My Favourite Fun Outfits.

My Favourite Fun Outfits.

Hello my lovelies! How’s everyone’s quarantine going? For me, I’m at the end of week 3 because my mum came down with what we believe to be the virus since she had all of the symptoms! I know a lot of people are really struggling at the moment with being bored at home, and most of us are staying in our pyjamas every single day and forgetting about all of the cool fun things we have in our wardrobes! Well I have personally decided that I will not be wearing pyjamas every single day (maybe only 2-3 days a week).

Because working from home can feel a little boring at times and lonely, I have decided to bring more fun into getting ready to go those 4 steps from my bed to my desk in the morning, by wearing cute fun outfits I absolutely adore!

And with that, let’s get into my favourite fun outfits!

Outfit number 1 : My Lucy and Yak dungarees with my embroidered converse and some super cute fruit earrings! Sunglasses optional ūüėČ

These dungarees are so bright and you can’t help but smile when you’re wearing them. This outfit is perfect for those duller rainy days when all you want to do is fast forward to when this is all over.

Outfit number 2 : All black everything and glitter boots!

This outfit is essentially the embodiment of one of my favourite quotes

Every cloud has a silver lining

– I think Stuart Little is where I remember first hearing this, and it just stuck with me!

This all black outfit is great for those days when you really can’t be bothered to think about your look, but still want to have that pop of fun, which is what these boots were made for! I tend to pair this with a beanie to keep me warm whilst I’m sat on my laptop all day, cosy and cute!

Outfit number 3 : Super cute dungarees from Run and Fly!

These are my favourite thing in my wardrobe right now, they are so much fun, are so comfy and make me feel incredible! Plus they’re made from a small uk business?! Paired with these lilac boots from asos (got these in the sale with the glitter boots for around ¬£40 in total – bargain!) or my cute Dr Martens (¬£15 from someone on Facebook practically brand new?!) I feel like this outfit is so so me, and I’m completely here for it.

Outfit number 4 : More dungarees from the lovely Run and Fly!

Of course I couldn’t let you forget about these adorable dungarees that you saw last week! In case you couldn’t tell, I’m totally going through a dungaree moment right now. They are so comfy and for those days when it’s hard getting out of your pj’s, why not just put on an adorable pair of dungarees which are essentially onesies that are acceptable to wear out in public?

Outfit number 5 : Soft girl cargo pants and beanie vibes.

It’s amazing what vibes different outfits can give off. We’ve just gone from bubbly carefree, to slightly more e-girl esc to cute, to nature gal vibes all the way to soft-girl vibes. All because of a change in colour palette. These cargo jogger pant things are super comfy and because they’re high waisted they feel like pyjama bottoms, a big win from me! I paired these with a cute crop tee and my baby pink beanie for that soft cutsey vibe, perfect for when you’re sat there just chilling out.

Outfit number 6 : Vintage shirts and mom jeans.

I think most of us must have at least one shirt in their wardrobe that they don’t wear too often. For me, I wear my black and white shirt more than I do my bright one, because sometimes I struggle for outfit inspiration, but now is the perfect time to try ideas out! I like wearing these with leggings like oversized shirt dresses because they’re pretty long or I tuck them into mom jeans with a long sleeve top underneath because it’s still chilly in Cambridgeshire right now.

I always like to think about the positive sides to every single situation; so even though we’re stuck inside at the moment which isn’t ideal, lets use this time we have to experiment with our style more! You never know, you might just find a new favourite outfit out of it!

And at the very least, you’ll have more fun. (And all of those zoom meetings can be a bit more entertaining showing off your looks!)

Also if you’re a makeup lover whose got stuck in a bit of a routine look rut, don’t be afraid of mixing up your makeup! At the end of the day, when else are you going to have all of this time to work out what you like to wear and what makes you feel your best and most confident version of yourself.

What’s your favourite outfit that puts a smile on your face? Let me know in the comments or tag me in your instagram posts @theweightofmyworlds so I can follow you and hype you up!

And with all of that said and done, I’ll leave you with this:

Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day.

Have a great weekend my lovelies and please stay safe! We’re all in this together and will get through this!

Lots of love,

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The Sun: Living With Our Star – London Science Museum Trip!

The Sun: Living With Our Star – London Science Museum Trip!

Hello my lovelies! So about two weeks ago now I was invited for breakfast at the London Science Museum to view their new exhibition РThe Sun: Living With Our Star, and how it has changed/impacted us over the years and will in the future. This was actually the second time I got to go to this exhibition; because I went at the very beginning of February with Matt, and we loved it, so when I got the chance to go back and take my family, I jumped at the opportunity. Photo 17-02-2019, 2 41 31 pm

I’ll start with a little info about the exhibition itself. The show is up until the 6th May 2019, and tickets are from ¬£15 and kids under 16 years old go for free! (Bargain if you ask me). The exhibition has a few interactive displays which my family and I found great fun, and I learnt loads of new things about the sun that I didn’t know before. So, here’s what I have to say about it.

Firstly, I’d definitely recommend you go and see it! It’s a great day out for not only yourself, but also your family! Every piece in the exhibition is beautiful, unique and just darn right fascinating!

