Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hey Ginger

Probably the most beautiful store in the world. Definitely the most creative store in London. Easily my favourite place to shop. & Other Stories is a wonderland of fashion, beauty and accessories from the company that created H&M and Cos and landed on the doorstep of my office on Argile St last year.  These little tubs of ginger goodness were a christmas treat  from my boss and are part of the vast collection of I-cant-live-without beauty products.  If you haven't yet checked out the website, do.  Its beautiful.


Sunday, 29 December 2013

The holly and the ivy

When you live in the depths of the countryside decorating for Christmas first involves hunting down the perfect greenery.  These pictures were taken last week in my waterproof coat in between the storms.  Perfect holy, ivy and berries were found and the decorating began xx


Saturday, 28 December 2013

Insta December

December's look back through Instagram was all about Holly and baked Clementines for the final few weeks.  My Favourite items of clothing were my cropped H&M grey knit and my Preen peony dress.  I got my gorgeous new Canon SLR and visited the Debenhams Press Show for SS14.  A pretty perfect month xx

Homemade wreath

Baked clementines

& other stories Christmas gifts

Canon SLR

Preen dress

H&M cropped knit

Dorothy Perkins sculpted tee

Debenhams Press Show

Davines Shampoo


Sea View and a little Todd Lynn

There is nothing quite like a December on the beach after too many days of over drinking and over eating.  This beach is so close to home I count it as my second back garden and I couldn't resist this idilic sunshine.  Wearing my new Todd Lynn for Debenhams leather sleeve jacket and a cropped blouse from next springs Topshop collection and trying to wear in my Dr Martins boots (still) whist bathing in the glorious light.  The main aim was to try out my new Canon SLR camera that my boyfriend Santa very kindly bought me.  

Make sure you check out some of the gorgeous pieces from Debenhams 'Designers at Debenhams' collection this season.  My favourite is of course this blazer but the entire collection is stunning.

Blouse SS14 Topshop

Jeans Topshop (old)

Dr Martins boots


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Red Check and Oranges

Today I am finishing off all things christmassy and am doing so in my new rather festive cropped red check Topshop shirt.  I have baked my clementines ready for garland making and now I am on to decorating with fresh holly and ivy before conquering the present wrapping. xx

Topshop shirt £28 in store soon

Chunky chain Kurt Geiger (Old)


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sightseeing at Christmas

I spent several years living and studying in Brighton whilst I was at University but it has been a while since I visited.  Today I did a little sightseeing and a lot of Christmas shopping when I returned for a Daddy-Daughter day.  The weather was freezing but beautiful so perfect for a stroll in the Pavilion gardens and a walk down the pier.  Fish and chips was a must although it was definitely too cold for a 99!  If you have never visited I highly recommend the beautiful seaside city.  The sun was setting at sea at only 2.30pm - role on summers long days xx


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Peach Perfect

Durring winter I have two face modes: a better cover foundation (currently DHC) and a lighter matt cover for weekends and non meeting days.  Recently Miners sent me their brand new Fresh Faced powder to try and I cant get enough of it.  Completely matt and paraben free it is light weight with no caking.  I find it lasts all day and is perfect over a moisturiser to keep winter skin soft and hydrated.  

The powder comes in three shades: Translucent Ivory, Soft Sand (me), and Honey and is only £3.99.   For a light cover I use a bronzing brush but the product would also work well with a make-up sponge for a slightly thicker coat.  I shall be carrying mine around constantly for the next few months.


Easy Livin'

Checks and tartans are an essential to every Autumn Winter catwalk, however this year they have exploded into stores with full force.  Instead of the usual country style plaids the check has a simpler feel with clean silhouettes and simple styling.  The easiest way to win at this trend is to go for a check dress in either a shift or tube style.  At this time of year pair with black tights, ankle boots and an oversided black coat.  

I love this easy red check tube dress in the new longer midi style by OMG Fashion.  It's soft jersey fabric and long sleeves makes it perfect to throw on for day but will go from office to bar perfectly.  I have added a black Leather choker and these gorgeous super comfy Aldo ankle boots and I'm good to go.  The best bit is this dress is only £14 so it is the ideal from-me-to-me treat pre-christmas.  

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