Nicole Vienna x Me (And Some Alexa Thoughts)

It'll come as no surprise when I impart the following: I have mountains of clothes, gazillions of shoes and a helluva lot of handbags. My watch collection, however, is somewhat lagging behind. So I was very happy to be able to add this Nicole Vienna Black Mesh beauty into my wrist candy stash. Nicole Vienna is a newish Scandi brand and all the watches in their collection have beautiful black marble faces, which is deffo something I can get on board with. What you sayin'? Also, we need to talk Alexa. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have already clocked that I'm wearing the pink fluffy Myrtle jumper from her Archive x M&S collection. It looks so cute and cuddly, but unfortunately on me it clings like, well, a Stage 4 Clinger. Sad to say, none of the other pieces I swiped from the drop did much for me either. The culottes made me look fat (AKA fatter), the Harry blouse I just couldn't get on and the blazer wasn't happening either. I think if you are skinny and natural looking and you've got a bob (basically, if you're Alexa) then you're laughing. (In more ways than one, I'd imagine). How have you got on with her pieces? Let me know chicas x
*Watch- Nicole Vienna//Jumper- Archive By Alexa
Trousers- Topshop//Kicks- H&M
Prints- Sealoe//Rug- Ikea



Eats, Shoots, Sleeves

At the moment, the bigger the sleeve the better, for me. So there was no doubt in my mind that I had to have this top. I even went to two Zaras on Saturday (count 'em) to track it down. (#mildlydedicated) I've also been trying on Levis for a while now, desperate to find some that actually flatter and fit. New 501s just look so bad on me and basically make me want to book in for liposuction; so there was nothing for it but to hit up the vintage bit in Urban Outfitters last weekend. Yes they're overpriced, yes the sizing is a little cray (these ones are waist 31), but I love 'em. Oh and, I absolutely could not resist these cute little ballet flats when getting my shop-on either. Another pair of flat black shoes is deffo not what I need but Topshop's shoe game is just insanely tempting right now. Let me know your thoughts x
Top- Zara//Jeans- Levis//Flats- Topshop



Home Haul

I'd been meaning to go to Ikea for ages. But there was one big problem. (Brace yourselves for possibly the most unglamorous words a blogger has ever typed). And that is- here goes- the roadworks at Neasden. Fuck only knows what's going on at Neasden but in order to get to that big blue and yellow shop in Wembley I was going to have to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic for quite a while. And as #anyfulekno there's liderally no point going to Ikea unless you go in a car. So I decided to brave it and was duly caught up in a ridiculously annoying traffic jam of epic proportions. To make matters worse, Radio 1 Xtra did not play a single grime tune for the whole journey, which darkened my mood considerably. When I did finally arrive however, I dived straight into the shop bit, and here's what I bought.
The Chair
I've been after a stark looking chair for a while. I love these Wire Eames Ones but I didn't want the budget to get outta hand, so luckily- as I was walking through the final bit of Ikea where all the flatpack furniture is- I spied a desk display. There was one single chair there and I liked what I saw. So I dismantled the display (#soznotsoz) and ran to the checkout to find that this baby was only five quid. A fiver! I know! And it was light, and folded up which meant it could go in the car boot and I didn't have to kill my back too much. Result.
The Picture Frame
I've been a Sealoe fangirl for sometime now, and I've had this 'Noir' print laying lifeless under the sofa, just begging to be framed. So now it's in its rightful home and looking beautifully minimal. Job Done.
The Fluffy Rug
I also picked up this fluffball of a rug for £10. It's got great grammability and in desperate moments I can also hug it. #doublewin
The Faux Plant
Ikea are genius at these, and I hauled two this time round. Given that I can kill a real plant with one stare, they are deffo the way forward for me.
The Vase
If you're a Att Pynta fan then you'll like the vibe of this vase. It reminds me a bit of a Dalek, but a very cool one. #dontexterminatemeplease
The Notebooks
I also pounced on these like a crazy ass mofo when I saw them. Again, I had IG in mind (just for a change) and these pastel beauts have got quite a bit of photo-mileage in them I reckon. (Can only find the stripey one on-line, apols).
The Cushion
No trip to Ikea is complete without a cushion purchase and I plumped (audible groan from the audience) for this jazzy one. Don't look at it for too long though as it'll make your eyes go funny. #trippy
The Light
I'm literally the dumbest girl in the entire universe so the prospect of actually having to construct something (even a lil' old desk lamp) left me in a 'I can't do it, wahhhh!' type of panic. But I went for it anyway. It took me four days to open the box (Easter kinda got in the way), and another two days to dare to look at the instructions. Several , 'What the fucks', 'But that doesn't make any senses' and 'It must be brokens' were uttered over the course of half an hour, but to my utter surprise, Rome got built. Nice Innit.
And Finally
I also did a micro-haul from The White Company, and bought these marble coasters (see Pic 2). I still pray  that one day, as I browse their catalogue I will magically be transported to the Narnia that is White Company Land where everything is clean and beautiful and lovely (tell me I'm not alone). Catch you soon x
Other Items: H&M Velcro Sneakers //Aesop Handcream//Byredo Perfume//APC Half Moon Bag


