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Inject some Rock’a’Frilly into your life

24 Oct

All you need to do is walk down the high street today to notice that rock is in – skulls and crosses are printed onto anything and everything – scarves, jumpers, leggings, tops. I searched for ‘Skull’ in asos.com – 168 items came up!

Skulls have been pretty prevalent since the now iconic Alexander McQueen scarf was snatched up by every celebrity going, but this Autumn/Winter it’s come back into style with a bang.



Now, I’m going to be completely honest, I own a skull top and a brightly coloured skull scarf (from Primark … not a £165.00 McQueen original!), but what I find difficult is picking the right day to wear it – at heart I am a girly girl. My housemate recently commented, when searching for a new house, “well you’ll need a big rail for all your flouncy dresses”, very true.  Now my point is, if I suddenly rocked up to work or to a friend’s house fully embracing this trend, I’d look pretty idiotic – and that’s being kind.

I believe and religiously follow; the key to any fashion trend is less is more. Unless your punk to the heart, or you always dress like a character from The Great Gatsby, you’re not going to look right if you’re suddenly dressing as if you’ve just fallen out of the 1920’s. Which is exactly why I fell in love with this online Etsy shop, Rock’a’Frilly UK, which my work friend (a man no less) showed me last week.

This online shop is the perfect way of injecting some key pieces into your wardrobe, at a very affordable price (all items are £10 or less!), whilst being completely original. When I first looked, I only glanced for a few minutes but knew that there were some great pieces in there. Plus, I love the name Rock’a’Frilly – because in my mind this brand enables you to inject some rock into your outfit, whilst being cute and feminine – a perfect name for a perfect brand.  Plus with 100% positive feedback, I really don’t think you can go wrong.

It took me a good hour to whittle down my absolutely favourite items – but these will be going on my pay day shopping list and I cannot wait!

Sew Charm-ing Bracelet

This charm bracelet is quirky, cute and different, and perfect is you are or know of someone who is a budding sewer.

Cute Swallow Charm Bracelet

Personally, this is on my hit list on pay day. The swallow charm ties in perfectly with my tattoo and I absolutely adore the two small perfume bottles – injects the feminine into the bracelet.


Nautical Pirate Ship Necklace

Perfect with jeans and a casual top – relaxed rockabilly. I love that this piece has a slight tinge of the gothic.



Sweetheart Necklace

Imagine with a white t-shirt and grey skinny jeans – a great splash of colour for a casual outfit.


Sailor Jerry Cosmetic Bag

All I can say for this one – is “I want, I want”. I currently carry round an old, shabby makeup bag which I think I got free 5 years ago. This would look perfect coming out of any handbag, and you would definitely get complimented.





And if you wanted to go all out, wear a rockabilly style dress like the one above, plus the below necklace, get out the eye liner, red lipstick and bobby pins and you’ve got perfection in an outfit right there …


Sailor Girl Necklace

Perfection in an outift


All in all, whether for you, or you’re starting to think about Christmas presents  – head to www.etsy.com/shop/RockafrillyUK.


Gadgets are a go go

6 Sep

I do love a good gadget, I might not be able to buy them, but I love them. So this lunchtime I decided to put together a gadget/technology wish list, starting with, well, the obvious.

The Nespresso Gran Maestria Coffee Machine by Magimix

First of all, the placement of the buttons really does make me think of the film Batteries Not Included – reason enough to buy it.

Add in that it has a milk frother with 4 settings, takes the Nespresso pods (I’m sorry but the ease and taste of them do win in my eyes) and is quite aesthetically pleasing means it wins with me. Plus! It has a cup heater…well. What more can I say?

Life doesn’t get much better than a wireless Bose speaker. I was lucky enough to be in possession of one for awhile, but unfortunately had to hand it back! The music quality is just superb, and the fact that it’s light and portable meant it often came into the garden with me on a summers afternoon, as well as into the bathroom when I was taking a relaxing bath. I miss it terribly, so it is definitely on my hit list!


I can’t lie, I’m a Samsung girl! And I have lusted after this red Samsung R530 for a year or so now! Luckily, I have the S3 phone, which really is like my own personal, slightly smaller, laptop. However, as my blogging gets more prevalent the lust for a laptop is returning!

It’s a simple one, but I’d love a new kettle! Especially a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. And I reckon this Morphy Richards kettle would make a darn good cuppa.

…because I think it’s time I have a proper grown up camera?  So I can take really good photos of kittens in teacups and children dressed up like cabbage patch kids…

OK, who doesn’t remember playing with the phone when they were a kid? Especially these rotary phones. I for one used to love moving the dial round, letting go and watching it spin back (I was a child with simple tastes). Now if I had anyone who would actually call me on it, I’d get it.

And finally, this is why I love Samsung – they’ve now made a wine cooler – Must. Have!