Friday, January 17

Perfect Winter Knitwear

Jumper: Matalan (similar/similar) | Skirt: Next | Tights: The Leg Wear Co.* | Boots: North Face
This jumper was an impulse purchase back in October when I was dashing around Matalan looking for a clutch bag for the business awards. It has been well worth the money already and if anything I love it even more once I found out how cosy it was. 

It was the colours of the jumper that drew me straight to it - plus it's so soft which is a must for me. It looks great with both this denim skirt and my jeans too. Just to finish it off as a winter appropriate outfit I also wore my new North Face boots.

I purchased them in Orlando when we were shopping in the outlets. I didn't need them but since they were a bargain I decided to go for them. In Scotland you can never have enough to wear in awful, cold weather. I'm still breaking them in at the moment but they are going to be perfect for wearing to work if it gets icy outside. 

Work has been crazy busy this week and I've hardly had a chance to collect my thoughts. As much as I'd like to just curl up on the sofa this afternoon and sleep but I'm off to Aberdeen soon. My old flatmate and I are going for pizza at Mac's Pizzeria and I am really looking forward to catching up.

Tuesday, January 14

5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week #14

Finally having to take down the Christmas day on Sunday was a low point and despite being the first week back to work it's been a pretty great week. 

1. Avoiding Chocolate and Sweet Treats

This might seem like a funny one to have in my highlight but last week I went a whole 5 days without getting chocolate. I'm such a sugar addict that it is hard for me to resist but it felt so good to break the habit after Christmas. Plus I was able to have a little treat when we went out for tea on Saturday guilt free.

2. Creating An Infographic at Work

I love having a job that lets me do so many different things everyday but one thing I worked on last week was creating a really cool infographic to share with the whole site. I'm so happy with the way it turned out and I got lots of great feedback from my colleagues. 

3. A Mini Charity Shop Haul

On Friday I decided to have a wander round the charity shops in my town - I like shopping and it's the only option around here. Plus I fancied some new dresses for work and it was a more sustainable option. I was really happy with the two new dresses I came home with and the Paperchase photo album that was a bargain. 

4. Having an Afternoon Out in Aberdeen

When Scott suggests going out for the day I jump at the chance. We went to visit this Gran, had an unsuccessful mooch around Union Square then tea at Harvester. It was the perfect day out after a busy week at work.

5. Having a 'Get Shit Done Day' 

Strangely enough the highlight of my week was probably Sunday because I had a real 'sort your life out' day. I took down the Christmas decorations (finally) and blitzed the spare room. It had become a real dumping ground over the past few months and needed a major clear out. It felt much better going into the start of the week with everything organised.

How was your week? Leave me a comment below!

Friday, January 3

2019 in Outfits

Why I've Not Been Adding New Items To My Wardrobe | Recent Charity Shop Finds
In annual tradition I have been looking back at outfits of 2019 for a little round up. My life had changed a lot this year but I am happy to say I kept some what consistent with my outfit posts after May when I started working full time. 

I've been mixing my usual outfit post format with some chatty posts about my feeling about fashion at the moment including 'why I've not been adding new items to my wardrobe' and 'recent charity shop finds' too.

Spring Wedding Outfit with Angeleye | My First Interview Outfit
Back in March I featured some wedding guest looks in a collaboration with Angeleye. I'm really pleased with how both of these posts turned out and you guys seemed to like them too because they were super popular. I might do something similar again this year because I actually have an upcoming wedding - eek!

I also shared my first (and only) job interview outfit back in June after I found out I'd got the job. I spoke a little more about it in these posts and my yearly highlights but starting to work full time was a huge turning point in the year and had made such a huge difference to my life.

Summer Leopard Print Midi Skirt | One Week of Office Outfit Inspiration
I really felt like I found a style I love with midi skirts this year - not only is this leopard print look one of my favourites to recreate but I also have a snake print one I love. I've been stying them differently for autumn/winter too which has been fun.

Finally, I needed some more work wear pieces for my wardrobe so I style 'one week of office outfit inspiration' and I hope to do another one soon with some more cold weather appropriate office looks soon.