Monday, 28 November 2016
Pinterest for ideas of festive wrapping, but I've never actually got round to trying them out... So having a little more time this year has given me the chance to have a go and share them with you too! I've got a part two (and maybe three!) to come too, including DIY gift tags, so make sure to follow and check back again soon for more! DIY 1: Holly Berries and Hessian Difficulty: 1/5 Time: 5-10 minutes per present You will need: Scissors, Brown Paper, Hessian Jute Roll, Two Colour Twine, Holly Bush Branch Bloglovin' | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest x
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Stripe Chunky Knit Jumper, Grey Herringbone Coat, Small Tan Bag, Navy Flatform Brogues, Navy Wide Leg Trousers, Faux Suede Mittens, Navy Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper, Knot Detail Shopper, Shearling Lined Trainers, Camel and Grey Checked Scarf, Grey Wool Trousers, Colour Block Coat So this past year I've either started dressing like an old lady or M&S have upped their game. I'm thinking the later, but tell me if I'm wrong! I seem to walk round their womenswear department and browse online and spot SO many pieces I want to pick up - hence this M&S packed wishlist! I feel like they are the perfect shop for pieces you'll wear year after year, but still have trend led pieces too. This season I've been completely drawn to all things navy, camel and grey (as you can see above!), I feel they are the perfect warm colours for winter with out picking the obvious Christmas reds and greens. The striped jumper was a piece from the recent M&S wool edit, and I kinda fell in love at first sight! It just had the perfect balance of statement jumper with out being too bold, with a high neck and chunky (but not TOO chunky!) knit - what could be better? I'm also a little bit in love with the brogue flatforms, and they've been in my bookmarks patiently waiting to go in to sale for the past few months now! The navy colour makes them perfect for now right and then next year in to summer, and as I'm not keen on the usual traditional brogue, the updated shape and perforated detailing really caught my attention. To be honest I could talk you through why I love everything on this wishlist, but I think the more I talk about the items the more likely I am to buy them all...! So I'll leave you to have a browse for yourself! Let me know if you love any of these pieces, or comment a link to something you've been loving recently! Follow Rose and Weston on Bloglovin' | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest x
Monday, 21 November 2016
Good Housekeeping's article and wondering whether I would agree with their number one decision! Having tried A LOT of mince pies over the years, I decided I wouldn't need to try them all again, but just test my favourite against theirs. So, here's my little taste test of mince pies... Iceland Luxury Mince Pies, £1.50 (Star Topped Mince Pie) With such a build up, having won the award this year and last, I was excited to finally try this mince pie. I really liked the home made look of them, with a little bit of the filling bursting out, however the pastry did look slightly over cooked around the edges. This affected the pastry texture too, and it was very crumbly and a little dry. Not a good start, but the filling definitely made up for it! The mincemeat packed out the pastry well and had a great Christmassy kick of what I can only assume was brandy, mixed with whole pieces of fruit in the juicy mixture - the best mince pie filling I've had! Maybe the pastry was a bad batch, as I've read other reviews of it being buttery and smooth. But until I buy another box my verdict is: 8/10 Aldi's Specially Selected Mince Pies, £1.29 (Snowflake Topped Mince Pie) I'd tasted Aldi's mince pies last year, and they soon became a favourite - not only from the taste but that they were just that little bit cheaper. However, they certainly didn't look cheap and are neatly finished with a light pastry with a festive snowflake. The pastry was smooth with light buttery taste, just how I like it. I did notice that the pie base was quite uneven, meaning if you're looking for perfect pastry the search continues! The mincemeat had a good sweet spiced flavour and a more delicate splash of brandy, not quite as full of fruit, but just as juicy. Iceland did win the filling contest, but Aldi's still hit the spot! And beating Iceland hands down on pastry in taste and texture means my verdict is: 9/10 Bloglovin' | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest x
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Sid the squirrel or Betsy the badger on our winter walk, and that's a chance I definitely don't want to miss!
Topshop Faux Fur Gilet (similar here), ASOS Gold Necklace, Topshop Aaron Knit Jumper (similar here), Primark Bag (similar here), Topshop Jeans, Office Shearling Lined Boots (similar here)
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Thursday, 3 November 2016
Chloe's Instagram to them being in my online shopping basket and ordered. I'd been after a pair of loafers for quite sometime, but I'm not all that keen on the usual straight gold bar of the Gucci version and the many dupes that have hit the high street recently. I don't know what it is, maybe that my Granny has been wearing similar pairs for as long as I can remember... So, when I saw this Mango pair with the gold ring donning the foot, I couldn't get on the website quick enough! I just know I'm going to be wearing these for a looonggg long time!
Topshop White Tee, Primark Black Duster Jacket (similar here), Mango Double Necklace, ASOS Black Trousers, Mango Ring Loafers
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