Styling Camel

Even though the clocks have changed to British Summer Time it's still a bit chilly out so I haven't swapped my jumpers for t-shirts just yet.

This cowl neck jumper in particular is from Forever 21 and was just £5.99! I much prefer the 90s cowl neck instead of the polo neck as it is not at clingy but still keeps your neck warm.

I styled this cosy knit with skinny jeans from Bershka, matching camel pumps from ASOS £9 and a nautical brown watch from Ali Express £2. If you haven't checked them out yet you should they have lots of bargains.

I love the silver toe on these pumps makes them really edgy and cool.

Do you like the colour camel? 

Liz X 

A Spring Wedding

Over the weekend I travelled down to Maidstone, Kent for my uni friends Abi's wedding everyone is getting married lately making me feel very old but anyway if you're like me then you love getting dressed up for special occasions a wedding tops that list! I have previously wrote about weddings here and I have another friends in May too!

It can be a struggle what to wear at weddings because white and black are a no go and you should keep the length to the knee or below and not wear something super tight. When it comes to the print keep away from too much sparkle and animal prints you want to look less clubby more princess...

The one retailer I always click onto when looking for a dress is of course ASOS their selection is amazing they even sell wedding dresses now! I went for spring florals and because I knew the theme was purple there was hints of this in my dress as you can see below isn't it pretty?

ASOS Floral Mesh Insert Fit And Flare Mini £16.50 similar here

The blue pointed heels were from New Look £3 yes my bargain hunting was on fire that day!

Earrings - Accessorize
Hair Clips - ASOS

Have you got any weddings this year?

Liz x

My Coconut Lane Wishlist

I recently saw a tweet from Coconut Lane on my twitter feed looking for bloggers to become a #coconutqueen obviously I jumped at the chance their fun home and fashion accessories are right up my street.

They offer slogan printed wall art and greeting cards, phone cases, gold and silver plated jewellery, celebrity inspired socks, assorted stickers my fav being the flamingo and last but not least sunglasses.

My Wishlist

Tan anchor bracelet £8

I love anything associated with the Nautical trend which is always guaranteed every Summer.

Queen B Card £2.70

I am Beyoncé biggest fan so anything to do with her I'm all over it!

Blogger wall art £6 without frame

What better way to show that your a badass blogger.

Flamingo socks £5

Ever since one of my closet friends got married in Las Vegas and we stayed at the FLAMINGO hotel I've been obsessed! 

Pineapple phone case £13

Pineapples are delicious & you can show your a healthy eater too ;)
So if you wanna get sassy check out their website you wont want to leave! My lucky followers can get 20% off with my code eliza20 too!

Liz x

Nestle Supplier Awards 2016

On Thursday evening me and my colleagues travelled up north to Leeds for the Nestle Supplier Awards. An event to reward, recognise and celebrate their suppliers including TMWI the digital media agency who I work for. We were thrilled to be nominated for the best innovation in marketing award.

I love attending fancy events like this any excuse to buy a new dress. The dress in question was a red little number from Boohoo for just £12 yes it shocked me too! It fitted me like a glove and I had the perfect gold New Look heels to style with it. 

When I go to these events I never know how to style my hair but this is where magic products like Umberto Giannini backcomb in a bottle comes in! I highly recommend.

The awards was a circus theme there were clowns taking photos and stilt walkers when we arrived! 

Where do you shop for dresses?

Liz x

Kopparberg trip to the Icehotel Sweden

Before Christmas I entered a twitter competition with cider brand Kopparberg to win a trip to the Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden with dog sledding and the Northern Lights. Never in a million years did I think I would win the trip but I did. To say I was excited is an understatement I have always wanted to go to lapland and see the northern lights now I was getting to tick them off my bucket list all in one go!

The end of February arrived and me and the boyfriend boarded our flight from Heathrow to Kiruna airport which is about 20 minutes from the Icehotel itself and the tiniest airport I have ever seen! The travelling pretty much took all day because we had a stopover in Stockholm but I knew there was a 4 course ICE meal waiting for us! 

This included Roe and waffle to start followed by salmon, soy and wasabi both served on ice! For main Reindeer with chocolate sauce and for dessert Artic brambles & chocolate. Luxury dining right there could not fault the food.

After food we dug our way through a package full of Kopparberg goodies that had been sent it isn't a holiday without a cheeky drink. They have even launched a fruity lager now too which is delicious.

That evening we were sleeping in the ice room in the icehotel which has a dressing room adjacent so you can get changed etc. They tell you to just wear one layer of thermals because you can get hot can you believe that in -5 but it's true we had a sharing sleeping bag and I was very toasty! 

In the morning your woken up nice and early with some hot lingonberry juice it's delicious. I soon learnt that along with eating reindeer, lingonberries are well known in Scandinavia and they even make Jam with them. 

Before our husky dog sledding trip at half 1 we took in the snowy surroundings me thinking I can't actually believe I am here and taking lots of pictures to prove I was! Even though there were other people around it's so silent because the thick snow absorbs the sound around you. It felt like a winter wonderland I have never seen that much snow before!

Frozen Torne River

After clock watching all morning because I was that excited to meet the huskies I heard them before I saw them each one eager to get going. The wooden sledge fits four people plus the guide standing on the back directing them along the beautiful snowy scenery to a tipi in the wilderness about 45 minutes away where hot coffee and cake was waiting.

We went along to a tour of the Icehotel after dog sledding so we could learn more and see the art rooms my favourite being the LOVE CAPSULE a retro room with a bed and seating.

The Hallway

The icehotel itself is made with snice a mixture of snow and ice but the icebar was made by pouring water over a huge balloon and letting it freeze. They even serve your drinks in ice glasses and they have a spin the bottle can it be any cooler? Literally.

After we checked into our warm room as they advise you not to stay in the cold room twice and I think we definitely needed the warmth after being out in -20 most of the afternoon. 

Our final tour was a snowmobile trip to see the Northern Lights which was at night so I layered up and was raring to go. I was a passenger on the snowmobile because I don't drive but I was glad there was some very bendy corners. The tour takes 4.30 hours with a couple of stops to take in the northern lights until you reach a cabin where dinner is waiting. On the menu was potato soup to start, reindeer stew and chocolate mousse. Outside of the cabin we had the most spectacular view of the northern lights it was breathtaking unfortunately we only got one picture the whole time we were there because you need a tripod and a better camera.

A big thankyou to Kopparberg for this once in a lifetime trip that I will remember forever. I want to go back already!

Have you ever visited Sweden or the Icehotel?

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Liz x