Win a blog design

Is your blog in need of some tlc? Are you bored of the way your blog looks? or are you a newbie to the whole blogging thing?

If any of those apply to you like me enter etailPR's giveaway! They are offering to the lucky winner a free web design courtesy of etailPR's web development team.  
All you need to do is enter using the Rafflecopter app on the link below and you need to be signed up to etailPR Blogger Network

To enter click on the link http://etailpr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/win-blog-designlayout-from-etailpr.html

I'd love to win it, I think it would get my blog nice and organised ready for me to get my teeth into it properly
*fingers crossed*


Doolally about Dahlia!

Here are six of my favourite items of clothes from Dahlia's website:

I need to own at least one of these items of clothing. They are all lovely looking simple designs and would be easy to style. All dresses/pinafores could be teamed with a shirt/long sleeved top for those not so Summery days. If I had the money I would buy these Doc Marten shoes to wear with any of the above  but, due to lack of funds I will have to stick to my scruffy Converses.

A huge fan of Dahlia at the moment 

What do you think of Dahlia's clothes?


Seeing red

I love this dress my boyfriend bought me last year, I wish it would warm up so I can wear it again.
I'd style it with the below accessories:
necklace - RocknRose // ring - RocknRose // bag - Topshop // floral crown headband - RocknRose

 I think the floral crown headband would go perfectly with my dress accompanied by the other accessories.
I must buy some thing from RocknRose (my new love).

Review of 23 Jewellery bracelet


*Knotted bracelet - 23 Jewellery 

I was recently sent this lovely knotted bracelet from 23 Jewellery. 23 Jewellery create beautifully handmade, personalised and encoded bracelets. You are able to choose from whether you have multiple coloured cords knotted together to create a bracelet like mine, woven one like this, or a simple leather cord or a double-up bracelet.
When it arrived I opened to see it very nicely presented in a little organza bag also containing a code card so you can read your encoded message. I could tell as soon as I looked at it that the bracelet will last forever instead of breaking like others like this do and that it's of a high quality.
What I love about the bracelet is that fact it is adjustable, I have very skinny wrists so most bracelets slip right off me but, not in this case! Being adjustable is very practical as I do art so I don't have it dangling in paint and what not.
This product is an alround quality product and a great price!
How the encoded message works; your choice of message is encoded into Morse code using
beads(silver, gold, bronze, gunmetal).

(photo from 23 Jewellery's website)

The encoded message idea is great! I like the idea of you being the only person who knows what it means. I chose to have the number day my family & boyfriend's birthdays and the number day we started going out which I thought would be nice.
I think these bracelets would make perfect gifts; for bride from groom with the date of their wedding encoded on it, best friend encoded for friends forever or simply with your name on for a relative, friend or lover. Or just buy one for your self with your initials encoded, your birthday or even the name of your favourite person.
Another product from the website is their anklet which I must invest in because a good sturdy anklet is always hard to come by, I find.

Check out their new website http://23jewellery.com/
For a chance to win a bracelet of your choice head over to https://www.facebook.com/23Jewellery
Follow them on Twitter too. Watch out for an outfit post featuring my bracelet soon.
What do you think of the bracelets from 23 jewellery?


Art attack!

I'm currently finishing my Foundation Diploma in art and design course. Which is the reason behind my lack of blogging on here. I hope to go on to the University of Central Lancashire to do illustration which I can't wait for! I love doing drawings/illustrations with fine liners and a bit of paint mainly.
I'd like to do illustrations/drawings for others like blog headers, portraits etc (anything really).

Here is a blogger header I did for http://www.helloellaxo.com/

If you would like to know anything or fancy a chat just pop me an email katiel1994@hotmail.co.uk 


My room, talking about my room

The above photos are my pink paper honeycomb ball // union jack and flower in a fentimans bottle // my flowery bedding // my Beatles wall // my ukulele & beautiful guitar // old photos collage // my lomokino camera // two of my favourite books // I made this for my boyfriend one day (cheesy) 
My room is pretty girly more than I am myself aha. I like to keep alot of things in my room that have a memory behind them.

