/jo-elvin-talks-wedding-anniversary">rocking that tag</a> and&nbsp;<u>proving</u>&nbsp;you don't need to spend big bucks). Pass the champagne - or shall I say prossecco? It's all bubbles to me...<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-isE3kHVtpuw/VrEQJg4GPMI/AAAAAAAASvI/yIkyUdLEmJk/s1600/ww.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-isE3kHVtpuw/VrEQJg4GPMI/AAAAAAAASvI/yIkyUdLEmJk/s1600/ww.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5845365&amp;CTAref=Saved+Items+Page">'Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After' Passport Cover</a> // <a href="http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6175389&amp;CTAref=Saved+Items+Page">'Don't Get Cold Feet' Socks</a> // <a href="http://www.katespade.co.uk/uk/take-the-cake-ring-dish/invt/854760">'With This Ring' Dish </a>// <a href="http://www.asos.com/wildfox/wildfox-valentines-keepers-eye-mask/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6010796&amp;clr=Black&amp;SearchQuery=eye+mask&amp;pgesize=8&amp;pge=0&amp;totalstyles=8&amp;gridsize=3&amp;gridrow=1&amp;gridcolumn=1">'Keeper' Eye Mask&nbsp;</a>// <a href="http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0343402001.html">Mr</a> and <a href="http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0343402002.html">Mrs</a> Guest Towels</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Before I go, a little wedding wishlist with a couple of awesome purse-friendly pieces (and a couple not-so, because, y'know, for fun).</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity</span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-52432147903154818752016-01-31T18:58:00.001+00:002016-03-01T21:43:12.634+00:00The Weekend Edit | Blogging as a Duo<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://i63.tinypic.com/2i1gh2c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i63.tinypic.com/2i1gh2c.jpg" /></a></div><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#1 COMMUNICATE</span></span></h3>We hear a lot of "Don't you disagree a lot?", which is absolutely not the case. We've been friends long enough now to know that if one of us has a strong instinct about something, it's usually right! We whatsapp every day (yep, every day) although blog talk can be anything from 10% to 100% depending on what we have on. Communication is absolutely paramount to making sure we're both on board with events, collaborations, timelines and updates to the schedule. It's also a fundamental part of doing anything as a team - you boost each other, and that comes through talking through ideas and getting a buzz from each other's creativity.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#2 FIND A COMBINED STYLE&nbsp;</span></span></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">(but don't be afraid to let it grow!)</span></h3>We'll have been blogging 4 years by mid February, and that's a long time to keep the same style. Our blog has evolved with us - it went from fashion, to fashion-beauty-lifestlye, to more on personal style, and now it's more of a life and style mix. We felt it was natural from early to mid 20s, as you are less influenced by media and get more into your own style - and have some amazing life experiences to chat about, too. We always come back to the same question: what is our combined style? What do we stand for as a duo? Right now, it's what's colourful, bright and cheerful, yet chic and classic. We inspire each other, and no doubt it'll change as we grow, but that keeps it exciting!<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#3 PLAY TO YOUR SKILLS</span></span></h3>Our blog certainly benefits from having two of us with two different skill sets. Felicity is much more at ease with design, photography and all things aesthetically pleasing, whilst Lauren is the PR girl and much more comfortable chatting at events, and organising the partnerships and collaborations on the blog. We both studied English, so writing comes naturally, luckily! When blogging as a duo, being able to identify each others strengths is really important- and it also helps to balance the workload. As well as different skill sets, our different personalities help- playing off each others characters allows goals to be met and decisions to be made.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#4 GIVE AND TAKE</span></h3>Supporting each other is vital. If you haven't got each other's back, then it probably won't work out. We always refer to the blog as 'ours' and posts are joint responsibilities. If one person is busy at work or away on holiday, knowing that you can trust the other person to support you is essential. We've both been through great times and not-so-great times, and sometimes told each other to take a step back and take a break. For us, that time away is vital - it allows you to refresh, and gives you more energy when you come back to it.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#5 FRIENDS FIRST, BLOG SECOND</span></span></h3>If you're great mates already, we'd suggest this one every time. It's grown to be a mantra to us - whenever we're having off days about it, or flagging on creativity, or even if we - rarely, but sometimes, yes - disagree, it comes back to this. We're best friends first, and the blog comes second to that friendship. If it doesn't work for us as friends and co-creators, it's not happening. And once it stops being fun? That's when we'll say goodbye to it - because this blog right here is a 'we', not an 'I'. Teamwork makes the dream work, after all.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Would you blog as a duo? If you do (shout out to the best friend blogging teams!), what are your top tips?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span></div><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8217269433075837057" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-13125239962365240072016-01-30T09:00:00.000+00:002016-02-01T21:49:16.310+00:00January Kitchen BeautyAs January is the poorest month of the year, and we are all making resolutions anew (how are those going by the way...?), we thought it best to hero thriftiness and healthiness in our beauty post this month.<br /><br />Looking at products you have in the store cupboard at home, and making them into beautiful, natural home grooming products, just try not to eat them... yum!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w9WwpkVn10A/Vq_SH_XG9kI/AAAAAAAASug/cUsLjhPmocQ/s1600/IMG_6726.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="natural kitchen beauty products on a budget" border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w9WwpkVn10A/Vq_SH_XG9kI/AAAAAAAASug/cUsLjhPmocQ/s1600/IMG_6726.jpg" title="" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;">Avocado</span><br />As a super rich and nutritious fruit, its no surprise that avocados offer a plethora of beauti-fying qualities. I love to use avocados as a natural hair mask and conditioner, which helps to relieve a dry scalp and frizzy hair in the winter months. Simply mash an avocado and apply to your scalp and lengths after shampooing. This is a great way to use up avocados which have gone a little too far in their ripeness when there is no call for guacamole. Leave for ten minutes (I usually refresh-clean the bathroom or read a book in this time) to let the amino acids and proteins work their healing magic. Be sure to wash out thoroughly.