28 Jun 2017

My June Favs & Book Giveaway

Wow, June flew by! One minute it was May and it's nearly July. This month I have mostly worked, worked and worked. But in between I have been blogging away getting content out to you lovely lot.

I'd love to know what you like about my blog- what post's interest you the most and what turns you off? Feel free to leave a comment below but please nothing disrespectful, this is a place of positivity and good vibes :)

Anyway I digress, this month I have had a few items I have been loving and read on below to see what they are!


I've been living in these stripy cotton trousers from Mango (£19.99) quite a lot! They are super comfy and jazz up a plane top. Great also for day to evening wear.
I have been teaming them with this pink cropped t-shirt from Zara for a bargain £5.99!
And for creating an evening look I have these black heeled mules from Marks and Spencer for £19.50.
These trousers also look great with a slogan print t-shirt for the day and a slinky cami for the evening. So versatile!


Another look I have been loving is this pink faux suede jacket from Primark which I think was approx £25. I so love Biker style jackets- in fact I have about 10 different styles!
When I tried this on in the Primark in Bournemouth, there was only a size 4 and a 10, not size 6 or 8. But the size 4 fits perfectly as it is actually a size Euro 32 which is a size 6 in most other stores.

With this I have been wearing this cropped black and white t-shirt which is the same as the pink one from Zara. I also found these ripped knee and raw ankle hem jeans in the sale in H&M for £15.
Finally I treated myself to a pre pay day treat of these Jotham sandals from Hush Puppies.

I know that Hush Puppies tend to have a frumpy image but I saw these before at full price and even tried them on and they are so comfy. The sole is padded for extra comfort. I like the fact they look smart whilst ideal for day to day wear.
I got these for £39.99 from Schuh.co.uk and they also had free next day delivery which was awesome. Very impressed with the service from Schuh! :)


As you may of seen in my previous post 'How to style a Trench Coat' I have a love for Audrey Hepburn. So when I saw this framed quote in Homesense for £9.99 I knew I had to have it!
I love the quote it's self as I think elegance is underrated. Also I love the colour way of pink and gold- how pretty does that look!



If you know me at all, you will know that I love 'chick lit' books. I have quite a few that I love and one of the most recent additions to my collection is the latest book by Paige Toon; The Last Piece of my Heart.

Paige is one of those authors that has written many a great book and I remember her debut novel Lucy in the Sky and buying it all the way back in 2008. And since then I have been reading all her books.
So when I randomly saw Paige was doing a book signing in Bournemouth one morning on a day off I said to Dan let's go and a few hours later I was in the queue in Waterstone's waiting to have my booked signed.

Paige as you would imagine is lovely. I had a little chat with her and she was impressed I'd travelled quite the distance to meet her!

The book itself is a fantastic read. I don't want to give too much away as I like to leave it for the reader to discover how the story unfolds as they read it. But to summarise, it's about love not being found in the most conventional places. The lead character Bridget is a character I warmed to straight away and I was drawn into her story and wanting to keep reading to find out how it all pans out for her.

I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for great summer read for your hols or for whiling away a warm afternoon in the garden (or even a wet weekend indoors). If you've read it I would love to know what you thought of it.


And as a BIG thank you for those who have followed my on Bloglovin' and helped me get to 1,000 followers (I remember struggling to get even one follower!) I am giving away a paper back copy of The Last Piece of My Heart to one lucky winner! Plus I'll throw in a cute bookmark so you can preserve your book (and not be a page folder like me!).
Simply leave a comment below and I will pick one name at random to send the book to. But PLEASE leave an email address or blog link or social media handle so I can contact you if you win the book. Thank you! :)
You can follow me on Bloglovin here :)

Open internationally. Giveaway closes at Midnight on Saturday 1st July GMT. Only one entry per person. Prize is x1 paper back copy of Paige Toon's book 'Last piece of my heart'.


Thanks for reading and good luck for entering the competition!

Love and hugs,





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14 comments

  1. That print is so pretty! Homesense and TK Maxx have such great hidden gems! I love Paige Toon and haven't got her latest book yet :) xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Thanks Natalie. Homesense and TK Maxx are treasure troves aren't they-love it!
      xx

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  2. Oh my gosh I love those striped pants

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    1. Thank you- They are fab- love it if they did different colours in them :)

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  3. I'm loving those mules!! I'm off on holiday in a couple of months time and I'll need some cute evening footwear, so I will certainly be checking out M&S! My blogger friend Tabitha actually recommended Paige Toon's book to me when I met her for the first time yesterday, so I would love to win a copy! As you know, my Twitter username is @abbeylouisarose!

    Abbey 🐬 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Hi Abbey, I'm sorry you didn't win. I picked a name at random online and it chose Barbara. Gotta do what the computer says! ;)
      Thanks for reading my post. I hope you get the chance to read one of Paige's books- there is the old fashioned library you could get a copy to read from?
      Here's to a fab holiday :) xx

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  4. Love the pink jacket! So pretty :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Clare, I must admit I'm quite impressed with Primark with the jacket- it's my fav at the mo! xx

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  5. Paige Toon is my favourite chick lick writer! 'One Perfext Summer' is what got me hooked on her!

    Marty xx (twitter: mxrty_moo) || www.champagneandcheese.co.uk

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    1. Hi Marty, I'm so sorry you didn't win- I used a random generator online to pick a winner. I do hope you get to read Last piece of my heart. Love to know what you think of it.
      Thank you for coming by my blog :) xx

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  6. I would love this book! Thanks for the chance! barbandshawn218@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks for entering! Your name was chosen at random :) I will email you now xx

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  7. Reading is my life second to my son and you are awesome

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    1. I love reading too! Thank you for your kind words. Sorry you didn't win but thank you for coming by my blog xx

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