I've been treating myself a little in January and I thought I’d share my current favourites with you. I always love reading posts like this so if you've done similar, please leave a link below!
First up is this silk dress from Primark. It’s one of those pieces that look awful on the hanger – in the shop I walked straight past it before catching my eye on a mannequin. I am so pleased with this dress, it’s a great length and cut for me with a high neck and mid-length sleeves. It’s perfect for wearing to the office or dressing up for a night out with some heels – which brings me on to the next piece…
These heeled boots are also from Primark – but I think they looks so much more expensive than they were! I love the accent of gold on the heel and they aren’t too high either, which means walking in them isn’t a problem for this high-heel novice.
Now the Christmas break is over and I’m back to work, I’m back to devouring books in my lunch break. Usually sat hunched over my kindle, I thought I’d treat myself to a couple of books from Waterstones. I’m running out of room to store all my books at home (hence the kindle) but I still don’t think anything quite beats holding a big, chunky book in your hands. I love being able to see how far through I am in relation to the pages – not just a percentage at the bottom of a screen. I’m sure you’ll have heard of ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Ficton in 2014. I really enjoyed Tartt’s first novel, The Secret History, and I thought this was equally as good. It’s a very heavy read though, and I might pop up a mini review at some point once I’ve got my thoughts in order!
My sister gifted me this for Christmas, knowing I was a big fan of the Daisy scents. You might remember I featured the Daisy Delight on the blog back in September, but this has taken prominence. I’ll reserve that one for the summer months because I think this one is more toned back and perfect for winter. It is a beautiful, sophisticated scent and I find it elicits calm – I don’t know if that’s weird but this is definitely a self-soothe fragrance for me and has been my go to ever since!
And finally, a new nail polish. This was actually in a set of three that I picked up in TK Maxx. I haven’t tried Essie nail polishes before and at £7.99 a pop, they’re quite expensive to buy in Boots. The set I found was only £10 so I was dead chuffed with that. TK Maxx often do nail polish sets, and I’ve also seen Nails Inc in there too so it’s worth a look if you’re after some new colours but at a bit of a discount.