18 July 2016

OOTD | Peachy Flared Midi Skirt

Top: HandM
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Zara
Sunglasses: Vintage

A 'girl on a mission' was the theme of a particular shopping trip when I decided to pick a colour theme. Something I don't generally wear a lot of and could update my wardrobe with! Peachy nude was the colour palette I was on the search for. Such a fresh, feminine and sophisticated choice of which I knew would go well with some minimalistic grey courts.

The stretchy top from the HandM basics section was something I may have to pick up in every colour! Very flattering and even advised to get in a few sizes smaller. However I find the material sculpting any lumps and bumps come out to say hello :) This was nicely tucked into the most amazing skirt ever!
This skirt which everyone must own is made up of such thick material, you know it will last you a long time. Impressed by New Look on this find which was done on my lunch break... whoop whoop!
I love me some vintage glasses to complete the look.

If you know me, you will find I love to change my hairstyle regularly. However recently I have been alternating with between two kinds of styles which makes me tell myself, "Come on Joanna switch it up a bit more!". Truth is I am so selective when it comes to letting people touch my hair and the ones I do let are either based down south or my mother. I need to find someone up North who I trust and does not charge extortionate prices to try something new!! Back to the styles I am loving right now... up in a bun that is high or big with a donut or down with extensions.

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08 July 2016

Food Review: Coliseum Leisure Shopping Park

A few weeks ago I was invited up to Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port to experience what food and entertainment places were available on the complex. I got the chance to sample different courses at different venues to gain a sense of what the various restaurants had to offer.

With a bit of crazy golf thrown into the mix, this is what went down!

First up me and some other lifestyle bloggers met up in Chiquitos where I had a super cooling drink. Fortunate to have a beautifully hot day that day, the Agua Fresca Strawberry with Raspberry and Passion fruit with Mango were great thirst quencher. Thanks to Andy for putting on a great show at the bar... it set a great mood for the rest of the evening. Whilst we were waiting to got to the next venue, we were treated to some nachos which were perfect appetisers.

Next Up was Nandos for starters. When I go to Nandos I tend to get the usual and jump right into the main course as opposed to getting starters. So this was a great opportunity to try a range of options off the starters menu! There were peri-peri nuts, garlic bread, chicken wing roulette of various spices, spicy olives, pita bread and hummus with peri drizzle. The wing roulette was fun but I am not a stranger to Nandos wings. They are amazing!! I had never tried the hummus with peri-drizzle which lets be honest... a red concoction in that tiny bottle looks deceiving and deadly. I thought it would blow my head off with spice but it was not that bad. If anything just the smallest tingle on the tongue so I really enjoyed that! The nuts were more-ish indeed even for a little snack!

For the main we went to Coal grill and bar which is a new one for me. I opted for the Chicken Calzone which was scrumptious and filling. I could not fault it. They also have a great selection for cuts of meat, burgers and finger foods. I would definitely recommend here!
For dessert we headed to Frankie and Benny's for a sugar high. Me being me went for my usual "anything with brownie" frame of mind and picked the brownie and ice-cream. It was sooo good and every piece of brownie was warm and soft and hmmmmm!
Another great option on the menu, if I couldn't decide on what to have it would be the "Can't decider". What a name huh!? You know those people who constantly say "I don't know what to pick" well hello... no excuses now. This comes with four different mini slices of cake and ice-cream to cleanse the palette. This was a lovely end to the evening!
There are many health, beauty, fashion, sports and electrical shops on the same complex as well as restaurants. A small walk away is the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet which makes this location one for a lovely and expensive day out. On this particular day I went after work but i will definitely have to go back with a whole day to spend there. They even have bowling and other activities to get up to also!

Will you be visiting the Coliseum Leisure centre anytime soon?

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03 July 2016

OOTD | Festival Inspired BooHoo jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: BooHoo
Top: HandM
Sandals: River Island
Sunglasses: Vintage

As you may be aware the festival hype is pretty much still in full swing. From Creamfields, Isle of Wight Festival to Glastonbury and plenty more this summer! Last year I was drawn more to the tassels, beige colours and hippy look but this year... ripped dungarees!
I'm so glad the dungaree days are back with a vengeance. Honestly I didn't think this slightly over-sized piece would be my thing but I love it! Wearing a simple black crop top underneath with either both straps up, down or half and half.

The cut outs can be seen as quite excessive but why not when you're in the festival spirit! Listening to a great line-up, drinking coolers in the sunshine... if it doesn't chuck it down with rain that is.

I am wearing my big circular Primani shades which have served me well for the longest time and comfy sandals from River Island.

I so wish I could fit going to a festival this year around my busy schedule! Maybe next year :)

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