Today I braved the great outdoors to go shopping for something to wear on Christmas day as well as pick some other bits up. Initially I thought I'd wear a dress, but after the one I saw online disappointed, I walked around Topshop looking for other options. Topshop; £18 I picked these up...

99 I haven't looked on this site for a while, and whilst browsing the other day I was surprised at how much it has come on, it's definitely worth a look! Anyway back to the shoes... These look like a 70s throwback, I can't quite explain it but the chunkier the heels get and the higher the...

It was £32, which a lot of you may think ouch, but considering a single pot of eyeshadow from UD is £13-15 you are making a saving of around £136-160! All colours a neutral, allowing you to create looks for the office, day time and night time. It's a beauty cult product, and is usually out...

She's sat at a table in this café by day, bar by night, with it's retro 70s print wallpaper and 'Now! That's What I Call Music'vinyl records hung above the bar.The night before lingered in the atmosphere, mixing with the smell of a full English hangover cure, coffee and grease.Sara searched...

What are your thoughts and where do you fall in the big Blackberry - iPhone debate? ALSO - I will be at the Handpicked Media Social on Monday 21st - will any of you be there? It would be nice to put faces to names!

£28 I've been lusting after these for a while and as they are always out of stock, I think the next time I see them I will just have to buy them! These are great during the day or for a night out when you don't want to be wearing gigantic heels (i'll always wear heels...

I think this would help me create different looks for day to day in the office, as well as giving me another option to poker straight hair in the evening. Have any of you tried this? I'd love to know your thoughts. H&M; £29.99 I've been after a new light-weight blazer for the S/S months...

Blogging wise, i've been quiet this weekend due to working all day yesterday and being at my sisters today, so I apologise. I mentioned on Friday I was going shopping as it was pay day and I couldn't have been more disappointed by my lack of purchases. It all began well, I went into HMV and...

Enter my blog, named Non Optional, because to me fashion isn't an option and a year later we're still going strong! To say thank you to you, my amazing followers and loyal readers, I thought it only fair I give you a present. I am finally getting round to holding my first giveaway! The...

Who knows, one day I might be weaned off leggings for good. What's your favourite trend this season? Happy Valentines day from me to you xox

 

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