Blogmas, Christmas, Lists, Lifestyle, my fave christmas things, cosy afternoon, homealone

I saw this post on Marianna's blog, which is and has been one of my faves for years, and years. Anyways, I was reading her blog, as you do, and I was feeling a bit stuck for my next Blogmas post idea. I was going through my list of post ideas and nothing was striking me with inspiration. TBH I have no idea how my Blogmas is going, I kinda feel a little disheartened with things, well I don't know if disheartened is the right word, but I don't know, I just don't feel like anyone's reading them, and I don't know if they're boring and un-original, and I just feel a bit like I'm not sure if they're interesting.

Agh I'm waffling.

Anyways, sorry to be a Debbie downer, so anyways, you get my drift, I was feeling uninspired. Then I read this post on Marianna's blog and thought, 'what a lovely idea.' I am totally ripping it off, but full credit goes to her, and I thought it was a cute idea, and it actually made me want to blog, so I thought I'd go with it.

So here is a list of my fave things about Christmas, and I'd love to hear your top 5's too. So let's begin ...

Films 

1. Elf 
2. Love Actually 
3. The Holiday
4. Home Alone 2
5. The Grinch

Songs 

1. All I Want For Christmas : Mariah Carey 
2. Last Christmas : Wham 
3. Christmas Wish : Britney Spears 
4. Rockin' Round The Christmas Tree : Brenda Lee
5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) : Michael Buble

Christmas Food 

1. Pigs In Blankets
2. Stuffing
3. Roast Potatoes (not necessarily a Christmas food but you get my drift) 
4. Cheese and Crackers
5. Sausage Plait

Christmas Snacks

1. Terry's Chocolate Orange 
2. Matchmakers
3. Toblerone
4. Quality Street
5. Pringles (Pigs in Blanket flavour) 

Fave Things To Do At Christmas 

1. Cosy afternoons watching Christmas films 
2. Spending time with family and giving them presents 
3. Decorating the house 
4. Visiting Christmas Markets
5. Christmas Shopping 

Things I Look Forward To At Christmas 

1. Eating Christmas Dinner 
2. Giving Presents Out To My Family 
3. Spending time with family 
4. Having a good chill 
5. The House being all decorated 

Let me know your faves for all these too, as I'd love to know :) 

Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

I sometimes struggle when it comes to winter dressing, it's cold, I'm a creature of comfort, and not that I'm usually a follower of trends, but all fashion usually goes out of the window. This year, I have tried to mix things up a little when it comes to my Winter wardrobe, and I'm pretty happy with the outfits that I tend to be wearing at the moment. Although the snow last weekend, did suddenly throw me out, and I've been struggling with footwear because it's so BLIMMIN ICY out there. Jesus Christ, the amount of times that I have almost fell on my arse is too many to count!

Anyways, although I've done a Christmas Day outfit ideas post already, I thought I'd share some of my current go to winter outfits and hopefully they aren't too yawn!

1. Jumper and Jeans  


Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

Outfit Details :
Jumper : River Island

Okay so you can't go wrong with a jumper and jeans combo right? My motto is; if in doubt, stick on a jumper and jeans. It never fails me.

Anyways, this year, I have been living for chunky knits (I'm always cold) and jeans and boots. I do need to get some more non ripped jeans though, I do curse myself for only buying ripped jeans when December rolls round! My knees are not happy bunnies.

I also find that accessorising with a nice belt and boots always helps to make this kind of outfit a bit more interesting. I live in my double buckle River Island belt (it's as close to a Gucci Belt as I'll probably get) and I do love a good black suede pair of Chelsea Boots, they always make me feel a bit more sophisticated.

My coat is from River Island and I love this whole aviator coat trend, mainly because they are so cosy!


2. High Neck Top & Skirt 

Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

Outfit Details : 
Jacket: Zara 
Top: Primark
Skirt : Missguided 
Boots : Public Desire (Use CORRIE15 For 15% discount!) 

Following my re watching of Gossip Girl over the Summer, my Blair Waldorf obsession has reached new heights. I've been trying to add a touch of Blair to my wardrobe and that's what I was going for with this outfit.

I think it's a cute outfit (if I say so myself) and so easy to wear for different occasions.




3. Pinafore


Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

Outfit Details : 
Pinafore : Topshop 
Jumper : Boohoo
Boots : Public Desire (Use CORRIE15 for 15% discount!) 

I am loving pinafores again, yes they slightly make me feel like it's 1996 and I'm 5 again, but I can't stop buying them. I treated myself to this velvet one from Topshop when I was feeling V generous to myself and I'm quite glad I did. I think this could be a contender for my Christmas Day outfit. 




