Lifestyle // Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide


Soap & Glory Set: Boots, No7 Eye Duo: Boots, Rimmel Merry Little Mani: Boots - 3for2, Slippers: Primark, Nouveau Lashes: TK Maxx

Only one week left before Christmas is here, can you believe how fast this year has gone? 

We all know what these seven days bring us, panic/stress/sleepless nights  as we haven't finished our Christmas shopping or we worry we have not bought enough. I'm here to help, it really doesn't have to be a dreaded week, it is a time to celebrate, have fun and spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the last few days of finding presents that will light up your loved ones face; after all it is the though that counts. 

Small stocking gifts are the best things to pick up if you are unsure what to get someone.  There is nothing better than a cute pair of socks or slippers, they can be bought from pretty much any high street store. 

How cute are these rabbit footsies as they are called in Primark, they are only £4 so they will not break the bank! You could win everyone over with these as they are super cute, cosy, soft and just so god damn adorable. 

Don't feel embarrassed with taking advantage of Boots' 3for2 offers, they have a fantastic range of gifts for both men, women and children at affordable prices. It is not just toiletries that you can pick up, they have perfume, homewares and lots of accessories. 

As I have rambled on in previous posts, do visit TK Maxx, I went in whilst doing my own Christmas shopping and bought quite a few bits for myself once again - I never learn!  Allow yourself time to search the shelves as they have hundreds of products, but you will find some fantastic hidden gems. 

Another store you must visit is Lush, every girl would appreciate a gift from Lush! I know I would. It can be a little overwhelming if you are unsure what you are looking for but don't let that put you off, they have the most loveliest of staff and are there to help, so ask for advice. 

Just remember, do not panic! You don't need to spend a lot, it is the thought that counts, have fun and add a gift in their for yourself :) 

Good Luck

Alice xxx 

Fashion // Throwback to 19 Year Old Me


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Leggings: River Island, Trainers: Converse, Shirt: Primark, Hoodie: H&M Mens, Jacket: H&M


Last week, I came across this very delicate checked shirt that I picked up from Primark in Selfridges at the Trafford Centre a couple of years ago hiding in my wardrobe. 

One, Selfridges stock Primark? Two, they sell products you cannot find in other stores? Say What! 

Immediately it took me back to my college and university days where I lived in leggings and baggy tops, very fashionable Alice. I was extremely self conscious and was a little (ok a lot) chubby, around the time that body image first started to be plastered across every single magazine and newspaper's front covers. I was only comfortable in wearing leggings and baggy tops which hid a multitude of sins, I needed to wear the dark oversized clothes to hide away. What 16-18 year old should be that self conscious? It is one of the most pinnacle points in your life where you turn from a teenager into an adult!

23 year-old me is a little embarrassed at the thought process in my head, I love clothes, I'm a tad obsessed and it might not be healthy but I am happy in myself! However, from time to time there is nothing better than going outside on a cold winters day with the comfiest and baggiest outfit on. I love mixing up my wardrobe with a masculine/tomboy look but playing around with adding a girly twist and in this case it was a bit of red lippy. 

Alice xxx




Fashion // Leather Skirt


 
Skirt: River Island, Denim Shirt: Topshop, Boots: Zara 

I am absolutely obsessed with this look at the moment, especially my leather skirt, as soon as it gets to the weekend I just have to throw this on! My instagram must be filled with outfit shots of me rocking this outfit - how you are not bored of it is beyond me. 

Since losing a bit of weight, I have loved wearing skirts a lot more, don't get me wrong I am still self conscious in a lot of stuff and most mornings results in around two to three outfit changes. The main result of my weightloss is dropping a dress size which is ahhhhmazing, however the downside of this means non of my fave clothes fit me anymore :( Luckily my mum is a fashion designer so I had a few of my clothes taken in for me including this leather skirt and it fits like a dream!! 

Leather skirts are suitable for all occasions, you probably could get away with it for work but I've a feeling its a tad too short! Right now, it is my go to item in my wardrobe and I could not be any more happier with this beaut.

Alice xxx