Saturday, 30 November 2013

ASOS Xmas Wishlist


This is the second of my Christmas wish lists. The first being from Topshop. I had a pretty big list from there and I tried to limit myself on this one. ASOS is one place where I end up having a huge wish list all the time! It's great that it has the 'saved items' page and it shows you when things go down in price -very dangerous! But it means I check it regularly to see if I can justify treating myself!  


Here's a few things I've got my eye on...

ASOS Xmas Wishlist


1. I love the colour of this Skater Dress I think it's really Christmassy too without going for the obvious red. I have a few plum lipsticks that will really go brilliantly with this and it can be worn day or night. A total investment if you ask me!

2. I'm terrible at shopping for coats, they just swamp me! I like them to have a hood too as I don't like carrying around an umbrella. I think this Duffle Coat could look cute... I'd have to try it.

3. I love this Shift Dress, it took me a while to narrow down a colour as it comes in black, navy and green too which are all lovely. But red seemed the most fitting given the season. It's sold out in my size in every colour at the moment so I will have to wait and see if Santa can pull any strings and have it waiting for me under the tree!

4. Another wintery item that I'm not great at buying is a jumper, or basically anything practical and warm! I just don't like being too stuffy! But this cross back Jumper is quite nice and not too bulky. I think this is one I could work with!

5. Ohhh how I love a Bodycon! The black panelling on this is so flattering and it makes a plain red dress  that little bit more interesting. This also comes in nude but I have a similar nude dress from Quontum that I've worn to death and again, the red seemed right for the season. Though this is probably more for New Years Eve or Xmas parties rather than Xmas day with the family!

6. I've had my eye on these Ankle Boots for a while, I'm just not 100% sure they are high enough for the heel addict that I am. I love the buckle detail though!

7. This Leather Shopper is a great size to throw all my bits and pieces in, I don't exactly travel light! I really like the colours of the polka dots.

8. I've started looking in the petite section for jackets as I've found a lot make me very boxy and are big around my shoulders now. This Blazer has lovely blue lining which can add a pop of colour if I want to add something to a plain outfit. It goes perfectly with my favourite pashmina too!



Is there anything from ASOS on your Xmas list?


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Winter Project | Favourite Winter Scent


Well, week 3 of the Winter Project, it's going quick!



When I think of winter scents I think of Gingerbread, cinnamon, apple spice air fresheners but nothing stood out to me.

I toyed with whether I'd make this post about perfume or candles, after a bit of thought I couldn't narrow down my favourite candle or winter scent as such. But one scent I always turn to in the winter is my favourite perfume. 


SO...

My favourite Winter Scent is without a doubt Christian Dior Addict. I've worn this for about 10 years now and I love it.



I never run out of  it as I have a bottle on standby and its the scent I carry around with me in my Travelo too.

I remember first seeing the shiny box it came in and thinking it looked pretty, then the bottle looked so luxurious, I just had to try it out. Then weirdly I remember thinking how nicely it sprayed out and dispersed, you could tell this was a high end perfume. Then the smell sold me completely. It has a lovely vanilla, floral smell to it and is really striking, I've not smelt anything like it.




It lasts all day and I love the scent it leaves on my scarfs and the seatbelt in the car!


I always get asked what perfume I'm wearing when out, which I take as a good thing!


It's about £36 for a small bottle which is totally worth it in my opinion.









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Monday, 25 November 2013

Topshop Christmas List - Want Vs Need





I'm so excited about Christmas this year! It's a month away! Can you believe it?! I'm feeling so positive lately and I can just feel this is going to be the best Christmas by far!


I'm going to be around some great people, we have some lovely things planned and I can't wait to give present to the people that have been a total rock to me!
I've also been told to have a look for what I want. While browsing in Topshop the other day I found there was a lot in there that caught my eye. So here's the first of my Christmas Wish lists.


Everything is from Topshop, some things I need, some most things I just want...
I hope it gives you guys a bit of an idea of what to get people or what you might want to add to your list too!
ooh aren't I helpful.....

