Posts Written ByDanielle

Gu wild flowers

I think I may have a problem… I think I’m addicted to Gü puddings! It doesn’t help that they have been on offer all week or that every single flavour is absolutely UNREAL. I can’t even pick a favourite: salted caramel, millionaires cheesecake, lemon cheesecake, key lime pie – they’re all just so good. So you get the message, I love these goddamn puds! Which means I have loads (over 30) of the glass ramekins stacked up in my kitchen – I told you it was bad. I thought about throwing some of them away as it was getting a bit excessive. But…

River Island check grey top

I feel like this shirt is my way of trying to make an effort without having to actually make an effort – my kind of fashion. I initially bought this shirt from River Island with the intention to wear it to work, I thought: Neutral grey to go with the rest of my grey wardrobe – check! Cute checked pattern suitable for work – check! Ruched hem so no tucking in – check! Mid-length sleeves to hide those bingo wings – check! Plus it was around the £30 mark so not too bad for a work staple. But actually, I…

I think I am just about the only person who hadn’t heard about the bubble tea phenomenon. So when I went to the Bubbleology opening event I was like ‘bubble what?’ – I seriously need to get with the times! I have since learned that bubble tea is the latest craze which has been popular around London in places like Soho and Nottinghill for a while now. Bubbleology has recently made it’s way to Leeds and is situated in the Trinity shopping centre, smack bang in the heart of the city! If you are anything like me then you might be asking, what…

Danielle - blue shirt

This post title is quite fitting as I do actually kinda have post-holiday/summer blues, having just returned an amazing holiday in Sorrento. But returning home initially wasn’t so bad as it was almost as hot in England as it had been in Italy! Obviously, that didn’t last and here we are in July and so far this week it’s not been warm enough to crack out any of my summer dresses. So today I opted for this beauty. Almost every time I wear this shirt people ask where it is from, I suppose it does stand out from the crowd. A…

Positano - behindtheblonde

There are no words that can justify the beauty, culture, atmosphere,  food and simply the experience of Sorrento. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was, both my first trip to Italy and the town itself! I would go as far as to say its the most beautiful place I have been to date. I could spend hours writing up reviews on each restaurant or reciting each day trip, but as there are so many great guides out there already, I’ve decided that instead I’ll share my dreamy break along the Italian coast in pictures to give you a snapshot…

HM storage accessories

Living in a flat can get really claustrophobic at times. I remember back when I first moved in, sorting my clothes into colour and style order, allocating a drawer for socks and a drawer for tights and I even organised the food in my fridge! But soon real life passed me by and lots of ‘I’ll sort that mess out later’ resulted in the flat turning into a dumping ground. I know I should tidy it but there’s only one wardrobe and 2 sets of drawers, where else am I supposed to put all my things without them being on display? Then the other day out…

Lady Danger MAC lipstick

When it comes to lipstick, nothing rivals the power of the red lip. Lady Danger is my go to VAVAVOOOM statement colour. If your “regular red” just isn’t cutting it and you need a bright, in your face stand out colour, this is your lipstick. It oozes sex factor and instantly updates your outfit in seconds. Honestly, I think the colour is sensational, its orangey undertones instantly add such a summery feel to your look and it’s the sort of colour that anyone can wear. Although, I always think it has that extra ‘pop’ when I have a bit of…

Danielle - behind the blonde

Firstly, I just want to clarify it was really bright, hence my angry/squinty face. I’m not in a mood – unless this is just my relaxed bitch face? Anyway this weekend I ventured to Harewood House which is actually pretty much on my door step and considering I have lived in Leeds almost a year now, I can’t believe I’ve not visited sooner, it’s so beautiful (a dedicated post will follow with more details soon). So this entire outfit, head to toe, is H&M (minus the bag). H&M is my high street saviour and my go-to store each season for…

pineapple trend 2015

Piña Colada anyone? Pineapples seem to be cropping up all over the place at moment, whether it’s on bikinis, jewellery, phone cases, cushions or pretty much every other home accessory. I am personally very partial to a pineapple. I love the instant tropical vibe that they ooze, it’s such a simple yet iconic summery trend and loads of brands have grabbed a slice of the action creating a modern twist on this juicy fruit! So I have put together some of my favourite pineapple accessories, which are available to buy right here, right now. I love a good mood board for inspiration, even…

Danielle Gourlay - Wearing Mehr Mac Lipstick

I first discovered Mehr last year in London, I was on a girlie shopping trip and one of my best friends tried this lipstick on. I loved the way it looked on her so much that I told her to grab one for me too, but then we got to the till point and it was sold out, so we went to another Mac around the corner, also sold out, then to the Mac in Debenhams – sold out! We even had a look online and it had sold out too, we couldn’t believe it, I blamed those damn Kardashians,…