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Inside my head..

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Hey you lovely lot!

Ok, so this isn't a usual post of mine! I mean, it's not going to be telling you how fabulous a dress is or that you NEED a necklace that I'm currently lusting after - fear not, they ain't going anywhere!.. but this time, I just wanted to talk a little bit about.. well... me!
Me. 29. Pisces. Emotional.

You know when you just want to write something & the importance isn't that someone will read it, more so that you have got the thoughts out of your head? I've done it for yeeaaars, as a kid, well I'd say 10 onwards, I always had penpals or diaries to jot my thoughts down onto - you know, the ones with a lock on it so your parents couldn't read it? (by the way, LIES, they can.. I wish I knew that before I was writing down that I had a huge crush on my next door neighbour!)
I'll never forget a girl I used to write to called Sam, she put bracelets in my letter once.. yeh I know really nice of her right? Until she wrote 'I've put some shag-bands in the envelope for you' ...well seeee yaaa later Sam, coz my dad didn't let me reply to that one! haha, I've never spoke to her since either, I wonder if she got hers snapped in the end ;) (if you are under the age of 25 I don't think you will have any idea what I'm on about...I've attached a pic of said bracelets)

Yep, these are shag-bands & I wore them all the way up both arms! Do you remember them?
So I'm sat here on a Saturday night with a glass of wine, I've just had my teeth whitened & I'm in friggin agony!! Have you had them done before? ... Oh god.. wait, sorry I need to interrupt my train of thought.. the footballs on & Englands playing, so like a lot of girls out there, for the evening I will pretend I'm interested ;) .. but my bf Stu has decided that it being on the tv isn't enough & he's now blasting 'Vindaloo' as loud as he can through his ipad, one sec, I need to get a pic of this - he is LOVING LIFE!

He's going to KILL ME for this picture, he has no idea I've took it as he's so fixated in this music vid.. if for any reason you read this blogpost twice, you might find that it's not here next time round!! haha..
So anyway, as I was saying.. what was I saying?.. (*quick peek at last paragraph..) teeth whitening! Oouuucchh! I'm in so much pain, worth it, as they do look better, but theyre SO sensitive right now to the point I want to pull them out.. I'm a bridesmaid next week for the first time ever & the bride & maids are all proper glamour-trons, so I thought I'd have them done as to not lower the tone in the photos ;) to be fair, they were pretty white anyway (according to the dental nurse lady..) but sometimes you just need a little sommat to make you feel better... which is why I'm having my hair, nails, eyelashes, brows and tan done too! haaha... natural beauty me! paha! ;)
The bride, Lisa, is stood next to me in the blue dress, the leggy brunette! We've known each other our whoooole life & I can't wait to walk down the aisle behind her.. #proudmoment

I've been thinking lately that I LOVE writing the fashion posts on Bella Hearts, it's borderline all I think about.. but it has recently crossed my mind that I'd like to bring a bit of 'me' into it too.. you know, abit Carrie Bradshaw'esq, my stepsister always tells me that I remind her of her, & I'm not going to lie, sometimes I do think 'What would Carrie do' when making life decisions - so I'm thinking I might just ride the huge compliment wave & see where it takes me.. (Please, if you think this is THE WORSE blogpost you've ever read then don't be afraid to tell me, I might not ever talk to you again.. but I'd value your opinion!)

I just feel like I speak to sooo many people on insta, facebook etc & some people message me saying 'I wish I had your job' or 'How did you get into fashion'.. but they couldn't be more wrong! I'm just an over-sharer! I see a dress I like, I share it, see a necklace I like, I share it.. I've always worked in retail, which at one point included opening a couple of boutiques in Nottingham (Pink & Lilly incase anyone reading this is from Nottingham) so I do know a thing or two about styling & make sure I'm aware of new brands or something that little bit different to what you can find on the high-street, but my real life job is actually in recruitment at Boots head office! Not so glam hey! haha.. Although, don't get me wrong, I do actually love my job, but it's amazing how misleading social media can be! I see girls writing on peoples insta all the time 'I wish I was you' or 'you have the most amazing life' (not on my insta may I add!!ha) but really, we have NO idea what their life is like, they could work at Tesco or be a window-cleaner day-to-day just uber good at taking pics of themselves in pretty clothes & posting pics, I just think it's a dangerous world for girls to aspire to something that is sometimes un-achievable or in some cases, fake! I dont really know where I'm going with this rant.. just getting some thoughts out my head...

