Rock N Roll Bride for Crown and Glory

Friday, 19 September 2014

There's no hiding the truth when it comes to my love for Crown and Glory, I believe Sophie is a genius when it comes to all things pretty for your hair.....and she just happens to be a bloody amazing person (with lilac hair) too ♥

I've followed the little online shop for some years now, some how finding it in my first years of blogging and buying something from their every year since, growing my collection and my true love for the pieces that are created. The first Rock n Roll Bride collection came out at a very exciting time for me, and soon after finding Kat and her awesome wedding blog, these beauties came to us and how wonderful they are. I am however going to put myself out there and say this new collection beats it, totally!!!

Although it's aimed Bridesmaids, the whole collection is worthy of any bride and any day to day C&G lover too. There's glitter, sparkle, floral and amazing colours that make you smile if if you're in a bad mood. 
The Bride-to-Be party headband is no doubt a fav, it's so fun and easy and I can see so many girls rocking that in the run up to their wedding.....I hope it's not too late for me to! The gold ears are also another fav, I love gold, and so this just works amazing on a design I loved previously. Lastly, I am truly in love with the belts and am excited to see how these are styled up for both bridal and bridesmaid gowns, I think they could easily put a fun twist on things while still staying elegant.

Sophie, Kat, I salute you (and basically love you!)

Floral Delights

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tshirt from Topshop| Skirt c/o Quiz| Shoes from Primark

My staple outfit seems to be a midi skirt and a casual tee, at the moment. I love it for most events, and with a different necklace or pair of shoes it can be dressed up or down so easily.
This gorgeous floral knee length skirt was hanging in my wardrobe so patiently, and having tea with a friend seemed the perfect opportunity to show her off. 

I'm exciting to start wearing transitional season outfits, although I don't think I'm truly going to be feeling it until we get home from Honeymoon. This little outfit is the perfect Summer to Autumn style, although the warm weather today has got me excited for bikini times on the beach.

I remember chatting recently about my style changing since the start of Stephanie Dreams, but really style and fashion sense changes constantly. From one season to the next, or from each year to another. Really the largest change has been from my teen years, I remember wearing my hair in a tight wet ponytail to school each day, showing my belly on every occasion (even if I was wearing a scarf). I think as a young teen you grown your style, even if you make a few wrong choices along the way. If you want to be a stylish teen make sure to check out the Newlook website.
Luxury Flowers c/o  Appleyard Flowers

I wanted to share these flowers in my outfit post too, they're so pretty and although they are perfect in my lovely vase on the landing, I wanted to show them off with my floral skirt too.
They're full of Autumn colours, and amazing flowers! Flowers are the one thing that truly make me so happy, I have a sneaky smile every time I walk past. At the moment we're in need of a Sunday florist delivery for while we're away, so if anyone knows of any please do let me know.

Bathroom Design

Monday, 15 September 2014

Our bathroom is the one one room in the house I'd truly love to change, not because it's dated or looks awful, but it's a dream to have a gorgeous elegant Bathroom full of love and relaxation.
Being in rented property doesn't help with this, so a few new fluffy towels, a pretty shower curtain and new storage will have to do for now.

The Homebase Bathroom furniture is high on my wish list at the moment. I'd no doubt go for something white, pretty and fresh. I want my dream bathroom to have a relaxing feel to it, but so wonderful and a place I can't wait to be once the working day is finished....along with a bubble bath and a glass of wine.

What one room in your house is in need of a major make over?

HomeSense Giveaway

HomeSense is opening up in my local town, I'm so excited as it's been a shop I've heard so much about for the last few years but never had the chance to visit one ♥

The store is actually part of the TK Maxx family, and so straight away you know you're going to be getting value for money as well as amazing pieces that aren't seen around in most other shops. As a huge interior decor lover, I love seeing how you make a house more homely or put your own personal stamp on a new place. 
And don't shoot me, but I just want wait for Christmas after seeing these photos!

