Aug
26
2015

Guest Post from Nest & Dressed – Top 5 Fit and Flare Dresses
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2015-07-09_0001Morning all! Today I am handing the blog over to the very lovely Adele from Nest & Dressed, she is a girl after my own heart with her current favourite fashion obsession being fit and flare dresses, and you all know how much I love a good 50’s style frock. She has chosen some absolute beauts in her top 5, so keep your eyes out for the Chicwish dress because that has totally been added to my own wish list! Too perfect.

Over to Adele…

Hi Guys! I’m Adele from family, fashion & lifestyle blog N​est & Dressed. ​I’m a 30 ­something Yorkshire lass living in Scotland with my fish farming Other Half and our 2 year old daughter, Madeleine. Baby number two is also on the way so I’m currently in mourning for all the lovely clothes that no longer fit!

It doesn’t stop me window shopping however and my w​eekly wish lists​ are overflowing with midi skirts, capri trousers and fit & flare dresses that I’ve no hope of fitting into for at least 6 months! Speaking of which, here’s my current top 5 fit & flare frocks…

Hobbs Alma Dress​­ now £89

0115-5380-3573L00-2070_01_1008_1080This mint green frock is so pretty and I love the piping detail.

Boden Sandra Sundress​­ now from £44.50

15WSUM_WH808_NAVBoden’s Sandra dress is available in four different patterns but this classic navy & white combo is a winner for me.

Topshop Cut Out Pinafore Midi Dress​­ £60

10X15HCRM_largeThis gorgeous crisp white dress is perfect for summer days with it’s cut out detailing at the back.

Chi Chi Alyssa Dress​­ £57.99

ChiChiProducts1512141365__00667_zoomI’m a little bit in love with this dress. If I had a wedding to go to this summer (and I wasn’t pregnant!) then this dress would be top of my list.

Chicwish Sing a Love Song Dress​­ now £35.64

5.3.16c.2This little beauty incorporates two of my favourite things: stripes and bird print. In fact, I love it so much that I featured the Sing a Love Song skirt on a recent W​eekly Wishlist!​

So there you have it; my top five fit and flare dresses. Which is your favourite?

A big thank you to Chantele and Jonathan at Two Hearts One Roof for letting me elbow in on their lovely blog as part of their Top Five series!

Come find me at N​est & Dressed ​for lots more pretty frocks as well as recipes, reviews and thoughts on parenthood.

Adele x

Thank you so much Adele literally love every dress on your list!

two hearts one roof

Aug
19
2015

Guest Post from Eat Drink Cook – Top 5 Recipe Books
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top 5 recipe booksToday is another post that just might have you heading for the kitchen, but this time instead of food we are talking actual recipes. I am handing the blog over to Colette from Eat Drink Cook today and she is just a little recipe book obsessed! But if I’m honest I love a good recipe book too! Nothing like a huge host of foodie inspiration and some majorly mouth-watering photos to go with it!  Continue reading

Aug
12
2015

Guest Post from Rhian Westbury – Top 5 New Beauty Products I’ve Discovered this Summer
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New Beauty ProductsToday I am handing over the blog to Rhian from Rhian Westbury. I don’t pretend to know anything about make-up and beauty products, I am far from being a beauty blogger, but I am a girl so every now and again I do enjoy finding a new lip or testing out a new mascara. Todays blog post is about the Top 5 new beauty products Rhian has found and loved this summer. Continue reading

Aug
5
2015

Guest Post from VegBurge – Top 5 Veggie Burger Recipes
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Veggie Burger Recipe

Today’s guest post is enough to make your mouth-water. I am a big fan of veggie burgers and todays guest post is written by Rhiannon from VegBurge, a veggie food blogger who loves nothing more than making and eating veggie burgers. Here blog is jammed full of great veggie recipes and some truly invented veggie burger recipes! When she isn’t blogging Rhiannon is a freelance writer and photographer. Continue reading

Jul
29
2015

Guest Post from Dog Oddity – Top 5 Dog Tricks
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Dog tricksThis is a guest post after my own heart. You all know just how besotted me and Jon are with our little boy Opie, if you follow our instagram you will no doubt have seen lots of him on there. Although he has learnt a few tricks (sit, paw (both paws!), lie and stay being about it) and he will come when he is called he hasn’t been trained with any proper agility tricks. But today I am handing the blog over to Ruth from Dog Oddity to talk all about her Top 5 Dog Tricks. Continue reading

Jul
22
2015

Guest Post from Coco Butter Blog – Top 5 Packing Tips to Save on your Luggage Allowance
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Tips for packing lightToday I am handing the blog over to Sam from Coco Butter Blog. Sam is a stereotypical girly girl who loves clothes, shoes, bags and make-up, plus she has an adorable pooch called Alfie (I think we would get on in the real world!) As the summer is coming most of us will be taking a holiday, so Sam is going to talk all about her top 5 tips for packing light. Continue reading

Jul
19
2015

Pawsomebox Review – Pet Subscription Box
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pawsomebox reviewAs a snail mail fan I love getting surprise parcels in the post. But this time the parcel wasn’t for me, it was a box full of goodies for Opie! And he loves mail now too, he’s been getting a few presents recently, so is becoming quite a spoilt little pup!

This time he received an awesome Pawsomebox chock full of treats and toys. Pawsomebox is a monthly subscription box especially for your pooch, costing between £15.90 and £19.90 a month. Continue reading

Jul
16
2015

Shave Kit Review – Razor Delivery Service
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2015-07-14_0005 I hate shaving, there, thats a great way to start a shaving review! Ive always been a stubble man, with the occasional wet shave when I need to look presentable for a wedding, or someones birthday meal out. One reason why I dislike wet shaving is the irritation I get from it, but also the cost. I honestly cant remember buying a pack or razor blades its been that long. Ive been known to use Chantele lady shave blades because they conveniently fit on my Gillette razor handle and were a lot cheaper to buy at the time. I know, I’m a tight ass, I like to enjoy what I spend my money on. When it comes to the Supermarket and I’m thinking “razor blades or….dvd, razor bl-, DVD!” Its not that I cant afford it, I just purely resent paying for them when the next day I’ve got a face full of stubble anyway. Continue reading

Jul
15
2015

Guest Post from Family Fever – Top 5 Garden Play Activities for Kids
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Garden Play ActivitiesToday I am handing the blog over to Kate from Family Fever. Kate is a busy mum of 3 gorgeous little monkeys from Devon. We don’t have our own kids yet so we don’t usually talk family on Two Hearts but I figured some of my readers must be parents so you’d enjoy a post from Kate all about her Top 5 Free Garden Play Activities for Kids. I used to love playing in the garden as a kid and our nephew loves his paddling pool (even when its not sunny) so I think most kids would really enjoy Kate’s suggestions! Continue reading

Jul
14
2015

Thinking Ahead – Converting our attic space
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converting our attic spaceAlthough we haven’t long moved into the house, and we have no immediate plans to do any major renovation work we have still been dreaming of what we might do in the years to come. We love our little home and the area it is in so we hope we can stay put for a number of years, but when we finally start a family the space we have will be at a premium. It’s only a 2 bed house and currently the second bedroom is used as a crafting space and storage for all of our photography gear and newborn props.

Luckily we have a rather large attic space running the entire length of the house, which is just about tall enough to stand up in so the idea is to eventual turn this in to a workable storage/crafting space. The images above via Freshome.com are some great inspiration of what you can do with an attic, sadly mine isn’t quite as big as most of them, but the idea is the same! Continue reading