Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Day Outfit Ideas

Hello lovelies! So recently I've started thinking about what I'm going to wear on Christmas day. I know some people like to be as comfy as possible and others get really dressed up .. I suppose it just depends where you're going. I spend the day between mine and Andy's mums houses so I go in between the two. I like to feel like I'm making an effort but obviously the outfit must be able to accommodate the festive food baby after dinner.

 Today I thought I'd show you a couple of outfit ideas I've come up with ...

Smart Casual Outfit for Christmas
red velvet dress : river island | over the knee boots: dune 
tights: new look | watch: asos | cream teddy coat: topshop 

1. A comfy dress with tights is the best way to do smart/casual in my opinion. This red velvet dress is so christmassy, especially with the cosy teddy coat over it. You might recognise these boots from a wishlist a while ago - they were half price then and I missed out, so I'm determined to get them in the boxing day sales.

Leather Pencil Skirt Outfit
cream polo top: topshop | pearl earrings: ASOS | leather pencil skirt: topshop 

2. This outfit is a bit dressier and would be good if your family goes out for your Christmas dinner, or even as something to wear if you head out at night time. I'm not usually a huge leopard print fan but there's something about these shoes that made me fall in love - these are on sale just now too. The cream polo tucked into the skirt brings it from super dressy to smart/casual and the fur clutch is the perfect match for these accessories, I think. Since the colours are all neutral, I'd pick a nice dark red lipstick to add some colour.

Do you like these outfits? Do you get dressed up for Christmas day? 



Monday, 15 December 2014

Camel Polo and Biker Coat.

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Camel Polo Neck: ASOS | Biker Coat: Topshop (similar here) | Jamie Jeans: Topshop 
Shoes: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Bag: Primark 

Hello lovelies. Hope you're all well and enjoying the final Christmas countdown - today is Christmas eve eve eve eve eve eve eve eve eve, in case you were wondering. I'm so excited for Christmas but equally, I don't want it to be over so I'm just kind of revelling in all the festivities at the moment and enjoying the merriness. 

I was heading into town for some shopping last weekend and managed to squeeze in some quick outfit pictures before the heavens opened. Who needs a weather forecast when you have my huge humidity hair like mine to tell you it's going to rain? I should have known. Since it's been pretty cold recently, I went for maximum warmth in my alpaca jumper and heavy wool coat. I actually picked up this coat last year and it's worked it's way back into my regular wardrobe again. I like that it's quite basic but it somehow still adds something to a plain outfit.

Of course, I chose my favourite red lace-up shoes to add some colour - these are definite candidates for the best shoes of 2014 (and possibly, of all time). I might actually do a post on my fashion favourites of the year, if I can possibly pick one thing for each. In fact, it'll probably take me until next year to decide. 

Have you got any favourite items of the year? What have you worn the most?



p.s my big giveaway ends on friday! you can enter here - don't be shy, go on ... :)


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Jumper and Faux Fur.

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Faux Fur Jacket: H&M | Present Jumper: Very | Skirt: Topshop
Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: River Island | Nails by Eden Beauty Garden* (post here) 

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you're all enjoying the build-up to Christmas and all the festivities just now - I'm totally in my element. These pics were taken at George Square in Glasgow which is so nice at the moment. We're going back today for a proper look around and then heading down to the Christmas market after. I can almost guarantee there will be a Costa black forest hot chocolate involved at some point too. Best kind of day!

I ordered this white present jumper during the week and I'm so in love with it.The product reviews on Very are so helpful - ASOS, please take note. They said this was very small made and to size up by two whole sizes. I was a bit nervous about doing it but the reviews were right and at two sizes up, it's a perfect fit. It's actually sold out on Very now but I found it on Littlewoods too, although oddly it's going for £7 more than I paid for mine. I'd say this is low on the scale of Christmas Jumpers out at the moment - just a nice subtle Christmas theme.

I was planning to wear this outfit on Christmas day but I've fallen out with this skirt a little recently. It's so frustrating that I only need to sit in the car for five minutes for it to become super creased for the rest of the day. Annoying, but creases aside, I do really like this outfit altogether.

