Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thank you, Santa

L-R Design Sponge at Home - Kate Kanzier handbag - Fur headband - Hand-knitted beret by my sister - Coco mademoiselle - Colette sewing handbook - Orla Kiely casserole pot - Candle holder - Star bracelet

Life had become a blur of cold plates, bucks fizz and pot bellies.  My only complaints are that i'm too full. Yup, life is hard.

Did you have a lovely Christmas? 

Here are a few of my fave presents this year - I totally lucked out with some amazing gifts.  And looking at them it's clear to see that my life is made up of fashion, crafting and home-making.  Sounds about right.

Tootles. x

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Wow, I can't believe it is Christmas Eve already!

I spent the day at Borough Market yesterday with the Bot and his parents, munching on cheese, drinking yummy wine and generally being festive, woop!  And today we've been rushing around, buying the last of the presents, wrapping them up and generally getting ready for the big day. It looks like it's going to be a pretty mild day here in London, and no snow, boooooooooooooooo.  

And with that, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.  Wherever you are, whoever you are with, I hope you have a lovely day, eat far too much, and be merry.

Love, Clazzerati xx

The breakdown
Jumper: Primark (2010), £15 ish
Dress: Miss Selfridge, £45
Tights: Primark, £1.50
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins, £28
Headband: an early Christmas present!
Coat: Vero Moda, £65
Bag: very old Topshop

...and here are a few pics from Borough Market

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Snapping around

Christmas is officially ON!  Work is DONE and today i'm spending the day with Franny food shopping and prepping for Christmas dinner with the girls tonight - we're cooking for 15, boo ya!

Anyway, here are a few shots from my past few days. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  I totally got cocky starting early and fooled myself into thinking i'd been uber prepared this year.  Wrong! Looks like i'll be hitting the shops on Christmas eve again. Will I ever learn.

Tootles x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Breaking up for the holidays

This is exactly how I feel about finishing work today.  Hopefully you guys haven't got too long to go either.

Merry Christmas xx

via Black*Eiffel

Monday, 19 December 2011

The work Christmas party outfit

It was our work Christmas do last Thursday.  We had a fabulous lunch at the Water Way in Maida Vale before catching a barge down to Camden locks to party the night away in a fab little bar complete with its own Robbie Savage.  Yup, the actual Robbie Savage.  Permatan and all.  He looks even more like a waxwork in real life but I assure the pic at the end of the post is real. I of course spent the entire two minute conversation telling him how amazing he was in Strictly.  Honestly, the lies that come from my mouth when i've had a drink or two.

I bought this dress in the ASOS sale a couple of months ago after falling for the beautiful detailing.  But the shoes, oh the shoes, i'm in love.  The photos don't do them justice but the heel is full-on glitter-ball-tastic. Amazing.

You can just make out my candy floss/tinsel nails.  Two coats of candy pink followed by a sprinkling of silver glitter on the tips.  Well festive.

The breakdown
Dress: ASOS premium, £50
Tights: New Look, £2.99
Boots: New Look, £34.99
Corsage: Dorothy Perkins, £8
Bag: Forever21, £18.95

A few little pics from the past couple of days...

Meet Buttons the reindeer who appeared in our car park at work on Friday.  He is one of THE reindeers from Fred Claus the movie.  Yup, he's famous.

Santa, me and Buttons
Me and the Savage

Christmas ham, mmmm

Happy Mondays all.  I don't know about you but my body is seriously starting to fail - Christmas is hard work! Hoping to take it easy this week in prep for Sunday...if only! xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

I think i've found my new place to take outfits.  Well during the week at least because i've now figured out how to take shots inside without the horrible orangey light (thanks Bot for teaching me all about tungsten light). And seeing as I only seem to be at home in the dark and the weather is turning nasty the living room will do nicely for now.

Meet Mr. Nutcracker.  We picked him up from Macys a couple of years ago when we were in New York. At the time every other advert (or should I say commercial) seemed to feature the Nutcracker shouting, "Argh, people just keep feeding me nuts".  So it's become a bit of a tradition to place him on the mantelpiece at Christmas and for me to shout, "Arghhhhhhhhhh people just keep feeding me nuts" (guess you probably had to be there). 

This is one of favourite decorations this year.  I picked up some cardboard letters from Hobbycraft, spray painted them white and then dunked them in tray of silver glitter.  I had originally wanted it to say 'Ho Ho Ho' but they ran out of 'O's, go figure.

How rad is this shot?  When I saw these piccies over at Click it up a notch with some super easy instructions I totes had to give it a try.  Ok, so it's a bit dark, but have you ever seen a Christmas tree look so magical? I would definitely class myself as a beginner when it's comes to photography but there are so many fab tutorials online these days i'm picking up a few little tricks along the way. I'll be giving Cecil Beaton a run for his money soon.

The breakdown
Shirt: Primark (2009)
Skirt: made by me
Tights: Dorothy Perkins, £5
Shoes: a little place in Buenos Aires

Quite a few random musings today- I guess that's whats happens when you spend half your week consuming more food that you normally would in a month (my quarter pounder with cheese quota is out of control) and drinking way too many Jager Bombs.  Classy.

Happy damn Friday all, have wonderful weekends xx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Vintage glamour

A little vintage inspiration from some of my favourite ladies today, wearing winter's must-have; fur. Pure elegance with a drop of Hollywood glamour thrown in for good measure.  Delightful.

Happy Wednesday folks xx

p.s. bought the most incredible burgundy suede boots this week complete with gold, glittery heels.  I'm like a magpie this time of year - anything sparkly and I can't resist! xx