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y0y7TmlFJA8/Vq_SSq-25LI/AAAAAAAASuo/7jD_E8v4Als/s1600/IMG_6731.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avocado hair mask" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y0y7TmlFJA8/Vq_SSq-25LI/AAAAAAAASuo/7jD_E8v4Als/s1600/IMG_6731.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9R0GSRMo8v0/Vq_IPwLS4-I/AAAAAAAAETg/Zz_VgAOhv4w/s1600/IMG_6733.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="avocado hair mask" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9R0GSRMo8v0/Vq_IPwLS4-I/AAAAAAAAETg/Zz_VgAOhv4w/s1600/IMG_6733.JPG" title="" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;">Rock Salt</span><br />With its incredible antioxidant qualities, good old salt is also a great way to exfoliate your skin. In recent news, exfoliators with non bio-degradable microbeads have come under fire, so why not try to make your own exfoliator at home? Mixing coconut oil or honey with rock salt will give you all of the goodness, whilst being kind to the environment as the salt is biodegradable. Use it before applying tanning products to ensure an even skin complexion.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZhnhJEKTv0/Vq_IubCyAeI/AAAAAAAAEUI/3lyaZQcN8Gw/s1600/IMG_6723.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="rock salt for beauty" border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZhnhJEKTv0/Vq_IubCyAeI/AAAAAAAAEUI/3lyaZQcN8Gw/s1600/IMG_6723.JPG" title="" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;">Honey</span><br />Manuka honey helps you to heal from the inside as well as giving you an outer glow. Proven to help with digestion by easing inflammation and bloating, this natural sweetener is the perfect ingredient to top your porridge with this winter. It is also fabulous for your skin and helps to boost energy.<br />Marie Claire have also come up with a fabulous moisturising and exfoliating<a href="http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547196/manuka-honey-benefits.html"> manuka face mask recipe</a>- yummy! We love <a href="http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries/steens-raw-10-manuka-honey-340g?langId=44&amp;storeId=10151&amp;krypto=8BL09DA1HnMlHtmRiztpQy7L1LJeVNIDlBp01BvFKW5yEBBiOBRuwSlqDVy67Z4qkQxLSFD7kmxd%0AWHi%2FbKjbez%2Bq1x4QReSnSJdVJn3JlcSqXAKw0JUiBDV4km5PRNCY&amp;ddkey=http:gb/groceries/steens-raw-10-manuka-honey-340g">Steens Raw 10+ Manuka Honey</a>*&nbsp;which used a cold press extraction process to ensure that all of the goodness stays in! The quality is second to none, all the way from New Zealand!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7E_vfjieN14/Vq_I3-2w_AI/AAAAAAAAEUU/Mk2rtj-XXdg/s1600/IMG_6720.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="steens manuka honey" border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7E_vfjieN14/Vq_I3-2w_AI/AAAAAAAAEUU/Mk2rtj-XXdg/s1600/IMG_6720.JPG" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HnWYiZOiN9E/Vq_I3soLz6I/AAAAAAAAEUQ/KPpjxkXbalg/s1600/IMG_6718.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="steens manuka honey" border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HnWYiZOiN9E/Vq_I3soLz6I/AAAAAAAAEUQ/KPpjxkXbalg/s1600/IMG_6718.JPG" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6m3HRUhaA1k/Vq_I-QN0anI/AAAAAAAAEUg/XXCr9cHy8_E/s1600/IMG_6722.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="vita coco organic coconut oil" border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6m3HRUhaA1k/Vq_I-QN0anI/AAAAAAAAEUg/XXCr9cHy8_E/s1600/IMG_6722.JPG" title="" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;">Coconut Oil</span><br />The food trend of 2015 also provides a huge array of beauty uses, and the better question is what can’t it be used for. Perfect for softening cuticles, a great natural lip balm and the perfect way to get by until you need more shaving cream, coconut oil’s incredible moisturising qualities make it the most incredible multipurpose product ever.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--rJwgRRJqls/Vq_JFjmEBLI/AAAAAAAAEUs/6_6ZcOaFhIU/s1600/IMG_6716.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--rJwgRRJqls/Vq_JFjmEBLI/AAAAAAAAEUs/6_6ZcOaFhIU/s1600/IMG_6716.JPG" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o0Y8RD3kSqg/Vq_JFnuk6eI/AAAAAAAAEUo/3BiFcVMAs9k/s1600/IMG_6724.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="vita coco organic coconut oil" border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o0Y8RD3kSqg/Vq_JFnuk6eI/AAAAAAAAEUo/3BiFcVMAs9k/s1600/IMG_6724.JPG" title="" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;">Bicarbonate of Soda</span><br />Natures whitening product, brush with bicarbonate of soda to get your pearly whites super bright. People are in debate about the effectiveness of this, but I think it really depends on how naturally white your teeth are anyway. People spend hundreds of pounds on whitening treatments, so it's worth giving it a go for less than £2? You can also add one teaspoon to a glass of water for a budget busting mouth rinse. Finally, if you have sore tootsies, add a good shake into a bowl of warm water and soak for the ultimate ahhhh...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8QtJkFmqes0/Vq_JSR5V0nI/AAAAAAAAEU4/kb_fOGls5A4/s1600/IMG_6728.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bicarbonate of soda" border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8QtJkFmqes0/Vq_JSR5V0nI/AAAAAAAAEU4/kb_fOGls5A4/s1600/IMG_6728.JPG" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm dying to hear your own kitchen beauty ideas, drop us a comment below, or tweet us&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/PrettyPoshOMG">@prettyposhomg</a>.</div><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;">Lauren</span></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-35251300859110627212016-01-28T21:29:00.000+00:002016-03-09T22:35:36.641+00:00Boden New British | Workin' 9 to 5 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bgBfJqbaBTU/Vqp5i8QklfI/AAAAAAAASsM/CaY3N06zg6g/s1600/bodenworkwear.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden workwear ss16" border="0" height="427" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bgBfJqbaBTU/Vqp5i8QklfI/AAAAAAAASsM/CaY3N06zg6g/s640/bodenworkwear.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div>Whilst we love our jobs, they do get in the way of us seeing each other for a good old style shoot, so what better compromise than shooting some new work wear pieces- perfect for making that ease back into civilisation in January a whole lot easier!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L3vv6qDdrhY/Vqp9HWaZiZI/AAAAAAAASsY/Dqx2nCGOQoU/s1600/boden%2Bworkwear1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden pretty posh oh my gosh blogging duo" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L3vv6qDdrhY/Vqp9HWaZiZI/AAAAAAAASsY/Dqx2nCGOQoU/s1600/boden%2Bworkwear1.jpg" title="" /></a></div>We thought we would show you five working pieces that we can't be without, along with some lust worthy new garms from Boden, all ideal for the 9-5.<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#1 HEELS</span></h3></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykri1ieTI5A/Vqp-GUvwBlI/AAAAAAAASsk/Fb9px9EvZlM/s1600/boden%2Bshoes%2Bss16.