Sunday, 21 December 2014

winter night in

Not only do I love this time of year for the crisp weather or the mountains of layers of clothing and, lets face it, presents, but it gives me a valid excuse to stay in and curl up in a onesie. I'm a hermit all year round, but over Christmas, one of the best things to do is get in a new onesie, watch some netflix, read a book, drink some tea and eat your way through a tin or two of quality street. Am I right?

winter night in essentails: tea, book, yankee candle and polka dot onesie

south beach polka dot onesie blogger review

south beach polka dot onesie blogger review

onesie* south beach / slippers primark

If I had minnie mouse ears, rest assured I would be wearing them in this post. You're getting my pug slippers instead. I don't think we need to discuss how cute these are, but the onesie is lovely - it's got a hood and everything! All onesies should have hoods if you ask me. It's nice and soft and super comfortable, not bad for £10 eh? My only point would be the lack of pockets, but I can live with that. 

So, what are your favourite things to have or wear on a winter night in? And MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of those who celebrate it, I hope you have a lovely time and get everything you wished for. Speak to you soon!

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

how I style: over the knee boots

One or two of you guys have asked for a post on how to style over the knee boots and seeing as it's the season of good will (and the fact I just love planning outfits) I whipped up this post for you all. You might recognise looks 3 & 4, so head to those posts for more details on those outfits and enjoy!

how to style over the knee boots five ways - casual, cosy, night out

look one: mood choker ASOS / long sleeved top primark / bell sleeve cardigan vintage / faux fur gilet H&M via charity shop / skirt topshop via ebay / boots (throughout) river island

look two: knitted turban ASOS sale / poloneck jumper ASOS / flares charity shop / blanket cape M&S 

look three: fedora primark / jumper mum's / backpack ASOS (old) / Lana jeans river island (more info here)

look four: duster primark / poloneck jumper forever 21 / mood choker ASOS / checked skirt* bank / satchel ASOS (old) (more info here)

look five: coat minkpink via ASOS (old) / dress new look (old) / necklace new look (old)

how to style over the knee boots casual and night out

When I first got these boots, I wondered how I could wear them without looking like a hooker. I mean if that's the look you're going for, go ahead, throw on some pvc and fishnets - that would actually look amazing - but I was scheming up ways of wearing these boots for tonnes of different occasions. Here we have some casual looks, cosy looks and even looks to wear on a night out. Party season and all that jazz.

I think the trick is not to have too much skin on show - again, you can dress however the hell you want to, but this is general advice - these boots are perfect for the colder months paired with big cosy jumpers and fluffy coats. Chunky oversized polonecks have been a bit of a streetstyle hit with these boots, but don't forget about the seventies route, too. These boots were made for flares, they have just the right platform and make you feel like you're going to a disco, just in casual clothing. Faux fur and bell sleeves can also take you down the hippie-esque road which you all know I love. Or if it's a more formal occassion, see how much this duster jacket smartens up these boots? I look like a #GIRLBOSS and I love it. That's the thing about over the knee boots, they can be scary to look at and style, but when you style them right, damn do they feel powerful.

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas gift guide 2014

So, according to twitter, gift guides are regarded as a bit of a blogger cliché, but why?! I love them, they're cute, Christmassy and if you've made on yourself, you'll know they're also fun to make. So here's my Christmas gift guide for 2014, with all presents under £30! What's not to love, eh?

Christmas gift guide 2014; presents under £30 including crystal necklaces, fashion books, glitter clutch bags, dog mugs, benefit makeup gift sets, socks and a mean girls t-shirt
fluorite necklaces wild inanda / Frida candle nylon shop / arm candy clutch very / Paris streetstyle book waterstones / gingerbread man socks topshop / benefit 'cutie cravings' gift set debenhams / mean girls quote t-shirt nylon shop / king charles spaniel mug nook & cranny

If Father Christmas happens to be reading, I would very much like these in my stocking. Especially that mean girls tee, it's been making me laugh the entire time I've been creating this post. It's just hilarious!

Are you going to be adding any of these bits to your Christmas list? Or are you going to be generous and buy them for your mates instead? Or you know, you could always buy two of each ;)

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