Christmas | Photos, Presents & Sale Buys

Hi everyone! I know it's a tad late posting my Christmas shenanigans, but I've been away from home for the last week - that, and my new camera isn't working with my computer (sigh). Blog posts and videos have been all over the shop for the last few weeks, and I was hoping for things to run more smoothly for the new year. Fingers crossed everything settles down soon, as my patience is on the verge of floating away altogether! 
 My holidays were nice, apart from catching the notorious flu virus that's doing its rounds of Ireland lately. It's currently New Year's Eve, and it's safe to say I'm glad to see the back of 2012. Without getting too cheesy, 2013 will be a brilliant year; everyone seems to be very positive about it.
I thought I'd compile all of my Christmas photos into one big post for you all, including my outfits, presents, sale buys and family photos.. enjoy!
On Christmas Day, I wore my amazing Motel Rocks 'Gabby' dress, which is by far the most festive piece I own. My two little sisters adored all of the retro-inspired gifts I bought them, all non-electrical bits and bobs.
My wonderful presents included money, a Canon SX40 camera (which I have to return to the shop due to complications), Audrey Hepburn and Pin Up Girl calendars, jokey presents from my best friends, YSL and Diesel perfumes and lovely makeup bits and bobs. I was very lucky! (I thought I'd throw in a snap of my current obsession; Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate - AMAZING.)
Stephen's Day (or Boxing Day, for UK peeps) was better than Christmas Day - I saw my whole family, and wore a turban. What's not to love? (L-R) My Nana, baby cousin Isabelle, myself, my cousin Eleanor and my little sister Aoife. // Myself and my Dad. // Eleanor and I. // My Aunty Daniela and I.
I only picked up four items in the sales this year unfortunately, as I thought they were horrendous - both in town, and Dundrum. I picked up a black hat in Urban Outfitters (€14, reduced from around €30), along with a studded phone case  (€6 on sale). My two greatest bargains were a Clarins set for €17.50 in House of Fraser, and a new Paperblanks 2013 diary at 40% off, in the Calendar Shop.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best for 2013. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the last three years, it means the world to me!


  1. how do you get the rounded edges on the main picture? Beautiful!

  2. Looks lie your had a great Christmas, and some nice presents there :)

  3. Your turban is gorgeous! Where did you get it from?


  4. You look lovely! That Motel dress is great on you.


  5. Ohhh I love your turban. <3 and the notebook so cute. Happy nEW Year!!

  6. you look so pretty in the turban, a hard look for most to pull off! also, love the UO hat! :)

    happy new year


  7. You pull off the turban so well! Happy new year x


  8. Sales are fairly rubbish this year aright! Got a nice sparkly jumper in good aul Dunnes Stores though. I find most shops throw out old stock and hide the nice stuff for the sales.

    Happy 2013!

  9. that turban is amazing!!
    happy new year! :)

  10. the photos are wonderful and you look wonderful!

  11. Love the Motel Rocks dress, you look like a festive mermaid!

  12. I absolutely adore Paperblanks! You look very happy, that's definitely a good start. I am very positive about 2013 as well, I guess it's the aftermath of end-of-the-world survival? ;D

  13. The Gabby dress looks gorgeous on you & I love that diary! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Megan xxx

  14. You look amazing and pull off the turban really well!


  15. Loving the turban Leanne



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