Viva La Vida Loca

Staff Night Out
Picture this: drinks at the Malmaison; a meal at the Simpson's hotel; and a night out in the town afterwards.  Sound good? You're not wrong.
I had been struggling to put together an outfit for the ocassion as it was first staff night out with my current workplace, and I wasn't quite sure what expect.  However, dress code was stated as "smart" and I had gathered that both Malmaison and Simpson's were known for being posh, and so I mixed and matched several times until, voila, an outfit was born!
The meal was fantastic, and of really high quality, but sadly I didn't dare take photos amongst everyone there!  In case you were wondering, I had a fruit cocktail with kiwi coulis as my starter, and chicken stuffed with Autrian smoked cheese alongside a potato and bacon rosti for my main. YUM.

An 18th
Last weekend I attended my friend's 18th at the Palm Court Hotel.  Now, normally, 18th's aren't all they're cracked up to be - but I actually had a really great night this time!  I wore my Topshop dress and paired it with some black tights and my new Topshop heels.  Of course, after having danced for so long, those heels turned into pumps by the end of the night! Hello blisters.


Collective Haul

Boxing Day Sales
Every year I find myself looking forward to the Boxing Day sales more than I do Christmas, and this year was no exception.  Even though I did have a good holiday and lovely presents from my family and boyfriend, I couldn't help but to think of how much money I had in vouchers, and cash, to spend the next day!
I must admit, I am one of those people who rushes into town first thing in the morning to catch the best deals first.  This year, I went with my mum to do some serious shopping and spend those Christmas vouchers.  Although some of the things below may not be from the sales, I thought it would be worth showing them anyway, simply to update you on items I've bought in the past few months.  The majority of my purchases are clothes, only because I think there couldn't be a better time to buy lounge-wear and casual clothing.  I did buy a couple of fancy things here and there, as you can get some really good deals, but generally, I was getting clothes for everyday and for my trip to Spain later this year.

 Hat: Topshop

 Top: Republic

Shirt: Topshop (not on sale) 

 Treggings: TK Maxx

Top: Topshop
Blazer: Next

Heels: Topshop

Necklace, Top, & Shorts: Topshop

T-shirt: New Look
Treggings: Topshop

 As above

Top(s): Republic

The Lady Gaga t-shirt was a gift from my boyfriend, so not sure where it's from.

Lipstick: No. 21 in Pale Pink by Bobbi Brown

Make-up palette: NYX 78 eyeshadow palette

Headphones: Lady Gaga Heartbeats by Monster (gift from my lovely boyfriend)


A Very Merry Late Christmas...

& a Happy New Year to you all! No surprise I haven't been able to blog during the holidays then! Did  you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year? We had my family from Italy come over to visit for the holidays and it was really great (but very tiring)! Seeing as I'm behind on posts, I shall just brief some photos on here from the holidays and over the weekend I will try and post the stuff I got in the Boxing Day Sales. Ciao for now!

New Year's Eve with my little cousin. Wearing a dress from Topshop.