Winter Blues

Happy (belated) Christmas to you all and a merry winter! I hope Santa spoiled you with gifts and love galore. You may have noticed I have been slightly absent over the December period so my blog is looking a little bare. Truth be told, December has been a bit of a rough month for me, beginning with me having my wisdom teeth removed and ending with a short but strong bout (check) of gastritis. In between being sick as a dog, I began a part-time job and crammed in seeing as many family members and friends as I could in the run-up to Christmas (this included a lot of travelling across the UK) so I really didn’t have any time to sit down at my laptop and write anything. Honestly, I have really missed writing and blogging but sometimes its does the mind and body good to take a little break. It might be a bit of a taboo subject but I always like to be honest, in reality, it can be quite difficult to maintain my blog when it doesn’t provide me with any income. In an ideal world I would be making some kind of profit for all the work I put in, which by the way is quite a lot, but as I don’t, it leaves little time to focus on blogging and more time spent in the money-making world.

Anyway, rant over, hopefully this year I will be able to create a decent balance between the two!

I am loving this navy blue winter coat from New Look right now. There is something about a long-length, straight-cut coat that makes a woman feel powerful, as if you’re about to head to your office in downtown Manhattan (is it just me, or do you feel the same?). I had my eye on it for some time but resisted he urge to buy it as I just knew that New Look would stick it on their winter sale racks in good time, and that they did!

Perfect for this winter weather (it is literally FREEZING here in London at the moment) and chic enough to go with anything, I think this will be in my wardrobe for a few years to come.

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Coat-New Look

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Jeans- Zara

Bag-Primark

Shoes-New Look (old, similar here)

Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples

Faux Fur Love

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Its official, I am in love with my faux fur coat! 

Well, winter has definitely been thrust upon us in London which means freezing cold hands,feet, face, ears…basically just everything for me.

 Oh joy.

However, not all is lost and I am in fact, a little partial to a cold winters day/night so long as its not accompanied by torrential downpours and blistering winds, which of course never happens in England…

Possibly the only good thing about winter (besides having a valid excuse to spend evenings in doors, with your heating turned up to full blast and shoving your face with an unholy amount of junk food to add to your `protective winter layer *ahem*) is that you call pull out all of your favourite winter clothes. For me, thats everything and anything that has enough thermal layering to keep a full-grown hippopotamus snug. Because I get soooooo cold. Thats where this ASOS faux fur coat comes out to play! Not only is it unbelievably warm but its super `this season` too. Yassss ladies, faux fur is in and freezing cold nips are…err…out.

But seriously, I love it so much! My jeans are from River Island by the way- one of THE ONLY places I will ever buy my jeans from. I find it so hard to find jeans that actually fit properly and are simultaneously flattering as I have such odd-shaped legs! But River Island (and on occasion, Toyshop) never seem to fail. Despite being `skinny jeans` they’re actually incredibly stretchy so I can still wear them AND maintain full circulation in my legs. Double points!!

Happy wintering y’all!

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Faux Fur Coat- ASOS, (sold out, similar here)

Jeans- River Island 

Boots- New Look, (sold out, similar here)

Sunglasses- Bought from Morocco

Feeling Floral

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So New Look just upped its summer outfit game!!

Whilst out and about picking up a few groceries this weekend, I decided to pop into my local New Look to see if I could find something I could quickly throw on as I had (yet again) dressed completely inappropriately for the weather and had worked up quite the sweat! This cute little floral number was practically calling out to me as I browsed through their summer collection and was the bargain price of £20!! Twenty bleeding pounds! I’m a huge fan of off-the-shoulder dresses and tops (incase you hadn’t already noticed!) their so feminine and just perfect for summer.

As the material is pretty loose, I would pick up a dress size or two smaller than your normal size, I’m a size 8-10 generally but had to pick up a 6 in this number to get a bit more of a fitted look.

You can thank me later!

Dress- New Look

Shoes- ASOS

Bag- Radley London

Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples

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Cream colored coat obsession

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Hello from London, where it is currently a freezing 3 degrees and my fingers are so cold that typing this has started to feel like an olympic sport.

 As you are probably aware by now, I have a little bit of an obsession with Coats and Jackets or anything that looks like it could be worn as a coat or jacket..

So…

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I picked up this gorgeous creamy beige Coat in the Zara January sales at an absolute bargain price of £29.99 and I’m kind of still high-fiving myself for it now. Not only is it a classic piece but when I slip it on, I feel like I’m being hugged by a big wooly bear (not the Revenant kind, the snug kind).

Zara have an amazing sale on right now, like, literally, AMAZING so I would highly recommend you take a look if you fancy nabbing yourself some winter bargains.

I promise once it starts getting warmer, I’ll start blogging about something other than coats and jackets!!

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Coat- Zara

Grey T-shirt-H&M

Black Jeggings-H&M

Leather Bag- Zara

Boots- New Look

Scarf- Primark

Hat- Primark