Saturday, 26 April 2014

Guest post: My top homeware bargains with Laura from That's So Yesterday :)

Hey guys, Danielle here :) as some of you may have seen last week, I've started having some of my favourite bloggers guest post for me every Saturday until I finish my uni course! I'm so busy right now it's ridiculous, but I don't wanna absolutely forget about my blog, so I thought the perfect thing to do would be to let them take over Floral Danielle so you guys still have some lovely posts to read! If you'd be interested in taking part too, please give me an email at! Today's post has been written by the gorgeous Laura from That's So Yesterday :)


Hello there I'm Laura from That's So Yesterday, Danielle has bravely let me take over on her blog with a guest post. As my personal fashion style is a tad out there, I thought that instead I would use my thrifty skills and share some budget friendly bedroom inspiration. I'm not sure why, but I love buying new bedding it's the easiest way of giving your room an instant update. With Spring in the air it can be a nice time to add some colour, print and texture in the room. 

I'm not really into plain and simple, but if you are you could always buy a extra set of pillow cases in a colour that will suit the set and swap them for the patterned ones. If you want to just dial it down a little, and make it easy on the eye. A couple of pillows throw on, and some nice smelly candles make your room feel more cosy. I sometimes like to blog from my bed, and it's nice to feel comfortable and have good lighting also. So a nice lamp or lampshade can change the whole feel again. I actual purchased this kids lampshade for my bedroom, as I just loved the patchwork pattern so much. Don't be afraid to buy something if you like it, I think it can go where you decided it seems obvious but some times you may not think of it in another space of your house. I hope this has inspire you, and you find some nice pieces for your bedroom.


Thanks so much for reading and thank you Laura for guest posting :)
Which of Laura's bargains are your favourite?
I'm very tempted by the bubble gum candle, the pin up bed covers and the heart shaped wicker box!
Don't forget to follow her on Twitter and Instagram also!
Love Dani

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wednesday wishlist: The massive birthday edition! #2

It's coming up to my birthday, well it's 6 days away to be exact, so I thought I may as well do a little birthday wishlist blog post! Being at uni and having no money means I have a wishlist the size of my arm (probably longer actually), but I'm so busy right now that there's probably no point in me having any of these things as 1) I'd have no time to wear the nice things out, 2) I'd have no time to read a book/take photos/get drunk, 3) I most definitely don't have time to be painting my nails... but here I am again, procrastinating by writing another blog post! I've actually already received most of my birthday presents early this year. My boyfriend paid for me to get a full body massage (which is exactly what you need to get in third year, it was amazing) and gave me a few little gifts before he headed to Canada last week. He's there for three weeks and is gonna pick me up a few goodies on his travels which is exciting! My best friend took me for a day in London (which I will write a full blog post on soon!), my mum is paying towards my Reading ticket in the Summer, and my dad paid for me to get my nose re-pierced and helped me out with a new printer as mine decided to randomly die just as I need it! On Tuesday I turn 23 years old, and in the words of Blink 182 - 'Nobody likes you when you're 23'... so here is a giant wishlist of things I don't need and don't have time to use right now - but they're still lovely :)

I've been lusting over this iPhone case for a little while now. You've gotta love Fifi Lapin and the pink tones on this particular case are lovely! Not that I really need another iPhone case just yet, but they do break all the time so I think this one is next on the list!
I'm probably the only blogger who doesn't have this book yet! It looks like a really good little read, and then it can look lovely as a coffee table book afterwards :)

The first time I saw these sandals were on the lovely blogger Charlotte Martin, and now I really want them for Summer! They have a really Birkenstock feel to them, yet won't flap about on your feet as you walk. I love that they have a little flatform on them too :)

A gorgeous crescent moon ring for only a fiver?! You really cannot go wrong with that! I might have to pop into the Drop Dead London store when I next go back home :)

How cute are these little house lanterns?! I'd like a few of them in a row to light up like a little village in the evening time in my front room!

