Lifestyle

New Toy : Samsung NX3000

So this week I went to check out my new prospective camera, as mentioned in the previous post the Olympus PEN ELP-7. I was about to make my purchase when I decided to check out the Samsung NX3000, the similar style that I’d seen be compared to the Olympus in many reviews but as my sister said, it’s like when you want an Iphone but you get a Samsung. Anyway, after checking out the camera, apart from the fancy effects and the sleeker look I couldn’t really see much difference to the Olympus and at less than half of the price I brought it there and then! Let me tell you now that I am in LOVE. This is my new favourite toy and as I’m sure you’ll have noticed on my instagram if you follow me, already the images are such better quality. Not sure if I’ll be taking my selfies on the camera however! Sometimes not so great focus is what you want! So here’s what I love about my new camera: The Look, ok it’s no Olympus but it’s still got looks to kill and I feel pretty smug when I pull this baby out of my handbag! The quality, look how amazing it is! I love how you can focus on different areas The screen at the back flips up so you can take selfies and see yourself whilst doing it! There’s some really good filters WIFI – wifi is definitely the selling point for me! You can link it to your phone so your images go directly to your camera role, so perfect for instagraming! You can also use your phone as a remote control so you can take your own pictures if your photographers not around! I’ve been playing around with it a lot this week so I thought I would put up some of my photos to show you how much I love it and why you will too!  

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On my wishlist . .

Style

Cold Shoulder

So in love with this dress that was sent to me by Laundry Boutique, I’m going on holiday to Greece soon and I can’t think of anything more perfect to wear whilst roaming the streets of Rhodes and Athens! I love the cold shoulder’s, I think sometimes these kind of dresses can look a bit maternity esque but the cold shoulders give it a more feminine feel and the sleeves hang beautifully!  I dressed it down with my fave sandals from none other than M&S, I’m actually tempted to get these in another colour as so far this summer ( if it’s possible to call this weather summer) I’ve lived in them, it’s like wearing my slippers! I hope you also noticed my neck bling from Aura LDN, if you haven’t already then check out my earlier post of how you can win the same necklace as I’m wearing… seriously we could be twins. If you don’t fancy your luck however, use the code ‘SINEAD10’ for 10% off all items at Aura LDN! Can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty this alleyway in Stamford is? That’s it guys, no more garage door (maybe occasionally) from now on I’m venturing out and about, the pictures look so much nicer! I’m also looking to start using an actual camera.. can you believe these are all taken on my iphone? I’m thinking of getting the Olympus Pen ELP-7 so anybody that has any tips or feedback would be greatly appreciated!! I’m so excited to upgrade my images! If your thinking of getting this dress or something else from Laundry Boutique, then make sure you use the code ‘LOVESTYLE10’ for 10% off anything in store! Dress: Laundry Boutique | Necklace: Aura LDN | Sandals: M&S

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Style

New in : Urban Watch

Last week I was blessed to receive this beautiful time piece from Urban Watch, with its rose gold finishing and pale pink leather strap this is truly a work of art. You know when you get something new that’s so perfect you can’t even bare to wear it for the first few days, you just keep taking it out of the packaging and looking at it, smelling the leather and turning it over in your hands… just me? oh! This is perfect for me because I love the big watch faces but I’m not a big fan of the chunky styles, so the slim face gives it a more elegant feel without being dainty! The pink strap gives it a real summery feel, perfect for styling with white summer dresses, though hang on.. imagine it with a big chunky jumper! Okay it’s definitely an all rounder! The leather strap makes it super comfy to wear and basically your outfit definitely isn’t complete without it! I’m about to say something pretty controversial here.. I love to mix jewellery. I know you superstitious people out there may cringe at this thought but I’m always wearing a combination of silver, gold and rose gold.. who gives a frig when it looks good? Just see the image above and you’ll see what I mean, don’t worry I wont say I was right, but I was. So seen as we’ve now established that I need a good week of owning something and admiring it from afar before I can take the step of actually removing it from it’s packaging and putting it on, I thought I would do some pretty pictures of it, I think they’re pretty good.    

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High St VS High End

Style

Aura LDN Competition

So recently I was challenged by the lovely people over at Aura LDN to style this stunning necklace. For me, a serial t shirt wearer, necklaces are key for creating a look and making it look like your not wearing the same as yesterday (guilty). When I first saw this necklace it immediately screamed black dress, red lips and heels. It’s definitely got the wow factor! Then I decided to have a re think and tone it down a bit, I’m not really a super dressy girl, I mean give me the right occasion and I’ll go to town the same as the next girl, but on a day to day basis oversized and comfy is my mantra! I decided to still do an evening esque look that you could definitely wear in the day time with some sandals, and as it was how I would style it, this is definitely more me! I’ve paired my good old faithful H&M menswear t shirt with some silky pyjama esque ( look and feel – seriously soft) shorts. To dress up the look I finished it off with my lace up wedges and of course the piece de resistance – my necklace. I haven’t had a chance to wear these shorts yet as I got them for my holiday, but I am actually loving this look and have filed it away in my memory for next time I want to dress up but still feel like I’m wearing my pyjamas – seriously what’s not to love? If you are as in love with this necklace as I am then LUCKY YOU, because I’ve teamed up with Aura LDN and we’re hosting a competition over on instagram! All you have to do is re post one of my looks with the necklace, tagging both me and Aura LDN in your photograph with a description of how you would style the necklace if you won! Don’t forget to also tag your friends in my post to share the love and help spread the word, and follow both my instagram account and Aura LDN’s account!

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Inspiration

Interior Inspiration

I spend a lot more time than I’m willing to admit planning out my future home, I want to buy a house. Not for the security and to get on the property ladder, no, to decorate it. I think in a previous life I must have been an interior designer and if you look at my pinterest boards (I have one for every room) you’ll start to see the full extent of my obsession for interiors. To indulge my love for interiors a little further, I decided to do an interior inspiration post. Now you can share my love for coffee tables, trays and tiles and if your just as obsessed as me (go on admit it) you can follow me on pinterest and we can share our love together! The thing I struggle with and fully spend time contemplating and worrying about regularly, is which style to go for, there’s so many different styles I like and what if I only have one bathroom, will it be monochrome or will it be blue and white?!   All images are taken from my pinterest boards    

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