Fashion

What to get the lady who has everything for Christmas?

Us ladies often get to the stage in life where we want something lovely for Christmas, that we would love as a gift but not always something that we need. There is no denying that I have expensive taste, I always have done. I have this skill for picking the most expensive item, want it and not really need it so they are normally left in the shop as the family comes first.

What To Get The Lady Who Has Everything For Christmas

So this year I thought I would put together a gift guide of items that the lady in your life would love to see under the Christmas tree. Something that she will want a special treat.

Beauty gifts

Every lady loves a spa day, so why not add some Ragdale Hall spa vouchers. A perfect gift to help your lady unwind after all of Christmas preparation.

Luxury face cream and moisturisers by Skin Doctors are going on my list, Instant Eyelift, Skin Resurfacing cream, Beelift and Instant Facelift are on my wish list, they have fabulous reviews and any of the range would be loved.

Relaxing bath products are always a nice like luxury bath salts from Dead Sea or gorgeous bath oils from Olverum. The most amazing smelling bath oil to help you have a wonderfully relaxing bath.

Food and Drink gifts

My gift list always has a nice bottle of champagne added to it, so what about some lovely champagne flutes? Or what about this years craze of Gin, and especially Gin baubles from Find Me a Gift, you could add them to the Christmas tree as little treats throughout December. With Gin being so popular at the moment why not get a Gin & Tonic Infusions set, they give you all the ingredients to make your very own flavoured gins, available from Sous Chef.

Every girl wants some chocolates wrapped up under the tree, Guylian chocolates are one of my favourite as they contain praline, which is my go to chocolate… yummy. This year they are 15% bigger and so very delicious. Sous Chef also sent me this beautiful Panettone the most amazing sweet Italian bread that is very popular in our house at Christmas. We often sit down with a nice cup of tea and enjoy a slice of this fruity sweet bread.

I always love a personalised gift, so what about a jar of prosecco flavoured bon bon’s from Gift Pup. They have so many lovely gifts to choose from. I can’t wait to get started on mine.

Subscription Box gifts

Have you thought about a a floral subscription box? I love having flowers in our house, they always make me smile. Flowers just seem to bring happiness on even the gloomiest day. Beard and Daisies offer a range of different postal flowers, your Christmas gift would be a surprise delivery for months after Christmas.

The Pink Parcel is also a fabulous monthly subscription box, it is designed for us ladies. The Pink Parcel is delivered monthly in time for your time of the month, packed with all the products you need plus a box of little treats to help you feel better. Each month your ‘for you’ box is full of different items so you never get the same thing. Mine contained chocolates, a face mask, a couple of different beauty products.

Whenever I am at home, I have a a candle burning just about all of the time. The lovely team at Sandwick Bay Candles are launching a subscription candle box, which for me is perfect. If they smell anything like this gorgeous festive cinnamon and orange then I can’t wait to get my hands on the first months. Who wouldn’t love this gift?

Just gorgeous gifts

You cannot go wrong with beautiful stationery. What about a gorgeous personalised pen, beautiful note book and some stress therapy colouring crayons from The Pen Company. For me stationery is a must at any time of the year, not just at Christmas.

Of course no Christmas is complete with a gorgeous piece of jewellery. I love it, each year getting something beautiful to wear throughout the year. Rock ‘n’ Rose have a fabulous range of fashion items, you will find the perfect gift for any lady in your life.

Unicorns are so popular right now with both adults and children, that it seems silly not to add a cute little personalised mug and cuddly unicorn from Gift Pup. They will look lovely on my desk, to add that little bit of cuteness to my day.

Fitness gifts

I have always wanted a pair of retro roller skates, I used to skate as a teen. Why not bring back a childhood memory with a gift to remind her of her childhood. Roller skates are going on my gift list this year, as I am also reliving my Sylvanian Families obsession through my daughter this Christmas.

Or how about a lovely personalised t-shirt? You could have one made just for using in the gym or out running. How about ‘I run to eat cake’ or ‘This girl can’ you could put anything you wanted on to the top. Why not think of something that’s really personal to the lady in your life. Printsome offer a fabulous range of personalised t-shirts.

Of course with all of the yummy gifts at Christmas, most of us then start the new year wanting to get a bit fitter and what better way to help than buying a gorgeous Yogabellies yoga mat.

Something a bit cheeky

Why not treat your lady to a little gift that will spice things up in the bedroom? Why not try out the satisfyer pro penguin it’s a fabulous little toy for you both to enjoy.

 

*Big thank you to all the wonderful Brands who have contributed to my Christmas Gift Guide. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

 

Changing your look for the Christmas party

*This is a sponsored post, as always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

The Christmas Party Season upon us…. YAY!!! Such an exciting time, with party plans in the making for the last couple of months, getting everyone into the festive sprit. When it comes to Christmas parties, I always want to look amazing. ( or at least try too Haha)

Christmas Party

I generally start my hunt for a new dress in around October, when the plans for venues have been confirmed. For me a dress is a must for a Christmas party, well in fact any party. My figure unfortunately doesn’t really suit the gorgeous leather trouser and top look so I always go for a dress.

