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#YouShall | Treat Yourself This Christmas


I don't know about you, but I'm so indecisive around Christmas time. I guess you make so many choices when getting presents for everyone, that simple choices suddenly feel like someone telling you to go for a hike on a Monday morning. One thing that I feel the most Indecisive about, is should I treat myself at Christmas time. I'm a mum of two young boys, and whenever it comes to treating myself I get the 'mum guilt' it's awful. My boys are swimming in stuff,  and yet whenever I buy something I feel the guilt monster up on my shoulder. 

This year however, I'm breaking this habit and getting myself a couple of treats. I have no Christmas parties to look forward to, which for most would be a fabulous excuse to treat yourself right and get a party frock and heels. I do like the advert calendars, but again just can't decide *face palm which one I would enjoy. So to ease my guilt monster I though about some sassy, but practical 'basics'. Because really, treats aren't suppose to be basic and these are anything but! 


How I Wear: A Puffa Jacket


I haven't had time to take any real outfit photos, as I work my way through my hoard of stuff and try and clear out the last of it before Christmas. Time just hasn't been there, so sorry for these quick phone snaps. I'm really looking forward to having more time to blog and work on some new projects. But at the same time, getting my place sorted is a must. Space is slowly opening up, and it feels great to clear out things I no longer need. It has been a slow process, but if your going from a hoarder to a minimalist (trying to reduce your stuff down to what you actual like) then stick with it as it will be worth it in the end. 

Thrift Haul | October



Happy Halloween! Yes it's my favourite time of the year, but also the most expensive for me I have a ton of birthdays before Christmas. Then Christmas shopping for our boys and family and then my youngest sons birthday is the end of January. So mama has to get thrifty, and as you know by now I love the charity shops. My absolute go to at the minute is Sue Ryder, and this whole haul is from there. I've picked up some absolute gems already and we are only a few days into October. 

Halloween Weekend | A Walk Around Borough


I'm not sure why I'm not feeling Halloween as much as usual, but having two young boys means making a bit of effort. So come Tuesday I need to have two pairs of bat wings made. Which I will, and we always do a little face painting I think as long as there are sweets they are not to bothered. The weekend was more relaxed, we took the boys out for a meal and went on a walk. Living in London you will always find cool new places, see new builds and cool street art. The boys love to spot changes in the city. 

4 Halloween D.I.Ys To Try

I picked these little pumpkins up from ASDA, but you could easily glitter up a pumpkin decoration you already have. 

I absolutely love Halloween, however some times the shops can bring out the same old decorations every year. Everyone has there own way of doing Halloween, if you like tacky, creepy, scare, silly or glam the choice is yours. This year I've seen a lot more people going glam this year, so I though I would share some how to that I'm going to trying this year. Think gold, think pastels and Halloween can become a pretty cute and stylish affair. These videos featured a whole bunch of inspiration, and most of all they won't break the bank. I think it's better to have decorations your going to bring out each year, then a bunch of stuff that your going to buy use once and throw away. So maybe give the decorations from last year a little love. 


Christmas With | Paperchase




I know, I know it's a bit early for the 'C' word already, and I love nothing more then Halloween. I  just couldn't wait any longer to share the Paperchase  Christmas press day. I mean there were rainbow Christmas trees, and you know how I feel about rainbows. Also if your like me I like to buy my things in advance and put them away so by the time Christmas rolls around I'm not rushing around and stressed. I think it can really kill the whole festive vibe. So the press day was incredible and honestly I'd probably have to start selling organs, to afford everything on my list. Also I don't have room for everything, but I will be picking up some new bits for my colourful tree this year.