Tuesday, 10 December 2013

In Bruges

Often described as the Venice of the North, Bruges is a beautiful place to visit for a relaxing weekend. With its breathtaking churches and peaceful aura, it captures the heart of most who visit.
In the winter when the night sets in, the lights are especially stunning and create a romantic atmosphere perfect for a stroll around the town. If you stick to the back streets it not only seems as though you have the place to your self, but it is also has a particularly medieval feel and you can truly see how old Bruges is. As Harry (Ralph Feinns) says in In Bruges, it's a fairy-tale town; please note, if you haven't seen the film, watch it, it's brilliant!
Things I would recommend doing:
  • Take a canal tour - you can see much more of the town this way and it's always nice to learn a bit more about a town/city by having a guide.
  • Visit the Markt - a square in the centre full of horse-drawn carriages, charming buildings and the fabulous belfry towering above you.
  • Eat Belgian chocolates (they're not like anything you can buy in the UK) and drink Belgian beer.

Have you been to Bruges?

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monochrome Florals

Keeping with the Primark themed outfits, here is another item I picked up recently - a monochrome flower print dress.
The quality of Primark's dresses seems to have gone up quite a bit recently; this is made of a nice, harder wearing fabric than the £5 jersey dresses they sell! Don't get me wrong, it's not like something you would buy from Asos or Topshop but it's good quality for the price (which by the way, I think was about £15).
Speaking of Asos...I've gone a little crazy recently with all their 20% off on weekends and have bought some gorgeous swing dresses. Post will come soon!

Hat - H&M
Cardigan - ASOS
Dress - Primark
Necklace - Primark
Shoes - Primark

Speak soon...

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Bedroom Snippets


Heart tea light holder - John Lewis
Disney figurines - Charity shop and gifts
White shabby chic heart - Primark
Beatrix Potter teacup - Wedgwood (1st birthday gift I think)

I love seeing how people decorate their homes and having a look at all the little trinkets they own, so I thought I'd snap a few random pictures of my bedroom to share with you all!

I sometimes think I'd love to have my room very minimal, but it will never happen, I'm too much of a hoarder and love collecting bits and bobs. It's nice to have things around you that remind you of something or someone - I've got lots of things from my grandma and mum that I treasure!

In a couple of months time we should be moving into our own flat so I've been searching round looking for inspiration for decorating. The kitchen and bathroom have been planned out, but the bedroom and living room is yet to be decided. I'm kind of leaning towards white furniture in the bedroom but I don't know whether I can convince the other half!

How have you decorated your room/flat/house? I would love to see posts or pictures...so please leave links :)

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