An Autumn outfit with Glasses Direct


It's finally here isn't it? Autumn has arrived and I couldn't be happier. It's not just about the colours (even though they still take my breath away time I see a beautiful tree turning various shades of red and orange) for me it's that feeling of a fresh new start, of shedding the old and making changes. I love this time of year though when the evenings are getting colder and the mornings are crisp. It's that back to school feeling and getting organised for the months ahead.

Firstly, the change I love the most - Autumn Outfits! I get so excited about finally being able to wear tights again, to dig out my jumpers and knitwear and throw on pinafores and dungaree dresses and pretend I'm going back to school. It does end up being like some sort of uniform, but I love it. I have a pretty substantial collection of vintage floral shirts and I love pairing them with denim or black dresses. This time of year though is all about layering, as it can still be surprisingly warm (like this day!) when you go out bundled up in a big cardigan only to be sweating a few minutes later! I learnt my lesson, but I was so happy to be able to walk comfortably around in just a shirt and dress for most of the day.


Since I've started my new photography business I find that I'm spending more time looking at a screen editing lots of lovely pictures for people (and for myself!) and I felt like I needed to get my eyes seen as it had been a year or two since my last check. It turned out my suspicion was right and I needed a slightly stronger prescription than my old glasses, so I'm glad I got my eyes checked out.

After I got my prescription I decided to have a look at Glasses Direct again, as I've used their service before and have always found it efficient and great value. I also love the range of glasses on offer, and the fact that even though it's an online service you can order up to four frames to try on at home before you order them with a prescription. If you're anything like me I always feel a but pressured and panic at the opticians when looking at frames, and I like to take my time in deciding and see what they look like in better light, which is important I think when you're potentially going to spend £100+ on something. So I ended up deciding on four (but it was so hard to narrow it down!) and ordered my 7 day home trial through the website. I then turned to my Instagram stories to get some advice from you lovely lot on what suited me best! I eventually, with your help, decided on the Scout 'East' Glasses in dark tortoise shell. Ordering couldn't be easier, as when you like a frame you can just click "add to my home trial" which you can then go on and order. Then once you receive your home trial you have 7 days to try them on, and then free postage return.

Once you decide on your favourite frame you can order them using the online form. You simply choose your frame (which are stored in your home trail basket) then choose what lenses and package you want, and then add your prescription. Putting in my prescription was really easy (even if you have no idea what it means!) as you just input the specific numbers from your prescription into the corresponding boxes on the form. You then have the option to choose extras for your lenses to protect them from scratches etc. After reading up about the types of lenses I opted for the Blue reflect lenses, which is a protective coating that aims to reflect blue light and glare from screens from entering your eyes, which for me was important as I spend quite a lot of my time looking at screens.


I really love the look of these glasses, they're slightly larger than my other frames which I really like as it's always good to try something new right?! They feel really great quality, and after putting my prescription they were with me in a week. If you want to get £30 off your order with Glasses Direct then follow this link!

The rest of my outfit is:

Pinafore dress: Monki
Floral shirt: Vintage
Shoes: Converse



This post is in association with Glasses Direct and I received the glasses in return for the service review. All thoughts, words and images are my own and I really do think it is a great service! 


An Autumn outfit with Glasses Direct


It's finally here isn't it? Autumn has arrived and I couldn't be happier. It's not just about the colours (even though they still take my breath away time I see a beautiful tree turning various shades of red and orange) for me it's that feeling of a fresh new start, of shedding the old and making changes. I love this time of year though when the evenings are getting colder and the mornings are crisp. It's that back to school feeling and getting organised for the months ahead.

Firstly, the change I love the most - Autumn Outfits! I get so excited about finally being able to wear tights again, to dig out my jumpers and knitwear and throw on pinafores and dungaree dresses and pretend I'm going back to school. It does end up being like some sort of uniform, but I love it. I have a pretty substantial collection of vintage floral shirts and I love pairing them with denim or black dresses. This time of year though is all about layering, as it can still be surprisingly warm (like this day!) when you go out bundled up in a big cardigan only to be sweating a few minutes later! I learnt my lesson, but I was so happy to be able to walk comfortably around in just a shirt and dress for most of the day.


