Tag Archives: #spring

Dresses and Kicks

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday! Who else is sick of this rain? I just want to get outside in my garden and wear all of my summer dresses! Talking of dresses, I thought I would do a blog post featuring some of my favourite new in dresses from high street brands and also my top pick of sneakers to wear with them. *This blog features some pr products but no affiliate links.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen these outfits. Left to right – shirt dress from Crew Clothing (pr), Diana midi dress from Phase Eight (pr) and floral tie waist dress from H&M. I paired the Pearl trainers from Ravel (pr) with all of these looks. You can shop them here. What I love about midi dresses and sneakers is that you feel dressed up yet casual and relaxed.

Here are a few summer dresses I am loving at the moment and have my eye on. I don’t really like getting my arms out and try to avoid really strappy designs but some of these are gorgeous. (I am cheating on fashion with interiors at the moment and I am also mindful of how many dresses one person really needs. I am super lucky to work with brands and will perhaps only buy one dress every other month – if that!)

These are all from HM. HM is definitely one of my go-to places to look for clothes. I thought these two strappy dresses were so lovely for the summer and this linen shirt dress is perfect for those days in the garden. I would wear trainers will all of these styles of dresses.

I have recently worked with Boden on some content and I just had to mention their trainers. They are one of my favourite places to look for sneakers which would look great with dresses. Left to right – Freya low top Toucan style, Maria comfort white/multi stripe and Hazel trainers in surf blue.

Before this year, I had never worn sneakers with dresses. Now I wouldn’t wear anything else in the spring and on those cooler days in the summer. They are versatile, comfy and can be paired with any print or pattern. I never knew what to wear on my feet in spring and summer and I wasn’t very confident about this look – hopefully if you feel the same, this blog has given you a little bit of inspiration.

Have a good Sunday x

Pinterest

Good evening guys! It has been a little while since I wrote a blog post but so so many of you over on my Instagram requested to know what my Pinterest handle was so I thought I would also share it over on here.

This is a little snapshot of what my account is looking like at the moment. I am currently in the process of pinning new ideas for spring – style and home interiors. I have also started to pin some bits and bobs which I plan on using when we move to a new home. This is not anytime soon but it’s nice to explore colours, fabrics and furnishings to see what would work well together in another space.

My next blog post will be my monthly favourites so keep your eye out for that towards the end of February.

Rebecca x

Styling Your Home for Spring

Good evening everyone and I hope that you are all well. I can’t believe we are in February already! That means we are step closer to spring and I have already started thinking about styling my home for the spring season.

I thought I would write a blog post with some ideas, show you guys some pieces I have bought and also share some which are on my wish list.

Flowers

If there is one thing that I will always have in my home throughout spring and summer, it is a beautiful bunch of flowers. I am quite fortunate that after my 30th birthday last week my house is full of gorgeous bouquets

For me, having fresh flowers around the home is about bringing the outside in. This was a gorgeous bunch from my partner for my 30th which I added more greenery to. (Don’t mind the zebra doorstop!) I am quite specific with the colours I inject into my home but these purple tones are just so pretty and perfect for spring.

A tip for creating your own spring bouquet is to just buy lots of different types of flower – I like to buy tulips, gypsophila, lepidium, eryngium, chamelaucium and eucalyptus. I would then decide on my arrangement and create my own spring bouquet. It does require some faffing and make sure you have a good vase or two in the house! I prefer vases where you can’t see the stems, like the one above in the picture.

Over the past year or so I have really found a love for plants and gardening. That has definitely translated into what I like in a bunch of flowers.

Scents

During the winter period, I like to burn festive candles and use wintry oils in my diffuser for that cosy, Christmassy vibe. Picking the right scent each year to fill my home for spring and summer is a really fun task. One of the best things I bought was an oil diffuser. I found mine on Amazon and there are plenty to choose from.

These two oils are a couple of my favourites right now – elderberry and fig leaf and peony and blush rose. Both of these were from Sainsburys. I also find a lot of my oils online. Sometimes the name of the oil is better than the actual scent but like I said, it’s fun and with a bit of trial and error you can have your home smelling like spring in no time.

Candles are another thing I like to fill my home with all year round. This one is by a company called Interlude and is part of a subscription gift for my birthday (thank you Alice!) It smells absolutely divine! In the spring, I like cotton and linen scents, florals like roses and lilies and also aromatherapy candles.

A couple of candles on my wish list are from a company called Skandinavisk. I had some candles from this brand before and they were so gorgeous. I am currently trying not to fill my shopping basket to the brim with all of their fantastic products.

Wreaths

I have always wanted my own front door to put up seasonal wreaths. When the house purchase completed in January, I was already thinking about my spring wreath. After asking for some ideas on where to find one over on my Instagram, I was kindly gifted this faux wreath from Petalhead Flowers.

I am in love with it and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I love the greenery with a touch of lavender – perfect for the spring. I will hang it on a hessian bow just for that extra rustic, country feel. I feel so grateful that this was sent as a gift and I can’t wait to hang it on my front door.

Seasonal wreaths can really inject that extra zhuzh into your home – even if it is only something on the exterior. Seeing my wreath on my front door every day instantly lifts my mood. A spring and summer wreath is certainly something to try if you like a winter wreath.

Soft Furnishings

Changing over your throws, blankets, tea towels (yes, tea towels!) and cushions in the spring might seem like a waste of time. However, it can really make a huge difference. I put away our big furry blankets and I get out the lighter and softer throws. I have bought a couple of terracotta pots and invested in some indoor plants. I change our tea towels, our bed spread and even some of our cushion covers. I am really loving H&M home and Vinegar Hill at the moment. I am also a huge fan of some smaller interiors companies like The White Lighthouse, Ivy and Bee and Wild Mabel Home. There are some really gorgeous pieces on these websites which will help you style up your home for spring. I have my eye on a few bits!

I really hope that you have enjoyed this blog and that it has given you some inspiration on how to style up your home for spring.