To go along with my new dress inevitably comes, new shoes, new clutch bag, new jewellery, much to my Hubby’s dismay. ‘Do you really need another pair of shoes and a bag…..’ well quite clearly I do.

When it come to my make up, I love a dramatic smoky eye, with beautifully shimmery eye lids, false eye lashes and a great contour. Finishing off with one of my favourite perfumes.

This year however I had spoken to a couple of people who are going that extra mile and completely changing their hair style just for the Christmas party. Going from luscious long hair to a short choppy style and a cut pixie cut changing to long hair. Honestly I was quite surprised, I mean hair extensions are amazing when done properly however they are very pricey. Then having spend years growing your hair to have it all cut off to match your outfit for the Christmas seems just a little bit crazy to me. If you want to do it for a permanent change then yeah why not, but just because of the Christmas party… wow.

 

However when the girls started to explained they had found cheap wigs that they were looking at buying. Allowing them to completely change their look for the Christmas party with out having to make it a permanent change. What a brilliant idea. I know its popular with a lot of celebs like Kylie Jenner who is always seen with a different hair style and colour. It’s just not something I had ever thought about doing. However finding wigs that are reasonably priced I might give it a go.

What do you think? Would you wear a wig just for your Christmas party?

My Winter style….

I love the winter months, the colder days opens up a whole new wardrobe of items. Jumpers, jeans, jumper dresses, boots and most importantly coats, scarfs and gloves.

Every autumn I start to look for a new winter coat. I really don’t need another coat I have 5 coats already but it is a must have for each winter. Plus each year there are so many new styles and fabrics to choose from that I just can’t help myself.

So, even though I have so much Christmas shopping to get started I couldn’t help but start my search for a new winter coat. On my search I started to think maybe I need a whole new outfit for the winter and I found it over at Esprit a fabulous fashion house. Keep reading to see what I fallen in love with for this winter.

The coat and scarf

Although I don’t need another coat or a scarf come to think of it, but I am always wanting another one to add to the collection. Plus I don’t have anything like my picks this year. I have chosen a gorgeous tweed style coat, it’s slightly different than the standard tweed as it has some colour within the weave of the fabric and a beautiful large spade collar and the main thing I look for in a smart winter coat, a tie-waist as they flatter by figure the most. It also has two side pockets that are hidden to look like the seam of the coat, perfect for keeping your hands warm.

The scarf I chose was this lovely navy, grey and plum made of block stripes. With the beautiful Autumnal shades it is versatile enough to go with many outfits throughout the Autumn into the Winter.


The dress and boots

Now I think the one of the staple items to have within a winter wardrobe is a jumper dress. They can be worn all winter, so easy to just pop on in the morning before the school run to wear with a pair of chunky knit tights and a pair of boots, with a heel or a cute pair of chelsea boots, flat shoes or even a court shoe. Jumper dresses can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, adding statement jewellery and clutch bag or just popping on your wellies to take the dogs for a walk. Whatever the need a jumper dress during the winter offers just that.

I also found these mid heel black suede style boots, they will look fabulous with so many outfits this winter, plus they compliment my choice of jumper dress perfectly.

So there you have it my top picks for the perfect winter outfit, gorgeous coat, versatile scarf, jumper dress and boots… just perfect.

What would your go to winter wardrobe be?

*This post was made in collaboration with Esprit. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Getting suited and booted with Dobell

For years it has been that you would hire suits for the Grooms men at weddings. However things are changing, with many couples now buying suits or even trousers, shirt and waist coat without having the jacket. For our wedding we did hire our suits because my Hubby wanted a traditional morning suit, but I think if we were to get married again he re-think this.

Tweed Jackets from Dobell

Dobell

Tweed jackets are now very popular, for a smarter look with jeans for an evening out or more formal occasions with a nice pair of trousers.

Tweed waist coats from Dobell

Dobell

I have a friend who married just over a year ago and he and his Grooms party opted for tweed waist coat, white shirt, chinos and bow tie, all wearing brogues. It really suited the Groom and the rustic style of wedding.

Dobell offer a fabulous range of Grooms men items, from tuxedos, dinner suits and morning suits, they really have anything you could want for your Grooms party. Their prices are reasonable with a suit starting at just £79.99 or they currently have an offer of two suits for £140, so you could consider buying your Grooms mens suits instead of hiring them.

Dobell kindly send my Hubby out a Green Tweed Jacket, so he could see the quality of the items and have a a jacket that he can wear for occasions that require a smarter look and also for a casual day out. The jacket normally retails at £99.99 however it is currently on offer for £49.99, such a brilliant price for a tweed jacket.

The Green Tweed jacket that my Hubby was sent, is lovely. It is a nice thick wool blend fabric, fully lined, looks wonderful with  pair of jeans out for lunch or with chinos for an evening out. I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of the jacket, it’s well cut with true to size fit. I often find when buying clothing on line for anyone in our house that sometimes items are not true to the size, which is some times a annoying as you buy something bit its far to big or to small then you have to arrange to send it back and get new items sent out to you. My Hubby now has his eye on the matching waist coat to go with his lovely jacket.

*Thank you Dobell for sending my Hubby a lovely jacket. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*