Sunday, 30 September 2012

dixi enchanted + discount codes!



Dixi's new collection, Enchanted, is in store as of RIGHT NOW! It's full of unique mystic stones and crystals, and loads of recently added vintage items (most of which, I want. Hands off!)


I also have two discount codes you can use! Just enter them at the checkout:

For FREE UK shipping on any order over £15 - BLOGGERDISC (ends on 7th October)

If you're ordering from outside the UK, you can still use my special Being Little 10% discount code! Just enter BEINGLITTLEDIXI !





Saturday, 29 September 2012

the perfect scone.



What are you doing this weekend? How about baking a whole bunch of scones, like I did yesterday, and enjoying them with some clotted cream and jam? Cream teas are probably one of my most favourite sweet treats, and after using a couple of different recipes yesterday, I have decided this is the best one..

It's a slightly adapted Delia Smith Devonshire Scones recipe.. and this is how it goes.


Ingredients:
225g self-raising flour, sieved
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
40g butter (room temperature)
150ml milk
Pinch of salt
(Clotted cream and jam to serve!)

Method:
• Pre-heat oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan-assisted and grease a baking tray or two.
• Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, then stir in the salt.
• With a knife, mix in the milk little by little.
• Flour your hands and knead slightly to a soft dough.
• Place your dough onto a floured surface and roll or press to about 4 or 5cm thick.
• Use fluted pastry/cookie cutters to cut out your scones, whatever size you like! Do NOT twist the cutters.
• Repeat until you have used all the dough.
• Place on baking tray, dust with flour and bake for about 10minutes, or until they rise and turn golden brown.
• Transfer them to a wire rack and eat them as soon as they are cool enough! They're lovely when still warm!


Let me know if you make any! They're a lovely Sunday afternoon tea treat!

Also, there's still time for you to buy a little ad space on Being Little for October! Info here!

Thursday, 27 September 2012




I don't know about you, but when colder weather rolls around I start thinking about what to wear to all those posh Christmas parties I don't actually get invited to.. if I moved in such circles, or had a few more pennies in my purse, I would most definitely buy a beautiful dress from Ted Baker!


1. Mecia sequin print dress - I was instantly attracted to this unusual print. It reminds me of galaxy print, but softer and easier to wear. The muted colours are so gorgeous, and the shape is really flattering. Ted Baker do loads of other interesting prints too!


2. Maree embellished dress - This looks very 1920s inspired, with the way it just hangs and the detailing at the bottom. It makes me wish I was less curvy, as I'm not sure I could pull off this style! This is just a dream wishlist though, so I can dream..


3. Honor striped dress - The perfect seaside tea party dress. The sweet details like the yellow belt and little button on the sleeve give this a little extra something. I would definitely pair this with a beehive and vintage headscarf!

4. Luigia beaded detail dress - I LOVE the pattern and colour of the bead detail! It's so unusual, I don't think I've ever seen anything like this. I think this would probably be more of a summery dress, but I couldn't not include it!


They have some amazing occasion dresses, I think there's probably one to suit every taste. Everything from plain shift dresses, to incredible lace dresses. These four are my favourites, and I love how different they all are! Here are some detail shots..





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Wednesday, 26 September 2012



Hello! It's that time of the month again where I hassle you all to advertise on my blog!

I be offer three different packages - small ad, large ad, and a blog post feature/giveaway. Advertising begins on the 1st of each month, and payment is required at least one day beforehand, via paypal.

I will also write a blog post within the first week of the month, highlighting the new ads with a sentence or two about whatever you're advertising!

More info and statistics and stuff can be found here!

If you feel your blog or company would benefit from advertising on Being Little, please email me at beinglittle@hotmail.co.uk for rates and negotiation. If you wish to purchase advertising space for more than one month, I'd be happy to cut a deal with you!

Please remember, I am only happy to advertise your blog or company if I think it fits in with the feel of my blog. 
 

Monday, 24 September 2012

stormy weather.



Not going to prattle on too much, as I think these photographs can speak for themselves really. Yesterday was not the nicest day, weather-wise, but it sure made for incredible stormy seas! My mum and I drove along the coast at Start Bay, and stopped at Torcross so that I could take some photos. It was so exhilirating standing in the bracing wind, getting soaked by the rain and sea spray!

Afterwards, we went to my Granny's and dried off by the open fire, and had tea and cake. It was the perfect Sunday really!












Thursday, 20 September 2012

soft military.



I put this outfit on yesterday and realised I was wearing all black (including my nails... goth) so chucked on this massive cardigan I got from a charity shop the other day. It wasn't until I looked in the mirror that I noticed I looked a bit "on-trend", a bit military.. my take on it anyway, I s'pose.

