Lovely Surprises

02 December 2011

Woo Hoo it's December! Every day now begins with a little chocolate treat from my Thornton's Advent calendar. One day I'll have that super fancy Lancomé one from Selfridges. Though it's crazy expensive and it's a lot to pay for a 24 little tester sized products but you know, it would be nice right? However, I'd totally want a Chocolate calendar too because I'm greedy like that.

I always love a bit of a bargain and this dress is a recent favourite and if I remember correctly, it was about £16. I like basic dresses like this since they're fun to accessorize and I've been wearing pretty collars with this to spruce it up recently.
navy dress outfit Dress (Internacionale) Shoes (Office) Bag (c/o Motel) Necklace (c/o Gogo Philip) 
One of the things I had for my birthday last month were these boots from Office. They are the comfiest boots ever and if I'm not in my Converse these days, I'm pretty much wearing these all the time!
Suede booties
Unfortunately, my necklace isn't very visible in the photo but it was sent to me as a gift from of my favourite jewellery brands, Gogo Philip. You might remember a post from way back in the Summer when the earring version of the necklace was on this wishlist and my favourite earrings are still these prism earrings. So clearly, I was over the moon when these arrived through my letter box!
GoGo Philip goodies GoGo Philip goodies
The star necklace is my favourite. It reminds me of being little and going to Chinese restaurants with my family and making stars out of the toothpicks on the table (what Chinese/Asian child has not done that eh?). I guess the necklace is a lot classier than that!
hailey floral outfit
Jacket (H&M) Skirt (Topshop) Scarf (Market in KL, Malaysia) Bag (Vivienne Westwood) Umbrella (Fulton Umbrella-Amazon)
I found this picture of my sis, Hailey floating about on my computer from the Summer and had to post it, especially as the flowers go so well with the teacup above. This was taken a little after she arrived back from SE Asia (see here and here) which explains her golden tan!

I'm off to London for a long weekend tomorrow morning for my friend's birthday. I'm so excited. We're going to Winter Wonderland, eating cupcakes and generally having a merry old time! I will definitely be taking lots of photos so stay tuned. Hope you all have an awesome weekend!

42 comments:

  1. Love your dress! I love dressing up basics with accessories. I also love your sisters summer outfit! Have a good weekend. :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the dress too, perfect with the bright bag! I love your teacup (as well as the Gogo Philip jewellery!) Have a lovely time in London xx

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  3. Cute dress and lovely skirt! ;)

    kisses from
    http://thediaryofhowdoilook.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really like your dress and those prism earrings are gorgeous :) Have a lovely weekend, I went to winter wonderland last year and it was really fun! x

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  5. That dress looks amazing on you x

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  6. I saw the dress in Internacionale recently and thought it was lovely! It looks great on you!

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  7. What a sweet outfit your sister has on with those lovely flowers. Love the necklace. Hope you have a blast on the birthday adventure!!

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  8. loving sis' florals! How amazing is the Lancome advent calender! It is such a good idea! x

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  9. Love your dress - such a nice basic to dress up/down :) The earrings are gorgeous too x

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  10. Gorgeous dress! I'm actually really in love with those shoes. And they definitely look really comfortable.

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  11. I love the boots, & a gorgeous selection of jewellery!

    xoxo.

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  12. Love both of your outfits, the boots are really lovely and look comfy too. I love Hailey's skirt and the umbrella, I have one with pink trimming lurking around somewhere. I really need to find it because I keep getting rained on =(

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  13. A unique wedding ring sets in 24k gold will probably be less resilient to scratches and far more malleable than a ring that may be set in 14k gold.

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  14. that blue dress is so cute, and especially with those little booties!!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the dress and the boots. So amazing to find a great pair of shoes with heels that are comfy and stylish, something I always struggle with. Such pretty eariings!

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  16. I have similar dress in black! Lovely!

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  17. Cute! And your umbrella is truly adorable! :)

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  18. I adore your outfit! The dress is gorgeous and those boots look lovely! The star necklace is so pretty too - I love it all!

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  19. Yes, i actually want advent calender too! reminds me my childhood, hehehe...wow and i would die for that Lancome advent calender too!

    I love your earrings, they're soo gorge! And i like how put placed them against those pretty tea cups!

    Hope you have a wicked time in London!=D

    and happy holidays!!!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  20. Hey !
    Your outfit is super cute ! I still can't believe that that dress was only £16 !

    xoxo

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  21. really like the cute boots.. perfect for this winter!! xx

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  22. Winnie, youre always so kind <3 thank you for being so nice to me! you look as lovely as per usual. and your sister is so cute, too! horray for winter <3

    x jamie

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  23. You look lovely! Your boats are perfect!

    adelejoanna.com

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  24. Your purse is so cute! I also love your earrings. I wish I had my pierced ears so I could sport delicious earrings like those!

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  25. I love your boots. Both you and sister looks cute - Clear brollies are really common in Japan, we can get them in convenience stores haha.. we got like 3 -_-;; I love the shapes of your sister's brolly more - looks expensive!

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  26. Those boots do look really comfy - beautiful! And love simple dresses too :)

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  27. love your blue dress, loks so cute on u :)

    xoxo Daisy

    TheMandarineGirl.com

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  28. you receive the best presents EVER (no offense to my friends) lol where do you work, btw?

    and I really like your sister's umbrella! it looks like it really does save you from the rain hehe

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  29. love the sweater + the boots. what a great birthday gift. lucky girl!
    xx sylvie

    http://legoldenrose.blogspot.com

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  30. Mmm I miss the Thortons chocolate v___v
    I wish they have a Selfridge in Holland :o

    Your sister is cute ^__^ love her outfit and the
    umbrella!

    xx

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  31. I love that dress :)) I find these cinched-in waists very flattering, and I always feel like a princess with them haha! That set with the jewellry and the tea cup is also lovely, they go very well together. Hope you have a lovely time in London! and hey, I used to make stars with toothpicks when I was a child too XD

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  32. Super nice pics of you and your sis ! :)
    And the boots DO look comfy- and gooood! so thats like a jackpot ! :D

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  33. The blue colour is great for your skin tone! :)

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  34. So so pretty, love your outfit and the necklace works sooo well xxx

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  35. Love the blue and the black...so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  36. love your skirt..... oxfords are super cute as well.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  37. Love the pics of you and your sis - such stylish sistahs! That star is perfect -- going to check out the site now ;)

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  38. Beautiful boots. It is perfect for you.

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