Have any of you got Christmas jumpers?



p.s only 4 days left to enter my Christmas gift bundle giveaway! enter here.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Gift Shopping with Superdrug + Giveaway!

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Oh hello! So recently I was invited along to Superdrug at Glasgow Fort shopping centre, to shop their gift range and to see how many I could get on a £20 gift card they provided. There was a massive range of low-high price beauty gifts and presents for kids too, and I was genuinely surprised at how inexpensive they were.

I picked up 10 items for £20(!) and all these gifts would make good stocking fillers or small gifts for beauty lovers. You could even give the whole bundle to someone - a 'pamper hamper' if you will ... sorry, I had to say it. My favourites were the Flutter bath fizzers, which have the prettiest packaging, and the Love & Wilde candles. Since I'm super organised this year and have bought all my presents, I thought I'd give away this huge beauty bundle to one of you! The items included are:

'I love...' Shower & Bath Set £3
Flutter Bath Fizzers (x4) £1 each
Love & Wilde Candle Set £4
Leafy & Lovely Cooling Eye Mask £2
Love & Wilde Vanilla and Honey Hand Cream £2.50
Chocolate Coins 50p

This giveaway will run from today until midnight on 18th December. I'll announce the winner on 19th December via twitter/email and I'll post as soon as I've received the postage information from the winner (if you're under 18, please make sure you have permission to enter!). Open to UK residents only. Good luck everyone! 

And the winner is ............ Jessica Edmunds from Blonde of Carbs! Thanks so much for entering and congrats! XXX

What do you think of these gifts? Have you found any good bargains recently?


p.s You can browse the all gift ideas at Superdrug here.

*Thanks to Superdrug for providing a £20 gift card for the items above.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

YouTube: Winter Haul ft. Zara, H&M and Topshop

Hello! So I admit I haven't been the best blogger recently. I've got so many good intentions and plans for outfit posts, but the weather is not playing fair and it's been impossible to get nice pictures. I'm hoping the weekend is better so I can catch up on a few outfit posts! To make up my lack of posts, I filmed a fashion haul today for my YouTube channel showing you what clothes and accessories I've been buying over the last month. I hope you enjoy watching the video .. if you do, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel

What's been your favourite Winter purchase so far?


p.s did you know you can follow me on instagram? Find me at 'maisymeowblog'

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers Under £15 (for her)

Secret Santa for her
Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar | Caudalie Hand Cream Trio | Kitten Ankle Socks | Strawberry Beauty Bag |
Mint Green 2015 Diary | Mug Cakes Book | Mini Beauty Elixir Spray| This Works Dream Team Gift Set

So since it's December and I've been making a list of ideas for ages anyway, I thought I'd put together a little gift guide. These ideas are all under £15 so would be perfect for a small gift to a friend, secret santa or even a stocking filler for your lovely girlfriend. Andy, I hope you're reading this and picking up on the not-so-subtle hints.

I'm a total sucker for a novelty gift and I love the cake mix in a jar - it's presented so well and who doesn't want a quick step to freshly made brownies straight out the oven? Or, for an even more impatient friend, you could get 'Mug Cakes' - a full recipe book on cakes that can be made in a mug, in the microwave, in under five minutes.

Some beauty favourites are the Caudalie Mini Beauty Elixir spray - this is an amazing product and you get a lot for your money with this gift too. Another good mini is This Works Dream Team which includes the famous pillow spray and stress less roller - these are usually quite expensive, but you can get both miniatures for £10 in this set. This Body Shop set is another good bargain and pretty fool-proof in terms of gifts, since it's almost impossible not to love it. For someone that's not into beauty, a diary planner is always a good idea - I love this one from Paper Chase. They have a massive selection of designs too! And of course, a stocking filler guide isn't complete without a pair of socks. A kitten in a hat and scarf, could that be any cuter.

Hope you like this gift guide ... do you have any good ideas for stocking fillers?

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