Saturday 24 December 2011

Joy to the world...

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!

As usual, it's been a while since my last post (new year's resolution - blog more). However, this time there is a very good reason. I've kind of been busy falling in love. Completely unexpected but, at the same time, mind bogglingly brilliant. I'm so happy I feel like I could pop at any moment. So, in the spirit of this magical time of year, a few little letters...

Dear Christmas,
I love you. You are utterly magical and you're better than ever this year. Don't ever change.

Dear waistline,
What can I say? I'm sorry. You're distinctly bigger than you were this time last year and it's all my fault. Don't get used to it though. Come December 27th we're going to sort you out.

Dear Marks & Spencer pork crackling sticks,
You are partially to blame for the above. Don't worry though, I still love you.

Dear love,
Hello. You're back. And bigger than ever before. I'm going to try really hard to not let you go this time.

We're going to be seeing a lot less of each other, come the new year. I'm sorry but the time has come.

Dear 30,
You've been the best year of my life so far and we're only two months in. I can't wait to see what the rest of you has in store for me.

Dear bank account,
I'm sorry I've not been kind to you this year. I like Topshop too much. I promise to try harder next year.

Dear 2011,
You've been a strange year. Possibly the strangest year of my life. The last two months of you have more than made up for any of the bad times though, so thanks for that.

And, finally...

Dear Soldier,
There really aren't enough words to say how happy you've made me. It may have taken eleven years but you were worth the wait.

It's doubtful that I'll be posting tomorrow as I'll hopefully be face down in a trifle come 2pm. So I'd like to take this opportunity to say that I hope you all have completely incredible, wonderful festive times. Eat, drink, dance, love, laugh and be thankful for every little bit of magic in your life.

Merry Christmas xxx

Monday 12 December 2011

Ding dong the bells are gonna chime!

I love weddings. LOVE THEM.

My beautiful friend B got married at the weekend and I was lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids. The whole day was, quite frankly, EPIC and I'm more than a little depressed that it's now all over. From the night in the beautiful hotel on Friday night, through the heart palpitations of Saturday morning, to the amazing meal (HELLO LAMB SHANK) and the hours of dancing like idiots to 90s cheese, the day was just perfect.

1) The amazing invitation. A tea towel! They bought them from The Original Wedding Tea Towel and were absolutely thrilled with them. I'm going to get mine framed as it's far too nice to actually use!
2) My bridesmaid shoes. Love them so much it hurts.
3) My bouquet by Swallows and Damsons. Utterly gorgeous. Also, champagne for the bride and bridesmaids at our hotel on Friday night.
4) Cava at the hair salon on Saturday morning and my bag.
5) Bridesmaid in full effect!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs J, it was MAGNIFICENT! xxx

Saturday 3 December 2011

Outfit Post: Step Into Christmas


Well, almost.

At this time of year I prefer to wear sequins exclusively. Yes, really. I'm off to London this weekend for fun and frolics and I'm so excited I could pop. I don't have time to write much as I've got a train to catch, some gin to drink and some laughing to do. Plus dancing and possible falling over. Hurrah!

Many thanks to the lovely people at Motel for the gorgeous dress. Whilst I'm not sure I'd quite have the guts to wear it out of the house just yet (noone needs to see my gusset), it is BEAUTIFUL. As a little treat for you all, enter SEQUIN15 at the checkout for a festive 15% off everything. Valid until Sunday 11th December.

Dress - Motel
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - ASOS
Hair - Follicle hell
Facial Expression - NO IDEA

Friday 2 December 2011

A Very Instagram Christmas

1) Manchester Christmas Markets 2) Token work decorations 3) Free Starbucks chocolate coin 4) Gingerbread latte always and forever 
5) My bridesmaid shoes 6) Free Starbucks mince pie 7) Winter sunrise 8) The freezing commute 9) Never a truer word spoken 10) Hell yes

In case you don't know me AT ALL, let me fill you in on something...


I love it with every single ounce of my being. The food, the songs, the fairy lights, the SHEER JOY. This afternoon I finished work at 3.30, came home, put Mariah (<3) on Spotify and decorated my Christmas tree. All whilst wearing a festive jumper, naturally. Now I'm drinking Marks & Spencer Christmas coffee and basking in the glow of twinkling lights. Perfect.

I realise that I have, once more, been incredibly absent. There are a few reasons that I could give but the main one is that, quite simply, I've been busy being sickeningly happy. All will be revealed in time but, for now, I'm keeping the reason all to myself.

So, how've you been?