Urban Christmas delight


Well I have had my two week "holiday" and now back to blogging....sooooo I didn't win the Wales Blog Awards in the lifestyle category but I am still very happy that I made it to the final 8 out of over 200 entries...not bad if I say so myself. It was a good night at Chapter in Cardiff, lots of bloggers and some good speakers. It always amazes me how busy Chapter gets, it was packed, on a Thursday night! But it does have all the makings of a great hang out, well in my mind anyway, but I am easily pleased, good wine and healthy tasty food is all I need and the falafel, salad and homemade tomato salsa went down a treat. It's one of those multi-use venues that all cities need and is the kind of place I seek when exploring a new city.

Talking about new, I have never been so excited about the arrival of a new store to Cardiff. Finally Urban Outfitters is coming....and just in time for Christmas (opens 2nd Dec). I love Urban Outfitters, it's one of my favourite high street store, simply because it offers quality and fashion forward style but with the individuality of a boutique and is always on trend with the indie youth of today while also making pieces suitable not only for teenagers but also 20 and 30 somethings. They also happen to be using one of my style crush artists at the moment - I blame Coco. To me she seems to capture the look of today.

Here are my top 6 picks from their current collection

 Shearling detailed backpack £48

 APC Madras Wool Fleck Cape £182

 Pins and Needles tapered pant £55

Fur trim boot £38
 Renewal Wildlife Sweatshirt £28

 O&O bow dress £48

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Baby, books and blogs :)


Sooooo I know I have been super quiet of late, but with good reason, I have just given birth to my first child, Arthur, on the 21st of Sept. I didn't really mention the pregnancy on the blog because I wanted to keep one thing baby-free, and I wanted to keep my blog about fashion, photography etc.....luckily though I exercised and kept healthy during the pregnancy and 10 days after giving birth I was back in my levi skinny jeans - yeay :). So here is the little mini-me

newborn sleeping

Besides that news I have also made the shortlist of Wales Blog Awards - yey :)
The awards is happening tonight at Chapter Arts in Canton, Cardiff....hmmm what to wear? Can't wait to meet other bloggers and have a much needed glass of wine (after 9 months of none!)
So other things that are taking my fancy at the moment, one is looking forward to buying a new winter wardrobe yeah!! Another is expanding my little book collection. My partner just ordered an amazing book called Take Ivy, which is a sixties documentary style book of Ivy league fashion and lifestyle taken by Japanese photographer T.Hayashida. If your into preppy style and want to see where is came from this is a great book for you.
Preppy style

My book of choice for this week though is an art book called Hg2| A Hedonist’s guide to Art, which officially comes out today (14th). It's a seminal collection of essays from international artists, writers, gallery owners and art collectors who reveal their hidden lives, the lives of others and slightly appealing secrets of people in the industry.It's published in association with Artica which has a great art blog full of inspiration, check it out here. They are having their launch night in London today....wish I could of been there, but I am sure it's going to be a great creative filled night.

Anyway I have loads of fashion, style, photography posts coming....and lots of exciting news. Three words - Urban Outfitters Cardiff!

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