Tuesday, December 11

Hair today, gone tomorrow...

So I'm facing the chop tomorrow- I'm feeling run down and I look like it too- so tomorrow I'm off for a hair make-over. I love getting my hair done- I hope I like what I'm about to have done! 

So here is my last photograph with my hair the way it is now. I'm so bored of it, the colour is dull and I need some VA VA VOOM.

Sheepskin Coat- Stolen from my mother.
Cardigain- M&S.
Gilet-  Shoon.
Top- H&M.
Trousers- Dorothy Perkins.
Bag- M&S.
Boots- Duo.

Monday, December 10

The ultimate temptation...Bicester Village.

Last week you may have seen on Twitter that I made a trip to Bicester Village- the mother of all designer outlets...

To make you even more jealous, we got an extra 30% off Ralph Lauren...friends in high places, you see...

I made a visit to Bella Freud's pop up shop- A dream come true. More on that later...

We shopped till we dropped! And after a fantastic meal at Carluccio's, we were done! Managed to get some Christmas presents too. 

Where do you get your bargains?

Sunday, December 9

Just because its getting colder, doesn't mean I'll ditch my dresses and suede shoes!

This weeks been mental...again. Olympic style Christmas shopping (I am a woman on a mission), slave driving my staff at work (quite literally and I'm not even kidding), Christmas decorations thrown up, a few social events and the onset of a mental breakdown...remind me not to try having children...ever.. (mothers, how do you do it?!)

Collar- Dents.
Coat- Charity shop (buttons my own)
Gilet- Ted Baker.
Dress- M&S.
Boots- M&S.
Bag- Zara.

As you can tell by my puffy face, I've not got as much sleep as my body may like, lately. 
You see, I'm trying to do it all, have it all and not pay a price for it. *another one bites the dust*

I don't want to slow down, I'd just like some more time in the day, and energy to achieve something, please Father Christmas...

I'm going to need it in the New Year.. Stay tuned...

Thursday, December 6

I heart Instagram...

Snaps of life recently

Lay all your love on me...

Its getting colder each day now, and I'm a firm believer in layers. With a jumper dress, its tricky to layer, so I've thought outside the box (I hope!). What do you think?

Hat- Topshop.
Coat- Peacocks (buttons my own)
Shirt- Tommy Hilfiger.
Jumper dress- Instant Vintage.
Bag- Zara.
boots- Duo.

I bought this coat years ago, with a view I would customize it myself. It always makes a coat look more expensive when you add your own touches. Black and gold rarely fail together!

Wednesday, December 5

Baby Girl...

It seems like just yesterday she was a wee pup and she's now 10 months old. Recently, she started her first season, which we were worried might make her a little crazy... but she's been her usual sweet self. It made her more clingy (which is more than fine by me) and she wasn't able to eat all of her food at meal times... and we did have to put special dog nappies on her on a few occasions (she wasn't a massive fan of that!). 

My brother and her have such a lovely relationship. She's top in her class at puppy training and he couldn't be prouder!

Ahem. So I may have bought her a jumper. I went to pets at home recently and bought like the world was ending. I'm putting together a little few things for Coco's first Christmas. Doggy chocolate, dog sweets, toys (that are indestructible), and a few empty milk bottles (she loves playing with them!)

Ahem. And reindeer ears. That was probably the most we've laughed in a long time. Credit to her, she'll wear necklaces, snoods, berets, even dog jumpers, but they were a bit too far in her opinion. I think they look great!

I love this sweet girl so much! I couldn't imagine my family without her now!

House of Swoon A self confessed, fashion obsessed, twenty-something frmo Bath, England