GANT Casual

My daily wardrobe is quite dressed up because of work, but when I am not in the office, I have the fortune of working from home. This means that I can be slightly more casual on days that I am not busy running around.

I was recently sent some pieces from GANT, including this fun sweatshirt, star of the art. The Diamond G shirt is made of 100% merino wool, which will keep you quite warm in the winter. Somewhere between having a casual day out of the office and trotting off to the countryside, I found time to take a few style shots (I know, it has been ages).

There's nothing like beautiful blue shirting, whether its French blue or in this case, a "clear blue" colour that reminds you of the sky—amongst the obligatory fashionista's LBD, classic wardrobe pieces for me definitely involve a nice shirt.

These Gant styles are of great quality and since I don't usually wear as casual of styles as a sweatshirt or very laid-back pieces unless it's the weekend. But, I liked the idea of wearing a sweatshirt with a pleated skirt. I also don't have too many sweatshirts, I think two in total.  As for the shirt, I can't wait to wear it more—likely will be wearing it with my blazer for work but I can also see it on the weekend loosely buttoned with my favourite pair of denim  

Here's a peek at one of my casual off-duty styles, nothing too fancy. I have to say, it was sunny but freezing. I should have grabbed my blush furry number, but I shall save that coat for another style post … perhaps in the near future.  

Are you familiar with the collection from GANT? What do you think of these pieces? 


The goods: GANT: Diamon G Wool Shirt, and Rugger The Star Sweatshirt-c/o. Pleated Skirt, ASOS-Boots (Buy it), Moto Leather Jacket (Shop), Silver basket pendant-Vintage, Black Queen Gold Crest Hat-(Buy similar in silver), Satin grey clutch bag. Shop the latest pieces from GANT women's collection here. *Some sponsor affiliate links are within this post.

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Talking Tables With Nordic Embraces

Although it's not officially winter, it doesn't mean that you can't get into the spirit with winter décor. There's nothing like a bit of holiday decorating to get you in the festive mood (consciously imparting Hygge, obviously), especially with creative Nordic accents. 

I'm back again with charming tablescape décor for Talking Tables, and this time I decided on a blended theme with a modern Scandinavian twist to showcase their AW17 collection.  

To start, I used a woodland theme and paired it with earthy hues and white accents for the conceptual theme. There's a medley of influence—sophisticated but humbly approachable with the use of paper and plastic wareIt's cosy and incredibly inviting for winter entertaining; you can save your fine dinnerware for Christmas.  
Whilst you're by the fireside warming your hands from the cold, your guests will be ushered into a slightly rustic table of wintry calm. In the spirit of Christmas, these decorations evoke nature's wintry vibes in various ways. There are also unique handmade elements such as the themed ribbon and garland, which makes it easy to incorporate for elegant occasions or simplify for a more minimal aesthetic. 

Whether you're a minimalist or adore the elaborate and lavish, there's something for everyone in this Nordic collection to enjoy.   

Of course, in our home, it wouldn't be Christmas without a variety of crackers at the table. These iridescent Christmas crackers will add a touch of sparkle to your tablescape—I liked them specifically for merging both gold and silver with my theme.  I dressed the wall in a fun Christmas garland, then added some decorative honeycombs to hang.  



Talking Tables makes some of the best paper products for entertaining, and I couldn’t pass on the gilded foiled doilies and ornate bowls with golden-edged trim. As you can tell, I had a lovely time styling this one, especially with my new birch trees that my mum sent me. Also, how adorable is the snowflake votive? I almost fell off my unicorn when I found out that I had the last one. Now, you may purchase them here. 

My top three favourites would have to be the polar bear snow globe, honeycomb wall décor, and the Scandinavian-inspired ribbon, which are great gift wrap trimmings. 


I hope you were inspired to take it a bit easy this holiday season, at the very least enjoy cosiness in your own way, whether it's alone, with friends or with your significant other.     

Soon, it will be time to prepare for the new year before you know it but let's talk about that at a later time. 

What do you think of my cosy Nordic tablescape? 

The goods: Some products in this post were provided by Talking TablesShop the Nordic collection from Talking Tables here. All opinions and content are honestly expressed and my own. 

 

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Festive Weekend With Mason Cash

We've started a bit early this year with holiday gatherings, and to get it all started off, this time I wanted to share a more intimate way of how we're enjoying our weekends. This of course, before the joyful chaos of massive guests, holiday parties and Christmas hosting schedules awaits.  


For autumnal days with wintry winds, there's nothing like having a festive little graze tray set before you. What's more, when your mugs glisten in the colour of holiday cheer, red.  

Mason Cash has plenty of items to stock your kitchen with for the holidays. But, I also love that fact there's a range of many other functional products to help decorate your tableitems to even make the cosiest corner well-dressed. In our case, a small and intimate spread that I made for our autumn weekend 

As you've seen previously with the Varsity collection that I featured, Mason Cash doesn't disappoint when it comes to classic style being paired with innovative design. Quality and function are essential for the English heritage brand which is why I am showcasing favourite pieces that can be used for every day 
Cutting boards are versatile and I really loved the long rectangular shape of this one—of course, it also makes a great serving board or tray when entertaining.  

The holidays can get quite busy, especially when it comes to baking in the kitchen, and keeping certain ingredients separate is sometimes essential. These preparation bowls from the Bakewell range will keep your recipes organised—the small ceramic bowls are miniature versions of the iconic mixing bowls.  

 

I styled these pieces with a warm and inviting aesthetic and since we weren't having too many people stopping by to join us, it worked out well. This was a perfect time to write out Christmas cards, book fight dates, and plan our next big party. I mustered up a few nibbles, including garlic toast with black truffle butter and a homemade rose white-hot cocoa for starters

Next up is a Christmas wrapping party to wrap toys and gifts for some children charities. It's always fun to have a laid-back and relaxing pre-holiday weekend because there will be plenty to do in the coming weeks.    


If you're looking to add contemporary classics to your cupboard, you will love the Bakewell range. The flour shaker has a convenient opening in the bottom to fill with your preferred flour. It's ideal for baking and makes things a lot easier when you're making a dough of any kind. 

You can see many branded items used by chefs and home cooks, especially in baking contests (The Great British Bake Off), and certainly, Mary Berry approved. On par with the rest of Mason Cash's range in quality, the Bakewell collection is influenced by mid-19th century Derbyshire country kitchens



Derbyshire is historically rooted in baking, especially for their renowned tarts and puddings.  
With a few touches of seasonal embellishments, I let the red come through as statement accents and arranged the autumn leaves as a centrepiece for our corner.   


What do you think of our festive weekend? What are you looking forward to this season? 
      
The goods: Essentials Serving Board, Bakewell: Flour Shaker, and Preparation Bowls, Original Collection Mugs-Provided by Mason Cash. As always, all content and opinions are honestly expressed and my own. Shop the Bakewell collection here. 
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