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My Boxing Day Sales Haul

I was thinking of making a boxing day sale wishlist but I decided to show you what I bought already instead. As you can see I've done quite a lot of damage. I bought most things online and a few things in store today. I went to Derry and I popped into Topshop and Boots. Boots have such a great sale, all their gifts sets are half price or more so its the perfect time to buy Christmas presents for next year or just treat yourself (like me!) Some things are now sold out online but there could be available in store so I've included them. Did you buy anything in the Christmas sales? :) 

 pleated long sleeve shirt - topshop (sold out online) - £22
over the moon selecton box - boots - was £15 now £7.50
sparkle and fade metallic rib jumper - urban outfitters (sold out online) - was £39 now £22
navy velvet mary jane heels - office - was £55 now £33
gold leaf plisse playsuit - topshop - was £36 now £22
velvet lace romper - topshop - was £46 now £20

looking glass sequin dress - sister jane - was £79 now £45
pins and needles velvet dress - urban outfitters - was  £59 now £30
limelight ruffle blouse - sister jane - was £59 now £39
mae mid heels in black - topshop (sold out online) now £18
sanctury spa lather up - boots - was £20 now £10
laurie buckle boots - office - was £64 now £48

Topshop Festive Look

velvet bomber - topshop
tinsel dress - topshop

Merry Christmas Eve!!! I thought I'd post some pictures of what I wore last night. I love all things glittery and velvet so the Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year. I got the velvet bomber as a Christmas present and I absolutely love it. As it was so stormy last night I ended up wearing a heavier coat but I cant wait to wear it. I love this glittery dress that I got for the festive season. Both items are from Topshop and both are on sale!

  I hope you have a nice Christmas :)

November Photo Diary: Paris, Pins and The Damned

this month I went to Paris for a weekend as a last minute birthday present for Chris, it was so nice seeing Paris in the autumn even if the weather wasn't great, the autumn leaves made up for it
we went back to the restaurant we loved last time, Zero Zero Sevres in Saint Germain des Pres, and it was just as good :) 
on our first night we visited Serge Gainsbourg's house which hasn't been changed since his death in 1991 with his collection of art, furniture and instruments still intact. You can read more about it here

it is covered in lots of graffiti like this one of Jane and Serge

the next day we went to Montmartre because we didn't get a chance to see it last time, I really loved this area and its possibly one of my favourite spots in Paris now. We visited the Moulin Rouge and then had lunch in a cafe beside it

we also went to a market that morning and bought this France Gall record, there were so many cool ornaments and anitques, I would have loved to had an extra suitcase and the ability to haggle in French 😄

near the Sacre Coeur there is a square called the Place Du Tertre where you can buy art or get a portrait made for you

there are really create views from the Sacre Coeur, I would love to go there again in the Summer when its not as cloudy
Montmartre is full of cute little scenes like this one (btw you can tell Im freezing)

we also went to the Arc de Triomphe, it was remembrance weekend and the commemoration of the Paris attacks that took place last year so there were extra flowers laid underneath

it rained a lot that evening but the streets still looked pretty, we walked past the famous Cafe De Flore on our way to a metro station (a lot of the stops were closed for renovation so finding our way around was difficult)

on the last morning we went to see the Eiffel Tower again, this time we wanted to view it from the other side - here is me badly imitating this Francoise Hardy picture 

we also accidentally found the bridge that is featured in the film Last Tango in Paris

I picked up a few souvenirs this time :)
another great thing that happened in November was the release of Johnny Marrs book. I started reading it on the way to Paris but I haven't been able to finish it because of uni work :( I can't wait until the Christmas break to finish it
I pre-ordered the copy from Waterstones so its signed too !!!

I also picked up a few things from Lush this month, I love the Christmas collection, I just want to try everything
its starting to feel a lot like Christmas, I havent totally gotten into the Christmas spirit yet but I've started buying presents for people and Im getting excited now, I really need to go ice skating or something to get in the festive spirit

we also went to see Pins this month at the Fleece. They were supporting Honeyblood and there set was so good. If you haven't heard of them already you should totally look them up because they are one of the best UK bands out there

I really loved this outfit I wore to Pins - the leopard print coat is from pull and bear, the mesh top from river island, the velvet bralet from new look, the velvet jeans from topshop and the boots from office (so much goes into an outfit 😅)

I also went home this month for the first time since the 5th of September, it was really nice being home and I made good use of my time by eating four meals a day hehe

I got my Christmas present early this year because I'm going home for Christmas soon and I wanted to set up the record player before I go. The turntable is by Audio Technica and the speakers are by Logitech, I'm really happy with them and I can't wait to play the records I bought when I didn't have a record player. I've been using my Dads record player for years so its so cool to have a new one :)

I went to the Damned for the first time on the last day of November. I seen them in Motion in Bristol which was absolutely freezing but there were so much fun and we had a great night :)

This post is so long, I should really start doing these updates weekly 😛 (the new emojis are weird but I still intend on using them)