Gents giftsChristmas bunting - Next
Hot water bottle - Boden 
Mug - M&S
Beard bits - Percy Nobleman

Now one for the guys! Brother, boyfriend, dad? I have to buy for all three, which is a pretty daunting experience as they aren’t the easiest bunch to shop for.

I usually end up buying lots of little knick-knacks like the above but who could resist a cute hot water bottle, colourful socks and an initial mug? – the perfect winter package I think.

Cloth GiftsAll items from - Cloth

For the fashionable gents amongst us the guys at Cloth have made a handy little gift guide.  I know Simon has spied and already hinted at some pieces like these boots and this coat (what happened to our budget eh?)

Beard bitsBeard oil, moustache was and beard wash - Percy Nobleman

Percy Nobleman is my kind of guy. He believes in "Beards, good times, good friends, good memories, and of course, looking after yourself!"
Now that both my brother and Simon are sporting beards, this little gem will most definitely go down a treat on Christmas day. The essentials kit comes with everything they need for a good looking beard. It also smells amazing!!

ClothAll items from - Cloth

Items for Gents? I really want these New Balance and scarf... Presents to share are the best, don't you think?

Daniel WellingtonMens watch - Daniel Wellington. Free shipping and 15% off with code 'holidaykim'

Finally as you will have seen from my competition, I have a love for these classic Daniel Wellington watches. I think it's the masculine vibes that make them appealing to me, so of course they do a guys version. Even better you get 15% off with code 'holidaykim' plus free worldwide shipping + gift wrapping WIN!

Hope this has given you some last minute Christmas inspiration and have a very Merry Christmas everyone x


Winter warmer

Equipment shirt

next shoes

Topshop Jeans

Boden Bag

River Island knitwear
Jumper - River Island c/o. Jeans - Topshop. Shirt - Equipment. Coat and bag - Boden C/o. Shoes - Next

Well isn't take ten just knocking them out of the park this month. A few weeks back we had a collaboration with Free People and this week it's all about River Island knitwear.
We're talking cardigans, fluffy crop tops and oversized jumpers. Perfect now the weather has take a dip. Burrrrr. You can also check us out over on
Time to layer up and for this look I'm wearing my favourite white Equipment shirt under my cosy oversized jumper and I'm sure could be worn as a dress with thick tights.
I've kept my look casual by wearing my ripped Topshop Jamie jeans but feel my smart coat and silver accessories both from Boden dress the whole thing back up.
Obviously like a magpie attracted to shiny things, as I was with my Next shoes, this bag had to be mine, love at first sight. It also has a long strap which is great for using in the day.

If you haven't yet I also have a competition running for a Daniel Wellington Watch - check it out here..... Happy Monday.

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That time of year again, were if like me you buy one present in November and believe you’re on top of Christmas shopping. BIG mistake when two weeks before Christmas and you still just have that one present.
I thought I would put together some gift ideas for you guys PLUS you can win one special treat at the end ....

Friends and family, please STOP HERE!

gift ideas
Christmas bunting - Next
Socks - Boden
Print - Ella Masters
Beauty Bag - Burts Bee's
Bed Sheets - Next

For someone who has everything.
Books, beauty and even homeware. Now we're a little older it's harder to pick things for people who can just buy what they want when they want it. 

I've finally got my first flat and like most of my friends little things for the home are definitely a win. Pieces that aren't necessities but I LOVE to get. Next have some great home bits, I don't know about you but i'm bit obsessed with new bed sets/frames/pillows etc. Like this Scandinavian inspired set which is the whole vibe I want for my flat. #Nextmaswishlist 

To follow on this home theme, how about a cute print like this 'I have enough shoes'. I've been a follower of Ella's blog for a while and thought about time to purchase this perfect print.


Tea, Hot Chocolate and Mug - Whittard
For someone with a sweet tooth.
I only had my first Whittard experience last christmas when I received some goodies as a lovely christmas present myself and I haven't looked back. It literally is the nicest hot chocolate i've ever had. For those a little more adventurous with food, check out the orange and chilli. wow.
They aren't just for the choccy fans out there, they also have tea, coffee and even cute accessories, like this Alice in wonderland mug.

Pentax K-S1 - Ricoh
For the gadget lady
If you have a spare £599.99 (currently on offer £469) and really want to go all out this christmas, I can't recommend the new Pentax K-S1 enough
I've been having a good test drive of it the past week and not only is it now the cutest camera i've ever seen but it's pretty dam good. Full review to come soon.
Even better if you fancy winning your very own K-S1 from Ricoh Imaging UK, then why not check out the #ks1mas competition on Facebook. Also follow my week in snaps over on instagram :)

Gift ideas 2
Underwear - Agent provocateur
Cat Eye Mask and Make up Bag - ASOS
Naughty but nice.
Underwear and nightwear are predictable picks for christmas, but what would christmas be with out them eh? Especially if your underwear comes in a little pink box
If there's one thing I love it's a new set of PJ's and underwear. Both I usually purchase from good old M&S. However my eyes have been opened to the wonderfulness of ASOS. I had the opportunity to check out their gifts and nightwear last week and it literally is a one stop shop for everything.

