Friday, 31 August 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

I could not be more happy that I have taken 3 days off work, and I'm going away! I had a super short working week but It was more than enough for me right now!

This is how I felt when I left work every day this past couple of weeks.

Simple gift wrapping.

I had lots of orange coloured treats to enjoying during a movie afternoon.

Some serious procrastinating was going during packing.

My case was almost ready! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will be back next week to share some pictures from my trip! 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Disneyland Adventures

I am done with work for the week and it's time for my long weekend to start! I thought I'd share some pictures from my previous trips to Disneyland in 2007 and 2008!

And this is a picture I took on a previous trip but it's the first time we will be staying in the Disneyland  New York Hotel.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Outfit Ideas

I've got a busy few days at work before I head off to Disneyland which means I don't have much time to pack so I had to get a bit of a head start at the weekend! I hate packing, I am an awful packer, I wish I could just stare into my suitcase and it would magically pack itself. I am getting better though and I'm a lot more organised with planning outfits so I don't over pack! This weekend I am all about being comfortable, so I've mainly gone for shorts & tees, one patterned and one plain!

J Crew Tee, Matalan Shorts

ASOS Top, Zara Shorts

New Look Tank, Zara Shorts

Do any of you have any great packing tips you'd like to share with me? I'd love to hear them!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

New Zara Purchases

Last time I was in Zara I made a point to only look at the sale goodies and not get distracted by the new fall collection. But when I went in to pick up a basic white tee this weekend,  I did have a quick peek at some of the new offerings and I left with this statement collar necklace to add a bit of neon into my closet and this faux leather and lace top, which is a little bit tough but still feminine. I can't way until I have a bit more time to browse the whole collection especially all the cozy knits.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

Only a week until my mini break from work! I'm so excited I've been counting down the days! The one thing I am not looking forward to is packing, I'm such a bad packer!

I read this from cover to cover last weekend! 

My sister's Butter Beer Cupcakes.

Hot weather called for lots of cold refreshing drinks! 

New supplies for more DIY bracelet making.

Cute little dressing room themed cards to send to my favourite people! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend and all the Brits enjoy the Bank Holiday!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Plain Purple

It was far too hot to be wearing lots of jewellery and accessories this past weekend, I didn't even have a watch on which is rare for me! I still wanted to have a bit of sparkle, so I added a vintage brooch to my dress and kept everything else plain and simple.

Gypsy 05 Dress, Sam Edelman Sandals, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Target Bag, Vintage Brooch, Twistband

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Sticky Stripes

When the hottest day of the year rolled around I reached for my trusty H&M maxi to keep me cool. It was too hot and sticky to be outside for long and my hair wasn't going to cooperate either so I tied it back in a simple plait.

H&M Dress, Sam Edelman Sandals, New Look Hat, Target Bag, Jennifer Zeuner Necklace,
Bracelet from Italian Market

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Turquoise Tuesday

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours so I thought I'd share a few turquoise pieces I've seen floating around! 

Dress: Dorothy Perkins £30, Shoes: ASOS £45 on sale, Nail Color: Essie Turquoise & Caicos $8, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane $36, Ombre Shirt: Topshop £45

Monday, 20 August 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Floral Frills

Having a day off during the working week always feels different to having a day off at the weekend. Last week I spent my week day having lunch with my mum and sister by the lake. We then did a bit of antique shopping and had some very tasty ice cream by the beach, before heading home to escape the muggy evening heat.

Primark Dress & Sunglasses, Office @ Topshop Sandals, Michael Kors Watch,
Handmade Bracelet, Bag from Italian Market

I was slightly scared of the swans! 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

Only 2 weeks until my get away in Disneyland Paris for a few days! I enjoyed having Thursday off this week which gave my a much needed break from work and I'm ready to tackle Friday before the weekend now!

A glitter manicure with a ring I purchased in Rome last year.

My current favourite at Starbucks, Berry Hibiscus Refresha 

Some new sun cream I can't wait to try out.

I couldn't decide on just one flavour so I went with coconut with pineapple and amaretto.

This was my highlight of the week when Rebecca Minkoff shared my picture, and it now has 4194 likes! Thank you to all of those people!

Have a great weekend, I hope the sun is shining where ever you are! 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Duck Duck

Firstly I apologise for the squinty eyes, it was rather bright and early in the morning! I never really post work day outfits but this top was top cute not to share!

Primark Top, New Look Sandals, DKNY Watch

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A Beauty Box Review: Latest In Beauty In Flight Box

Until last week I hadn't jumped on the Beauty Box bandwagon! There's just so many of them out there and I'm always worried that I won't end up using the samples they send and I'll just stash them away in a drawer! When I opened the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, I saw the In Flight Beauty Box offered to readers through for £9.95 + £2.95 p&p. The thing I loved was you could see the products you were going to receive before you purchased and there was no monthly fee, you can just purchase as and when you like, so no remembering to cancel a subscription fee! I ordered on Sunday and received my box on the Wednesday. I loved the simple packaging and the boarding pass inside!

The box was jammed packed inside and the product I'm most excited to try is the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, it smells so good! Although I'm not taking any flights this summer I will be taking the Eurostar at the end of this month and all of these products are perfect for travelling and will be making their way into my bag!

I hope has some more great themed boxes like this in the future because I will be first in line to buy them! I also can't wait to try out some more of their services like creating your own box and picking your own samples to fill it with.

Has anyone else purchased any beauty boxes? Which are your favourite?