Tuesday, 25 August 2015

OOTD: Stripes and Spots by the Beach.

Hello! Me, him and the babba went to the beach today to catch up with one of my oldest friends, his lady and their two boys. It was so lovely to catch up with my Danny, he lives over in Yorkshire now, so we don't get to see much of each other. 

Anyway, onto the clothes... I picked up this stripy dress in the ASOS sale, it's just simple tee-shirt dress, bags of room, easy to wear. I know I'm just going to be able to chuck this on whenever I need something comfy. 


I'm wearing it with my ASOS maxi cardi, Monki Bag and beaten up old Converse. 


Shop the Look: Stripe Dress - ASOS// Maxi Cardi (Grey Version) - ASOS// Bag (Similar)- Monki// Shoes - Converse


I'm looking forward to September and truly getting back into the swing of things. I know I'll have a lot more outfit posts for you all, and hopefully some more travel and foodie bits too! 

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Food: Blogger Bake Off with Kaleidoscope.

The Great British Bake Off is in full swing on our screens again and it seems like everyone is getting their bake on! I was contacted by the lovely guys at Kaleidoscope to see if I'd like to get involved in their #BloggerBakeOff challenge, erm heck yes! 



I was sent a selection of bakeware and utensils from the Katie Alice range to try out and come up with a summer inspired recipe. 




When I think of summer, I think of fresh zingy ingredients. I haven't got much of a sweet tooth so I went with a savoury bake and Barnes family fave, my yummy feta and summer vegetable tortilla. 

Now, in my best Delia Voice: To make this delicious dish you will need the following:


Feta and Summer Vegetable Tortilla

Ingredients:
5 Eggs
1 Small Onion
1/2 Courgette
80g Feta Cheese
Small Cup of Frozen Peas
Sprig of Fresh Mint

Method:

Pre-Heat the oven to gas mark 6. 

Finely chop the courgette and onion and sauté in a frying pan until translucent and add to a baking dish. 

Crumble the feta, and add the frozen peas to the dish too. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk the eggs and add to the baking dish. 

Finely chop the mint and carefully stir the whole mixture.


Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and set in the middle. In the meantime, treat yourself to a nice brew...



Tadaaaaa! 



Slice yourself a nice chunk and serve with a big side salad and a nice glass of something fizzy! 



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Monday, 17 August 2015

OOTD: Making it work.

Hello! We're going away for a few days this week, so I'd thought pop in a quick little outfit of the day post. I had to nip into town today to run a few errands, it's not scorching here, but still pretty warm, so I went for an old faithful jeans and top combo.


Except, this isn't a top, it's a dress. I picked it up in the sale at Tesco a while back and although it's perfectly nice as a dress, I found I've got more use out of it as a top by tucking it under to make it a bit shorter. It's something I do quite often and sometimes even have dresses shortened permanently, it's a great way to make your wardrobe work for you! 

I'm really enjoying teaming navy with black at the moment too. The jeans are from Yours Clothing and are the best black ripped jeans I've found (and I've tried a fair few). The shoes are from New Look, they delightfully garish and I love them! Sadly they're sold out now, but I'm loving these Clarks loafers as an alternative. 

Keep an eye on my instagram @mrsbebeblog  for pics from the lovely Yorkshire countryside, if that's your thing! 

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Kids: Book Review "Hey Duggee".

For all of you with little ones in the UK, it's the summer holidays, and for those of you like me (not the worlds most natural mother) you're probably coming to the end of your wits now! So when the lovely folk at Ladybird books sent us the new Hey Duggee books we were both excited!


First aired on CBeebies in January of this year, Hey Duggee has been a big hit in our household. The book, just like the series feature big, bold illustrations tracking he adventures of Duggee and the Squirrel club.




Now, I could go on to write a lengthy blog post extolling the virutes of a childs book, but, who better to explain what it's really all about than my little babba. Introducing Poppy (aged 5). 





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**These items were sent to me for the purposes of review**





Friday, 14 August 2015

Style: Plus Size Jeggings with Yours Clothing.

We're starting to see all the Autumn fashions filtering through now, there are lots of russets, browns and mustards coming through colour wise, so I'm really excited! The other joy of Autumn is lots of new denim, and we all know how much I love a good pair of jeans. Yours Clothing have got lots of fresh denim coming through for Autumn, including these jeggings


I'm wearing them with this great terracotta curved hem top. I love the cape feel to it, it's super lightweight and cool, so great as a transitional piece and for layering up. The jeggings are a classic indigo and are really slim fitting which is great, no one want baggy old jeggings! I'm wearing the 22 and they are perfectly true to size. They have a good amount of stretch as you'd expect with a jegging, but not so much that they go saggy after one wear, they feel substantial and supportive.


This is quite a simple outfit. If you really wanted to play on the 70s theme that's going to be huge this autumn, you could add a floppy hat and a big tassel bag for a hippy kind of look. Both of these pieces are going to be so versatile over the next few months as the weather starts to cool down.


Don't forget, if you're a first time customer use code BEBE15 for 15% off your order


Why yes, I am checking out my butt. 


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**These items were sent to me for the purposes of review**

Friday, 7 August 2015

Style: Jewellery with Guddi.co.uk

It's feeling like jewellery week here on the blog! I've got another couple of gorgeous pieces for you today from online store Guddi owned by the lovely Inga. 

Packed full of an eclectic mix of gorgeous costume jewellery, Guddi has great choice at affordable prices. 

I was very kindly sent two beautiful pieces from the collection. 


The first is this classic crystal necklace, easy to wear, goes with most things and is just so pretty. The crystals are set on a gold tone chain with an extender should you need it to be a bit larger. This is sadly no longer available on the website but you can find similar here



The second item is this almost art deco kinda feel necklace and earring set. The chunky necklace and small and pretty matching earrings are perfect for adding a bit of drama to any outfit. I teamed mine with this gorgeous kaftan with echoes the shape of the necklace.  


The site has a wide selection of costume jewellery at great prices. A big necklace or fantastic earrings are always an affordable way of updating your wardrobe. Why not check out the full range at www.Guddi.co.uk 

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**These items were sent to me for the purposes of review**