Topshop Christmas List


1. So I started off quite sensibly, I need some more Leggings, I seem to buy a new pair every time winter rolls around as I get sick of living in jeans. Will I ever find a pair that don't go all baggy??! These Topshop leggings are practical, warm and Topshop is one place I always buy leggings from as the quality of them is great and they last a long time. NEED

2. Still staying relatively close to the need list, this lovely Satin cami. I got a lot of wear out of my bright pink one of these and as it's getting colder I'm wearing peg trouser a lot more on nights out. While they look great with a crop top, a tucked in cami is really nice too and tones it down so it isn't so dressy. I love this silvery blue colour too, I'm hoping it will make the blue of my eyes stand out. NEED 

3. I totally don't need this but I've had my eye on this lace back Playsuit for a while. It's gorgeous!  The back is really beautiful. I love nude colours and it has that elegance that can be a nice change from a little black dress. WANT

4. Now no wish list of mine would be complete without some heels and these Boots are amazing! They are the perfect height and I really like the lace up detail on the front. I can tell myself I need these cos I don't have any lace up boots (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! NEED

5/6. It's always nice to receive underwear as a present, as long as it's the right size. I've lost a lot of weight this year so I actually need to get some more underwear sets, I guess 2 sets might be a bit much to say I need them both so as I already have a set of red undies I'll say the 
Purple Set is a NEED and the lovely Deep Red Lace Set is a WANT

7. Like I said, I lost weight this year and I threw out soooo many pairs of jeans. I kept a couple in case I put it back on or for if/when I get pregnant again but I do need to replace a few. I loved my black Topshop jeans but hate buying the exact same thing again so for a slight change I decided these coated black jeans would be a perfect replacement. And totally on trend this season too! NEED

8. I keep reading such great reviews on Topshop Lipsticks and I have never got round to trying them. Apparently this shade Ohh La La, is a dupe of Mac's Ever hip which looks great and is very wearable! I'd get a lot of use out of it, does that make it a need?.... ok ok ok WANT 

9. My Current cross body bag has served me well, but I found that the lining is ripped inside. I find these bags so handy for going to meet my boyfriend for dinner or a quick drink with the girls, it's just handy for grabbing oyster cards and train tickets out of without digging around in a big bag. So this lovely leather black bag is just what I'm after.  NEED

10. No Christmas stocking is complete without at least one pair of knickers. I must say mine are usually more festive/novelty as my aunty always like to throw in something for comedy value but I stuck to the seasonal colours and when there's an offer like 3 for £10 you just can't say no! Underwear is a basic human right! NEED



Wow I seem to need quite a lot! I've always been told I'm a bad influence when shopping and can convince people they need to buy things they shouldn't! (it's more fun that way!)
Anything from Topshop on your list for Santa?


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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Favourite Girly Films


It's the time of year where more evening are spent cuddling up under a duvet with a cheesy film. Whether just relaxing or fighting off a cold/hangover (I think I can remember those!) Watching a chic flick is a perfect way to waste a couple of hours.

I'm not going to get all 'film critic on' you, so for proper reviews go to IMDB but 
these are just a few of my favourites...

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Bridget Jones's Diary
"No, I like you very much, just as you are"
How could this not be in here? I love this film! I think everyone can relate to Bridget. Whether it's just not feeling good enough, feeling paranoid, choosing the wrong men, or a problematic family member, there are so many things to make you laugh and cry at this film. The opening scene when she's in her pjs singing 'All by Myself' is just classic. And of course there's the fight scene, brilliant! I'm not usually a fan of British rom-coms but this one I could watch again and again. 


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
"Does Princess Sophia want to come out and play?"
This film makes me laugh a lot. Kate Hudson is writing an article for a magazine on how to date a guy so badly that he leaves you, while the guy in question has a bet going with his mates that he can make a girl fall in love with him. Naturally you know they're going to fall for each other and there will be loads of ups and downs along the way. Totally predictable, but sometimes that's just what you want. It's so easy to half-watch it too, which is great as my attention span is terrible! Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey aren't too bad to look at either!


