Win £50 to spend at Inlovewithfashion

So the lovely folk at Inlovewithfashion have offered one of my readers £50 to spend in store which I'm incredible jealous of as they have an awesome sale on at the moment. I've had a browse tonight and I'd probably be tempted to buy all of these below, I actually have the long sleeved playsuit in black and it's so comfortable and flattering for a night out.

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All you have to do to enter is compete the little rafflecopter thing below : ) One of the entries is to link your favourite inlovewithfashion item - go to the site by clicking here

Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas tree

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Firstly apologies for my awful photos, my dslr decided to stop it's autofocus from working so I had to make do with my phone camera. Luckily the kind people at Curry's replaced the camera so normal photos shall resume as of tomorrow. So this year me and Thomas decided to live life on the edge and invest in a new tree as ours had become "gappy" and the cat had pawed at one too many branches, this one was a bit of a steal from Tesco at £35 - I really wanted a frosted one and most of them were around £70 so as soon as I saw this it was trolled without a second thought. Anyway once we had the tree it was time to set the evening aside to decorate the house and listen to Christmas music so I donned my onesie, lit the caramel yankee candle, and blasted out the tunes. I feel I'm showing my age in saying this but I actually prefer cosy nights in to nights on the town going cray to Pitbull recently, I just can't cope with all the pretty youthfulls looking better than me! Luckily a survey by Ladbrokes Bingo showed that 70% of women prefer a girls night in so I feel better knowing I'm not the only one reaching for a brew rather than a glass of wine! All I need now to complete my christmassy living room is this Merry Marshmallow candle which I've been wanting for ages, as soon as payday hits it's going to make a sneaky appearance in my ebay basket : )

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Christmas Out Out Outfits

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Outfit 1: Top // Shorts // Clutch // Shoes
Outfit 2: Dress // Lipstick // Shoes
Outfit 3: Dress // Clutch // Shoes

I want to be invited to a christmas party or some other sort of festive shindig so I can go wild with money I don't have and buy one of these outfits. Every year I say I'm going to get a sequinned dress and every year my wardrobe remains sequin dress-less. I'm in love with this Gabby dress from Motel,  the iridescent green version is a vision of beauty too but chances are I'd get the chance to wear it once in fifty years - I'm hardly the party animal. The other dress and the spangly top are both from coast which I always thought was for mature evening / bridesmaid dresses but after having a peruse tonight there's a few more items that have made my mental wish list!
And my last love, the sequinned clutch. I reckon if you're a bit apprehensive of turning yourself into a disco ball in the name of festive frivolity then accessorising with sparkles is the way to go and this clutch is such a bargain! Plus it has a shoulder strap so you don't have to be a single handed Susan (kudos to those who get the reference) all night.

So these are my picks for this year, would you wear any of these for a night on the razzle this month?

A chilly eve's wishlist

cosy nights in

I'm actually writing this curled up in a new pair of pj bottoms and wrapped up in my dressing gown (or housecoat?!), the cat was curled up next to me to create the ultimate cosy picture but he ran off, no doubt to go and rub his face on Tom's shoes. Everything on this list would make me a very happy and warm gal, I clearly seem to have a thing for rabbits but the pyjamas and slippers are adorable, I think I might have had a pretty similar pair when I was younger but the dog always ended up chewing on them. I also LOVE the onesie and the pjs, I do actually have a boohoo onesie already and it's probably one of the cosiest I own (I may have 4...), it's also not gone all funny and bobbly in the wash like the Primark ones do.
The pyjamas might be a little higher budget wise but I can't say no to something if they have bunnies printed all over them! These are from Figleaves and there's so many gorgeous pyjamas on that site, I just want to live in pjs...

I've had a pretty busy couple of weeks / weekends. I had New York followed by work, then family staying over followed by more work, and this weekend I'm heading up t'north to dish out presents to my family which is always a bit manic if not a little awkward - I only see most of them once a year so polite chit chat will prevail and I'll no doubt be told all the same stories all over again by the more elderly relatives!

 I do get to see the sister though which is nice.
With all this going on I cannot wait for Sunday where I'm going to do nothing but laze around all day watching christmas films, burning candles, and drinking tea. I say this every year but the Santa Claus movie with Dudley Moore will always be my festive favourite!

Hurry up with my damn croissants

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Dress: c/o In Love With Fashion
Blazer: River Island (similar here)
Boots: Ebay

I never buy things in green. I'm not too sure why. Perhaps it's because I associate it with Rik Mayall or perhaps its because I live in fear I'll look like a cucumber. I do like this green dress though, not just because it's pretty and lacy but also because it hangs over protruding body parts hiding a multiple of sins and will be perfect to smuggle a Christmas dinner under.
Speaking of Christmas dinners, I learnt today that my team at work are all going out for lunch to celebrate the occasion to a chinese. I'm all for a sweet and sour ball but not for a Christmas meal! Silly Sallys.

More Silly Sallys can be found below, this video has done the rounds yonks ago but someone on my Facebook wall posted it earlier and I chuckled...GIDEON

Ok I smashed your Corolla

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Leopard Shirt: c/o Fashion Union
Disco Pants: American Apparel
Boots: Ebay
Bowler: h&m

So for the first time in a long time I'm not forcing you to view my legs and instead went for something a little more androgynous with the whole shirt and hat combo. I love how this fashion union shirt isn't too fitted but is cropped enough not to look like something worn by Tom from big bro circa 2011.
And to change the subject, IT'S DECEMBER. I even went wild and bought a new christmas tree this year along with some odd/ugly trinkets from tesco and a light up tree topper. Sadly I haven't been that wild with my gifts, last minute present shopping has sent originality packing this year and I'll be giving the ol' cliched gifts to the fam. To be honest though I'd actually be really pleased with "smellies", people never get them anymore in the fear they're not being quirky enough and I miss them. Bring back talk!

Right I'm off to watch drifters - my Facebook is full of hate for the show but I love it!

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Thanksgiving Outfit

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Playsuit: c/o She Likes
Boots: Ebay

I actually took these photos before I left for New York as I just knew I had to wear this playsuit for thanksgiving as, well, it has my name! Turns out it was absolutely freezing there so I teamed this with a bright yellow furry cardigan that resembled Big Bird which I felt was quite apt for the occasion. I love this wine colour and always find I'm drew to it as the colder months draw in, and another plus is that it's currently 30% off at the moment if you enter BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout, festive wins all around!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend, it feels mad that I left the hotel yesterday morning clutching a Dunkin' Donuts mint hot chocolate and only just got back today, I took a zillion photos and spent (and probably put on) what felt like a zillion pounds so expect a photo heavy post soon, but for now I'm going to cuddle Theo and watch the x factor results....I didn't ever think I'd be saying this but Luke Friend to win!
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