It seems that those bitterly cold, frosty mornings might just be on their way out. The last couple of weeks I have been craving Spring SO badly. Finally I've got the chance to get out of my boots to put on my trainers and bare the ankles! Also, I’m ready to put my coat away and start wearing jackets again… I feel they’re being neglected! Although not today... still just a tad too chilly!
This outfit I feel has the first hint of Spring that my blog and myself desperately needed! The soft colour of mint that this FIORELLI bag is, is just perfect for the season transition. I know it is still January but Spring, I’m ready for you!
I’m also wearing my beloved shirt with the cutest embroidered bugs on. As soon as I saw this online I completely fell in love with it! Anything embroidered steals my heart to be honest.
Another not so Wintery wear are my ripped jeans which I dug out of my wardrobe. I’ve being having a bit of a tidy up recently and have made my self wear some old things that I had pretty much forgotten about. These jeans were one of those items… they kind of feel like new again!
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Coat - ZARA (similar here)
Shirt - ZARA (similar here)
Jeans - TOPSHOP (similar here)
Bag - FIORELLI
Shoes - ASOS
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Hygge (pronouced hooga) is a word that I've seen thrown around rather a lot over the last couple of months. It wasn’t until I was chatting with my sister and she said that she was given a book called ‘The little book of Hygge – The Danish way to live well’ that I actually understood what it meant!
There is no direct translation really, every country has its own slightly different version of it.
A few days later, to my surprise a little package arrived at work for me… enclosed was ‘The little book of Hygge’! along with a Copenhagen pocket guide (As I’m visiting in March) which seemed rather fitting as the hygge book was written by Meik Wiking from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen (Kind of sounds like the best place to work!)
I’ve been allowing myself at least half an hour each night to sit and read this book. In normal everyday life I am REALLY not a reader. I usually buy a book for a holiday but often I get to chapter 3 and give up. This little book however, I’m excited to get back to each evening.
I really couldn’t recommend the book more, I think everyone should read it. It makes you have YOU time and the more you read it the more little things you will do for yourself. Like lighting candles, making a mug of tea… running a bubble bath. All these things are really hygge… apparently what would make them even more hygge would be if there was a storm outside whilst doing all these things!
It’s all about cosiness, well-being, it has also been described as a hug without touching (which actually makes total sense in my mind). The more I read the more I love it. Although, already hygge has become an excuse for rather a lot of things. I really need that Neom candle because… hygge. Also, that cashmere jumper and jogger set is absolutely essential because, well… hygge! See where I’m going with this?
More than anything, this little book has made me give myself ME time again. I’m already sleeping so much better from reading in a low light with a candle on in the background before bed, rather than going from watching a jumpy episode of Silent Witness to lying in bed for an hour feeling absolutely wide awake!
I think everyone will find their own way to have their little hygge moments and I have definitely found mine. I’m all about spreading the hygge love… So far I have given away one of these books, and already have my next recipient in mind! Happy hygge to you all!
I am all about the neutrals, which means a great way to add a little excitement to a fairly simple outfit is by adding a scarf. I love the colour khaki green, so when I saw this scarf in Zara with this gorgeous print I though it would be a perfect addition to my winter accessories!
This scarf is so soft... I wish It came across in the photos! Also, at only £19.99 an absolute bargain... Zara do nail it every time!
I'm also wearing my shiny boots from Public Desire that despite all their use still look brand spanking new!
Just below you will get a little peak of my new necklace. I have literally been looking at this necklace online for about 6 months, and I promise that isn't an over exaggeration! Finally, on boxing day (it went in to the sale!) I finally made the purchase and I think I've worn it every day since. It has a gorgeous bobble chain which you can't really since in the image but the link is below. It will also be appearing in a LOT more blog posts!
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Scarf: ZARA (similar here)
Jumper Dress: WHISTLES (similar here)
Boots: PUBLIC DESIRE
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I've bought a fair few faux leather skirts over the years... but the ones that REALLY last are definitely my Zara ones. That's why I thought it was time to invest in a new midi, as that is one thing that is missing from my wardrobe!
I'm really looking forward to wearing this skirt with a chunky knit, but today I've gone for something more fitted that I thought look quite neat and showed off more of a silhouette... not that you can see it under my coat!
The skirt was only £25.99 and I cannot believe how much more expensive it looks... Zara are SO good at making high quality looking items for such amazing prices. I'm a fan, can you tell?
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Jumper - ZARA
Skirt - ZARA
Coat - ZARA (very similar here)
Boots - RUSSELL AND BROMLEY
Watch - ELIE BEAUMONT
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First things first, happy new year! I have decided this is going to be a great year. Over the last week I have booked FOUR trips away... yes 4! Seriously no more can be booked! However, I am so excited for a year full of adventure! I think it is rather fitting that this jumper says 'c'est si bon' meaning 'it is so good' and that is exactly what 2017 is going to be!
Now, more on to my outfit! I am often on the hunt for sweatshirt that I can pull off as looking a little smarter as well as casual.! Finally, I found this gorgeous one in Hush! I had my eye on it for quite a while and then the dreaded thing happened... It went out of stock! Often for me, something has to go out of stock for me to realise how much I wanted it! With a few days of checking the page and resfreshing, my size finally came back in stock and straight in to my basket it went!
I also love the quote, I'm all for spreading that positivity!
The easiest way to smarten up a sweat is to add a shirt underneath. I always find a silky shirt better than a cotton one under knits or sweats as it sits better with out feeling like you have too many layers on!
Paired with a smart black coat and some leather accessories... I think the sweatshirt has definitely been transformed from casual to smart!
The coat I am wearing in from M&S which also comes in a light grey and camel... I would quite happily of bought all 3!
To top the outfit off I am wearing my trusty Russell & Bromley boots and my Sophie Fleming leather back pack which I have found just so handy for shopping. You can search all those clothes rails while being hands free!
A perfect look for work or weekend wear... and comfortable too! Thinking I need a couple more sweatshirts to add to my wardrobe!
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Coat - M&S
Sweatshirt - HUSH
Shirt - TOPSHOP (similar here)
Jeans - TOPSHOP
Boots - RUSSELL & BROMLEY
Bag - SOPHIE FLEMING
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