First of all – MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! If you celebrate it, I hope you’ve had a brilliant day and have eaten loads of great food and spent it with your loved ones. Now that it’s almost all over, I’m sat in bed in my new onesie browsing through the online sales, so I thought I’d share my favourite items with you. I’m not planning on doing a lot of sales shopping this year as I’m buying a new camera next month and I’m also going to Fashion Week in February so I need to save my pennies. I might pick a few of these things up though.
On the fashion side of things, I think the sales are really good this year, especially in Debenhams and New Look. I’ve found so many nice dresses that I want which will be perfect for the spring and there’s also a lot of good shoes in the sale over on the Very website, I love these biker boots and I think they’re great for this time of year but will also see me through the spring. I’ve already ordered the floral pumps along with a couple of other pairs of shoes from New Look and I’m excited to get them! The H! By Henry Holland collection is one of my favourites. I love Henry Holland as a designer and I’d love to own one of his iconic House of Holland tees but until I’m loaded, this collection will have to do.
There’s not a lot of beauty products that I actually need but you know me, I’m a sucker for a good bargain. I’ve wanted to try Dior makeup for a while now and I might have to splash out on one of the lipsticks now they’re on offer on Feel Unique. Givenchy Ange ou Demon is one of my favourite perfumes, it’s perfect for nights out and this gift set is a bargain. I love the Too Faced blusher, it looks like the sort of shade that will suit a whole range of skin tones and who can resist the cute packaging? Finally, I love these lip and eye crayons from Seventeen at Boots and I’m hoping to be able to get my hands on them in store tomorrow. We’re going to be there for when they open, wish me luck!
Have you bought anything from the sales yet? Are you planning to?
I’ve recently started a new job where I get to wear what I want – as long as it’s black (and smart, obviously). I had to wear black trousers and a black shirt when I worked in Primark and I think it’s the most dull outfit ever, so I refuse to wear the same at this new job which is more relaxed. I didn’t actually own a lot of black clothing when I started so I’ve had to go out and pick a few bits up – any excuse to go shopping!
I’ve mostly been wearing trousers, either black skinny jeans (which I picked up super cheap at Tesco) or these jacquard print skinny trousers which were an absolute steal at £10 and are amazing for adding a bit of texture to an outfit. They’re smart but also stylish as well. I’ve been wearing them with knitted jumpers or my fluffy cardigan which I picked up in Primark for only £12. I wasn’t sure at first but it’s so snuggly and warm which is an absolute lifesaver when you work in a shop and have to have the door open at all times. I feel like a big yeti in it and again, it’s great for adding texture to an otherwise boring outfit.
I’ve been sticking to either black long sleeved tshirts under my fluffy cardigan or I’ve been breaking the rules (rebel!) and wearing a different coloured shirt under a knitted jumper, so you can just see the collar popping out. Skater dresses are also a great idea if you don’t want to wear trousers as they also look smart. I’ve got a couple with peter pan collars that I like to wear to work as well.
Luckily, I own a lot of black shoes. My favourite ones to wear are ankle boots (I have a couple of pairs from Tesco) and these brogues which were reduced to £12.
What do you wear to work? Do you wear a lot of black?
I love wearing a watch, I’ve spent far too long relying on my iPhone for the time and I forgot just how convenient wearing a watch is. I’m really picky with my watches as I don’t like to have anything that’s too blingy and I also have really tiny wrists so I can’t have anything with a huge face – I also always need to have the straps adjusted which is a pain and can usually cost up to £10.
I was sent this Casio watch from the lovely people at The Watch Hut and I’m so happy with it. It’s just the right size for my super tiny wrist, I was able to adjust the strap myself as well so it didn’t cost me a penny. It’s water resistant, so I don’t have to worry about splashing it when I’m washing my hands although I do always take it off when I’m having a bath, just in case. I also love that it has a digital display because it’s so much easier to tell the time off it at a glance. It also has a stopwatch and a timer on it which has come in handy when I’ve been cooking/baking!
I’ve been wearing this as my everyday/casual watch and I’ve had a couple of people comment on it and say how much they like it. I love the burgundy colour as it’s great for this season and it’s also one of my favourite colours which is convenient!