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    Hola babes!

    It’s the weekend! Actually by the time this goes up, it might be the end of the weekend. Soz.

    I find these posts a bit frustrating, because I want to update you and post stuff but trying to get random cute pics that can cater to any topic is difficult and there is only so many pics of me in bed I can post. Just to add to it, yes I am actually in bed typing this. The living room is currently occupied by rugby, and you know, it’s cold. So far this weekend we have managed to walk into Richmond, pick up a coffee from our FAVORITE new coffee place Coffeeology AND AND AND I have managed to tick off one of my February goals!

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    Metimes day

    Back in the day when I was single and pretending to date like a guy, valentines would be my favorite ‘holiday’ of the year. Yes I know it’s originally created by a card company but it gave me and the girls a greater excuse to get ridiculously dressed up, treat ourselves to a lavish meal and work our way down the cocktails menu at a club that didn’t have too high prices. I was the poster child for Galentines.

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    February goals

    Ohhh heeey February, you absolute babin’ month!

    February is my  favorite favorite FAVORITE month of the year. Mostly because its my birthday month and but also because its signals that January is F.I.N.A.L.L.Y over. No more dry January – whether it be from booze or from shopping, or in my case both, its time to let loose! Watch me burn some plastic! Not really, as one of my overall aims for 2017 is to save more, somehow though my Pinterest Wishlist for 2017 is already longer than the whole of 2016… HEY GUYS BUY ME PRESENTS! Not that I am wishing my life away or anything…

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    Cold walks and truth talks

    Hellooooooo camels back day!

    Man am I glad to see you! My manic week turned into chaotic a  week the second I left the house on Monday. It’s only Wednesday and I’ve managed to cram in a trip to the opticians, a haircut, window shopping, a trip to the cinema and some blog shoots – as well as working full time. Hello she boss! In all honestly, most of my time has actually been spent wandering around the streets of London in the cold in between appointments because I clearly am not the best at organising.  Incase you were wondering, my appointments went as followed – not only am I still going blind, I also don’t know how to take care of my hair. Even though the price tag of the million of products lined up on the bathtub edge beg to differ. I stood my ground though and somehow managed to walk out of the hair salon with the exact amount of hair left on my head that I wanted to AND without any additional products. Pat on the back to me.

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    Not a Christmas haul

    Lol, gotta be honest here. Even I LOL’d when I re-read this post.. Leave it to me to go on a rant, while telling you on how to pick up an item that is sold out haha

    Oh well. dont worry. I have cut it down, by like 5 pages. I think I might have been on a roll.

    So welcome to my not a christmas haul because to be honest – I hate those freakin Christmas hauls and ‘What I got for Christmas guides’ that all bloggers and vloggers seem to be doing. Controversial I know, and I am sure I’m gonna get a few enemies in the blogosphere for say it out load too but I just had to get it off my chest. To me Christmas is personal. Giving presents is personal. At least it should be. So if you came here looking for a “oooo lemme show you all the cool stuff I got that’s gonna give you shopping envy” then you have come to the wrong place. However – if you wanna hear how I spent a day wandering around London, and visiting no less than 3 Anthropologie stores then my dear you are in luck!

    I also realised I haven’t show you guys much of our flat, and as Fola puts it, it’s pretty Pinterest worthy! I’d photograph it all but the lighting in here this time of year is terrible so let’s start with my pride and joy. The fire place. Ok maybe not the fire place but more what’s in the fire place. Specifically the beautiful geometric copper handle holders or hurricane lanterns.

    Believe it or not – these are what I trekked around London for.

    Amazing right? Worth it right? No YOU have a shopping problem

    Originally they came with a hefty price tag. Like I think the big one was £42! Who the frick has money for that?! AND there are four different sizes!

     

    You might have seen them on the Anthropologie website, or even in store over the past two year. BUT NOT ANY MORE! Because guess what? They have been discontinued! SAY WHAAAAT?

    So obviously when I found this out, I had a little mini breakdown, I cried and then I just accepted the fact that they will never be mine. It just wasn’t meant to be. Insert very sad Yasmine. I had put off buying them for too long and now I was paying the price.

    Imagine my delight when I strolled into Anthropologie in Richmond and saw one hidden away on a dusty top shelf. If thats not a sign, I dont know what is! It was obviously meant to be mine, regardless of price. It turns out, there were still a few stores stocking a FEW at 50% off (so Im guessing they went like hot cakes.) Within 24 hours I had trekked from Richmond to Kings Road, where I found the the next size down, I rummaged through Anthropologie in Marylebone, Regents Street (called every other store in London) AND considered a trip to Scotland in hopes of finding the last two sizes, but by then my luck had obviously run out. Also I was kinda sweaty and over it by then.