One thing I learnt is what to take (and what not to take) in the event of a solar storm. I also learnt how to read two types of sun dials..who needs watches anyway?!

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Photo 02-02-2019, 10 15 11 amThere’s several rooms in the exhibition and one of those is an indoor beach which was very pretty and relaxing, also – no sunburn so no sun-cream needed! After having a little sit down on the beach loungers I got to virtually try on some sunglasses from different places and times around the world. If you go and try on the glasses, take a photo and add it to your instagram story and tag me (@theweightofmyworlds) and the science museum (@sciencemuseum), I’d love to see your snaps!

I got to see what time the sun rises and sets in different countries on different days, this display was beautiful! In contrast to that, I saw this bizarre bed without a mattress, it looks like some sort of medieval torture device but was actually used to treat sun stroke.

I’ll stop going on about how cool (or should I be saying hot? Hahaha) the exhibition was now and let some of the photos I took speak for themselves, but you aren’t seeing everything.. you’ve got to go and check it out for yourselves!

They have a great gift shop by the way, and the London Science Museum has even curated a new book called ‘The Sun: One Thousand Years Of Scientific Imagery’ with a huge number of incredible images not only of the sun but everything related to the sun!

After the exhibition, we went and had a wander round the rest of the museum and then had coffee and cake in one of their lovely cafes! I hope you enjoy the museum;¬†if you go (which you should..) be sure to let me know and tag me in any of your photos you post! Once we’d had a good chill out and snack, we went and visited a few of the other museums and made a weekend of it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post my lovelies, it was an absolute pleasure to visit the London Science Museum and write this post. I know you’ll all love it if you go!

Have a great weekend everyone! Where do you like going for days out? Let me know in the comments!!

Love,

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Elf On The Shelf Games

Elf On The Shelf Games

Merry Christmas everyone! The kids are soon breaking up for the Christmas holidays which means not only planning what you’ve bought/buying them, but coming up with fun ways to get the kids in the Christmas spirit! That’s why I’ve come up with 6 easy games you can do with the kids with your ‘Elf on the Shelf’!

Let’s get into it!

1 . Candy Canes ‘n Baubles! (Noughts and Crosses).Candy Canes and Baubles Noughts and Crosses

This one’s a simple and easy one to create; it’s a Christmas version of noughts and crosses and if you wanted to do this one over a few days I’m sure your Elf will take his turn whilst the kids are asleep! And if you wanted you can make the grid even bigger, add more baubles and candy canes!

2 . Candy Cane Treasure Hunt.Candy Cane Hunt

Here’s a great game that can be played over and over again with the help of your Scout Elf! I think all kids like a good treasure hunt don’t they?! And with candy canes being so cheap, why not do a treasure hunt with them! You can even swap the candy canes for other treats or even mini Christmas crackers.

3 . Elf – Who am I?

Spider Elf Dress UpSpider Elf Dress Up

This game takes a little more prep than the others; but I promise it’ll be worth it! This game is great fun for both adults and kids; it involves picking a celebrity, character or other famous person etc. and dressing up your Elf as that person and getting your loved ones to guess who your Scout Elf is!

4 . Where’s Elfie?

Where's Elfy?Where's Elfy?

My family loved this one, partly because we love a certain series of books that sound like ‘Where’s Holly?'(you get the idea) … if your kids have loads of toys, put them in a group and hide your Elf within the toys and give the kids the challenge of finding their Scout! This game can be repeated several times and you can add a time limit for searching to add a little suspense.

5 . DIY Elf Bed! DIY Elf Bed

Since your lovely ‘Elf on the Shelf’ will be staying with you over the Christmas period, you’ll want them to be comfortable when they’re having a nap; so why not use some of those boxes from all of your Christmas shopping and make your Elf his very own bed! You could even make him a house if you wanted!

6 . Riddle, Elf Book or Joke Hunt!Elf Book Hunt

I love this one, it can be used as a cute morning ‘Elf on the Shelf’ prop and for a game. For this game all you have to do is make as many little Elf books as you want, write in them (in very tiny handwriting..) either riddles, puns or parts to a story, and hide them around your house! If you’d like this can be a daily thing with one tiny book hidden per day for the kids to find!

All of the games and activities can be altered and tweaked to suit you and your family. A few more activities you could do with your ‘Elf on the Shelf’ are:

  • Elf portraits
  • Elf hide and seek
  • Making the perfect Elf dinner
  • Building an house/cottage for your Elf
  • Making your Elf their own special table for their Christmas dinner

Those are just a few extra ideas you can have a go at! And please let me know if you try any of these out and which one is your favourite. Oh, and don’t forget to register your Scout Elf and receive your adoption certificate and a special message from Santa! I hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Love,

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My Christmas Gift Guide

My Christmas Gift Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And that means shopping is in full swing, and for those of you who aren’t sure what to buy for your family and friends, I’ve put together my own gift guide of presents to give you some ideas!

So, without any further adieu; here’s some gifts that are perfect for the home decorators, foodies, creatives, bookworms, tea, coffee drinkers and makeup lovers!

