See you on the other side.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope you all have a wonderful day spent doing whatever makes you the happiest.
I’m taking a break from the blog until the new year now as I have plans to spend as much time with family, both my own and Ben’s over the next several days and take a complete break from all things work related.
I’ll be back in 2016 with some new (and hopefully exciting) content as well as plenty of fresh starts and new adventures.
It’s been a little while since my last instagram post as to be honest not a lot has happened since November. Actually I lie, a lot has happened and I’ve been pretty busy but it hasn’t been anything that makes for a pretty picture.
Anyway, here’s a mix-up of happenings from November and December…for more make sure you’re following me on instagram
and watch this space for a festive season and new year round up soon.
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Games night the cat lady way
Mae can’t wait for her catnip to grow
The most amazing scented candle from New Look
Growling at builders
Festive feasting on these Christmas tree crumpets
I’m not usually a fan of low fat yoghurts but this one is pretty good
Garlic mushroom pasta bake is a new favourite dinner for Ben and I
New Joules dressing gown
Christmas Cups! Costa won the battle for me this year
Nandos dates with my bestest best friend
Staring at my future.
See previous. I just love this cheeky chap cup
Mini Christmas tree for Ben’s flat which can’t fit anything bigger.
All dolled up for work’s Christmas party
Christmas treats from Boomf!
A bit of motivation to myself
Advent calendars his ‘n hers style
Dinner at Jamie’s Italian, this was AMAZING
One happy cat
A Christmas treat from Essence
Snuggles with my girl
Gingerbread cupcakes for work
Leave your latest round-ups below, I love checking out what people have been up to!
Entire outfit c/o George at Asda: Jumper Dress | Boots | Headband
I’m a dress girl through and through. Trousers, especially jeans have their place in my wardrobe of course but given the choice it would be daily dresses for me. This can pose a problem come the Winter months, how do you keep warm without bulky layers or hiding a pretty print with a chunky cardigan? The answer of course is the humble jumper dress, warm and cosy there is a jumper dress for every occasion and George at Asda
just so happen to have a pretty great range in store at the moment.
This is my current go-to weekend outfit, smart enough for time spent shopping or popping out for a drink but casual and comfortable enough to not feel overdressed. The tights are also from Asda and my current favourite thing given that they are thermal thus solving my “but my legs are freezing” problem. The dress is a dream, unlike some jumper dresses I own it’s slouchy without looking sloppy and I loved the combination of textures on this design. At £16 it really is incredible value and the quality is fantastic.
I’ve wanted a pair of over-knee boots for ages and this pair are just lovely. My only gripe is that are more “on the knee” rather than properly over on me, but that’s my fault for being tall with long legs I suppose! For anyone looking to add some great value boots to the shoe collection these cost £30 and come up perfectly true to size, the added bonus of over the knee boots is the extra warmth they bring.
I finished off the outfit with the faux fur headband as an alternative to a hat. I wasn’t sure about this when it first arrived but once I had played around a bit with how I wanted to wear it I soon grew to love it and it’s become a bit of a staple on the (non rainy) colder days.
Are you a fan of jumper dresses? How would you have styled this one?
The gift guides are coming to an end but it wouldn’t be Christmas until I presented a guide from one of my favourite brands Long Tall Sally who have put together their own rather fabulous gift guide
to tempt and tease. I’ve worked with the brand a number of times over the last year and a bit and they never fail to impress me therefore my own gift guide and wish list is rather extensive and I am seriously hoping that Santa and his Elves are reading!
Topping my personal wish list has to be these fantastic glittery boots
and adorable penguin PJs
… it isn’t Christmas unless there is a new pair of pyjamas involved.
As for gift giving, well, I think clothes can be a bit of a tricky area unless you know someone really, REALLY well. I’ve focused my gift guide on the fantastic array of accessories on offer, all perfectly proportioned to suit the taller frame. This faux fur scarf is ideal for anyone who likes to add a touch of glamour to their look and these gorgeous gloves will keep frostbite at bay!
What would you most like to receive from my list? Aside from the boots I’m also really wishing I had a swanky party to go to as that metallic maxi dress is calling out to me.