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A chill in the air

7 Nov

November and December are perhaps my favourite months of the year. Ignoring the horrible cold I have, the icy conditions and the sleet that soaks right through you, it is the most wonderful time of the year. The shops are filled with Christmas goodies, it’s acceptable to have a mince pie and Starbucks is the only place for a toffee nut latte. Fresh Christmas trees line the streets of my market town ready to be purchased and planted and the first blanket of snow can be seen.

November means it’s certainly too cold just for a thin jacket and my beloved snakeskin flats are replaced by riding boots, Wellingtons and every outfit comes with a pair of earmuffs or a bobble hat. Fashion at this time of year is so cosy and warm. Everyone is bundled up, stylish leather gloves and all.

There are so many beautiful items of clothing and darling accessories out at the moment that just make me excited to walk through the snowy lanes of Nottingham. Here are my 7 favourite pieces at the moment- one treat for every day of the week!

Parka, £179, NW3 Hobbs


Lace up courts, £159, Hobbs


Mustard cardigan, £19.99, Dressrail.com


Striped dress, £32.50, Dorothy Perkins


Fitzrovia wellington boot, £145, Hunter


Striped boot socks, £19, Hunter


Animal ears, £6, Claire's



The perfect bag for my lovely new Macbook Pro!

7 May

This is my first blog post from my gorgeous new Macbook Pro (thanks, Mummy). Whilst I’ve managed to find a case for my new little baby, I’m liking the idea of buying a new handbag for when my Macbook and I go out and about.

I like slouchy bags but I also want them to look grown-up for work meeting and the like so an overly fussy or cotton number just wouldn’t do. This mint bag from Dorothy Perkins is, quite literally, mint (a Geordie word for brilliant, don’t you know). It’s simple but the colour lifts it and makes it on-trend. If you’re not one for pastels but still want to try the trend, this bag is a brilliant start.

It comes in at only £25. Off to Dotty P’s I go!

Dotty P’s paisley print pretty!

28 Apr

Are you all enjoying the sunshine? I know I am and I’m loving being able to wear dresses every day again. My summer wardrobe and sandals have been banished from their hiding place and I’m now into full on bright colours and big sunglasses.

All this sunshine means I’m now looking for some new dresses to add to my S/S ’10 wardrobe for those picnics and summer nights out. I saw this paisley printed dress on sale on the Dorothy Perkins website and loved it! I love paisley print at the best of times but add in the peach and navy colours, as well as the crochet bib detailing and I’m more than won over!

This dress is in the sale from £35 to £20 and, by the looks of it, still available in sizes 6-22. What are you waiting for? Your wardrobe always needs a new dress!