Instagram Intagram, how I love thee, let me count the ways. Ditto, how I hate thee. Let me count those too. To be honest, to be brutal, and to be fair, I haven't actually been on IG for a whole year yet, so this is technically an 'InstaEightMonths'. Annnnd, even more technically and brutally, these are actually, *GASP* unpublished IGs. Ones that dint make the cut. Why didn't they? Various reasons really.
Let Me Take A Selfie (Not)
1. Posting selfies freaks me out. And it would probably freak out those who had to look at my face too. And as you can see, I'm not cool. I just look like a fucking geek.
Me & Flatlays We Got Issues
2. Flatlays sometimes don't fit in the freaking IG square do they? Why I don't I get an app thingy that resizes everything so they fit in? Coz...er...I've forgotten my password. I put £20 of credit on my iPad, then went and forgot everything. Gun Emoji. 
Fat Feet
3. Feet can look rubbish can't they? Look at my swollen duck foot there not sliding into an Adilette. Bleugh.
Sock It To Me
4. Socks are great. But somehow every picture I took this year con sock and slide, or con sock and sneak looked toats (this is how my sis spells totes and I'm a convert) dumb. Again, a severe case of me trying to be cool and massively failing. 
Apple Problems
5. iPhones and iPads take rubbish kwality piccies don't they? Like, shit. I mean, I dunno about a 6 or a 6s or whatever they're called, but all I can get on mine is blur. Unless the sunlight is double bright. Which is rare in this here Blightly of ours. So I've got into the very time-consuming habit of taking my IGs with my Nikon. You're right. Life is too short.
6. Broderie Bombs. I like Broderie Anglais. Scratch that, I freaking love it. But when I posted this pic of me propping up a wall wearing this darling lace top, nobody dug on it. Sadface. So I deleted. Taylor Swiftly.
Boat Race
7. Oh yeah. There's my face again. Let's move on. 
So there we have it, a slightly abbreviated (unseen) InstaYear. How's your year been on IG? 
Tell all :) xx



All I Want For Christmas

I'm sure you've all seen this sick jumper in Topshop. It's what I'm wearing tomoz. Had to be mine. Much love and festive cheer to you and yours xx
Jumper- Topshop



Oh Yes She Did

The whole season long, I've been toying with the idea of an over-the-knee boot. Should I? Could I? Would I? Luckily, DuoBoots solved my dilemma for me with this stunning pair of Dita suede lovelies. They are seriousssly comfortable and super-easy to wear. Do I feel like I should be starring in Dick Whittington wearing them? Actually, not so much (although I do love a panto it has to be said, don't you?). So here's the thing- when ordering from Duo you enter into a whole new world of calf sizes. First of all I was like "Oh shit, another thing to be fat-paranoid about"- but basically all it means is you end up with a custom-fit boot, which is deffo no bad thing. I can honestly say that your feet (and legs) will be very pleased with you this Christmas if you feel the urge to self-gift a pair of these :) That urge is seemingly permanent with me. Gun Emoji. And yes I am wearing a tea cosy on me heid. Catch you soon xx
Jumper- Gap//Jeans- Acne
Boots- Duo*//Scarf- Topshop
Bag- Gucci//Beanie- H&M//Sunnies- ASOS



Two's Company

Doubtless you'll already know and love this insanely good knitted twosie from Zara. It featured in their AW campaign and has had more IG exposure in the last few weeks than a certain oiled-up internet-breaking booty. So far so good. If I had to critique this dynamic duo however, I would say that the pants are actually wayyyy unflattering, and give forth to an unfortunate C-Toe situation. So watch out for that. Otherwise, you deffo won't wear anything more comfy or cosy all season long. Catch you soon xx PS I have 1D Newz...tickets for 2015 are all mine!!! Oh Yeah. PPS This is me. Make-up free. With blepharitis. Bleuuurgggh. If anyone knows of any good mazzy or eyeliner for bleph sufferers please lemmie know, thanx :))
Jumper- Zara//Pants- Zara
Coat- H&M//Sneaks- Adidas
Bag- Mansur Gavriel//Hat- Catarzi



Training Day

Let's talk Nikes. Every girl needs a pair (or four), right? I have the oldest most knackered Airs for my daily A to B-ing. They are so uncool they don't even qualify as Normcore. (Or maybe they're so uncool that they do). But I am now buzzing, nay overjoyed, to be the proud owner of a brand new pair of box fresh Nike Frees. How sick are they? Answer: Very. These beauts are super lightweight and super comfy, as well as being perfectly monochrome (minimalists rejoice). If Frees aren't your thing, then get on some Roshes, Theas or Air Force 1s here. And you could probably do a lot worse than delve more thoroughly into what JD Sports have got going on and send Santa this link. Everyone likes a tip off :) 
Nike Free 5.0 via JDSports



