On Christmas Day In The Morning...

December 31, 2010

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These are just a few snaps I've taken with my Christmas present! I love it even though I have no idea how to use it...

I hope you had an amazing Christmas and have fun tonight, whatever you're doing! I'll see you in 2011 ;)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

December 25, 2010

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I just wanted to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope you have an amazing day & thoroughly enjoy this holiday period :) xx

'Tis The Season...

December 23, 2010

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Evans clothing are running a competition to win £100 worth of Evans clothes! Details on how to enter are here but be quick as the deadline for entries is today!

This is my entry. The dress and jacket are some of my recent buys from Evans and firm favourites in my wardrobe :)

To check out the rest of the entries, click here!

Jacket: Evans
Dress: Beth Ditto @ Evans
Tights: Primark
Rings: Evans
Wedges: ALDO
Bag: Marc B

Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?

December 22, 2010

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This cold weather is ridiculous. It was -7°c when I took my siblings sledging yesterday; painful! But nowhere near as painful as my sledging incident. I may have sliced my butt and destroyed the sled, a pair of tights & some leggings in the process. Attractive, me?

I adore this coat and although it's not as snuggly as my faux fur, it's fabulously cosy and the fit is perfect. Plus it managed to keep me warm, which is more than I can say for my wellies! I think Evans have been on point with outerwear this season, from aviators to parkas they've covered every trend :)

Coat: Evans
Wellies: Clothing at Tesco
Tights: Primark
Rings: Evans

What's your coat of choice this season?

Want Of The Week

Want Of The Week

Christmas want of the week! I've been an awful good girl, Santa. I promise! ;)

What's on your Christmas list?

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

December 21, 2010

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Thank you to everyone who commented my last post, there aren't enough words to express how much it means to me that people enjoy my blog and I can't believe it's been over a year already!

Even though Christmas is in a mere 4 days (!!) I'm still not entirely in the festive spirit. I'm hoping it's because I've been in a general funk lately and not because I've finally grown up! Is everyone else excited for Santa coming? Sophie and I went for a little meander around the shops today for last minute Christmas bits but nothing caught my eye (aside from shoes that is!).

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I'm back at home now and with my minions siblings on hand, hopefully I can work on some OOTD posts :)

1st Birthday!

December 19, 2010


My little blog hit the grand old age of one on December 16th but due to being a busy bee, I missed it!

I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who reads, or takes the time to comment, my blog. When I started this, I set myself the target of getting 20 followers by the end of 2010 and that target was obliterated months ago. It never fails to surprise me how far this blog has come and I don't know what I'd do without the wonderful people in the blogiverse. Thank you xx

Want Of The Week

December 15, 2010

Lace Dress

So, I realised my WOTW posts seem to centre around ASOS Curve but there's so many things on there that I love! I remember asking for a dress like this one ages ago, when they were looking for product suggestions on their Facebook Group. So, the fact that it's now available is fabulous! Now lets hope they've listened to my demand for peter pan collars... ;)

Holiday Offers!

December 14, 2010

Free UK Delivery on all orders until midnight 15th December.



20% off everything including Converse & Dr Martens with code: 'FULLHOUSE20'



To celebrate the recent US launch of City Chic, they're offering 30% off all orders until 22/02/11 with code: 'CR30FS'.



20% off & Free Delivery with code: '369PRES' for a limited time only!



Free UK, European & US Delivery on all orders.



Special holiday gift packs available including, 5 pairs of socks for $15 & 3 pairs of tights for $30. Plus receive a free Holiday Wrapping Kit with each holiday purchase. Just use code: 'HOLIDAYS2010'

Happy Shopping! :D

Want Of The Week

December 08, 2010

Jumper
Not being a fan of knitwear, I have a serious lack of winter warmers. As much as I love my pearl & rose print cardigans, this Beth Ditto jumper would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Cute and cosy!

OOTD: If I Were A Boy...

December 07, 2010

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...I probably wouldn't dress like this to be honest! (Although I do love a boy in a baseball t-shirt ;). To add to my apparent ~all American theme, I threw my baseball jacket on over the top. Overkill? Probably! But I thought it looked cute. I attempted winged liner for the first time using Keiko's tutorial and even though I used pencil liner rather than liquid or gel, I quite like the outcome!

