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Five Things of the Week | Smores, Sun burn and Sights

London Sunshine, Bumpkin Betty

I hate to be all British and start this post with chat about the weather but… has this week been a week of weather contradictions or what? It started with me getting slightly sun burnt last weekend when unassumingly lying outside in the park with friends, and then before I’d even had time to apply the aloe vera, I was whacking the heating on during a thunderstorm a few days later. As a result I’ve spent the whole week carrying both an umbrella and sunscreen in my handbag, and for the most part needing neither. With a trip to Scotland…

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Reviews

A Brow Makeover with Nails & Brows

Nails and brows, Bumpkin Betty

I know I know, a brow makeover? I mean how much making over can those two little patches of hair above your eyes really need? Well… quite a lot as it turns out.

Up until recently I’d been one of those people who, apart from the odd impromptu tweezing session, never really paid much attention to my brows. I started plucking them at around age 16 when I made that classic mistake of tweezing from above and ending up with a wonky shape to go back to school…

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Outfits

Polka Dot Tulle and Superstar Sneakers

Polka dot tulle dress and trainers, Bumpkin Betty

When I spotted this little dress on Boohoo (last one left at the time – obviously meant to be) my first thought was, of course, Miss Bradshaw in Paris – the tulle, the polka dots, the subtly sexy criss cross back and the barely there sheer layers – it was Carrie all over.

That in itself is enough to make me covet any item of clothing, but with our Venice trip approaching and thoughts of dancing down the sunlit streets in a mass of tulle…

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Adventures · Reviews

The London Coffee Festival and Lunch at DF

The London Coffee Festival, Bumpkin Betty

It feels like forever since I just sat down and wrote about one of life’s little adventures. After five years of blogging I guess it doesn’t happen quite like that anymore – photos get stored ahead of editing, posts get scheduled and before I know it I don’t have a free space on the blog for a month and those photos, from the everyday occurrences and general days out that make up my spare time, somehow get lost in the edit pile and never used.

This Sunday however has been the…

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Five Things of the Week | Sage Tea, Rose Petals and Champagne

Five Things of the Week, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Friday all. I’ve had another busy, challenging, and exhausting week what with starting a few new freelance projects all at once, having my first fitting with my dress designer, attending various events and starting brand new jobs so all in all I’m glad that tomorrow is Saturday and I can at least try and relax a little. I’ve got two of my friends (and Best Women) coming to stay for overdue catch ups and whether they know it yet or not I’m going to be hitting them with best woman duties from…

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Musings

Wedding Wednesdays | Thoughts on Wedding Dress Shopping (Part 1)

Thoughts on wedding dress shopping, Bumpkin Betty

There was a time not so long ago when thoughts of wedding dresses were consuming me – my dreams, my pinboards, my magazine rack – and the hunt to find ‘the one’ a daunting task ahead of me. As such ‘Thoughts on Wedding Dress Shopping’ is a topic I have more than a few words on, which ironically has meant this post title has sat in my drafts for far longer than I planned it to. It’s now been 3 months since I made my ‘dress decision’ and yesterday I had my first ‘fitting’ so…

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Postcards from Venice | A Sunny Part Two

Postcards from Venice, Bumpkin Betty

After last week’s rain soaked postcards from Venice, all moody streets and grey skies, you’d be forgiven for thinking that today’s images, all bright blue skies and colourful buildings, were from a different trip on a different date. In reality however, both sets of pictures were only taken two days apart. I’ve since learned that Venice has a habit of being pretty interchangeable with the weather, but at the time it was amazing to find that after four days there we could still be surprised by the city’s beauty, purely thanks to…

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Five Things of the Week – Paint Pots and Love Hearts

Boden AW15, Bumpkin Betty

Hello folks! Hope you’re all well this drizzly Friday? I’m feeling slightly frazzled after a full on week and too many hours hunched over my laptop today so I’ll keep today’s post fairly short (dinner and a glass of something is awaiting me). Here’s a little of what I got up to over the last seven days…

Paint Pot Decor

Last week saw us finally have a free weekend in what felt like forever and apart from a few work tasks on the Monday (bank holidays don’t really count for us freelancers) we dedicated most of it…

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Outfits

Asos Escape

Asos Escape Collection, Bumpkin Betty Fashion Blog

Even if it is only for a long weekend, there’s something about venturing to a new and unexplored faraway land that definitely feels like escapism at its best. Escaping from work, from responsibilities, from the stresses of daily life – to just be, to eat, to drink, to laugh, to forget what you were ever trying to escape from in the first place – it’s bliss.

Our trip to Venice actually couldn’t have come at a better time. The effects of a busy few months juggling work, blog…

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Postcards from Venice | A Rainy Part One

Postcards from Venice, Bumpkin Betty

Even stepping off the plane at Venezia airport, I had the distinct feeling I was about to enter somewhere pretty magical. Italy, and particularly Venice, has been top of my Wanderlust list for some time and clearly my constant out loud dreaming and pining for the place wasn’t exactly subtle as it just happened to be the destination GB chose for my 30th birthday surprise, which of course warranted many squeals from me when I cracked the secret code on that day in March.

As the date of our…

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Five Things of the Week | Brows, Beds and Borough Market

Krispy Kreme Chocomania, Bumpkin Betty

It feels so tempting to start every post the same way at the moment, with some sort of exclamation of how I can’t believe it’s Friday again, can’t believe it’s the first of a new month or simply can’t quite fathom where the start of the year has gone. I realise it’s terribly boring to do so each time however so I will do my best to refrain on this occasion. Instead I’ll just say happy first of May, happy long weekend and cheers to Summer getting closer! Here’s a bit of what my past week looked like…

Borough…

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Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays | Planning a Honeymoon

Planning a Honeymoon, Bumpkin Betty

Can we just get a quick hurrah for the theme of this Wedding Wednesday post? Yup we’ve reached the stage of honeymoon planning people – HURRAH! As exciting as wedding planning can be, it’s also overwhelming, stressful, time consuming and just downright difficult at times. There are points, much like the one I’m currently in, when frankly it all just gets too much. When the back and forth emailing with suppliers has you pulling your hair out, when dreams of torrential rain storms and hurricanes on your big day blowing everything to smithereens have you waking up in the…

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