Wrap up warm!

YOU ASKED FOR IT… so I’m delivering.

This week’s wrap up is all about SCARVES.

How do I wrap up warm in winter?
That is the big question.
When I’m out and about in the cold of Newcastle (because let’s be real it is MOSTLY cold in Newcastle!), how do I keep warm?

I have a very slight, but very real, obsession with scarves. If we’re going to be realistic about life, I have a slight obsession with checked scarves in particular. I have a REAL LOVE for checked scarves.

They’re like a weakness of mine.
I have no shame.

If I’m ever shopping in town, I am instantly attracted to the checked scarves (stripy tops, but checked scarves), in all shapes, sizes and colours. I’m particularly fond of the scarves that are practically so big they could be blankets. 

A very quick persual on this thing called the interwebs and I have seen at least 10 scarves I would happily part with some hard-earned cash for.

Let’s take a look at some, shall we?

Oh man, look at them all. I genuinely don’t know which one is my favourite.
(These are all taken from either Pinterest, ASOS, New Look or Dorothy Perkins). 

In fact, if I think of all of the wooly scarves I own, they are ALL checked. I have a pink and white one; brown and orange one; red and blue one.

In short, I am Steph and I love checked scarves (or checky scarves as I call them). x

Christmas jumpers?!

Yes, that time of year where everyone gets out their RIDICULOUS, their AMAZING, their FUNNY, their INCREDIBLE, their PUNTASTIC Christmas jumpers out for the rest of the world to have to look at! 

Today is Christmas Jumper Day in association with Save The Children. I don’t know that I will be donning a Christmas jumper for work today, we have worn them last week for the Christmas Fair day! I thought I would share the Christmas jumpers and t-shirts I own in honour of this day!!

Image result for new look robin christmas jumper

I bought this one a few years ago from New Look. I love it! It has 3 robins on which all have some kind of embellishment! Either a pom pom on their hat, their ear muffs or an awesome bobble on their hat! I may have to get it back on. I can’t remember how much it was now! 

Cream Seasons Tweetings Robin Christmas Jumper | New Look

Again this is from New Look… more robins. Hmmm… there’s a pattern there! I didn’t realise I had such a fondness for robins! I have this one in grey though. This one says ‘Seasons Tweetings’ on it! Very apt for me! I love a good tweet… I am a prolific tweeter! Again I don’t remember how much this was!

I also have a blue snowman jumper which I bought from Primark last year! I can’t find it though and I can’t find a picture of it anywhere! It wasn’t that exciting, it was just a Christmas jumper! I wonder what I’ll get this year!

I also have a few Christmas t-shirts. Again I have one from Primark which I can’t find a picture of. It’s adorable, it’s red with little gingerbread men on! 

This year I bought this t shirt from Asda! I am perpetually warm, so t shirts are better for me generally! 

I love a good festive clothing choice! I will be on the look out for a new Christmas jumper for this year though! If you have any good ideas give me a shout!

S xx


Growing up I was a massive fan of all things fashion – I’m not exactly a fashionable person but I was obsessed with Project Runway and watching Lauren Conrad (who is my forever woman crush) become a fashion designer on The Hills (I can go into detail about my love for LC and The Hills, but now and here are not the correct outlet)made me want to follow in those very fashionable footsteps! I wanted to go on and design clothes like that, alas I have absolutely NO artistic bone in my body. I am much better at teaching! When I heard that Penguin Random House were teaming up with Victoria and Albert to create a hands-on fashion pop-out book, I knew I had to get my hands on it! I could finally live my incredible dreams of being a fashion designer!!


The press release tells you what it’s about way better than I could…

“A deluxe fashion press-out dress up book that combines the very best of fashion from the V&A and style trends throughout history. Featuring six press-out models illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve, press-out clothes, shoes and sticker accessories (all from the V&A’s eclectic collection), this is the ultimate fashion workbook for children and adults alike.”


Inside there are pages dedicated to different styles with pop outs to build an outfit and stickers! STICKERS! How exciting! I love a sticker! Not only is it a beautiful book to read but it’s informative too! It’s such a great book to read to learn more about fashion throughout the years. I tell you I learned a fair few things from this book. There were sections dedicated to dresses, trousers, fashion over the years and so many more!

If like me you think you’re a bit of a fashion designer wannabe, then get your hands on this book if you can! It’s such fun to play with and create my own designs… because let’s be real I’m never going to be a fashion designer, so living vicariously through this book is as good as I’m going to get!



Thanks to my wonderful friend Sarah from Penguin Random House for my copy!! And credit to Penguin for the bottom two pictures in this post!

S x