Monday, 15 December 2014


As I'm sat here watching Deck the Halls (freaking love Danny DeVito's work), I can't help but think it's definitely that wonderful time of year again. We're spending too much money on food, presents for friends, presents for ourselves, decorations, the works. And after, we'll be spending even more in the glorious sales. A few friends and I plan on going boxing day shopping in Cambridge this year to fight fellow shopaholics (well they wouldn't be there the day the sales start if they weren't shopaholics, would they?) for more things we probably don't need but feel complied to get anyway. Is it bad that I've already planned on what I'm getting? Let's say no.  

Hounds-Tooth Leggings ~ I've always adored hounds-tooth, it's such a classic print that has the perfect amount of edge. I'm always impressed with the quality of Topshop leggings so I feel as if I definitely need these in my life
Two-Tone Grey Brogues ~ These shoes are part of the premium collection for Topshop, all of which are super luxe leather and particularly stand-out shoes. I love the little rivet detailing on the toe caps as they add a tad of edgy vibes to the classic style. 
Green Lace Dress ~ Hennes & Mauritz always have fantastic winter collections, this year Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa are featuring in their holiday campaign *insert abnormal excited noise*. I've tried on this dress before and it fits beautifully! It has a jersey lining so it's practical, yet stunning for the party season.  Lace is such a lady-like texture, but there is nothing better than mixing textures to add more depth. Leather and lace have an equal balance of edge and femininity,  while pairing it with wools and knits will automatically soften and casual up the appearance. And even though it is a typically Christmassy colour, it would still look gorgeous all year round with pastel blues for the spring and deep reds in the autumnal months.
Sequinned Trousers ~ Now who doesn't freaking love sequins?! Sequins are one of my favourite textures at the moment, especially when there are either iridescent or dark cool tones. Now don't get me wrong, they aren't the easiest of textures to style. But what I love about these super rad trousers is how the black tint neutralises and tones down the harsh yet gorgeous look of the embellishment, making them easier to work with. 

Blush Holographic Bag ~ So there I was minding my own business in John Lewis with le mother, doing our not so last minute Christmas shopping and she's telling all about bags that were in fashion when she was young like Fiorelli (they're gorgeous!) and my eyes caught this gleaming beauty. It has a spacious interior while looking sick. I love metallic in the autumn/winter, but the blush tone makes it transitional to spring/summer.

Eye Clutch ~ Now I love myself a good clutch bag. They are a definite staple for events like party's and formal functions. They're an excellent way to spice up an already minimalist outfit. This particular clutch can fit all the essentials that I would need on a night out. And I absolutely adore this insanely intimidating graphic on it. 
Crux Rainbow Moonstone Ring ~ I saw Helen Anderson feature Shop Dixi jewellery on her blog, so I featured Shop Dixi jewellery on my blog. Mean Girls quote aside, a few of my favourite bloggers such as Helen Anderson and Leanne Lim-Walker have featured Shop Dixi jewellery in their blogs. So, it's only polite to go check them out. I really love moonstone and how it has that blue-ish tinge. This beautiful regal looking ring has some gorgeous detailing and is nothing like I've ever seen before.

Daisy Flower Ring ~ This delicate little number has been a wish of mine for a while now. It's so dainty and pretty and just adorable. I don't know why, but it reminds me of something a modern-day hipster Alice in Wonderland would wear.
The MAC products are simply high quality basics. Everyday make up (particularly face coverage) is something that is definitely worth spending a bit more on for higher quality products. After all, we're stuck with that skin for our whole lives so it's worth giving it the best care possibly. Going back on to track,  MAC Lipsticks are so smooth and come in the most awesome shades to die for. I tried my friends Pure Heroine once and fell in love since. The deep, yet vibrant purple isn't a colour I normally go for but surprisingly compliments light skin tone (I'm practically a snowman all year round). The second lip colour is part of the Rocky Horror Collection which was release earlier this year. Sin is an insanely intense red/plum which has the coolest tube I've ever seen. The eye shadows are highly pigmented and have amazing coverage and consistency. Gesso is a bright white which I feel is basic staple to any eye shadow palate.
Venus: The Grunge Palate ~ This palate consists of '8 game-changing and unconventional' nude, reds and rustic tones. Red-coppers and pink hues were especially popular during A/W14 shows like Johnathan Saunders, Miu Miu and Carolina Herrera. The kitschy artwork taken from Mash Botticelli's Birth of Venus with a 90's element twist gives it the best vibes a palate can give.
Velvetine in Wicked ~ I've heard so many good reviews about Lime crime's Velvetines and how well they stay put, so I'm intrigued to try them out for myself. A common problem  I have with any lip product id that it wears away only in the centre of my lips so it looks as if I'm only wearing lip liner (can you not eugh). The colours are intense and dry matte, which is pretty rad.
For the Twill of It ~ As you can probably tell by now, I love the whole iridescent trend that's going on. I feel a nail polish is a great way to interoperate trends as it's subtle, and if it's goes out of fashion you can still rock it without anyone judging you (eugh don't you just hate them types of people). Essie's formulas are so so so so so great I can't stress on how great they are. They're so chip resistant and come in the raddest colours ( I think I use the word rad too much..).
So this is the end of my Wish List (this post took me so long you have no idea). I think these type of posts will be ones I will do more of in the future because even though they're extremely time consuming, they're so damn fun to do!
So on that note, I'm off because it's 23:41 and I'm falling asleep on the keyboard.

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