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden ss16 shoes" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykri1ieTI5A/Vqp-GUvwBlI/AAAAAAAASsk/Fb9px9EvZlM/s1600/boden%2Bshoes%2Bss16.jpg" title="" /></a></div>Both: Sassy heels really help us to bring our A-game, and we utterly adore the new season shoes from Boden. Great, comfy designs in work friendly colour ways, the Cicely and Amelia shoes caught our eye at the press show last year. Even if you aren't feeling enthusiastic, we always find that popping on a pair of great heels helps to lift the mood and puts a spring in your step!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KPspxvKuFvA/Vqp0s54_SsI/AAAAAAAASr4/3LTFuxYnHjM/s1600/prettyposhohmygosh.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden workwear richmond print trousers" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KPspxvKuFvA/Vqp0s54_SsI/AAAAAAAASr4/3LTFuxYnHjM/s1600/prettyposhohmygosh.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#2 A LITTLE INSPIRATION</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NX0mqQWiRb8/VqqBz7f0l4I/AAAAAAAASsw/7nBMb3Z_NwU/s1600/shannonlalderquote.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden isabella cardigan" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NX0mqQWiRb8/VqqBz7f0l4I/AAAAAAAASsw/7nBMb3Z_NwU/s1600/shannonlalderquote.JPG" title="" /></a></div></div>F: I love an inspirational quote or two (we don't often share them on social media, as it can get a little cliché coming from bloggers) but they definitely brighten the day! I have a Kate Spade one up right now (She is quick, curious, playful and strong) but I love this quote from Shannon L. Alder when I want to change up:<br /><br /><h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">"The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about"</span></h2><div><br /><span style="text-align: left;">It sums up blogging for me, as well as work. I couldn't do a job I didn't love (and have struggled in jobs where I didn't love what I was doing). I honestly believe you should love and believe in what you do - it needs to be so good, it hardly feels like work, and when it does feel like work, it's something you're intensely proud of. &nbsp;I bought the postcard from </span><a href="http://www.theelginavenue.com/2015/12/one-simple-way-to-surround-yourself-with-inspirition.html" style="text-align: left;">Kikki K stationery in Covent Garden</a><span style="text-align: left;">, and I have to shout out to girlboss and all round lovely fellow blogger </span><a href="http://www.theelginavenue.com/" style="text-align: left;">Monica from The Elgin Avenue</a><span style="text-align: left;"> for the </span><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" style="text-align: left;"><span id="goog_383855820"></span>heads up on that one<span id="goog_383855821"></span></a><span style="text-align: left;">!</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6O9lYCeSni8/VqqJvGMvK0I/AAAAAAAASuA/0SLDKF3WeH4/s1600/boden%2Bworkwear%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden white shirt" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6O9lYCeSni8/VqqJvGMvK0I/AAAAAAAASuA/0SLDKF3WeH4/s1600/boden%2Bworkwear%2B3.jpg" title="" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HlVoENZMm3s/VqqGfD81KNI/AAAAAAAAStg/ttduCNyfoYo/s1600/felicity%2Bboden%2Bworkwear.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden amelia shoes" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HlVoENZMm3s/VqqGfD81KNI/AAAAAAAAStg/ttduCNyfoYo/s1600/felicity%2Bboden%2Bworkwear.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#3 FILOFAX</span></h3></div>L: I wouldn't be able to function without my Filofax, perfect for collating all dates, blog events and shooting dates. With my job, I'm incredibly busy 90% of the time, so having somewhere to keep all important dates and reminders is essential for me. The pocket Filofax is just the right size to bring all of my plans together.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_6TvpajbYPs/VqqEPQmG7HI/AAAAAAAAStE/ZJHqS9-7JmI/s1600/boden%2Bwork%2Bessentials.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="pretty posh oh my gosh felicity and lauren blogging duo" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_6TvpajbYPs/VqqEPQmG7HI/AAAAAAAAStE/ZJHqS9-7JmI/s1600/boden%2Bwork%2Bessentials.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#4 LIPSTICK</span></h3></div>F: A bright lip takes it to the next level. It's a game changer. It's the make up equivalent of putting on your big girl pants and dealing with it - it's the last thing I do before stepping out the door. For me, it's armour - the brighter, the bolder, the better.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ByvK4Wktj5g/VqqGjnb3e3I/AAAAAAAASto/sD_krk3qNdQ/s1600/lauren%2Bboden%2Bworkwear.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden richmond wide trouser" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ByvK4Wktj5g/VqqGjnb3e3I/AAAAAAAASto/sD_krk3qNdQ/s1600/lauren%2Bboden%2Bworkwear.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large; font-weight: normal;">#5 A DECENT SIZED BAG</span></h3></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KbBGrjG5z7E/VqqDR-s9dYI/AAAAAAAASs8/k5T0RkdYpTI/s1600/bodenfearnebag.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="boden fearne leather bag" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KbBGrjG5z7E/VqqDR-s9dYI/AAAAAAAASs8/k5T0RkdYpTI/s1600/bodenfearnebag.jpg" title="" /></a></div>L: Regular readers will know that I like to bring my kitchen sink along with me wherever I go, and work is no exception. I generally carry a purse, two phones, headphone, a notebook, filofax, a reading book, a medical bag (so plasters, painkillers etc) and a makeup bag too.. I know... The gorgeous Fearne slouchy bag from Boden is perfect to fit in all of my <i>ahem</i>... essentials... without it looking like I've stuffed my bag solid with bits and bobs.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_KFlNsyat3E/VqqE1FUjFKI/AAAAAAAAStM/oTjDhSf3e1k/s1600/instagram%2Bhabits.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="instagram london bloggers" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_KFlNsyat3E/VqqE1FUjFKI/AAAAAAAAStM/oTjDhSf3e1k/s1600/instagram%2Bhabits.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T34Sptr1ifg/VqqHoCsmLiI/AAAAAAAASt4/DH6bZyuZk3o/s1600/boden%2Bnavy%2Bcardigans.