Floating, being interviewed for German TV, betting coffee with my 86 year old Nanny and having laughing pains all day. Just some of the things that happened to me. The Upside Down House is in Bournemouth Triangle and really worth a visit. It sparks your creativity in getting the right shots. Ones where it really does look like you are floating.
The most comfortable dress from Topshop was in the sale a while ago but Zara does similar style right now. The stretch on the neckline and waist make it so relaxed while giving you some sort of shape. Adding thermal tights, because it’s freezing living near the sea and the best ankle boots from New Look. I think everyone has these boots now, but they are such a good bootie that everyone should have them.
Dress – Topshop | Tights – TK-Maxx | Boots – New Look
While doing my research before going to Mexigo (everyone does research before they eat at a place, right?) I found that the distinction between traditional Mexican food and Tex-Mex has blured. Mexican food is a very broad term and encompasses a lot of different dishes within the name. Tex-Mex is Mexican food via Texas, which is another type of Mexican food. Confusing, right?
Mexigo isn’t confusing. pick how you’d like your burrito, tacos, nachos, bowl, fajitas or quesadilla (ke-sa-de-ya) add guac, add salsa. Chose from the menu or Be bold and get your server to recommed something you wouldn’t normally pick. Also GF and V options if you wish.
My favourite was Beef and sweet chilli and the vegan burrito.
This vegan burrito tasts amazing, I’m not vegan but this burrito is really worth getting.
I sat with food blogger Michelle from bellemichelle.food and Kelly from Mama of a Cool Kid. Who sampled a frozen margarita and daiquiri, which looked so delicious. We chatted and laughed and eat so many nachos and burritos together.
I went for a 7up instead and missed out on the opportunity to try a Jarritos. Kelly tried the lime and said it was great. I want to try the Guava next time. How beautifully bright are the bottles all in the fridge.
Thank you to Darren Northeast PR, Bournemouth bloggers and Mexigo for inviting me along to have dinner with you. I can’t wait to see where we go next. #bournemouthbloggerssupperclub
I’m so inspired and really want to go to Mexico. If you’ve been, where did you go? where did you stay what’s the best food?
Frolicking in a field v.s. freezing in the snow. I wanted to shoot this top for so long. I took it to Paris but never wore it. So in a free moment with Hayden we went and shot in a field somewhere. Then it snowed and I couldn’t pass up the chance to wear it in the snow.
How to wear an evening look during the day.
The easiest way to wear an evening look during the day is trainers. Simple mono chrome, tonal trainers/sneakers. Mine are Converse* from Footway, They have faired so well and look amazing still and are the easiest shoes to clean. And nude lips as soon as you whack a lip on it’s a completely different look.
Just by adding come key elements you can change the look completely. Add a luxurious coat. Thins heavily one is a vintage inspired one from M&S and is so versatile. It’s not a classic trench but more a 70’s hair band style coat.
Accessories to add to make this look an evening looks is a small handbag. This Folli Follie one is perfect, fits just the essentials and adds that pop of colour. Purple is a big colour this season. Jewellery is always a safer bet in the evening. Go for gold for a classic look or silver to be more modern.
Jeans – Primark
Top – Stella Morgan comes in white, black and red.
Coat – M&S alternative
boots – New Look
Converse* – Footway
Bag – Folli Follie
Earrings – Similar
Sunglasses – Primark
It’s almost spring and I’m so excited to wear cotton dresses and feel the sun on my skin. Fingers crossed for a few trips away in the sun. The sun finally came out for a few moments and I couldn’t wast the opportunity of wearing the best buy of 2018 so far. Broome Street peplum shirt from Kate Spade is heaven. I’ve been on the hunt for months for a crisp white shirt and found exactly what I was looking for at Bicester Village. If you’ve not been, really do go. The is a plethora of shops for you to take advantage of.
Jeans – Primark | Jacket – Vintage | Shoes – Next | Bag – Stella McCartney | Shirt – Broome Street Kate Spade | Earrings – Lovisa | Necklace – Lovisa | Sunglasses – Primark
The Curly Haired Girl
L’Occitane has come to Bournemouth.
L’Occitane En Provence
I am more then excited about it! I’ve read and seen a lot about L’Occitane but never had anything myself. I popped in the other day and came away with a couple things.
I loved the whole atmosphere of the bight orange/yellow store and wanted to get my hands on everything. I knew I wanted a new moisturiser to combat my oil prone skin in the summer.
