Anyone who isn't yet feeling festive, I suggest you get yourselves down to Covent Garden pronto. All of the usual giant favourites (the reindeer, the candy canes, the baubles and the hugeeee tree) have made their return and they always make it feel like Christmas. 

The clever people from Lego have also been working hard to make 'miniature' models of London's landmarks for Christmas, including The Eye, The Shard, Big Ben and the Gherkin! I say miniature because they're still huge and must have taken so many hours to make. 


Also on today (and every Thursday) was the Covent Garden food market. You can smell the gorgeous food as soon as you step into the piazza and even though I didn't think I was hungry, the smells made my stomach rumble! There's so many different and interesting foods on the stalls including cakes, bread, sausages, burgers, olives and more; there's something for everyone. One day I'm going to go (and persuade a fellow foodie to join me) and see how much lovely food I can get for £20!


These guys from The Red Gingham Bakery make the most amazing cakes I have ever seen. This seven tier rainbow cake looked incredible and tasty, as did all the different fudge (which came in huge lumps), macaroons and cupcakes. I had to restrain myself as I could have happily spent all my money and time on this stall, but I'm seriously considering getting my birthday cake from these guys! Learn more about them on their Facebook page here.


I was peckish by this point though, and there was an obvious choice for what I would get. Covent Garden has recently become home to two Burger giants; Shake Shack (in the piazza) and Five Guys (on Long Acre) are both vying for the number one spot (though if you ask me, Shake Shack hold the top spot). 
So this stall selling organic burgers has big competition; a burger here cost me £6, which I thought was a little steep for a street vendor. However as soon as I took a bite into it, it became worth every single little penny. The meat was perfectly cooked, tender and juicy, and the cheese was perfectly melted on top. The lovely guys here even applied the sauces in perfect swirls. If you are a burger fan then I recommend you get yourself down to Covent Garden on a Thursday and try one of these beauties! 


We finished off the afternoon with Champagne afternoon tea at Browns; scones, sandwiches and cake on top of my burger made for once very full (but happy) stomach. After all the lights and a glass of fizz I am feeling well and truly in the Christmas spirit! 



Christmas Skirts

During Summer I love wearing skirts but whenever Winter rolls around I tend to avoid them, mainly because it means I don't have to get involved with tights; they're uncomfortable, they ladder, you can never tell the front from the back etc! I always imagine Christmas Day being comfy with me in my leggings and a jumper but on the day I always end up wearing something nice and not very practical for Christmas Dinner (never enough breathing space for turkey and cake)! This year I will be shunning my leggings on the 25th and (hopefully) wearing one of the above concoctions.

1. Embellished Mini, £55 by Miss Selfridge
Miss Selfridge always have a great range of embellished pieces, especially around Christmas time. This one is a lovely colour and despite the slightly hefty price tag, the detailing makes the skirt well worth the money. I think this skirt might just win the and be worn on the day!

2. Quilted Mini, £35 by Topshop
I've had my eye on this skirt for a while (it's white, of course I have) and I saw it in store the other day. The material is lovely and it fits really well too. On reflection I think it's slightly too short for family Christmas dinner but I still would recommend it for a night out.

3. Pen Garden Tube Skirt, £28 by Topshop
This tube skirt came onto Topshop New In this morning and I love the detailing on it. Unfortunately my hips don't allow me to carry off tube skirts attractively, but if (and hopefully when) they could I would choose this skirt.

4. Leather Skirt, £1,682 by Mary Katrantzou at The Corner
One off the price scale here; Mary Katrantzou's skirts always have such interesting prints and would look so good paired with just a simple jumper. Also playing with my favourite colour of the season: purple.

5. Mulberry Skorts, £40 by Topshop 
Technically shorts and not a skirt but we can make an exception, right? Topshop have these skorts out in a few colours now (the emerald are lovely) but this mulberry pair have to be my favourites. The material is really lovely and for how nice they look on I think the price tag is pretty reasonable. 



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Haven't done an Instagram post in a long long time; this is what I've been up to lately! 

1. Pink Sunset 2. Family Birthday/Anniversary Meal at Egypt Mill 
3. Addicted to Shake Shack (their burgers are almost as good as Meat Liquor) 
4. Rainbow Flowers at Colombia Road Flower Market 5. Brunch in the sky at Duck & Waffle 
6&7. Camden Exploring with Micheala  8. Banoffee Connoisseur 9. Eyelashes 
10. Hitting the Pavements 11. New LBD 12. Killing time with my Paint by Numbers 
13. Getting Lost on a Bike Ride, somewhere in Kent 14. Bowling Shoes 15. New Boots 
16. Selfie (wearing Topshop) 17. Monstrous Flowers in the Garden 18. New Dresses from Topshop 19&20&21. Dinner with my Girls at The Coney 




For such a long time I've been telling myself that I will wear more colour and actively steer clear of my monochrome addiction, but time after time I'm drawn to black and white pieces over all others. This beautiful dress from Topshop is a prime example. The back of it is black, so it's perfect for both casual and work environments; the panel of white at the front brightens it up. On top of that, the sleeves make it perfect for the impending cold season. So with all these things going for it, I reasoned that if I add a swipe of red lipstick (Tom Ford's reddest red if you please) then that would be colour enough for me, and thus I could allow myself one more black and white dress. After all, monochrome is versatile, right?

