Shivers on Boxing Day

heart print jumpersequin skirtjumper and skirtheart print jumper

Jumper: c/o La Redoute
Skirt: Forever 21
Boots: Vagabond (Office)
Bag: Michael Kors (Zalando

The temperature seems to have dropped really quickly in the last few hours, so I've exchanged this oh so tiny skirt for some comfy leggings. The jumper is never leaving me though, it's that "eyelash" knit and it's ridiculously comfortable and warm. It's actually only £10.80 now on La Redoute and I'd definitely recommend!

Hope everyone had a fab Christmas, I'm feeling angry with myself for the amount of shortbread I've snaffled and the anger is being taken out on poor unsuspecting Facebook people with selfie sticks. I've seen one selfie stick photo of you and your family around the table, I don't need to see eleven.

Rant over. Soz. Mine was a quiet one really, watched Arthur Christmas, snoozed, and ate lots. The usual. Now I'm about to prepare a mean turkey sandwich (complete with the moist maker) and settle down to some boxing day tv, Mickey Flannagan is on the big fat quiz of the year later and I love him.

Last Minute Christmas Jumper Picks

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

A few years ago (think Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones) Christmas jumpers were the things of nightmares, tacky prints, gaudy colours, and ugly characters were things you'd see in eighties movies or old family photos. Switch to the present day and they're everywhere, so much so that they've kind of become a bit too obvious a thing to do? Call me a humbug but there's only so many "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal" jumpers you can see before the joke gets old.

I don't want to be a complete Scrooge though, so this year I've decided to stick with fairisle esque prints, they're festive enough for Christmas but can also be worn throughout winter which makes them a win for me. These six are all pretty affordable and will also keep you warm in the run up to christmas, I'm loving the clash of pastels and reindeers on number five, and the eyelash knit of number one looks ridiculously comfy.

If you're reading this thinking "that's all very well but I want lights, novelly, elves, the works!" then fear not! My Voucher Codes have come up with a Christmas Jumper finder that gives you the pick of a few categories. Have a peek below!

Planning my 2015 holiday

So the end of a year and the start of another is usually when people start thinking about what direction the next year is going to take them in, what goals they have, and things they need to accomplish. Whilst I haven't thought of any of that yet (I never stick to my resolutions anyway), I've already been going crazy online whittling down my choices of holiday destinations for next year.

I'm all for going back to Mexico for a third time, I'm a bit obsessed with the place. Being one for routine I'm a firm believer in the "know what you like and stick with it" theory. Thomas on the other hand is completely different and wants to try somewhere knew.
We're going with his choice and will hopeful be sat on a plane heading to Las Vegas at some point next year. Although my plan is to get some sneaky overtime hours in and try to go to Mexico as well! So after hours looking at different hotels/excusions/shows, I then spent a while looking at holiday clothes which felt a little silly when it's under 10 degrees outside....

Anyway there's a tonne of holiday appropriate shoes on Reef and those in the snazzy wish list above are my favourites. It's a handy site if you're planning a winter getaway too, as trying to hunt down a pair of sandals in January is a complete nightmare. I really like the rainbow lace ups, they'd look great with a simple white cotton dress on the beach but would also be a good choice for a vegas getaway!

I didn't add any regular flip flops in but they've got some Ginger Thongs Flip Flops that look like they'll hold up against the pacific waters! There's also some nicer leather flip flops that can be worn to explore in as well as on the beach. Oooor if you a complete winter fiend and don't want to think about summer at all, these over the knee boots might be more up your street!

Have you booked your 2015 holiday yet?

One Direction: Our Moment

one direction one moment one direction one moment

I bought this last year (it's now empty) but you can get it from all beauty for £14.95 here

A while ago my sister told me she had the Britney Spears perfume and I mocked her, I'd always been a bit of a snob and scoffed at celebrity scents. However my perfume habits were changed after a girl who smelt rather lovely drifted past me at work and quietly murmured she was wearing Lady Gaga's Fame.
So back in January I found myself in Boots looking at all the reduced Christmas gifts, and in a moment of madness happened to spritz myself with One Direction's One Moment. It was love at first sniff. I smell like a teenage girl most of the time anyway so the sweet florally scent was a winner for me.
I'm useless with scents but have just had a look and the top notes are pink grapefruit, wild berries, and redcurrant which give a hint as to just how sweet it is. This is followed closely by freesia and jasmine, mmmm! There's also a bit of musk in there to keep the scent going for as long as possible.

I've actually waved my wrist under peoples noses and demanded to know what they think, the general consensus is "oooh that's nice" before I smugly announce "HA! Tis One Dee!" I bet the majority of those people would have mocked the tacky packaging as well, because lets be honest, it is pretty gaudy. I think it's the pink netting that offends me the most, or perhaps it's Liam's overly photoshopped jaw line.

So if you're looking for an everyday perfume to start the new year then I'd definitely recommend giving this a squirt in a shop. You could even take a young relative along and pretend it's for them to hide any 1D shame. I reckon you'll be pleasantly surprised though, I've just finished mine and will definitely be re purchasing!

Payday Wishlist

For some reason I always overlook George, which is mad because all of these dresses are stunning and the gold number is an absolute bargain. As I'm actually now closer to 30 than 20 (sob) I've found that some of the shorter bodycon numbers around can make me look a bit mutton, especially if they don't have sleeves. These are all a modest length without looking too frumpy and can easily be taken from a work meal/drinks to a night "outout". From the few items I do have from George I've been really impressed as well, my trusty pink coat has lasted well over four years now and is still going strong!

I love all of these dresses but reckon the bright pink and the gold are my favourites. In my last post I mentioned how I prefer to be brighter in the winter and darker in the summer, the pink dress is a great example of this - team it with a pair of extra high heels and you'll stand out more than the array of sequins on the dance floor.

I need to get on it and actually organise a night I can wear one of these dresses, bloggers christmas party anyone? 
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