Christmas 2014: The presents loot

Despite not having a clue what I wanted for Christmas, Santa clearly decided to put me on the nice list and rewarded me with lots of wonderful pressies.

So here’s what I unwrapped on Christmas Day (and just for the boyf. because I know he’s desperate for me to do this: #spoiltprincess #boydonegood)

2014 Christmas Loot


Clean Bandit Vinyl // Crosley Executive Record Player // Links of London Rose Gold & Diamond Studs // Lush Snow Fairy // Lush The Art of Bathing // Dorothy Perkins Blue Twist Knit Jumper // River Island Pointed Polka Dots Flats // River Island Pink Printed Shift Dress // River Island Black Leather Biker Jacket // Breville Vanilla Cream Hand Blender // Ghost Deep Night // Looking for Alaska // Gone Girl // Cheryl Storm Flower // Dorothy Perkins Black Knee High Riding Boots // Breville Vanilla Cream Hand Mixer // Babyliss Turbo Dry 2000 // Hunter Fuchsia Wellie Socks // Where She Went // The Historian // George Black Patent Satchel //

What did Santa bring you?

– love Stef x

Fashion Favourites #5: Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is always full of floaty, romantic pieces and I used to love spending my dinner hour in there in my old job – my bank balance, however, didn’t quite appreciate the daily thrashing. I don’t just want everything below, I need everything.

–  love Stef x

Dorothy Perkins

Marty McFly Power Laces Coming Next Year

That’s right folks, according to Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the power laces will be coming to us in 2015, which happens to be the same year Marty travels to in Back to the Future Part II.

The Nike Air Mag, are THE shoes, and are practically an exact replica of what we see in the movie – LED lights and all. They will be rechargeable and good to wear for 5 hours at a time – Nike will be making a few tweaks for comfort though.

I am literally so excited it’s unreal. The Back to the Future movies are my all-time favourites, and I know they’re only trainers, but they may as well be the DeLorean and the Flux Capacitor with the Doc and Einey inside. That’s how excited I am. I am practically giddy writing this post.

And if that isn’t cool enough, the Nikes are being made for a fantastic cause, with the proceeds going to the Michael J Fox Foundation in the hope to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The only downside is there will only be 1500 pairs made, and to make them even more difficult to get hold of, they’ll be auctioned on Ebay. Sigh.

Will you try and get your hands on these? I imagine they will be very expensive, but if I was loaded, I’d be all over that!

– love Carla x

Shoe Lust #3: Topshop

“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.” – Nancy Sinatra

Shoe Lust 3 - Topshop

Blue Likewise Glitter Sandals – £20 // Camel Gwenda Leather Courts – £58 // Grey New Balance 410 Trainers – £50 // Orange Lana2 Platform Sandals – £55

– love Stef x

Pretty in Pink

“May I admire you again today?” – Duckie (Pretty in Pink)

I know I have already posted a shopping guide for spring in pretty pastels but on my hunt for new dresses, I saw so many pretty pink things that I just couldn’t resist sharing.

I can’t pull off pink, well not in the OTT way that I would love to, but it can’t hurt to look now can it?

Here are some of my favourite picks from the best high street stores the UK – and the tinterweb – has to offer.

What will you be buying?

– love Carla x

Shoe Lust #2: New Look

“When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, food just makes me fatter…shoes always fit.” – Rose Feller (In Her Shoes)

Shoe Lust 2 - New LookTurquoise Suedette Court Shoes – £19.99 // Black & Blue Colour Block Cut Out Peep Toe Heels – £19.99 // Brown Faux Shearling Cuff Lace-Up Boots – £19.99 // Light Blue Chunky Strap Platform Heels – £29.99

– love Stef x