Animal instinct

Leopard print long line blazer - Next (similar)
Black skinny jeans - Primark (similar)
Black sheer shirt - Primark (similar)
Burgundy leather loafers - Zara (similar)
Red gem statement necklace - Topshop (similar)
No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour - Cheeky Chops c/o

I'd seen this coat all over the blogworld - namely it was Jazmine who made me decide it needed to be hanging in my wardrobe- but as you probably know I'm pretty fickle and forgot about it for a while. After having a browse on the Next presale thanks to the mother it caught my eye once again. At just £30 I thought it was a well deserved punt. When it arrived I fell in love and think it's going to be the perfect cover up as the months gradually get a little warner. Nothing puts a spring in your step better than leopard right?


The last of the summer wine

Black long sleeved tee - Primark (similar)
Quilted faux leather biker jacket - Zara (similar)
Burgundy Aztec print midi full skirt - River Island (similar)
Burgundy patent loafers - Zara (similar)
Black bauble necklace - New Look (similar)
No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour - Cheeky Chops c/o

I do love a full skirt even if they do make me look 10 times heavier than I am. Not most flattering around the bum/hips areas. Lets ignore the fact that I ate far too much over the festive period as well. Just not a good combination! I picked this skirt up in the River Island sale for a mere £20. I don't really shop in River Island full price preferring to hold out for the bargains. They always have such a great selection of midi skirts to choose from. You can trust me when I say I got very excited when I realised I had a pair of loafers that matched. Ah I do love a bit of matchy matchy!

I'm looking forward to eating better this month. Although it would be lovely to shed a good few pounds - boo at you holiday weight! - I just want to feel happier in myself and my skin is crying out for some goodness too. I'm going to try and overhaul my eating habits and stay away from the dreaded junk. I've had far too much of it over Christmas anyway - far far too much! I really do enjoying rustling something up in the kitchen and want to go back to basics this year and eat properly. Food tastes so much nicer when you've lovingly prepared it from scratch eh?


Limited edition Spring/Summer 2014 Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colours

Moonlight and Awakening c/o

Said to be inspired by the classic French Manicure, the wonderful people at Liz Earle are introducing two new limited edition shades in April 2014. You best be quick as they're only on sale for 6 months!

As an avid nail polish collector and Liz Earle hoarder I was very excited to try these out. My personal favourite was the gorgeous muted grey. Although marketed as a summer colour, I think it works perfectly for the winter months too. It makes a subtle statement and is certainly a talking point as it looks quite unusual. I can't really rave about Liz Earle polishes enough. They are chip resistant for a good few days like promised, look beautifully glossy even without a topcoat and come in such a good range of colours. I like my nail polish to be very opaque so I apply three coats but you can get away with just two. I'm just a little bit fussy!

Priced at just £7.50, you'll be a fool not to invest in them when Spring arrives!

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