CHRISTMAS GIFTING


  When it comes to shopping, there's two kinds of shopping I like to think are being done around Christmas. You've got Christmas gifting for friends and family (which usually involves me shopping for gifts I'd like to receive..) And you've also got party wear shopping for events like work Christmas parties, New Years Eve etc. 

When I partake in both of these kinds of shopping I like to get everything purchased in one sweep and if possible in one place. Somewhere I can pick up my gifts, shop for that LBD and stop for a mulled wine and a leisurely lunch half way round to keep me going. So when McArthurGlen Designer Outlets invited me to visit McArthurGlen York I couldn't wait to wrap up my Christmas shopping.  

 

When it comes to the Party season I like to invest in something that's going to see me through a couple of Festive Seasons, whether that be a LBD (a little black dress) something with a little sparkle to give a little hint of Christmas, or the fail safe black two piece.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York didn't disappoint when it came to shopping for New Year's Eve, housing brands like French Connection, Ted Baker, and Reiss the choice of brands was well welcome. I managed to narrow my pick down to two pieces; a gorgeous Reiss gold mini dress with an open back, and a beautifully tailored black suit - both 60% off!


I love gifting over Christmas. Don't get me wrong spending the holidays with friends and family is the most important part of Christmas. (As well as the Christmas dinner..) But I also like to give back to everyone for what they've done for me over the past year, and most of all I love seeing everyones faces light up when they open a thoughtful gift.

I couldn't help but pay the Perfume shop a visit and pick up the covet Gucci Bloom fragrance for a special someone, saving 20% off RRP. I also like to go down the candle route, because lets face it who doesn't welcome candles? The Yankee Candle shop had an amazing offer so I couldn't help but stock up on a couple of their large Christmas jars!


   In the UK, McArthurGlen’s six centres are home to more than 250 of the most sought-after names in premium, designer and luxury fashion, such as Osprey London, Kurt Geiger, Ted Baker, Calvin Klein, Hobbs, Jaegar, Polo Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss, all offering year-round savings of up to 60% off RRP. If you’re looking for a centre near you you’ve got; Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet near Manchester (Europe’s first designer outlet and still the UK’s largest), Ashford Designer Outlet (just 37 minutes from London by train), Bridgend Designer Outlet (Wales’ largest), East Midlands Designer Outlet near Nottingham, Swindon Designer Outlet and York Designer Outlet.  
 
The centres are destinations in their own right, providing an inviting atmosphere for a great day out with family and friends. Shoppers can rest and relax in the landscaped surroundings, stop for a drink or a leisurely lunch at the many cafes and restaurants on site, and keep the family entertained at dedicated children's play areas. The centres also host free entertainment throughout the year, such as festivals and concerts. There really is something for everyone!  


This post made in collaboration with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York.
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TOGETHER


As we're nearing the end of November it's about that time I start planning those festive outfits, think about how I'm going to dress my tree and also start the dreaded Christmas shopping. Christmas presents I love to give are presents with a personalisation aspect to them; something that can be monogrammed or engraved..something we've bought and gone the extra mile to personalise for friends and family. 

Jewellery is the perfect gift for friends, family or a loved one. I love jewellery. Whether it be your favourite pair of costume jewellery earrings or an engravable bracelet with sentimental value I really do think there is something out there which caters to everyone. So, in collaboration with Thomas Sabo I'm showing you my favourite pieces from the Together by Thomas Sabo range to give you some inspiration for those Christmas purchases, or just a treat for yourself.


 The Together by Thomas Sabo range features an array of couple jewellery pieces such as the "Together Forever" ring making the perfect gifts for all sorts of special occasion – a wedding anniversary, a birthday, Valentine’s Day – or straight up just to say I love you.  

The collection is also super versatile and ultra-wearable for day-to-day wear which is great if you're looking for something without such a romantic aspect. I wear my jewellery all the time, so knowing the silver hoop earrings or silver mesh watch will also compliment the daily jewels I already own is only a bonus.



 My favourite pieces from the range? The Glam spirit watch combined with the love bridge bracelet.



What I'm Wearing

"Together Forever" Ring
 Glam Spirit Watch
Silver Together Bracelet
Silver Hoop Earrings
all Thomas Sabo




This post was made in collaboration with Thomas Sabo

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THE BUCKET BAG TWO WAYS


I've been looking into purchasing a new bag for a while now and up until recently I've been between two; The Simon Miller bucket tote bag and/or the Loewe puzzle bag. I decided to go with the bucket tote bag, I just couldn't get those tortoiseshell handles out of my head! And the fact that the navy will be perfect with my winter wardrobe worn with earthy tones! Plus, heres hoping there may be alittle something Loewe waiting for me under the tree this year (jks).

To show you how much wear I plan to get out of this versatile little bucket I thought I'd style it two ways to give you some inspiraiton if you're toying with the idea of purchasing a little Simon Miller. This style was huge come Summer, and I can't see that changing as we progress ever quickly into Winter, so the addition of the black and navy is a perfect.
 
First port of call, knitwear. This tabacco coloured cardigan is such a gorgeous colour for Winter, it's so rich in tone and it's a great alternative to a cream jumper-which I have many. I'd usually wear this with a blue or black straight leg skinny but how incredible does this outfit look with a pair of camel cigarette pants? These earthy tones really make the bag pop!