I don't often wear all black, as I'm a big fan of colour, but sometimes it's just so easy to wear and can look so smart, without even having to try. This is probably my favourite dress right now, as it's so versatile. It really is one of those dresses that can go from day to night, and I'm wearing it again today to go and see my lovely Bee!



I took my desert booties out on their first outing yesterday, I got on the bus and sat on the top deck. It was a beautiful day, and I wanted to see my home in all its glory! And just look at it! I will miss this scenery when I move back to Bristol, but it will still be here waiting for me when I want to come back.

I went over to see my good friend Savo, who I hadn't seen in bloomin' ages because he's always so busy! We had a good few hours though, and it was so good to have a proper catch up. He's one of those friends who leaves you feeling really positive and energised, and like you can do anything! One to hold on to I think. 

In the evening, I met up with Beth and we went to see Lawless. It was AWESOME, go and see it. That combined with watching 3 seasons of Dexter in the past few days (I've been a bit under the weather, so haven't been up to much) is making me think I might end up killing someone soon.. too much violence in my eyes.





Just wanted to include this last photo of me feeling glamorous on the bus.. first day this season of wearing a coat - I wore my checked, faux fur collar coat I picked up in Asda a few years ago. It's such a great coat and the collar makes it feel way more luxurious and expensive than it actually is! And my sunglasses that rarely come off my face..



Wednesday, 19 September 2012



I think I mentioned last week that I was going to go back to the dark side.. well here are my new locks. My hair was quite damaged from bleaching it etc, so I decided to go a bit more natural! Except with a slight twist, as the ends are a reddy colour! I like that it's not totally boring, but still really subtle.

Yesterday I also chopped all my dead ends off, because they were looking absolutely awful. Now it's all shiny again! I rarely wear my hair dead straight these days, but thought I would for the two photos below so you can see the cut & colour a bit better. 

I feel a lot more confident knowing that I won't be having horrible roots growing through, and that I don't have millions of split ends on show. I feel like myself again :)

In case you were wondering what dye I used, the main colour is Nice 'n Easy 118 natural medium brown, and the reddy colour is Loréal Casting Creme Gloss 565 berry red! I got them as part of a 3 for 2 deal that Boots are doing on hair care at the moment.

SO SHINY!




Tuesday, 18 September 2012

in the desert.



I mentioned lusting after desert boots in my wishlist post the other day, and these beauties arrived on my doorstep this morning. Just look at them. They're perfect. 

"They're Clarks Originals. Always have been. Always will be."

This classic design is so easy to wear, and has been since 1949 - you can't really argue with that. These are my new go-to shoes, what with colder weather rolling in. I chose them in black so that they'd go with everything - skirts and tights, skinny jeans, leggings..

I've wanted my very own pair of Clarks Originals shoes for a few years now, ever since I saw the sandals on someone's blog. These desert boots are full of nostalgia for me, as I remember my parents wearing similar when I was little. I didn't think I'd be able to afford my own pair, but MyVoucherCodes saw to that!

These boots are £79, but with the MyVoucherCodes 20% off Clarks discount they came to £63.30! And there's free shipping! 

This Clarks voucher code is only valid until midnight tonight, but it's always worth checking the MyVoucherCodes site before buying stuff, as it always has loads of discounts on there!

You can expect these to feature in a lot of outfit posts over the next few months! I'm off to go and stare them a bit more..




This post was sponsored by myvouchercodes.co.uk.

Sunday, 16 September 2012



Last weekend, as you probably know, I went to Bristol to visit my buddy Josh for some birthday celebrations. I left my phone charger there so couldn't get my photos until the other day, so this is a very belated post! Although it kind of makes sense to do it now, as I have some exciting news (as of Friday) to tell you! 

Must stop waffling.

It was a beautiful day as I headed up, so I took photos of the scenery on my journey. Including a circus. I really want to go to the circus, I haven't been in years! 

In the evening we sat in the sun and watched hot air balloons go by - a common sight in lovely Bristol - went back to Josh's for drinks and then went out, got very drunk and fell over. You may have seen lots of pictures of my beautiful bruise on instagram (follow me @littlelyzi)









I loved being in Bristol again, it's such a fun place, but really chilled at the same time. There's always something going on, but you can kick back and do nothing if you want to. The weekend gave me the little push that I needed to know that I definitely wanted to move back - an idea I've been toying with for about a year.

This Friday, despite feeling absolutely awful and full of cold, I got back on the train up to Bristol to look at a house. To cut a long story short, I'M MOVING BACK IN OCTOBER! Yay!

So, now I have a few questions - do you live in Bristol? Where are good places that I might not know about seeing as I haven't spent much time there in the past few years? (Tea shops, cafes, bars, galleries, shops etc) Who wants to go get tea and cake with me sometime?

YAY!