If the jacket fits – Featuring New Look Inspire.

Hi all!

Some of you may of heard the news that New Look Inspire are pushing their new collections to be more fashion forward. This has definitely needed to happen for a long time as it has always seemed to be that New Look Inspire was a bit overlooked and behind with the fashion trends. I do browse on their website but nothing much ever jumps out at me, apart from when I shop via ASOS. I’m not sure if they just keep their best stuff for ASOS but I’ve had a few bits via ASOS which have been great. My favourite piece that I’ve ever bought from them though is this faux leather faux fur jacket.

WP_20160130_13_23_41_Pro

I love this jacket so much.

WP_20160130_13_24_38_Pro

Full outfit. I paired it with a New Look suedette cami and floral full skirt from Boohoo.

I love the jacket because it’s relaxed fit and so works on my short torso. The sleeves are a great length on me and have some detailing on them. The fur isn’t an overly fluffy slab of fur – it has great texture and can also be removed if you want just the leather jacket which I think is a nice touch. It’s always good to have options!

This jacket is so versatile and looks great thrown on with a little dress or with jeans and a cute tee. I’ve had so much wear out of it already and think it will definitely be  a real staple in my wardrobe – even more so now the weather is getting nicer and its time to put the big coats away!

It’s always worth giving a brand another try and seeing what they’re bringing to the table this season. I’m quite taken with a pinafore dress I’ve just seen on their website and think I may be purchasing it very soon!

When Hannah Went For Tea – Featuring The Olde Young Teahouse

Hi all!

This week I decided to check out the new location of the wonderful The Olde Young Teahouse! The Teahouse has recently moved into a newer bigger premises due to it’s popularity – but don’t worry tea lovers; it’s only moved two doors down. Being as nosey as I am, I wanted to see what the new place looked like, and how it felt in comparison to the previous premises which was small and cosy with a lovely atmosphere.

With the weather being on the cooler side, I finally decided to dig a jumper out. This jumper is lovely because it’s really toasty, but it’s been knitted with an almost lace like effect and it’s quite see-through which means it’s not “bulky” on me but is still super toasty. It’s been knitted from a black fuzzy wool with various colours running through it here and there. I love it. I picked it up from the amazing Vintageous Rags on one of their “Everything £10 and under” days” which happen every month or so and is a great way to grab a bargain!

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo10_1280

I teamed this jumper with a lovely orange and white poppy skirt I got from Boohoo (which is no longer available) to bring some colour to my outfit – the midi length and colours being perfect for autumn..

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo9_1280

I finished my outfit with a slick of MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Atomic, chunky glasses and Buttons (straightened) by Geisha Wigs (who currently have 10% off with code COMICCON) and I was ready to leave!

I met up with my friend Amy and we ventured to the new Teahouse. Once inside I was blow away. The previous shop front was tiny where-as this unit is really wide letting tons of light in and allowing for my favourite pass time – people watching.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo7_1280

The shabby chic look runs through the whole shop with one of the most beautiful features being these stunning wood floors they found underneath the carpets.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo9_1280

The eclectic mix of vintage furniture makes it so homely and inviting.

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo1_1280

I was pleased to see they’d found the same wallpaper as before which makes a beautiful backdrop against the thick wooden shelves which house the various different offerings of tea.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo10_1280

Got to love a feature lampshade!

 tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo7_1280

The serving counter is big and beautiful and made from recycled materials. I love the panelling effect which has been created. You can see the tons of different choices on top. Again, I love the different coloured stands/chunks of wood and glass cloche’s which all work together to look so inviting. I couldn’t decide what to eat – so I ordered everything.

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo2_1280

The menu’s are on clipboards and hooked the bar. I loved this!

