Cosy Christmas

Happy Sunday Ladies!

I hope you all had a great Black Friday Weekend!

Less than 4 weeks to go to Christmas! I cannot wait!! I absolutely adore Christmas. It is my favourite time of the year. I really do wish it could be Christmas every day, but my poor Credit Card will be delighted when it’s over!!

One of the girls asked me to do a post on long-sleeved dresses, so I decided to incorporate it into a Christmas Day wear post. Every year we struggle (well I do anyway) with what to wear on Christmas Day. It’s a day that you are spending with your nearest and dearest, and they will think you look great no matter what, but at the same time you want to look lovely as it is just such a fab day.

There are so many different family traditions from spending the day at home with just the family, visiting friends or even the Christmas Day swim, so while it’s important to look your best, your look also needs to be functional!!

I love jumper dresses at the moment. I got a fab one in Penneys a fewAnkle boots weeks ago, which I will be wearing on Christmas Day with tights and my much adored River Island ankle boots, similar to these, which you can buy here

 
Oasis has fab casual dresses at the moment; these are some that I love right now:

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Textured Flippy Dress – €50 – buy here

Holly Heart Dress – €50 – buy here

Pair these beauties with ankle boots and tights!

 

 

If you are more partial to trousers for Christmas Day, what about these lovelies from River Island:

PicMonkey CollageBlack and White dog-tooth Cigarette Trousers €55 – buy here

Green Floral Print Cigarette Pants €60 – buy here

Pair these with a simple black top, a statement necklace and some ankle boots. You can also wear them out with a pretty top and some killer heels afterwards, or dress them down for a shopping trip/casual Friday with some cute flats.

Don’t forget, if you are leaving the house at all, it is an opportunity to showcase your fab winter coat. Need some coat inspiration? Check out my post on Winter Warmers.

Let me know via the comments below what you will be wearing on Christmas Day.

As always, happy shopping!

xoxo

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Hand Maintenance

Hey guys

Hope you are all having a good week, it’s almost Wednesday, so we are nearly half way through the week– yay!

It has gotten so cold over the last few weeks; I’ve really been doubling up on the amount of Hand Cream I’ve been using. Hand Cream is an absolute essential part of my beauty routine, and even more so in the winter.

I always use it every morning and evening, and now I’m using it after lunch, and again in the evening when I get home from work.

As our hands are pretty much always out, they are really susceptible to the cold, and can get sore and cracked easily in winter especially.

These are my favourite Hand Creams:

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Soap and Glory – Hand Food. This stuff is magic, non-greasy and it just soaks right in. It also smells absolutely divine!

Nivea – Age Defying Q10 plus. This is such a great hand cream, and is probably my favourite overall. It’s light, plus it’s got UVA/UVB-filters – always super important for anti-wrinkle.

Sanctuary – Hand Cream. This is such a lovely hand cream, it smells just divine. I feel it’s quite strong on my hands, so I wouldn’t be inclined to use this during the day, but it’s lovely to put on if you are heading out. This is definitely my treat hand cream!

Vaseline Intensive Care – Healthy Hands, Stronger Nails. This hand cream is a brilliant all-rounder. It is lovely to apply and just soaks right into your hands, while also strengthening your nails – a win win ladies!

Boots is my go to place for all of the above, but they are all available in pharmacies nationwide.

Top Tip – keep several small bottles around. I’ve got one on my desk, one on my night stand and another in my handbag – so it is always there, ready to go.

Let me know if there are any fab hand creams that you have been using in the comments below.

Enjoy ladies

xoxo

Gifts of Love

Happy Friday Everyone!

It’s the weekend again (yay!), and that means shopping opportunities galore!

I’ve had a few queries on what are the best presents to get this year, so the below should give you some great ideas, and hopefully cater to everyone’s budget.

You can also take a look at my posts Watching Time and Bags of Style for some more inspiration.

Up first, the Tiffany’s Infinity Ring. It’s €170, and you can Buy Here – Who wouldn’t love getting that Blue Box!

Tiffany Ring

Next we have the fab Benefit Sweet Tintations gift set. A total bargain at €29.50, and you can Buy Here

Benefit Sweet Tintations

Any iPhone owners out there will know that a good cover is essential, but they also need to look nice! This Symmetry case by OtterBox is very cute. It’s £23.32. You can Buy Here

Otterbox Symmetry Case iPhone52

I love Daniel Wellington watches, and was lucky enough to get one for my birthday this year, so one of these would definitely go down a treat for Christmas. This Classic Winchester Lady is $175, and you can Buy Here

DW Classic Winchester Lady

Michael Kors..the brand is just phenomenal, everyone is raving about it. I too am a huge fan, and this Jet Set Multifunction Phone Case has taken my eye in a big way this year. It’s a mix between a phone holder and a wallet, and has all the essential compartments inside. Its €95, and you can Buy Here

MK Wallet Phone Pouch

Last but not least, we have a very reliable product – the Urban Decay Naked Palette. There are a few different Palettes to choose from, but they are all fab. This one is my favourite. Its €39.60, and you can Buy Here

Naked Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Bags of Style

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I trust you are all having a suitably stylish weekend.

At the moment (and pretty much always if I’m honest!) I am obsessed with bags. Cross Body Bags are my true  love right now. They are just perfect for everything, whether it’s shopping, going out, work or holidays, there is a Cross Body Bag to fit the bill.

They also make great presents (hint hint guys!!).

These are just some of my favourites at the moment.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Ted Baker OPELA

Ted Baker – Opela – €140 Buy Here

Skinnydip Popcorn Bag with Chain Strap

ASOS – Skinnydip Popcorn Bag with Chain Strap – €35.55 Buy Here

River Island Grey mini satchel

River Island – Grey Mini Satchel – €25 Buy Here

ASOS Love Heart Cross Body Bag

ASOS – Love Heart Cross Body Bag – €31.28 Buy Here

Watching Time

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
So, we have 6 and a half weeks to Christmas, I actually heard Fairytale of New York in a bar at the weekend! With Christmas and presents in mind, one of the best presents a girl can get, or gift herself, is a new watch.

These are a few of my absolute favourites at the moment.

Enjoy xoxo

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Michael Kors Runway Purple and Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch $225.00 Buy Here
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Marc Jacobs Baker Bracelet 28MM $225.00 Buy Here
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Marc Jacobs Henry Chrono Glitz 36.5MM $225.00 Buy Here

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Olivia Burton Winter Garden Burgundy and Silver £65.00 Buy Here

Winter Warmers

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely Halloween. Now that we are in November (I know, where has 2014 gone!), it’s really time to get our Winter Wardrobes in order. So, this week, I am going to go through my favourite coats for Winter 2014, I hope you enjoy.

Happy Shopping Ladies! xoxo
IMG_4798-0.PNGBershka Fur Neck Imitation Leather Jacket €45.99 Buy Here
IMG_4800-0.PNGZara Houndstooth Wool Coat €89.95 Buy Here

IMG_4799.PNGBershka Imitation Leather Detail Coat €79.99 Buy Here

IMG_4801.JPGRiver Island Dark Red Contrast Sleeve Faux Fur Jacket €120.00 Buy Here