Sunday, 25 March 2018

Top Tips For A Cosy Night In

Candle and lightbox

If it's a choice between a night out or a night in, I'm always a night in kind of girl. There is nothing better than a cosy night in either by yourself or with some of your favourite people. So today I am sharing with you all my top tips for having a cosy night in.

Frozen DVD

Watch your favourite shows/movies. Whether it's Netflix, Amazon Prime, a DVD, catch-up, or just your must-see TV show, a night in is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa and indulge in a bit of screen time. I'm a huge fan of musicals or just any movie that involves singing. Can't beat Frozen for a bit of feel-good! For anyone looking for a new series to get stuck into, I highly recommend Fringe. I was addicted to this during university! Back then though, all I had was my trusted little laptop to watch it off. The best way to watch your favourite shows at home is on a high quality television set like the new Panasonic 4K Ultra HD OLED televisions. Designed to offer the cinema experience from the comfort of your own home, what's not to like? The sound system used has been developed with sound experts, Technics, so you're sure to get the most out of your screen time without having to purchase additional speakers. High quality graphics and a superb sound system, you'll be the hostess of every movie night!

Blueberry scented candle

Candles and lighting. I have been obsessed with lighting candles recently. Having recently started doing my research into the Danish way of living known as Hygge, I have been slowly transforming my house into a little haven of cosy bliss. Lighting candles or hanging fairy lights is such a brilliant way to create a cosy atmosphere.

Yankee Candle reed diffuser

Make it smell nice. If you don't have scented candles, or if you just don't like lighting candles at all then I highly recommend purchasing some reed diffusers. I have one in my bedroom from Yankee Candle and it keeps my bedroom smelling so sweet and fresh without the worry of a flame. I love lighting scented candles but the scent fades once the candle flame is put out so I much prefer using flameless alternatives to prolong the scent. Plus, I do often get paranoid that one day I'll just forget that I've left a candle burning!

Healthy banana oat cookies

Snacks. A cosy night in always has to involve food of some description! For me, I love having snacks to hand. I try to keep it fairly healthy and I tend to make my own treats to indulge on. I love making my healthy banana oat cookies as they're so delicious yet they're good for you so you don't feel too guilty if you have one too many!

What do you do to create a cosy night in?

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Black Is The New Black

I remember the days when it was all about the LBD (little black dress) but, nowadays, we are all encouraged to be a little brighter and a little bolder. However, I'm still a huge fan of wearing black as you know you just can't wrong with it!

I was recently sent a few lovely pieces from the team at Tobi, an online retail company based in Los Angeles selling a wide range of clothing in a chilled, laid-back LA style. If you love your casual wear but want to stay on trend, Tobi is the place to browse. They also ship worldwide.

I am absolutely in love with this Black Lace Bralette* from Tobi. You can easily wear it for a chilled out evening snuggled up on the sofa, or you could glam it up with some high waisted leggings and a pair of heels for a night out with the girls. The straps are elasticated and I've been wearing it crossed over my neck in a halterneck style. 

With the cold weather not showing any signs of fading away, this super cosy Black Lace Up Sweater* has been a welcome addition to my wardrobe. Paired with some skinny jeans or a pair of leggings, this is great for the cool-casual look. I'm 5'4 and this comes up a little long on me so I've been wearing it as a jumper dress. The lace up detail down the sleeves is a nice touch as well and shows a little skin.

Of course, I couldn't miss out the LBD! This Black Lace Skater Dress* is simple enough to wear on a lunch date but you can also glam it up in the evening with a pair of heels. It's all in the detail with this dress from the lace centre all the way down to the fluted ruffle sleeves.

What do you think of this selection? Do you still own a little black dress?