1. Phone Case £22 by Kate Spade 2. Lipstick £36 by Tom Ford at Selfridges 
3. Pumps £650 by Valentino at Moda Operandi 4. Dress £48 by Topshop 
5. Necklace £22.50 by Topshop 6. Tote £895 by Victoria Beckham at Net-a-Porter



Christmas Wish List

The beginning of November never really seems the right time to start thinking about Christmas but as Christmas adverts have been released and decorations have gone up in shops, I decided that it wasn't too premature to make a Christmas List.
Due to my complete lack of organisation skills I also need to start planning this early in order to get everything sorted in time. I never usually know what to ask for at Christmas but this year I have hundreds of ideas; these are the ones that are at the top of my list.

1. I'm usually partial to bright colours when it comes to bikinis, but this LBB has crept into my consciousness. I really love the cut on it; it looks very flattering (although maybe that's just on the 6'0' model...). It's an awful lot more than I would want to pay for a bikini, hence why it's on my wish list. 
 Bikini, £305 by Lisa Marie Fernandez at Net-A-Porter

2. Chanel & Gilly Hicks (worlds apart, I know) are my two go-to perfumes but I recently was introduced this new concoction by Carven. There aren't many perfumes that I like, but this one I love and I might have to make my the third go-to fragrace. 
Le Parfum £38 by Carven at Selfridges

3. This skirt looks so perfect for the Christmas party season; I have a few embellished pieces from Topshop in my wardrobe already and they are always my favourites for nights out. I can picture wearing this on Christmas Day paired with an oversized white sweater; only problem being that there won't be too much stretch in it for all that turkey and Christmas pudding!
Skirt, £65 by Topshop 

4. This would be the fourth MK watch in my collection (you can never have to many bags, shoes OR watches, right?) and I love it because it's more delicate that the others which are chronographs. There are so many colour straps but I was having a girly moment and I decided pink would be the best choice. 
Runway Watch, £106 by Michael Kors, at neimanmarcus.com 

5. As a self confessed bag-fiend I can't quite believe that I haven't bought a new bag since MAY. I'm getting bored of all the bags I have in black and I need one that's a little brighter and smaller for the evenings. This red number from Zara (number one stop for bags) looks like it would do just the trick.
Messenger Bag, £39.99 by Zara 

6. These headphones are a fashion-blogger sensation at the moment. I'm hoping for the price that they would sound nice as well as looking nice, and let's be honest, they look nice. Single handedly, my brother has broken every pair of headphones that I've owned for the last five years, so if these beauties materialise in my life I am promising myself that no one will touch them but me!
Taylor Headphones, £169 by Frends at mywardrobe.com

7. Despite the fact that girls can never have too many shoes, I never seem to have enough shoes. I have heels galore, but currently I only have one pair of brogues and one pair of boots and these are intended to get me the whole way through the Winter rain, snow and wind! Ambitious, I know. These loafers from Zara are so nice, and although not too warm, I'm hoping they would be lovely on those non-rain filled Winter days and beyond. 
Loafers, £50 by Zara 

8. Topshop roll out the best in partywear at this time of year with my personal favourites being the embellished dresses and high heels. They've been producing some lovely playsuits recently and this one looks like it would be perfect for a night out or a Christmas party. I love the cut of the neckline, plus it's a steal at just £36!
Playsuit, £36 by Topshop 

9. Okay, so admittedly I do have enough heels but how am I supposed to forget about these? My Mum has already placed these in the 'doorway scraper' category. Unhelpfully this counts for any heels that push me over 6'0, which is anything above 3 inches! But I'm willing to be head and shoulders above my friends if it means I get to wear these beauties! Plus, they're a bargain at £55!
Satin Bow Sandals, £55 by Topshop

10. Samantha Wills is a jewellery designer who has been on my radar for quite a while now. Her pieces are so simple and yet elegant and all are beautifully crafted and presented in their own wooden boxes. Again the prices are a little pushy, but as a gift they're perfect. I couldn't decide which colour was my favourite, so I thought "just choose both"
Bardot Rings, £99 each by Samantha Wills

11. I've been avoiding getting a new iPod for far too long. My old iPod has served me well but but hold broke about three years ago and now the buttons have decided to give up on me too. Running without music isn't fun so I need a replacement ASAP. As I have an iPad I don't need an iPod to play games on; I prefer the look of this iPod anyway. Hoping I can get my name engraved on it like my old iPod too!
iPod Nano 7th Generation, £129 by Apple



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A few weeks back my friend Kimberley and I decided that we were bored of our jobs and the weather and were in need of some sunshine and relaxation. So cue a little trip to Cyprus! 

I'd never been there before and didn't really get to see much of the country at all, which was a shame, but there was lots of sunbathing on the beach and cocktails which was all the better for us!