Saturday, 25 June 2016

8 Free Design Tools that Every Blogger Should Know About

Not everyone can afford expensive tools like Photoshop, but that doesn’t mean your blog can’t be beautifully designed! There is a plethora of free design tools out there – ones that I have been relying on for years to create my own blog headers, buttons and logos as well as edit my photos. Here are my top 8 tools for improving your visual content.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Gas Axe Inc Tropical Dress Review

With a subtle tropical vibe this Gas Axe Inc dress fits perfectly with the current botanical trend. I would usually steer well clear from a white dress but with the beautiful, unique print I could not help myself. I love reproduction vintage because it saves the hassle of finding an affordable piece that fits, flatters and is good enough quality for regular wear. 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

JOY Louche Bird Dress Review

Beautifully designed with a flattering cut, JOY's Louche Ineesha Bird Print Dress has become a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. I am always drawn to blue and the cute bird print reminded me so much of Snow White that I fell in love straight away. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

York May 2016

York is one of my favourite places, so I obviously jumped at the chance to visit for a couple of days with my parents. I had just handed in my dissertation and was ready for a much needed rest before the final push of third year. It was perfect; we shopped, drank lots of tea and finished the weekend off with a huge roast at Middletons Hotel. I thought I'd share some of my pictures of the weekend here on my blog. 

 Lovely tea and an omlette at The Drawing Board

Monday, 13 June 2016

#HBHullBloggers June Mini-meet

Furley & Co. is located on Princes Dock Street, Hull.

I was lucky enough to get a place on the recent #HBHullBloggers mini-meet at Hull's own Furley & Co. A great chance to catch up with old friends, the small gathering was a lovely way to end a Monday. 

Friday, 10 June 2016

York Does Vintage

I recently attended York Does Vintage, one of the several Britain Does Vintage fairs that take place across the country. In the beautiful setting of York's Merchant Adventurers' Hall, the fair tied two of my favourite things together - vintage and history. The grade 1 listed building has a rich history, dating back to 1357 and houses extraordinary collections of furniture, paintings and silverware.

The oak beams in the main hall create perfect setting for a vintage fair. Britain Does Vintage put on multi-award winning fairs across the whole of Britain. Offering vintage clothing, homeware and accessories as well as retro inspired designs from a wide range of eras and styles. In the main hall there was also pop up tearoom and live music to add to the ‘olden day’ vibe.

Live music and entertainment from Jessa Liversidge created a whole vintage experience. 

 After a hard day of shopping indulge at the pop-up tea shop.

 It was lovely talking to the ladies from Etty Retro  - be sure to check out their retro inspired shades on their Facebook page.

I ended up buying this beautiful tropical themed dress 

 In love with this vibrant homeware 

Upcoming BDV events

Scampston Hall's Big Vintage Festival, near York – 12/06/2016

York Does Vintage – 26/06/2016
Deershed Festival, North Yorkshire – 22/06/2016 – 24/06/2016
York Does Vintage –  04/09/2016
Newcastle Does Vintage – 10/09/2016

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