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Blogmas: Day twenty | Home

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It is finally settling in that I am home and home for quite some time. This is such a good feeling, you have no idea!

Today I went and met up with my friend Alex. We went and did some last minute Christmas shopping in town and fell upon this AMAZING American Diner which I think has just opened up. I ordered a hot dog, which was super yummy, and we shared a butterscotch milkshake. It was like drinking pure ice cream. Sooo gooood.

We wandered around the shops and I was constantly keeping my eyes peeled for a party dress that I could wear on New Years Eve. I had previously bought one, but it was in the Black Friday sales rush and so I didn’t have time to try it on. I wish I could say it was too big, however when I got it home I couldn’t even get the dress over my hips! As sad as it was, I had to return it. I’m sure they should start putting more zips in garments!

Anyway today I found the perfect dress (the silly thing is is that it was in the petite section of Miss Selfridge AND a smaller size than my other one) sizing makes no sense… But I liked this one better so in the end it all worked out well.

I would show you a picture but I might save that until nearer the time… But definitely check out the Miss Selfridge sales, they have some gorgeous items in at the moment.

When I got home I decided to unpack. I always hate this job as I accumulate so much at uni, that when I come home I find I have no space in my wardrobes for it!

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Look at how jam packed they are – and that’s not all of my clothes yet! Streeesss…

Anyway, I feel so much better for sorting my unpacking out and getting everything back in their right places again. My mind is somewhat more at ease.

I’m seeing a couple more of my friends tomorrow to give them their Christmas Pressies! I can’t wait to catch up with them, I haven’t seen them in ages and they’re both so ace! Home is treating me well… I hope you’re ll having a good run up to Christmas too x

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Blogmas: Day nineteen | Winter night in

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Before I went to uni I didn’t appreciate the small home comforts, but now, coming home is like coming back to a life of luxury. There’s soft carpet, clean work surfaces, cushions on comfy sofas and a bath (you can even stick posters on your walls without the worry of getting fined!) All of this adds to the excitement of breaking up and means that I can now start getting super cosy.

Today has been the perfect snug winter day and I’m going to continue this into the evening. Here’s what my perfect winter night in consists of…

1. Roses

Roses chocolate are the taste of Christmas. I never really have them at any other time of the year, so it’s always special to crack open a tub and share them with my family.

2. Baileys

Baileys is the ultimate Christmas drink. It’s so milky and warm and tasty that it goes perfectly with a cosy night in.

3. Dry roasted peanuts 

Just like Roses I only have these at Christmas and so are a yummy winter snack for me.

4. Box Sets

It’s great just to snuggle up in some cosy Pyjamas and back to back a box set all evening. At the moment I’m watching The Walking Dead, but previous years it has been Glee, 90210, Vikings, Breaking Bad, Dexter… All programmes I would definitely recommend.

5. A bubble bath

Nothing beats finishing a night off with a warm bubble bath, especially when you only have a shower at uni, I look forward to coming home to a bath sooo much!

All of these make up my perfect winter night in… throw on some comfy pjs, a dressing gown and maybe take a comic and hot chocolate to bed and you’re away. How do you spend your winter nights? Is there anything I’m missing to make mine even more cosy?

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Blogmas: Day fifteen | Knitted winter wishlist

I have found some various knitted items around the shops recently that I am in love with! So I thought I would throw together a winter wishlist which might spark inspiration for your wardrobe to.

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This jumper just looks like the cosiest of things. I can imagine sitting in this in January, writing up my essays feeling all snug. For me at the moment, my fashion sense is quite baggy and over-sized. I just think this jumper looks quite laid back, but also very stylish. Something you can throw on without having too much to think about, however still look like you’ve made the effort. You can purchase it from TopShop here.

 

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I love this little roll neck. I think it is ideal for the winter months and can be put on on its own, under a jumper or dungarees. It is something that can be layer but is also a stand out piece on its own and I feel like every wardrobe needs an item of clothing like this. Again, it is from TopShop and you can purchase it here.

