Saturday, 2 December 2017

Bah-Humbug No More | Anthropologie Favourites

I'm not exactly sure what is going on with me... but I feel so very festive this year.

For anyone that knows me well enough, generally speaking, I'm not the most festive person there is when it comes to Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love the twinkling lights and who doesn't enjoy a good ol' christmas film (I'm actually watching one right now as I type this)? And the food!!! But when it comes to buying gifts and writing christmas cards, it's just not my scene. Usually. I'm not sure whether it's a result of having a truly fantastic year, a new job or just feeling almost content for the first time in forever, but something seems to have changed this year.

As a retail worker, Christmas is obviously the busiest season of the year, meaning long, tiring and unsociable hours and unfortunately quite often dealing with rather grumpy members of the public. With Christmas songs sneaking into the store's playlist from 1st November, I'm usually well and truly sick of the concept before December even arrives. But even this year, being scheduled in to work on Boxing Day and a sale prep shift that sees me marking down items until midnight, doesn't seem to have tainted my festive spirit.

Perhaps it's working in a new store with colleagues and management that are quite honestly a pleasure to spend these long cold hours with. Maybe its the deliveries of the most ADORABLE decorations and scented candles one could hope to own. Potentially, the change set in as a result of being surrounded by homeware goals for festive parties thanks to our incredible visual team.

I don't know the exact specifics, but Anthropologie Leeds, I guess you've changed me. I'M DOING CHRISTMAS 2017, and I hope you're ready for it (Sorry Mark)!

It's the 2nd of December and I've watched 4 christmas films already!! My (real) tree is up and decorated and it even has WRAPPED gifts underneath it. My very minimal copper and cream based kitchen has this incredible tea towel hanging in it. I have a foodie candle burning. And I am totally twitching to hit up the Leeds Christmas Market this year. I just don't know what has happened.

I've not completely had a personality change - there will still be no Christmas cards written and the only thing I think that I will remain totally unchanged on is 100% HATING having to unwrap gifts in front of a crowd. I cannot bare the whole concept. But with me sadly not spending Christmas with my own dear family, due to work commitments, I shall be with my lovely Luke's family (probably the real change in me this year), and I guess I can't be my usual Scrooge self around them (except Mark - he gets it).

Whatever has caused the change in me for this year, I'm enjoying it so far. And with only 23 more sleeps until the big day itself, I guess I can allow myself to enjoy the build up for once.

So without further ado, here are my top picks from work - and with a fair few of them now on 30% offer, there's nothing to stop you feeling as festive as me!


Don't Mind if I Do Cheeseboard, £98

Fa La La La Llama Tea Towel, £14

Holiday Spirit Mug, £9.80


Fir and Firewood, £28 (In-Store)

Fireside Candle, £29.40

Apple and Oakmoss Candle, £38


Up & Away Bauble, £11.20
Tree in Transit Ornament, £11.20

Cosy Knit Tree Skirt, £68.60


Sequin Cami, £78

Pearl Tulle Skirt, £128

Bellwether Cardigan, £118

Hope you enjoyed, let me know if you're feeling festive yet, and if so, what's getting you in the mood for Christmas? 

Have a good one, 

J x

*This post was not sponsored and all thoughts and opinions are my own :) 
**Blog of buying and decorating the tree hopefully coming soon!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Party Wear

How are we mid-way through November already? I haven't even begun to think about Christmas shopping yet but with all the lights and decs already up in the city, I can't help but get excited about this seasons fashions. And of course, 'tis indeed the season for PARTY WEAR. There's something about this festive party wear that fills me with joy - it's arguably the only time of year that you can go all out and some how get away with it. Sequins, luxe fabrics, feathers and colours galore; Party Wear - I am ready for you.

1. Skirt, Zara, £29.99 | 2. Cami, River Island, £38 | 3. Earrings, River Island, £12 |
4. Trousers, Topshop, £45 | 5. Bag, Anthropologie, £46.95 | 6. Eyes, NYX, £8 |
7. Shoes, New Look, £29.99 | 8. Blazer, Topshop, £95 | Nails, Dior, £20.50


Friday, 22 September 2017

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