LAST MINUTE GETTING NEW YEAR’S EVE READY.COM

There’s one day left of 2016 and quite frankly – I’m terrified. Tonight I’m going to be raising a glass in the hope that all the remainers survive it!! (See what I did there?? Meheh). It’s been a crazy one, and I feel like the universe succeeded in becoming especially spontaneous this year. So here’s hoping for less unexpected surprises, and lots of love in 2017.

One thing stayed consistent for me though – my magpie tunnel vision. I’m forever going to be determined to hunt out clothes / bargains, and fill my room until it truly looks like the most beautiful landfill you’ve ever seen. In true magpie style – here are my top last minute-surely no one can deliver this in time- picks for what to wear this NYE (FYI even if you’re not going out out, sassiness is non-optional).

 

Amaris burgundy choker detail ruched bodycon dress – £20, PrettyLittleThing

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ASOS mix and match star dress now 21.00

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Embroidered T-Shirt Dress – £60, by Jaded London on Topshop

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Long Sleeve Star Sequin Mini Dress – £65.00, by Rare on Topshop

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Miss Selfridge Embroidered Sequin Mesh Detail Mini Dress – On sale now 49.50 on ASOS

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Navy long sleeve wrap dress – 25.00, Missguided

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Red lace cami choker bodycon dress -Now on sale £20.00, Missguided

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Satin maxi dress – £14.99, H&M

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Sequin Dress – £25.99, Zara

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Block colour metallic dress – on sale now £15.99, Zara

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Long jumpsuit with slit – on sale now £17.99, Zara

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Rainbow Embroidered Cami by Jaded London – on sale now £30.00, Topshop

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Sick sunday…

..spent not feeling sick.

So usually my Sundays are spent crawling around, regressed in nature back to the dawn of time. In fact probably less than microbial movements, just pure grunts and desperate attempts to sign, “Maccys”, to anyone in the unfortunate close proximity. So this Sunday the unexpected happened, there was not a hangover to be seen. So crazy was this occurrence that it inspired me to take a boat trip, a walk, go to a market, drink some wine, munch some steak, have some coconut coffee. Oh my SUNdays. 

Kind of a regular now at Maltby St market- and it’s kind of a big deal. The steak is definitely worth skipping a Sunday snooze for! Check them out on Instagram @thebeefsteaks

£8 for steak & chips – I had chimichurri sauce, and there’s horseraditch cream on the left there:

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Washed down perfectly with a glass of cold Greek red wine.

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Getting a boat is a fun & cheap way to see loads more of London- we took it from Tower Bridge to Embankment. Like true captains of the Thames.

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Velvet Crush

Velvet is everywhere right now. It’s reminiscent of the velour tracksuit noughties days, but it hasn’t quite gotten that far…yet. I made my first velvet purchase last weekend, on a mad dash around Zara whilst on a hen do in Edinburgh. All we needed was Dale Winton and it would have been an even more heavenly version of supermarket sweep. It was an epic stripe jumpsuit. If it wasn’t for the equally epic camel toe it gave me, we would have been life long friends. 

Velvet striped jumpsuit – £25.99, Zara

Now we’ve departed ways I need some more new velvet in my life. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces right now. Get ready to stroke…

 

Velvet Dream no1

ts04g03kros_zoom_m_1ts04g03kros_zoom_f_1Crushed Velvet Twist Front Top -£19.00, Topshop. Also available in ochre:

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ts27s20kbls_zoom_f_1Velvet Flippy Skirt – £19.00, Topshop


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7395660-1-green.jpgVelvet Midi Wrap Dress – £20.00, Boohoo on ASOS


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Velvet Platforms -£45.00, ASOS 


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Anita And Green Black Cut Out Velvet Bodysuit – £22.99, New Look


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Velvet floral appliqué lace bodysuit -£22.00, Missguided. Also available in black.


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Floral two piece choker strappy velvet playsuit – £25.00, Missguided


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The Wade Velvet Boot – £65.00, Archive by Alexa @ Marks & Spencer


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Crushed velvet leggings – £15, Missguided


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Chelsea floral applique midi dress -£28.00, Pretty Little Thing

Monday wishlist 1*

Monday wishlist 1*

 

Nobody let me outside. Unless it’s to go it’s to the gym! Where they’ve probably revoked my membership due to inactivity. Actually maybe I should start living in the gym?! Shorter commutes to work… jacuzzi… Wow feeling slightly more motivated on a Monday now! I just transferred the last of the money I owed my friends from our weekend excursion, and had the shock of a lifetime when I saw my balance. I’m now imposing quarantine on myself – until pay day. I’m generally not very good at this because I get the classic- don’t want to miss out on anything fever. I’m going to pass my time instead – by writing and drooling over all of the new stuff I want (won’t) buy…

Miss Selfridge see through top
£31 – asos.com

Topshop tall skirt
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Topshop cropped trousers
£23 – nordstrom.com

NIKE white high top
£73 – stylebop.com

Barcelona ah ah

 

Barcelonaa. Vicky Christina Barcelona.The Javier-Cruz-Johannson-Spanish-red wine-love-fest is actually one of my favourite films of all time. NO SHAME. 

 

 



Seeing as summer was cancelled this year I wanted to get some speedy sun. Barcelona is perfect for a few days away, being a city by the beach! I felt great that walked our legs off exploring. So great that when we hit the beach we didn’t move for two days to recover from all the walking, and ate bacoa burgers. Good ol’ traditional Spanish food!! It was amazing. 

Unfortunately I didn’t see Havier-Cruz, but did see a lot of Americans who were probably looking for them as well. 

VERDICT 100% LOVE FOR BARCA STILL LIVES ON* Get yourself a hotel with a roof pool to max out your stay. We stayed near parc guell which was cool but I definitely have rooftop insta-envy. 

Milano

Soo vintage this post..DSC04481DSC04473DSC04483I went to Milan in December but due to the time delay – it’s only just uploading 😉

Coat- £20.00 – Faux Fur ‘London Leathers’ -Vintage Kilo Sale, Oldham St, Manchester

Hat- £6.00 -Primark

Ankle Boots – £12.00 Zara 

Bag- Sample Sale, N Brown Group

The Christmas market hype was failing to take hold in rainy Manchester so we got some cheap flights to Milan to check out their’s instead.

We walked around the city- wearing hats, (me) taking pictures of store windows, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. (No change there then.) We were like Milanese moths running into fairy lights, getting drunk on red wine.

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We imersed ourselves in Milanese culture whilst sipping on vodka- made quintessentially continental with the local shop’s blueberry juice- “Bravo”!