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Vegan Zizzi's & new ratties.

June 24, 2016

Last week I really fancied a pizza delivery and then realised that Zizzi's has a vegan option - yasss! It was hard to decide what I wanted from all the toppings but in the end I went for spinach, mushrooms and peppers. It's weird, I used to hate mushrooms. A lot. But I love them now! The "cheese" was a bit runnier than I would have liked but overall it was a really delicious pizza.

If you follow me on instagram you'll know that recently I got three new baby rats. I actually went to pick up one (or two) and somehow fell in love with three, woops. So I'd like to properly introduce Winston, Schmidt and Nick. Hope there's some New Girl fans reading this, I just thought it was the perfect trio of names. They're all dumbo rex rats which means that they have ears on the side of their head instead of the top, and that their fur is curlier than normal rats. They're the sweetest little things ever! I just love when they're this tiny and still growing into their ears and their big back feet.

Claire xx

Orange lace.

June 23, 2016

Top | Primark
Jeans | Topshop
Boots | Primark

Why is there a Titanic style pose going on here? Who the hell knows, sorry haha. Quite a simplistic outfit but I love it nonetheless. I'm obsessed with this rusty-orange shade when paired with red lipstick, I just think it works so well. Also, that back detail - gorgeous!

May as well tell you a "fun" fact about these jeans. If you look really closely you'll see little holes on the bum area. Thanks ratties. That'll teach me to leave any clothes on my bed when I have them out. I'd be more annoyed if I hadn't gotten these Jamie jeans in the sale. 

I'm off to meet my friend today (not wearing this outfit, it's from the other week and I had forgotten about it, shhh) and maybe go for a walk through the Botanic gardens, here's hoping the weather stays decent but I've probably tempted fate now. I've been told by my sister that there's not a lot of actual flowers there at the moment and that "it's all just green" hahaha. Just give me squirrels and I'll be happy.

Hope you're having a nice Thursday!

Claire xx

TheVeganKind | June box.

June 18, 2016

I finally subscribed to TheVeganKind after wanting to for quite a while and was so excited to receive it in the post. I joined later than the date for the June box but luckily they still had some available to send out, yay! Boxes like this are perfect for people who are already vegan or others like myself who are in the process of transitioning.

My favourite item has got to be the mango & coconut milk fruit ices, they're sooo creamy and delicious. You simply pop them in the freezer and then the next day they are little bits of frozen goodness. The chocolate raspberry cookie is gluten free and pretty tasty, the raspberry flavour really comes through. The Good Full Stop chocolate and orange bar is very similar to Nakd bars (which I love!) so I'd definitely purchase them myself another time.

I'm yet to try the cheese and onion crackers/crisps but according to the booklet they used to contain milk and the company decided to make them vegan, thumbs up. I've seen the vegetable pate in supermarkets and can't wait to try it in a sandwich or with pitta bread. The last item was a suncream, which if you know anything about Scotland I don't think I'll be needing. Still, it's nice to have one which is cruelty free and natural when I do need one!

What do you think of this box? Is it something you would (or do) subscribe to?

Claire xx

New in | Homeware, H&M, Forever 21.

June 17, 2016

Woahhh, super belated post alert. I actually forgot I had this post sitting in my little list, but anyway these are the things I picked up during my holiday in London. Hope you enjoy!

I got the mugs from an amazing homeware store which I'm sure most people know, called Sass & Belle. Every time I'm in London I can't resist visiting here, it's an absolute haven of cute things at decent prices. The floral pattern mug is now my absolute favourite. I also got the sweetest case for my glasses and a wall hanging.

For someone who was getting sick of florals, I seem to have chosen a lot of floral items haha. I got the dress in Forever 21 and the two tops in H&M. They're both cropped in style and look perfect with high-waisted skirts. I also got the little striped shirt and plain blue one from H&M. The long sleeved white top is from Forever 21, and from Rokit Vintage I got a sweet silky vest top (which is actually a lingerie item but oh well, it looks nice on!). Lastly, how cool is this ring? I first put it on upside down and it was a weapon! Then I realised I'd been wearing it the wrong way, silly silly.

Claire xx

London | Day 3 & 4.

May 21, 2016

On our third day in London, we took a little walk around the area (we were staying by Russell Square) and ended up at a cafe called Tuttis. They had all kinds of smoothies, cakes and sandwiches. I went for a soya latte which was so good and my sister and I shared a slice of apple tart. Again it was a really nice day so we sat outside, this doesn't happen enough in Edinburgh because it's always so bloody windy! Haha. Afterwards the two of us went to sit down and enjoy the sunshine in Russell Square while my dad went away for a wander and a pint. Whilst sitting there a guy casually strolled through playing a trumpet, only in London. 

Later in the evening, we went for food at a little Italian restaurant nearby our hotel. We go to it every year as the pizza is delicious and it always has such a buzzing atmosphere. Then it was time to go see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Oh my god, I loved it! The set was so wonderful and the actors were amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a bad show in London, previous ones have included The Lion King and Wicked. But anyway, I definitely recommend it!

The next day my sister and I went into Camden to begin our "shopping day". Haha, we always have one. My poor dad can't be bothered so he always goes off and does his own thing. Well done to him for not getting lost on the tubes though :P We went into Rokit Vintage and then stopped off at a vegan cafe beside the canal. They had so much yummy food for sale, but as we knew we were meeting my dad for lunch we decided to get a smoothie each. Mines was a mango based one and my sister's was a cacao one. We then took a look at some of the market areas, and I picked up an amazing new tapestry for my wall which I'd been after for ages.

We met our dad on Oxford Street for some lunch and then did a bit more shopping. As you can imagine, it was a long and tiring day haha, so for dinner we just headed to Wagamamas.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I have one more left!

Claire xx