As much as I dislike winter (I believe it should ONLY be cold and snowing at the mountains) I really love the holidays. I typically save up my vacation days and then have a very relaxed December. I also adore kitschy holiday fashion. Give me reindeer and bells all winter long. I particularly LOVE this reindeer sweatshirt from F&F. It combines three aspects that make it a winter favorite: it was cheap, it’s super cute and very warm. And surprisingly I’ve actually been wearing it a lot!
It will probably come to no surprise to you that I have been completely, devastatingly sad lately. I’m trying really hard not to be overcome with the sadness though and I figured the best way would be to continue doing the things I used to really like doing, like this blog. Honestly, I don’t think the blog will ever be the same, Dracul was too much a part of it, but I still want this to be a happy place.
I’ve bought a few things lately but to be honest they haven’t cheered me up too much. Nothing can take away the pain when you lose a loved pet, it just takes time I guess. But back to the materialistic crap I’ve obtained. Starting with a lovely coat from H&M. I got it in the sale for super cheap (it was 75% off) and since I liked it from the time it came out (but back then I thought it was over-priced) I knew that I wanted it. I really like the detailing – the leather look sleeves, the shearling collar, the gold buttons and the chunky zippers on the sleeves. I’ve worn it every single day from the time that I got it but pretty soon it may be too cold for it, but still I think it was a good purchase.
I placed an order on Asos when they had the 20% off everything sale and it has arrived today so that was nice. I didn’t really get too many things but a few nicknacks and a pair of pretty shoes. Continue reading Fake It to Make It
These photos were taken about two weeks ago? What a difference in weather! It is currently raining sleet and everything is horrible and freezing and wet. Ugh. These past few days my pig walking has been limited to bare minimums – we go out, he gets his business accomplished and we race back home.
See, I wasn’t kidding about wear these shoes ALL THE TIME. I wear them mostly with skinny jeans – which I have been seriously loving this month. I don’t know, either my style has gone really laid back or I’ve just become a bit more lazy, but seriously, nothing is as easy as putting on a pair of skinny jeans and a few layers and calling it an outfit.
This outfit is from two weeks ago Saturday when the boy and I went shopping. We bought some books and also birthday gifts for my grandpa (who is now 89 years old) and for my brother, on Sunday we had a nice family lunch over at my grandparents’ house. I didn’t take any photos on Sunday (and I had on a pretty neat pair of shoes too) so the ones from Saturday will have to do.
My favorite part of this outfit are the boots – I thrifted them in the beginning of November and have been wearing them almost non-stop ever since. I love them! They’re from Topshop and are super comfy. They have a flat heel perfect for walking and some shearling inside to keep me warm. They also have two buckles but I don’t have to unbuckle them to put them on or off. Oh and if you’re wondering what books I got, both are written by Mo Hayder and are Pig Island and Poppet.
When I purchased this Asos parka I never thought I would get as much wear out of it as I have. I actually never expected to wear it so much! I have been wearing it nonstop lately – mainly because I have still failed to retrieve the rest of my warmer coats from storage – but also because it’s one of those items that are so easy to wear.