 

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I think this top is just adorable. It is a knitted Tshirt which is something you don’t see that often and I think it is gorgeous. I love the colour and neck line. It’s something for those warmer days but still thick enough to keep you toasty throughout Winter. It’s such a cute piece! You can purchase it at River Island here.

There’s a lot more winter warmers which I think are so beautiful at the moment in store, but these are my current top three! Let me know what you’re wrapping up in this winter in the comments below.

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Blogmas: Day twelve | What I love about Christmas

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I thought I would make a list of ten things that I absolutely adore about Christmas.

1. Family time

This is the most important thing to me about Christmas. Spending time with such special people and coming back from uni to a home where you’re loved.

2. Food

Every day on the run up to Christmas and New Year you have the excuse to eat as much as you like. There are chocolates and sweets and mince pies that you’re allowed to fill your tummy with without being questioned about why you’re eating so much rubbish!

3. Songs

I don’t know what it is about Christmas song but they always ignite that warm, cosy vibe of childhood memories and feeling safe and happy.

4.  Fashion

This isn’t just on Christmas day, but for the whole winter period. Scarfs, gloves, hats, jumpers… I just love how snuggled and wrapped up you get at Christmas time. Layering is always fun!

5. Weather

I don’t like the rain or the wind when you’re outside in it, but when you’re inside and you have your lamp on and it is raining outside there is something comforting about it. I have no idea why I feel like this… please let me know if you do too, but I sometimes like falling asleep whilst it’s raining. Then you get the crisp chilly days, where you can see your breath and pretend you’re a dragon, and everything smells fresh and new. I love those kind of mornings.

6. Happiness

Christmas generates smiles. Everyone is buzzing and happy and excited and it is just such a nice atmosphere.

7. Magic

Even though I know the Santa secret, Christmas is still magical and I love it!

8. Decorations

I love how every house is lit up and has a tree in the window or a Santa please stop here sign in their front garden. It makes the streets look so adorable and cosy.

9. Presents

I love to receive presents, don’t get me wrong, but I also love giving them. There’s something about getting a really good gift, hiding it under the tree and then watching the person open it on Christmas knowing they’re going to love it. Nothing beats that feeling.

10. Smells

I love how Christmas smells. Opening the boxes of roses, entering a house where someone has been baking or cooking Christmas treats, Christmas trees, presents – everything smells just delicious, and it only smells like this at Christmas.

What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Let me know in the comment section below!

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BLOGMAS

I am so excited to announce that I will be taking part in Blogmas this year. It is the first year I have decided to do this so please bear with me with uploading the posts and trying to organise/ arrange everything. But I am super excited about this and think it is the perfect way to get feeling Christmasyy!

I’m sure you do, but if you don’t know what Blogmas is, it is where you post a blog for every day in December about Christmas or winter. It looks so fun and I’m really happy to be doing it this year.

If you are also doing Blogmas please let me know – I love reading other people’s posts about Christmas! It gets me in the festive mood.

I am so looking forward to Christmas this year and I hope my blogs throughout December will help you feel christmasy too!

I will leave you with a picture me and my friend took at the rainy Manchester Christmas Markets this weekend… Do excuse the hoods!

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Until December 1st

xx

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Recent Favourite Buy | New Shoes

So here I am on the brink of going to Uni and what a better excuse than to buy some new school shoes? I found these beauties in the Trafford Centre’s TopShop and instantly fell in love. Since going to Kendal Calling last year and seeing everyone in their oxblood Dr Martens I’ve wanted some. However, I find Docs a bit clumpy for daily wear, great in the snow and winter, but for the summer I wanted something a little bit daintier. I hadn’t seen anything ‘Boot-y’ and oxblood that wasn’t Docs or wasn’t too bulky until now so I instantly had to take the opportunity and get these gorgeous lace ups. I think they’ll be great for trekking around Manchester!
What’s your recent favourite buy?

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