Tuesday, 20 December 2016

DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS #2



How is it less than a week until Christmas? This month has flown by and I've really struggled to keep up with posts having taken up a little Christmas job... however, I've FINALLY got my act together and so here is the second installment of my DIY gift wrap ideas... Enjoy!

DIY 1: Christmas Newspaper Bunting
Difficulty: 4/5
Time: 20 minutes per present
You will need: Newspaper, Alphabet Stamps, Ink Pad, Two Colour Twine, Scissors, Brown Paper, Glue Stick


Step 1: Wrap present in brown paper
Step 2: Wrap twine around present 4 times and knot on underside



Step 3: Cut newspaper in to strips approx 1cm wide by 4cm long
Step 4: Using the alphabet stamps (or feel free to write by hand if you have nice hand writing!), stamp your Christmassy word across the lower half of the newspaper strips and allow to dry



Step 5: Slide newspaper strip under the twine, fold in half and stick in place using glue stick. Repeat for every strip making sure you put the letters in the correct order!


Step 6: Once glue has dried, cut a shallow triangle out of the bottom of each of the newspaper strips as shown, and that's the first DIY complete!


DIY 2: Washi Tape Gift Tags
Difficulty: 1/5
Time: Under 5 minutes per tag
You Will Need: Brown Paper, Two Coloured Twine, Mini Plain Gift Tags, Washi Tape, Mini Pegs



Step 1: Wrap your present in brown paper and tie a cross with the coloured twine
Step 2: On one side of your gift tag, write your message
Step 3: On the other side, stick strips of washi tape



Step 4: Cut off the string from the gift tag and peg it on to twine already tied in the present... and that's the most simple Christmas gift tag DIY done!


I hope you liked this post and let me know if you do either of these DIYs or the two from my previous post!

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WINTER WISHLIST | PARTYWEAR



Wishlist: Gold Pleat Midi Dress (also available on ASOS), Floral Embroidered Box Bag, Floral Jacquard Heels, Velvet Blazer, Sequin Wrap Dress, Jacquard Box Bag, Black Tie Up Heels, Star Embroidered Bag, Jewelled Choker

The Christmas Party Season is upon us and whilst last year I was all about silver for Christmas nights out, this year I have been loving all things gold. Since falling for pleats (as seen in my my last post!) this gold midi dress from Oasis has had a little hold on my heart. The muted matte of the gold gives it a good bit of glitz for the festive season without feeling too over the top, and would work as well for a Party as it would for a Winter Wedding (which I am considering it for!)
I've also been loving box clutches, especially ones adorned with ALL the embroidery! They give something extra to a plain outfit, and are just a hint towards the trend of embroidered clothing... And you can wear one again and again without the worry of being an obvious repeat outfit offender unlike an embroidered dress! Although that being said, THIS dress is an absolute utter dream and I would buy it in a heartbeat if my pennies stretched to it!

What will you be wearing for this party season? Are you a gold or a silver girl? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday, 2 December 2016

HOW TO WEAR METALLICS IN THE DAY TIME





If you've followed this blog for a little while you'll have noticed that I don't wear skirts much. I'm definitely more of a trousers and jeans kinda gal! But seeing the likes of Olivia and Charlotte styling out some pleated ones recently, I kinda just fell totally in love with the trend and got myself one in the form of this metallic number. I liked that it was a darker silver than other ones I've seen about, and felt this would make it wearable for both day and night. And now it's officially the build up to Christmas (having opened the first of the advent calendar doors!) I feel like metallic in the day is not just acceptable but basically a must, and has given me all the festive feels.
So, how to style a metallic skirt for the day? That's simple, add knitwear and ankle boots! While I love the look of leaving a slouchy knit untucked over a skirt, it made my middle look even wider than usual so a loose tuck in was definitely needed for me! And to give just the little bit of height needed with a midi skirt (and because NO ONE likes cold feet) I added these contrast section ankle boots. They've been basically a god send this season, and even though I don't think they've debuted on the blog before I have been wearing them non stop... and what's even better is that they still look brand new and cost just under £30! BARGAIN.

Outfit:
Topshop Faux Leather Jacket (similar here), Pandora Silver Necklace (similar here), H&M Turtle Neck Jumper (similar here), Warehouse Metallic Pleated Skirt (similar here), Monki Semi-Circle Bag, Zara Contrast Ankle Boots








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