Tuesday, 31 May 2016

#SummerOfMatcha: Matcha Coconut Latte Recipe


Summer is almost upon as, can you believe?! This year is flying by and I can't quite keep up with it. With the sun staring to rear it's beautiful head, it was the perfect time to get my my head into summer mind frame.

EatCleanTea are currently running a really fun competition for bloggers surrounding matcha tea. If you aren't aware of what matcha is then you really must jump on this trend asap. As well as being incredibly versatile, this traditional Chinese and Japanese powder is pretty darn healthy too.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Frankly Fears: Favourite Scary Stories


I would never describe myself as a thrill seeker. I've never been a ran of roller-coasters, the thought of bungy jumping gives me the fear and don't even get me started on heights in general. The thought of anything that could potentially cause me harm does not appeal to me.

Weirdly though, I do enjoy the rush of being scared. Not when it comes to heights or bugs, but reading creepy stories. I've spent many a time hunting through stories on NoSleep and CreepyPasta. All in the hunt for that one story which will scare the living daylights out of me. I've found a few that I've loved so much, so why not share them with you?

Warning: I am talking about scary stories. If you don't like horror, click away. You have been warned. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Frankly Favourites: May


Guess who forgot to do her Frankly Favourites in April? This gal did!

Do I have any excuses for you? No, I am just a very forgetful or lazy bloggers sometimes. With saying that I am really happy that I have been keeping up with my blog a lot more. When I started my new job as a food & drink writer I did wonder if I would have time or effort to keep up with this. 

It actually did the opposite. Writing all day for work has made me want to write even more!

So here we go, my Frankly Favourites for May:

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Rise Of Rainbow Food


Remember those days when our bagels looked normal and the sponge in our cakes was just one simple colour? Those days are long gone as we enter the age of the Rainbow Food.

The rise of rainbow style food has taken over, Instagram is quite frankly full of brightly coloured cakes, bagels and ice creams. It seems like no one is safe from multi-coloured treats.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Frankly Fashion: Harness Love


If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, and if not sort it out, you will noticed that I am currently having a bit of a love affair. A special kind of moment with a wonderful accessory. 

Yes I have fallen in love with a harness. Not the kind you put on a horse but the kind you put on human body so you can look beyond fierce. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A Journey Of Edinburgh's Best Gin Bars


Once upon a time gin was dubbed the name of 'Mother's Ruin', seen as drink for the undesirables in Victorian-era films.

Now of course, gin is now one of the most stylish and fashionable drinks around. Edinburgh is quickly becoming the unofficial home of gin and the city plays host to some of the best gin bars.

Are you looking to hop on the gin train? Well, let me help you along the way on your gin journey.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

OOTD: Vintage Florals


I recently participated in a fashion show for The Grassmarket Vintage Festival. The dress I got to wear for said show basically stole my heart so of course it is now in my possession. 

Finally we got to see just a hint of summer over the last week which give me the perfect chance to wear my glorious vintage floral maxi dress!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Flamingosaurus Rex X I Dream Of Shapes


In my last post I talked about putting my *cough* modelling skills to work with Ultimo. A week later I was somehow back in front of the camera again. This time it was all for a fantastic new shop, Flamingosaurus Rex, which is having it's big launch night on Friday the 13th. 

To help kick off the launch a few of us bloggers got together to model some amazing clothes which have been designed by I Dream Of Shapes which will be sold in the new art & design studio. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Underwear As Outerwear with Ultimo


About 5 or 6 years ago I purchased two slip style dresses. At the time the underwear as outerwear trend was really big and I instantly fell in love with the look. Mainly because I wanted to live my grungey Courtney Love fantasy.

As time went on and my body changed size, my love affair with the underwear trend waned... until now!

Enter Ultimo. They hosted two amazing events in Glasgow and Edinburgh where they invited bloggers to come along for a fun little style challenge.

Monday, 2 May 2016

OOTD: Bank Holiday Monochrome


For the last 10 years I have roughly worked mainly in retail; from a coffee shop to River Island to a bookies. So when it comes to bank holidays, I have alas never got to enjoy them until now. Realising you are off work on a Monday is a pretty awesome feeling.

The weather has been pretty odd the last few days and bank holiday Monday was no different. One minute it was crazy windy, then pouring it down then bright sunshine. So of course as soon as this sun reared its head again, I had to make sure I got some OOTD photos taken.