Shop The Bucket




 Who co-ordinates her outfit around her new purchase. That would be me. I don't actually own a coloured handbag so the thought of styling a blue bag at first thought would be hard, but to be honest it really isn't-by sticking with earthy colours; black, brown, navy, grey, etc it totally ties the outfit together.


What I'm Wearing

Navy Knit - Nastygal
Camel Trousers - Urban Outfitters
Bucket Bag - Simon Miller via Farfetch
Brown Cardigan - Urban Outfitters
Yellow Tshirt - Zaful
Sunglasses - Celine via Farfetch
Shoes - Zara (Last season)





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BLACK FRIDAY


The time is here, it's almost Black Friday! I've collated all of the early Black Friday deals on the highstreet all in one place making it super easy to shop. Make sure you check back regularly as I'll be adding the codes as I find them, and more importantly back sure you check back on Black Friday, the weekend (Cyber Weekend) and Monday, also known as Cyber Monday as all the deals and codes are likely to change as we head into the weekend.
Happy Shopping.


 FASHION


ALLSAINTS
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CHEAPMONDAY
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KAREN MILLEN
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MISSOMA
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MISS SELFRIDGE
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NASTYGAL
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NEXT
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NIKE
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& OTHER STORIES
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OFFICE
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REVOLVE
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THE WHITE COMPANY
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WAREHOUSE
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WHISTLES
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ZALANDO
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ZARA
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LUXURY
  
FARFETCH
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HARRODS
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HARVERY NICHOLS
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LUISAVIAROMA
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MATCHES FASHION
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MONNIERFRERES
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MYTHERESA
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 SSENSE
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SHOPBOP
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STYLEBOP
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SHOES & ACCESSORIES


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LARSSON&JENNINGS
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KURT GEIGER
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OFFICE
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PUBLIC DESIRE
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MISSOMA
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MONICA VINADER
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NIKE
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BEAUTY


CHARLOTTE TILBURY
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CULT BEAUTY
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LOOK FANTASTIC
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SPACE NK
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DEPARTMENT STORES


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JOHN LEWIS
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HIM


ALLSAINTS
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20% off everything
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JOHN LEWIS
Price match service
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OFFICE
20% off
Code: SHINE Click here to shop

25% off everything
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NIKE
30% off sale
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TOPMAN
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Spend and save
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ZARA
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NEW SEASON FOOTWEAR

 
My favourite season? A/W hands down. What could you want more than wrapping up in that new season puffa jacket, the cosiest of cosy knits, an oversized blanket scarf and not to forgot those cold fingers, a pair of buttery leather clothes? Nothing is the answer, I love to layer and that's no secret.


As we approach a new season it's important to switch up our wardrobe. Whether it's investing in a Winter coat or two to see you through until Spring or switching up your footwear in areas of practicality yet fashionable, it's got to be done!

Footwear is an area I tend to struggle with. I find it extremely hard to find the pair of boots. Some say picky, I say particular. I like my ankle boots with a round, toe, a small heel to give that slight bit of height, but enough for a day to day wear and a small enough of design to be on trend yet see me through a couple of Winters! So when I discovered this pair of patent ankle boots from Deichmann, at the grand price of £34.99 I was pretty smug to say the least. Deichmann have just collaborated with Ellie Goulding and the collection couldn't be more of what I'm looking for! With a wide variety of styles ranging from ankle boots, to knee highs to fashion forward platforms there's a style for every occasion, even on a budget.
The lace up ankle boots have a really cool brogue detail to the toe, a high gloss patent finish and a real chunky grip to the sole-exactly what we need with our Winters in the UK.

I really wanted to bring out the detail in these ankle boots so I've kept the outfit fairly minimal. I've paired them with a black knit, with a major oversized sleeve. A pair of pyjama style printed burgundy trousers (which matches the old style Mercedes very well!) I'm also planning on wearing them paired with a midi dress layered under a leather jacket or chunky cardi.

What I'm Wearing

Trousers - & Other Stories
Bag - Mulberry
Sunglasses - Celine
Boots - Deichmann



The style of boots I'm wearing are the lace up boots from Ellie Goulding's star collection. I also bagged these gold buckled detail ankle boots, too.
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LOVE COINS


 I love jewellery, it's no secret. I love my jewellery to be statement, yet minimal enough to wear day to day. To be completely honest I hardly ever take my jewels off, so when I find a good piece it stays with me, literally. My latest finds are from Thomas Sabo. Not the new kid on the block, just a brand I've rekindled my love for as of late.

Necklaces are a big fetish of mine. I love to layer different kinds of metals against different chains, lengths and designs. The gold necklace I chose comes in a variety of different metals and looks amazing layered with different pendant. I've got a thing for engraving and personalisation (which is free!) , so these love coins were the perfect addition.

Mixing metals is something I love to do. This mesh bracelet watch is the perfect piece to add into the mix, especially if you're not sure on wearing gold and silver together. With that said, I had to add a hint of silver to compliment the watch, and this silver charm bracelet was the perfect addition. I really love the bracelet alone, but for added personalisation turn to the charm club for a mix of gold and silver charms.


all Thomas Sabo

This post was created in collaboration with Thomas Sabo.

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