I don't really need any more nail varnishes to be honest, but I love the look of these! I've never been someone who's any good at doing nail art, so these stickers look really easy to use and cute, and the pastel/floral combination is perfect for Spring!

The wishlist I have of things that I want from Motel Rocks is endless. You can get 20% off with the discount code 'FLORALDANIELLE' though, and I always take full advantage of this! This slip is so cute and could be dressed up with a leather jacket and heels for night time, or dressed down with sandals and a kimono for the day time :)

I recently treated myself to some Benefit products, and I love them! The foundation is really light and makes my skin look and feel lovely, so I'd really like to give their powder a go too, and see how well they work together!

Literally the other day I wrote a blog post about how much I'm loving my Flamingo Candles recently, and you can read all about it here. Next on my wishlist is this pink candle, which sounds like it would smell INCREDIBLE in my bedroom :)

I've become obsessed with this jacket. I haven't bought a new leather jacket in years, and I've not really had a reason to buy a new one, but this has caught my attention and I can't stop thinking about it! It is currently on sale (it was £75 before) and I think I'm gonna have to invest if they have any left once I've finish university! The sleeves are sheer so it won't be too hot, it could be my perfect Summer jacket! :)

Recently I heard about this brand through instagram, and I've fallen in love with this ring. The prices aren't in English but I'm sure it is £13 inc p&p which really isn't that bad - another item I might just HAVE to invest in after uni as I can't stop thinking about it!

I really like the look of the triangle bra trend but I've really not been liking the prices of most of them. But for just over a fiver, H&M have done it again and you really can't go wrong :) I'm gonna have a look when I'm next in town, and I really hope they have them in a couple of other colours too as they're such a bargain!

Disaronno 70cl - £16.00
This one is pretty self explanatory. Birthday = alcohol. I don't always drink Disaronno, mainly because of the price and sometimes because of the calories, but one of my favourite drinks ever is amaretto and cranberry juice... yum yum yum!
I came across this the other day when I was in Wilkinsons with my mum, and I've fallen in love with it! I'm turning my sisters old bedroom into a studio when I finish uni, and this would be so perfect on top of the white desk. I think I need it.

You can probably get this quite a bit cheaper than £90, but this is a full set package. I'm 99% sure I'm gonna buy one of these, but the photos are really quite small. Do any of you know how good the quality of the images are? I love the idea of having this though to keep for those special occasions :)

 I'm probably one of the only bloggers to not own a pair of shoes with a cleated heel yet. These are probably the nicest ones I've found yet that don't TOTALLY break the bank. A cheap-ish dupe of the Jeffrey Campbell Scullys, which look basically the exact same for half the price!

Thanks for reading :)
Is your birthday anytime soon?
Which items should I treat myself to after uni?
Love Dani :)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Guest post: My top 5 bargains with Claire from J'adore :)

Hey guys, Danielle here :) as of today, I'm going to start having some of my favourite bloggers guest post for me every Saturday until I finish my uni course! I'm so busy right now it's ridiculous, but I don't wanna absolutely forget about my blog, so I thought the perfect thing to do would be to let them take over Floral Danielle so you guys still have some lovely posts to read! If you'd be interested in taking part too, please give me an email at! Kicking off these posts is the gorgeous Claire from J'adore :)


Hi lovelies! I was asked by Danielle to do a post on my top five bargains, whether they be from eBay, car boot sales or charity shops. As I'm obsessed with them all, I've included a nice little mix. I do have so many things though so it was difficult to choose just five. I went for four things which I've gotten so much wear out of, and one which is a bit crazy looking but a beautiful bargain nonetheless!

Firstly I have this polkadot dress from Topshop. I'd wanted this dress for ages and finally got my hands on it for about £5. It's something I've worn so much, whether it's during winter with cosy tights or during the summer with a nice pair of sandals.

Another Topshop item which I managed to score for about £5 on eBay! It's so delicate and pretty, and goes perfect with so many skirts/jeans (okay, mostly black things as that's my favourite).

