Sunday 28 September 2014

Interior Inspiration: BB Loves

(images by Lena Terlutter)

When I first saw these images, I knew I'd have to repost them. There's just so much inspiration here - I'm in love with the combination of rose gold with the ice-cream pastel shades and the mixture of textures: with the contrast of hard metallics against the pink and lilac furs, set off against the digital lettering in white neon lights. These are elements I never would have thought to combine, but I'm obsessed with the results - it may be a shop floor in the middle of Germany, but I've packed my bags and I'm ready to move in…please?

Love Ellen xx

Friday 26 September 2014

Full Triangl Swimwear Review

I feel like I have a backlog of blog posts that I really should have done by now, but this one is probably the most delayed! At the start of July, the lovely people at Triangl asked me if I wanted to be gifted a set from their site, and as someone who had spent the weeks previous drooling over their collection I jumped at the opportunity. Now, after a summer of testing my bikini out, I can finally provide you with a full review!

First of all I think it's important to mention the amazing service that Triangl provided me with: the website is equipped with a live chat that allows you to talk to their staff about sizing whilst you shop, furthermore my bikini arrived within a week, and considering it came all the way from Australia I was pretty damn impressed with that!

I chose the set 'California Coral' and although it is a lot more orange-coral in real life than I was expecting, these colours have been chosen specifically to look AMAZING with a tan, I mean seriously it's like magic. Based on the sizing guide online I chose a size XS in the bottoms and a Large in the top and I do think this was the right decision (I am a UK size 6 and a 32DD). I think a lot of women will appreciate the fact that Triangl give you the option to mix and match top and bottom sizes for every set, a majority of us aren't the exact same size all over and as someone with larger boobs for my body size I often struggle with buying bikinis - this option just makes bikini shopping so much easier.

Now, onto the main question I wanted to answer - do Triangl bikinis work for larger boobs? I've seen a lot of girls on the fence over whether to invest in one because they're a D+ cup size and most of the images circulating the web are of gorgeous girls with smaller chests. First things first, I think this bikini top is ridiculously flattering if you have boobs, but personally I don't think it's the most practical. I do think that these bikinis are mostly made for the smaller chested community, the 'cups' have no structure in them or shaping for larger boobs and this means they often just sit over your breasts instead of supporting them underneath, I had quite a few moments on holiday where the triangle cup was riding up leaving me with fairly obvious 'underboob' on show, which wasn't exactly ideal! As far as sizing is concerned, I think I agree with Triangl's size guide in that an XL for an E cup is probably the largest they could cater for, but even that would be at a push. For D+ cup sizes I would possibly try their new range of more structured bra-like sets or the bandeau, as these are likely to provide more support and coverage.

Overall, I'm in love with my bikini and it's by far the most flattering swimwear set I've ever owned, it honestly made me feel great the second I put it on and for that, it's definitely worth the splurge! However, I do think these bikinis are more for show than any form of practicality, more sunbathing and strolling across beaches than any swimming or water-park activities, especially if you have larger boobs. 

What do you think of this Triangl bikinis? Let me know if this review was helpful!

Love Ellen xx


Wednesday 24 September 2014

My uni room!

Bedding - Ikea
Cushion - Tesco
Makeup storage - Ebay
Photo frame - Urban Outfitters

Hey guys! First off, sorry for being a bit MIA recently, but with starting university and moving to London I've been fairly busy. I've been desperate to get back to blogging though and now I'm settled in, I thought I would share some photos of my new room in my university halls!

I live in a shared flat with three other people in East Central London - we each have our own rooms and I'm actually really impressed with how nice and modern everything is (plus the fact that my bed is way bigger than I expected!). It was really important to me that my room reflected my taste and that I was able to decorate and make it my own, and with everything so white and simple I was definitely able to do that. Behind my desk is a huge pinboard which I've covered in images and quotes from my tumblr - I'm so happy with how it's turned out and feel like it really injects some of my personality into the room. The rest of my bedroom follows the same kind of colour scheme, grey and white with splatters of pastel shades - I tried to bring as many pretty decorative items and jewellery containers as I could when I moved in, just to make it feel a bit more homely.

As far as university life is going so far, I'm currently on my induction week and I'm so so happy with how things are going! I'm in love with this life: I've started some journalistic tasks which had me exploring the area and stumbling across the cutest vintage stores, I've met some fascinating people from across the world and I get to wander around central London everyday…what could be better?

Love Ellen xx

Monday 8 September 2014

Blogger Love: August

I also loved this post on living in London by Georgia Luisa Meramo.

This is probably my favourite 'Blogger Love' post yet, I'm so in love with all of these looks and just had to mention that last 'non-outfit' post, as someone who is moving to London in a just a few days I really enjoyed Georgia's post on her experience living in the capital and it was really reassuring to hear how much she loves it. 

Which bloggers have you been loving lately? As always, leave your faves down below!

Love Ellen xx

Monday 1 September 2014

Part 3: Casual Cateye

Top - Oh My Love
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop
Sunglasses - River Island
Necklace - Tesco
Belt - Goodwill

Here we have it, the final part of my 'one twoosie, three ways' series! This is more of a comfy and casual look, with the mom jeans offsetting the satin cami and sophisticated sunnies.
I've been fairly busy recently, I can't quite believe it but in less than 2 weeks I'm moving out and going to university in central London…it's crazy and I'm filled with mixed emotions of excitement and utter dread. Hopefully it will be everything I want it to be.

Love Ellen xx
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