Marc B Olivia Bag

For some reason I'd always sort of put Marc B in the same bracket I would Paul's Boutique which was, if I'm being honest, a little chavvy. However during a mammouth handbag internet trawl searching for my own Christmas present I came across the Olivia Bag in Camel.

Marc B Olivia Bag

It was Neutral. It was leopard. It was Love.

In non bag lady news I have a pet hate to share, this being The city of Milton Keynes. I made the 40 minute journey to take some shoes back today but failed to do so as there were no parking spaces anywhere. After a very stressful hour searching (where hopes were raised from time to time by a sneaky smart car making it look like there was a space available) we gave up and headed home. A wasted time had by all. Milton Keynes I hate you and your city center of squares and roundabouts.

For Bloggers That Lunch - Meetup

So the other day I tweeted Sophie and it was mentioned that we needed to meet up again, Claire got in on the action too so it was soon decided that it was time for another meet up. We're thinking of "doing lunch" in London on the 3rd March so anyone that's up for a bit of a natter and some food leave a comment below and we'll keep you updated via email.

I will say now that I'm awful at organising so it will probably be a very cash(ual) affair but I think that's sometimes a nicer way to meet new people, and I know it's yonks away but we thought if we set a date now that gives everyone plenty of notice to make plans and sort out the horrors of public transport. So again, if you're interested please comment below with your email and we'll be in touch! ...ugh I sound like I'm interviewing for a job, don't worry we don't plan on interrogating anyone.
Oh! And there's a twitter hashtag of LDNLUNCH

Ode to Being Outgifted

So every year I get outfigted by Tom, I'm just not that thoughtful when it comes to presents and he always ends up getting the same sorts of things: clothes, playstation games, manfume, etc. This year I got him a pair of Toms (badumdum), a watch, a game, and a lot of other tat and he came up trumps AGAIN. I'm not posting this as a "look at how spoilt I am and feel well jel" post, I just thought I'd say nice things about my boyfriend as he got me things I'd wanted to buy myself for yonks but couldn't afford.

I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESSING TABLE, he'd sneekily put it together in our shed outside and I don't know how he managed to keep it a secret, it's exactly what I wanted and I can't wait to start decorating the spare room into a french boudoir and sing Frere Jacques as I'm getting ready in the morning. I really wasn't expecting anything else from him so was completely overwhelmed at everything else he bought.
Although the guilt did creep in and spread its horrid butterflies as he'd told me he had an "idea" of what to get me and I said "Can I have a bag instead?" I really did mean instead of not aswell as so I deffs felt like a Spoilt Susan. So all in all it was a rather nice day with some good food and the in-laws, the only thing missing was my own family - my mum and dad are living in Spain and my sister was visiting her own inlaws avec child so it didn't really feel like a routine Christmas for me, and I was made to wear a paper crown which is always a downer : /

Hope everyone had a guddun, I'm about to settle down with some Yule Log and trawl my google reader to stalk everyone elses Christmas!

The Week Before Christmas

It's December and Christmas hasn't happened yet which means all my spends have gone on presents for others and petrol to deliver said presents, so other than a million supermarket visits I haven't really done much. But if you're like me and like a nose then here's some of what I got up to at the weekend - it's edge of the seat stuff honestly : /

So there's my week, I'm hoping this weekend shall be a little better and will involve less gory affairs! It's my last day at work tomorrow and I cannot wait to get away from the ancient 80s radio we have in the office blasting out local radio blather and Christmas songs , if I hear the chap from Slade screech IT'SSS CHRRIIISSSTMASSSS like a screeching banshee one more time I will kill myself. Or maybe just staple my ears together....but that will involve more blood and gore.
So incase I don't post again before Sunday - hope everyone has a jolly christmas!

Waffling on About Perfume Bottles

Ikea Perfume Bottles
Perfume Bottles
After the spring dispenser thing (technicall terms only here) on my beloved Daisy broke I headed to ebay for a new glass bottle but all the versions I liked were around the £15-£20 mark so instead I started to use the power of my nails to spray a tiny bit onto my wrist whilst the rest dribbled down the bottle. Waste. I was actually perusing Ikea for a milk whisk when these beauties called me over and for £7 (ish, it may have been £7.99) for all three I couldn't resist, and the fact that Thomas was paying made it even better!
Not exactly an incredibly exciting purchase but they look nice so I thought I'd share. Another thing I've been loving this week are waffles. WHY HAVE I NEVER TRIED MAPLE SYRUP BEFORE? And eating them for breakfast as a week-off-work treat made them even better.
Waffles and syrup
I blame these for my lack of blogging this week. That and the fact I've spent the weekend visiting relatives I sort of forgot existed in the land of Grim(sby), it was a very Northern and a very Royle Family affair and there were tacky foil christmas decorations everywhere - poet. I did get to see my nephew again though which was nice, we had a full on conversation where the words "ball" "gone" and "bah" were repeated a lot.