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="felicity and lauren blogging duo pretty posh oh my gosh" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T34Sptr1ifg/VqqHoCsmLiI/AAAAAAAASt4/DH6bZyuZk3o/s1600/boden%2Bnavy%2Bcardigans.jpg" title="" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Felicity: <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-new-in/clothing/wu059/womens-isabella-belted-cardigan">Isabella Belted Cardigan</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-trousers-jeans/trousers/wm417-grn/womens-wellington-green-print-richmond-trouser">Wellington Green Print Richmond Trouser</a>&nbsp;| <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-shirts-blouses/long-sleeved-tops/wa707/womens-the-girl-fit-shirt">Girl Fit Shirt in White</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-shoes-boots/heels/ar732/womens-amelia-heel">Amelia Heel in Navy and India Peel</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-accessories/bags-wallets/av116-slv/womens-soft-silver-metallic_navy-scalloped-zip-top-pouch">Scalloped Zip Top Pouch</a> |&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Lauren: <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-knitwear/cardigans/wu047/womens-copenhagen-coatigan">Copenhagen Cardigan</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-new-in/clothing/wm410/womens-richmond-wide-crop-trouser">Richmond Wide Crop Trouser in Navy</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-shirts-blouses/long-sleeved-tops/wa668/womens-gwyneth-blouse">Gwyneth Blouse in Ivory</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-workwear-range/shoes-boots/ar737-leo/womens-tan-leopard-cicely-heel">Tan Leopard Cicely Heel</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-accessories/bags-wallets/am248-apr/womens-summer-apricot_tan-fearne-slouchy-bag">Fearne Slouchy Bag</a> | <a href="http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-accessories/hats,-scarves-gloves/ad223-blu/womens-floral-print-viscose-scarf">Floral Print Scarf</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">All c/o Boden</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">What are you wearing to work in 2016?<br />Drop us a comment below, or tweet us&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/PrettyPoshOMG">@prettyposhomg</a>.</div><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity and Lauren</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">All photography c/o the very talented <a href="http://martynlphotography.wix.com/home">Martyn Leung</a>&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: start;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">© 2016</span></span></div><br /></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-23713361661618729182016-01-28T03:30:00.000+00:002016-02-01T20:49:53.385+00:00He pulled away, but his eyes held my eyes like hands.He pulled away, but his eyes held my eyes like hands.<br /><br />- Miranda JulyFelicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-35434042907038790442016-01-27T13:52:00.002+00:002016-01-28T23:30:59.027+00:00Wedding Wednesday | Northants Venues<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VTHkPaHewq0/VqjM_10ZaxI/AAAAAAAASrk/EcYoYFnAwR8/s1600/pinspiration.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VTHkPaHewq0/VqjM_10ZaxI/AAAAAAAASrk/EcYoYFnAwR8/s1600/pinspiration.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Updated Pinspiration, clockwise from left: <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=1606754647&amp;blog=2561504">Star Garland Decorations</a> // <a href="http://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog/2013/01/a-winter-wedding-tablescape-of-lush-green-ferns-and-flickering-candles/">Gold Cutlery and Greenery</a> // <a href="http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/11/21-winter-decor-ideas/">Winter Decorations That Don't Scream Christmas</a> // <a href="http://greenweddingshoes.com/berry-gold-winter-wedding-inspiration/">Wintry Berry Flowers</a> // <a href="http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings/organic-green-wedding-ideas/">Hanging Leafy Wreath</a></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Shortly after I wrote my last Wedding Wednesday entry, I had to cancel my appointment at Stanford Hall. We do our best to keep negativity off these pages (there's enough elsewhere in the world), but I had such disinterested, slapdash communication from them I had to cancel. Especially when they quoted £12k for hire without food - even if I <i>did </i>have that kind of money to spare, I wouldn't spend it with people who couldn't seem to care less. More on budget next week, because that is a post in itself...!<br /><br />On with a positive note - the two venues I <i>did </i>see: Dodmoor House and Dodford Manor. Just a few miles between them and often confused (well the names <i>are </i>quite similar), we saw one after the other last Saturday in my home county of Northamptonshire. Just for for the benefit of any brides looking at these venues, I thought I'd do a mini review of both (spoiler alert: we didn't pick either immediately, but we haven't taken them off the list either. Confused? Us too)...<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><h2><span style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk/">Dodmoor House</a>&nbsp;</span></h2></div><div style="text-align: center;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I5WhqeHIS5U/VqjJVYd-RGI/AAAAAAAASrM/W8ThlNaMvRs/s1600/dodmoor.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I5WhqeHIS5U/VqjJVYd-RGI/AAAAAAAASrM/W8ThlNaMvRs/s1600/dodmoor.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">All images - Dodmoor House</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Dodmoor House is a gorgeous country property comprising of a house (private), two barns (for venue hire exclusively) and a courtyard. Just a stone's throw from the canal and apple trees lining the path to the house, it really is incredibly picturesque and perfect for a country wedding!<br /><br />Mark, the owner, met with us and could not have been nicer or more accommodating. He was keen to stress flexibility in almost all areas (although it was clear there was a formula that worked for the venue). We liked his enthusiastic approach, and saw no hard-sell whatsoever - it was a great attitude, especially for our first venue. He was hands-on without being pushy, and I felt I could really trust him and his team to pull off a great day.<br /><br /><br />They had a wedding that day, so it was nice to see the venue in-situ and get an idea of what could be done re. decorations etc, and how the space could be utilised. It would be a squeeze with our 70-80 people guestlist, but it looked cosy (perfect for Winter, right)? It was all going perfectly until I realised that I didn't really feel any great spark - no "I can see myself here", no real great affinity with it. My <strike>boyfriend </strike>husband-to-be (good Lord) thought it was lovely and looked at me like I was mental, probably quite rightly so. I never thought a 'spark' or whatever would bother me particularly, but I didn't get a strong gut feeling on it. It's very popular locally, so I'm sure I'm probably alone in this. We had a warm welcome and goodbye, and an invitation to look round for as long as we liked on our own to discuss ideas.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Pros:</span><br />Beautiful location<br />Easy to find<br />Fantastic, friendly team<br />Attention to detail (showing us photos of Winter weddings, and even suggesting ideas for name tags on tables!)<br />No daytime corkage fee<br />Flexible on almost everything<br />Bridal suite available<br />Fast and personal email communication<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Cons:</span><br />Ever so slightly too small for our number - if we hit 80, it'd be a squeeze<br />We worried about the mezzanine in the barn, and if people would feel segregated<br />No overwhelming happy feeling to be there - just neutral<br />Not amazingly cheap, considering our plans for a weekday wedding in December<br /><br />Verdict: We'll come back at a later date after looking at a few other potentials.<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><h3><span style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dodfordmanor-venue.co.uk/">Dodford Manor</a></span></h3></div><div style="text-align: center;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yfbu0Qbt-6s/VqjLdqcN7EI/AAAAAAAASrY/JxOsxPDgGFA/s1600/dodford.