This pretty little peter pan collar top was only £1 from a charity shop - it became one of my favourites instantly! It's originally from George @ Asda. I love wearing it with black skinnies or tucked into a high-waisted skirt.

My last Topshop item (sorry, haha) is this dinosaur jumper which I definitely lusted after when it was in store. I'd just been at the dentist one sunny morning and happened to go into a charity shop where I got this for about £4 I think...such a good bargain!

Okay so my last item is a bit out certainly reminds me of a Barbie doll gown or something (pretty sure I had a doll with a similar dress haha). It's not something I've worn yet as I haven't had any offers to attend a pink themed ball...but when I saw this for £5 at a car boot sale I just had to have it, it's like a beautiful piece of vintage candyfloss!

I hope you've enjoyed this post, I'd love to hear about your favourite bargains! xo


Thanks so much for reading and thank you Claire for guest posting :)
Which of Claire's bargains is your favourite?
Don't forget to follow her on Twitter and Instagram also!
Love Dani

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cheeky little eBay finds #7

I can't believe I haven't written one of these eBay finds posts since JUNE 2013! They used to be my favourite style of posts, to write and to read, and they always proved really popular, so I thought I may as well bring them back! Here are a couple of my latest finds, some of which I have ordered, and some of which are currently on my wishlist :)

I've been on the lookout for a black floppy hat for AGES now (to channel my inner witch after watching American Horror Story: Coven) and for less than a fiver, I really don't think you can go wrong here!

After featuring the gorgeous, yet quite expensive, Wildfox Lolita deluxe gold heart shaped sunglasses on a recent wishlist of mine, I've been searching for a cheaper dupe to wear religiously this Summer, and I really do think these are the ones!

Black stretch tattoo necklace, bracelet and ring - £2.99
I'm pretty sure we all had one (or ten) of these when we were growing up in the 90s right?! For less than £3 I am more than willing to buy one of these and wear it around all the time. I think the necklace would even look so cute just poking out the top of a turtle neck top.

Black lace trim shorts - £9.40
Zara style black shorts for under £10 - where on earth can you go wrong with these shorts?! This is the closest image I could find to the actual ones being sold on eBay, but I'm definitely gonna be ordering these bad boys soon. The lace shape on them seem to be similar to these gorgeous ones from Oh My Love which I have been drooling over for a little while too :)

Black chunky sole platform wedges - £23.98
I go through black wedges like mad. I've had about five pairs during my 3 years at university and I've literally worn them all to the point that either the strap breaks, the wedge falls apart or I nearly break my ankle falling over in them! These look really nice and won't break the bank either! The velcro strap will make it a little bit easier when you've had a bit to drink too!

Star and moon celestial iPhone case - £2.99
I have found my perfect iPhone case! I ordered this a few days ago, the moment I laid eyes on it I knew I had to have it! I like the switch my iPhone cases around quite a lot as I get bored, or the corners snap off, but I'm hoping this one will be around for a while!

Thanks for reading :)
Are you happy with me bringing back my eBay finds posts?
Would you like me to make this a monthly post again?
Which item is your favourite in this post?
Love Dani :)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The perfect Sunday in...

I recently ordered myself these gorgeous candles from Flamingo Candles and I'm so happy that I did! I'd been following them on Twitter and instagram for a while now, and kept meaning to buy myself some but just never got around to it. The second term of third year was a pretty stressful one which included writing my dissertation, so I just decided to take the plunge and treat myself!

The two flavours of candle which I went for were Black Cherry Gluhwein (on the left) and Vanilla & Black Pepper. The scents are so strong and lovely! I love that the jars have a little screw lid on top which keeps all the smells inside and when you open them the gorgeous smells leaks out!

The scents are so strong and lovely! I love that the jars have a little screw lid on top which keeps all the smells inside and when you open them the gorgeous smells leaks out! Their packaging is gorgeous and I would definitely recommend them as an awesome gift for family and friends, especially someone who's moving to uni or into a new house!

