Thursday 27 December 2012

A Very Festive OOTD

Long time no see blog friends! If any of you work in retail I'm sure you know just how crazy it gets over the Christmas period but come January I should have a lot more free time to post more regularly. I spent Christmas day at my Aunty's house with my mum and my cousins and it was a lovely day, mainly spent cooing over baby Lily! I thought I'd show you what I wore to Christmas dinner, and throw in a few family photos for good measure!

Sequin Jumper - Topshop
Disco Pants - American Apparel
Boots - Pop (Independent shop in Leeds)
'Holloway' Bag - Radley
Lipstick - Revlon 'Spiced Brandy'

My mum bought me the American Apparel Disco Pants for Christmas so this was my first outing in them. I've been debating them for a while but I've tried them on a few times before and seemed to be between sizes and after my bad experience with the Topshop dupes I resigned myself to the fact that those super shiny leggings just weren't for me. I finally settled on a size and I now couldn't be happier, they are so comfy, they really do suck you in and they are such amazing quality! If you are between sizes, definately go for the smaller size as I find these have stretched loads already.

This jumper was another Christmas present from my mum (Isn't she lovely) and I love how long and slouchy it is! I'm not confident enough for the whole 'top tucked into disco pants' ensemble so I love that this gave me suitable bum and thigh coverage! I bought it from the tall section in Topshop as I do with most tops/jumpers so it is nice and long.

And now for a few family snaps...

Me and Mama Sav

Beautiful Baby Lily

Myself and the yummy mummy

Christmas cuddles with Lily

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. I've been working none stop but I'm off for new year so can't wait to relax and catch up with friends over a tipple or two thousand! How did you all celebrate the festive period?

PS this is my last Christmas post I promise!


Saturday 8 December 2012

The Holiday Tag!

Ok Im sorry but I cannot resist ANOTHER christmas related blog post! I literally cannot think about anything else at this time of year, I am filled with the joys of the festive season. I saw Fleur from Fleur De Force recently do 'The Holiday Tag' on her YouTube channel and I just knew I had to give it a go too, minus the talking to a camera obviously!

1) What's your favourite holiday nail polish? 

I actually purchased this only today but already I can tell Barry M's 'Red Glitter' (LOVE the original name) is going to be a firm favourite of mine this Christmas! It is completely opaque glitter in just 2 coats and will be perfect for when I go out to my work Christmas party next saturday.

2) What is your favourite holiday movie?

I find this question pretty much impossible to answer with just one film so I am going to have to say it's a toss up between Home Alone, Love Actually and The Holiday; All of which I have already watched this year!

3) Share your favourite winter accessory.

I love fur collars this winter, just as I did last year as I think they add a bit of glamour to any outfit. I'll throw one over my coat for a smarter look or just over a cardigan for a bit of extra warmth and texture! I have 2; both bought from H&M recently!

4) Describe or show your favourite tree ornament. 

As most of you know, this is myself and Andrew's first Christmas in our house so we have had to buy all our tree decorations from scratch. We have bought loads of little individual ones I absolutely love but by far my most favourite are the beautiful personalised ones we ordered off Ebay. They add such a personal touch to the tree and we can bring them out year after year.

5) If you could have one wish come true this year, what would it be?

My one wish this year is that I can worry about money a little less; I know money isn't everything but it would be so nice to be able to have a little extra money left over at the end of the month to save for something special.

6) If you could kiss one celeb under the mistletoe who would it be?

Okay, this is literally IMPOSSIBLE for me to pick just one as I am a total psycho pervert so I am simply going to have to share with you all my celeb top 5. Brace yourselves...

1- Francis Boulle - He can take me for a ride on his skateboard any day.
2- James Arthur - His voice is like sugar.
3- Dougie Poynter - Probably the most beautiful human being to ever walk the planet.
4- Michael Cera - Supergood not Superbad. 
5- Justin Bieber - Have you seen him recently???

7) What's your new year's resolution?

It's the obvious one and everyone says it but I really want to lose some weight; I wish I was one of those people who just ate food to survive, alas I love food. I also want to have a bit more of a life, I don't really go out or do anything, mainly because of my lack of money, but it would be nice to get out and do more.

8) What keeps you going during the "holi-daze"?

Work, work, work. I am very lucky to be in a job I really enjoy and work with such a lovely group of people; I think it's rare to find a job where you like every person you work with and actually enjoy being at work. As you all know I work at Office Shoes and I really enjoy meeting the customers and obviously, buying shoes! It is our Christmas party next saturday, and after last year's occurances I can only begin to imagine what will happen this time! (Hi Lauren if you are reading this; BLOG STALKER.)

9) How do you celebrate the holidays with your family?

We all go to my Aunty's on Christmas day and I am sooooo excited this year as it is baby Lily's first ever Christmas! I cannot wait to give her all her pressies and have some Christmas cuddles!

10) Favourite holiday song?

All I Want For Christmas Is You. Obviously.

11) A childhood photo of you at Christmas.

Me and My Mum Christmas 1992

Me and My Mum Christmas 2010

12) What's your favourite winter candle scent?

My new favourite winter candle is 'Apple Cinnamon Wreath' by Yankee Candle. Some of them smell so sickly but this one is so yummy!

13) What's your favourite holiday candy?

It isn't really specifically a Christmas chocolate but I am completely addicted to M&S Creme Brulee white chocolate. It tastes like a posh Caramac if any of you remember those? So good!

14) What's your elf name? (Favourite nail polish + first pets name)

Red Glitter Steve. Wow. 

So that's the end of the tag! If you do it as well then please send me the link as I love reading anything Christmas related! I'd also just like to congratulate Hannah from Cosmetic Crave who won my Mac lipstick giveaway earlier this week. Thankyou to everyone that entered and I look forward to doing more giveaways in the future!


Sunday 2 December 2012

A Little Sunday Catch Up & A Lot Of Christmas Cheer

Ahh guys it's been so long! Work has just been crazy, crazy, crazy of late so I haven't had chance to blog in well over a week! I've been extremely tired and just haven't felt the urge to write so I thought it was better to wait until I was feeling more relaxed rather than churning out some crap I clearly wasn't enjoying writing. This is just a little photo update post before normal blogging resumes this week; Me and Andrew went and bought our first ever christmas tree together today and we have spent all day dressing up the house and making it look full of festive cheer!

Andrew with our tree, we bought a Nordman Fir if you are interested!

The best thing ever. M&S smoked red leicester cheese bake for a bit of energy!

Our very own bauble collection.

The tree in all its glory.

An array of festive fragrances.

The finished tree with it's star on top.

Obviously there had to be a special little guest.

It isn't Christmas without Home Alone!

Beautiful Christmas garland and wreathe and of course a bit of Buble.

Curled up on the sofa in comfy Christmas PJ's and the new Christmas cushion.

My new favourite Yankee Candle; Apple Cinnamon Wreath.

I've had such a lovely day relaxing and making the house all lovely and Christmassy. It feels so good to be back on the blog and I can't wait to do more festive posts over December, my love for Christmas is just insane. If there's any posts you'd like to see from me please don't hesitate to let me know as I'm really struggling for inspiration at the moment!