How I Scored This Sold Out Shirt

When something's hot it's hot. Pink bomber jackets, fishnet ankle socks, anything Gucci; they're all having their moment. And when something sells-out at H&M and sweeps Instagram, but you don't have it in your life, drastic action- or at least karma- is required. We're talking: the big cuffed white shirt. And the randomness with which it came to be in my possession proves that shopping IRL is still basically where it's at. So, there I was scooting round H&M at Oxford Circus last Saturday. I had an appointment to get my hair did at 2.30pm so I couldn't shilly-shally. Pacing the third floor I wasn't really expecting to see owt to inflame my passions, let alone any big-cuffed beauts. But wait! O.M.G. There it was- the very shirt I was after- literally the only one on the rail. I grabbed at it, but was instantly crestfallen when I saw it was a Size 16. I'm all for oversizin', but it would've probably taken #bedsheetchic to hitherto unprecedented levels. So off I trudged when I thought, 'Sod it, maybe I'll try on that floral bomber just in case I heart it loads'. I grabbed said jacket and moved over to a mirror right by a rail of short-sleeved white shirts. Then I glanced at the rail. Could it be? Were the angels singing? One long-sleeved shirt was just slightly poking out from amongst the shorties. And HolyLuckyBitches- it had big cuffs and was a Size 10! Yassss. Wow. Shut The Front Door. And all manner of other less publishable words came tumbling out my mouth. And here is that hottie. Freaking perfect innit? If you've ever scored a sold-out item you'll know my joy. Catch you soon xx
Shirt- H&M//Trousers- Topshop
Bag- Margaret Howell//Sneaks- H&M//*Watch-Klarf



The Lure Of Whistles

Whistles discount vouchers are rare creatures indeed. When they do drop, my Mumsy and I are like bats out of hell getting down to our local branch for some serious retailin'. I say serious. Mum normally spends big, while I usually end up with a t-shirt as that's all I can afford (even with a cheeky little 25% off). But this time when the Grazia voucher popped up I did something very silly. I took lots of clothes into the changing room. (Big Mistake. Huge). Being weak AF the inevitable happened......I purchased. Bardot tops were big last year (mostly thanks to Tibi) and they're seemingly still going strong for S/S 16. I went for this one, (yes, it's silly expensive for a cotton top), but this is super-cute (sort of regret not buying it actually), as is this. I also jumped on these culottes. Everything about them is heaven to me- from the LV-style zip, to the heavy fabric. (These ain't bad, mind you). I've paired my newbies with these incred velcro babies from H&M. If Acne Triple Los make your heart sing but your bank manager shudder then they are well worth considering. Naturally, I'm wondering where my brain cells are as I face my lack of dollar to see me through until the end of the month...but a girl cannot live by one off-the-shoulder-top alone. Do you find it difficult to say no in Whistles? What Spring purchase have you made thus far this year? Hit me up xx
Bardot Top- Whistles//Culottes- Whistles
Sneaks- H&M//Watch- ASOS

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