Yesterday afternoon my boyfriend and I drove over to Nottingham to have a little look at the Christmas market. To be honest it was a little disappointing - no ice rink or Ferris Wheel this year & the few stalls that were there were lacking a little bit of Christmas magic. Nevermind though, I had a super yummy sandwich & bowl of chunky chips for lunch in John Lewis and I had the chance to road test my brand new camera which made up for the pretty lack lustre Christmas market. Oh and I also managed to track down a tube of the illusive Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick which I'm so happy about!
Yesterday morning my new glasses arrived, I've had the frames for a little while but a change in my prescription meant I needed some new lenses. I was originally quoted £200 to have new lenses fitted by a high street optician, which quite frankly is ridiculous, but luckily I found a wonderful company online who would thin the lenses & pop an anti-glare and anti-scratch coating on for just £40! I'm so pleased to have these new frames, I feel infinitely more confident with these that I did with my previous pair - in fact my old glasses have never made an appearance on my blog because I felt so uncomfortable wearing them. I know when I showed these new glasses a little while ago some people didn't like them but as long as you feel confident in something then it really doesn't matter what other people think - always go for what you like & what will make you happy because that's really important and I think sometimes that's easy to forget!
Dress: ASOS - On sale for £21.50!
Cardigan: George at Asda.
Glasses: Lucky Brand - £99.
Heart Ring: Scape Jewellery - £14.
Uncut Ruby Ring: Studio59 - £35.
With only a couple of days left until Christmas I thought I'd snap a few outfit of the day pictures next to our Christmas tree! This is the dress I featured in my last wish list post & as you can tell I decided to keep it after much umming and ahhing! I really do adore the little white collar and the lace overlay is just beautiful. It's currently on sale for only £21.50 at the moment so if you like it, it's a total bargain! Thankfully I only paid £26 for it, if I'd bought it at full price I'd be pretty miffed right now! The purple cardigan is one I've had for a little while and I just don't wear it often enough - I always end up realising how cute it is whenever I pull it out of my wardrobe but I find myself overlooking it all the time!
Necklace: Temporary Secretary ♦
Bracelet: Sailboat, Ahoy!
This absolutely gorgeous necklace is from Temporary:Secretary and the wonderful lady behind the shop, Sarah, was sweet enough to send me this as a Christmas present. I will always do my best to support Sarah & Temporary:Secretary in any way I can, not only because the shop is an online treasure trove of sparkly goodness but also because I've seen how hard she works every single day and how much love she puts into her business. Good things deserve to happen to good people, it's always lovely to support smaller businesses & I have a sneaky feeling that 2012 is going to be a cracking year for Temporary:Secretary and you wouldn't want to miss out on any of that, would you?!
Oh dear, this turned into a little bit of a long post full of rambles & me getting side tracked - I apologise! Are you looking forward to Christmas? I'm excited for to eat an enormous vegetarian roast dinner and I have a bottle of Hendricks Gin because it's the best kind and well, it's lovely to have a little tipple during the holidays when you don't really drink throughout the year. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it..!