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yfbu0Qbt-6s/VqjLdqcN7EI/AAAAAAAASrY/JxOsxPDgGFA/s1600/dodford.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">All images - Dodford Manor</td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="text-align: left;">We drove a couple of miles down the road to Dodford Manor. Here we had just two barns and a courtyard right next to the church and much bigger than Dodmoor. We met Rachel, who whisked us round both barns (one for a ceremony/post-church drinks, and the other for reception). We were blown away by the ceremony barn, with a glass floor-to-ceiling window facing out to the fields, giving you a gorgeous view.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Rachel was friendly and professional but a bit quick for us (perhaps she was used to seeing people who knew the venue thing inside and out, but as newbies it all felt quite rushed). After the initial introduction, we were given some tea and biscuits and a few menus to look through. Rachel stressed that we could tailor the menu to us, yet the further we were there the more I found that this was very much an all inclusive approach.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Photographers, bands, florists, caterers - all recommended, and in the case of caterers, completely set. We'd already got a good idea of the caters we'd like (ok, I had a good idea, but they're really good!!), so I really didn't like the idea of just going with the set caterer, no matter how good they were.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">I found the approach to bands strange too. We talked about how it'd be a fairly multicultural affair as my <strike>boyfriend </strike>husband-to-be (don't make me say fiancée, ick ick ick) is Greek Cypriot and we'd like a Greek band, and they said they'd have to have the band play for them before approving them. This just sounded crazy to us - we're not playing death metal, but even if you were - it should be your day, your way, right?</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Pros:</span><br />Felt impressive<br />Beautiful views<br />Sweeping drive (great for car enthusiast other half)<br />Could see ourselves there<br />Award winning caterers (even if they wouldn't be who we'd choose)<br />Great email communication<br />No daytime corkage fee<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Cons:</span></div><div style="text-align: left;">Didn't have the same soul as Dodmoor - felt a bit empty in places<br />All inclusive approach (not so hot for a DIY girl like me)<br />Again, not amazingly cheap<br />No wedding night facilities<br />Felt like just another couple<br />Restrictions on decorations and music<br /><br />Verdict: We'll come back at a later date... again, after looking elsewhere.<br /><br />It sounds crazy, but we almost felt we wanted the view and space of Dodford combined with the friendliness, flexibility and warmth of Dodmoor. Separately, we just found too much that wasn't right with both - although not enough to rule them out complete. In short, we're totally stumped. The only solution? I guess we'll just keep looking...<br /><br />See you next week for a lengthy post on budgeting... hang on to your hats...! ;)<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity</span></div></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-36569834417063054672016-01-20T23:04:00.001+00:002016-02-07T15:59:05.469+00:00Kate Spade - 'All in Good Taste'<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_jNCJ9ABiNk/VqAJwkDousI/AAAAAAAASpU/THtIByKf7Y8/s1600/IMG_4813.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_jNCJ9ABiNk/VqAJwkDousI/AAAAAAAASpU/THtIByKf7Y8/s1600/IMG_4813.jpg" /></a></div>I recently bought the new Kate Spade book, '<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kate-Spade-New-York-All-Good-Taste/dp/1419717871/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451946410&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=kate+spade">All in Good Taste</a>', and decided to review it and show you a few up close snippets of a truly beautiful book! It was on my Amazon wishlist for, oooh, about a year, and as most of my Christmas gifts were wedding inspired (thanks Mum and Dad!) I snapped it up on Amazon.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z46IMLMTsqo/VprchB1ONmI/AAAAAAAASow/IlYHfct2a5I/s1600/IMG_4441.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kate spade all in good taste book review" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z46IMLMTsqo/VprchB1ONmI/AAAAAAAASow/IlYHfct2a5I/s1600/IMG_4441.jpg" title="" /></a></div>I already adore '<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kate-Spade-New-York-Inspiration/dp/1419705660/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451946410&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=kate+spade">Things We Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities</a>', it's great inspiration when I need it, and the colourful pages and beautiful designs are the perfect antidote to grey and rainy January days. So did '<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kate-Spade-New-York-All-Good-Taste/dp/1419717871/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453329037&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=all+in+good+taste">All in Good Taste</a>' measure up?<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><a name='more'></a>We begin with an introduction from Deborah Lloyd, Creative Chief Officer and President of Kate Spade. She's a fellow Brit, and she offers up a sponge cake alongside her letter, which should give you an indication of the personality within the pages. This isn't along the same lines as the first two books. It's a&nbsp;<i>guide&nbsp;</i>- a real, tongue-in-cheek, glitter in her hair, throw your heels up Kate Spade guide to hosting and etiquette and partying like its 1999. I'm not saying it's not inspiring like its predecessors, but this is in a different way.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ckjQqDryKUI/VqAMw3JerDI/AAAAAAAASpk/XOTVCd8nDjo/s1600/IMG_4811.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="kate spade all in good taste book review" border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ckjQqDryKUI/VqAMw3JerDI/AAAAAAAASpk/XOTVCd8nDjo/s1600/IMG_4811.jpg" title="" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7hcaK9s3X5A/VqANaHfawlI/AAAAAAAASps/1k3kIqAzW7Q/s1600/IMG_4812.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7hcaK9s3X5A/VqANaHfawlI/AAAAAAAASps/1k3kIqAzW7Q/s1600/IMG_4812.jpg" /></a></div>'All in Good Taste' takes you through hosting like a glittery friend that's always in the know; a true born New Yorker who has it in her blood along with an innate sense of style, devil-may-care attitude and wit. Flowers, the bar, invitations, the guest list, setting the table - it's all there - with a Kate Spade twist, of course. Take out served on fine china, the art of mixing casual and fancy food, ideas for recipes according to your guests, what day of the week it is and the tone of the event. Tongue-in-cheek is the best way I can describe it - it's fun and frivolous and flippant, and... absolutely in good taste.