Illustrated Teacup

Family and lifestyle blog from a tattooed wife, exploring the big wide world

Saturday, 29 November 2014

WISHLIST: Perfect Gifts for a Crazy Cat Lady

Ok, I'll admit it. I am a crazy cat lady.

I've loved cats since I was a little girl. And owning two only reinforces the cat lady tendencies further.

I really do love anything that is cat quirky. And I'm not fussy on the type of cat either, extending to big cats as well (though I do prefer our domesticated friends - however if anyone is offering a tame pet tiger then I am your girl)

So what do you buy for the girl who's clothes are always covered in fur, when they're not meant to, collects ribbons (excellent cat toy) and sometimes has the scent of cat nip?


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: What to do in Paris for a weekend

As a birthday treat, hubby took me for a long weekend to Paris... i know, lucky girl.
So i thought I'd  share some of my hints and tips for a trip to Paris, and share some of my photos. 


Sunday, 16 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Birthday Gifts for a Tattooed Girl

So on monday I turned 25. A quarter of a Century. To celebrate, hubby took me to Paris for four days. I know... lucky lady right?!

So I thought I would cover the best gifts for a tattooed girl.

One of my top presents, from hubby, was my cat Vans. I mean just look at them! Perfect for any crazy cat lady who loves her sneakers!


Friday, 7 November 2014

FASHION: Alternative Clothing from Disturbia

I am always on the look out for new fashion items, and I'm always re-evaluating my style. 
My current style for home wear is relaxed, alternative fashion. Because my work wear is more structured, with dresses, pencil skirts and heels I like to have a more chilled outfit for home: Leggings, jeans, tees, baseball tops, skater dresses and boyfriend cardigans. Mix with boots, converse or pumps and I am one happy lass. 

When I discovered Disturbia via Cally-Jo's Instagram account I knew I had to go take a look, and I wasn't disappointed. 


Monday, 3 November 2014

TATTOOS: The sternum tattoo - the new fashion statement

If you're  like me, you'll love looking at tattoos on Pinterest and Instagram,  and being inspired by others tattoo work.
And you will have noticed over the years that there tends to be a trend within tattoos,  especially in the more mainstream community.  The 90's saw the rise of the tribal armband,  and the 00s saw a lot of love for the lower back or affectionately  named 'tramp stamp'. 

Recently I've noticed a trend in sternum or under-boob tattoos. They are cropping up on Instagram and Pinterest in all sorts of styles, from neo-traditional full colour,  to intricate black and white dot work.

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