4. The Pink Coat 

Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

Blogmas, Christmas, Fashion, Style, Outfits, winter,  topshop, river island, what to wear in the winter, winter outfit inspiration

Outfit Details :
Coat : H&M 
Scarf: H&M 
Hat : New Look 
Jumper : Primark 
Jeans : Next 

Again a bit of a Blair inspired purchase but also I've wanted a pink coat for so long. I love this one from H&M, it was a bargain at £30 and it's quite warm. I love the gold buttons too!

I tend to wear this with a cream jumper as I love how the colours mix, this is my slightly smarter coat as it's a little dressier!




I tend to rotate these outfits, so will mix things up with a different jumper, or top for some of the outfits, but this is what I wear pretty much all of the time!

I hope you've enjoyed this post and let me know if you'd like to see more outfit posts in the future!

What's your wardrobe essential right now?



Blogmas, Christmas, Adulting, Lists, Lifestyle, being an adult at Christmas

As much as I love Christmas, I have to admit that it's not as fun as what it was when I was a child. Like don't get me wrong, it's still really fun, and I do wish it was December all year round, but you know when you were little, there was something quite exciting and magical about Christmas wasn't there? TBH as soon as I realised Santa wasn't real (I'm not even going to admit how old I was when I found this out, as it's a little embarrassing haha!) Christmas lost it's magic a little. 

Blogmas, Christmas, home decor, Interiors, christmas decorations, Home, how to style a fireplace, fireplace styling,

For years, I've dreamt of having a fireplace. That sounds very strange, and lame, but hear me out. It can't just be me who thinks about the things that you'd love in your dream house, and for me, I've always wanted a fireplace. I loved how cosy they looked, and most importantly, I wanted one to decorate around Christmas time. I had visions of hanging up stockings, and candles on it, and I was a little disappointed when I realised our house didn't have a fireplace when we bought it.

However, after replacing our boiler and taking out the fire (adult life really is exciting) it meant we could change things up, and guess what that meant? A fireplace. Oh yeah.

Hang on, I'm openly admitting to getting very excited about a fireplace. I am officially old.

Okay, so yeah fireplace woo. We managed to get one just in time for last Christmas, but let's say it was a bit rustic looking, and I'm not even joking, it's taken the best part of a year to get all fixed up. Anyways, good things come to those who wait, and this Christmas, I had a proper fireplace to decorate, well a fireplace without a fire, I should say!

So after decorating the fireplace for Halloween, I couldn't wait to decorate it for Christmas too. I'm really happy with how it looks, and kinda want to keep it like this all year round. What do you think? Think I can get away with it?

So here are my essentials for decorating a fireplace, if you too fancy sprucing up your fireplace for Christmas :)

A Garland : The easiest way to decorate your fireplace is to add a garland. It instantly makes the place look more festive, and is super easy to just put on and well, there you go. Mine is white with silver glitter, and I loved it as it's a little different to the usual Christmas garlands you get, and different to any others I own. I wanted to go for a white and pink theme for the fireplace, and thought this Amara Living garland was perfect.

Blogmas, Christmas, home decor, Interiors, christmas decorations, Home, how to style a fireplace, fireplace styling,

Candle Sticks : I've found that having candle sticks at either end of the fireplace tends to work really well. I love these marble and copper candle holders, and I'm going to keep them up all year too, as they're not too Christmassy. I have put in pink candles just to add some pink to the area and think it all works really well. I've also got some white candles too for when Christmas is over and for more of a subtle look.

Candles: Candles always work well on a fireplace, I seem to have about 124 different ones, okay I'm exaggerating, but I do have a fair few. ATM they're all Christmas scented too, what can I say, I'm obsessed?

Blogmas, Christmas, home decor, Interiors, christmas decorations, Home, how to style a fireplace, fireplace styling,

Ornaments: That may sound a bit vague, but the rest of decorating a fireplace is all down to having some ornaments. I have a mixture of things such as; this candle holder, a blush pink Christmas tree ( I love this!) a Silver Star, and some snowy branches in this pink and grey vase all from Amara Living. I've put these to the side of the bottom of the fireplace and I love how it all looks.

Blogmas, Christmas, home decor, Interiors, christmas decorations, Home, how to style a fireplace, fireplace styling,

Lantern: To cover up the fire less bit of the fireplace, I have put a lantern in the hole and filled it with fairy lights and baubles. I thought this added a bit more of a Christmas touch to the area, and I think it looks quite cute!

All together, I'm really happy with how the fireplace looks. It didn't actually take too much effort, but I think it looks really lovely. I have some fairylights on top of the Garland which I turn on in the evening. I love how it looks, and I'm going to be very sad to take it all down when Christmas is all over. But hey, today is only the 14th, we don't need to think about that just yet!