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_F7dkdU5Q-w/VqAQrxFuwxI/AAAAAAAASqY/RDq0Mi8ZRdU/s1600/IMG_4804.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_F7dkdU5Q-w/VqAQrxFuwxI/AAAAAAAASqY/RDq0Mi8ZRdU/s1600/IMG_4804.jpg" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IsKt_dR4rig/VqAQr58utII/AAAAAAAASqc/Nfl1pRmEz8E/s1600/IMG_4807.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IsKt_dR4rig/VqAQr58utII/AAAAAAAASqc/Nfl1pRmEz8E/s1600/IMG_4807.jpg" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqF7LlMDuRc/VqAQtJAdjHI/AAAAAAAASqo/bkjaNe78-Iw/s1600/IMG_4805.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqF7LlMDuRc/VqAQtJAdjHI/AAAAAAAASqo/bkjaNe78-Iw/s1600/IMG_4805.jpg" /></a></div>There are handy areas to write recipes and ideas, and plenty of tips and tricks along the way. You can be as serious or as casual about it as you like, which I love - it's a great book to pick up the next time you're organising a dinner, a party or even just a soirée for two. Interestingly, etiquette is a strong feature - from how to turn around a conversation that's taken a bad turn (we've all been there), to how to navigate invitations without causing offence. I really like the inclusion of it; it's a little old fashioned, but presented in a contemporary way.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S1gddLmuI0c/VqAP8Dv8o3I/AAAAAAAASqA/fjkZZApRfoQ/s1600/IMG_4797.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S1gddLmuI0c/VqAP8Dv8o3I/AAAAAAAASqA/fjkZZApRfoQ/s1600/IMG_4797.jpg" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OzVz8yEqArg/VqAP8KS85tI/AAAAAAAASqE/09hwbUojYog/s1600/IMG_4808.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OzVz8yEqArg/VqAP8KS85tI/AAAAAAAASqE/09hwbUojYog/s1600/IMG_4808.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="text-align: start;">If you wanted visual inspiration, like a ready made Pinterest board, then the first two books will be right up your street (and there were a few pages that really caught my eye - the colour swatches and watercolour illustrations in particular, which you can see below). I also loved the quotes and witticisms throughout - this is a fun book designed to be read, used and shown off.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SkJsEvoX4hY/VqAI-aRcRLI/AAAAAAAASpE/7BMsa2EJMN8/s1600/IMG_4798.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SkJsEvoX4hY/VqAI-aRcRLI/AAAAAAAASpE/7BMsa2EJMN8/s1600/IMG_4798.jpg" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-x9sCFUB9iB4/VqAI-aRLK8I/AAAAAAAASpA/ra47Qf1aCQc/s1600/IMG_4801.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-x9sCFUB9iB4/VqAI-aRLK8I/AAAAAAAASpA/ra47Qf1aCQc/s1600/IMG_4801.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">So is it a must read? That's a tricky one - for book snobs no, but for diehard Kate Spade fans? &nbsp;Absolutely. I'll be reaching for it as a great gift to give to friends, and I recommend it as a gift to yourself if you love to dip in and out of beautiful books. It's a gorgeous coffee table addition, and if you host regularly, invaluable.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9NBYGvq3Gl0/VqARFxXhlHI/AAAAAAAASqw/RQfKu7445Pk/s1600/IMG_4800.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9NBYGvq3Gl0/VqARFxXhlHI/AAAAAAAASqw/RQfKu7445Pk/s1600/IMG_4800.jpg" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ur3k2Gn6NPE/VqAQaD6xqrI/AAAAAAAASqQ/ThZZlG8iK5A/s1600/IMG_4810.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ur3k2Gn6NPE/VqAQaD6xqrI/AAAAAAAASqQ/ThZZlG8iK5A/s640/IMG_4810.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>Now I wish to goodness <i>someone </i>would get me '<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1419713922/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d16_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=13T6TK2AZYWA4T4X5ZRY&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=577049067&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop">Places to Go and People to See</a>' to complete the collection. Looking at a certain boyfriend here - anniversary present...?<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Has anyone out there read 'All in Good Taste'? What are your thoughts?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity</span></div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D3656983441706305467%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dallposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dallposts%3BpostNum%3D2%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-z46IMLMTsqo%2FVprchB1ONmI%2FAAAAAAAASow%2FIlYHfct2a5I%2Fs640%2FIMG_4441.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 90px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D3656983441706305467%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dallposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dallposts%3BpostNum%3D2%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-z46IMLMTsqo%2FVprchB1ONmI%2FAAAAAAAASow%2FIlYHfct2a5I%2Fs640%2FIMG_4441.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 90px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-22474838677993649142016-01-18T23:23:00.000+00:002016-01-20T23:24:09.557+00:00Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.<br /><br />- Dorothy ParkerFelicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-72465471807780457242016-01-14T20:24:00.001+00:002016-01-20T23:06:57.010+00:00Puttin' on The Ritz For a very special boy in my life, I treated him to afternoon tea at The Ritz to celebrate his birthday.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w30fihMQDzk/VpgDb74pNcI/AAAAAAAASoA/UPMrcCBLtBA/s1600/IMG_4602.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review " border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w30fihMQDzk/VpgDb74pNcI/AAAAAAAASoA/UPMrcCBLtBA/s1600/IMG_4602.JPG" title="" /></a></div>We are huge afternoon tea buffs and are trying to work our way around all of the prestigious, must-try and local ones:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theritzlondon.com/palm-court/">The Ritz</a> was one yet to try but much talked about. <br /><br />The first two things to say about afternoon tea at The Ritz is that it is pricy (starting around £60 per person) and also that you need to book well in advance. I booked for the 4th of January over 3 months ago, and the only times left were 11.30am or 5.30pm...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SpROdl7z3LU/VpgDqmSpV7I/AAAAAAAASoY/nBMl5asLgng/s1600/IMG_4604.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review christmas" border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SpROdl7z3LU/VpgDqmSpV7I/AAAAAAAASoY/nBMl5asLgng/s1600/IMG_4604.JPG" title="" /></a></div>Going on the 4th of January meant that all of the Christmas decorations and #TheRitzChristmas Tree was still up, it was utterly gorgeous. We pulled on our glad rags- boys must wear a tie and jacket and I wore a simple black dress and fur coat- and waltzed around the hotel.<br /><a name='more'></a><br />The tea itself is in the open Palm Court, which is lovely and airy, set at the heart of the ground floor. We had the champagne tea with celebration cake (of course!), and I opted for the dairy free choice.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-22pUzN1AwHk/VpgDiaAe8hI/AAAAAAAASoI/5jdbhI7C9NM/s1600/IMG_4599.