Winter Warmers Wishlist

A little while ago I was planning post ideas and I noticed I was missing something. I've got a lot of wish-lists, a lot of clothes I'm just dying to get, but one thing I'm yet to do is a winter wish-list. It's the kind of season that gets me all giddy over fashion. I feel like winter clothing is SO exciting, everything is super easy to dress up or down, It's the kind of season where everything is so cosy and cushy and who doesn't want to feel cosy and cushy? Over the last few days I've picked out just a few of my favourite bits to share with you and I feel like it has definitely inspired my wintertime wardrobe!

Coats

Until a few years ago I didn't realise I had such a thing for coats! I just feel you can never have enough, despite what my bulging wardrobe thinks. I am OBSESSED with this leopard faux fur jacket, in Edinburgh last winter I nearly bought an almost identical one and yes I regret my decision. I'm also loving that skater coat I found on ASOS, I think it has a Ted Baker vibe which I am all for!

Winter Warmers Wishlist #Coats

Jumpers 

I've already picked up a few jumpers while on my expedition to fuel my winter wardrobe and I'm so glad I did because Aberdeen is frozen! I love the first high neck one it's such a classic staple. I also think these are perfect to throw on over pretty much anything. I'm also obsessed with the cute pretty in pink number, it's a little less snug than the others but I'm in love with it!

Winter Warmers Wishlist #Jumpers


Dresses

Cute mini dresses are amazing to have in your wardrobe because they make 'dressing up' and 'dressing down' super easy. I have a fair few little dresses in my collection and I think they are my favourite pieces! I'm definitely more of a dresses and skirts kinda girl than I am trousers. I love, love, LOVE this cute Topshop number, not only because it's velvet (forever my winter go-to) but because its the kinda dress you can wear with silver tights and little booties then in the evening chuck on some festive heels and your good to go! I love that kind of mix so much that it will be my Christmas Day outfit. I also love the polka dot velvet dress, I'd style it with a little tight white jumper underneath - I'm crazy about that kind of layering!
Winter Warmers Wishlist #Dresses

Trousers and Skirts 

Lately I've been loving long wide-leg trousers, if I'm honest its a little difficult because I'm so short (but that's what heels are for). I'm all about that tartan-check trend, I like to make sure that I have a few super cool pieces that work for themselves if I'm having an uninspired day. These orange check trousers do just the trick! I also stumbled upon some less showy, navy trousers from Miss Selfridge - I also like to make sure I have a few 'easy to throw on' pieces that totally give me freedom. I can pretty much guarantee Miss Selfridge Petite will fit my little legs! It wouldn't be a wintertime wish-list without a leather skirt and I am OBSESSING over this ASOS one. I have a bit of an obsession with leather skirts, every year I almost always end up with a few more to add to my collection and I NEED to add this adorable burgundy number to it. 
Winter Warmers Wishlist #Bottom Half

Shoes

A key piece to keep in my wintertime wardrobe is a cute pair of boots. I spotted these AMAZING Vagabond lace up's on the ASOS site (how dreamy would they look with the leopard faux fur coat?). I love wearing something like lace up boots because they do an immense job of giving any outfit a bit of an edge. They are at the top of my Christmas list although, I'm not sure I can wait that long. Also, I came across these epic thigh high velvet boots which are also sitting pretty at the top of my Christmas list. 

Accessories

I've come to realise I am also obsessed with hats. I pretty much live in furry headbands this time of year but I've been dying to treat my head (and hair) to some cute new styles. The lace up beret is by far my favourite, I just love the way they look! Also, I've been really wanting a baker boy hat for a long time now and I think I've finally found one from ASOS that I just love!

Winter Warmers Wishlist #TheRest
1. Baker Boy Cap 2. Lace Up Beret 3. Cream Beanie 4. Vagabond Utility Boots 5. Gold Sock Boots 6. Over The Knee Velvet Boots 7. Silver Glitter Tights

I hope you enjoyed this style of post, let me know if you like it and what your favourite 'winter-warmers' are! 

22 Before 22


It's official. I've reached my 21st birthday (as of Wednesday 4th October). I've arrived at that stage in my life where I am formally addressed as an "adult", whatever that means. Although Pop Tarts and Unicorn Fruit Loops are my favoured snacks at the mo (because apparently I'm accommodating quite the unicorn collection). Should I be concerned that I've reached this stage at the unripe age of 21? I sure as hell hope not. To be honest, I'm more worried about my age-old rose gold addiction continuously having an impact on my life choices - copper toilet holder anyone? 

I don't know whether it's my growing obsession with unicorns, hitting that all important 21 milestone, finally realising I am on the perfect path (I hope) - or a mix of all three of the above, but I am super eager to jump head first into the only 21st year I will ever have. My new-found age spurred me to write a blog post - 22 things to do before I turn 22 (and you can personally tell me off if I do not stick to my word). I won't bore you with 22 explanations - just 22 goals. 