I'll be where the eagles flyin' higher and higher

Motel Shorts
Shorts: Motel
Blouse: Newlook
Cardigan: Newlook
Burgundy Dress (worn as top): Newlook

These shorts were sent to me after the Motel event last month, I initually chose a dress but changed my mind after seeing numerous people in the shorts/tights combo and feeling jealous that the only shorts I owned were old, baggy, and denim. I actually took these photos on Saturday as I was planning on wearing one of the above to battle the general public to do a spot of christmas shopping but after half an hour of deciding whether or not they were too revealing I got scared and left the house in jeans. However ikea is obviously the place to flash a cheek or two as I was confident enough to donn them today whilst purchasing lint rollers and a milk whisk. Still not really sure how to style them so suggesions are welcomed with open arms!

In other news I visited the holy grail of supermarkets today, if you haven't been to the MASSIVE Asda in Milton Keynes you haven't lived, although I was quite disappointed a the lack of stuffed crust in the create your own pizza section - I like a cheese overload in a cosy doughy blanket and a thin n' crispy just isn't good enough : /

Oh and after watching haidee on youtube yesterday my old love for Hey Arnold now feels a little bit tainted.

Image found via google images

Meet my buds Vera Wang & Marc Jacobs

Vera Wang

I’m a creature of habit and once I find something I like I tend to stick with it for yonks, at the moment this seems to be the case with half baked eyeshadow and knitwear but it has always been the same with fragrance. I’m not one to hoard loads of difference scents and chop and change daily, I wear the same thing everyday and once the bottle runs out I buy another. Vera Wang will always be a dear friend to me, I first got this a couple of years ago from Thomas for my birthday and I’ve been dousing myself in it ever since. Yes it’s a very “girly” scent and I’d say due to it being quite sweet it’s probably aimed at younger people but alas I don’t care, I like it and it doesn’t make me choke like some stronger perfumes do.
Daisy was another gift from Thomas for yet another birthday and in my novicey opinion I’d say this feels a little bit “older”. I dunno the correct terminology for fragrance but I always class them as “Sweet”, “Fresh”, or “Spicy” and I’d say this is probably spicy, not in a tikka masala way just more like the female version of aftershave. GAH I can’t explain myself so I’ll stop, but all in all I like these two and I’ll probably be wearing these till I’m 60.

Hope everyone’s Saturday is going well, I’m emailing this blog post to myself from work where I’ll be stuck until 12 before battling the crowds in town for wrapping paper and baby clothes. I’ve started to film a shoddy vlog of my day which is probably super boring but if it’s something you’d like to see lemme know and I’ll decide if I’m brave enough to showcase myself to the world.

Insert Crazy Weekend Anecdotes Here

Christmas Dress
Primark Brogues
Dress: Love
Necklace: I Need More Jewellery
Shoes: Primark

I ordered this dress a while ago and wore it to the Motel Event, it should have been £34 but I found a discount code and snagged a cheeky £10 off. I do rather like the style as it reminds me of a playsuit but the silky material seems to be constantly welcoming my cat to rub his face on it.

I'm at a loss over what to write as I literally have done NOTHING over the past couple of days, I was thinking yesterday I'm going to have to start making up crazy adventures to tell the work olds on a Monday morning when they ask the inevitable "what did you do over the weekend?" question. There's always an uncomfortable pause before my answer of "errr not a lot really" which translates to TV, Call of Duty, Blogging, and chocolate. I don't think I hide the fact I'm a sloth very well....
With that in mind I'm off to eat a kit kat chunky. Thanks Asda, keep 'em at 1.00 and I'll love you forevz.

November Summary

November Summary

1) Sian's cookies that she oh os kindly made for everyone who journeyed to Birmingham for the Brum Bloggers Meet. It went down nicely with a huge brew as always

2) I haven't drank a drop of alcohol since this night. There's nothing quite as glamorous as starting the night with absinthe & skittles vodka and ending it cleaning up your boyfriends sick.

3) Very creepy Santa at the christmas Market

4) Not really a lifechanging occurance in November, but Theo making beds out of everything is cute.

5) My first experience with Papa John, it was the size of a hula hoop. We ordered two.

6) Boots graced my attire for the first time this year, apparently I look like a gypsie in them.

7) The only cupcakes I know how to make, the plan was to make a load and freeze them but instead I made a load and ate them all.

8) Tacky but super comfy Primark pyjamas, winter nights are so much better than summer ones.

9) Glossybox controversy. To be honest they say you'll receive samples so that's what I expected so I wasn't particuarly enraged about this.

Looking at this, perhaps I should make more of an effort to do exciting things in my everyday life rather than just sit in comfy clothing and eat : /
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