I've had a few Cordelia orders today which has been fab, I genuinely get SO excited every single time an order comes through, I'm going to get my creative cap on this week & try get a new one thought of.. feel free to send me any ideas you have! Love the inspo that people tag me in on instagram @cordelia_hearts all the time, it makes my day!.. but baring that in mind, I def want them to be as original as possible, there are a lot of slogan tee companies out there doing the same thing so try my best to avoid slogans already out there..

Ok, so my boyfriend has suggested we play a drinking game whilst watching the game.. a sip of drink everytime the ref blows the whistle.. something tells me he's trying to get me drunk!!

Have a fabulous weekend girls (and boys if any reading!) the next post will be about fashion don't panic.. just wanted to mix things up abit! <3



Le Lapin

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Oh hey there!

Sorry it's been a while since my last post, I've had a lot on & it's been doing my head in as all I've wanted to do is write about the most amazing jewellery I've stumbled across on instagram called Le Lapin . It is simply BEAUTIFUL!

Before I go any further with this.. bare in mind if you buy anything.. use the code 'cordelia' at the checkout to receive 10% off!!

A little bit about Le Lapin..

Le Lapin is fairly new on the scene but every time I check their instagram @lelapinuk it's obvious to see they are getting noticed more & more by the day, the lovely Claudia Barnett who founded the company in 2013 has a very keen eye for vintage, modern & costume jewellery that has you captivated, I for one have literally fallen in love with all that she sells & have a list as long as my arm of stuff to buy on payday!

Claudia started by selling jewellery on eBay & after soon discovering that she was destined to have her own creative outlet - Le Lapin was born! I'm really excited for her & looking forward to watch her company grow & can only hope that this blogpost helps with that :)

So those of you who follow my instagram @cordelia_hearts will have seen me post a few photos already - the first one when I was being an absolute girl & fell in love with the pretty Le Lapin packaging & took a pic before I even removed the jewellery itself!.. & then the next few being close ups of the necklaces or me posing away wearing them..
This is just some of the gorgeousness that arrives with your purchase! To me, details like this are everything!

I received the Sabine Necklace which has the beautiful crystal pendant on the end, which is only £12.99! & the Arcadia Necklace which is only £5.99! Bet you weren't expecting that were you! - Right bargains! I'm not sure if they were sent to me intentionally to wear together or not, but straight away I noticed that the Sabine was longer & they were both around my neck within seconds! 

Said posing picture as mentioned previous.. (Worn with my Elizabeth Margaret Hill necklace) (I'm so embarrassed at how dirty my mirror looks in this image!! criiiinge!!)

I love these next images, I found some flowers on my dressing table which I had picked up from my friends wedding last year & thought I'd get a bit arty on you.. to be honest the picture doesn't do the Sabine Necklace any justice as you can't see how the crystals pick up the light and shimmer from it, but if you have a look on Claudia's photos are so much clearer & you'll see exactly what I mean! 

These Alodie Stacking Rings below are probably my most favourite pieces on the website at the minute, they are 22k gold plated brass & their is a selection of semi-precious stones to choose from & £10 each- & if you want 3 like pictured, then you're in luck my friend, as this link will take you to the 3 for £25 offer!

Just a couple more pics of me from my Instagram wearing both the Sabine & the Arcadia, they literally compliment everything I wear.. 

... but, if I wanted to mix things up abit & switch to silver... I'm again, spoilt for choice!! Check out these stunners..
This is the Corinthia ring, absolutely stunning and only £14.99..
..and these beauts are called Atika and only £12.99 each!

Le Lapin don't just stop with jewellery, they also stock some gorgeous floral hair pieces & body jewellery, it's free delivery if you spend over £45 & lets be honest, that's not going to be too challenging is it!

I quickly fell in love with Le Lapin & started liking literally everything that was posted on their insta.. but it was this one that really sold me..

..... A company after my own heart!!!

I was trying to think of a really cheesy line, something along the lines of 'I'm le lappin' up all that Le Lapin have to offer' but my gosh.. that's shocking right?! ;)

Be sure to let me know if you buy anything & tag @cordelia_hearts or @bellahearts_ in your post! 
Would love to have a nosey at  your purchases!


Le Lapin Details.
Instagram : @lelapinuk


What Sarah actually did...