I'll be covering the opening of the new Swindon HomeSense store, so be sure to watch out for new blog posts and videos about the shop and also what I buy.

I'm giving you the chance to win a £50 to spend in any HomeSense store! All you have to do is follow me on twitter and subscribe to me on YouTube, easy as that.....follow rafflecopter below

Pawsome Box

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Canine gift box c/o Pawsome Box

Severus is spoilt! Not only do we treat him like our actual son (better him than some screaming two-legging child) PR companies also seem to like to treat him, this time in the way of this gorgeous goodie box full of treats and toys. 

Every month you can gift your pooch a surprise with goodies that are especially adapted to it's woof, size, breed and age.
The boxes start from £15.90, so for a one of Birthday treat, or just because your dog deserves something special- this is the way to go. Such lovely toys and all natural and high quality treats.  


Sunflowers and Lace

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Jacket c/o Quiz| Tee & Boots from Primark| Shorts from River Island

I love when an outfit comes together, and this one certainly did. I wanted a laid back but pretty outfit for drinks and a curry with friends, as well as watching our local carnival, last Weekend. 
This jacket is my new fav, I adore how it can be dressed up and down and looks amazing with denim! To go along with that, I treated myself to some sunflowers, they're so pretty and just make me smile every time I walk past the vase ♥

I've been a little lacking of oufit posts recently, time is a huge factor. How I wish I could swan around taking photos all day, in the perfect light, with the perfect hair and makeup done. Some times (99.9% of the time) it just has to be me though, little old me, how you see it. I'm not sure my blog will ever progress because of this, it may never get it to the quality or level I'd like but some times life, children dog sons, wedding planning and my job has to come first and some times that's hard to face!


Jewel Candle

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cookies and Cream Candle c/o Jewel Candle

Now September has greeted us, I hear the words "Autumn" all over the place. I do love Autumn, the crunchy leaves the fresh but bright days and the excuse to get burning some candles.
I've recently discovered "Jewel Candle" not only do they offer handmade scented candles in so many lovely scents, it also comes with a surprise of a sterling silver ring or earrings. Hello awesome present! 

The candle is gorgeous, the smell is perfect and so comforting for the colder evenings. I got to find my lovely ring fairly quickly, as I tend to burn candles most evenings. It was placed in a sealed bag and protected further inside- and oh my it's so pretty.

These candles are gorgeous to treat yourself but also amazing presents for so many occasions from your Mums Birthday to a Bridesmaids gift. You can also receive 20% until the end of September with my special code "Stephdreams20" so get buying!!!
Find out more about Jewel Candle at their facebook page

Pretty and Simplified

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Stationary c/o Viking Direct

I've got to that point in my lifes blog, where I'm posting about stationary- it's true! But honestly, look at these beauties. This blog has always been about my life, and the pretty things in it, and these pretty things are certainly making my life shine at the moment. Some times, it's important to see the small things in life, and a floral note book is certainly one of them. 

Recently, due to wedding planning I've had notes and reminders everywhere. Filled books with lists, that have been crossed out and added again and budgets all over the place. To get things sorted and organised is something I pride myself on, but have struggled with, so having a good notebook and pocket file has really made all the difference.


Our Pretty Life

Monday, 1 September 2014

Instagram photo book c/o Printrbook

When I found Printrbook make wonderful instagram photos into a little pretty book, to look through and admire, I couldn't say no. I love looking through my photos, I have piles of photograph albums, printing snaps is still so very important to me. I also love skipping through instagram accounts, including mine, they bring a smile to my face and a fuzz to my heart ♥

The 50 pages of the pretty print instagram book, and our wonderful life is a great reminder of amazing memories in my life. I think they make lovely presents too, for a friends Birthday or even a Hen party. I decided to fill mine with beautiful shoes, yummy cakes, our pretty home, and handsome little boy. 

Use the code 'sdreams10' to recieve 10% off your very own instagram photo book.