I thought I would start telling you all about my self and my life as I never started my blog off with doing so.

Summer is coming!

Summer is on it's way, with the weather getting to a tad warmer and the sun setting later and later by the day.  So here is a quick outfit that I put together that I think would be great to wear in the summer. I think the outfit would be perfect for festival wear or even a long walk on a sunny day. I love the light denim high waisted shorts from Topshop mainly because they are very 50's/60's esque. I picked the yellow nail polish as the colour is lovely and it compliments the yellow flowers on the top. The flowery top is bright and bold which screams summer! 

What's your summer must have?


Affordable Ark

Getting affordable, fashionable clothes is always tough. If that's what you you're looking for Ark is the answers to your fashion prayers.
Ark and it's brands supply some beautiful clothes.

Here are are a few of my favourites from their online shop:

Black Peterpan dress - Oh My Love - £38.99 //  Cream Fish Kill Lace crop top - Hearts & Bows// Mid wash Andalusia Skater skirt - Hearts & Bows - £16.99 // Black Canfield Chiffon crop top - Hearts & Bows - £15.99 // Grey Rosaline T-shirt Skater dress - Ark - £15

The black Peter Pan dress is such a simple yet very effective design. I love the detail on both of these crop tops. The t-shirt dress looks lovely and light, perfect for the summer! 

Black Della Bodycon Dress- AX Paris - £17.99 // Orange & White Judith Tie Dye Skater dress - Ark - £14.99 // Burgundy Ciara Turtle Necked Crop top - Ark - £7.99 // Black Idaho Falls Dungaree shorts - Hearts & Bows - £24.99

The shape of the sheer mesh panels on the bodycon dress creates a perfect silhouette, framing the models curves. What I like about the tie dye dress is the fact I feel like I've never seen a dress like it before. I love everything about the crop top, the colour, the shape and style. I think I may be in love with the dungaree shorts, I need them in my life! Perfect for both day and night outfits.

Navy Isabelle Midi skirt - Ark -£8.99 // Cream Canfield Chiffon Crop top - Hearts & Bows - £15.99 // White & Green 90's Striped Midi skirt - Vintage - £19.99 // Navy Odessa Pinafore dress - Hearts & Bows - £26.99

The midi skirt creates lovely curves and would be great for any evening outfit. Just showing again my love for Hearts & Bows crop tops. The white and green on the midi skirt really compliment each other and I also like the length/cut of this skirt. I've seen quite a few pinafore dresses recently but this is by far my favourite! I could imagine wearing this with crop tops, blouses and long sleeved tops on chilly days.

Gold Lion Face necklace - Ark - £9.99 // Silver Peace Sign necklace - Ark - £11.99 // Silver Heart Locket necklace - Ark - £12.99 (outside and inside photos)

The golden lion face necklace reminds me of my house door knocker, which is why I love this particular necklace. The reason why I like the peace necklace is the fact it looks like the sign has been made with branches. The silver heart locket is beautifully detailed, would go well with anything especially with a nice day dress and is also a watch!
Tortoise Metal Rim Wayfarer sunglasses - Ark - £4.99 // Light Wash Denim Levis shorts - Ark - £19.99 // Black Daisy bag - Ark - £19.99 // White & Black 90's Peace shorts - Motel - £21

The first thing I like about these tortoise wayfarer sunglasses is the price! £4.99? Cheap as chips! Such a bargain and stylish with it. My other top find are the Levis shorts. I have some Levis shorts but, they no longer fit, so I'm now a happy bunny! I think the light wash denim looks great and the shorts go with anything  too. The black daisy bag could be teamed with any evening outfit. And the studs will add a rocky feel to an outfit. As you know I like the peace sign hence me wanting a pair of shorts covered in them.

I can't wait see future clothes that they will be selling. I hope after seeing this post more people will shop at Ark, I feel that not enough people know about the shop. Shop online at Ark NOW! http://www.ark.co.uk/ 

All I need to do now is get a job so I can buy the things on my Ark wanted list. I really wish I had the money to buy an outfit and do a review post. Sucks not having a job :-( 

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