Monday, 20 October 2014

My Little Box by Diane Von Furstenberg

This month's My Little Box is designed entirely by the lovely New York designer herself Diane Von Furstenberg who invented the timeless and oh so beautiful wrap dress back in the 70s. This box is just utterly amazing and definitely up from last months box, and if you want to see why - just carry on scrolling down and reading!

The packaging is beautifully designed as before and packed in the same way. A little bow wrapping the contents together and another inspirational A5 image on top. I love these little A5 cards, for their beauty and the words on them, and because they're so pretty I think I've got an idea when I have a few of them.
I also  really enjoyed reading the magazine that came with this box, which was entirely based around DVF, sharing Diane's story and history as well as other people's DVF stories and how she's inspired them in different ways. I loved the scarf tutorial too, which I immediately tried out myself and wore to work. If you follow me on instagram, you would have already seen this!

Inside there was also a sweet little pin of the iconic lips by Diane, which I've popped on my work lanyard. Diane was a very strong independent woman who knew what she wanted, how she was going to get it and at the end of it all - got it. And the way she's made her career inspires me to move up with mine, so I like to keep this pin with me at work so I can look at it and be inspired to work harder to be a woman like Diane.

The usual 3 beauty products in a drawstring bag are here and I've already tried 2 of 3. The Micellar Water by their own brand My Little Beauty is great at removing make up and I'll definitely be using it a lot. It feels a little oily on the skin compared to my usual Bioderma Micellar Water but in a good way if that makes any sense! I can really see it working on my skin removing every last trace of dirt and make up and I give it a big thumbs up for that.
I did also really like the hairspray by Kerastase. It holds really well without leaving that stiff feeling, and kept my hair on point the few times I've used it! I'm also really excited to try the L'Occtaine hand cream as I've only ever heard good things about the company. I'll be popping this in my bag for convenient use and because it's easily pocket sized!

Lastly and definitely not least we have an absolutely perfect DVF scarf in one of her iconic prints always inspired by the natural world! I truly love this scarf already and it hasn't even been mine a week. It's so bold and bright and there are so many ways to use it. I can see myself using it to brighten up dull outfits when they come. It'll definitely liven up a simple LBD!
I know it's only been the second box, but I simply adore the My Little Box subscription and can't wait to see what they have in store next. I'm sure the scarf will be featured in an outfit very soon, and possibly multiple times!
What do you think of the box? Have you taken a look at My Little Box yet?

CAT xo
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

What Cat Wore: Double Check

Coat - Miss Selfridge (AW13)
Scarf - Miss Selfridge
Jumper - H&M (similar linked)
Jeans - Primark
Boots - New Look
Hat - Primark

Yesterday was a "be comfy" day. And when I had to go out and run some errands, I wrapped myself in my newest camel check scarf and decided to clash it with my check coat from last winter. Not the best combination as I'd hoped but I still think it looked okay.
I wore a simple outfit underneath - my fave easy jumper from H&M with jeans and my newest winter boots. I picked out the pastel pink from my jumper and brought that colour into socks and my hat to brighten up the outfit so it wouldn't look so dark. It's almost winter, and it is colder - but not enough to be covered in black all day long! Plus, I think the pastel pink really bought out the autumnal colours in my scarf, coat and shoes! 
I think I pulled together a weird outfit here, but I quite like the quirky touch.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend ♥

CAT xo
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Friday, 17 October 2014

What Makes Me Happy Today

Recently, I've really been thinking about what makes me happy. From the big things to the little things, and how they make you smile, and the worst days just a little better. It's always the little things on bad days, and the ones we take for granted. But that doesn't mean we forget those big important ones - they're the big stones in that life jar with the sand (little things) filling the cracks! (Comment life jar if you know what I'm referencing!)
So what makes me happy right now?

Perfect cups of tea. Because on a bad day, a perfectly made tea can make my day just that little bit brighter, because it's something to really take in and enjoy.
Fleece blankets. There's something about fleece... It's my favourite fabric in the winter and probably because it doesn't matter how cold it gets, my fleece blanket is never too cold to get into, and instantly warming. Fleece onesie this year please?
Christmas spirit. And with this in mind and Christmas hitting the shops, I can just hear the Coca-Cola theme tune for Christmas... Holidays are coming, holidays are coming. It makes me feel all warm inside and excited for possibly my most favourite time of year!
Frozen Free Fall. This is one of those games you don't need an internet connection to play so on my lunch hours it's my escape until I run out of lives! It's really irritating that so many games need an internet connection to play, because if it didn't I would probably play them more!
Chai Latte. This is my Costa Coffee order right now, and I know most of your bloggers are Starbucks girls but I've always been closer to a Costa and I love their Chai Lattes! The spice, the sweetness that means it needs no sugar. And when they top it off with cinnamon.... Mmmmm.
My Boyfriend. John makes me happy 1000% of the time all the time. Just a little text or one of his squeezy man cuddles in enough to make me smile. I love that we've pre-planned Christmas a little this year too, from shopping trips to limits and I actually know what I'm getting him his year! John if you're reading this, I'm not telling you and don't try to guess!
In 6 months I'll have a new bedroom. Now I haven't really mentioned this before but about a year ago, my dad started the planning to get our house done up. It's going to take a while and it was supposed to start mid way through this year, but in January the work starts and I'll be moving out from my current shared bedroom to my own one! I know exactly how I'm going to decorate it and I'm already looking at what I'll be buying for my dream room! It's a big deal for me because I've shared a room for a really long time and being 25 by the end of the year it's going to be amazing to finally have my own space during adult life - well before moving out of course!
My Little Box. I never gave into a subscription box though I have been at the checkout pages of many throughout the year. I never really felt the 100% commitment to any of them until My Little Box came along! You can read all about my first subscription box, which was also the first available to us Brits as they're a French company and I've just received my second one which is inspired by New York designer Diane Von Furstenberg! It's a beauty/fashion/lifestyle box with a great monthly price, I couldn't resist and I won't be unsubscribing any time soon! They're amazing!
My Job. Yes, my job! I've really been enjoying my new job that I've been in for 2 months now and I can feel in my mind and in my heart this was the best move I made. I'm so happy there and I work with some lovely people. And though my work isn't something I'll ever want to talk about on my blog, I love it and I feel it needs a little spot in this post because it does make me happy right now. I feel a sense of achievement right now and like it could only go up from here. I hope it does :)
YOU. Yes you reading this. Because you are here reading this! I love being a blogger and any bonuses that come with it! I just want to share the things I want to share and I love that I have a fair few of you here reading the things I spend sometimes hours writing. It makes it all worth while if you comment or follow or like a post on bloglovin' because you guys make me happy just by being here! Thank you for making my blog a happier place for me to enjoy!

Share what makes you happy right now. It might be something small or big but no matter how crappy life can get even the smallest thing can make the world a little brighter, even if it is just a perfect cup of tea or a smile from a stranger.

CAT xo
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