13 April 2014

{LUXX List} #6 Minimal home

My love for interiors and home decor is growing more and more. Our apartment is really light and bright due to the longest wall being made of glass and I like my decor to reflect that.

All of the home accessories i've bought recently for the living area definitely fall into the monochrome category. A few natural wooden pieces and splashes of greenery are added in for colour.

My Pinterest board 'For the home' definitely reflects my favourite style as you can see from the photos below!

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I've also put together a few must have home accesories in today's LUXX List found on www.urbanara.co.uk I need some copper light shades in my life and the textured candles make a nice change from my normal church candles.



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Are you a monochrome fan? I'd love to see your home interior photos so please leave a link to your blogs for me to check out.

{LUXX Travel} Los Angeles memories

I’m carrying on my California trip today and it’s most starry city is up next. You can read my entries for San Francisco and Santa Barbara if you want a catch up!

I landed at Union Station on Christmas eve and eventually checked in to a motel I’d booked. Feeling slightly lonely thinking about what my family and friends were up to, I was relieved when I hit it off up with a couple of guys sat around the pool and we chatted and drank long into the night. 

The motel I was in was a nightmare, not so much for the rooms or facilities but I had booked into one of the dodgiest areas of LA, the security guard refused to let me out on my own! Matt was horrified when I sent him the address where he was meeting me! Let’s just say I think I should have invested a little more on a better located hotel and researched my areas a lot better…. (something I specialise in now!) I think Santa Monica would be high up on my list next time.

Anyway Matt finally arrived a couple of days later and we were ready to explore the City of Angels.

I’ve never really had a huge craving to go back to L.A until recently. Seeing so many of my favourite bloggers recommendations, the amazing restaurants and café culture, the year round sunshine, beaches and shopping is making me crave another LA break.

Have you been ? What are your thoughts?

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9 April 2014

{LUXX Handbags} 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini

The latest bag that's stealing all of my attention is the Pashli mini. I picked it up in Tokyo after spying the Phillip Lim store one day. The olive colour is perfect and goes with most of my neutral wardrobe and being such a mini size if perfect to sling over my shoulder when I don't have much to carry.

I bought my second Pashli after being so pleased with my large two tone. The leather is seriously durable, i'm not the most careful with my bags and the two tone still looks good as new. It has navy satin lining and a little zipped pocket inside.

This is the only store online that has this colour available but i've popped some more of my favourites below if you want to check them out.

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5 April 2014

{LUXX Life} Life lately

Welcome back, an unexpected hiatus where life just took over and the blog slipped further and further behind. Work has been sapping all my energy levels and anyone who works a full time job and writes a blog knows how hard it can be to keep up a routine. I honestly take my hat off to anyone who regularly updates around their nine to five.
 

Still I haven't been lazing around, I have been out and about with friends and family, attending fun blogging soirées, planning this years getaways and writing hundreds of blog posts (in my head!) I thought I would do a little catch up post. 


Basked in the sunshine we've been lucky enough to receive over the last few weekends. My Prada Baroque sunnies have had a little action, paired with Mac's So Chaud lipstick. 
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I took myself out for lunch at a new bar in the city centre whilst Matt was away. 

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A pampering treat for my hair at Umberto Gianni to try out the new Mend My Hair range. 
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Spent the weekend at a friends country house. The boys went shooting and the girls relaxed at a spa before sipping a lot of bubbles. 
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Attended a dinner hosted by Levi's at Purnells Bistro. 
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The Live Nation girls came to town, Matt and I hung out with them at the Drake concert. Birmingham is hosting Wireless this year, you might remember we went to London last year. So excited it's coming to town!
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Gave up bread for lent. When I say bread I mean all bread, loaves, pizzas, flatbreads, wraps, bagels etc You cannot guess how much I could devour a pizza right now. I initially did this for health reasons and I'm feeling so much better for it but I'm missing my breakfast bagel enormously. 47 days down, 14 to go.
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My nails were the lucky recipient of a luxury manicure at the Club and Spa in the Cube a Birmingham. I went for a marshmallow pink and let the lady paint them to perfection whilst being poured a glass or two of Laurent Perrier. 7 days with no chips - impressed!
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Shopped till we dropped, for Matt. Boy this guy can shop. We slipped in a swift lunch at Fumo just as it opened before pounding the streets. 
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Ditched my commute by car and now take the train for an hour out to Stratford Upon Avon every weekday. The couple of miles walk each day is keeping up my slipped up fitness routine a little. 
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You can follow me on Instagram to see what i'm up to on a daily basis. So that's it! I'm up to date, I have another post scheduled this week so please pop back and say hi!


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2 March 2014

{LUXX outfits} Black rose

Hey! It's lighter in the evenings now which means I should be able to get outfit shots taken much more frequently now. Has anyone else been hibernating since the start of the year? I know I definitely have. Everyday i'm counting down the days until summer, it really can't come quick enough.

I wore this outfit to go out with friends for a few drinks and lots of dancing, a step away from the blouse and jeans combo I usually wear but the blazer is still there!  I'm still not in the mood for spring pastels and bare skin, it's still way too cold for that. This subdued grey and black floral playsuit is a little nod towards a new season.

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Blazer - River Island.
Clutch - American Apparel
Heels - on sale




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