Sunday, 26 June 2016

LIFESTYLE | Scarlett London's #BloggersBall 2016

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend Scarlett London's blogger event #BloggersBall at the incredible venue DSTRKT in London, the coolest underground (hence the super dark photos) restaurant and club. Definitely one to pay another visit to soon.

I met with Heather from 100 ways to 30 and Maddy from Madolyn Thinks both of whom I met at the previous event #BloggersFestival (check out my post HERE), and also the lovely Sebreena from The Girl In The City! All featured in the cute photobooth photo above! 


At the event was another multitude of recognisable brands such as JewelleryBox.co.ukSo..? Fragrances (remember them from being 14 in school changing rooms after P.E.?!), Monin with their ridiculously tasty mini espresso martinis. As well as some exciting new names such as JodyBell, a gorgeous upcoming designer, Scarlett actually featuring in one of their promotional films and Seed & Bean an innovative chocolate company with just about every flavour and all fair-trade, organic and vegan. 


More highlights were - Blogosphere Magazine, Lipivir, Vatika, Luscombe Drinks and BoHo Betty. Phew! I'm knackered even thinking about it all. There were just so many people there were to chat to and things to take in!


Thank you so much to Scarlett for inviting me, and for putting on yet another amazing event! 


Did you attend the #BloggersBall







ellie x


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

LIFESTYLE | An Instagram Update + Highlights

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I bloody love Instagram. But I also bloody hate it. I feel like most of those with a smart phone and the infamous photo app will probably agree. I adore being super nosey and gawking at the gorgeous posts by just about everyone else. But then I hate that mine don't turn out the same. 

Moving on from my moaning (I feel like I'm always moaning? Classic British gal). Recently I've been pretty good updating my Insta. Not only that, but I've been up to some exciting activities and posted about them on Instagram! For example, I was invited to M&Co's AW16 press event last week, which was such a fun event and lovely to check out their new collections! 

Plus, this weekend I went to Scarlett London's #bloggersball where I wore one of my new favourite pieces, this beautiful River Island midi skirt. Stay tuned for the full(er) lowdown of the event soon! 




If you don't follow me, I'm over at @ellieetc! Leave your links below, I love discovering new accounts! 
ellie x


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Friday, 17 June 2016

GIFT GUIDE | Last Minute Father's Day Presents

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As you'll know from my Last Minute Mother's Day Presents post - I'm a bit of a last minute kinda person. But I also love finding/buying others presents. Just that thrill ya know? 

With Father's Day approaching fast, it's becoming more and more real how Dad's are notoriously difficult to buy for, especially if they don't have a hobby. I'm lucky (in some ways) that my dad has a, slightly unhealthy, obsession with cycling, so that's always a sure fire win. Alcohol, chocolate and coffee are all safe choices too. 

A slightly more interesting idea, stemmed from a similar Mother's Day idea I had. If you and your dad share a love for music, what about a gig ticket for you both? Throw in a disposable camera too to document your fun. If not music, why not a ticket for a comedy show, or even a play? 

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. And so much love to all of those who won't be with their dad's this weekend, no matter the circumstance.

ellie x



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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

STYLE | Back to the Seventies ft. Nobody's Child Wide Leg Striped Trousers

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Wide Leg Stripe Trousers - Nobody's Child
Loose V-Neck Shirt - Zara (similar)
Trainers - New Look (similar)
Fringe Bag - ASOS (similar)

I've come to a crushing realisation. I can't pose. 


Is there some kind of Posing Camp I can attend over the summer to sort myself out? I mean what is half of this stuff really, for some reason when I'm in front of a camera all attempts to human adequately are just gone. What a terrible attribute of a blogger wanting to write about her addiction to clothes..


But lets move swiftly on from my inability to human. That's a whole other story.


If you haven't seen it yet, my new favourite brand highlight on Nobody's Child it's HERE. They're a relatively new brand and I love pretty much every piece from their collections, plus it's so affordable it's so hard to say no! 


These trousers are my dream trousers, they're just so perfect and I can't wait for the weather to turn again so I can wear them more! I think they'd be perfect on holiday on a cool city break - a.k.a I should definitely book a cool city break holiday. Can you see how my impulsive spending happens? 


Also, can we appreciate how long the seventies trend has been going?! I'm still loving the wide leg trousers and tops, off the shoulder and lace up tops. I hope it sticks around for a few more months so I can soak up all I can of it. 




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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

NEW IN | The Yellow Zara 'Leather' Jacket

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I don't like colour. I just don't (usually) go for coloured clothes. My wardrobe is solidly made up of black, grey, white and the blandest of blues/greens. For some reason I just don't buy coloured clothes. I'm a basically a monochromat. 

So imagine my surprise, strolling in to Zara and spotting a bright yellow jacket and making a beeline straight to it (pun not intended). Yellow, apparently, is a colour I can get on board with. It's a beautiful mustardy, buttery yellow, and the most supple material And the best part is - all of my other clothes are so monochromatic, it'll go with basically everything else I own!?

I'm really looking forward to styling it for summer with wide leg trousers and floaty tops. How would you style a statement colour jacket?

ellie x



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