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Fabric and Sewing Haul

C: so this morning we did our usual Saturday morning ting and went shopping! But instead of our usual sort of haul, we went fabric shopping instead! Annie is a super good sewer and I am super good at buying things ready made…. So we don’t normally do this sort of thing together! However, Annie found some amazing fabric that I NEEDED for curtains for my new house so we decided to go fabric shopping and then Annie is going to teach me to sew!

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This is the material we bought! The bee material is for my curtains and I’m in love with it. I love it too much to risk ruining so my mum is making me curtains out of this, but Annie is teaching me to make a cushion today.

The rest of the material is Annie’s which she is using for various projects that she will be sharing with you all soon!

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Here is the master at work! She is pro and just made a cushion in the 10 mins I have been writing this…. Mental! So anyway, let us know what you think of these prints and we will be posting the lovely things Annie has made soon, as well as my first attempt… Wish me luck! #twolittleowls

A Mini Weekend Haul

A: Okay so I was a little bored and took myself shopping to TK Maxx (our favourite shop ever) today! I was good and didn’t buy too much stuff that I don’t need with money that could definitely be spent on more useful things, but here’s what I did get!

Firstly, this really cute top. I love tops with detail on the back, and this keyhole cut out and ‘v’ shaped split are super cute. Plus I love the vintage print. It’ll be perfect with a navy skirt, tights and boots – or with some skinny jeans. It was £12.99, and fits beautifully.

Another top with detailing on the back, but this one has buttons – another look I can’t refuse. It has such a summery floral print and I love the scalloped hem too. I’m really hankering after some high waisted skinnes for the summer (shock horror, jeans are not something which feature in my wardrobe), and they would look perfect with this and some vans for a dressed down look. This was £6.99 – bargain!

I am well aware that these trousers look hideous, but I really don’t care because I love them. I’m a massive fan of palazzo pants for summer but these have a split in the side of both legs. I’m definitely going to have to tack the splits at my knee or a little higher though cause the split actually doesn’t stop until it gets to the waistband…could quite easily lose any dignity I have left whilst wearing these. They sit just right on my hips though and are super flattering, which is always a winner for me. These were £12.99 and I plan on teaming them with a fitted black tshirt and a statement necklace.

Lastly this cute tray and candle. I can never say no to a candle, especially an Orange Blossom scented one! And this tray was too adorable to not buy, especially for £3.99!!! I love the floral print on it and it’ll be perfect for taking tea and biscuits upstairs for breakfast In bed on the weekends 🙂

What have you guys been buying recently? #twolittleowls

 

OOTD: florals, knitwear and doc martens

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Dress: Sainsbury’s (!!)

Cardigan: New Look

Boots: Dr. Marten

Necklace: Primark

C:I love this outfit! Its comfy, warm, practical and pretty. Perfecto. I couldn’t believe I found this dress in Sainsers! £15 in the sale as well, so soon go it home and teamed it with the DM’s and some knitwear – definitely my signature style! I don’t like to look too girly, so I always team up dresses etc with some sort of manly boots (girly shoes just don’t suit my feet, honest).

A: This outfit sums Chloe up. The girly 40’s style dress is really lovely, I want it so will definitely have to borrow it soon, and it’s super wearable too – dress it up with heels for a smart work dress, or team it with a cosy cardigan like Chloe has done, and you’ve got a perfect everyday look. I love them way she has teamed it with her Doc Martens too. She hasn’t stopped wearing them since she bought them (true story), and is a pro at mismatching looks and making them work. The floral print with the heavy boots and detailed gold necklace works perfectly!

What do you guys think? Let us know! #twolittleowls

A Vintage Bride ft. Lover.ly

A: I was recently having a browse on the world wide web, and quickly got  lost in the never ending scrolling, but found myself on the beautiful Lover.ly Website. I was so inspired by it that I knew I would have to put together a post for you all and share their gorgeous wedding dresses. Unfortunately neither of us are currently engaged (very stubborn boyfriends), but we love weddings and hey, a girl can dream.

Lover.ly was launched in 2012 by a one-time maid of honor and her team of former bridesmaids and groomsmen determined to simplify the wedding planning process. It’s described as ‘the new way to plan your wedding’, and it really is. You can search under key words, themes and colours – making the whole process so much easier to find anything and everything for your big day. All the products they feature include direct links to the site they are available from, as well as prices – it’s pretty much like a shopping version of Pinterest – what more could you want in life?