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She blummin' well smashed it, that's what she did!!

Sarah and her beautiful 'Army of Angels' as they are now famously known as!

If you don't know who I'm talking about then you definitely haven't arrived at this page from my Cordelia_Hearts Instagram because I literally Woman Crush Wednesday every day of the week on this lady! - Follow Sarah's instagram here - What Sarah Did - Instagram

The gorgeous Sarah Clare is the very proud owner of Hitchins finest boutique 'What Sarah Did' and Saturday 31st May, Sarah and her army of angels put on a day to remember and I for one, will remember it forever!

I have a lot to thank Sarah for, this blog for one included probably - she made me realise Cordelia's potential & sparkled into my life like a fairy godmother with her timing!
One of my tees sat next to a gorgeous Rains Jacket

For those of you that follow my insta will know that 'What Sarah Did' is by far my favourite boutique around & I am forever drooling over all of her posts of gorgeousness from the likes of Lavish Alice (yes, I know, I mention them ALL the time) Mink Pink, Neon Rose, Rock & Religion & of course my very own baby, Cordelia.

When Sarah told me she was having a fashion show & would be showcasing my tees, I immediately cancelled all plans (- including a bridesmaid fitting - which I will FOREVER live in debt for with my best friend Lisa, I'm sorry Lee & I promise not to eat any pies from now until the wedding!!) & my boyfriend, Stu, & I made our way to Hitchin & planned a fun-filled weekend in London.
This is where my boyfriend waited as I tried endless amounts of clothes on, it's OK Sarah fueled him with Cava, she knows what works! ;) (oh and these AMAZING cushions are £23 from the store... So cute!)

It was weirdly, the first time I actually got to meet Sarah in person, we've created such a strong bond over the internet (Ha, I do realise how that sounds) & I was genuinely nervous to meet her for the first time - but as I stepped through the doors of her beautiful store, all nerves vanished & we both let out a little squeel... awww.. how romantic heh! ;) Within seconds my delivery of tees were sweeped from my arms & her gorgeous models started choosing their favourite tees & creating fabulous outfits with them - whilst I happily rummaged through the rails & waited for the bf to park up in the local Waitrose!
See the peach Jarlo dress on the left? Yep.. I NEED that!

Can you blame me for spending a small fortune in here??? I wanted EVERYTHING!

Loving the combination of Jarlo & Lavish Alice together on the rails!

The girls all looked so gorgeous & it was fantastic to see them all glammed up for the special day! 

And then of course, the show began! - It was such a great afternoon & I loved watching Hitchin come alive in the market square, I've never been there before but I most definitely will go back! I have never seen so many gorgeous independent shops & cafes in one place! I really wish we had somewhere like that in Nottingham .. although it's probably safer for my bank account that we don't!

Can you spy Stu & I on the front row? haha..

The lovely Lottie did me so proud in her tee, I couldn't resist grabbing her after for a photo opportunity!

I of course didn't leave the store empty handed! How could I?? I've been lusting after this perfect little shop for too long now.. Here I am, slightly tipsy, slightly emotional and slightly skint with the one and only Sarah..

....and this is what I bought...

Seriously just look at them... I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THEM. I bought these moda in pelle shoes for a wedding - for now they are just sat on my dressing table making my flat look like a prettier place to live in!!

I really love this Neon Rose kaftan too, I ended up buying the size 12 as they had flown off the shelf at #WSD but it's fine, it doesn't really matter what size you buy - those of you that follow my insta will know I wear size 18 tops as dresses half the time anyway! :)

Now this image I've actually stolen off of Lottie's instagram as I thought it was just tooooo cuuute that she bought the outfit that she modeled - but not just that, I bought this Vero Moda white pu skirt too :)

It was such a fantastic day & I got to meet some absolute diamonds (a huge thank you to Kayley from Bulls On The Case for sending me some pics across from the day!) there were a lot of proud moments & I was just so honored to be part of it all! I already can't wait for the Autumn/Winter show towards the end of the year - & hope I get to meet a lot more of you at it, believe me, 'What Sarah Did' is well worth the trip!

Thank you Sarah, for just being you! You really are an absolute legend.

Who doesn't want this Lavish Alice two piece?! SO GORGEOUS. I capitalise when I mean it!


What Sarah did…
4-5 Bancroft
Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 10am – 5.30pm
Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sun 11am – 4pm
01462 431 437

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