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T-Shirt: New Look
Shorts: Clothing at Tesco
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Converse
Rings: Evans & Gifted

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! :)
xx

5 Ways To Survive The Holiday Season

December 06, 2010

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My blog's 1st birthday is coming up so I've been looking back at those first few posts. I came across this one and figured it was equally as relevant this year :)

The holiday season can be stressful at the best of times, throw in some unfavourable relatives, the 'credit crunch' and the problematic weather and a little madness is a sure thing. So, I've compiled what is hopefully a helpful list in order to help banish the holiday blues:

1 Don't feel obligated - There's always one friend/colleague/relative who goes overboard when it comes to giving gifts and what was meant to be a pleasant token of holiday cheer can turn into a competition of who gives the best present. The pressure of giving back what you receive can become stressful and takes the fun out of the exchange. Don't feel pressured into purchasing things out of your budget, regardless of what others are spending create your own budget and stick to it. When it comes to a 'secret Santa' situation make sure that the set budget is suitable for everyone.

2 Let it slide - So your boyfriend's grandmother feels the need to drop not so subtle hints about how you'll never be good enough for her grandson and there's that one distant Uncle who has one too many and starts hitting on your friends? Everyone has at least one irritating relative whose mere presence causes tension at a get together. As tempting as it is to tell them to stick their back handed compliments, take a breath and move on. Rather than sitting in a corner fuming, move on to other more affable relatives who you may not get the chance to see very often. Look at it this way you only have to suffer their company for a few hours, other people have to put up with them every day.

3 Give thanks - Possibly the oldest one in the book but more often than not overlooked. That's not to say you should put a damper on the festivities by thinking rather depressing thoughts about the not so fortunate, but whilst you're enjoying all the fun things about the holidays, take a moment to put things into perspective and be appreciative of the things you've got.

4 Stay in - The holiday season is party season but with the prices of everything inflating (drinks/taxi fares/club entry) and money being spread thin it can become hard to enjoy yourself. Plan ahead, as fun as spontaneity can be, pick which nights you are going out and then stick to them. The weather can also put a damper on going out so where possible stay in! Staying in can mean anything from wacking on a Christmas DVD and sharing a bottle of rosé to blasting some tunes and having an all out party. Think of an idea and make it fun by getting everyone involved. Host a 'come dine with me' Christmas special party or have everyone dress up as Santa and play drunken old school party games. Whatever it is make staying in, the new going out.

5 Go out - The crisp winter air and the dreary skies can make even the most outdoorsy among us want to stay curled up in bed all day but as tempting as that is, braving the winter weather can be surprisingly fun. Whether it's going for a light stroll with the family, enjoying a spin on the ice with a loved one, taking your younger relatives sledging or for the more adventurous, grabbing a group of friends and having a snowball fight, it's free and it's fun so get outside and enjoy yourself this winter!

Graze

December 04, 2010

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I'd heard about Graze through other blogs and after coming across a code to get a free box, decided to try it out. Being a broke student, the concept of getting free food was enough to get me interested!

The rating system means it easy to 'bin' things you don't like, in my case olives, and 'love' those you do like, in my case flapjacks, and you can chose whether or not to get a random selection or a selection mostly containing your likes and loves. I chose to get a box filled with likes & loves, it was amazing! The flapjacks and granola seed mix were especially yum. I think my friend & and I defied the fact of it being healthy by inhaling it all within moments!

It all comes beautifully boxed in recyclable packaging and even comes with a personalised book. I realise this sounds like an advert but I was genuinely amazed and impressed by the quality and quantity of what you got for free! I definitely recommend trying it out.

To get a free box & try it out for yourself use the code:
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OOTD: Chiffon & Velvet

December 01, 2010

Chiffon
Velvet

Please excuse my poor attempt at trying to get an outfit picture. I will get a tripod (or photographer) one of these days...

I adore this blouse, it can easily be dressed up or down and the pussybow adds that little bit of fance when the rest of my outfit is bundled under a coat. I got these Velvet shorts forever ago but have yet to wear them as they're a smidge too tight. I love the texture they add though and I really want to pair them with some sequins!

Blouse: New Look
Shorts: New Look
Tights: Primark
Rings: Evans

Want Of The Week

Damn You Alexis
Although sadly out of my budget, I adore this dress. The sleek tailoring, girly shape and padded shoulders equals perfection!

What're your thoughts on Damn You Alexis? I think there's some amazing pieces, especially the dresses!