Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Layer Up


Shot this outfit a few weekends ago but I feel like I've been all over the place recently and things have kept getting in the way of posting.

The weather has been pretty much the same so still relevant I feel; was a bit concerned that we'd be in the midst of a full on blizzard at this point but all is good so far. Does anyone else feel like we're always told that it's going to be THE WORST WINTER SINCE TIME BEGAN every year? Yawn.

I always find that dressing for this time of year can be a bit tricky- particularly when you're out Christmas shopping and think you've nailed it for the nip in the air, until you walk into the first shop and they've ramped the central heating up to 'Sahara desert' and you feel like your brain's going to melt. Layering is the key!

Faux fur Cossack hat- charity shop
Cross necklace- Rock n Rose (Pixie Lott collection)
Silver friendship bracelet- Links of London
Boyfriend coat- New Look
Jumper- H&M
Leopard sheer top- Oh My Love
Side split maxi skirt- Boohoo
Platrane boots- Jeffrey Campbell

I've been wearing this New Look boyfriend fit oversized coat loads recently. I really wanted one like this last year and didn't manage to find one I liked enough. Spotted this one after they sent me a 20% off birthday coat- meant to be!

My bracelet is from Links of London who, if you don't know, do loads of lovely silver jewellery. They have a really nice range of friendship bracelets like this one which are a little more special than the likes of the things I used to make at school out of plastic threads (anyone remember those? Were they called scoobies?!).

I've been trying to work more silver jewellery into my outfits recently- feel like I've had a gold overload in recent years! The cross necklace I'm wearing from Rock n Rose is a great piece to pull both gold and silver tones together thanks to the chunky gold chain and silver cross charms.

Hope everyone's looking forward to Christmas?


Foxy x


Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide


A bit late but if there's anyone out there still struggling for last minute present ideas, I've put together a little gift guide for ladies!

I mulled over the person I might have in mind when picking out gifts and thought it was actually best if I chose things I know I'd love to receive myself; who do I know better than me, right?

When it comes to gifts, I like to go down the route of quirky, handmade or unique- I generally like to receive and give gifts that are hard to find and that you don't see everywhere. I also think it's best to give gifts that someone wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves too; be that either because they're something a bit expensive or luxurious, or just something they've never come across before.

I've tried to come up with a bit of a mixed bag, so here's my guide below.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

1// Chain  iPhone Case, £94, Moschino

Now, I don't have an iPhone, but you can bet your ass (or most valuable possessions) that if I did, I'd have a case like this! A bit pricey for a case you might say but a great present, no? I mean, other than a handbag, you carry your phone around and have it on display the most. I've also found a great cheap version of this on eBay, here.

2// Scrunchies, £3 each, Fashiion Friills

I'm a massive fan of the scrunchie- on the cool side of the 90s for me. I came across Fashiion Friills on Instagram (@FashiionFriills) and they have the best selection I've seen recently. These are handmade in so many different fabrics and prints and are just £3 each with free shipping! You can also buy several with a discount. I've not bought yet but thinking of getting a few for stocking fillers (and myself).

3// A3 New York illustration Print, £12, Ella Masters Etsy Shop

Ella is a blogger I've followed for some time so I've seen her amazing illustrations from the beginning and I'm just such a big fan really, I think she's really talented. This New York print is part of her 'city' collection which also includes a gorgeous Paris one- perfect for a friend who loves travelling! I don't know if her position has changed on this but I know she was talking about stopping selling her prints so you should get one fast! You can visit Ella's blog here.

4// 'Tea for Me' Pot/Cup, £49.95, Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater is a new brand I've come across and they do all manner of cute and quirky vintage-style printed homewares and personalised gifts. The British-made teapots are particularly lovely and come in loads of pretty handpainted designs. This sampler pot and cup style (how cool?) comes boxed so would make a perfect present for a chai-loving friend.

5&6// 'I Love you to the Moon and Back' Ring and 'The Mystic One' Midi Ring in Rose Gold, both £16 each, Dixi

I've long-admired Dixi's magical jewellery collection but it was only recently that I discovered that they are UK-based! Not sure how I didn't realise this but I will definitely be ordering soon now that I do. The rings they do are particularly pretty and are designed to be piled on and stacked together. The script ring comes in Silver, Gold or Rose Gold and the midi ring features an iridescent moonstone. Both great gifts!

Hope you enjoyed my selections; let me know what your favourite piece is and link me to your own gift guides!


Foxy x

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