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GIFTING FOR A '20-SOMETHING' GIRL / UNDER £25

25/11/2015



MY CHRISTMAS WISHLIST

18/11/2015


HOW TO: OVERSIZED OUTFITS FOR EVERYDAY

14/11/2015


DAILY BASIS

11/11/2015















BREAKFAST: Breakfast muffin

ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Whirl // M.A.C Velvet Teddy

CURRENT TWEET: Does anyone else cry at the John Lewis advert literally EVERY time?

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Dog-sitting my favourite boy, Harvey the Basset Hound
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Ask any girl and I'll agree with them: a LBD is very important business. It's timeless, versatile and always flattering - unless you're me. In my always-oversized state of mind, this UO number falls wide in every way and for that very reason it has me down to a T.  It hides all the babies - food, booze, and the real thing I'd expect too. Ultimately, its a true testament to the idea that there is a little black dress for us all.
And what's more? I love myself a day dress.


XELISHA-MAE

PARKA COAT: SIMILAR | UO DRESS: SIMILAR | BOOTS: TOPSHOP | SUNGLASSES: NEW LOOK [OLD]

OCT FAVOURITES

07/11/2015


BREAKFAST: Bagel

ON MY LIPS: n/a

CURRENT TWEET: Forever hungry

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Having been extremely productive this week *smug emoji*

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1/ STYLE
black leather boots
grey wool coat
black pom-pom

2/ BEAUTY
max factor blush: gorgeous berries
 max factor cream shadow: bronze
m.a.c whirl x m.a.c velvet teddy

3/ LIFE
wagamamas
salted caramel candle
the martian
sunbeamsjess's vlogtober




We all know how favourites on E-MIWT? work by now, so no need for an introduction - lets just jump straight in...

For style favourites its a tie between both my lovely winter coat and my lovely winter boots. With the turn in weather, its only been about investment buys to beat off the cold, even if only for the walk to the car *guilty*. 
Speaking of, this Cruella DeVil-esque POM-POM has been the ultimate life saver when fumbling for my keys in the black hole that is my handbag.
Getting back to the point though, my ZARA coat has been target to many compliments and only a couple of dressing gown jokes, therefore it is a warm, welcome addition to any outfit [see this OOTD if you're not already sold].
As for the TOPSHOP BARDOT boots, I'm braving the brutal wearing-in phase as the girls are so worth it - fingers crossed I pull through with my toes still intact...

For beauty, a plum coloured BLUSHER made its way out from the depths of my makeup drawer back into my everyday routine, as a pinched pink cheek teamed with rich BRONZE eyes and a 90's nude lip combo was my go-to all month long. And, of course, M.A.C's WHIRL X VELVET TEDDY made for the happy ending to October's makeup story.

As for life, I had the good kind of surprise in an unexpected film favourite. THE MARTIAN was oddly funny and left me blubbing at a potato patch too - have a watch and you'll see what I mean...
In the spirit of cold seasons and therefore good TV, SUNBEAMSJESS's vlogtober entries have been my very, very favourite, especially when teamed with my favourite YANKEE candle and a good bad snack. Speaking of food, a WAGAMAMA katsu curry with japanese pickles was never far from my mind this month either.




Happy November

XELISHA-MAE


GIRLS DON'T DRESS FOR BOYS

04/11/2015

















LATEST PURCHASE: These men-repelling jeans

ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Boldly Bare

CURRENT TWEET: FRIENDS Christmas episodes make me happy

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: A family gathering this evening

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When I was planning this post I considered writing a how to for cropped kick flares, but lets be honest: they kind of go against all of fashion's big beliefs. My boyfriend branded me a WWII child in them, my sister a 'mod mum', so naturally I haven't taken them off once since buying them. 

Rule of thumb: If you hate it, I probably already have it.
Probably not the best way to build a blog following *face palm*

Anywho, with my ankle swingers in tow, my week has been made up of all the usj - running errands, regretting all the money I spent at the weekend and living that retail life. Now Christmas is on the rise (which I'm so glad to finally say out loud) I plan to work, read and burn as many candles as possible. Winter has me hook, line and sinker. 




XELISHA-MAE 

DENIM SHIRT: TOPSHOP | JEANS: NEW LOOK | BOOTS: TOPSHOP

I WONDER // FEATURE

03/11/2015




LATEST PURCHASE: A train ticket to LDN

ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Whirl / M.A.C Velvet Teddy

FAVOURITE WATCH: HOCUS POCUS of course

     HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: it’s Halloweeeen *happy dance

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Today’s post is something a little unordinary but just bear with me girls (and Josh :P). Something that I’ve been doing for a long while but have yet to really speak about on E-MIWT? is my monthly style features for the magazine WONDER.

It is a lovely magazine full of humble thoughts, baking recipes and lots more, and this month I wrote a little ABOUT ME feature that I thought might prick your ears. First though, a few little facts about me as a warm up…

FAVOURITE BEN&JERRIES FLAVOUR: half baked
HOLIDAY DESTINATION: new york
CLOTHES SIZE: 8/10
NO OF M.A.C PENCILS: 8 (see HERE for proof…)
OLDEST FRIENDSHIP: eighteen years
PETS? two cats
FAVOURITE BREAKFAST FOOD: pancakes
TIPPLE OF CHOICE: a mojito
GOLD OR SILVER?: silver
LEFTIE OR RIGHTIE?: leftie

…And for the rest click here




Happy Halloween!


XELISHA-MAE