Helped by the beautiful assistant who was more then helpful making sure there were no rose extracts in anything I liked and to guide me to making the right decision. I was given the option of Pivoine Sublime and something else, but I was drawn to PS from the off.
Pivoine Sublime – Perfecting Cream
For all skin types, made with peonies from the Drôme region of France. It smells amazing. It helps correct skin texture and colour, and hydrates my skin to no end. it’s quite a thick cream but sinks beautifully into the skin making it feel light and fresh. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers so, I’m in love.
I was so bold over by Pivoine Sublime that I got the Pivoine Flora shower gel! What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good smell.
I can’t wait to use the shower gel and feel like a true flower power girl. I was also given a few cheeky samples to try out which i am excited for.
I’m so excited to try some higher end skin care, and get into a more accomplished skin care routine.
What have you bought in L’Occitane? have you been to the Bournemouth Store?
Valentines day 17 burger lunch with Hayden at 7 Bone in Bournemouth. 7 Bone holds a special place for him and I. It’s one of our celebration places, I think the first Valentines with him is cause for celebration.
This sleeveless blouse is covered in palm leaves and it’s prefect. Paired with the usual black jeans and a hoodie, Bournemouth is COLD! More black with the patent loafers and made a little special with an ear cuff
The best type of valentines day ootd.
Blouse – Kaliko (dress)
Jeans – New Look
Hoodie – Hayden’s (Either Topshop or Burton)
Ear Cuff – Topshop
Nail Polish – Re:So
I love restaurants that are home grown, where creating thoughtful menus of delicious food is a priority. The glorious people behind The Stable have done just that! I went with a group of friends and my boyfriend to try out their pizza and cider.
Stable are a Southern company from my childhood county of Dorset. Their Bournemouth location is a recent addition to the family and we sat at a long bench and chatted and eat and drank.
Their interior design is so Instagramable and still smells very new. Menus are on clip boards and you are given a number block when you order at the bar.
The cider taster board that my friends ordered. I’m a picky drinker so I don’t think I would have liked this but oh my, it looked good. I had the Devon red which was not as fruity as i would have lived but it was great.
The guy and I ordered The Lamb Roast and The King Crabber and switched half way so we could try each others. The King Crabber was amazing, the crab meat was light yet tasty and then I squeezed some of the lemon on the pizza and it could have seen fireworks for how delicious it was. From a solid 8 to a full 10 out of 10.
I can’t wait to go to my Southampton The Stable now I’ve fallen in love. Also they have a pretty big vegan menu.
Bournemouth | Southampton
I headed out to grab a bite with Lucy from Blogger Luce. We sat, ate, chatted and shopped, I just window shopped (nothing caught my attention, shocking I know) I love chatting with Lucy, I can talk about everything with her, but mainly about blogging today.
The first sign of sun and I’m getting my legs out with this dress. I love this dress, an absolute bargain from Primark last year.
My first ever designer bag got a runaround today. I don’t take her out really ever at all, she’s totally damaged but I’ve had her ages and I just love the pattern and the history. Sparkle ballet flats for all the window shopping.
We ate at Cosy Club Bournemouth | First time I went I had a milk shake which really wasn’t that great. This time I had sweet potato fries and patatas bravas. I know I just ordered a plate of potato, what can I say, I love it. There are Cosy Clubs all over the UK.
dress – Primark
shoes – Next
bag – Dooney and Bourke
jewellery – Kate Spade
Jacket – New Look (black)
The Curly Haired Girl turned one of the 21st of April! Last year I wasn’t happy with the content I was creating on my old blog, I didn’t know what my next move was. How was I to move forward with my old content lurking around? I couldn’t, so I made the bold step to start again, from scratch!!
thecurlyhariedgirl.org.uk was launched and I started to think about what I wanted to share more seriously.
My plans for Year Two: Go to more blogger events and to start university in September, and get my hair sorted so that I’m happy with it.
Fortunately the 21st was also date night, so myself and the boy headed to 7Bone in Bournemouth I ordered the Shuffle to the Straight Time and he went for Prince Charles is overrated.
The money shot! ( a little on the cold side but it was packed so it’s ok) Of course I had the dirty fries, I want bottles and bottles of the stuff.
dress – Boohoo < almost identical
jacket- Vintage similar
bag- vintage Calvin Klein similar
thank you for reading for a whole year!!!!