Print and Watch
Watch - Daniel Wellington 15% off with code: 'holidaykim'
Print - Ella Masters

Finally, if your a regular on my blog or Instagram, you'll have seen a new watch in my life from Daniel Wellington. It's a timeless classic and I wear mind every day. With that in mind I think it would make a perfect gift, so why not give one away?
little Merry Christmas and thank you for another great year and all your support and comments :)

The entry is simple just enter via the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be selected at random. Competition closes on the 20th December.

DW Watch

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Queen of Diamonds Burnout Mini Dres


Ravel Boots

Queen of Diamonds Burnout Mini Dress

Take 10 x Free People

Free People

Open Back

freepeople take 10 collage

Dress - Free People. Tights - Wolford. Boots - Ravel c/o

Next up for take ten was a collaboration with Free People and first off just want to give a big welcome to Caroline and Amy!
Our theme was party and as you'll see from the other girls posts, there was such a vast selection. From velvet to sequins to lace. What does remain the same is the more boho vibes. Which is more my going out style in preference to a bodycon spandex number.
My Queen of diamonds dress is so darn hard to photograph even on this beautiful sunny winters day.
Hopefully you can see the pretty detailing in the velvet.
It's has lovely buttons on the cuffs and neck, with two key hole openings at the front and back.
It is super short at the front and slightly longer in the back, so I went for extra thick tights.
What winter would be complete without some new boots. These beauties from Ravel, make for a more casual look but perfect for a night on the town and thanks to the chunky heel, no sore feet or stumbles ;)

How was everyone's weekend? We put our Christmas tree up which was super exciting but it also hit me. I have NO presents bought. I have a few ideas which I will share with you guys too. Please leave me any links to your gift ideas as I love to see them for inspiration too.

Have a lovely week and check out the rest of the take ten ladies below:





BB Bus Tour


Tea party

Travel Mug

Last weekend I got the pleasure of spe
nding time with Kristabel, Lucy, Olivia, Daisy and Dunya on a bus. Now this wasn’t just any old bus but a fantastic sightseeing and afternoon tea combo bus. 
A vintage double decker revamped to create little dinning areas where whilst you take in the sights of London you can also tuck into an array of sweet and savoury treats made by the BB Bakery. Delicious!!
Such a fun way to spend an afternoon and the perfect christmas treat for anyone struggling to think of that special something for the person who has everything.
Forever 21 Sherling Jacket

IMG_0652DUne Shoes

Jack Wills Backpack

Topshop top
Top and trousers - Topshop. Jacket - Forever21. Bag - Jack Wills. Shoes - Dune

Keeping my look monogram today apart from my good old faithful burgundy Dune shoes. I’m sure you’ve all gathered how much I love these.
Wearing this awesome find from Forever21 - a cosy Shearling jacket and from Topshop, Dogtooth Cigarette Trousers and white blouse.
I FINALLY found the perfect backpack from Jack Wills. The shape and size means I can fit in my camera and still have room for all my handbag bits. It's been great being hands free while exploring London. I can already tell this won't be my last backpack! Hey Santa.. If you can hear me *Dreams* 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend :)



MY First Specs

Jack Wills Jumper

London RetroLondon Retro

London Retro

Glasses Direct

If you saw this post, you'll know I recently acquired my first pair of spectacles and I’m on a bit of a roll now. Thanks to Glasses Direct, I’ve found the new way to shop for my glasses – home trials. It’s dangerous.
As I’m the most indecisive person in the world, this is perfect for me. I can spend a week of my own time trying them on at home, rather than annoying people in store humming and ha-ing, only to feel bad if none suit.
I can get family and friends opinions and get use to different shapes or styles. Then simply free post them back and either order the winning pair or re order another 4 to try.
I really love this London Retro style after spying it on Rebecca’s instagram photo, each style is perfectly, well, retro.

I would love to hear which ones you think I suit the best, if any? Go on - help an indecisive girl out.



Day out in Marylebone

Free People Coat

Last weekend, Kristabel kindly invited me to try out a new restaurant with her in Marylebone – The Canvendish is one of the prettiest restaurants, aswel as serving one of the yummiest steaks I’ve had in a long time. Plus a Raspberry Ginger Mojito – oops naughty at lunchtime ;)
Located in the heart of Marylebone it was great spending some time wondering around and taking it all in, oh to live there.



Wearing a new winter coat from Free People, every piece I own from them becomes my new favourite item of clothing and this is no exception. I love the little details and that something slightly unique in all of their designs.
This coat is super snug, like a giant wrap. Worn oversized or pulled in to make it more fitted.
Of course I wear it oversized, teamed with my Jamie jeans and cute Bertie shoes. Speaking of Bertie - how amazing are their selection of over the knee boots. As a go to trend for winter i've had my eye on a pair for a while now!


Topshop Fedora
Hat - Topshop. Coat - Free People. Jeans - Topshop. Shoes - Bertie