08 May 2016

spring things

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Hello you! It's been a while since I last posted, so for now I thought I'd ease my way in by sharing a few things I've been lovin' this spring...

Aside from this song that's been stuck in my head for weeks now, I've become a bit of a frill seeker clothes wise recently. I fell in love with this Zara dress while on a Tatty Devine lookbook shoot and even though I wouldn't usually go for this colour and cut, I was completely smitten. I wore it for the first time this weekend, it certainly was the perfect weather for it! The pale green Asos ruffle jumper has been my most worn thing since I treated myself to it last month - I'm now eyeing up the white version too!

Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir is a pretty special fragrance for me - I nabbed a mini bottle from my mum's Cologne Collection and wore it on my first date with Rob in December '14... and I've been wearing it ever since! The mini lasted until my birthday last year before Rob surprised me with the full size bottle. We both love the rich, spicy aroma and the memories it evokes of the early stages of our relationship, I know I'll love this scent for years to come! I recently gifted my mum to the Lime, Basil and Mandarin cologne for her birthday, so after freshly brewed coffee, this is one of the first scents I smell most weekday mornings!

Despite now living in Putney, most weeks I pop back to my old neck of the woods, Battersea, to pick up some fresh flowers. My two go-to spots are Battersea Flower Station and Steve Morgan Flowers - if you're after a beautiful bouquet or an endless choice of plants, the flower station is the place to go, and if you want a vast range of blooms on a budget, definitely pay the lovely Steve a visit! If you fancy a good chat, you're guaranteed to get that at both too.

Jazz xx

20 February 2016

the true secret of happiness

Say hello to my dress of William Morris dreams! 
When House of Hackney first launched their William Morris collection, I became completely obsessed with this dress and just knew it had to be mine. After popping by their flagship store for weeks and months on end to see if they had my size in stock, I had well and truly given up hope on owning this beauty. Good things really do come to those who wait, as on Black Friday they gave me a call to say it had finally arrived in my size with 20% off! Bursting with excitement, I met Rob after work and practically skipped to the store to try it on - I loved the dress just as much as the first time I saw it. It was clearly meant to be.  
Spending nearly £200 on anything, let alone one item of clothing, is a pretty big deal for me, however to this day I don't regret my decision at all. I wore it for the first time on mine and Rob's one year anniversary, so it really does hold a special place in my heart and is something I know I'll treasure forever. After all, Morris once said "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", and this dress certainly is both.