Bathroom Inspiration

The bathroom is the last major ‘project’ in our house. It is currently a dated peach affair, complete with an oversized shower cubicle that takes up half the room (it is HUGE. Visitors always feel the need to run into it and speculate how many others could squeeze in next to them – I’d say at least 6). After the 8 month saga that was our DIY kitchen, we’ve decided to leave the bathroom revamp to the professionals.

I love all things interiors, so I’ve been having a LOT of fun on Pinterest getting my ideas together. We’re going for a simple, white, contemporary look. I’ve chosen matt white subway tiles for the walls, but I’m tempted to jazz up the floor with Moroccan-style tiles.I’m hoping to squeeze in some natural wood shelving, seagrass baskets and some houseplants for contrast as well!

Last on my wishlist is a little wooden stool for the corner – useful for holding bits and bobs during bathtime (maybe a glass of wine and a candle for ‘me’ time!).

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We’re booked in for September (our chosen plumber is popular, hopefully for good reasons!), but I’m getting excited already 🙂 I can’t wait to share the finished look!

H x

Summer Style Wishlist/ New Look visit

I love clothes.

I used to be a bit of a shopping addict – these days I’m much more ‘well-behaved’. For the majority of my wardrobe, I’m trying to stick to a ‘less is more’ mentality and buy higher quality pieces that are more classic and will last longer. I’ve been gravitating towards a simpler, pared down look and colour pallete over the last couple of months – monochrome, navy and denim. A quick browse in a New Look store yesterday tested my pursuit of this re-freshed mentality to the limit…

In my uni years, New Look was a staple shop – cheap and fashion forward with new stock in the larger stores every couple of days (or so it seemed –  due to it’s dangerous position opposite a main bus stop, I could be found in the Bath store at least once a week). I still pop in there every now and again  – particularly for holiday or night out wear, which tends to be a bit more seasonal and trend-led. Now the warmer weather is here to stay, I’ve been re-evaluating my summer wardrobe..

What I loved, but ultimately didn’t buy because of fit/quality:

Navy Pinafore Culotte Jumpsuit – I love this look, probably just with some tan sandals and minimal accessories. I’m a size 8 with a boyish frame so (I think) I can usually pull off more androgynous looks. It just didn’t fit as well as I’d hoped – the material at the top and waist hung a bit oddly, but maybe just because I’m quite flat-chested 😦

I still love this, and it’s only ~£17….got to admit that I’m re-considering this!

White Stripe Pinafore Playsuit – yes, I love playsuits/jumpsuits! I imagined this one with a dark t-shirt underneath. I love the subtle stripes, but when on it seemed a bit underwhelming (against the minimalist mentality!). Again, the fit wasn’t quite right.

Floral Print Maxi Dress – I love floral prints, particularly smaller patterns. At odds with my usual style, I also have a penchant for long flowy dresses. The cross straps and wrap front of the dress were pretty, but again, not best suited for a small chest – it hung open on one side in an odd way! The straps didn’t seem to be evenly sized either – it would have needed a lot of adjusting and was actually quite difficult to get in and out of.

White crochet bikini…similar to this, but the one I tried on had more material that cascaded down over the bust. I’ve wanted a bikini like this for ages after identifying that they are flattering for my flat chest and wide shoulders. I felt that cream washed me out a bit – I think I’d prefer black.  Again, the fit wasn’t brilliant so I had second thoughts and opted to hold out for something a bit more durable.

What I did buy:

White Crochet-trim Kimono – a great cover-up, would work equally well at the beach or a more formal event like a wedding…

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I’m still on a the look-out for a few more summer buys!

H x