1 . HA Lettering create gorgeous personalised boards, photo props, room décor and Christmas Baubles! And all of these are for a pretty small price! You can order them here. Board prices vary on the size/personalisation and the baubles are £5 for 3 or 1 for £2! (Limited stock of baubles left so get your orders in!)

2 . Here’s a gift perfect for the book and nostalgia lovers – Quentin Blake illustrations that will make you smile. You can buy these at the London Science Museum and a select few of these gifts can be purchased here! I absolutely love these, they aren’t expensive and I loved seeing Quentin Blakes illustrations in Roald Dahl’s books when I was younger!

Fifty scams

3 . For the conspiracy theorist – fifty outrageous scams and hustles. I found this at TK Maxx and it’s perfect for those who love a good crime show and those who love telling weird and wonderful stories.

Calligraphy pens

4 . Here’s one for the creators! These gorgeous brush pens are great for calligraphy and drawing; you can get these from Arteza on Amazon.

Phone Lens

5 . For the selfie lover and photographers: clip on camera lenses! You can get these from Tesco here!

Candle

6 . Candles are a great gift idea for anyone really, if you know what sort of scents they like, these are an easy yet thoughtful gift! You can find this candle on Amazon by Yankee Candle here.

Help for the heros

7 . If you know a tea or coffee lover then this gift and the next are for them! This Help for the Hero’s mug gift set if great for anyone in the forces and anyone else who loves a hot drink really! You can find it in Tesco stores.

Mug

8 . Here’s a great gift for a horror, creepy critter or tea/coffee lover. I love this one, especially because it’s something I haven’t really seen before! You can find it here on Amazon by Creature Cups.

Glass bowl

8 . For the person who loves home décor. I found this in TK Maxx along with several other gorgeous bowls and plates; perfect for a centre piece or even as somewhere to put your jewellery. You can find it here!

Makeup brushes

9 . For the makeup lovers! This brushes set is perfect for anyone who’s wanting to get into makeup or expand their current set of brushes! This set can be found at Beauty Bay (my favourite shop for brushes and makeup that’re a good price!), you can also find singular brushes, sets, makeup palettes etc. there!

Straighteners

10 . Hair straighteners are a great gift for those who spend hours on their hair; these ones by BaByliss are my mums current favourite, she said they make her hair feel soft and loves that you can see what temperature you’re at. You can get these from Amazon here!

Lips tin

11 . Here’s one for the person that loves all things selfcare! Not only does this contain small items that’re great for a little tlc on the go, but it also comes in a super cute tin! You can get it from Tesco in store or online.

Mr Gentry

12 . For the guy that loves some facial grooming; this trio of products include a shower gel, a shaving gel and an after shaving balm. You can get it from Tesco instore or online!

Beard trimmer

13 . Here’s another one for the guy that loves to keep his facial hair in tip top condition; the beard bib! You can get this from Mo Bro’s, they sell all things facial hair: beard oils, combs, conditioners and more!

Bracelet

14 . I love this one so much! Here’s my favourite item in this gift guide, possibly because I’m a bit of a magpie and love anything sparkly, especially jewellery! And this bracelet by Cote D’Argent is not only gorgeous but also adjustable. You can find bracelets like this one in TK Maxx.

Baby toy

15 . For the little ones who don’t fully realise that Christmas is even a thing yet. I like this toy as it has lot’s of textures, sounds and things a baby can hold onto to chew! You can get this one from Lamaze on Amazon.

Hot sauce

16 . For the foodies! If you’re buying for a foodie, the chances are you’ve got either a general idea of what sort of thing they would like or absolutely zero idea altogether. And that is why I think that a gift like this hot sauce taster set is perfect! You get a choice of 8 sauces all of them unique! You can get this set from Tesco instore.

Lollypops

17 . If you’re needing a little stocking filler for someone with a sweet tooth, these peppermint lollypops are super cute and cheap! You can get them from Tesco instore or online here!

I hope you find this guide useful! Finding the perfect gift for that special someone always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside (cheesy I know). And seeing their face when they open it is just amazing. Let me know in the comments below what you’re favourite gift is!

Merry Christmas lovely!

Love,

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Easy Naughty Christmas Elf Ideas

Easy Naughty Christmas Elf Ideas

It’s that time of year again!! And for loads of parents, this means not only Christmas shopping but also their ‘Naughty Elf’ will be making an appearance soon. Now, when it comes to said elf or elves, remembering to actually have them do something overnight can be a bit tricky.. especially when the Christmas drinks are flowing! So this year, I’ve put together 25 quick and easy ‘Naughty Elf’ ideas for you to do when you’ve simply forgot or haven’t got much time.

So, here we go!!

I had so much fun doing these and I’m sure you will too! My personal favourites out of these are:

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how inventive your ideas for the elves are because the whole idea behind the elves is to have fun at Christmas and to make your kids laugh.

It’s a short and sweet post this week, but I hope you enjoyed it! And feel free to use the ideas for your own elf/elves; let me know which ones are your favourites in the comments below!

Have a great weekend everyone and stay tuned for my Christmas Gift Guide next weekend! Love,

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