Sunday, 25 November 2012

You are just another thing I've yet to fathom

Seeing as my flat appears to be the coldest place on Earth right now, I thought I'd come up with a nice warm wintery outfit to share with you. Fur and purple look really luxurious together even if the fur is fake and the purple dress is from a very purse friendly Dorothy Perkins. As a lover of all things geometric and aztec style, the gold necklace would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe. It would go with everything! I've never owned anything leather before but seeing as it is mega on trend right now, I thought the gloves were a little nod to the trend without making too much of an effort. Apparently leather gloves are super warm too!

What do you think of this outfit? Are you feeling warmer now too?

Wintery reds

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Take one for the team you're a cog in the machine

It's that time of year where you have to start thinking about Christmas presents for people. November was full of birthdays (four in one weekend) and so I definitely have present wrapping skills to rival Santa's elves now. Luckily, I have a very small family and so Christmas shopping isn't too much of a hassle for me each year. Plus having a family of book and food lovers makes it very easy!

I try really hard all year to buy things I need rather than want and so when December rolls around I like being able to get something frivolous to see me into the New Year so expect to see a flurry of wishlist style posts on here until I spring into action during the January sales to pick up a bargain. 

After walking my gorgeous Stylistpick boots to death last year and trudging around in battered studded ankle boots for a few months, I'm in serious need of some boots to see me through the winter weather. Sensible brain says the £14.99 wonders from New Look for day to day but then the £65 boots from Aldo look ridiculously snuggly.

Decisions decisions...

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Wu me.

I seem to be in the mood for incredibly cheesy puns this evening. Have you seen the beautiful pieces created by Jason Wu? I'm in love. Don't blame me if the same happens to you. 

If I was a creative designer type this would be the type of thing I'd love to do. The colours, the cuts and the textures are gorgeous. Let's call it ladylike with a twist. Not entirely convinced about the fishnet gloves but those can be ignored when there are big sparkly blue dresses to catch the eye.

What do you think?

Pictures taken from

Friday, 9 November 2012

I like big books and I cannot lie

Winter weekends are so appealing when you know you have nothing to do but get cosy with a cup of tea and a big cardigan wrapped around you. I quite desperately want ALL of the items from this post. The 'big books' bag is just too cute to say no to.

Winters warmers

Time to snuggle up and read a few pages of The Book Thief before a ridiculously early night. Life is good.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Is it too early to say it?

I thought I'd share a little secret with you. Well, two actually. Now don't tell anyone but I'm already excited about Christmas. That's right, I said it. I think it's totally acceptable as soon as Halloween and Bonfire night are over with. Now my second secret is a little bit more beneficial for you because it's one of my favourite websites full of goodies... is full of so many gorgeous trinkets and presents for the house that you could easily spend an hour on there scrolling through it all. It makes finding gifts much easier for those people who just don't have the time (or patience) to trawl the high street. There's nothing I hate more than a busy street in Winter full of people barging past and coughing in your face! Here are a few favourites taken from the website:

Combining two of my weird loves... teatowels and birds. Odd I know.
Everyone needs a good mug for tea in the winter.
I would put a tealight in this and have it as a cute decoration rather than drinking from it!

Beautiful world map with coloured butterflies.

Wintery glasses

If you know someone who is a bit of a homebody like me and loves to get warm and cosy in the winter with some tea and cake then definitely head to the site and see what you can find. I'd also recommend Urban Outfitters and Matalan for some pretty but quirky pieces.

Which other websites are good to buy presents from?


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