Merry Christmas! Outifts, Studs, Illamasqua & Christmas Wishes.

25 December 2011


Merry Christmas lovelies!

Today I'm spending time with my family and enjoying the one day when it's totally okay to eat as many chocolates as I really want to.That applies for you too, yep!

I have a confession though....yesterday I was naughty, I opened a Christmas present early! I had a feeling I knew what it was, in fact, I pride myself on being one of the best present guessers ever and my skills didn't let me down this time.
Zara gold studded leather bag
I'd spotted the beautiful black leather and gold studded bag immediately when I walked into Zara back in Seoul. My lovely fiancee had insisted I shouldn't buy it since Zara in Korea is massively overpriced and I was heading home a few days later. Of course when I got to England it was nowhere to be seen in the stores. Turns out though, he'd actually told his parents about it and they bought it for me for Christmas. Brill pressie, huh?!

I love it and I think it'll become a firm favorite because it's a great size, perfect for day and night. I'm currently a sucker for a bit of studded detailing to add an edgy touch to an outfit look too. It's available online at the Zara website here.

I opened it because I was heading out for dinner with my mum, my good friend and her mum (who also happens to be my mums friend now, great for double date nights). That's a valid excuse for why I did, right?!

My beautiful mum and I. Black lace dress - Gallery at Dunnes. Red chiffon blouse -
My mum wore a beautiful black lace dress (isn't she cool?!) by Gallery at Dunnes. It looks like a really expensive dress, but isn't really. (Here I am just sharing her secrets with the internet, ooops!) I'm considering buying one for myself now. You can see it here under the dresses tab. My blouse is from a small shop in Korea but there's a similar one available here.


My gorgeous friend Biddy and I getting into the festive spirit with a few drinks.
Illamasqua Nail Varnish - 'Spartan'. Perfect festive polish.
This Illamasqua nail polish was a great compliment to my outfit, adding lots of Christmassy sparkle. Illamasqua hasn't made it to Korea yet but I'd heard and read a lot about it. I was finally able to visit their store in Leeds on Friday. They have some amazing things including this polish. It's a gorgeous very sparkly gold glitter polish. You need two coats to get an even coverage but it comes off surprisingly easily for a glitter polish. It's apparently chip resistant too but I'll have to let you know how that goes, so far so good though! You can shop their products online too.


I snapped a photo of the gorgeous tree in the Victoria Quarter in Leeds when I was shopping. I just love how pretty everything is at Christmas. I really enjoy going in to the city for a last minute spot of shopping or even just to soak up the atmosphere, it feels so festive.
Merry Christmas from me!! Scarf - H&M. Coat - F21.

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you are all having a fantastic day filled with lots of lovely, wonderful things and I hope that all your Christmas wishes come true!

xxx

PS: It's the last day to enter the China Glaze 'Let It Snow' Nail Polish Giveaway. Enter here!

39 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you too! The photos look amazing, and you're so pretty, as always :)

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  2. wishing you and your family a very merry christmas

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  3. LOVELY POST, LADY :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

    <3
    <3

    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  4. Hello! Thanks for your sweet and nice comment, really appreciate it :)
    You seem to be very nice and friendly person. And your blog too!! Great photos and outfits! You rock!
    Hope you had a very merry christmas this year :)

    your new follower :)
    xoxo

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  5. You luck duckling... that bag is amazing! What a sweet babe you must have! Happy Holidays!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

    PS Thanks for the love!

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  6. Well you are beautiful (can't tell that you were ever an ugly duckling :) and thanks for stopping by. Merry Xmas to you!

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  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog with such kind words!
    You're definitely not an ugly duckling at all (though the name is intriguing)! I think you're lovely :)

    That gold nail polish is so pretty! I'll probably buy some online!

    Merry Christmas doll! You have a new follower!

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  8. Lovee your bag :) and you look so pretty.. nice post ^^
    I hope you have a wonderfull christmas.
    Merry Christmas :)

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  9. wow love the studded bag and nails!! Merry Xmas sweetie!! xx

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  10. Merry Christmas to you!!!!
    That Zara purse is to die for! I am slightly obsessed with their shoes and purses at the moment. :-)

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  11. The studded clutch is incredible! And so is your sparkling gold nailpolish. Merry christmas, deaR! XO

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  12. OMG that clutch is BEAUTIFUL! Wish I saw that at ZARA >_< I love your blog, thanks for commenting on my post earlier. I'm a follower <3

    Merry Christmas!
    xo Stephanie
    honey & silk blog
    follow on twitter

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  13. That handbag is utterly gorgeous!!!

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  14. Merry Christmas!!! wonderful pictures :)))

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very cute!

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxo

    Linda from http://www.moonon.com/

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  16. what a great gift!
    your fiance was so sweet!
    seriously guys .. when they are
    so detailed like that .. makes
    you want to love them even more haha

    ... your mom looks gorgeous!
    and so do you love



    the last pictures is so cute
    perfect xmas card!



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  17. you have such a beautiful blog and you're so beautiful!
    happy holidays... greetings from Italy.
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  18. I love Zara and that nail polish is gorgeous! I just found your blog and I think it's really cute! Happy Holidays as well! I hope you will be able to check out my blog too, it's a personal style and fashion blog from England. I would love it if you could stop by! Thanks! :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  19. WOW! SO cute!
    Love all the pics!

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  20. lovely photos! they're so cute! xx

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  21. Hey Amelia. I love the Zara bag! Sounds like you had a brilliant start to Christmas. Have a fantastic time with your family and friends. :) Thank you for your lovely Christmas message on my blog x x

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  22. Oooh that zara clutch was on my wish list! ANd I have to say that you and your mother look beautiful! Merry Xmas!
    Come to visit my blog and if you want let's follow each other on bloglovin and GFC!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your holiday nails! i went with a gold color too, OPI "Glitzerland" and I loved it for Christmas! Congrats again on your engagement!

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  24. you look so pretty! merry late christmas to you ;)

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  25. Lovely christmas!
    Visit my blog if you want:
    WWW.FASHIONSCARFBOY.COM
    Kisses new follower

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  26. So glad I've come across your blog, I love it :D And you look gorgeous!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy x

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  27. So glad I've come across your blog, I love it :D And you look gorgeous!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy x

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  28. Ahhh the bag and the polish are gorgeous!
    Really love the blog
    xxxx
    http://lucylikesblogging.blogspot.com/

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  29. Following back on both! Hope to see a new post from you soon!

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  30. Hope you had a fab Christmas :) Your nail varnish is gorgeous - as is that bag, I saw something similar in River Island & was sorely tempted!x

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  31. Hi lovely, I just found your blog and I like it!!
    Take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other with Google and Bloglovin?
    Happy Holidays!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  32. Your blog is lovely... I love your new purse! He did good ; ) Now following you...
    -Jenny

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  33. Beautiful pictures! Hope you had a lovely holiday!

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  34. Love the colour of your red dress.. absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. I ate way too many chocolates!

    xo L.

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  36. I live in leeds and my favourite time of year is christmas, I love looking at all the decorations and sparkly lights !
    Your photos are adorable !
    x
    Heather

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  37. Aw wow I love the red and gold.. perfect colour combination! This bag is amazing, I am in desperate need of some new rock-chick esque accessories and I am definitely fancying something like this!
    xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  38. what lipstick is that ur wearing in the photo with ur friend? Do tell!

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