Monday, 30 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 12: Tacky Vintage Christmas

So Christmas is over!
Hope you all had a lovely one, I'm not back at work just yet
so although I'm full of cold I'm grateful for the time off :)

So for my final Christmas outfit I wore: 

Black leggings fom Matalan
Red & While Spotty/Polka-Dot Bodycon Dress from Topshop (sale, summer)
Check Bobble Beanie Hat from Miss Selfridge (sale a week or two ago)

I saved the best jumper till last!
This one was a present from my sister last Christmas
I challenged her to find me the tackiest, cheesiest xmas jumper
and she succeeded!
It's vintage and features a fully embellished applique Christmas house scene
complete with furry dog and teddy bear!

I used my Black Yasmin Rising Orb Tote by Vivienne Westwood
I thought the colours went really well.
This is one of my favourite bags, It was from My Wardrobe a couple of years ago, 
and I'm dying to get my mitts on it in red.

Finally it was super cold so I finished with my trusty pale gold shimmer Uggs 
that were from ASOS many moons ago.

And thats it,
Hope you've enjoyed this series and hopefully I'll continue blogging more in 2014!

Have a fabulous new year, and speak to you soon!


Friday, 27 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 11: Festive Skull Fairisle

 Hi everyone,
hope you're all having a wonderful festive season
I didn't get a chance to post the last couple of jumper pictures before Christmas
so here they are now!

 For this blue and grey themed outfit
I took some Cobalt Blue Skinny Jeans from River Island

and added this AHMAHZING jumper
By Sister for Sibling at Topshop a couple of years ago
Its got this fairisle skull pattern made from sequins
and its festive and spooky at the same time, what is not to love!

For my bag, I used this glitter/galaxy print bag by Peter Pilotto for Kipling
I love Kiplings collaboration bags, really practical but look great too. 

To finish I added my New Balance 410 trainers in Grey


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 10: Little Drummer Girl

 It's nearly Christmas, I'm well excited!!!
Here is day 10 of my Christmas jumper challenge

I started with some basic primark leggings 
and a jersey denim skater skirt from new look  that was £5 in the sale a few months ago

The jumper I chose to wear was this cute Topshop sweater.
Its got a quirky drum motif on the front which I love, I got it in the sale about a year ago.
Its a bit more fitted and thinner than most jumpers I've been wearing 
which made a nice change :)

I added my Tatty Devine Red Spot Collar necklace that I got in a swap last year.

The bag I used was this lovely vintage Coach brown leather bag.
It's great for the weekends but too small for work!

Finally I wore these lace up leather boots from Jones Bootmaker
I got them when I worked there last year
They are so comfy, and have that vintage feel

only two more jumpers to go!!


Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 9: Punky Christmas

Here is another of my Christmas ensembles!

I wore some tartan/plaid treggings by Topshop that I got last year in the sale
very comfy and easy to wear, but do give and feel loose by the end of the day!
I like the punk feel they have, which inspired the rest of my choices for the outfit.

This jumper was once again from my local vintage shop
They also have an etsy shop
I love the 80's feel, with all the embroidery and embellishments
it also has shoulder pads!

Bag wise I went with my multi glitter candy bag by Furla,
that I got in the January sales online last year.
One of my favourite bags that I own.
It feels very festive with all the sparkle.
Finally I finished it off with these 'Alpine' boots by Acne
I got the from Shoeaholics last year, for around £100 which was a bargain
considering their original full price of £570
They are a dream to wear, shearling lined, 
amazing quality and they didn't even need breaking in! 
Great for that stompy punk military look.


Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 8: Pixel Pullover

Hi all,
This is the outfit that I wore on Thursday

I wore M&S Corduroy leggings in Navy,
With a Black Topshop Bodycon Vest Dress
and a geometric/aztec print snood from the mens section at River Island

and of course this Statement Christmas jumper from River Island,
I got it in the sale last week for £20
I love the geometric 'pixel' style pattern.
I got a Medium, its more than big enough, quite oversized. 

I picked out the bright colours of the jumper
with this Green leather biker jacket bag by Angel Jackson
I got it for my birthday a couple of years ago
It was a bit of an investment, but such good quality and well worth it.

It was rainy and cold so I wore my Brown Hiking/Walking boots by Manas
italian leather, yet very practical and comfy!

only 4 xmas jumpers left!


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 7: Streets of London

Day 7 and I was loving the purple! 

I was feeling a little more casual, and it was raining.
So I put my hair up and wore minimal make-up
I started with simple skinny jeggings from matalan.

Then added this, my final jumper from British Christmas Jumpers!
This is the Christmas in London Edition 2 jumper
Once again I got a L, which fits  me great.
It was £30 in the sale
Honestly all their designs are gorgeous I highly recommend them.

You can get yours here 
Don't forget to use the code 20%MH at the checkout for 20% off!

I added these purple boots by Red or Dead
I think they were from schuh  a few years ago.
Very comfy, and good quality leather too.

Finally this pleather bag from Topshop a few years ago
in a gorgeous metallic aubergine/pewter colour.


The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 6: Vintage Merry Christmas

Yesterday was day 6, and I went for a burgundy and green elfy ensemble!

I wore green high waisted skinny jeans from Next
Stag necklace from Elsiebelle

Awesome Vintage 90's Merry Christmas Sweatshirt/Jumper
I got this from my local vintage shop
It was around £16 which I think is pretty reasonable.
It's from 1996 (it says so in the little copyright line)
Very comfy, and you'll never spot somebody in the same one!
They also have an etsy shop

I also wore my Office Fawcett knee boots in burgundy
I've had these a few years and had the reheeled a couple of times
my go to knee length boots!
Very pixie/elf like.

