Nipping at my nose indeed, and cheeks and ears. It was so cold I needed my overknee socks on under my OTK boots. Lucky I have these cute pink ones which match my skirt. Who says florals are just for summer.
It’s seems like all I wear these days are OTK boots, major style crush. I always like it when I can update my wardrobe with something old, ever thrifty me. This coat I found in the back of my wardrobe. It’s from my uni days a good 8/9 years ago, how many times have I told you if you keep something long enough it comes back into fashion.
Coat – Topshop (old)
Skirt – Miss Pap
Boots – Kurt Geiger
Socks – Benneton
Clutch – DIY
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Reindeer Jumper – Fairisle Jumper – Holly Jumper – Dear Santa Jumper
Today it’s Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day. I’ve not got round to getting a new one this year so I’m recycling last year’s. These are my favs for this year. The H&M one is top of my list but I think I might have to fight my sister for it. The Fairisle is a close second, does that count as a Christmas jumper?
Anyway, get your jumper on and text WOOLLY to 70050, do something good this festive season.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Very late wed-nails-day today, these are hot of the press. So hot in fact there’s still some stray glitters on my fingertips.
I had to bring some Christmas cheer to my nails this week. I have a formal dinner on Friday though so couldn’t be too cheesy. Thankfully my dress is green so these subtle little Christmas trees will work fine.
I did these in the same way as my Barcelona nails, securing the glittering with a shellac top coat. They lasted two weeks last time so they may make it to christmas. If not I have another design at the ready.
Oh Christmas Tree – Aretha Franklin
Ok so it’s the 8th December and we’re well on our way to Christmas. For the next three weeks new music monday will be all about the Christmas song.
It’s doubtful these songs will be new to you, but to mix it up a little I have three top threes for you. Hopefully featuring a least one you might not have heard.
Today is my top three Christmas party songs. First up in Elton John, with so many classic tunes there had to be a christmas tune somewhere. This is not just a great Christmas song but great song in itself, I dare you not to dance.
Second is The Waitresses. This one is a bit more unusual but one of my all time favourite Christmas tunes. The female lead rapping is unique for a Christmas tune. The lyrics are clever and the chorus catchy, oh and it has a happy ending.
Last up its gotta be one of those 70’s glam rock classics. For me it’s gotta be Slade, who really wants it to be christmas everyday Wizzard? The lyrics tell the story of everyone’s Christmas and I think must be ingrained into all our brains. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like this track, except maybe those who work in retail and have to listen to it ten times a day all December!
I had a sneaky little early finish from work one day last week so took the opportunity to start my christmas shopping. I’ll never be one of these people that has everything organised weeks in advance for two reasons. Firstly I always have other things to organise with a bunch of birthdays throughout September, October an November. Secondly, I just don’t think christmas should start till December 1st.
Needless to say after around five minutes in town I was feeling very festive. There’s twinkly lights everywhere along with festive cheer in every shop. In Glasgow we also have a charming little Christmas Market on Argyle Street. I spent more money on the edible stalls than those bearing gifts though, oh well it is Christmas.
I did fall in love with a stunning faux fur collar you may have seen on Instagram, hopefully Santa did too, it worked well with my simple layered outfit. My top tip for choosing outfits for Christmas shopping, lots of light layers. It’s always roasting in the stores and nothing worse than trailing a big winter coat amongst all your shopping bags. Oh an no apologies for an almost entirely Primark outfit, it’s cheap for all those winter layers.
Cardigan – Primark
Jumper – Primark
Jeans – Primark
Boots – Dune from Debenhams *
Scarf – Primark
Gloves – Oasis from Debenhams *
Belt – really old
It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
Cold indeed, but you know what I’m kinda liking it. It’s that’s lovely fresh crisp kinda weather and dare I say it, dry. The drop in temperatures also means I’ve had to get my winter coat out. Normally not something I enjoy, if there’s one item of clothing I struggle to find pieces I like its coats.
This year though, I have a pretty damn perfect one, courtesy of Debenhams. I fell in love with the colour of this one from The Collection. Who wants boring black when you can inject a splash of colour into winter. This one does look a wee touch mumsy on the website, it’s great quality though and nothing that can’t be solved by ditching the belt and popping the collar.
Those lovely people at Debenhams wanted to make sure I was wrapped up warm so completed my outfit with these boots and gloves. OTK boots need I say more. These ones are flat so expect to see a lot more of them. The gloves are a little indulgence. I’ve always wanted some long leather gloves, they’re so chic. I was indeed wrapped up warm so could flash a bit of leg.
Coat – Debenhams *
OTK Boots – Debenhams *
Dress – Primark
Gloves – Debenhams *
Clutch – Accessorize
Baby it’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
The Decemberists seemed an appropriate choice for today. It was either them or a Christmas song and I’m feeling it’s still a touch earlier for that.
These guys are a five piece indie folk band from America. I found this track browsing the new indie track playlist on Spotify. I admit the name drew me in.
It reminds me of 90’s indie, all melancholy but catchy at the same time. It’s the kind of track you expect as the backing music to some grand conclusion to an episode of Dawson’s Creek or Party of Five. Showing my age there, it’s a good thing though.