Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Perfectly Pastel Spring Wishlist

This initially started out as a birthday wishlist but it seems everybody I'm expecting presents from has already got me something. I guess I'll just have to buy myself a little somethin' somethin' eh?

The little bit of sun that's appeared over the past couple of days has got me so excited for Spring and warmer days, and if ever there's a trend that embodies this wonderful time of year it's pastels. I seem to have overloaded this list with stuff from Topshop but damn, they're just doing everything right at the moment! Although not pastel, the patent shoes have grabbed my attention like no other and there's a high chance I'll be buying them to wear on my birthday night out next week!

A sure sign that I'm getting old is the fact that there are mugs appearing in my wishlist, but aren't they the prettiest mugs you've ever seen? Terri posted about a similar one a few weeks ago and I actually texted Ricky to tell him I'd like some mugs if he needed ideas haha.

What trends will you be wearing for spring?

Kirsty x

ps. don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a pair of London Retro glasses!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

London Retro Glasses Giveaway // MyOptique

Earlier this week I featured these gorgeous sunglasses in an outfit post with the promise of a giveaway from the lovely folks at MyOptique, and here it is! Up for grabs is a pair of glasses of your choice (prescription or sunglasses) from the new London Retro 'Metropolitan' collection

Named after iconic London tube stations, there are 17 designs each with a distinct vintage feel. I chose the Carnaby glasses with a dark grey tint (you can also choose dark green or dark brown) and absolutely love the classic design. They come with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant lenses as standard, which is perfect for someone like me who's known to not always take the best of care with glasses (oops!). Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to take them outside yet (I seem to be missing all the sun!) but I can't wait to spend my summer waltzing around in these pretending I'm in a 1960's Parisian film... ahem.

To be in with a chance to win a pair of your choice just pop your details in the rafflecopter widget below, comment on the MyOptique facebook page saying "Enter Just Like Heaven's giveaway" and make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. Good Luck!
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Kirsty x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Eating, Reading, Listening #2

I'm a little late with this post but then February is a short month so I reckon it's acceptable!

I haven't been particularly successful with expanding my culinary horizons this month but I did make peanut butter & chocolate granola following this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction (which, ironically, is itself an incredibly addictive blog!). I also tried out frozen yoghurt but I'm sad to say it didn't turn out too well so I think I need a bit more experimentation there.

This has been a bit of a failure (oops!). I only managed to get through one book which was 'Crime Scene Investigator: True Stories of Forensic Detection' by Paul Millen, which I'd recommend if you're into crime books like I am.

Once again my music choices have been guided by gigs, and last night I saw Bombay Bicycle Club. So, I've mostly been listening to their latest album, 'So Long See You Tomorrow', which is quite different to their previous stuff but brilliant nonetheless. The support last night came from Rae Morris, who I've also been listening to. She has a beautifully haunting voice and I'm really excited to hear more from her.

What things have you been enjoying over February?

Kirsty x

Monday, 3 March 2014

Longing for summer

Boyfriend tee - Primark 
Skirt - H&M
Boots - Topshop 
Sunglasses - London Retro c/o MyOptique

I know what you're thinking and yes, I'm well aware that this is a stupidly summery outfit to be wearing this early in March. Between receiving these gorgeous sunglasses and the random (but glorious) bursts of sunshine that have been appearing lately I'm feeling distinctly summery and thought it'd be fun to pretend it's summer (at least for the 25 minutes until it starts raining again!).

MyOptique kindly let me choose a pair of glasses from the new London Retro collection and I opted for these red Carnaby ones. Being red they obviously clash with my hair but I actually kinda like it - is that weird?? Now all I can think about is summer and sunshine, but I think we may finally be breaking into spring at least - fingers crossed!

There'll be a full review of the sunglasses plus the chance to win a pair of your own (either sunglasses or prescription glasses if you wear them!) up later this week so do check back to get your mitts on a pair!

Kirsty x

Friday, 28 February 2014

Field Restaurant, Edinburgh

Am I making you hungry yet? On Valentine's Day Ricky and I headed out for a meal at a little restaurant called Field. Lately I've been trying to be more discerning about where I eat out - not because I'm a food snob (I'll wolf down a big mac any day. Seriously) but just because eating out is expensive and there's nothing worse than forking out for a mediocre meal! So, I took to Google and came across lots of high praise for this restaurant and so it was decided. 

I didn't get any photos of the restaurant itself as it's really tiny and I would've felt uncomfortable taking them, but there are only about 10 tables and it's really cosy with a lovely warm atmosphere. The menus come in wooden green frames which Ricky found a bit pretentious but I thought were really cute!

Now, onto the most important part: the food! For the main Ricky had hake with ham hock rissole, celeriac remoulade & honey mustard mayo. I didn't even know what remoulade was before this but it was honestly one of the best things I've ever tasted! My main of roast chicken wrapped in parma ham with sage gnocchi, pearl onions & carrot purée was similarly delicious. I've never liked shop-bought gnocchi before but this stuff was melt in your mouth heavenly! I honestly couldn't stop going on about how good it was haha.

The selection of desserts was insanely good so it was a tough decision but I opted for the banana & nutella mille feuille with coffee ice cream whilst Ricky had praline mousse with blood orange sorbet. Unsurprisingly, mine was amazing - you really can't go far wrong with a combo like that - and reminded me just how much I love coffee ice cream. Unfortunately the praline mousse didn't quite live up to expectations and was a bit bland, but the sorbet more than made up for it. Definitely next on my list for the ice cream maker!

Wow, I didn't quite plan for this to turn into a full blown restaurant review, but damn that place was good! If you're ever in Edinburgh then I'd highly recommend a visit here. Oh, and if anybody has any other restaurant recommendations then I'd love to hear them!

Kirsty x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Looking so long for the words to be true

Silk top - c/o French Connection
Tube midi skirt - Topshop
Brogues - ASOS
Necklace - Dorothy Perkins

Helloooo new outfit photo background! This wall was actually one of the main things that swung it for me when I viewed this flat but anyway I'll save all that chat for another post!

I received this gorgeous top from French Connection a few days ago and couldn't wait to style it. You can't really tell from the photos but part of the overlay is a velvety material and paired with this teal midi skirt I even felt a little bit classy! I'm looking forward to pairing this top with shorts or jeans to dress up an otherwise plain outfit, and I reckon it's the perfect mix of cool-but-casual for gigs (of which I have a few coming up!).

Next on my French Connection wishlist is this effortlessly cool dress. It is my birthday in 3 weeks guys...

Kirsty x

Title: Pictures of You - The Cure

Monday, 24 February 2014

Queen B

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of seeing Beyonce live at the Hydro in Glasgow. Whilst her setlist contained a little too much of the new album for my liking she was absolutely incredible nonetheless. Although, she probably could've pranced around in silence for 2 hours and I'd have been happy just to stare at her beautiful being. What a woman!

Kirsty x

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