So, there we go, I hope this post has made sense, I realise I'm no interior guru but I hope this post has been useful :)

Do you have a fireplace? How have you decorated it for Christmas? I'd love to know!






Blogmas, Christmas, Gifts, Shopping, Lifestyle,  what i want for christmas, very, vouchercloud, very discount, christmas wrapping

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought in today’s post, I would share with you my Christmas wishlist. So these are the things that I’m asking Santa for this year, and would love to find under the tree on Christmas Day.

I’m very excited to be working with Vouchercloud and Very on this post, so keep your eyes peeled as I have some exclusive discounts at the bottom of this post for you!

So let’s begin shall we?

Blogmas, Christmas, Gifts, Shopping, Lifestyle,  what i want for christmas, very, vouchercloud, very discount, christmas wrapping

Trainers : You guys know that I spend a lot of time at the gym, and I was finding that my current trainers were starting to look a bit battered, and I thought something that would be really nice, would be a new pair for Christmas. I love, love, love, these pink New Balance trainers, which I’ve had my eye on for so long. Seeing as I usually wear all black outfits to the gym, I thought they would match perfectly. Although I think that they’re maybe a bit too nice to wear haha!

Sportswear: As well as new trainers, new sportswear never goes a miss with me when it comes to presents. Very have a such huge range of fashion items including sportswear with big names such as; Nike. Adidas and Puma. New leggings, vests or even hoodies are always a winner in my eyes.

Ted Baker Crossbody Bag: How gorgeous is this black and gold Ted Baker bag? I absolutely love it, and it’s for sure on my Christmas list! I have been looking for a nice black bag for ages, and I think this could be the one. It also seems a good size which means I could fit in my phone, purse, camera, the kitchen sink, etc… at ease!

Blogmas, Christmas, Gifts, Shopping, Lifestyle,  what i want for christmas, very, vouchercloud, very discount, christmas wrapping

Studded Boots: Okay so I have enough pairs of studded ankle boots to keep an octopus happy, but I love these flat ones from Miss KG at Very. I think you could wear them with so many outfits, and I like how they’re flat because yes, I am a grandma and don’t like spending all day in heels! I think these would look amazing with both jeans and dresses.

Olympus Pen Camera: Very have a huge range of electrical items too as well as fashion items, and I had to add this Olympus Pen camera to my wishlist. I’ve been looking to get a more compact camera recently, as my phone camera is literally like taking a photo with a potato, so I’ve been using my DSLR to take outfit photos which is a bit heavy to carry round and also makes me nervous, in case I lose it, or it gets stolen, so I think a compact camera would be really handy. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Olympus Pen cameras, and know a lot of fashion bloggers use them so they must be good! I also love how cute the cream colour is too!

Yankee Candle: I love a good candle, and Yankee Candles are my fave. I love the scent fluffy towels as it makes the house smell really fresh and like laundry which is one of my fave scents ever. So I’d love to get a new big jar of this, to light after Christmas.

Scarves and Gloves: A bit of a more practical present, but I wanted to include a new scarf and pair of gloves on my Christmas list as you can't beat a new set can you? I’m pretty sure I’ve lost all my gloves ( I swear they’re like kirby grips, you never know where they disappear to) and I love this cute grey pair and this pink pom pom scarf, which would keep me warm but still stylish this Winter

Blogmas, Christmas, Gifts, Shopping, Lifestyle,  what i want for christmas, very, vouchercloud, very discount, christmas wrapping

So there is my little Christmas wish list, I’d be a very happy girl if I did receive any of these things on Christmas morning!

As I mentioned at the start of this post, I’m working with Vouchercloud and Very on this post, as you know and can tell, Very have a huge fashion range, which is perfect for finding a special Christmas outfit or buying gifts for your loved ones. Vouchercloud have provided me with an exclusive discount for you, so whether you're shopping your own wishlist or buying gifts, then I have you covered.

Blogmas, Christmas, Gifts, Shopping, Lifestyle,  what i want for christmas, very, vouchercloud, very discount, christmas wrapping

So I’ve got a voucher for £10 off a £40 spend on your first order. Pretty good right? Use the code Dizzybrunette3 at the checkout, to get your £10 discount- woohoo.

So I will leave you now, to enjoy some shopping! Let me know what’s on your wishlist this year, and I will see you tomorrow, for my next Blogmas post!


*This post was sponsored by Vouchercloud and Very, but my opinions are 100% honest and genuine as always. 

Blogger Template Created by pipdig