Finally for my bag I used my Agyness Deyn for Dr Martens Hear shaped satchel
in burgindy / cherry red leather.
This was £140 last year, but really worth the investment!


Monday, 16 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 5: Read all about it!

 So today was day 5,
I absolutely love today's jumper! 

I wore Black corduroy treggings from Tu at sainsburys
A long black H&M T-shirt
Gok Wan for Specsavers Glasses

Squeeel, isn't this fab! 
It's from the mens range at British Christmas Jumpers
its the 'Daily Starr News' Jumper
I'm a 14 and bought it in a mens M and it fits just perfect
Such a cute novelty news paper print.
I saw it and just couldn't resist, and it's very comfy too.

In case you didn't see the other day 
British Christmas Jumpers have kindly given me a code 
that you guys can use to get a 20% discount until Christmas day.
They have all sorts of designs in multiple colours and styles.
At the checkout enter: 20%MH

I used a sharkskin shade stick by mac on my eyes
and a Revlon just bitten lip stain in flame on my lips

I paired it with my Jigsaw Leather Studded Star Cluster Tote Bag
from 2010/11 I think,
just such a lovely easy to wear bag

and finally on my feet I wore my Clarks Majorca Sun faux fur lined leather biker boots
I've just had these re-heeled to hopefully last a couple more winters. 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 4: I want it all, I want it now!

 On to day 4,
I wanted to change up the colours a bit as Christmas jumpers always seem to be red or green!

 I wore a black midi dress from New Look
Black Primark leggings

How awesome is this jumper?
It was in the sale a week or two ago from Miss Selfridge.
I love the bright pink colour, and the slogan 'Dear Santa I Want It All'
It's actually written across the front in tiny beads glued on.

I paired it with my Barbie for Pauls Boutique bag
as the colours went so perfectly.
I got this a couple of years ago from Selfridges

Finally I wore my black Office suede faux fur pixie boots
Which are very comfy and warm!

Have you been wearing your Christmas jumpers yet?


Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 3: Red & Green Rudolph

 Day 3 and I'm feeling more festive by the minute!
Today I wore:

Green Topshop Bodycon Dress
Next Ponti Treggings 

 Primark / Atmosphere Christmas Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer Knitted Jumper
(Via the charity shop)

Red Ponyskin & Leather Bag - TKMaxx
Black Tweed / Leather Carvela Kurt Geiger Smoke Calk Boots
(sale, last year)


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 2: London Calling

Yesterday was a bit of a disaster, I had to go home from work with the worst tooth ache!
So I skipped piccys in the end, I'll fit in an extra jumper at the weekend though, don't you worry.

Here is today's outfit:

I wore this amazing chunky Christmas knitted jumper by

If you've not heard of them,
they are a jumper manufacturer that make their exclusive designs in Britain.
hurray, yay for supporting British business.

Seriously, go check out their website,
they have so many amazing kitch jumpers for men and women.
For referance I'm a 14 and I bought a ladies large as I didn't want it too tight.
It fits just fine and this particular style was in the sale aswell.
It was reduced to £15 what a bargain.

 I wore it with a black t-shirt dress, some leggings
My petrol blue Sandra ankle boots by Josef Seibel
that I got from Jones the bootmaker last year

and my trusty battered black/snake oversized mulberry alexa.

British Christmas Jumpers have kindly given me a code 
that you guys can use to get a 20% discount until Christmas day.
They have all sorts of designs in multiple colours and styles.

At the checkout enter: 20%MH

I've got two more of their jumpers coming up 
so keep your eyes peeled for more cheesey xmas goodness!


Monday, 9 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 1: Polar Bear in Space!

 Hi Guys,

Today's post marks the start of my Christmas Jumper challenge!
I will be wearing a novely xmas sweater / jumper every weekday until christmas
and blogging it for your pleasure!

 The plan is for the jumpers to get christmassier as the days go on
So today I started with this navy blue polar bear knitted jumper.

The jumper is from Urban Outfitters last year  and is by a brand called Cooperative
I think I got it in the January sale last year for around £20

I Paired my jumper with a pair of topshop skinny jeans,
and these new Galaxy / space print Vans Chukka Boots from Office.
I bought them a week or two ago and they were half price at  around £30

 Lastly I stuck with the cosmic theme my adding this very practical galaxy print bag
by Peter Pilotto for Kipling from A/W 2010

See you again tomorrow for some more novelty patterned jumper shennanegans!


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Baby it's cold outside!

Hi all,
It's blimmin freezing recently isn't it!
Lucky for me I was kindly sent this awesome onesie by the people at OnePiece :)

and they have also been lovely enough to give me a 20% discount code for you all to use 
should you want to purchase your own onesie from their website, isn't that nice eh!

Here I am in my Maruis OnePiece!
it usually retails at £159, which although is rather expensive I admit
its seriously the most comfy, warm thing I have ever worn.

 I never ever want to take it off!
I would wear it to work if I could.

A note on size, I'm 5ft2 and a size 14 and I bought a medium.
They are unisex and meant to be baggy fitting.
The medium I bought is actually meant to be able to fit  5ft9-6ft1
 However I really didn't want it to be tight as I am not a skinny minnie,
So it is a bit long, but I'd rather that than not be able to fit round my bum.
Out of interest my stocky normally M-L 6ft boyfriend tried it on and it was the perfect length 
but a tiny bit tight so he would probably get a large.

 They do all kinds of styles, and are a great christmas present!
They  are amazing quality and knock spots off all other brands of onesie.

So if you fancy one for yourself or to give as a gift
Use the exclusive discount/voucher code 31FASHIONLAUNDERETTE3 
for 20% off OnePiece until Dec 25th

See you soon :)