We made it! We survived the most depressing month of the year. I might not have done too well on the old resolutions (does one bath cut short by a screaming baby count as self-care?) but there’s still 11 months … Continue reading
It was my mum’s birthday last week and I treated her to afternoon tea at the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa. It was lovely to spend some time relaxing on our own. In fact, it was only when I … Continue reading
This week’s Sunday Snapshot is a series of photos taken at the Etsy Made Local opening night in St Ives on Friday. The Christmas market is on until 5pm today, so do pop down to the Guildhall to shop local … Continue reading
I didn’t manage to get a post up last week so this one is packed full of recommended reading, including Christmas gift guides, additions to my TBR list and must-see places. Check out all these lovely blog posts! I love … Continue reading
I have been inspired by so many blog posts this week. I hope you find something new and interesting amongst the following list, including Cornwall loving, yummy recipes, drooling over Jo-Go and learning how not to be an asshole on … Continue reading
Edit: I’m using this post as a referencing point for anyone looking for my Cornwall posts. I’ll be adding to it as we visit new places. Got some tips? Leave a comment :) This summer I want to get out … Continue reading
Every morning on my way to work, before I dig my book out of my bag, I catch up on my social media, emails and all-important Bloglovin feed (yes, my commute is that long!). I always love seeing what everyone … Continue reading
Yep, you read that right. Spontaneous! If you spend much time with me ‘in real life’ you’ll know that I need an itinerary for every day – it drives the boyfriend crazy. We had this week booked off work (well, … Continue reading
Would you believe that in the same week that we had snow we also walked on the beach and I had my first ice cream of the year? Welcome to Cornwall! Gotta love living here!
I was a very happy girl the other day to receive the rather fabulous offer of reviewing a selection of party wear from JD Williams – and I got to pick the pieces myself! After a couple of minutes browsing the website, which, to be honest, I hadn’t paid much attention to before, I created a pretty long shortlist of items before whittling it down to these three items: a Joe Browns dress (I do love me some Joe Browns!) teamed with a gold bag and stud detail tights (actually a pack of two) for a bit of sparkle.
Now, if you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know I’m not one for ‘outfit of the day’ posts – I’d rather be behind the camera than in front of it. So I dragged the boyfriend down to the beach for a mini photoshoot – you can’t go wrong with a beautiful Cornish backdrop to complement the rather lovely clothes!
I have to be honest about a couple of things that are hiding in the photos, however… The zip is one of those fiddly ones which will only do up when it’s not on you – I promise it’s the right size (there was plenty of room) but there was a bit of a gaping hole hiding under the cardigan. If I had bought this dress myself I would have asked for an exchange as I don’t have the patience for those things! Also, the tights are a size 12-16 but felt like they were made for someone a foot shorter. I’m a size 12-14 but those things were a bugger to actually get up on my waist and once they got there they just kept falling down – it’s a good thing the dress is a great length! After the shoot I ditched the tights and walked around St Ives bare legged for the rest of the afternoon.
The fit of the dress itself is perfection. I love skater dresses and it’s the perfect length to show a bit of leg without too much over the knee. And the tights are the perfect thickness for wandering the streets in between cocktails in the evening.
Thanks, JD Williams! I’ll definitely be checking you out next time my fingers start itching for some online shopping. Oh, it’s Pay Day tomorrow!
Location photos by Allanson Hunter.