Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Cape

Winter is all about being cosy. I like snuggling under cosy blankets, hot water bottles and cosy socks. I wear jumpers for about 90% of the season, but I've been on the hunt for something a little more stylish. I've been noticing a lot of these capes around, and knew instantly I needed one in my winter wardrobe. I had a rummage through the Topshop and Miss Selfridge websites and made a naughty Miss Selfridge order including this cape, whoops! I saw all the different aztec capes full of colour, but I thought I'd go for something more versatile and wearable with more things. I spotted this black cape, with a subtle beige aztec pattern and fringing around the edge. I know it's going to go with so much and as it's mainly black, I can get away with wearing it with prints, like my dotty skirt! I added my newest faux fur stole for more detail too, which I thought worked really well! I loved my outfit on Sunday and was super cosy all day, it was more like wearing a giant blanket!

A, ♥

Monday, 15 December 2014

My Little Box by Fleur De Force

Every month I await my My Little Box delivery and even more so this month as I've been desperate to see what Decembers box would be! I've been thinking Christmas party, or a festive box of some sort, but I was so excited and surprised when I saw the box designed by our lovely Youtuber Fleur de Force!

I opened the box to find this. The most beautiful designed box yet and a doodle of Fleur herself! Covered in pastel polka dots, I lifted the lid to find a box full of lovely things inside...

My favourite items of every box, the most adorable and inspirational card. Wistful words, with a beautiful illustration. Another to add to my growing collection. Also, a lovely little read, the My Little World magazine, something I like to read in bed or at work. And this issue has a interview with the lady herself!

Inside a little pouch, a present for you. A woolly headband! I cannot tell you how long I've been needing one of these! My hair is always everywhere, and especially when I'm at home, spending time with my boyfriend or even blogging, my hair is ALWAYS annoying me one way or another.. my boyfriend's forever pulling it, I'm always getting it caught on things.. and this is probably the perfect present. I spotted the Pink colour on Jennie's post, but black with the prettiest gold is way more my colour! 

Omg. How cute! I've really been feeling crafty this month, and I've had lots of ideas about how I'm going to wrap my Christmas presents this year. I wanted cute string, ribbons, authentic labels.. and now I have all I need, with stripy string, sweet gift tags and lots of different tape in all sorts of designs. I can't wait to start wrapping my presents now!

Lastly, the beauty. This months box sees a beautiful smelling Cowshed body lotion, I've never tried anything from Cowshed, and I do love my body lotions, so I can't wait to give this a whirl the next time I have a shower. I was really excited about the Precious Cream, as I've never tried anything from L'Occitane before.. even if it is for anti-ageing! Probably my favourite piece from the box so far is the My Little Box's own red lipstick. Shock horror, I don't own a red lipstick or anything close.. the red lip really doesn't suit me, so I was super happy to see this sheer pink red lipstick, that even I could wear. Perfect for the upcoming party season too!

I always look forward to receiving my box, and this one is by far my favourite of them all. I adore Fleur, she's one of my favourites, I watch all her videos and her puppies are too cute too! I've really loved the crafty feel to this months box and I feel like she's put alot of thought into each piece. Definetely the best box so far 

A, ♥

Sunday, 14 December 2014

What Amanda Wore: Winter Fur

Cape: Miss Selfridge | Top: New Look | Skirt: H&M | Boots: Primark | Faux Fur Stole: Primark

I hope you've all had a good weekend! This weekend was crazy busy for me and my boyfriend. Besides being ill for the last part of the week with a terrible back ache, I rested Friday night and watched Christmassy films with my family, where my Mum watched Frozen for the first time! Saturday, we had my boyfriend's Christmas party, Las Vegas theme! We had a night booked in the Hilton (very swish!), so we rushed to the hotel after my boyfriend finished work and literally had five minutes to jump into my dress before we had to rush down for dinner! We had a really lovely time, got a little too drunk on Southern Comfort and stuffed ourselves with food! The next day we woke semi-early, went down for breakfast, before heading into town to finish off the Christmas shopping, and more importantly, the forgotten wrapping paper!
For an easy day, and because I knew it was post-Christmas Party, I took something simple but comfy to wear. A simple vest top and my dotty skirt, and I layered my new favourite winter accessoriy over the top. I've been wanting a cape for SO long, I finally found one I liked in Miss S! Paired with boots and my faux fur stole to jazz it up, I was ready for a day of shopping and a relaxing evening!

A, ♥