I love the gorgeous little flamingo designs on the side and the lid of the candles. There are such a wide range of colours and scents that I will definitely be buying them again for myself and for presents! The next flavour scents on my wishlist are Candy Floss and Vanilla Milk Bottles, how yum do they sound?!

Overall I am really pleased with these candles and think they're definitely worth the price for the scents and the burning time. These two were the perfect little addition to my all white uni bedroom and hopefully these yummy scents will keep me sane during these last few weeks left at uni! :)

Thanks for reading :)
What's your favourite candle to burn?
Which flavour Flamingos Candle would you purchase?
Love Dani :)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wednesday wishlist #15

Another week, another wishlist, and this week in particular I'm feeling rather poor. My obsession with Pinterest is almost out of control as I'm on it daily pinning inspiration for clothing, home decor etc, but that's for another post! Another thing it's been doing though, is make me lust over some designer brands which I wouldn't necessarily even glance at normally. Therefore this wishlist contains some expensive, 'out of my budget by far' items. It's not too long before I finish uni now though and can actually get a job and money for some lovely new bits!

Motel Missouri Wrapover Skirt in White Waffle - £30.00
Get 20% off using discount code 'floraldanielle' :)
I really like the wrapover skirt/skort trend but I like this one in particular as it's high waisted too! I can see myself wearing this loads over Summer so it might need to be an investment. I bought a few things in the Motel sale (the discount code works on sale items too) and I do not regret it one bit!

Soap and Glory Supercat eyeliner - £6.00
I've heard lots of good things about this eyeliner and I'm in need for a decent eyeliner so I think I might give this one a try. I've actually never been disappointed with anything from Soap and Glory that I've bought before, so fingers crossed this'll be as good as everyone says it is!

Dixi Nova Crescent Moonstone Ring - £24.00
I'm pretty much in love with everything from the new 'Thunder in our hearts' collection by Shop Dixi. This crescent moon ring with a moonstone added is my favourite of the lot!

Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in the shade 'Retrofuturist' - £10.80
There's been such a hype around Lime Crime products recently, in particular their lipsticks. I do love spending a bit more money on lipsticks as they're my favourite piece of make up and my Mac lipsticks are the best! I'd probably start off with a red shade at first, then venture into some bolder colours if I like them a bit later. Please comment me if you know where I can buy Lime Crime in the UK :)

Wildfox Lolita deluxe sunglasses - £120.00
Okay so judging by all my charity shop and carboot sale blog posts, you can probably tell that I'm not someone to spend £120 on a pair of sunglasses, but I'm a teeny bit in love with these ones! I don't know if I could wear them though, I'd be scared of breaking them or sitting on them 24/7!

Mulberry willow tote in black - £1600.00
And if I thought £120 on some sunglasses was bad, then £1600 on a bag is definitely out of my price range! But a couple of my best friends have invested in Mulberry bags recently, and I must admit I'm a little jealous! This 'Willow' style is definitely my favourite as it's essentially a 2-in-1 bag as the front bit unzips to become a clutch bag!

I already have one of these clothes rails, and it is one of the best things I've ever bought! It holds the majority of my clothes, but when I finish uni and move back home I'd love to get another to put all my massive coats and Winter clothes onto, and then keep one for more Summer-y stuff as my current one is pretty stuffed full!

Topshop hydrate black and gold sandals - £22.00
I like to get myself a new pair of sandals when Summer finally arrives each year (my lovely Juju jellies swam off into the sea last year!) and I think these are gonna have to be the ones! With student discount added on top of this already cheap price, they're a right bargain and they look so much more expensive than they are!

Elegant Touch House of Holland 'Heartbreaker' nails - £7.99
I've been meaning to buy these nails ever since they came out, but being a fashion student you can't exactly get much work done with long nails, so I think I'm gonna buy them when I finish uni in May! They are such a cute little design! :)

Thanks for reading :)
Which was your favourite item?
Link me your own wishlist posts if you have them!
Love Dani :)