I’ve decided to pull together a ‘look’, featuring hair, make-up and accessories to go with a theme I would choose – which would have to be bohemian and vintage inspired. So here is my choice;

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Pas De Deux Bridal – Ginata Coverlet & Ebro Skirt (price on request)

Firstly, I apologise in advance to any brides to be. If you’re anything like me you will have fallen in love with this beautiful skirt and top combination (and if you have, DO NOT click the link to head to their website because their whole collection is just as beautiful!). I love the classic cut of the Ebro Skirt, with it’s nipped in waistband and gorgeous chantilly lace and illusion tulle layers, it really is my ideal wedding day look. The two-piece wedding day look is a fairly new trend, and it’s so versatile, you can really easily tune the whole outfit to exactly what you want. Personally, this being teamed with the Ginata Coverlet is bridal perfection to me. I love the high neck and sleeves with the skin showing through, keeping you covered but not concealed – for any brides who have insecurities about their arms, or chest, like I do. I also love the vintage vibe that a two-piece has and when you throw in the silhouette that the skirt creates, you’ve got a gorgeous retro-inspired bridal look. Unfortunately, this is one of the few collections on Lover.ly that don’t inform you of their prices, which normally means they are pretty pricey (sorry about that!).

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Nars Illuminator

Kiko Cosmetics Velvet Mat Satin Lipstick in Autumn Pink

Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Make-up wise, I think a classic winged liner would be perfect for this dress – with dewey highlights and rose coloured lips. The Benefit eyeliner is renowned for its lasting power – and would stay in place all day for a Bride on her wedding day. And the Kiko lipstick is a beautiful shade of pink to compliment the Nars illuminator (click here for a full review of the Kiko lipstick). This simple make-up look would go perfectly with the dress, the heavy lace pattern would be too much if it was teamed with bold make-up.

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A floral hair crown would be perfect to finish this bridal look and would look beautiful either with long, tousled curls or a messy up do. Fresh flowers would be a must for me though, and you can tie them in with your colour scheme and bridal bouquet to bring the whole wedding together.

I love the overall look of this – the heavily patterned lace dress with it’s gorgeous texture and style is complimented by the simple yet romantic make-up. The floral hair crown would really bring this look together, and I would choose one in pink and orange hues, to compliment the pink undertone in the lipstick. The overall muted pastel tones that this wedding look would create would be perfect for a spring/outdoor wedding – something which I would adore!

I’ve had so much fun writing this post, and would like to send a big thank you to Lover.ly for the inspiration!

What do you think to this Bridal look? #twolittleowls

Floral Nail Art from Born Pretty Store

A & C: We were lucky enough to be contacted by Born Pretty Store a couple of months ago about some product reviews, they asked us to choose two products to test and review on our blog. We chose the Quirky Arabesque Nail Stamp Plate, which you can see here, and the Nail Art Water Decals in the Enchanting Floral Pattern. Born Pretty Store also gave us a discount code for you lovely readers – keep reading to find out more!

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We loved the colours in the floral stickers and decided to choose the cream version – or SH02 as shown above. When the product arrived we were super excited as we hadn’t ever used anything like this before. We had both used the nail art which is shaped to your nail and you just stick on and file down, but these aren’t very long lasting so we hoped that the water decals would be better.

The size of the product is a little small, and because we both wanted to use it and review it – we chose to only use the nail art on our statement fingers. We did the usual clean, file, buff etc in preparation for this and applied a clear base coat. We then chose two colours from our collections which worked well with the pattern – Bourjois Ultra Shine in Beige Glamour 27 and OPI in Don’t Mess With OPI. We started with applying the decal – it can be a little fiddly and we didn’t want to risk doing it with just-painted-nails! We cut out a shape as close to our nail as possible and then soaked it in water for 10 – 20 seconds. Tweezers are super helpful with this, and we used a little ramekin of water to soak the decal – ingenious idea from Chloe. We were a little worried about using tweezers because we thought the transfer part of the decal would be really fragile but it was actually surprisingly strong.

After soaking, we placed the decal onto our chosen nail and positioned it with the tweezers – which did take a bit of practice. Once held into place and dry, we applied a top coat and then used the green and pink for the rest of our nails.

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We were so pleased with the finished look. Admittedly, it is a little tricky to do for an every day look but for a party or something special this is lovely, and we really liked using the contrasting colours too. This decal was $1.99 which is super cheap but as we said already it is a little small so if you are planning on doing all of your nails you would be best to buy more than one. The decals are really long lasting – Chloe’s stayed in without any touch ups for two whole weeks! Amazing!

As mentioned earlier Born Pretty Store have also very generously given us a 10% discount code for you lovely readers – with free delivery too! They are based in America so the postage would take a little longer for you UK readers, but the free postage makes it worth it! The code is TL10K31 and to head to their website, click here.

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What do you think? Have you tried nail art like this? #twollittleowlsblog

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OOTD: Fancy Florals

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A: I’ve bought this lovely floral dress for a wedding I have to go to in October and I’m super happy with it. It’s fits beautifully and has a lovely shape – and is so wearable. It can be dressed up or down and for this outfit I styled it with pretty flats, some vintage jewellery and Bill the cat for an everyday summer dress. It was a bargain and cost just £16 from Peacocks! I’m planning on wearing it with black tights and some coloured heels for the wedding, and maybe a hat if I can find one.

What do you think? #twolittleowls

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