    So I have succumbed to the fact that out of 4, I have only been able to get my hands on two, at half price. But JUST LOOK AT HOW Beautiful they are!!

    Anyway I know Anthropologie Kings Road had a few of them left. In case you want them then for yourself ?

    Can we just take a minute and lol about how lengthy this post has turned out to be, and all you got out of it was how you wont be able to get these lanterns?!

    Fashion, Lifestyle

    Style before size!

    When I was 13, there was a fashion trend that the trousers you were supposed to wear, came with flares with a split, a sewn-in-seam and a size that said onesize fits all. Well, I can tell you the onesize certainly did not fit all and my already curvy body that had hit puberty just a little too early did not fit the mold. As much as I tried, the cheap fabric trousers would not suit. Luckily those trousers quickly went out of style when the likes of Trinny and Susanna hit the screens with their so called body confident tv shows about how to help women dress their size. It was all about the right bra, shapewear and wrapped dresses with a belt in the waist for those of us on the heavier side. Looking back, I honestly get a little infuriated just thinking about the whole ordeal and if I ever have to endure another wrapped dress I think I might vomit.

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    Top 5 highs of 2016 – because it was a good year

     

    Hello everybody, and welcome to the 4th day of the rest of your life. I mean year.

    I had originally planned to post this on the 1st of January but as somebody spent NYE hacking my blog, I am now 4 days late into my 2017 blog schedule. What A GREAT way to start a-fresh. Also hacker dudes, don’t you have anything better to do then to spend NYE hacking some sad girl’s blog? In any case, I’m glad I could provide you with some form of entertainment to ring in your new year!

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    Our first tree

    THIS IS HUGE! Im so excited for this, this is the first year I have my own christmas tree, which I am not sharing with housemates, but actually sharing with a boyfriend, in OUR (rented) flat!

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    MUST see Christmas Movies

    H A P P Y   S A T U R D A Y

    My plan today was to get up super early and tick off lots of things on my todo list. Alas, the weather is crap and all I wanna do is snuggle up on the sofa with a massive cup of tea and a Christmas movie. There’s a million of these lists out there, and I doubt I am adding anything new really. The 1st of December marks the first day of christmas movie binging for me. It usually starts with whatever crappy straight to movie Lifetime Hallmark crap I can find on Netflix and Prime, and then as soon as we hit 7 days before the big 2-4 WHAM – on with the goodstuff, and by good stuff, I mean these great choices below!

    The Grinch

    Although I have never been a huge Jim Carrey fan, I love him in this movie. Growing up in the states I grew up with Dr. Suess so this movie is close to my heart.

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    The Santa Clause

    Ok, hands down this is my favorite christmas movie. I don’t know what it is, but when the entry music starts, I get all christmassy and tingly inside. I can watch this over and over and over ahaha

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    Love actually

    Its just not christmas without Love actually, this movie is just so filled with love, and its so heart warming. It now hits on other hearts strings since the passing of Alan Rickman earlier this year.

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    Home Alone 2

    They say there is nothing like christmas in New York, and even though I have never celebrated christmas in NYC I feel like Home Alone 2 just takes me that little bit closer and look its Trump!

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    Arthur Christmas

    I don’t love SGI movies but Arthur Christmas is just so charming, and funny and loveable, and who doesn’t love an underdog coming to save the day?

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    Right enough of this, I think its movie time!

    Lifestyle

    Secret Santa gifts for under £10

    Secret Santa, the love to hate tradition all companies seem to have embraced over the years. I mean, yes it’s lovely receiving presents, and it’s even more lovely to give! That is, to people that you know. Because who the hell is Larry from the special-there-is-no-such-department? And what on earth do you get a person you don’t know, and how on earth do you manage to get it for under £10?! I mean, you can barely get chewing gum for £10?! F U Larry. Just F U and your existence. As if this time of year wasn’t stressful enough, you have now gone and added more stress to it.

    Luckily for Larry though, I have heard, seen, and experienced some Secret Santa horror stories up close over the years, and I am going to do you all a massive favour and share my expertise with you. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I am too nice to you. Originally I was gonna do this as a cute little flatlay, buy all the stuff and the nicely lay it out for you to look at but LOL who has time for that?!

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    1. Coffee/Tea mugsyou can even personalize it! 
    2. Some christmas slippers
    3. A lovely scented candle
    4. For the office she boss
    5. A good ol’ power bank 
    6. Some fluffy mittens
    7. Travel mug
    8. Christmas keychain
    9. Bath bombs
    10. Some good wine

    So there you have it folks, 10 fool safe Secret Santa presents, that anybody would enjoy receiving, without breaking the bank. 🙂 Do you have a go-to Secret Santa present suggestion?

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