I Want A Peek . . .

Welcome back to my world. After spending forever aching to get back into blogging in my long awaited week off, I've spent the entire week being stuck in bed with lady flu, and not at all happy about it. So, I thought I'd try out a 'what's in my bag' post because as a self professed nosy parker I love them, and I wanted to show off my new entirely gorgeous but utterly impractical bag and, most importantly, I could stay in my pjs during the creation of this post!

The bag itself is the 5 inch and up Ida bag from Nelly, which I've had for about three seconds and am already madly in love with. It's basically one leather pouch with a little zipped pocket inside, and is the perfect size for a clutch that can carry you from day to night.

Babble the new Charles Saatchi book which I'm currently buried in at the moment. I'm seriously a little bit more in love with him than is probably natural, his honestly, his wit, his energy, his wife... the list goes on. This book offers his refreshingly honest view of the various ways of the world, with little annecdotes and lists of fabulously useless trivia. After traipsing around forever wondering whether or not to buy it, I managed to get a signed copy at Foyles and it's probably my most favourite posession at the moment.

The Moleskin I'm so obsessed with moleskin diaries, it's probably the thing I most look forward to buying every year. They meet my need for constant frantic obsessive list writing, date keeping and task tracking and I'm always near one.

The Purse is my Michael Kors Jet Set Continental Wallet, which is grey with rose gold hardware and matchy matchy with my bag, both of which are basically the loves of my life.

The Drugs this is what happens when you're ill and try to make a blog post!

Kleenex I always carry tissues around, and am pretty addicted to those overpriced cute ones in different packets... grrr
Emergency Kit This little bag of goodness is my knight in shining Armour, and is the one thing I believe that every girl actually needs in their bag! It contains (as photographed); a TSS emergency guide, blistex, a plaster, minted waxed floss, Advil, stain remover wipes, nail polish remover pad, deodorant towelette, double sided tape, tampon, nail file, hair spray, clear nail varnish, liquid breath mint, a travel sewing kit, and my additions of pencil eyeliner and a perfume sample. It makes sure you are prepared for literally all of life's little emergency's and I would be lost without it

The Camera my dslr rarely gets to travel, as I'm usually with this little bad boy. I love this camera, it's perfect to carry around on a day to day basis, can take a knock or two, and actually takes decent enough photos.

The Inhalers are always around

The Cream I'm a L'occitane addict, and can somebody just buy me all of their products please?

The Fragrance is Jean Paul Gaultier, and always handy to keep in a bag. To be honest though, I end up stealing sprays of Le Male far more than I wear this.

The Lip Balm I have such annoyingly sensitive lips and always am smothering something on them, most products do more harm than help but Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm is a personal favourite of mine, annoyingly as I can't find it anywhere in the UK. It's protective, moisturizing and leaves such a nice fresh tingly feeling that you know it's doing you good.

I have to say that all of these weird and wonderful things makes a bag with no handles somewhat difficult to hold, but I cannot go without so they're staying in there!

I Want Snugg . . .

Happy New Year! It's official, I'm an awful awful awful person/blogger/student! This new year saw my leaving work and returning to school, and brought with it all the stress, panic and utter chills that come along with having to work so hard at something that makes you unbearably miserable. So imagine my surprise when I got the most adorable email from Snugg asking if I would be interested in reviewing their product. YES PLEASE! If any of you have a clue what architecture school is like you know that it's rapidly becoming more and more computer based, adding this to my natural clumsy personality is a recipe for disaster. I am constantly dropping gadgets that I'm coming to rely so heavily on, so this gorgeous Snugg iPad 2 Case Ultra Thin Version Black quite frankly was a godsend.

And, my God is it gorgeous. So sleek and pretty and even my brother keeps commenting on how 'sick' it is (which is a good a sign as any)! I have to say it makes carrying my iPad around so much nicer, this case is literally as light as anything and I have the biggest smile on my face whenever I bring it out. I've only had it a few days and already can officially say that I don't know where I was before it, I'd definitely recommend going to have a look on their website and having a look through all their goodies, because they are truly irresistible!

I Want For Christmas . . .

1| Pantone Mug 2| Lego Box 3| Personalised Map Necklace 4| Jenni Sparks London Print aka what I've actually asked for this Christmas 5| Milktape 6| Cities Calendar  7| Jo Malone Candle  8| Skinny rings 1, 2, 3 9| Architecture Models  10| Zara Shoes EDIT: Over the duration of this post I may have accidentally given myself a pre-christmas treat to these beauties 11| Tom Ford Black Orchid (2012) 12| Smythson Notebook

December is finally here, and that means only one thing... shopping shopping shopping!
I adore christmas and having just put up our christmas tree, I'm feeling super festive and in the mood to brave the snow and the shoppers of Oxford Street, to marvel at the pretty lights and beautiful treats alike. I've put together a gift list of some little extravagancies to suit that person who wants for nothing - ahem - because if Christmas isn't a time for splurging then when is?! I have to say, I am so ridiculously excited about receiving that Jenni Sparks print! I've been lusting after it for an absolute age and have already picked a spot for it on my bedroom wall... Santa don't let me down!
What's on your list to big guy this Christmas?

I Want To Do . . .

Just a few of the little things from pinterest that are inspiring me to bake, make and do, and yes that is a cheeky Christmas wrapping idea! To be honest it's midway through November now and I'm slightly annoyed that people are sick of Christmas already, what happened to festive cheer!? If any of you do have pinterest, come be my friend or leave your link because I'd love to see what's inspires all of you lovely people. Which brings me on to yet a n o t h e r social media obsession I've been drawn into, and that is the wonderful world of goodreads. I'd love to have a peak through your readings lists and add to my own never ending one, which I think is already pushing over 400, so do add me and we'll compare. So much to do, so little time . . .
(edit: click on 'pinterest' or 'goodeads' for links)

I Want Wine . . .

All I want to do at the moment is wrap up with wine hued accents and enjoy the fast approaching winter. I've been so tired being ill and so busy doing nothing that I haven't taken any time to enjoy the fact that days are shorter, nights are colder and everything is sparkling with frost. Going to use my birthday money - 21 f i n a l l y ! - to splash out (excuse the pun) on some pretty plum notes to add to my wardrobe. My fashion space is dotted with nothing but this colour at the moment. I don't know about you guys but I've never been this obsessed with a single shade before.

I Want A Coat . . .

Fun fact; I haven't owned a coat/jacket since my mother stopped dressing me. So, as I sit here in bed resembling an inuit and pining for my electric blanket, I've decided that this will be the year that I make like a grown up and protect myself from the harsh outdoors. Hopefully with one of these beauties. I'm so late on the coat band wagon it's shameful, but in my defence I was previously enjoying an Indian Summer here in London, and then was enjoying what is official dubbed the sunshine state, so I think that gives me more than an excuse to have not even remembered cold existed until now. I thought, it already being september, and me being a coat buying virgin, I'd struggle to find anything at all to tickle my fancy. But no. I found eight coats. Eight gorgeous warm snuggly buggly coats that I absolutely have to have. So I'm turning to you guys to please please please help me, and my bank balance, and choose one. Or maybe two? Before I get frostbite. In other news, recently snatched up Asos Premier when it was on offer for an absolute steal of just £10, so do expect to see me abusing that little chestnut. Also have overdue fashion space looks coming up. Also tomorrow marks my first monday back in real life. HELP!