Christmas Party Time – Blogmas Day 18

Yes people we all know it is almost ‘that’ time of year again and once again we are all preening for Christmas Party time to end the season for work and let the family time commence – well for some. For once I am in this bracket as I have Christmas off and will be spending it at home (family away and himself by my side!). Whilst I long for that special day of snuggling up with the dogs at our feet and watching old movies whilst getting merry I am also getting very excited about my work Christmas party this week. Now I have already put up pictures of what my christmas outfit choices are. However I thought it would only be right to put together a ‘dream’ christmas party look. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Christmas Party Time
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From the selection above I think my favourite items would be . . .

- Christian Louboutin T-Bar Nude Shoes

- Coast Dress

- Chanel Bag

- NARS Lipstick

Each item could be dressed up and down for many more occasions which is also an added bonus!

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#IMWAYR – Blogmas Day 15

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Blogmas Day 15 – can you believe it?! December is one of those months that always flies by for me. With all the festivities under way and planning for the actual day this month is one that is maximum stress (on the wallet also!) coupled with enjoyment – the line is fine my friends!

How are you getting on with your December so far?

Reading

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Still listening and I have to say the book has taken a turn for the better. To start with I was slightly irritated but it was my wrapping companion the other night and I really am enjoying the story despite it being über girly – but that is chick lit from Kinsella for you.

This week is the works Christmas party and there are so many options whirring around in my head. Do I wear a skirt and top, dress, trousers? First choice at the moment is skirt and top as there are a few options to choose from. Check out some items that are on the list.

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Queens Shell Top – £35 – Coast

Santy Knit Top, Top, Jumper, Winter, Fashion, Black, White, Monochrome, Coast, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Lace, KnitwearSanty Knit Top – £65 – Coast

Coast, Fashion, Winter, Skirts, Cannizaro Skirt, Black, White, Monochrome, ChristmasCannizaro Skirt – £75 – Coast

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Magna Trousers – £75 – Coast

All of the items are truly amazing but I just cannot choose! HELP!

Beauty

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As the cold weather sets in my skin seems to have an attack of the crazies and go back to the times of when I was an infant. It is never fun being lathered in cream in the bath but I am starting to appreciate the cool sensation as an adult. Aqueous cream seems to be the only thing that helps and I got a great deal at Superdrug so bought two big tubs. At £2.99 per tub and buy one get one half price I figured it was silly not to buy two considering the amount I use daily.

Life

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Date night this week was at home this week watching Lord of the Rings – I am eager to watch the films and finish them with thought of understanding a bit more of the Hobbit film number 2. The first Hobbit film was wonderful however I felt a little bit out of the LOTR’s loop! Despite watching them all a couple of times I have never really paid attention. Time to concentrate!

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After sleeping with the heating off for the past couple of months there seems to be a build up of mildew by my window so after scrubbing like crazy and warming the place up the room was moved around the sheets changed. In love with these sheets right now – lights went up too but pictures will be up on Instagram this week.

What have you been up to this week?

PRESS DAY: Debenhams SS15 PART ONE – Blogmas Day 13

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A couple of weeks ago myself and Catherine headed out to the Debenhams Spring/Summer collection launch and my, my we saw some gorgeous garments. Lots of pictures were taken and we also made some great contacts. This day was not only Fashion but Home also so this post is part one of two. Check out some of the great pieces that will be available early next year.

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Fashion

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Check out the intricate detail and up close it is even more beautiful than what you can see in the picture.

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Such understated beauty for a night out on the town.

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How wonderful is this pattern – it can be dressed up and down for day and night although if the weather stays cold in the spring months a thick scarf and coat might be needed as the fabric is quite thin.

Debenhams, SS15, Spring, Summer, Press Day, Comments, Fashion, Home, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Kimono, Black, White, MonochromeThis Kimono is one of my two favourite bits from the show – sadly the picture of the dress I like the best did not come out well so this is number one for this post! How wonderful is this set – just imagine the shoes that can be worn with it.

Nightwear & Sleepwear

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Both of these Kimono gowns were so delicate to touch and would feel fantastic on over a slip or sexy nightgown. My favourite of the two is the first as it can be matched up with a lot more.

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Cute right?!

Bags

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The colours are spectacular as are the designs.

Do you have a favourite?

Christmas Jumper Day – Blogmas Day 12

12 days in and we are half way through the month and so close to christmas with less than 2 weeks to go things have been kicked up a notch at camp Blog A Book (Work, Home etc!). Today is Christmas Jumper Day – if you have more luck than I did with the Save the Children web page you can find out how to get involved (even this late in the day!). All money raised today with Save the Children goes towards vulnerable children in the UK and Abroad. Many people believe that charity starts at home and that really is a scrooged way to think about it, however if you have it to give then do – well that is my take on it anyway. In aid of this giving day I have put together a collection of Ladies, Mens and Children’s jumpers that you can wear for the rest of the festive season.

Ladies First!

Women's Christmas Jumpers 2014
With many budgets in mind this selection has something for everyone – go on get click happy!

For the Man in your Life

 

Mens Christmas Jumpers
The selection of jumpers for men seems to be a lot more on the festive side this year than the women’s collections. Either that or maybe it is just where I have been shopping! The selection above is clearly the more colourful end of the spectrum rather than your regular sedate style of jumper. If your man will not go for a very out there style like the ones above there are darker less obvious versions available.

For the Kiddiwinkles!

 

Kids Christmas Bits
From baby’s first christmas to toddlers bits and bobs there is a variety of lovely snuggly items for the little ones to get trussed up in. Have you bought your little ones mittens and jumpers yet? If not check out the selection and much more available on-line and in stores now.

I am yet to buy my Christmas jumper – which one should I go for?