When the clock strikes 12

Black dipped hem vest top: Topshop
Black skinny jeans: Primark
Faux fur leopard print collarless coat: Next
Red woolly scarf: New Look
Black diamond slipper shoes : Topshop

I can't believe that Christmas is over for yet another year - it seems to have gone in the blink of an eye. I had an amazing few days and was very spoilt by my nearest and dearest. Lots of new things to use! This faux fur coat is a firm favourite and was brought for a bargain price of £25 in the Next sale a good few years ago. It always makes me feel very glam! I'm so glad I brought this cosy scarf - it had to be snapped up at only £4. Red and leopard print is one of my favourite combos to put togther.

2012 has been a year of many highs and lows. It was the year where I finally got my first proper job in the media industry after three long years at Uni, saved up enough cash to buy my dream bag of a Mulberry Bayswater and lost over a stone on Weightwatchers - let's forget i've nearly put it all back on... Sadly it was also the year where my nan passed away. Watching my nan slowly waste away was one of the hardest things i've ever had to see in my life. I wouldn't even wish it upon my worst enemy in the world. But that period proved that when the going really does get tough there's no one else you can rely on apart from your family and my family are made of solid gold. It's made me even more grateful to the family members who are still here.

I'm very much looking forward to 2013 and fingers crossed it's going to be a good one. I'm aiming to see much more of the UK with the boyfriend - nothing beats an impromptu road trip at the weekend - , save up for a red KitchenAid to embrace my inner baking goddess, lose a stone and half so I look smoking hot and plough much more of my time into blogging. I really do enjoying blogging but real life has a sneaky way of taking over sometimes.

I'm looking forward to seeing friends and having a dance tonight. I'm off to a Disney-themed fancy dress party and am going as Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Still not entirely sure with my outft but it's a bit too late to change my mind. My boyfriend is going as Jack Skellington so hopefully we'll look good together!

What are your plans for NYE?


  1. I love this coat! Leopard print looks so classic as a statement piece...my coat is a bit too fluffy to be called a classic one though! Definitely need to track down something more like this.

    Happy New Year, and enjoy your party! x

  2. You look so so gorgeous, I absolutely love the coat! Such a good bargain too. Happy new year! xo

  3. Love love love this outfit Sophie! All best pineapple lovely shaped wishes for 2013 :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. it's the sofa and telly for me tonight! Happy NYE x

  5. I LOVE your coat and shoes,

    wishing you all the best for 2013 xx

  6. Just like Sarah, I absolutely love the outfit! YAY to being even hotter! You will have no excuse not to visit me on the French Riviera this summer! Haha!

    -Elodie x


  7. Love the coat (what a good sales find!) and those shoes too! Have a great New Year's Eve!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  8. I like the sound of your fancy dress outfit, make sure you share photos!

    I am going to a James Bond themed disco/ball tonight at a gastro pub in the Pennines, I can't wait! Happy New Year!

    Janine xx

  9. Awww you look smoking anyway Soph, especially in that fit coat! Have a fab night tonight, I'm just staying in with a takeaway I think :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  10. I adore this outfit hun and love your Topshop pumps :)


  11. Shoes are amazing :)

    Wish you all the best in 2013 :) I'm gonna spend mine with friends as usually :)


  12. What a great coat, and you got it for a great price!!

  13. Love this outfit. Hope you had a fun NYE! x

  14. I LOOOOVE this coat, been looking for the perfect leopard on for ages. Hope to see more of you in 2013 xx

  15. Love this outfit, happy new year!

    Maria xxx

  16. Absolutely LOVE the coat! Looks super cosy as well :)

    Hope you had a fab NYE! xx

  17. Sorry to hear about the passing of your Nan but it sounds as though you've also accomplished a heck of a lot this year too, so don't forget that :) Really love the outfit too, very pretty. xxx

  18. You look so cosy in this coat, I thought it was the same as my Boo Hoo one! Happy New Year, I hope 2013 is an awesome one for you.

    The Style Rawr!

  19. Gorgeous outfit - love the blg! We are your newest follower...


  20. I hope you enjoyed the Disney party :) it sounds like 2012 was quite a tough year for you, but it can only get better :) you look lovely by the way, leopard print suits you so much, and what a bargain it was! x


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