Since I've started my new photography business I find that I'm spending more time looking at a screen editing lots of lovely pictures for people (and for myself!) and I felt like I needed to get my eyes seen as it had been a year or two since my last check. It turned out my suspicion was right and I needed a slightly stronger prescription than my old glasses, so I'm glad I got my eyes checked out.

After I got my prescription I decided to have a look at Glasses Direct again, as I've used their service before and have always found it efficient and great value. I also love the range of glasses on offer, and the fact that even though it's an online service you can order up to four frames to try on at home before you order them with a prescription. If you're anything like me I always feel a but pressured and panic at the opticians when looking at frames, and I like to take my time in deciding and see what they look like in better light, which is important I think when you're potentially going to spend £100+ on something. So I ended up deciding on four (but it was so hard to narrow it down!) and ordered my 7 day home trial through the website. I then turned to my Instagram stories to get some advice from you lovely lot on what suited me best! I eventually, with your help, decided on the Scout 'East' Glasses in dark tortoise shell. Ordering couldn't be easier, as when you like a frame you can just click "add to my home trial" which you can then go on and order. Then once you receive your home trial you have 7 days to try them on, and then free postage return.

Once you decide on your favourite frame you can order them using the online form. You simply choose your frame (which are stored in your home trail basket) then choose what lenses and package you want, and then add your prescription. Putting in my prescription was really easy (even if you have no idea what it means!) as you just input the specific numbers from your prescription into the corresponding boxes on the form. You then have the option to choose extras for your lenses to protect them from scratches etc. After reading up about the types of lenses I opted for the Blue reflect lenses, which is a protective coating that aims to reflect blue light and glare from screens from entering your eyes, which for me was important as I spend quite a lot of my time looking at screens.


I really love the look of these glasses, they're slightly larger than my other frames which I really like as it's always good to try something new right?! They feel really great quality, and after putting my prescription they were with me in a week. If you want to get £30 off your order with Glasses Direct then follow this link!

The rest of my outfit is:

Pinafore dress: Monki
Floral shirt: Vintage
Shoes: Converse



This post is in association with Glasses Direct and I received the glasses in return for the service review. All thoughts, words and images are my own and I really do think it is a great service! 


A Saturday stroll


We had a few errands to run on Saturday morning, and since the sun was shining we decided to take a walk around Stokes Croft and Picton Street peeking into shops, browsing and picking up last minute gifts at Here Gallery and stopping for a drink at a favourite, Cafe Kino. It was fun just to be out with the family, enjoying our lone time in what is to be a crazy few weeks! We also braved it and took a few outfit photos, and I managed to get Rob involved too! 



I'm wearing:

Coat - M&S
Cardigan - Thrifted
Sparkly t-shirt - Thrifted
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Topshop 
Bag - Kanken

Rob wears:


Coat - c/o Boden
Shirt - Asos
Jumper - Thrifted
Jeans - Next
Boots - Clarks Originals

Theo wears:

Coat - M&S
Jumper - Tootsa Macginty
Trousers - H&M
Shoes - Second hand New Balance 



A Saturday stroll


We had a few errands to run on Saturday morning, and since the sun was shining we decided to take a walk around Stokes Croft and Picton Street peeking into shops, browsing and picking up last minute gifts at Here Gallery and stopping for a drink at a favourite, Cafe Kino. It was fun just to be out with the family, enjoying our lone time in what is to be a crazy few weeks! We also braved it and took a few outfit photos, and I managed to get Rob involved too! 



I'm wearing:

Coat - M&S
Cardigan - Thrifted
Sparkly t-shirt - Thrifted
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Topshop 
Bag - Kanken

Rob wears:


Coat - c/o Boden
Shirt - Asos
Jumper - Thrifted
Jeans - Next
Boots - Clarks Originals

Theo wears:

Coat - M&S
Jumper - Tootsa Macginty
Trousers - H&M
Shoes - Second hand New Balance 



wedding outfits



This weekend we have got a little shopping trip planned to get all the final pieces for our wedding outfits. Not mine as they were sorted long ago, including a little customising of my shoes...more to come on that later! But for Rob and Theo. So I thought I would have a little look around the internet and see what I could find. I don't want to spend money on something that Theo's never going to wear again, because one it's a total waste of money and two why would I buy something that is so impractical (like a proper suit) for a toddler that he would never want to wear again?

