My Life As A Take That Fan

If you've read some of my previous posts you probably know that for many years I've had a very special place in my heart for a certain boy/man-band. (I wrote about the time they visited my school, aka, When It All Began, here). So it might not surprise you to know that when I was (much) younger, there was a period of time where I was known not as Lisa, but simply as one of 'The Take That Fans'.

Cupcake Decorating Capers at The Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

Last Sunday I was invited by the good people at Joe Blogs to an afternoon tea and cake decorating event at The Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle. The cake decorating was to be held by some lovely ladies from Julie's Cake House, a local company whose website makes me want to OD on fondant icing.

Worth the Hype? - St Tropez In Shower Tan

Since I am a sucker for anything new-fangled, as soon as I saw that St Tropez were bringing out an in-shower tan I had to try it. The idea is that you massage it onto your skin in the shower, wait three minutes and rinse it off. You're then beautifully bronzed. Err...kind of.

I tried this out this morning. During the three minute wait time, you have to shut off the shower and...well, just wait, really. It gets pretty cold, I can tell you. I also forgot to take my phone or a timer into the bathroom with me, so I resorted to counting one elephant, two elephants, three elephants...whilst waiting for the three minutes to pass. I was relieved when I was able to rinse it off - beware though, this stuff makes the shower floor slippery. VERY slippery. I've already ripped my shower curtain off it's rail on more than one occasion previously as a result of super-slippy shower-goo so I was extra careful with this. You have been warned, though!

My Week In Shoes - Sunday

If there's ever a day for trainers, it's gotta be Sunday. Especially after almost a full week in heels. Hence, my final footwear choice for My Week In Shoes.

My Week In Shoes - Saturday

'Could you be....the most beautiful shoes in the world...
Could you be, ooohh...
Plain to see....'

I'm not even going to apologise for that, because, frankly, these Kate Spade babies ARE the most beautiful shoes. In the world. Ever. The End.

My Week In Shoes - Friday

Did I ever mention that I LOVE Kate Spade? (Oh I did? Right here? Ok then). Today's footwear of choice is these black croc slingbacks that I scored on Ebay. When they first arrived, I thought they looked far to narrow for my (wide, ridiculous, almost trotter-like) feet and they did pinch a little so I panicked that they might be relegated to the back of my wardrobe, only to be brought out every few months when I'd admire them whilst bemoaning my lack of neat, narrow, dainty footsies.


My Week In Shoes - Thursday

If you've seen my instagram you might know that a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a competition by one of my absolute favourite fashion companies, Boden (see the full extent of my Boden love here). I won a pair of their stunning Alice heels as well as a copy of The Story of Alice book which I got stuck into at the weekend.

My Week In Shoes - Wednesday

I was feeling a little monochrome this morning (Wednesday = bleurgh) so I decided on these Marc Jacobs peep-toes that I got a couple of months ago. Again these were thrifted - I think I paid £25ish. I love the white heel and stud detail and particularly the fact that they are the softest leather. This is actually the first time I've worn these outside and I was amazed by how comfy they are.

My Week In Shoes - Tuesday

Today I'm going with pink. It feels a bit like a pink day. Plus I wanted to wear this pretty Liberty print cami I snagged last week (thrifted, £2), and these Red Herring from Debenhams heels seemed like the perfect match.

My Week In Shoes - Monday

Shoes. Who doesn't love 'em? I often base my entire outfit around my shoes. Hence why I thought I'd post my week. In shoes. (Took me ages to think of that post title).