ASOS Stripes & Zara Boots


I can't belive it's December tomorrow! Seriously where did this year go, or every year for that matter. With only a few weeks left til Christmas, i've been rushing around doing all my Christmas shopping and i've pretty much nearly finished now. This year i've found the perfect gifts for a few people so i'm super excited to hand them over on Christmas day. Sooo as much as I could talk about Christmas all day.. as this is a fashion blog let's talk about todays outfit. This is a combo i've been wearing A LOT recently. I bought this shirt a few weeks back on Asos and it's perfect for layering this seaason. With a coat, under a jumper, with a top underneath.. there are countless ways to wear it. Now we have to talk about these boots. At £79.99, they're not exactly the cheapest boots ever, but they are definitely worth the investment. They're so comfortable and with my half size feet I find that the majority of my shoes rub a little. These boots have endured plenty of shopping days with not a blister in sight so I definitely think they were worth the money. I've been meaning to blog them for a while so they're no longer in the best condition but hey ho I like the worn in look anyway. This look is complimented perfectly by this fluffy dream of a coat that I picked up in UniQlo last year.. the last one left and in my size.. I would call that fate. It's fleece lined so keeps me really warm and means you don't need to wear a big jumper over your tops.

I haven't actually had the chance to buy anything for myself in all of these super sales this weekend yet.. so excuse me, the 20% discount at Asos is calling my name...

Laura xx



Wishlist: Gifts For Her

1. Kate Spade Notebook // 2. Diptyque Vanilla Candle // 3. Lulu Guinness Cosmetic Bag // 4. Charlotte Simone Fur // 5. Aspinal London Travelcard Holder // 6. Larsson & Jennings Watch // 7. Pyjama Shirt // 8. Bunny Ring Holder

Sooo admittedtly the majority of this wishlist makes up my Christmas list, but I think these gifts are perfect for any girl. As we get older, Christmas lists tend to get shorter, and I don't know about you but I tend to find myself asking for those everyday necessities like make up to save having to fork out myself. Remember the days of poring for hours over the toys in the latest Argos catalogue, writing down the product numbers and folding over the pages (me too). Those days may be long gone, but I think it's nice to treat your loved ones to gifts that they don't just need but will also love. So here is my list of gifts for girls, so if anyone wants to buy me a present this year.......

Stay tuned for my gifts for him post.

Laura xx


Faux Fur & Print


What a lovely weekend i've had. Yesterday I went out to a firework display (in the pouring rain) followed by a night round one of my friends' houses, don't you just love a big catch up with all your friends. I had planned to go out today and buy a coat that i've been lusting after for agesss and it's sold out online, but I really couldn't force myself out of bed. Passing up a shopping opportunity = serious case of illness/hangover.

So I think this is probably the last time you're going to catch me in bare legs this year... as my Barbadian tan quickly fades away, it's finally time to get the tights out. I have to admit, I don't usually shop in Mango, I always found it a bit meh, but recently I think they've really upped their game, and I now have an ever-growing wishlist. I ordered this dress online a while back, and it took aaaaaaages to arrive, so when it finally turned up I had kind of forgotten about it and wasn't sure whether I liked it anymore. I tried it on and ummd and ahhd for a while as it's quite a loose/baggy fit which doesn't really flatter me, before finally deciding to try it on with a belt and hey presto.. outfit transformed. I'm still not 100% sure on leopard print, i tried a fur coat on once and felt a bit Pat Butcher/Kat Slater (yes, I still watch Eastenders religiously) so being monochrome this dress feels a bit more me. I think i'll start small with the leopard print and maybe just invest in a nice pair of shoes.. hmmm. Anyway, the gilet. I've been desperate for a gilet this season, after spying Topshop's amazing range, but with a £68 price tag I couldn't really justify it. I finally settled on a browny coloured Zara one which I will show you in another post, but the first time I wore it, my boyfriend's mum also dug one out of her wardrobe and kindly donated it to me which is the one i'm wearing here. I love the colour, it goes with anything, and it's a bit longer than mine so i'm a happy girl. 

The one thing that I think would have finished off this outfit perfectly is a fedora. After debating buying one for ages, I finally took the plunge and ordered one from Asos.. only to get the dreaded 'we're sorry but we accidently sold you an item that is out of stock' email. I think it's now safe to say that I don't think me and the fedora are meant to be *sob*.

What do you think of the faux fur gilet? Have you invested in one this season?

See you in my next post!

Laura xx



Asos Fur

Scarf - Asos // Top - Topshop // Jeans - Topshop // Boots - Topshop // Coat - H&M

Head to toe black. Not something that I tend to wear a lot, but when you get those days where you wake up and just think 'meh' it's the perfect combo. Something about all black makes me feel invisible, which is perfect for the morning commute as i'm definitely not a morning person, especially if I haven't had my cuppa tea. For those mornings, i tend to chuck on a basic t-shirt, my staple Joni jeans and either trainers or boots with my trusty H&M trench coat. I first spotted this scarf on the lovely Megan (Pages By Megan) back in September's LFW and I knew I had to get my mitts on it. I've actually had it quite a while but for some crazy reason hadn't actually worn it til I took these photos. I'm becoming a little bit obsessed with fur scarves, I've just ordered another from Missguided so i'm sure you'll be seeing that very soon. A couple of years back I wouldn't have dreamed of wearing fur, but it's fast becoming one of my fave trends for A/W.

What are your thoughts on the fur trend this winter?

Laura xx

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