1. Earn a first in university.

2. Learn how to drive.

3. Finally go to a music festival.

4. Continuously improve my blog (and actually blog).

5. Read more books.

6. Learn how to ski/Go skiing.

7. Conquer one of my biggest fears - swimming in the sea.

8. Get back to a regular fitness routine/running. 

9. Volunteer with Women's Aid.

10. Learn how to make cocktails properly aka stop pouring the whole bottle in.

11. Intern with BBC/Channel 4 etc. in summer.

12. Learn how to waterfall braid my hair.

13. Take more photos.

14. Learn how to play cards.

15. Explore the Isle Of Sky in Scotland.

16. Up my baking game. 

17. Introduce my boyfriend (Benny) to the happiest place on earth; Disneyland Paris.

18. Finally write down all my travel aspirations. 

19. Go on more double-dates.

20. Learn how to make pancakes.

21. Go to a Speakeasy so I can finally hush about my 1920s obsession. 

22. Visit Dublin (uh hello, £15 return flights). 

Lemme know your thoughts on my goals and If you have created a similar list. Speak soon lovelies x

 

                                  

All The Stationary


At the beginning of a brand new academic year, I feel the urge to get a little bit more organised. I get a sudden desire to splurge on pretty notebooks, pastel pens and endless sticky notes that sit delightfully on my desk. My fondness for all things stationary stems from an earlier time and has forever ingrained my workspace - and bank account. Although rose-gold and copper everything may not instill a new found intellectual head space, they create harmonisation in my surroundings which is essential for my happiness. I blame my mum for my desire to decorate although I'm not sure that is such a negative thing. I absolutely adore selecting colours and seeking out themes, there is something so satisfying about having a new stack of perfectly coordinated stationary. As I've grown older my love has expanded and I have found new ways of using stationary in my (young) adult life, In particular, university. Nothing brightens up a textbook like puppy page markers!

My little splurge at Kikki.K spurred me to share my findings with you, by chance that you're beginning a new academic year or if you're just as obsessed as I am with stationary.

Kikki.K Love Life Wall Calendar

Kikki. K Monthly Planner

Kikki. K Life's Little Stickers

Kikki. K Personal Monogrammed Planner Medium

Anthropologie Modern 2018 Planner

WHSmith Puppy Page Markers (Out Of Stock Similar Here)

Busy B Page Markers

Wilkinsons Strawberry Sticky Notes

Stabilo Pastel Highlighters

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July | Monthly Round Up


Oh, hello there! Today I thought I'd chit chat about the glorious month of July, I feel like I've neglected my blog lately but fear not, I have rounded up my favourite bits to share with you. Perhaps you can blame Love Island for the overdue monthly chatter. 
Travel: Although I happily moved back home a little while ago - Newcastle is simply not London. It is directly absent of the hustle and bustle, but being the escapist I am, I thought it was totally appropriate to hop on the train and stop off at my favourite metropolitan city. So much so, I dropped by twice! A little bit of retail therapy in Oxford Street, indulging on pizza and spending hours wandering was just what I needed. After calling in central London, myself and Benny were away for the weekend in Windsor, my afflicted body thought to generously award a fourteen day long migraine. Talk about timing! Although initially I was worried I'd end up being in total agony, getting a bit of rest in the countryside was just what the doctor ordered! There's something I love about fleeting to the countryside. The long, scenic roads, Inn's that feel like home and peace and quiet. That and the six hour driving block of empty time to chit chat, giggle and simply enjoy each others company. We filled ours with donuts and babbling utter nonsense (the good kind)! On a side note - ahem, prepare for lovey-doveyness. Being someone who is wanting to please people I stumble upon past moments and the devastating emotions I encountered when taken advantage of, the confusion of unreciprocated behaviour and fear of friendship as a result of unwarranted bitching. Having had lots of thoughts recently about friendship - It definitely made me realise I'm actually pretty lucky to have a boyfriend in which I feel none of the above. Although we bicker almost, pretty much everyday I sincerely think celebrating love is one of the loveliest things! 
Food: Although In my previous Monthly Round Up I acknowledged the lack of sugar consumption - July was the total opposite. Tying in a little to the previous post, Ice cream continued to fill a sugary sweet hole and is almost always at the top of my to-do list. I filled a lot of my month tucking into pizza, with The Herb Garden sitting pretty (literally) at the top - most definitely one of my favourite go-to's in Newcastle. I also visited Coppa Club at Tower Bridge, had an amazingly lovely romantic meal in Windsor, sipped on strawberry lemonade, and indulged on my mum's yummy raspberry ripple birthday cake!
People: Sometimes It's surprising how life's timings work out. In the midst of turmoil - a university offer rolled around. I was soon propelling ahead to perhaps, what might be the most exciting time. Not only that, but having already conflicted feelings in regard to friendships, I was (am) ridiculously excited and sense I am finally on the right path. I suppose what I am trying to say is people move on, friendships move on and I wish happiness to all those in my life but perhaps I've learnt who to keep close.
Yes - that is August in a tightly knit package! Naturally, I'm a little bit nervous about posting this, I don't think I have chatted about feelings and emotions regarding friendships before. Pop a comment if you would maybe like a longer, more specific post on that topic. Anyway, I wish for happiness and plenty of yummy sugary sweet ice cream treats in August! Maybe a little bit of interior shopping too for my move to Aberdeen.

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