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review " border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-22pUzN1AwHk/VpgDiaAe8hI/AAAAAAAASoI/5jdbhI7C9NM/s1600/IMG_4599.JPG" title="" /></a></div>Having historically been very disappointed with dairy free options (I'm sorry but jellied sweets/jelly are not substitutes for cake...), I was delighted to be presented with my own tray of 10 sandwiches, and my own cakes, scones and even a clotted cream substitute- sunflower cream. The only jelly I was given was as a substitute for the 5th course of cake... a delicious berry jelly with granola on top. The sandwiches were salmon, chicken, hams, cucumbers and all utterly delicious served without butter and on dairy free breads. The cakes were fruity and sticky- my favourite was the ginger muffin which was unbelievably delicious. The scones were just like normal scones and the sunflower cream, whilst not quite Cornish clotted, was absolutely perfect.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SrgLwSqnGvY/VpgDqni3HlI/AAAAAAAASoU/GBJGerJJqB4/s1600/IMG_4606.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review " border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SrgLwSqnGvY/VpgDqni3HlI/AAAAAAAASoU/GBJGerJJqB4/s1600/IMG_4606.JPG" title="" /></a></div>As for the drinks, The Ritz house champagne didn't disappoint- fruity and very tasty. I opted for a Darjeeling first flush tea, which was really refreshing.<br /><br />Chris was equally delighted with his standard afternoon tea- mine was so delicious that I wasn't envious of his at all (aside from that yummy looking macaroon)... He was also super delighted with the birthday cake which appeared right at the end, a hand finished chocolate mousse cake (it took all my energy to not be selfish and order the vegan banana and chocolate cake when booking!)- it really finished the special occasion off perfectly. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZAtl8BrMDEY/VpgD2jrbmGI/AAAAAAAASog/h9bg0nQ3m7g/s1600/IMG_4598.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review " border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZAtl8BrMDEY/VpgD2jrbmGI/AAAAAAAASog/h9bg0nQ3m7g/s1600/IMG_4598.JPG" title="" /></a></div>The final review note on my time at The Ritz is that the service was, as expected, impeccable. The Ritz spend months training their staff and it shows in the professionalism they demonstrate. They are invisible- topping up tea and picking up napkins, offering fresh plates of sandwiches and additional cakes. All with a smile and an air of true pleasure for their job- I loved it!<br /><br />I'd 100% return to The Ritz for a special occasion. It's a remarkable experience and one I'd love to share with other people again! It is very formal, expensive and not a spur of the moment thing (clearly from their sincerely advance booking requirement), but definitely an afternoon tea I'll remember for ever!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SerXF_0kRjs/VpgDXmd9W4I/AAAAAAAASn8/JwYIJL1rZ9c/s1600/IMG_4605.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="the ritz afternoon tea review christmas" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SerXF_0kRjs/VpgDXmd9W4I/AAAAAAAASn8/JwYIJL1rZ9c/s1600/IMG_4605.JPG" title="" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm hoping to document a few of the ultra special and memorable&nbsp;afternoon teas&nbsp;on here, so stay tuned! In the meantime, please drop recommendations below, or tweet us <a href="https://twitter.com/PrettyPoshOMG">@prettyposhomg</a>.</div><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;">Lauren</span></div>Lauren-Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04467083978533335304[email protected]0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8217269433075837057.post-15921847619626395452016-01-13T20:10:00.001+00:002016-01-28T23:32:42.378+00:00Wedding Wednesday | To Do's, Venues and My Little Wedding BookI've been a busy bee, buying a few accessories (!), making appointments at venues and enquiring caterers. In short, my promise to calm down hasn't really been realised - but getting stuff done just feels so good...!<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">MY LITTLE WEDDING BOOK</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Before I go on, I just want to thank Etsy for sending me a congratulatory gift! It was the loveliest gesture, so I wanted to shout out and link to my goodies - I got '<a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/myLittleWeddingBook">My Little Wedding Book</a>', a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/hellopopsofcolour">confetti pop</a>&nbsp;and some gorgeous&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/foxandstar?ref=l2-shopheader-name">gold washi tape</a>&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/224043542/engagement-card-congratulations-love?ref=shop_home_active_5">a kickass engagement card</a>. Both Lauren and I have been fans of Etsy for ages, and our last two blog layouts were purchased there too. It's a great place for inspiration! Anyway, back on to weddings...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ifq-UkD2UsU/VpQiJgybNcI/AAAAAAAASnE/f9Bys8Em-Gs/s1600/IMG_4449.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="brides magazine and my little wedding book" border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ifq-UkD2UsU/VpQiJgybNcI/AAAAAAAASnE/f9Bys8Em-Gs/s640/IMG_4449.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xjRZlxgDpHI/VpQiKKLzs3I/AAAAAAAASnI/l0_y02lgdNY/s1600/IMG_4450.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="my little wedding book and confetti pop from etsy" border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xjRZlxgDpHI/VpQiKKLzs3I/AAAAAAAASnI/l0_y02lgdNY/s640/IMG_4450.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div>I've always been a details girl, and appreciate little touches. I know these will be the part of my wedding I'll focus the most energy on, as I want each guest to feel valued and special, so the parts that illicit an instinct rather than deliberation I'm really relishing. It's good to just say "DONE" really loudly. Well. In your head.<br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgUN7xR3UAs/VpQiJaOpoPI/AAAAAAAASm8/frAfUIxprKc/s1600/IMG_4447.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="my little wedding book" border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgUN7xR3UAs/VpQiJaOpoPI/AAAAAAAASm8/frAfUIxprKc/s640/IMG_4447.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I'm finding the 'My Little Wedding' Book really helpful - I got a few others for Christmas, which I thought I'd review too a little further down the line. Back to MLWB - it's jam-packed full of details, notes and lists (ideal - anyone that knows me knows I bloody love a good list. Bonus points for check boxes). I really struggled to think of anything they'd left out, until I thought about documents - the one thing it really needs is a little document folder in the back! Apart from that, it's totally perfect. I'd recommend it so much to anyone getting married or wanting to get a little something for a friend who just got engaged. Let's go on to updates!