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo5_1280

The front display is actually made from scaffolding boards and houses various teacups, bottles and other bits and pieces all adorned with cute bunting. I really love this look!

tumblr_neoacuPFGv1qh7lbvo8_1280

Down to the menu! I decided to order afternoon tea as I couldn’t decide what to eat. For £9, you get mini sandwiches, a big slab of cake, a scone with accompaniments and all the tea you can drink.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo8_1280

Our beautifully presented afternoon tea! (although bigger cake stands may be needed as those slices of cake are huge!). We had ham and mustard and hummus and roasted veg mini sandwiches which were delicious! When I used to be a vegan I could always count on the teahouse to have hummus and bagels for me to fill myself up on with lashings of mint chocolate tea; for this trip though I went for an English Royal as I was having such flavourful food and didn’t want to overpower it with my tea.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo5_1280

The English Royal tea (as suggested by the Tea Bee’s) was beautiful – light and delicious with slight floral notes. I then dug into my cheese scone which was possibly the best cheese scone I have ever tasted. They reminded me of being young, sat at the table in my nana’s waiting for them to come out of the oven. I definitely recommend these!

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo6_1280

Finally, with the help of a new tea which I didn’t quite catch the name of which was equally as tasty I somehow found room for my huge slice of milky bar cake. The cake was so light and fluffy that it melted in the mouth, and the generous milky bar toppings were naughty but oh so nice. I was really glad that I wore an elasticated skirt because I came away stuffed!

            tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo3_1280

As stuffed as I was, I had to get some snaps with the Tea Bee’s! These ladies really made my experience special, helping me to choose teas based on flavours I liked, were knowledgeable about all the products but most importantly they were both so lovely to speak to, kind, considerate and genuine.

tumblr_neoaaoJtsy1qh7lbvo2_1280

Here’s me with owner and Queen Tea Bee Carli! I’ve known Carli for almost about ten years now as she’s friends with my older brother, and I am so pleased to see how well she is doing. It’s clear to see how much hard work and passion Carli, and the other Tea Bee’s put into this business and it really pays off as its such a lovely place to visit. The Olde Young Teahouse really sticks by its name and when we visited, there was a huge mix of people from children to elderly – it really is a place where all generations can pop along for a rest, slab of cake and a great cup of tea.

Hope you enjoyed reading this and it didn’t make your mouth water too much! If you’re local and fancy going – message me! I always have time for tea.

Hannah x

Playing with new styles – featuring Boo Hoo Kimbillie Floral Long Sleeve Playsuit.

 

 

 

Have you ever had one of those garments which you’ve always wanted to try/wear but never found one that fit your body nicely?Thats how I feel about playsuits. I lusted after them for such a long long time, never really finding one that fit me nicely or wasn’t a pain to get in and out of when needing the loo on a night out! Fast forwards a few months, and with the launch of the Boohoo plus sized range, came this little beauty. This playsuit is the Kimbillie Floral Long Sleeve Playsuit and it is beautiful. I went back and forwards over this playsuit when I first saw it online because I couldn’t decide if I loved or hated it. Then it sold out in my size and I was gutted. Thankfully a fellow blogger sold me this one and it has since been restocked in sizes 16-26!

IMG_2167

So what would I say about this playsuit? WELL the most important thing would be comfort. You actually forget you’re wearing clothes because it is so comfortable. I’ve worn this twice now, once to an all you can eat Brazilian place in London (the soft jersey really helped for a full tummy)and for a night out and it has been perfect both times.

IMG_2168  The print is lovely. Almost like a watercolour floral with bursts of colour.

IMG_2177

 

I have this in a size 22 and really I could of sized down as it is very roomy! There is also slightly excess fabric on the cross over like it needs to be pulled taut and as a result of this – it was very booby!

 

 

IMG_2178

Very very booby as you can see! My only major gripe with this playsuit is I wish the arms were 3/4 as they’re a tad long on me, but I tend to roll them up.

IMG_2190

 

Wig wise,sweet tea is my fave and looked pretty darn good with the bright colours! Heres me enjoying a Pimms in a can!

IMG_2192

Final note! This post is dedicated to my beautiful best friend Chloe Lewis who is sadly returning to University in Dundee soon (we were out celebrating her going back) and I’m going to miss her so much. This girl is my right arm, the ying to my yang and just the most kind, hilarious and beautiful friend that anybody could ever ask for. It’s going to suck to be apart, but I can’t wait to pop up to Dundee and visit as their nightlife is incredible, and I know she’s doing something amazing which she loves (which I’ll be sharing on the blog!). Good Luck Chloe. I love you lady!