Auld Lang Syne - Mairi Campell

I hope you all had a lovely christmas! & happy holidays for those that don't celebrate christmas :) 

I had a lovely day spent with my family drinking Champagne, Chablis, Snowballs, Brandy Cocktails, Eating Chocolates, Liquers, Crisps & of course, a Vegetarian christmas dinner for me:) 

{My Christmas Tree}

{Cute Christmas Decorations from my shop}

{Vases full of Miseltoe around the house made it feel extra festive}

{I finished working at my local village school & the children made me some christmas decorations as  leaving presents! Too cute!}

{Lizzy joining in the festivities}

I will share some pictures of presents soon & pictures of Amsterdam will follow soon too!

Once again, Happy Holidays! 

Last Christmas ~ Wham!

I was recently emailed for the chance to take part in a Next competition to: Create a Next Window Display!

Using only products from Next you can design a shop window front by using any objects whether its clothes, decorations or homewares. I decided on clothes Christmas day!

Whether you like to have a cosy & comfy christmas spent with family, nothing too sparkly, eating & opening presents, a christmas jumper & warm boots is the way forward!

Or if you prefer to do it the sparkly way, this dress is gorgeous & to top it off comes in this lovely festive colour complete with gold bangles. It Would look lovely at a christmas party drinking & dancing the night away with friends.

The lovely Jess of Feeling Stylish is hosting! Take a look!

Hope you're all well! 


Rockin' around the christmas tree ~ Brenda Lee

I got back from Amsterdam this morning! I had so much fun It's a lovely place if you know where to go! I'm thinking of going next year but for a bit longer so I have more time to do things.

I will post some pictures soon but for the mean time I thought I'd share my chistmas wishlist.

 Just some things I have been lusting over for a while now. & Just a heads up, I found all of this stuff on Pinterest, I think I have an unhealthy relationship with it...

As soon as I saw this I wanted it! I love satchels & in mint green? Even better.

Okay, I love my alcohol. I'm already collecting fancy bottles & strange liquors for bar that my momma made me. I like the packaging for this bottle & they have some great flavours. I need to try the Hazelnut or Rose flavoured one.

I have never tried this. My hair is very stubborn & hates products but I have seen & heard such great reviews about this.

I am a HUGE Wes Anderson fan & Margot & Richie are my favourites. I love this print by Nan Lawson. Her artwork is fabulous & I need this print hanging up somewhere in my room.

I am one of those people who crave notebooks & journals. I have hundreds & some are even untouched, but I still can't resist a new one. This one I would probably remember to use everyday & it would be interesting to look back on.

I love my jumpers & this one is perfect. Its pretty cheap too!

So the pretty Decanters cost a pretty penny {£300 to be exact} but you can get them cheaper. This perfume is unisex & quite honestly, heaven. It has buttery notes of Rum, Caramel, Wood. It's beautiful.

These animal mugs are super cute! The octopus was my favourite!

Lately I have been admiring a number of dainty gold jewellry & this one especially caught my eye. It's sweet & personal, I hope I get it ;)

These have been out for awhile but they are a good brand & an excellent camera. Its compact & they have some excellent lenses.

This is a gorgeous colour by Essie called Penny Talk. I need it now wah! 

So there you go... It's not like I want much haha ;) 

I'd love to see all your christmas wishlist's if you'll leave a link in the comments! 

Where do you go to my lovely - Peter Sarstedt

Well as I am typing this I am in Liverpool waiting to depart to Amsterdam! Super excited isn't the word! I promise to take lots of photos & will be back soon! 

Lots of love

Prehistoric - Now, Now

I  saw  the jumper & necklace on pinterest &  loved  the look of them combined. I adore the rabbit print jumper & I really need to invest in one of these fabulous clutches from Etsy! Check out the shop , they have some gorgeous things! 


The Ground - Orla Gartland

In this cold weather I tend to veer towards browns, greys, & beiges when it comes to my clothes. In case you didn't already know I have a huge softspot for satchels & old worn leather bags, no idea why, I guess I feel scholarly haha. Hunters are a must in Wales as I have mentioned before, Its rainy wet season all year round. I hope to be taking/wearing lots outfits alot like this around Amsterdam.

I'm on fire -  Bruce Springsteen

Me & some friends decided we wanted a holiday. Not one for really clubbing we set our sights on Europe & then AMSTERDAM! I am totally excited even though its only for four days. I can't wait to hire bikes & visit all the dutch shops. We're staying near a place called Dam Square & as it will be mid december when we go, hopefully there will be a christmas market! If so, you can find me there! Also, I think we're staying in a houseboat!! 

We are staying in central Amsterdam, called Noord, If anyone can reccomend any places to visit I would be ever so thankful!

It's a little too early for me to pack but these will be my essentials. Brogues, Bobble hat, Polaroid 300 instant with film & Jack Daniel playing cards. I decided to take cards as I am now the only girl going. My girlies can't go because of University so I am stuck with the bums. It's gonna be a chore getting them to come round a museum with me, so I thought to bring cards for the evening drinks/plane journey just for brownie points. Don't laugh at my sad attempt please :') 

Instagram: @satinandsouffles


Hey ya - Sarah Blasko

For my birthday, my lovely aunt & cousins bought me this gorgeous recipe book. It's called Peggy Porschens Baking Boutique & is filled with her stunning photos of her yummy cakes & delicious pastries & her journey of how she started making cakes to starting her own boutique!

I wanted to have a go at these cute christmas cookies but seems as its still November & it was late I opted for the hot chocolate instead.

