So the blog has been a little quiet lately because I’ve had to focus so much on coursework bits and bobs, but how quickly has November flown by? The shops are already blaring Christmas music and constantly reminding us that the festivities are almost upon us.
I vowed 2017 would be the most organised and productive year for me yet, so in that spirit, for the last few weeks I’ve been scouring hundreds of websites and shops for my Christmas shopping when I’ve had a spare minute on the bus or walking to work. I know, I know, loads of you have probably have your gift shopping done by June, but this is early for me (be impressed)!
But to be honest, I’ve found more things for myself than anyone else (oops). I mean they do say to treat yourself, so these are my 5 picks I’m lusting after from my fave site of the moment, Pretty Little Thing.
JEWEL GREEN VELVET POINTY SOCK BOOTS
I’m a sucker for velvet, so naturally fell in love with these. They’re just so luxurious-looking with their velvety texture, and the colour is absolutely gorgeous. Sock boots are so comfy, I love my black glitter pair from Topshop (you can get them here), and they are so on-trend right now and for good reason. Paired with a simple LBD and statement on-trend tassel earrings like these from Missy Empire and you’re on to a winning look for the work’s Christmas night out. Get the boots here.
BLACK FAUX LEATHER STUD DETAIL BELTED MINI SKIRT
This skirt fuels my leather and studs obsession. It is the epitome of biker-chic and can be worn all year round which I love. Pair with thick black tights and cosy jumpers in the Winter, or with a plain black tee and simple boot heels like these ones from ASOS for an impromptu night out with minimal effort and maximum impact.
BURGUNDY KNOTTED TASSEL EARRINGS
It’s no secret that tassel earrings are seriously on-trend at the moment, and they add the finishing touch to any outfit. These stunners have amazing knotted detail which I much prefer to the big bejewelled ones we’ve been seeing everywhere, they’re just a little more delicate and easy to wear for me, especially with your hair down. Although, with your hair in an up-do these really do make a statement. Get the earrings here.
RED FAUX FUR BUBBLE COAT
Christmas is calling and this beauty ticks all the boxes. Festive colour? Check. Super cosy texture? Check. Luxe-look bubble shape? Check. I adore faux fur jackets and especially ones in vibrant colours or funky patterns, like this one from Biba. Pop this over your LBD before heading out to stylishly keep away the chills or pair with tracksuit bottoms and trainers à la Kendall Jenner for effortless sports-luxe style. Get the coat here.
KALLIA BLACK SUEDE LACE UP HEELED SANDALS
I hate having sore feet on a night out. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. So when I spot a cute pair of shoes which don’t look like they won’t kill my fee (and don’t look like something your Mum would wear), I’m all for it. These sandals are oh so comfy thanks to the tiny block heel and the wrap-up-the-leg laces keep them looking on-trend and interesting. They can be paired with virtually anything, but look amaze with boho dresses like this one from Glamorous and mini shift dresses. Get the sandals here. Your feet will thank you.
I wore these sandals to an MMA charity night, check out my outfit post here.
What are your fave PLT items right now?