Hi dolls, how are you? I'm afraid there's no Bakeoff post today - as you know the past few weeks have been really hectic and with my brother away at training no one else at home seemed all that keen on eating anything 'patisserie' themed (I've mentioned my family aren't all that sweet toothed and it'd be silly to make things just to go to waste!) Next week I should be coming back with a lovely big finale bake, though. :)
In the mean time I have got my September favourites post lined up: stay tuned to read about the items I've been loving most this month!
Earrings - Your Dreamcatcher*
Some of you may remember that I have bought dreamcatcher earrings a few months ago - disappointingly they have since broken, and I was a little heartbroken as they were my favourites! Luckily Your Dreamcatcher came to the rescue: I fell in love with these at first sight and was so happy when they arrived at my door. The earrings are handmade in sterling silver with onyx bead detailing, with beautiful little feathers hanging just underneath. I love them even more than my original pair because the detailing is black (we all know how I feel about black!) I've worn them almost every day since they arrived and am hoping to collect all the matching jewellery over time.
Joggers - Your Dreamcatcher*
I also received a pair of Your Dreamcatcher joggers in the post - I change into loungewear the minute I get home after work as I like to curl up in something comfy, and these are perfect for the job. I liked the cute motif and they are incredibly thick and warm. I sized up as I like my loungewear loose, but I'd recommend staying true to size as these are a little too baggy over the hips, luckily there's a drawstring tie to reign them in! Overall I'm really pleased with these, next I'd love to see Your Dreamcatcher bring out some wide yoga-style trousers as that's my preferred shape of loungewear and I think they'd look adorable with the bohemian-inspired logo.
Nike Air Force 1 - Schuh
I needn't tell you I'm not a sporty kind of gal, so I'm as surprised as you are that these are on my list. However, I needed a shoe to wear at work: I have a high instep and wanted something really supportive for running around all day, as well as something that would be fairly waterproof as winter comes around and I begin walking to work in the rain. My brother told me they looked like school shoes but personally I love a fat black trainer and I can't get over how comfortable these have been.
Desk Pad - Paperchase
Lately I've been really beating myself up for not being organised enough, despite the fact that I'm an illustrator without a desk, not to mention organising myself around a new job and a to-do list as long as my arm. I picked this desk pad up at Paperchase for just £6 to try and help me get more organised, splitting my to-do list around work shifts and trying to set realistic goals per day. I'm really hoping this will help me to balance everything and feel a little less stressed. The fact that it's pretty will hopefully make me feel more inclined to use it...
Scrunchies - Topshop
I'm really bad at putting my hair up, I keep pondering over Pinterest trying to master some new styles but in all honesty I'm just rubbish at it. However I've lately become a big fan of these bunny-ear scrunchies from Topshop as they look really cute sticking out of the messiest of buns, there's wire inside the bunny ears so you can adjust how they sit which is handy!
The Sweet Poison Quit Plan by David Gillespie
I know this one's pretty ironic given that I've been taking part in The Great Blogger Bakeoff for the past six weeks but this book has really opened my eyes about sugar and I'm only a few chapters in. I'm really hoping that, after next week's Bakeoff finale, I can have a go at detoxing from the white stuff and seeing how I get on. Feeling healthy is really important to me and I'm hoping that by dramatically lowering my sugar intake I will feel much more healthy and energised. Fingers crossed!