The Sweetest thing
"You're too big to fit in here"
I find this one is even good for guys to watch, it's got that sort of male humour in there, lots of sexual references and rude jokes. It mainly focusses on Cameron Diaz (another reason guys might like this one!) and her love life, with the other girls in there for added comedy effect. The song about being too 'big to fit in here' is great and Selma Blair getting in a bit of a pickle when performing a sex act on a man with a piercing is very funny. Of course with all the silliness there's a love story which all good chic flicks need.


Mean Girls
"You can't sit with us!"
Picking a quote from this one was so hard! It is the most quotable movie! Inspired by the book 'queen bees and wannabes' it's about the groups at high school and how you can get easily led by the wrong crowd. I've lost count of the times I've watched this. It's another film we can all relate to, haven't we all been personally victimised by a Regina George at some point? 


Clueless
"She's a full on Monet"
A 90's classic that just doesn't get old! The wardrobe just makes you cringe yet love it at the same time. Cher's one liners are excellent and it has it all, family dramas, Fall outs with friends, boy trouble, and a young Mike from Friends, what's not to like?


Legally Blonde
"Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people just don't shoot their husbands. They just don't."
This film makes me feel so girly! It's all the fluffy pens, shades of pink and girly outfits. She is like a walking Barbie with a total heart of gold. I love how she is judged on her looks, and comes out fighting. I watch this a lot when I'm getting ready as it puts me in a really good mood. It's such a feel good film and Elle Woods has a great wardrobe to look at too! I really recommend seeing this in the West End if you haven't already, it's really good! 





This has put me in the mood to watch one of these now! Just which one?!
What are your favourite girly films?





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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Winter Project | Winter Accessories


So we kicked off last week's #WinterProject with a post on Winter Nail Polishes.

This week it's a chance for me to tell you about my Winter accessories. As I mentioned before I'm not much of winter person, so much so that I'm still in my summer clothes for as long as I can. Over time I just add some tights, boots, a jacket and then around this time of year I admit defeat and I have to start trying to be a bit more sensible as my body starts to go numb.

I just hate covering up a nice outfit with lots of layers ok!

So on top of my usual winter outfit, (either jeans/leggings based) I add a few extras. 

One thing I do look forward to digging out is my Accessorize pashmina. I actually have it in a few colours as I love how soft it is. I wear my blue one the most, I went through a phase of wearing this colour so much that amongst my friends it became known as 'Jenn Blue'
Although some might say £20-odd for a scarf is a bit much, I certainly get the wear out of them!

Accessorize Pashmina 


My French connection boots are a firm Winter favourite. In fact they are probably my favourite item in my wardrobe. They are suede at the back and leather at the front with a gold buckle and wooden heel. I have these in both Brown and Black and I totally adore them. When I get upset that Summer's over I tell myself "it's ok, you can wear your boots again!"
French Connection Boots


I picked up a pair of ear muffs in Disneyland Paris a few years ago and they are so cute! Little furry Mickey Mouses which are so warm and are only subtly Disney so I don't feel like too much of a child wearing them!
Mickey Mouse Ear Muffs


Tights and some leg warmers over cute boots is another look I go for in the Winter too. I'm also very fond of knee socks!



When it snows (urgh) I have my DKNY snow boots which have a welly like texture to them and some great grip on the bottom too. I don't wear flats so these are the most sensible heels I could find for the horrible weather!
DKNY Boots while walking Mason back in January!


I'm still on the look out for a perfect winter coat but each year I give up trying! I'm more of a jacket person anyway to be honest and I just layer up with hoodies and long sleeve tops!

Looks like this post was mainly shoe based... oops! I guess that means boots are my favourite Winter accessory! 


If you've taken part in the winter project too please leave your link!





