Friday, May 24

My First Interview Outfit

Blouse : Warehouse* | Trousers: Next | Shoes: New Look (similar) | Bag: Zaful*
This might not be the most interesting outfit in the world, however, I really wanted to document it on my blog because it is what I wore to my first job interview. The job I started almost two weeks ago now!

The shirt was originally gifted from warehouse in 2014 and is one of the blouses I regularly wear when I must dress smartly. It is funny how things work out – one of the first fashion items I was gifted helps land me my first full-time adult job.

While I was at school I avoided trousers because I hated wearing them but knowing they would be a necessity I didn’t really know where to start to find a pair that would suit me. My boyfriend buys his work trousers from next so that was my first port of all. I ordered five pairs in different styles (and prices) then settled on this pair of slim fit navy trousers.

Going to this assessment day with two half hour interviews and group tasks to complete was one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done – only beaten by, three weeks later, my first day of work.

I mentioned in last weeks post that keeping my blog up to date when I’m settling in is a challenge, but I have a few things planned I just need to prioritise sitting down and getting them done.

Friday, May 17

Gin Flora Cocktail

My first week in the working world has come to an end so quickly. I've not had the brain capacity for blog related activities but I'm sure as I settling in it will get easier. Anyway, as Friday has come round I thought it would be a good time to share a cocktail I make regularly at home. I go easy on the gin because it is not necessarily my favourite spirit but it is a perfect summer cocktail.

You will need: 

40ml Gin 20ml Fresh Lime Juice
10ml Raspberry Syrup Ginger Beer

I just mix the ingredients together in a glass but I am looking for fancier cocktail accessories. Then add the ice and enjoy in the sunshine.

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Friday, May 10

Personalised Gifts from The Gift Co.

- This is a Paid Partnership with The Gift Co. -

I love picking out the perfect present for someone and when you don't have any ideas a personalised gift is a really good route to go down. That's where The Gift Co. come in because they have 100s of personalised gifts to choose from. All you have to do is choose something they enjoy and find the right present for them. Today I thought I'd share some of my picks with you at lots of different price points.

This cheese board caught my eye because I know my boyfriend would love it and it would be something nice to keep on display in the kitchen. Also this BBQ set is perfect for anyone who loves to cook outdoors. 

My mum is a huge gardening fan so I know she would enjoy having her own pair of personalised gardening gloves. Finally if you are looking for a gift for a specific event then this photo album would be great - it might even encourage someone to print all the photos too. 
I must admit I'd be tempted to get this personalised doormat for myself - we are moving soon (fingers-crossed) and it would be a great addition to our new home. I love how chic this initialled hip flask looks and it wouldn't go missing either. 

There is plenty of people in my life who would love a personalised wine glass including me! Again you wouldn't loose track of it in the kitchen while cooking. Last but not least is this photo frame which is a lovely touch for something with a new baby or they have plenty other designs for significant events.