Glitter and Velvet

Darker days and rainy afternoons equals photos in my bedroom, which I suppose is a nice change from that brick wall! Oh how little things change around here, those postcards and random posters have been on my wardrobe for about 6 years now. I just can’t bear to take them down because they all tell a story as they’re momentos from various events, birthdays and trips I’ve been on.


Blouse (Argyle Centre, Hong Kong), Skirt (Monki) Belt (New Look) Shoes (c/o Stasia)

You might recognise the blouse from this
HK post. I do love this blouse, it’s so batwingy and flappy and as you can imagine, wearing it is quite fun, well at least in my head anyway. When I was in Hong Kong, it was a little too hot in the Summer to wear it buttoned all the way like this, so I wore it unbuttoned, worn loose as a cover up. The skirt was bought on the same day where I found myself in Mong Kok and visited the Monki store in Langham place. Priced at about £10, I couldn’t help put pick up this blue and peach coloured cotton skirt with geometric print.
belt detail
The shoes were a gift from Midlands (yay!) based shoe company, Stasia and these blue velvet flats were definitely my kind of thing. Velvet always makes a come back in stores at this time of year so while I can’t quite decide whether I want to add a Velvet dress/boots/jacket to my wardrobe, at least my toes will be right on trend this Winter.
stasia velvets

This week I met up with a friend of mine from uni this week and she gave me a little belated birthday present (Hi Carly if you’re reading!). She told me that she questioned whether it was fit for a 25 year old when she added the Gingerbread man to the little package. Er, yes?! She knows me too well. I love a bit of kitsch and I actually have a gingerbread man hair clip among my treasures (see this super old post, omg how much has my blog changed and how much has my hair grown?). Funnily enough Carly was one of the first people I showed my blog to when I first began writing it, mainly because she was my housemate and I felt the need to explain to her why I had become such a recluse at the time!

little goodies
gingerbread ornamentMy friend actually MADE the gingerbread ornament which makes me love it even more. Plus she added a little Cath Kidston pocket mirror and this amazing OPI polish in Gone Gonzo. It’s a clear polish with micro blue glitter and larger silver discs which is hard to photograph, it’s super glittery. I wore it over the top of this Topshop polish called Jewel in the Crown (a gift off my sister Hailey) and it’s had plenty of compliments!
nailpolish jewel gonzo_edited-1 juicy jules

I also finally bought Juicy Jules by Models Own. So it’s safe to say that I’ll definitely be rocking the glitter nails this Christmas, they’e such festive polishes! Which reminds me, I better get started on this year’s Christmas shopping. Please tell me guys, have you started the Christmas shop yet?