28.1.15

Black Dahlia


 Snood Jeans and Jumper - Primark // Jacket - H&M // Shoes - Garage Shoes
// Bag - Urban Outfitters

Since buying these Primark high waist black jeans, I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to normal or low waist jeans again. They fit like a dream and I can wear cropped tops with them without flashing too much flesh. Low waist just seems so passe now, amirite?

I've just got back from the hairdressers today, had a little refresh and a couple of inches off the ends to sort out my damaged locks, now about to head out for a run before seeing a film at the cinema. I can strongly recommend Ex-Machina, I thought it was excellent, really gripping, but there seems to be loads on at the moment - I've been going to catch a film at least once a week and have recently seen Exodus, Woman in Black, Into the Woods, and The Theory of Everything, which was really well acted. Eddie Redmayne is such a star! I can't believe they're ending orange wednesdays 2 for 1 though - that sucks! Any other film recommendations?

22.1.15

January Shopping Haul



Oh deary me...my bank balance isn't looking so happy these days. Since Christmas I just seem to have gone a bit loopy with the shopping. I wish I could say it was all from the sale but sadly that is not the case. Here's just a few of my new buys this month:

Roll neck Sweater £18 from Topshop // I paid partly for this on a gift card so it's not sooo bad. I couldn't decide whether to hang on and use the gift card for something new season spring/summer...but in the end I just couldn't wait, and this has already proved a very versatile wearable piece and great for layering under other jumpers. It's a nice thickness of material too, so it doesn't go see-through when worn like some other cheap Topshop clothes.

Wrist warmers £3 Topshop // This was a great little find in the sale, they're so soft and the camel colour is spot on!

Calvin Klein socks £5.60 John Lewis // Seeing as I can't afford Calvin Klein undies at the moment, I thought I might as well treat myself to this pair of lovely CK socks down from £8. I do love my posh socks!

Running Shorts £4 Primark // So happy that I found these as they'll be ideal for running outside in the summer and for pole fitness classes now - we have to wear tiny shorts as we use our upper thigh fat to grip the pole - sounds weird I know. Don't ask.

Bra £9.99 H&M // Fell in love with this soft non-underwired bra the moment I saw it. I'm a sucker for a lacy soft bra - the print is gorge and the crossover strap detail is a nice touch. H&M are the best for soft bras!

Pyjama bottoms £6 Primark // So soft. So comfy. So cute with their little snowflake print.

Purse - A late Christmas present from a friend!


Have you guys been spending the dollar like me this month or managed to rein it in? Let me know what you've been buying in the comments!

20.1.15

Slouchy


 Gilet - Dorothy Perkins // Dress & Tights - Primark // Boots - Garage Shoes //
Headband - Old Spitalfields Market

The amount of editing I had to do with these photos was unreal - I looked pregnant in about 99% of them - and I am definitely NOT expecting!! Ok so maybe this isn't the most flattering outfit, but thats probably down to scoffing far too many post-xmas chocs rather than any fault of the garments.

 I felt pretty good at the time as this is such a slouchy, comfy outfit and I love the whole slightly disheveled bohemian vibe to it. The turban bow headband was such a great find at Old Spitalfields market on my last but one trip to London just before Christmas, and I find it finishes each outfit perfectly, particularly when I want to do something with my hair but can't be bothered to style it!

14.1.15

White As Snow



 Gilet // Dorothy Perkins // Jumper - H&M // Leggings and Boots - Primark // 
Bag - Urban Outfitters // Sunglasses- Topshop

Bbrrrr...it's cold outside, luckily I have this gorgeously soft DP Gilet to keep me toasty on my jaunts here and there. It will need to be surgically removed from my body come Spring/Summer though :/ In all seriousness, I've been freezing my ass off at work this last couple of weeks, and there's a bug going round which seems to be picking people off one by one - repeat after me 'I am immune. I will not catch it'.

Has anyone had snow where you are? I do love a bit of snow. I know my parents have had a light dusting of it out at their house in the country, which always looks beaut. so I'm bitter that I'm not there to share the magic with them! At least I can dress like a snow maiden to my hearts content! Cheerio.

7.1.15

Cosy January

Cosy January


Lets face it...January takes a bit of a battering doesn't it? It's that time of year when all the glorious festivity of Christmas and New year celebrations seems like a distant dream and we're all back to the daily grind of work, work, work. No wonder they call it the January blues. Leaving family behind and getting back to the daily slog is the last thing that we want to do, so this year I've taken a few measures to ensure I have a very happy, cosy January.

 Instead of looking on January as a time of sadness and longing, I'm making a fresh start in my mind, body and home. I have lots of things to look forward to in 2015, so I'm concentrating on making plans to do things that make me happy and setting myself realistic goals for the year ahead. I'm starting a new fitness regime of swimming and pole fitness each week. And I've focused on buying warm, cosy things like new pyjamas, soft knitted socks, new bed linen, lush scented candles and pretty underwear. That way when I'm making all my new plans for this year, I can do it in a nice warm comforting environment! 

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful and very cosy January!

4.1.15

Xmas & New Year Party Outfit


 jacket - Sammydress // Dress - Goddesses // Shoes & headband- primark

This was pretty much my go-to outfit for festive parties this year. I don't have many jazzy party dresses, as I'm more of a casual kinda girl, but I knew I had to have this glittery slip dress as soon as I tried it on at a friends clothing party. The one problem? It sheds glitter like mad - I feel like tinkabell, leaving a trail of glitter everywhere I go, but its worth it!

 I had to pick up a few bits to go with the dress - nude tights, strapless bra...and then I picked up this cute little beaded headband from Primark and I thought I'd give it a whirl. I don't usually wear accessories in my hair, as I'm so low-key, I hardly even brush it. But I love how the bando turned out, it was just the right piece that I didn't need any more accessories with the outfit. I also teamed it with this big faux fur jacket which gave the look a very Studio 54, 70's vibe, which I love! Someone said I looked like Pocahontas (whats with all the disney references?) but I honestly just took that as a compliment! 

Do you have a go-to party dress? Would you wear it more than once over the festive period or do you have to buy new for each occasion?

2.1.15

Chistmas Presents // 2014


Happy 2015! Wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous 2015!

Thought I'd do a Christmas present haul on the blog today so I could show off all my new pretties...
Some of my absolute favourites were the flannel pyjamas, muji acrylic make-up box, liz earle christmas edition cleanse & polish, beauty cracker, and topshop gift card.
The best present though was the polaroid style pictures my older sister had printed from our time in Barcelona....wonderful memories!!