Thursday, 21 May 2015

Travelling // Haddo House, Aberdeenshire

Haddo House in Ellon, Aberdeenshire
I woke up with an urge to do nothing, and by nothing I mean absolutely nothing. It is such a weird feeling, isnt' it? I blame for this that one of the instruments I am using in the lab is currently broken, so my hands are tied, or I am just making excuses. OK the second!
Haddo House visit by UK lifestyle blogger Natbeesfashion
Steven suggested we jump in the car and go for a drive. We ended up in a lovely place that I had seen sometime ago on TripAdvisor while searching for places to visit and things to do in Aberdeenshire.
Haddo House visit by UK lifestyle blogger Natbeesfashion
But first it was coffee for him and cheese scone time for me.
Haddo House, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Haddo House is an 18th century mansion with a lovely interior design and exterior architecture. Unfortunately we didn't book a guided tour but the grounds and garden are open to everyone so we wandered around.
outfit by Natbeesfashion
I was wearing my favourite peach coloured cardigan that I got from Gap last summer, a pair of skinny jeans from Next and my favourite Folli Follie accessories.
picnic
UK fashion blogger Natbeesfashion
happy couple
When Steven and I sat down on the lawn to enjoy the sunlight warmth on our faces we saw a crowd of birds flying, in what it almost looked like a heart shape.
Love is in the air, Steven said.
My cunning, ridiculously funny man!
Folli Follie accessories, Natbeesfashion
Haddo House in Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Haddo House in Ellon, Aberdeenshire
^-^ Obsessed with these stairs. They reminded me of the Jane Eyre movie!
Haddo House in Ellon, Aberdeenshire
We spend the remaining of our afternoon playing photography, meaning Steven taking pictures of me all over the place, in case you need it for the blog, and also talking about everything from summer holidays, to future plans, my graduation, his job and how incredibly delicious the tiramisu I did last night was.

If you are ever in the Aberdeenshire area, Haddo House is definitely worth a visit. You can go via Ellon village and it is just a short ride from Aberdeen city. I would also recommend Mrs Smith's the cute cafe at the entrance of the House. I really enjoyed my visit there and the staff was very friendly.

That's all for now, I'd better get ready for Helena's party. What are your plans for tonight? I will head at a friend's house to celebrate Eurovision with the precious company of pizza and brownies.

Until tomorrow...


Love,
Anastasia

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

wishlist // Weekend getaway look

city break outfit wishlist by UK fashion blogger Natbeesfashion
1. // Dress
2. // Flat shoes
3. // Tote bag
6. // Sunglasses
Every weekend Steven and I do our best to have a mini getaway and travel around bonnie Scotland. We either end up in Edinburgh or somewhere in the countryside. This weekend we travelled to Tomintoul-the highest village in the Highlands-a beautiful, picturesque place, that unfortunately I didn't have my camera along to capture its prettiness.

Having this spontaneous trips travel bug, I realised I need to invest on more casual dresses and a good denim jacket to keep me warm and stylish in any occasion (and weather conditions) and this is the perfect look for me.

This striped dress is an all time favourite as it never gets boring and for only  £10.50, well it's a win-win situation! A pair of colourful flats-when the rest of the outfit is minimal-is a great highlight and even though these pointy shoes make the look lady like with the bow detail, I believe the kitty ring is the cutest detail of this outfit.

Since it is still cold in Scotland, a hand cream is essential for beautiful hands-big bonus if it smells cherry blossom like the Cath Kidston one...
...and just in case of a sudden spring shower, I thought an umbrella is the ultimate finish touch :)

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What do you think of this outfit? Do you love striped dresses?

Love,
Anastasia

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Beauty // Clinique

Clinique beauty products review
Clinique takes me back to my college years; mum and I would go shopping and I would be allowed to have a lipstick from the pastel palette. I remember the happiness when I would try the different shades on my skin and mum would give me her recommendation as to which colour I should pick, usually the pink-ish!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Personal Style // joules

UK lifestyle blogger in the Scottish countryside
Every single time I am in the shopping centre, I go by the Joules shop and spend a good amount of time browsing the shelves. I love all things girly and I think that Joules has the most cute clothing the market has to offer.
^^WOOF! Mikey agrees

Friday, 15 May 2015

Readings // Books that I love

Mary Berry Books that I love
Is there anything better than coming back home from the office and having a hot strawberry tea or a cup of coffee with the company of a book?

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Wishlist // Beach ready

Natbeesfashion beach wear outfit UK fashion blogger
As the time to fly to Corfu is coming, all I am thinking/dreaming of is my days there and the outfits I have to pack. Speaking of which, I am in search of the perfect bikini-any suggestions are more than welcome- and a few beach outfits, that I have promised myself I will find this weekend on a shopping excursion to the shopping centre.
With that in mind, I created a wishlist of my ideal beach outfit; a denim skirt, a beautiful bra and a huge hat to protect me from the sunshine is all I need really. I got inspired by Brigitte Bardot's style and paired this girly Reiss bandeau bikini top with a 70's style denim River Island skirt and the Illesteva round mirrored glasses. Certainly a beach wear outfit is not complete without a wide straw hat and a beautiful pair of sandals. Nice summery smells, like sugar lychee are my favourites so an eau de parfum like this would be just perfect for my day in the beach.

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What do you think of my beach outfit?
Do you have any holidays planned anytime soon?

Love,
Anastasia


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