Thursday, 17 April 2014

#BritStitchPopsUp





On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Brit-Stitch's second pop up shop with PopUp Britain.  This time they are popping up in the Bullring in Birmingham for one week.  PopUp Britain gives new British retail brands access to prime retail locations with the aim of learning retail techniques to take their businesses to the next level.  All brands are British and all produce British made. Such a great initiative, the chance to get to see some of the best new British talent and of course to get to fondle the beautiful Brit-Stitch bags in person.  The colours are even more beautiful in real life.




Brit-Stitch have just launched their first backpack which is incredibly cute and would have come home with me if I could have pulled it off!  We were lucky enough to be gifted with a bag of our choice, for me it really had to be the rose chinz with love from Brit-Stitch bag, it is so adorable it cannot fail to make me smile and brightens up any work day.  You can see a large range of products in a rainbow of colours at the popup store, a cute co-ordinating coin purse and a milk token travel wallet are next on my wishlist.  You can also use the Make Your Own bespoke service in store and create a bag that is truly you.




Brit-Stitch will be in the Birmingham Bullring until April 21st and are open 10am to 8pm (closed Easter Sunday).  The store is located on level two between Next and Oasis.  Readers of a million dresses will get a special Easter treat if they mention a million dresses when they make their purchase, exciting!


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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wednesday Wants

With Easter almost here I couldn't resist a theme to this week's wishlist, it all started when I spotted this bunny dress on asos.  Oh my!  Bunnies always make me think of Tilly so this wishlist is for you my dear.  It's also for you Claire, you know why.

I'm not really a cat or a dog person though my current collection of cat patterned dresses might fool you otherwise.  What I really am is a rabbit girl!  I used to have a gorgeous pearl grey netherland dwarf rabbit imaginatively called Bunny.  Bunny was named after my Dads childhood pet who my Dad managed to train to follow him around the garden but unfortunately met an untimely death after a run in with a dog :(  Our Bunny lived a long life and even ended up a mother after a stray rabbit found it's way in to her hutch.  Anyway enough of that, on to the bunny goodness!  This asos dress is all kinds of wonderful and is definitely not just for easter. 

 Dress: asos

I have had my eye on this rabbit dress for a while hoping it would find it's way into the sale and it has!  It down to just under £50.  It has really good reviews regarding the fit and is 100% cotton jersey.  It also comes in burgundy but the blue is my favourite.

Dress: People Tree

I couldn't pick between these bunny tights, they are both amazing.  Just look at the little tails on the black pair!!


White Tights: asos   |   Black Tights: asos

I am totally smitten by this Marc Jacobs pouch, just look at that cute face!  It is intended for your techy items but I think it would make an amazing clutch bag.  I also need this bunny phone case, a match made in heaven!

Pouch: Marc Jacobs

I have yet to purchase from Love From Hetty and Dave because there are too many things I want and I just can't make up my mind which to go for.  You'll find lots of quirky handmade brooches and customised items like this bunny bag and some amazing shoes.  *adds more to the wishlist*


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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Summer Days

The ice cream dress has got me wishing for days where I can run out of the door without grabbing my coat!  I might need my sunglasses on right now but it is defo still tights and coat weather for me.  It won't be long though and I already feel so much more energetic now the evenings are lighter, no more climbing into bed at 6pm for me.  We are spending this bank holiday doing some DIY, we are painting our bathrooms and will venture out in to the garden to give it some much needed TLC.  Next bank holiday I would love to get away and have been checking out the deals at Hotel Direct looking for a little seaside break.  Nothing fancy, we just want to sit on the beach in a deckchair eating an ice cream or two before wandering down the promanade with some fish and chips.  Obviously would need to add a cream tea or two to that list. Yum!

I've picked out my favourite sunny weather clothing to get you in the mood too!  I keep banging on about gingham, I just cannot seem to get my fill!  The watermelon dress from my last wishlist is high on my need list as is this beautiful skirt from Tara Starlet.  Gingham always makes me think of summer and this year I plan to blend into the deckchair by wearing lots of it.  I finished my multi check gingham dress last night too, eeepp!

Skirt: Tara Starlet

Everything about this Boden dress says summer to me, especially this photo.  I'm not one for going in the sea but this dress makes me want to dip my toes!

 Dress: Boden

You can get your very own mermaid shoes from Modcloth, well obviously mermaids don't need shoes but these pretty shell fit flops provide the perfect distraction from actually having feet ;)

Shoes: Modcloth

OMG! How cute is this ice cream bag?!  I do love a good novelty bag and this one is just perfect.  Would be hard not to get tempted into giving it a lick...
Bag: Modcloth

The British weather doesn't often call for little bikinis so I would hedge my bets and go for a little gingham swimsuit instead.  I love the vintage vibe of this Topshop number and would mix and match my ginghams by using the Tara Starlet skirt as a cover up. 

Swimsuit: Topshop

Summer inspired wardrobe - done!

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