Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Spot the...bargins

Jacket: River Island   Fur collar: New Look   Jumper: H&M   Jeans: Topshop   Boots: George   Ring: Topshop   Necklace: New Look   Bag: H&M

Given it a couple of days before attempting to hit the shops for sales in person, was sadly already looking at other things online on Christmas morning to see what goodies there were to find! Have mostly been finding some great finds in the shoe departments like these, here, and, here, from Topshop that I purchased the other day. Today have added to the Topshop items with this dress I tried on a while ago, here, that Olivia Palermo wore in the yellow version, here.

Thought sensible clothing for sales shopping today, with comfy boots and soft knits to layer under jacket. I also stitched on the fur collar I found to my leather jacket for more of a winter look, plus it's soooo soft!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry all

Am sat here like a small child very early on Christmas day waiting for everyone else to get up! Above are some favourite Christmas things/memories like ice skating at Somerset House or my granddad standing outside the window every Christmas eve shaking bells (we obviously did not know this for years and always listened out for Santa's sleigh!).

The sister is pulling out all the stops this year to keep up our Christmas traditions we have grown up with and for this I love her very much. I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the time with the people they are spending it with! Merry Christmas!

Monday, 19 December 2011 the clouds

Dress: Topshop   Boots: New Look   Socks: Primark   Fur coat: H&M   Bracelet: Gift

Sorry have been a bit slack again this week with posts but have had a busy week which ended up with my birthday celebrations, where I went with a great bunch of friends to the Cloud 23 bar in the Hilton hotel here in Manchester for very civilised afternoon tea and then on to explore the Manchester Christmas markets and enjoy more food and drink there. I've never been to Cloud 23 before and couldn't have asked for a clearer day, could see all the way to the snow covered hills in the distance. Sorry about photo quality, from phone camera am afraid.

Did give me a chance to wear my beautiful star dress from Topshop, posted about here, had wanted to team with my velvet ankle boots but didn't want to ruin in the wet so put with some black boots and contrasting socks. The fur coat was one of my friends who came all the way up from London and was soooo cosy and warm, almost didn't give it back! Have posted more photos on Facebook, here.

Friday, 9 December 2011


Dress: Topshop   Belt: Primark

Sorry have not been on here for a while but getting back into the swing of work again, combined with the mass of Christmas shoppers has been leading to extra hours being overtaken at the moment. Having said that this week has been quite lucky in terms of shopping for myself, really will get Christmas presents at some point! Think without a doubt stars have always been my favourite type of patterned print so when Dolce and Gabbana showed their iconic star covered pieces in their Fall 2011 show, here, was glad it was going to be a big things again this year.

Remember a while ago I tried on a few things in Topshop, here, and really wanted this dress. It sold out and couldn't find it till just strolled into the one near work and there was one by the front of the store in my size! Unfortunately missing the bright orange belt it originally came with but that is easy to overcome. The other starry find was this (also Topshop, also stars, am seeing a pattern here!) dress, here, which has sold out online and in most stores, just happened to come by it on a last chance to buy rail in a smaller store this week. Love it when things like that happen!