I thought I'd do a quick post on my new favourite booties before they start appearing in every single outfit post. I got these from Topshop a few weeks back and I think they're still available on the website - link below.
I'm not sure if it's the versatile colour, the simplicity or the comfort of these boots that I love the most, they haven't left my feet for the past week. These are some seriously good contenders for 'boot of the year' (if that even exists). At £42 I think they are an absolute bargain, they are so comfortable and I have stomped some big time miles in these little fellas already.
Today i'm talking the perfect blazer. I'm all for a bit of razzle dazzle with splashes of colour but sometimes a simple classic blazer is all you need. A staple for every wardrobe. Something that can be worn with various outfits as shown below with a midi dress and also black jeans. This blazer is perfect for when the weather isn't too cold, it serves as a lightweight jacket but also covers the smarter dress codes. This is more of a boyfriend fit as you can see it is very baggy, I think this is extremely flattering as it gives the impression you have a smaller bottom half ;) The tweed colour is also very versatile as it can be worn with any colour. You could even glam it up a little by wearing a fur stole, or dress is down with an oversized thick scarf and a pair of converse.
Below are just a few of the many hundreds of pictures I captured over the Christmas period. Containing the usual overdose of food, drink, christmas trees, presents and friends :) There is also a special appearance from my beautiful God-daughter Ruby, she is rocking her special Christmas PJ's!
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas if you did a post with Christmas pictures please let me know - I love having a nose!!!
Just a quick post to show what I wore out on Boxing Day evening. It was my best friends birthday so we went to her house then carried on into town.
Truth be told this dress is about 4 years old but I felt it was time it came back out. Particularly after a very food fuelled few days this dress was perfect as it is so floaty that it hides those extra christmas lbs. I got it from Topshop but I know they bring out a new or similar version each season. It's sort of like a staple piece in my wardrobe.
The shoes are my absolute favourite from ASOS, even though they are very colourful I seem to wear them with everythinggg.
I absolutely love this Christmas Album by 'She And Him' it is something different to your cheesy christmas songs - not saying there's anything wrong with a bit of cheese, in fact i LOVE it. It is nice to hear something quite simple and modern though.
So today was a very slow and quiet day. I had my work christmas party last night so am feeling a little sleepy *ahem* hence the super duper casual outfit. Some may call this my wizard's jacket, okay not some but EVERYONE. Whoever I happen to pass whilst wearing this somewhat large cardigan I get accused of looking like an extra in Harry Potter. Okay I know it's a little cape like but I love it, it's so comfy and cosy. Keeping it casual with my converse but bringing a splash of colour with the red touch.
I'm off to watch Love Actually with 8 days worth of advent calendar chocolate in bed...!
Today's choice is an absolute classic, okay you either love it or you hate it but at this festive time of year nothing beats a bit of cheese..... right?! It also reminds me of my favourite christmas film 'love actually'.
I am so obsessed with this Leopard print blazer, I got it from River Island in the sale - not too long ago. I have definitely got my money's worth! Leopard print can sometimes be quite hard to wear, there's a chance it can look cheap - I've tried to keep it toned down by wearing a simple grey nepp peplum with black skinny jeans. My boots are also my standard smart black suede boots from Dune.
Sometimes a statement blazer or jacket is all you need, the rest can be completely simple but your outfit is made.
I kinda feel like I should be wearing a christmas jumper everyday this week or atleast a bit of sparkle, maybe on my last few days in work I will.
I am feeling very festive right now, after a christmas meal with friends, a weekend in london with my uni friends, a work chrimbo buffet and a work christmas dinner I feel fully content at the fact the big day is 5 sleeps away..... YUP 5 DAYS!!! *note to self, must start christmas shopping.
So a last minute little feature for the blog between now and Christmas day I plan to bring you 7 of my favourite Christmas songs. After a conversation with friends I realised there are SO many classic christmas tunes and I simple could not choose a favourite.
What is your ultimate christmas song, is there a record that leaves you feeling particularly festive?
So I only heard today's choice yesterday whilst driving home from town - I had somehow forgotten about it but once it came on the radio I suddenly felt like christmas was just around the corner... *okay I know it is but I think I have been living in denial and am yet to do any christmas shopping.
