FESTIVE/ Alternative sweet treats for Easter

I like chocolate. A LOT. Sadly for me, if I eat too much it affects my skin and waistline which makes me unhappy. So for those like me who are looking for #easter themed goodies this year away from the traditional egg, I have a couple of suggestions for you. Read on…

Bluebird Tea co Easter themed teas

This year I’m doin Tea-ster! 

Don’t want to eat Easter treats? Drinking them could be the next best alternative. I was introduced to Bluebird last year and enjoyed trying some of their festive products, so have been egg-cited (sorry!) to try these. 

They smell uh-may-zing! Uber chocolatey and wonderful warming spices just make you feel sooooo good. It’s also nice to have a flavoured tea that can be enjoyed with or without milk, like your regular brew with a difference.

I got the regular packaging, but if you’re really committing there’s some fab themed gifts to pick up – think tea wrapped in carrots and Easter eggs (a bit like Lush, they really commit to the season with the packaging). 

Palmolive Gourmet chocolate shower cream

I’ve been using this for a few months, and it’s rich scent reminds me of a really chocolate-y milkshake. You’d think that may make you feel hungry or crave chocolate, but for me I find it kinda soothing. 

In the same range you can also pick up strawberry, vanilla or mint too. Not egg-actly (again, sorry!) Easter themed but they will be amazing to smell during the summer.

I hope these suggestions help some of you out in seeking some #april treats! If you try any of these or have any other suggestions for me I’d really like to hear them.

Thanks for reading, Stay stylish (and craving choccy a bit less)

J 😘xx


FASHION / Putting on the Ritz *Flashback Friday*

I really enjoyed my #flashbackfriday post last week! so thought I’d do another! 

The Memory – Tea at The Ritz 21 June 2013    

I can be very specific with the date of this because it was important – longest day of the year, Prince William’s 31st birthday….and my 9th successful year of being 21! I think most people call this turning 30; but I don’t care what they put on the cake, I don’t think my head will ever move past 18! 

Anyway, Mr Alice pulled out all the stops to help me achieve another bucket list fantasy by taking me to tea at The Ritz. It did NOT disappoint – the staff (as you would expect) were superb, the atmosphere was happy and I didn’t think it was possible to eat so much of such little food items! It was the most amazing #birthday celebration EVER. 

Present Day Inspo

(Just trying to be funny with this pic, which wasn’t taken at The Ritz)

 
 Honestly with this look I wouldn’t update the overall thing – I feel the #skater style of is great for my shape as is the lace detailing round the waist. The style is a really classic one that Philip Armstrong channels a lot that I adore  

 

(Pics taken from the Philip Armstrong website)  

My dress is by AX Paris and it’s still a really popular style in (I actually own it in cream too but haven’t had the opportunity to wear it even after all this time! Must change that) 

I definitely tweak the accessories to make them more current. The shoes. I’d still keep simple (the lace detail is enough) but go for something a bit more summer like these New Look barely there sandals

 However I’d definitely carry a pair of Roll a Sole pumps with me for afterwards when me feet get ore walking around London!

I’d need a bag that was big enough to fit in essentials but small enough to fit nicely under a table, so this Dorothy Perkins one is ideal

 

And as before, my sleek ballet bun is courtesy of Lauren Pope’s Hair Rehab London

What do you think of my #Ritz look – what would you wear, or what have you worn if you’ve been?

Wishing you a great start to #May a lovely #Friday and a fabulous #BankHoliday weekend to all of workers in the UK!

Stay Stylish

J 😘xx