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Knee high socks and Bear Trapper hat | Review

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Today I went shopping with my mum, hoping to find some good deals in the sales. However, I came across a bit of a problem where as I didn’t like what was in the sale but loved everything that wasn’t reduced. This tends to happen to me. Maybe it’s because I’m not that bothered about rummaging around all of the messy shelves, or I’ve bought everything I have wanted last season – which is normally the case, then I see it reduced to half price in the sale and it does break my heart a little bit.

But today I found one item in the sale that I do really love.

You will know by now that I am a little bit obsessed with hats. Bobble hats, Bowlers, Davy Crocketts… You name the hat, and I will probably have one. But this is something that I haven’t got and have been meaning to purchase for a long time.

I have never known this type of hat to be called a Bear Trapper before! I thought it was a Russian or Deer Stalker hat but this is what TopShop has it down as and so I’m going with it.

Today I got a Bear Trapper and oh my, it is so cosy! I know we will soon be heading into spring but I feel like when you live in the North you can get away with wearing hats right up until August, and even then it’s still acceptable!

This was from TopShop, in the sale at £5 – I mean you couldn’t even do better at Primark, right?

I think it is absolutely adorable and would go with any colour hair/complexion – which I must consider at the moment as I’m planning on dying my hair !!Scary!!

I got some really nice long length jumpers today, which I’m hoping to wear with this hat and some over the knee socks.

I must say though, if you have 36 inch legs, it is very hard to find over the knee socks and these literally just come to the right place. I could possibly do with them being a little bit longer so I could maybe fold the tops down, but for £3 from Primark they’re great and are super comfy.

If you’d like to purchase the hat you can still get it in the sale online here.

Please let me know what you think of my find… and if you’ve also found something cute in the sale.

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Blogmas: Day eighteen | Christmas jumpers

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Every year on Christmas day, I normally get dressed up quite fancy in a cute little dress, or a nice floaty blouse. I love the whole idea of staying in and having a super cosy day but looking glamorous at the same times. However, this year me and my mum have decided to wear Christmas jumpers instead of a little dress.

You have no idea how excited I am for this. Don’t get me wrong, you can still look just as glamorous in a Christmas jumper, but the idea of being able to eat and drink as much as you can, and still stay comfy in the outfit that you’re in, is actually heavenly.

We didn’t want to spend too much on a Christmas jumper as you can only really wear them once a year, so we decided to hit Primark on our search.

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I found this absolutely adorable one, with cute little penguins and love hearts on it. It is super soft and super cosy, there is no doubt that on Christmas I will be hot hot hot! It is quite fluffy which I think adds to the Christmasy winter feel. I like how this jumper is quite subtle, however still gets across the Christmas vibe. I love how crisp and snowy it looks. It’s the perfect Christmas jumper.

My mum decided to chose something a little less subtle but equally adorable.

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For me this is so sweet! The Gingerbread men (and lady) have little buttons for their eyes and a pompom on the Santa hat. I just love this attention to detail, it makes the jumper that extra bit special. It is knitted and looks really good quality – I was quite surprised as it is from Primark, but they have some really lovely Christmas jumpers in at the moment. I think the gingerbread men is again, subtle for Christmas however very not subtle at the same time! It’s great.

What I also love is the tag that is inside of the Jumper…

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I just think this is so nice and adds that little extra something to the jumper. Although you can purchase it for yourself, it would also make a really cute present for Christmas too.

These are just two of many Christmas jumpers out there! But I adore them both and I really hope you like them too! Please comment below with your Christmas Jumpers, I’d love to see what you’ve been wearing x

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Purchase of the day | Primark, The 1975

Shirts – Primark – £12

I don’t usually buy anything from Primark, it’s one of those shops where they either have exactly what you want or nothing at all but when entering today, I couldn’t resist picking up these two shirts. They’re so floaty and colourful and not for a bad price either. I’ve noticed that Primark are putting their prices up, they need to make sure they don’t get ahead of themselves!

The 1975 CD – HMV – £4.99

HMV has gone awesome. I don’t know why or what has happened for it to go awesome but the one in my town has had a total transformation since the scare of it closing down. They now sell Vinyls in-store, have a huge choice of artists that aren’t particularly mainstream and are selling CDs from independent record labels. They’ve also started hosting gigs from local bands and have even had Goldblade perform there. 
Today I purchased The 1975’s album. I’ve been aware of them for a long time, they’ve played at festivals I’ve been to and even ones hosted in my home town but I’ve never taken time to actually sit down and listen to them. It wasn’t until T in the Park was on TV that I heard them properly for the first time and since then they’ve become this summer’s soundtrack. I feel like the album is litteraly a compilation of their singles with a few extras thrown it. Every song is ace!