Coldplay are one of my favourite bands so put Chris Martin with a Christmas jingle and I am one happy gal.
That's why her hair is so big.... because it's full of secrets.
Today's outfit includes alllorrraa lorrra hair - I used the batiste dry shampoo and it's rather volumising. Today's dress is a midi from Topshop I love it as it's so versatile, you can wear it with anything. Sometimes I dress is down with a baggy cardigan and converse or I dress it up with some smart suede boots. I also like to wear a waist belt to create a little more shape to the outfit.
Sometimes you have to forget it's Monday and be thankful for what a wonderful weekend you have just had - andddd it is so nearly Christmas. So in honour of making today a happy one I am wearing my top with a little positive slogan on it. Yup i've worn it before, I actually really like this top so am well and truly getting some wear out of it.
Hope you all had a fabuloussss weekend. Head up, tomorrow is Tuesday and it's all uphill from there. Right?!?
A Saturday evening out means I can wear a skirt and sandals even though it's the winter and nobody will judge me - kinda. I'm off out for dinner so this is an easy 'go to' outfit. Quite casual on top but the splash of colour from the skirt and the wedge heal creates something a little more sophisticated.
Can you tell i'm happy?! Friday calls for a bright bright cardi with red converse. This is a super casual outfit, very comfortable but a little fun. The cardigan is really old and is from Motel. The top (which you can't really see) is an asymmetric one shouldered baggy top from topshop and the jeans are also from topshop (Leigh).
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend - i'm off to London for a few days to see my best friends from uni and I literally cannot wait!!!!!
Below is today's outfit. Quite simple - this is a dress I got from ASOS a while back. The slip (or embellished part) is detachable so I often wear it with other dresses, this is the actual top it is supposed to go with though. I add the waist belt as the grey top is quite shapeless without it. The boots are last year River Islands and I swear they nearly have holes in the bottom I wear them so much!!! I wore this with a black leather jacket and was absolutely freezing so next time I would opt for my fur coat. The things we do in the name of fashion ayee.
Below are a few pictures from the week just gone... What started as a very quiet week consisting of mainly work, slowly but surely turned into a fun filled weekend. I had a lovely night out on Friday with lots of friends from Uni which then resulted in a very slow Saturday including a lovely lunch at the cosy club a new restaurant in Cardiff. On Sunday I went to Bath for the day and did a bit of Christmas shopping. There was such a festive atmosphere around, everyone was very very happy. I then had Jamie's for lunch on Sunday which is always amazing.
Oh, and I bought dungarees and am completely in love with them - am I crazy?!?
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, on the plus side - it's half way through the week already!!!
Sorry I have been MIA this week, my camera took a tumble so spent the week in Nikon hospital. Therefore this week I shall now bombard you with posts :)
Here's today's outfit, I know what you're thinking 'it's minus 5 outside and this girl is wearing a sleevless dress'. Well calm yourselves - I wore a lovely thick fluffy cardigan.... but forgot to photograph it. This is a dress I wore out once so now wear as a top in the daytime with jeans or whatever I fancy. It's shapeless so quite flattering as it doesn't cling anywhere. The jeans are my simple Topshop Leighs and my boots are last year River Island's.
I have to confess I am absolutely loving the cold weather, I know it is horrible when you aren't prepared but when you're all bundled up in thick warm cosy scarf, hat, gloves and coat there's no better feeling. Hope everyone is getting ready for chrimbo - my office is literally full of chocolate, cake and mince pies - I fear my first year in full time work will be a heavy one. Ooops.
So let's face it... nobody particularly enjoys an early morning Monday. After a lovely relaxing weekend who wants to get up at 6am?!? Not me huh. So I figured this top was Perrrrfect for today - the kinda day you need a little more of a push, a bit of motivation. I'm all for a good quote and I think this suits today, basically don't stress and take it easy. It's only Monday after all.
The top is from Monki, I got it off the website a while back. The skirt is from Topshop which I have featured a few times before and the gold jumper is from h&m. Now it's December it is perfectly acceptable to wear a glitter jumper in the day right?!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is ready for this week ahead.
Positive mental attitude!!!
22 days till Christmassssss - not that i'm counting down or anything....