My Mum already bought Theo a vintage Ralph Lauren checked shirt, and even though it would be lovely to be able to afford to buy new items from the collection it's just not possible! Saying that, there are a few shirts from the mens section that Rob has his eye on! So I have found some sweet trousers and braces, and a sweet cardigan. Can't beat a pair of braces and a bow-tie! Theo will without a doubt steal the show on the day, so he might as well look cute as he does it!

Image sources zara.com, cosstores.com

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own!




wedding outfits



This weekend we have got a little shopping trip planned to get all the final pieces for our wedding outfits. Not mine as they were sorted long ago, including a little customising of my shoes...more to come on that later! But for Rob and Theo. So I thought I would have a little look around the internet and see what I could find. I don't want to spend money on something that Theo's never going to wear again, because one it's a total waste of money and two why would I buy something that is so impractical (like a proper suit) for a toddler that he would never want to wear again?

My Mum already bought Theo a vintage Ralph Lauren checked shirt, and even though it would be lovely to be able to afford to buy new items from the collection it's just not possible! Saying that, there are a few shirts from the mens section that Rob has his eye on! So I have found some sweet trousers and braces, and a sweet cardigan. Can't beat a pair of braces and a bow-tie! Theo will without a doubt steal the show on the day, so he might as well look cute as he does it!

Image sources zara.com, cosstores.com

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own!




theo's daily outfit

This week we finally went on an adventure. We travelled back east to go see my dad and celebrate his 60th birthday. We had fun, but I got sick, boohoo. This week we've mainly been staying indoors once again because as you all well know it's been bloody freeeeezing. I'm hoping to get better soon and that we say goodbye to winter as soon as possible!


theo's daily outfit

This week we finally went on an adventure. We travelled back east to go see my dad and celebrate his 60th birthday. We had fun, but I got sick, boohoo. This week we've mainly been staying indoors once again because as you all well know it's been bloody freeeeezing. I'm hoping to get better soon and that we say goodbye to winter as soon as possible!


theo's daily outfit


So as I've mentioned numerous times this week, we haven't had the most successful of times. But it's been fun on occasions. We've met up with friends, had a craft morning making mothers day cards, been to playgroups, visited @bristol with daddy and went on a walk to the farm. That doesn't sound too bad at all does it? 

theo's daily outfit


So as I've mentioned numerous times this week, we haven't had the most successful of times. But it's been fun on occasions. We've met up with friends, had a craft morning making mothers day cards, been to playgroups, visited @bristol with daddy and went on a walk to the farm. That doesn't sound too bad at all does it? 

theo's daily outfits


Whoops! Getting later and later with these...I will try and keep them up. You may have noticed that some aren't really very clear shots of his outfits, it's getting increasingly hard to get a good, non-blurry full length frontal photo of him everyday! either my phones not up to it, or he's just getting faster, but I can't seem to catch him like I used to and he certainly doesn't want to pose for me! Anyway I still enjoy putting these together and the challenge, but sorry if they aren't always very clear!

Just a little side note, I noticed that I've been nominated for the photography category for the Mad blog awards and I have to say I'm very very grateful! I've never been one to follow or be part of awards or contests, but it's lovely to be nominated and especially for photography. Photography is something I'm hugely passionate about, and even though I am not really doing any 'work' at the moment, it's good to put my degree to use through photography for the blog, so any recognition is amazing! Of course I would never expect to win, as this blog is only little, but if you did want to vote or nominate me for any thing that would be super! thank you thank you thank you!

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theo's daily outfits


Whoops! Getting later and later with these...I will try and keep them up. You may have noticed that some aren't really very clear shots of his outfits, it's getting increasingly hard to get a good, non-blurry full length frontal photo of him everyday! either my phones not up to it, or he's just getting faster, but I can't seem to catch him like I used to and he certainly doesn't want to pose for me! Anyway I still enjoy putting these together and the challenge, but sorry if they aren't always very clear!

Just a little side note, I noticed that I've been nominated for the photography category for the Mad blog awards and I have to say I'm very very grateful! I've never been one to follow or be part of awards or contests, but it's lovely to be nominated and especially for photography. Photography is something I'm hugely passionate about, and even though I am not really doing any 'work' at the moment, it's good to put my degree to use through photography for the blog, so any recognition is amazing! Of course I would never expect to win, as this blog is only little, but if you did want to vote or nominate me for any thing that would be super! thank you thank you thank you!

MAD Blog Awards