24 Dec 2015

Topshop Sale Picks

Stripe Marabou Feather Jacket - £150/£75 (click here to view)
Check Belted Wide Cropped Trousers - £55/£32 (click here to view)
Metallic Leopard Print A-Line Skirt - £36/£20 (click here to view)
Tie Neck Long Sleeve Top - £18/£10 (click here to view)
Inverness Wool Blend Pinafore Dress by Unique - £185/£95 (click here to view)
Rhinestone Mixed Shape Ring - £8.50/£4.25 (click here to view)
Suede Eyelet Shell Top - £55/£25 (click here to view)
Mongolian Shearling Stole - £75/£35 (click here to view)
Reveal Cutaway Sandals - £56/£30 (click here to view)
Abolone Circle Hoop Earrings - £8.50/£4.25 (click here to view)
Leather Jumpsuit - £185/£110 (click here to view)
Suede Button Tab Skirt - £75/£35 (click here to view)
Heart Applique Underwire Bra - £22/£10 (click here to view)
Heart Applique Mini Knickers - £10/£5 (click here to view)
Premium Shearling Biker Jacket - £550/£350 (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

20 Dec 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ Happy Sunday! How are you? I hope you're all doing well :) It's been exactly a week since I last published a post. Forgive me. I guess I could apologise for my absence but I've decided not to as truth be told, I just didn't feel like blogging. Simply because I've been having too much fun engaging in this season's festivities with family, friends and work colleagues. After all... 'Tis the season to be jolly. 

In today's post I will be showing you guys what I wore to my work Christmas party, which was held at Bodo's Schloss, in Kensington. There were a few optional dress codes for the evening including Après-Ski, Lederhosen and shoulder-pads disco (70s style?). Call me a bore but I wasn't particularly fond of the idea as I'm a sucker for all of that glitz and glam. I just love the process of getting ready for a night out, slipping into my dress and heels and admiring the end result in the mirror. Typical women, eh?

My dress is from a brand called Chi Chi who I discovered whilst browsing ASOS, and which is where I purchased it from, for £80. Unfortunately, the dress is no longer available on the ASOS website. However, you can still view or purchase it on Chi Chi's website by simply clicking here. What do you guys think? Also, please excuse the poor quality of these photos as they were taken at night. X

 

Ciao ♥ Xx 

13 Dec 2015

Christmas Gifts - For Her

Soap & Glory It's The Whole She-Bang - £60/£30 from Boots (click here to view)
Olivia Burton Big Dial Bracelet Black Dial & Rose Gold - £95 from Goldsmiths (click here to view)
FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera & 10 Shot Bundle - £64 from Currys (click here to view)
Games of Thrones: Seasons 1-4 - £39.99 from HMV (click here to view)
Clinique Sonic Clean & Sculpt Skincare Gift Set - £90 from John Lewis (click here to view)
My Burberry Festive EDP 50ml Limited Edition - £65 from Burberry (click here to view)
New 2015 Kindle Paperwhite - Wi-Fi - £109.99 from Argos (click here to view)]
Magimix Inissia Summer Sun Coffee Machine - £89 from Nespresso (click here to view)
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette - £40 from Selfridges (click here to view)
Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set - £56.95 from Beauty Bay (click here to view)
Red Agate Fire Cracker Stud Earrings - £42 from Ottoman Hands (click here to view)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator - £28 each from Net-a-Porter (click here to view)
Leather Messenger Bag With Closure - £79.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Ray-Ban 3447 Round Metal Sunglasses Demigloss Brushed Bronze 167/68 - £123 from Sunglasses Shop (click here to view)
Nutribullet - £79.99 from Currys (click here to view)
Diptyque Scented Candle Set 3x70g - £80 from John Lewis (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

8 Dec 2015

Secret Santa Gifts - For Him

Ciao ♥ As mentioned in my last post, I've decided to dedicate the next few weeks to providing you guys with lots of ideas for stocking fillers, his and hers and Secret Santa gifts. In today's post I've put together a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts for him. All items are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. Two of these products are currently reduced so do keep in mind that at the time of you viewing or purchasing, these might return to its original price. Happy shopping!