Just by following the instructions I has the sweetest, creamiest hot chocolate in my cup & it tasted amazing! I really wish I had a nicer photo to do it justice & make some cookies but this was all at 11pm... Will have to make them another time next month! 

Hope you all had a good day! 



Honey Jars - Bryan John Appleby

There's a little art gallery in my town square & it's filled with pretty little things, I really need to pluck up the courage to ask if I can take some photos next time! Anyhow, I went for a little visit the otherday & my very generous mother treated me to this wonderful scented candle! The packaging is super cute, I love the floral fabric on the lid & the rustic lable.  I feel like I'm lying in a field of lavender when I open it, it's strong but not overpowering, It' so pretty I don't even want to light it yet!

The candles come in all sorts of lovely different scents such as fresh fig, coconut, grapefruit & more.

Head over to Parkminster to browse their wonderful selection of bath foam, diffusers & more candles.

FOLLOW ME: on instagram. I love seeing all your photos!!

Hope you all had a lovely day!


Hey Ho  - The Lumineers

I have never had a watch before. 20 years old & never had my own wrist watch to wear all day long. I guess it's because I have never found one to my liking. I have been after a plain black & gold one, very much like the end picture, but I wanted it to be vintage. 

Then I came across Daniel Wellington's Watch collection & I am hooked! I love how preppy they are & my favourite has to be the first striped watch. I love the colours & style & also the vintage looking ones. Super cool. I may have to invest in one & finally get my watch!

Hope you all have a great day!


Petulia - The Kooks

I was recently contacted by Stephanie on behalf of the House of Fraser to write about their Coast collection & so I thought with Christmas & the New Year approaching (scary I know!) that I would opt for a post on the beautiful dresses from their collection right now.

{Alice dress, £160}

I love the lace on this dress, it's so chic & pretty. I especially love the small lace shoulders.

 {Daltoness dress, £125}

I adore the colour of this one. It reminds me of a 1930's flapper dress. Perfect for a party at Gatsby's ;) 

{Iffia Dress}

This dress is tres chic! It reminds me of a 50's Dior dress, I could definately see Audrey Hepburn wearing this elegant little number. I love how it skirts out at the bottom.

{Zelda Maxi dress, £195}

I think this one is my favourite. I reminds me of a "Bond Girl" dress...

..well if I was wearing I would certainly feel like one ;) I love the bold colour too, perfect for christmas.

Hope you have a lovely day!



Rules - Jayme Dee

I have finally decided that I want one. I have been browsing their site & I think I am going to go for a classic brown with my initials embossed in gold.

I'm not usually a ring lover, love looking at them but usually I find they annoy me & end up taking them off but I love the colour of this ring.

3. American Flag Sweater £25 - 

I adore sweaters in these crisp cold months & I am loving this one from River Island right now. They make the comfiest jumpers.

I love my wellies. They are a nessesity in Wales. Brilliant for Guy Fawkes night standing in a muddy field watching fireworks & eating pumpkin soup!

5. Diffuser $27

I mentioned in another wish list that I wanted a library scented candle & I still haven't gotten round to purchasing yet when I found a Library scented diffuser. Safe to say I still want the candle & this one! 

I love Lomograpghy & although I have instagram, I still love having a lomo camera & this one is pretty cute! 

I'm a sucker for geodes & amathyst is my favourite crystal. I loved these Orchid Pendants!

I saw this hat whilst I was shopping the other day & I didn't buy it, totally regretting it as its all I can think about! It has some gorgeous colours!

Hope everyone is keeping warm! It's freezing here! 

Walcott - Vampire Weekend

Happy Halloween! I know that it was yesterday but I just wanted to share a small glimpse of what I wore.

{Batman bodysuit - Lazy Oaf £40, paired with a plain black peplum skirt & top shop wedges}

{Charlie, Moi, Loo}

I spent the night in a club in Cardiff ( I'm not usually into clubbing, but it was actually not so bad) After all the whole reason im in cardiff is to see & spend time with my friends & had a great night drinking gross Halloween themed cocktails, watching the horror films that they played in the club, eating candy & getting tangled in fake cobwebs most of the night.

I didn't get to carve a pumpkin *cries* I think this is the first time ever! It's one of my favourite traditions! Hopefully they will have more pumpkins in stock next year!

Hope everyone else had a fab Halloween!


One more Night - Maroon 5

{New Hair! Just had a fringe put in}

I have been so busy with college coursework lately, this half term couldn't come fast enough! I swiftly booked the week off work & I am leaving for Cardiff first thing tomorrow morning. I am so excited to see all my friends, honestly you would think I was going to Disneyland. I haven't really had much of a social life since september as I am in college 9 til 4 everyday then start work at 6 & usually finish 12 - 12:30 so its been quite manic trying to hand all my course work in on time. So as you can see I cannot wait to have a night out with my friends. 

I start my placement on the 5th of November in a primary school as a class assistant for year ones & had my induction today. It went really well, aside from having to supress the urge of climbing on the pirate ship climbing frame in the classroom... I will have to avoid that if I want them to think I'm professional...

{Church entrance covered in leaves}

 Autumn has hit my hometown Montgomery hard! Its Super chilly but all the leaves are golden, red & orange & the place looks prettier than ever! Also it smells like Autumn because everywhere you go some house is burning their woodfire & it smells great :)

 {Pretty orange leaves}

{I wish this was my front door}

{My little town Montgomery looking gloomy}

Hope you all have a lovely day xx
Also add me on Instagram @satinandsouffles :D