Friday, 29 August 2014

Stacey's Smiles

The cooler weather calls for warmer PJ's.

An amazing find from an antique market I hit up at the weekend.

Pink, Rain & Flamingos.

I successfully made another zippered cushion cover all on my own this time!! 

An Anthropologie style find from T.K. Maxx.

Happy Friday again!! Next week it'll be September eekkk! I am dying for a pumpkin spice latte though!  I successfully completed my first project on the new sewing machine, another pillow, I decided not to be too adventurous, but I completed this one all on my own and have some fabrics piled up for some more challenging projects!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Bright Week

Sheinside Dress // Dolce Vita Sandals // Etsy Rings // Lips - Too Faced Melted

This dress was under £10 can you believe it?! I am loving Sheinside right now (did you see this post?), especially when I need something for an event and I have nothing in my wardrobe that fits the dress code! I attended an event over the weekend that required something bright, light and fun and this dress fitted the bill perfectly! I had so much fun dancing the evening away. It's been a rather bright week for me on the blog, I wouldn't normally wear such colourful pieces, but I've been inspired to add more neon to my closet!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Getting Cozy with Jo Malone

I love burning candles all year round, but as the nights get darker there is nothing I love more than curling up under my favourite blanket and lighting a few candles. I treated myself to this Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede candle for my birthday, and the fragrance is divine, my entire room is filled with the sweetest scent! As soon as Autumn is here you will find pumpkin candles around my home and I recently discovered Flamingo Candles (how cute is the packaging?) which will be next candle I purchase when I feel like I deserve a little treat!

You can shop all my favourite candles here:

Monday, 25 August 2014

Brighten Up the Week

Mindy Mae's Market Necklace & Bracelet (save 10% on your order with code 'spark1988')

So I know that I am excited for Autumn to arrive but it's still August and I want the weather to brighten up for the rest of the month, all this gloomy, rainy weather is not how I wanted to end summer! So let's brighten up the start of this week (today feels like a Monday since it was a Bank Holiday yesterday) with this fun bag from and possibly the brightest tee/item of clothing I own! Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Stacey's Smiles

Farmer's Market Flowers.

Strawberry Starbucks Water (just 40p)!

Mt latest find in T.K. Maxx.

The sweetest print from the Simply Jessica Marie Shop, which turned one this week.

A bright outfit coming to the blog next week.

There is one thing that has kept me smiling all week, my best friend got engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond happy for her and I cannot wait to celebrate when she comes home from her travels. I have been doing a happy dance in my head all week. I also have a new sewing machine to start playing with and that is probably where you will find me for most of the Bank Holiday weekend if they sun doesn't find its way out again! Happy Weekend!!!!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fading Summer

Target Dress // H&M Shirt // J Crew Bag // Dolce Vita Sandals // Ray-ban Sunglasses //

Summer is slowly fading away already as the days get shorter and the weather turns cooler. I am savouring every last moment of it, even though I cannot wait for Autumn to be in full swing! I'm layering up my favourite summer pieces like this dress, with light shirts and jackets so I can still get a few more wears out of them in the cooler summer temperatures before the boots and sweaters come out again.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

No Bake Energy Bites

I have been eating these energy balls non stop since I made a batch at the weekend, I cannot get enough of them and neither can anyone else who has managed to get their hands on one from my stash! 

The best bit about these are there is no baking required and you can make them in minutes, so if you find you've run out you can replenish your supply almost immediately! They're pretty healthy too.

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven (you can also find other variations like this Almond Joy version I want to try out next).


1 cup oats
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips 
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Simply mix everything up, let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into balls (or you can make bars) and eat them! Keep them refrigerated and they'll last for a week.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Blue Florals

 (save 10% off you order with 'spark1988') // Forever 21 Midi Ring // Etsy Rings

Blue & white has been a favourite combination of mine this summer, I think it was the influence of Greece! This dress was an absolute steal from Sheinside, they have super affordable pieces and I have since ordered this dress too and I can't wait to order some of these sweaters for Fall! 

Shop more of my favourite Sheinside dresses here: