The last minute gift guide (and giveaway!)

For once I have actually been organised regarding christmas and purchased the majority of my presents early, but usually (and in the circumstances of well over half the people I know) gift buying is a pretty last minute thing! Sometimes it's difficult to decide what style or theme of present a person will desire - I for one am currently struggling with a secret santa - so, in-keeping with all budgets, I've accumulated quite a few bits and bobs that I think beauty, fashion, disney and travel lovers alike will love!  

For the beauty maven

For the fashion addict
Sew Lomax Day Time Sights and Night Time Delights Clutch Set*
Laduree Almanac Perpetual
(all direct links)

For the disney lover
(all direct links)

For the world traveller
Urban Outfitters Atlas Wall Art

Stocking fillers
Primark P.S Love Christmas Fashion Nails
Cuticura Limited Edition Vanilla Fudge/Tangy Cherry/Chocolate Orange Hand Gel
And as a little token of appreciation for sticking around despite my lack of posting these past few weeks, I shall be giving away a selection of these gifts (worth over sixty pounds) as a little extra christmas present to one of you lovelies! Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below and I'll announce the winner through Twitter/Instagram on Christmas Eve.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
P.S. here are a few discount codes I've accumulated from some fab brands which you can use to your hearts content; LALA10 for 10% off at La La Land and CHRISTMAS for 10% off at Sew Lomax

November snippets.

Bouquets for days / Prettiest afternoon tea arrangement
 Watching The Devil Wears Prada / Getting festive with The Body Shop
 Sick day essentials / Double trouble
So many colours / Payday treats
Simply Chanel / Grandma's flowers 
 Getting my feet wet / Cute mother daughter meal
 Sleepy kitty / Double trouble take two 
The perfect breakfast / Lipstick on my mug
 Flower market browsing / Cheeky purchase?
 Hint for Santa / Candle season is upon us
 Admiring the sky / Learning how to DIY at Violet Lux
 My favourite dessert / Throwback with the main gal
 I'll take all four please / Making the most of leftover blooms
 Pretending to (loosely) be a cat for charity day / Goodbye autumn
 First festive Costa of the season / Dream heels at work
*smirky emoji* / One hella big tree
 River Island getting it so right / Hint for Santa take two
 Latest photography project / Festive MAC collection had me swooning
 My happy place / Lazy sunday mornings
 Mockingjay part 1 viewing / Good hair day
 Sky on fire / Goodies from Primark and Iconemesis*
Black Duvet Friday / Double trouble take three
 Major hint for Santa / Observing the heavens
Addicted to Brownie hot chocolate

November was spent appreciating the little things in life, like fab friends and fab hot chocolate, having fun in aid of the greater good and getting super excited for *whispers* CHRISTMAS!

Howdy cowboy.


Topshop hat and jumper
New Look trousers
Office boots*

Although most of my wage for the past few months has gone straight towards New York, I still thought it important to spend that little bit extra on some staple items to see me through Winter, the first (and most loved) example being this Topshop jumper! It's just the right length to sit atop jeans  and high waisted items alike, and boasts a decent amount of warmth with a comfortably high neck line. I know, I know... I don't quite resemble a cowboy (or should I say cowgirl) but these boots don't half make me feel like one, and - as my friends have noted - I get my 'strutt on' when I wear them!