Don't you know i'd chop a limb off just to have a good time

Seaside print blue dress: Primark
Chunky cream cardigan: C/O Joe Browns
Grey tights: Primark
Grey pumps: Primark
Nail: OPI Strawberry Margarita and No7
Pearl and diamond ring: 21st Birthday gift

Not perhaps the most wintery looking outfit but surprisingly warm with my massive faux fur coat thrown on. This is one of my favourite dresses, I adore the print and colours. A bargain at £12 back when Primark used to be dirt cheap. Think it's from a few seasons ago. I tried an accent nail manicure today and really like the two colours together even if my mum thought I was mad having one nail a different colour. After looking at these photos I am not quite sure my legs are ready for coloured tights, look a bit of a chunky monkey haha! Ah well hopefully if I stick to my diet I shall be half a stone lighter by the end of the month. Wishful thinking!

If you follow me on Twitter you'll already have heard my amazing news. I have been offered a six month freelance paid journalism contract at the company where i'm currently interning! Someone actually believes in me to pay me for my writing! I am completely over the moon and in shock that I will actually be a proper journalist and no longer an intern. Fingers crossed i'll impress and there is the work there for the contract to be extended when it finishes in July. I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to buy and places I want to go. Hopefully this will start with a visit to Aberdeen to see a friend in March! It will be so nice not to be skint for a little while and know I have at least six months worth of money.

I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings

Black faux fur coat: C/O Motel Rocks
Aran chunky knit jumper: Topshop via eBay
Wine coloured skinny jeans: Primark
Brown fleece lined ankle boots: Topshop
Gold coloured ball necklace: Topshop

This coat makes me look about a hundred times bigger than I actually am but it makes me so warm and cosy that i'm not bothered. It really has be worn to death and without a doubt my all favourite thing I have ever been given.

Wore this today to run some errands in town mostly to the Post Office. I needed to be warm walking home from town! Sold £38 worth of things on ebay yesterday, just a shame it's all going on travel to work! Anyone else dread the Post Office? It just seems to take forever and everyone always make a fuss if you have lots of things to post. Isn't that what it's for?

Not really much planned for tonight thanks to a distinct lack of funds. I've got a cosy night in selling my life on eBay. Ahhh the joys of being young!

Do you all have a exciting weekend ahead?

Blogger Christmas gifts

This year I was a very lucky girl in regards to being completed spoiled by blogger friends. Thank you all so much!

1. Christmas Swap from Helen
I took part in the Christmas swap organised by Lakota. We had to include 5 items of a value up to £12. They had to include something handmade, a Christmas decoration and something from a charity shop. Helen did fantastic! The fairy lights are currently decorating my bed, the mug is perfect for those cup-a-soup days, the tin will be brilliant for storing all my reciepts in now that i'm freelance, the earrings are suitably festive and you can never have too many lip balms! Helen also very kindly handmade me some Christmas decorations but my mother has packed them away in the loft with all the other decorations so I can't photograph them :( But take my word for it that they were lovely!

2. Secret santa organised by Char

Thank you so much to Char for organising the secret santa, can't wait to take part in it next year! I was very lucky to recieve such lovely gifts! They are just so me, I'm a complete sucker when it comes to leopard print. I couldn't have asked for nicer gifts! The hot warmer smells of lavender, perfect for snuggling up to in the cold nights! If you read my blog, let me know who you are please!

3. Present from Char
This was a complete surprise and very apt considering that we are penpals. Now I have no excuse to not to write ;) I also recieved some writing paper from my parents so expect lots of letters in the new year! Paperchase is one of my favourite shops to have a browse as everything is so pretty, this writing set and pen are no exception.

4. Present from Sophie
Another surprise gift that I was not all expecting! Once again very me! I love the apple pendant, it's a little clock! So cute! Just in the process of hunting down a chain so that I can wear it asap. The nail file is perfect for keeping in my bag, love the little case to put it in.

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