Musings · Outfits

Wearing Pink (And why it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks)

Topshop Unique jumpsuit, Bumpkin Betty

I’ve always loved the colour pink, in all of its manifestations but especially that brilliant bright pink that used to grace the dresses of my Barbie dolls when I was younger, some might call it candy pink, or fuschia pink or even Barbie pink. Whatever you call it, it’s pink… really pink… and it’s always made me happy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love black too. And red. And navy. And grey. And sometimes even purple, green, yellow or blue. My wardrobe is made up of a lot of colours, and as someone who’s never been much of a classic…

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Five Things of the Week | Sparkle, skincare and Socks

Jing Green Tea

Three cheers to the weekend – it’s finally here! I’ve just got home from work so apologies for the later than planned timing of this week’s Five Things post. This weekend is our first free in a long time, and the first where both myself and GB are actually in London, at home, and able to tackle some wedding tasks. Tomorrow we’ve got rings on the agenda plus some suit shopping, now that the AW collections are hopefully starting to drop, so it will no doubt be a busy one but hopefully a fruitful one. We’re also planning a trip to…

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Musings

An Unplanned Post about Nonsense

Topshop Boutique Pink Jumpsuit where to buy, Bumpkin Betty

(blending in to the changing room decor)

This morning I spotted this pink jumpsuit on Instagram and subsequently fell. in. love. It’s no secret that I love (love love) the colour pink, and it’s also no secret that my Instagram feed is totally to blame for most, if not all, of my impulse shopping (almost every ‘I know I shouldn’t have but…’ admission can be swiftly followed by ‘a blogger made me do it!’).

As soon as I saw it in my feed (the blogger to blame this time was WITblog if you’re interested, who shows it…

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Adventures · Reviews

Learning Modern Calligraphy with Quill London

learning modern calligraphy with Quill London, Bumpkin Betty

It’s not often that I learn an entirely new skill on a random Thursday evening. In fact it’s not often that I learn an entirely new skill full stop these days. I mean don’t get me wrong, every day is a school day right? We’re always growing as individuals and each day learning something, but once you reach adulthood, you do fall into a familiar routine of doing things you already know how to do.

Now that I’ve reached my thirties, I already know how to do most of life’s basics – I can ride a bike, I can swim, I…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #032

Weekend Reading July, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Saturday! Seeing as it’s a pretty miserable day today I thought I’d put together a little weekend reading for you all, so you stay in your PJ’s, grab a cuppa, and relax with these six gorgeous links.

Enjoy!

1. Fields of Gold – Girl in the Lens (beautiful girl, beautiful setting, beautiful dress, beautiful photographs, what’s not to love?)

2. Spaghetti Puttanesca – What Olivia Did (a super simple recipe that looks totally delicious!)

3. How has your style changed – The Elgin Avenue (love this style throwback from Monica, although am I the only one that thinks she…

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Five Things of the Week | Festivals, Friends and Festivities

Louboutin wedges, Bumpkin Betty

I’m so sad at the state outside my window today – it’s SO gloomy and the rain hasn’t stopped lashing down since about 10am this morning. I’ve got another working weekend ahead so I guess you could say that this Friday is my weekend. I had imagined taking some time out to go for a nice walk, maybe treat myself to lunch out somewhere or even spend the afternoon relaxing in the park, but alas, instead I’ve been holed up in the flat all afternoon after getting soaked to the skin this morning. My wet jeans have been removed…

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Outfits · Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays | The Lingerie Debate – Support or Sexy?

Bridal Lingerie, Bumpkin Betty

Hello folks! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on here since the weekend. As I mentioned in my Five Things post last week it was my friends Hen do at the weekend, and an amazing few days of festivaling, glitter bombing and general capers has taken a bit of time to catch up from (read – recover from). But I’m back today with a new Wedding Wednesday post for you all and this week I’m getting down to the nitty gritty of what to wear under the dress.

Now that the dress is underway, the shoes have been chosen,…

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Five Things of the Week | Family, Spa Days and Hen Do Prep

Quill LOndon courses, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Friday! I hope you’re all well? This post is actually coming to you in a scheduled format as I’m currently enjoying a weekend with some of my favourite people for my beautiful friends Hen do! Or ‘Henival’ as we’re calling it seeing as we’re heading to a little festival down in Dorset for the weekend. I’ve been busy all week making decorations for the converted barn we’re staying in, and creating glitter-tastic accessories for us all to wear (the festival’s theme is silver – could it get any better?), so much so that this week has whizzed by in a…

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Reviews

Current | Skincare Routine

Bare Minerals skincare review, Bumpkin Betty

Up until this year my skincare routine was very basic, simple you might say (and funnily enough those were the products I used too!). I washed my face with water, moisturised and then cleansed and toned off my make up at the end of the day. That was it.

However towards the end of last year my skin became increasingly dry, so much so that I even got some minor eczema above my eyes from the dryness. It looked dull and sallow and I felt I needed to get a bit of radiance back into it.

With this year…

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Outfits

Another one from Venice

Boden denim shirt and Missguided feather skirt in Venice

Another little throwback ensemble to the streets of Venice and an outfit which has remained on the camera roll for far too long. I hope you don’t mind a return to those pretty colourful buildings and shimmery waters? After a rainy Monday hard at work, feeling slightly blue that a great weekend with my fam is all but over, I know I certainly don’t!

It feels rather strange to think that this little long weekend to Venice was and will be our only travel commitment this year until we go on honeymoon at the end of December, just as the Christmas…

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Five Things of the Week | Tube Strikes, Hair Trials and Pink Moments

Lindt Chocolate, Bumpkin Betty

What a beautiful Friday it is! So happy that the sun is shining as my parents are in London this weekend and it’s always so much better to have people visiting in the sunshine! Me and my Mum are doing a spa day tomorrow which I can’t wait for (my skin has been terrible lately so I reckon a facial might be just what I need) and other than that we’ve just got some family catching up on the agenda.

Anyway here’s a little of what I got up to this week…

1. A moment of bliss

Just…

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Reviews

Wedding Wednesdays | A Make Up Trial with Cosmetics A La Carte

wedding make up trial, Bumpkin Betty

*Disclaimer – if you are my fiance, this post contains wedding related info that is not for your eyes or ears – leave now!*

Let’s talk wedding make up. Probably one of the (many) things that has the potential to send us bride-to-be’s into meltdown mode.

I’ve spoken about the idea of striving for perfection within a wedding on the blog already, but the more I progress with wedding planning, the more I realise how much pressure there is (and particularly on the brides)…

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