Sunday, December 27

On the Second Day of Christmas...

My true love sent to me two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

And so I give you two beautiful Cameo necklaces.

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The first, a locket, is from Rock 'n Rose, called Grecian Goddess. This classy cameo is 2" in length and costs just £14 and has been featured in LOOK, Grazia and Now online. The simple cream with the gold works really nicely and isn't as harsh with the black as some colours could be.

The second is from The Oriental Magpie. I love the pink rose background colour as it perfectly syncs with the rose itself. The detail is simply stunning and the brass setting is plain and simple, but in a very pretty way.

Abi x

Saturday, December 26

On the first day of Christmas...

My true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree.

The first day of christmas, and what do I give you? One perfect snowflake.

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Another stunning dress from ModCloth, I do love this website. It has everything I love; cute clothes, beautiful accessories and stunning shoes! If only I had some money...

Abi x

Sunday, December 20

5 Days To Go!

As I re-discovered today, winter is very cold...
Even after wearing 3 pairs of tights, a top, a cardigan and a coat I was frozen, along with everyone else. So we spent our time thawing out in the Pallasades in town. They had lovely decks up, especially these massive christmassy stars.

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There were about a dozen of them, all spinning around and filling the centre with light and sparkles.

Just a few days to go!!

Abi x

Saturday, December 19

6 Days To Go!

I've just spent the night at one of my friend's houses. She has two beautiful christmas trees, one in her porch and one in her lounge I've always loved her house, it's really clean and sleek and this room is so pretty!

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She had a white tree with silver and blue baubles. Now I don't normally like plastics trees, but I'm making an exception for this one!

Merry Christmas!!

Abi x

Sunday, December 13

12 Days To Go!

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This image sums up christmas for me.

It's a quick snap taken on my phone at the Christmas Tree farm. This blow up Father Christmas has been there since before I was born, so seeing it every year when I go to pick out a tree finally starts getting me in the mood for Christmas!

So today, I have picked out the perfect tree according to my rules -
1. The tree HAS to be taller than me
2. It must be green.
3. No more than £30 is preferable :)

It was £25 and it's about 6' tall. I'll upload some pictures of it tomorrow or the day after, and photos of my beautifully wrapped presents!!

Merry Christmas all!

Abi x

Saturday, December 12

13 Days To Go!

Liv pointed me towards Asos the other day to show me their Nails Inc. promotion...
The Autumn Winter four pack is possibly my favourite -
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I love the richness of the purple, the luxury of the red, and the shimmer of the brown/bronze. The grey is beautiful, but I've been wearing a lot of grey lately and it's getting me down! This set is just £20, normally the price of only two bottles!

One of their Duos that I particularly like is Christmas Duo -
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The lilac and the teal work beautifully together, I wouldn't want to separate them!! Again, this is at the wonderful price of £12.

My last love is ASOS' own brand, ASOS Paint. This particular Mint green is called Pixie and I think it's divine -
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Anyone remember the story of Chanel's Jade nail Varnish? It was sold for £16 orginally, but the product was available so scarcely bottles are now being sold for £85 + on sites such as Ebay. This colour seems so much richer to me. This beautiful aqua colour is £6.

Abi x

Thursday, December 3

22 Days To Go!

ShopStyle is a website I frequently visit. I love being able to look at clothes from different stores at the same time, because it means I can compare prices and I'm less likely to miss out on something pretty by only looking at a few websites. I've only just started using the 'Create A Look' tool, and so I put together this look - "I'm Dreaming Of A Black Christmas."

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Notice my favourite shoes? I do love them and, for me, felt no other pair of shoes would do. I like to think of this look as chic and elegant, the sunnies adding a bit or charm an mystery. I do feel it's missing a belt of some sort, but then the sparkling jewellery makes up for that!

Abi x

Wednesday, December 2

23 Days To Go!

For a while, I've been following a website called Anthropologie. I love the styles shown and the elegant simplicity throughout the collection.

I was excited to hear of their first store opening outside of Canada, on Regent Street, London. They have a beautiful window display, and I hope to go visit it before Christmas. After all, where better to go Christmas shopping than London?
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I've picked two pieces of jewellery that I love - A purple, Swarovski 'Collage Cocktail' ring. As it goes, the regal purple is perfect for this year's winter, especially as a nail colour, so why not carry it on to a ring that shines just as your nails do?
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And these stunning turquoise 'Melting Glaciers' earrings are simply divine. The make me think of icicles and snow, which is perfect for Christmas! The colour is almost as if it were stolen from the deepest of oceans.

Abi x

Tuesday, December 1

24 Days To Go!

Christmas has swooped in like a merry little Robin, yet I can't bear to listen to christmas songs until at least the 14th, so I'm listening to Paolo Nutini's Pencil Full Of Lead. Currently 27th in the UK charts, but at least he's above Whitney Houston...

I never really liked Paolo Nutini before, I think it was New Shoes that put me off, it wasn't really my thing at the time it was released, but now I'm really enjoying his musical style.

I like a lot of his latest album, Sunny Side Up, but Pencil Full of Lead is my favourite, it's such a happy song, the lyrics concentrating on what you've got, not what you're missing. I've had a really bad two weeks, and I find that the song reminds me that not everything sucks.
It also makes me think of big musical numbers, with the trombone, the harmonica and especially the dancing girls in the video! (I want their tights!)

I think you should give it a listen because it'll actually put you in a happy, festive mood.

Yesterday, my sister came to me and said "I didn't know you liked Paolo Nutini, I've got a bit of a guilty crush on him, but he's too short." Or words to that effect. It's true, he is quite cute (just look at that happy little smile of his) but then, he does have little (emo) star tattoos on his wrist... He's only 22... pros and cons...

I would rate-
Pencil full of lead - ***** It has everything to make you happy
Sunny Side Up - **** Good to chill out to

Abi x

The Countdown to Christmas!

Happy first of December everyone!!

I hope you got something good when you opened your advent calendar, sadly I don't have one, so keep me updated with what yummy things you get!!

Merry Christmas!

Abi x