Saturday, 22 November 2014

Outfit: Blue Vanilla Dip Dye Fur

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Hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. A couple of fab new pieces to show you today, including this insane Almost Famous-esque faux fur jacket. I absolutely love it, the ombre fur is amazing, not to mention how cosy it is! It's from new brand Blue Vanilla, they have loads of gorgeous bits so make sure you check them out. I've featured nANA jUDY on my blog before, they're an ultra cool Australian brand and their latest arrivals section has my DROOLING and longing for summer months again, a holiday will do me. Please? I also dug my Hamilton tote out as the grey tone really complimented the jacket (if I do say so myself) and I forgot how much utter rubbish I can fit in it, I think I'm carrying around about 400 lipsticks and god knows what else...

More from me soon!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Gift Guide #1: Luxury Loungewear

Welcome to my first gift guide of the year, ho ho ho! I'll be posting them every Thursday in the run up to Christmas, if you'd like to see anything specific let me know. First up I thought I would start with some luxury winter warmers, you really can't go wrong here! For those winter nights snuggled up by a roaring fire with a faux fur blanket, comforts are a must. The Warehouse cashmere onesie is to.die.for. I can only imagine how soft and snuggly that bad boy is! Team up with those Next fur trim socks and you're practically a walking duvet. Another favourite of mine is the Rosie for Autograph robe, I really love her range it's full of luxurious looking silks and pretty prints, it is the higher end of the price range but again, it would make a fabulous gift as its most probably not something you would buy for yourself.

I've been really into the White Company at the moment, I get drawn into their stores like a moth to a flame at the moment. I've found as I've got older I've begun to appreciate quality over quantity and boring things like candles, which to me are totally NOT boring anymore! I'll save those for the homewares gift guide though ;). I spotted the hot water bottle cover the other day whilst I was perusing a stand of cashmere socks (god I feel old) and man is that thing soft! They also have plenty of deals going on at the moment, and I'm sure they'll be a discount code or two in the run up to Christmas to help the bank balance a little bit. I hope you enjoyed my first gift guide post! What would you like to see next week?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Outfit: #MyDorothyMoment

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I couldn't be more obsessed with pointed shoes at the moment and a pair of black ankle boots is just what I needed so these bad boys tick all the boxes. This post is in collaboration with Dorothy Perkins and their latest campaign which is #MyDorothyMoment. They're currently holding a competition to win a pair of shoes every month for a whole YEAR. Heaven. So if you fancy getting involved upload your #DPShoeSelfie to Instagram (tag me in as I'd love to have a nosey!). For #MyDorothyMoment I chose these boots as like I mentioned, I had a pointed boot shaped hole in my life! The heel means they're perfect for daytime too and nipping out for a spot lunch of lunch...and shopping. You can find more information on the DP Facebook page HERE and the website HERE.

So I better mention the GORGEOUS coat I'm wearing, it's a gooden! I've been searching for the right winter coat for weeks, despite already having too many I feel you have to get at least one new perfect coat a year. Non? On my mental checklist was it must be either grey or camel and preferably a wrap/tie style, et voila. I feel like I'm wearing a snuggly dressing gown and that suits me just fine.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Outfit: Batoko Sweatshirt

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Hello! Back with an outfit post, finally. Don't you hate wearing a good outfit and not getting to document it haha #bloggerproblems. A simple black and white ensemble is my go-to and I love the slouchy tailored vibe at the moment. Duster jackets are still a key piece in my wardrobe which is probably a good thing seems as I've accumulated about five thousand. I recently discovered online shop Batoko and I love their slogan tees and sweaters, I think I should definitely invest in the 'pizza is my bae' one - so appropriate for a pizza addict like myself. 

In terms of life, not much to report on. Just trying to keep afloat in the fiery hell that is third year of uni. I am having a weekend off from work though, I'm just about to pop out for lunch and yesterday I went to the garden centre to check out the Christmas display which is obviously an important event in my winter calendar haha. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Lifestyle: A Few New Things...

Hello! So today I thought I would give you a break from my face, sometimes I get sick of posting about ME all the time haha. I've popped together a mini 'haul' (not keen on that word) post, as I've acquired some cute bits which I also thought would make great Christmas present inspiration! I'll be putting together gift guides again a little nearer to December but in the meantime, a little pre-Christmas appetiser....

First up, my favourite animal in human clothing, the ever-stylish Fifi Lapin! I love all things Fifi so this adorable Iconemesis phone case is the perfect stocking filler for any fashionistaaaa, especially ones who like bunnies, and who doesn't love bunnies?!

You may have seen one of my recent Instagram posts featuring the gorgeous little monochrome Betty & Walter* wash bag, I couldn't wait! It's such a great size for popping in your handbag to carry around on a day-to-day basis. If you're after cute gifts in quirky designs for your mum, sister, nan or any other woman in your life then check them out. 

I picked up this festive reed diffuser in Next (buy the set here) over the weekend and thought it was worth a little mention as it smells SO DAMN GOOD. It's like Christmas in a glass jar. Also I think the snowflake are a fancy little addition, yes I know it's only November but I'm one of those annoying Christmas fanatics so soz about that. They're only £6 too and you can also get a couple of different fragrances with different reed decorations, yes I know, very exciting stuff. I've linked to the set of three which is only £12!

This has got me raring to go with my Christmas gift guides! I will do all the usuals, but let me know if you would like to see anything specific and I will get my superior gift hunting skills into gear!