Frankie's 50th Issue - Glamorous Grandma

24/10/2012

If you have been following this blog for a while you will already know how proud I am of my Grandma Vera. So when Frankie asked if I had a fashion icon in the family I would be willing to talk about in their 50'th Issue, I knew my Grandma and her stunning photos would tell the perfect story! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the feature and a closer look at all the old photographs of Vera's style throughout the decades, she really is one inspiring lady.
Thank you Frankie for featuring my beautiful Grandma and putting a proud smile on her face. x

Autumn is here..

16/10/2012

   Hurray it's finally a distinct season here in Manchester, after a half hearted Summer it's nice to have a full blown Autumn with the changing trees and the sun shining. I've been trying to get in plenty of walks while it's still warmish out and my bump is not too huge and uncomfortable. I'm now 24 weeks into this wonderful journey and I'm loving it far more than was expecting. As this one is so active and responsive to sounds and touch throughout the day I feel like I have a new friend to chat and play with. I don't think I was aware how close and engaging you could feel towards your little one and the overwhelming sense of love you feel while they are still in there. A month ago we had our Anomaly scan, it was fascinating taking a tour around our baby's body seeing everything in such detail. The sonographer was kind enough to narrate as she checked and took measurements so it was incredibly reassuring to hear that all was heathy and well with my new friend. We also found out that we are indeed having a little girl (as I suspected!), I was over the moon as you can imagine and even asked her to check again through teary eyes. Since then my nesting instinct has kicked in and I've been trying to find everything she will need when she arrives, it's so nice choosing outfits and bits and pieces for her new little life. I have so many pretty things I want to make her from Liberty prints I have stored away, hopefully I will find the time soon but I'm certain once I start I will not be able to stop. 
Hope you enjoy these silly photos taken on the way back from the Cinema with my little sisters, we went for a lovely stroll through my favourite park to admire the leaves and soak up some afternoon sun while discussing Perks of being a wallflower. This outfit is pretty typical for me these days, my new Tweed coat which I'm getting plenty of wear out of before it will fit no more, cosy A-line Nadinoo dresses with complimenting tights and comfy Chelsea boots which I bought to effortlessly slip on before leaving the house without the need to lace or buckle up (Bending down is no longer an easy task). 
Photography by Nadinoo

Tweed Winter Coat by Topshop
Burnt Orange Tights by Topshop
Chelsea Boots by Urban Outfitters
Shopper Bag by Zara
Nail polish by Urban Outfitters
Gloves Vintage

Wear it like Hannah Metz

05/10/2012

I'm so excited to share these pretty photos of Hannah Kiristina Metz wearing her favourite selection from our Sounds of the woods collection, all taken while going about her busy daily life. If you follow us on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter I'm sure you will already have spotted them, but they are simply too good for me not to spread them across all our social media pages. Her styling of each outfit is utter perfection, she makes me want to be a little braver when mixing and clashing prints in future. I think we can all learn a little from this fancy lady. Hannah is one of those bloggers you simply can't ignore, she has tried her clever hands at a multitude of projects and succeeded with each one. I'm a huge fan of her label The Loved One and indulged in a few of her dainty lingerie pieces which feel even more precious and beautiful on your skin. Hope you feel as inspired as I do by these photos and have plenty of new ideas for wearing your own Nadinoos
Photography by Hannah Kristina Metz

Hannah is wearing Lula's Nightbird dress (All sizes available), Pixie's Bird a day shirt (Only 1 left!), Pixie's Trusty Pinafore (One left in each size), Fleur's Lunar shadows skirt (Available in Red/Green print) Other pieces Hannah's own.

A mini break

02/10/2012

Last week was our two year wedding anniversary so we decided to take a few days off work and head to the Lake district for some quality time together. We booked a couple of nights in a lovely Hotel on the southern tip of lake Windermere called The Swan with plans to enjoy walks in the countryside, eat plenty of yummy food and relax in the spa. Despite the heavy down pour  we managed to squeeze everything into the two days but as the hotel was so cosy and inviting with it's roaring fires and delicious food we spent most of our time indoors. The Mr booked me in for some pregnancy treatments to start off the holiday to ensure I was fully relaxed when I left the Spa. Having a massage these days involves so many pillows as I'm not allowed to lay on my front or back in case of harming the little one but it's still the best way for me to relax. All those hours at the sewing machine and stooped over the iron mean my back gets pretty sore when the day is done but I do my best to balance it out with plenty of swimming and yoga. We managed to visit a few places on our list and soak up the breathtaking views, my favourite has to be lake Consiton with such a rugged mountain backdrop and small stone village built around the top of the lake. Unfortunately the rain was so fierce I had to leave my camera in the car but the photo above taken on our journey there gives you a great idea of the colours both surrounding and reflected in the lake. I was hoping for long energetic walks but with my ever changing pregnant body I was surprised how quickly I now tire. This little one is getting so big and heavy I have to take it pretty easy so we stopped off for tea and cake a few times, just to break things up :) As the Lakes is only an hours drive from our home we are hoping to escape there again soon when the weather is a little more friendly as there is so much more we would like to do and see.
Photography by Nadinoo