</div><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">VENUES</span></h3><br />My <strike>boyfriend</strike> fiancé and I are going to look round three venues in the next week or two - <a href="http://www.dodfordmanor-venue.co.uk/">Dodford Manor</a>, <a href="http://www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk/">Dodmoor House</a> and <a href="http://stanfordhall.co.uk/">Stanford Hall</a>. They've all got amazing unique good bits and some bits we'd have to compromise on, but I'm looking forward to having a good look! This is the part I feel is really based on instinct, so I want to stick to just us two until we're almost decided.<br /><br />I've got my reasons for this one, and thankfully it has nothing to do with awkward family members! It would be easy to bring my parents - they're local, they're whip smart and interested in helping us, but - and I'd love to hear from any brides or brides-to-be at a similar age (25) to me - I can't help but feel that bringing parents could indicate that Mummy and Daddy are footing the bill. This is absolutely not the case, and I want to be taken seriously by vendors - weddings cost a <i>serious</i> amount of money, and I don't expect to be treated like a child.<br /><br />Once we've got a shortlist, we'll take his Mum and my parents to look round - with a bit of luck, they'll like wherever we pick as much as we do. I'll let you know how I get on with the viewings soon...!<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3j4Z1tQzEVc/VpQiJQA8iAI/AAAAAAAASnA/hceWnn-wrzk/s1600/IMG_4448.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="my little wedding book review" border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3j4Z1tQzEVc/VpQiJQA8iAI/AAAAAAAASnA/hceWnn-wrzk/s640/IMG_4448.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a><span style="font-size: x-large;"></span><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">TO DO'S&nbsp;</span></h3><br />I know last week I said I was going to tone it down, but I really <i>am </i>going to tone it down for now. I'll stick to the venue viewings, and try not to touch anything else until then. I constantly have things whirring around in my head (something along the lines of "Flowers... Cake... Shoes... How high? Accessories for bridesmaids? How many bridesmaids?! Theme. Hate themes. Do I want a theme? No bunting please. Oh god, if I see even a whisker of a chair cover I may just chuck. How much!? Car. Hotels? Invites..."<br /><br />Aaaaand so it goes on. None of this I should touch until the venue is done and dusted, so I'll be skipping next week's wedding Wednesday (unless I have something gripping to reveal) and checking back in after my viewings.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Any brides-to-be out there? Tweet me your woes!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/prettyposhomg">@prettyposhomg</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity</span></div><br /><br /><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D1592184761962639545%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dposts%3BpostNum%3D1%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-Ifq-UkD2UsU%2FVpQiJgybNcI%2FAAAAAAAASnE%2Ff9Bys8Em-Gs%2Fs640%2FIMG_4449.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png; border: none; cursor: pointer; display: none; height: 20px; left: 42px; opacity: 0.85; position: absolute; top: 570px; width: 40px; z-index: 8675309;"></a><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fblogger.g%3FblogID%3D8217269433075837057%23editor%2Ftarget%3Dpost%3BpostID%3D1592184761962639545%3BonPublishedMenu%3Dposts%3BonClosedMenu%3Dposts%3BpostNum%3D1%3Bsrc%3Dlink&amp;media=https%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-Ifq-UkD2UsU%2FVpQiJgybNcI%2FAAAAAAAASnE%2Ff9Bys8Em-Gs%2Fs640%2FIMG_4449.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.37.01&amp;xuid=Rv6nR1KCEgwP&amp;description=" style="background-color: transparent; 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We're so up for productivity, but so <i>not </i>into the new you (we liked the old you just fine). &nbsp;Here we have 5 New Year's (or just plain old January) resolution hacks you'll totally have finished by February - in fact, you could do these in your lunch hour - so we can get back to just enjoying life, alright?<br /><br /><h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#1 UNSUBSCRIBE FROM EMAILS&nbsp;</span></div><span style="font-size: x-large;"><div style="text-align: center;">(that you just swipe to delete anyway)</div></span></h3>Ok show of hands, who looks at their inbox bleary-eyed first thing only to empty it completely of all the earlybird shopping and news emails? A great way to simplify your life is to cut out the little things that bring you no joy or efficiency - so embark on the slow and painful task of unsubscribing. By the time you've finished, your emails will only consist of what you <i>actually want to read</i>. Which is a bit more like it, really.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#2 CLEAR OUT THE BEAUTY STASH</span></h3>Let's have another show of hands (especially amongst the bloggers, but most females will know this one), how many of you have a beauty product you've used once or twice only to move on to something else? Ask yourself when you last used it, and if it's six months or more (cosmetics) or a year (gulp - skincare, hair, otherwise), then bin it. Unopened and unused products you know you'll never use? Give them away or sell on eBay.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#3 BOOK ROUTINE CHECK UPS</span></h3>Work starts to get busy again, which may mean putting off niggling health worries or that eye test they keep sending you letters for. Grab a free lunch hour and book the doctors/dentist/optician or all three - just see it as a New Year MOT (not a bad habit to get into).<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#4 FINANCE OVERHAUL (sorry...)</span></h3>Want to save more, buy a house or improve your credit rating (#adultproblems)? Address your monthly budget once your bills are paid, then sort out any outstanding debt as a priority. Don't forget to review your current and savings accounts and make sure they're up to date with your personal details and really giving you the best interest rate. <a href="http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/">Money Saving Expert</a> is a fountain of knowledge for all things finance, so we say take a mosey on over there to get savvy on saving.<br /><span style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">#5 RULE OF THREE&nbsp;</span></h3>Finally, write down the three things you want to have achieved by this time next year. It could be a promotion, a house move, a fitness goal, or something more personal - to be more relaxed, to give more time to friends, or to learn something new. Whatever it is, make it sustainable (i.e. easy to do within a year, don't use it as a stick to beat yourself with) and personal to you (and no, it doesn't have to be instagram-worthy). Finally, don't judge yourself for the top three things you find yourself choosing first - they probably illustrate where you're at right now and what's most bothering you, so stick with them.<br /><br />A final tip? Remove negative influences from your life - especially on social media. Whether you're comparing your part time blog to a YouTube star's global takeover or a fitness model's thighs to yours - just hit unfollow, and be content with what you bring to the world.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Felicity &amp; Lauren</span></div>Felicity Brownhttps://plus.google.com/107918984353737276861[email protected]0