No17 Blusher Brush – Boots – £2.99

I finally got round to buying a blusher brush today after needing one for a very long time. It’s amazing how expensive they are which did have a big impact on the brush I chose. This one was only £2.99 and compared to £10+ that the other ones were selling for it was pretty cheap – I’ll just have to see how long it lasts for…

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OOTD | Summer

Hat – MissSelfridge
T-shirt – TopShop
Kimono – NewLook
Shorts – Primark
Watch – Gift
Necklaces – Gifts
Not to mention the Bowie phone case, a Christmas present from my Aunty!

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OOTD [Fancy Dress?] | Beauty School Drop Out

I was supposed to post this up around two weeks ago now, but I totally forgot! Everything is a little bit hectic here at the moment. Anyway, enjoy 🙂

I went to a fancy dress party the other night with my family. We totally rocked the Grease look!
My mum dressed as Rizzo, my sister was Sandy, my dad went as Kenickie and I was Frenchy .We looked awesome.

My outfit consisted of:
A Pink Ladies Jacket (obviously) – Purchased from Amazon.
A bright pink wig, which surprising looked okay – from the fancy dress shop, Smiffys 
I stole a purple top from my sisters wardrobe. 
I had a plain black bandanna tied around my neck, 
Some white pumps (which I think were from Primark – I’ve had them for a long time now)
And my trouser leggings from Miss Selfridge! 

I also wore some false eyelashes (Natural evening wear, Ultra Glam) from Eylure. This make is amazing. They look so natural and the line that the lashes are stuck to is almost invisible when you glue them on. Even if you can see where they’ve been glued you can easily disguise it with eyeliner, if it doesn’t already look like an eye liner line – which is great! They stay on well and tend to fit my eye shape without having to cut them and they’re so light. Once on you can hardly feel them.

The Party was ace … Check out the photos!

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Purchase of the week | Primark

I can’t remember how long I’ve wanted a leather look jacket, but it has been for quite some time now and I feel as though I have forever been searching for the perfect one. It has to be a bomber. I’ve not really taken the the biker look … I think the zip straight up the front on a bomber is a lot more practical. It has to come in around the waist and the sleeves and I didn’t want it to have a hood. To me, this idea was the ultimate jacket. I didn’t realise how long it would take to find one! I must admit though, I was picky with the price. Begin a student I’ve been saving up my pennies for when I take that leap to university. Sure there was the ideal leather jacket online, but I wasn’t willing to pay over £80 odd for it, especially for leather look – I may as well have gone the extra mile to get a real leather jacket!

However, this search wont be taking over my shopping sprees any more. At the weekend I happened to stumble across the perfect leather look jacket in the men’s section of Primark. 

Not only did it have everything I’d wanted it to (no hood, tight sleeves, zip up the centre), it was so cheap!
There was about six of them, all XS and all reduced!
From £23 they were now down to £10, I mean, I couldn’t say no. It was as though they’d put them out especially for me. With it being so cheap I am a little bit worried that it might go all crinkly and get a cracked look to it. But we will have to see what happens and I guess for only £10 I can’t complain.
Lets hope it sees me through ‘til the end of the summer.

Have you had any deals recently? …. 



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OOTD | Collaboration of the High Street

Here’s what I wore today! It’s a collaboration of some of my latest buys and some not so new buys too!

Let’s start from the top:

The black hat (that sort of looks like a riding cap) was from Zara which I bought in November of last year. I thought it was different because it has ears, which makes it extremely cute and also has that Japanese fashion sense about it too which is cool …

The pink blazer was a recent buy from New Look. I’ve wanted a blazer for quite some time and this seemed to fit the bill that I was looking for! It’s quite thin which means you can wear it if it’s warm, but you can pair it with a cardigan too and it doesn’t look bulky. The length is perfect as it comes down to just below my hips.

Underneath the blazer is a grey cardigan from H&M. This is there for extra warmth but I think it really goes with the blazer too. I love this cardigan as it’s long and warm! However, it’s made of wool and can sometimes be a bit itchy <<< 😦 … But as the saying goes, no pain no gain.

I recently picked my dress up from Primark for £13. I thought that was quite expensive for Primark but as a dress is practically a whole outfit I think it makes up for it. I love the design on this dress, it’s all girly with pink, green and yellow flowers. Even though it is floaty it’s still quite heavy – so I wont feel as though I have to hold it down when going out.

The watch I’m wearing is a Christmas present given to me by my parents. I love this watch! Not only does it do it’s job of telling the time, but it also acts as a bracelet as the strap wraps three times around my wrist causing it to cross over giving a bangle effect. It also has gold studs all down the strap which gives it a little bit of bling and brings it to life.

So, that’s my OOTD … What’s yours?

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