Winter Wishlist

Ok, so, let's start with a quick confesh: I didn't manage to shoot any looks last weekend. It was pissing down with rain, and I feel as ruff as ruff can be at the minute. Basically- I've got a shockingly bad eye infection- I can't see much of anything (priddy scary) and I can't wear any make-up. So snapping any piccies is out the window (and may be for a while)- unless red eyed zombies are a thing and no-one told me. Hence this lil' ole post. So, let's get stuck in. Now, there's nowt here that's new, or fresh or that you haven't seen loads of times everywhere else (probably)...but...I love all this stuff. I mean, how can you not? Kicking off with a Byredo scent (and candles)....everything about this brand is perf (and shopping in Liberty is always ace). Ain't gonna lie, I'm very much a Narsaholic, and maybe just maybe when my eyes are better (please god, let me go back to seeing normally and not viewing the world through a blurred bloodshot stinging veil) I'll treat myself to some new make-up (gotta throw all the old stuff out anyway). Next up- some Calvin croppies. Still luvin' 'em...although, to be fair, they're quite tough to track down. Netaporter are low on stock, so try ASOS instead. This Balenciaga jumper is the ulitmate in luxury dressing and I basically want.it.bad. And rounding off this Poly of wanties is a Mansur Gavriel backpack, a Larsson & Jennings watch, a Smythson notebook and some Superstar 2s. Happy Lustin' :)) xx



This Is England

Bomber jackets are priddy much my most favouritist thing evah. Last year I bought four (oops), so this year I've been trying to chill my boots and restrain myself from any further purchases. But then....Filipa K happened. This beaut of a jacket had me at Halla. (Swedish Face). I spied it on loads of Scandi bloggers, all over IG and also on the ultimate Italian babe that is Giorgia Tordini. I knew one had to be mine. However a) it's basically sold out everywhere and b) it's freaking expensive. (Liberty stock a bit of FK, but not the jacket). So, who should come riding in on a white charger? Topshop, obvs, with this cheeky lil' dupe. I've been trying super hard not to buy anything this month (electricity bill came and went, eye test came and went- new glasses required, Christmas coming sooner than you think, yadda yadda yadda); but this had me splashing that (non existant) cash. I bought a 12 as it's not very oversized, and very happy I am with it too. You feelin' the bomber love? Lemmie know! Catch you soon xx
Bomber- Topshop//Jeans- Acne
Tee- Zara//Boots- Zara//Hat- Catarzi



Hot Or Knot

You can't have failed to notice that knots are everywhere this season. And I don't just mean in my hair. My good blogger buddy Mission Style absolutely smashed it when she put this look together a few weeks back, so I thought I'd give it a whirl myself. Few words of warning though: 1) Don't attempt to double layer your knits and jump on the knot hype if the weather is above twelve degrees. You will boil. 2) Don't attempt this look if you like breathing. It's fairly impossible. 3) Don't tie your jumper like a complete div, as I have done, in the style of a baby's bib. Not chic. Make sure it's in more of a sideways situation and 4) Don't attempt knitted legginz unless you are feeling big love for Nora Batty, as they will go baggy, and make you look fatter than you are. Excuses, excuses. So, pieces-wise Zara are now doing these here leggings in dark grey, which I think we can all agree are fairly sick. Also, my fedora now comes in black, which I need need need like the stupid shopalholicky MOFO that I am. The skinny knit is now only available in the mustard as you probably know, and this is my basic-bitch-jumper-cum-bib knit, but this is also a ledge shape, is it (k)not? Catch you soon xx
Skinny Knit- Zara//Regular Knit- Zara
Leggings- Zara//Hat- Zara//Sneaks- Adidas



And So To Bed

The White Company catalogue is like porn for girls, isn't it? Every time that baby lands on the doormat I'm all over it, sighing and cooing, and wishing I lived in a beautiful whitewashed house lounging around all day, every day, in pyjamas and a cashmere dressing gown. Luckily, fashion has totally tuned into this sartorial chillaxing. First there was Kate Moss's amaze silk pyjama jacket from back in the summer. It was so sick I nearly cried. Then there was Zara's dressing gown coat (which a lorra lorra bloggers seem to have gone cray for- I tried it on and disappeared. There was literally no me. I was all coat. Some may say that's no bad thing. But let's leave that debate for now). And then there was this very wearable belted cardi, which Daria wore so beautifully in the Mango AW campaign. (What doesn't Daria wear beautifully? You're right. Silly fucking question). Not only is this stunner non-overwhelming and easy-peasy to wear but it's also in....drumroll.....a very covetable shade of camel. (What shade of camel isn't covetable? You're right, silly fucking question). So, here's to lazing, lounging, loafing, wearing blankets and having a very photogenic house/child/labrador :) xx
PS Yeah, I know. No sunnies. Again. Since I lost my Other Stories ones nothing else feels right. Isn't it awful when you look at your face and think is "Jeeeezus Christ all I can see is my mum, my dad and all four grandparents"? 
Cardi- Mango//Tee- Topshop
Jeans- Acne//Boots- Zara
Bag- Gucci//Hat- H&M

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