Sudoku Toilet Roll - £2.99 from Find Me A Gift (click here to view)
Campervan Key Covers - £6 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Desktop Mini Football Table - £10 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Scarf - £7.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Brisk Citrus Beard Oil - £6.99 from Boots (click here to view)
Grow Your Own Beer Plant Kit - £9.95 from Notonthehighstreet.com (click here to view)
Nivea Men Original Gift Set - £10/£8 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Scott & Taylor Teal Micro Squares Tie - £10/£7 from Suit Direct (click here to view)
Mr Strong Mug - £7.95 from Not The Usual (click here to view)

Ciao ♥ Xx 

5 Dec 2015

Secret Santa Gifts - For Her

Ciao ♥ I know it can be quite tedious hearing the same thing being repeated over and over again. I for one find this to be quite annoying so allow me to apologise in advance for once again expressing my surprise at how quickly this year has gone by. December has certainly come around a lot faster than I had anticipated. This is a thought shared by several of my work colleagues and friends who are overcome with festivity and a pinch of stress. The latter being caused by the fact that Christmas is in exactly 20 days and they're nowhere near to being done with their present buying.

Sensing that some of you are also stressed by this, I've decided to dedicate this month to helping y'all out, so fret your festive seasoned socks not. Over the next three weeks I'll be providing you guys with lots of ideas for stocking fillers, his and hers and Secret Santa gifts. In today's post I've put together a selection of goodies that I think will make fabulous Secret Santa gifts for her. All are £10 and under and can currently be found on the high-street or on online. Happy shopping!
Bramley Sprig Make-Up Case - £10 from Cath Kidston (click here to view)
Apron - £7.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Mice Spots A6 Day To View 2016 Diary - £8 from Paperchase (click here to view)
Chalk Mug - £6 from Accessorize (click here to view)
Twinings Tea Selection - £10 from Boots (click here to view)
Lippy Star Wand - £10 from The Body Shop (click here to view)
Burt's Bees Burts Originals Gift Set - £6.79 from John Lewis (click here to view)
Starbucks eGift - £10 from Starbucks (click here to view)
Yankee Candle Simply Home Christmas 6 Votives Gift Set - £6 from ASDA (click here to view)
Fanci Nesting Star Cookie Cutters - £8 from Debenhams (click here to view)
Real Techniques Mini Mus-Haves - £7.99 from Superdrug (click here to view)
Christmas Lip Duo Bullet - £10 from Topshop (click here to view) 

Ciao ♥ Xx 

1 Dec 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao ♥ Pinch, punch, first day of the month. Gah! I can't quite believe we're already in December. As someone who's always been quite conscious of timing, it's a tad scary to see how fast this year has zoomed past. Can time slow down already :/

If you follow me on Instagram, which you totally should by the way (like duh), you’ll know that I’m somewhat obsessed with turbans and head wraps. I honestly can't get enough of them. The only problem is that I can't seem to find many in the high-street or online stores. I know that Zara currently have two in stock including this black velvet one as I'm forever browsing online trying to find some. Do you guys know where I can purchase some? If so, help a sister out and let me know in the comment box. I'd be forever grateful :)

You've probably seen me wear this coat in a previous OOTD post. I've had it for about three years now, and for each of these years it’s been my go-to autumn and winter necessity, as it keeps me super warm. It's also given me the nickname lamby which I absolutely love. Cute, right?

(Top: Topshop // Skirt: Zara // Jacket: Zara // Boots: River Island // Turban: Zara)

Pssst! Over the next three weeks I’ll be posting a selection of Christmas related posts including gift ideas, outfit ideas and make-up looks, so make sure you keep your beady eyes peeled.

Ciao ♥ Xx