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Monday, 18 November 2013

Bloom and Wild -Flowers through your letterbox!




I love sending flowers -I also love receiving flowers but that's beside the point!


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One thing that can put me off is the thought that the receiver might not be in to get them or if I send them to their work they then have to transport them home, something I have had to do before and it is a bit of a hassle getting on a packed tube with a big bunch of roses (I know, poor me...)


So when I saw that Bloom and Wild are a company that send fresh flowers not just to your door but through your letterbox I thought it was a great idea! 



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Your first worry might be that they would get damaged, not a problem at all, the flowers are so well packaged in a long  sturdy cardboard box and the buds are cased in netting while the stems have a little plastic cup over each end to protect them. They even manage to make them look pretty before even getting them arranged and in a vase, as they are wrapped in cellophane and tied with a purple bow. There is also a card with a note and details of the flowers in the box.



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The flowers picked for you are always in season so will be much better value for money.


The only thing you have to do yourself is arrange them but you have to do that with most standard bouquets anyway once you've trimmed the stems and put them in water.


All flowers really last the same amount of time from when they are cut, the difference is how long ago they were cut before you got them. They say their flowers last longer as unlike supermarkets and florists who have to go through stages such as being sat in warehouses and sitting on a shelf in a store, Bloom and Wilds flowers are cut, packed and shipped right away so your flowers will last much longer in your home.


My flowers lasted for a good week with the roses dropping first but the rest of the bouquet was gorgeous for a lot longer.





Prices start at £16.95 for a single gift bouquet so they are not only convenient but very affordable too.

They offer subscriptions too so you can treat someone (or yourself) to fresh flowers on a regular basis! You can opt to have them weekly, fortnightly or monthly which is great for the home or the office too. The fact that this can all be done online is another perk.



I really love this concept and I really recommend you give them a go if you are planning to send flowers any time soon!



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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

#theWinterProject | Winter Nail Polish


I was a little late to the party with the So project but I joined in the last few weeks and I really enjoyed it. It was nice having a subject there already for us to write about.

So now we have a new tag to keep us inspired. 

#thewinterproject has been started by Kellie with a lovely winter theme taking us through November to Christmas day. Seeing the line up of posts it makes me realise how close Christmas actually is!

I love this tag as I'm not much of a winter fan if I'm honest and this might be a way to take notice of the small things I enjoy about the season, who knows I might even be converted!


This week is about Winter nail polish.


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When I saw this was the first post  I was a bit stumped. I have so many favourite nail polishes and they can easily be replaced by a simple offer in Boots and a lack of will power! I'm so fickle!

But I narrowed it down to these...

Nails Inc Kate Spade -New York Noir
I Love a black nail polish, It looks better when my nails are a little shorter really and I always add a glossy top coat as for me black looks best when it's super shiny! This was free with Glamour this month which was great for me as my black was getting a bit gloomy so it was perfect timing!


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Barry M Textured Glitter Nail Paint -Duchess
I picked this up last week and have worn it mainly as an accent nail or on the tips but it's lovely as an all over colour too, perfect for Christmas. I love the pinky-toned glitter rather than the usual golds or silvers.


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Essie -Bahama Mama
This is a new polish for this season and it's a great berry colour. Annoyingly I prefer the colour it gives with just one coat but it needs two coats for a better coverage. It's still a nice shade for autumn/winter -just not what I'm after.

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Barry M -Mushroom
This is an old polish of mine that I rediscovered when going to buy an OPI shade that looked very similar. I often buy new shades almost identical to ones I already have without realising, I think that's why I have so many! Taupe colours are really in this season and I think this shade suits everyone.

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Revlon - 680 Revlon Red
One thing I love about Revlon polishes is that the colours are written on the top, it makes it so much easier to find them! I love a red polish but it can sometimes seem a bit much, especially when my nails are on the long side. But I think red always looks lovely on toenails and this is my favourite shade of red.

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If you are involved in the winter project please leave your link. I love seeing other people nail polish collections!








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