Spring Stripes♥

Hiya my lovelies!!!!♥

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN? Hope you have had a wonderful start to this week! I have had a busy few days … If you read my previous post you will have known that I went to Leicester.. which you should hopefully find out ALL about very soon (tehehe!).

Then.. it was BACK to my normal working week after a LOVELY 4 day weekend.. getting away, even for a short while can really make you feel amazing! If you ever feel like you need some time away from everything… just go. Whether that is to another city/country/down the road (ha).. do it.. you would be surprised at how much getting away from it all can help with your mindset!

WELL.. this turned into a little bit of a life advice post (haha!)… I actually have a fashion post for you all (WOOOOOOO I hear you shout – I hope). I cannot even remember the last time I posted an outfit of the day! I have had plenty of beauty reviews, essential posts & tips.. but a good old OOTD… Nope.Not for a while! So.. ain’t you all in for a treat (OK Saira get off your high horse, hehe!).

Remember my beloved outfits in Autumn/Winter time that consisted MAINLY of dark colours/lips/lots of faux fur? Well… I have got a lovely little spring number for you today, featuring some of my latest hauled items.. shown in my latest video! If you haven’t seen it already (or subscribed to my channel).. the link is HERE! I would love your support there my darlings.. you are amazing on my blog and I would love to know what you think of my channel!

Let’s take a peek!♥

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We were lucky enough to have some sun in the UK recently (VERY short lived though!).. so of course I HAD to post a Spring appropriate outfit! My top is this BEAUTY from Primark.. it is SO easy to wear, and is also very loose fitting – perfect for keeping you cool when the weather eventually warms up! I love a good stripy top .. you can never have too many! Let me know if you agree (I know so many of you do anyway .. muahah!). I also love that it is a button up shirt… meaning you can make it look EXTRA casual by wearing it unbuttoned with a plain white/grey tee!

Now the JEANS! Oohhh the jeans. If you have been a follower of my blog from when I first started.. you would have known that I would only EVER wear black jeggings/leggings and tights.. I would STEER away from jeans as I found them SO uncomfortable! However.. recently I have seen SO many different styles/colours of jeans becoming popular again .. so I REALLY wanted to try a pair! This lovely pair from Primark is quite a soft denim (which is my favourite!).. and I absolutely LOVE the wash and the little rip detail too! I MUCH prefer more subtle rips.. compared to huge ones! ALSO.. my fellow hijabi bloggers.. don’t worry about baring your knees/legs in ripped jeans… just wear a pair of thin leggings/footless tights underneath! ALSO.. if you are quite the creative chic.. add some pretty lining underneath!

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If there is a pair of shoes you HAVE to buy for Spring.. make it some white trainers. Trust me.. it will be the best thing you EVER BUY! They look adorable, are comfy and will go with absolutely ANYTHING! They even got a cheeky mention in my previous post! They also just look adorable with this whole outfit too… and definitely give it a gorgeous, laid back look!

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LOVE these dainty, rose gold bracelets from Jewellery Box.. SO perfect for Spring!

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I knew I wanted a muted coloured hijab to finish off this outfit.. and this over-sized one from Primark was PERFECT. WOW.. I have just realized.. EVERYTHING IS FROM PRIMARK! Whoops!! Well.. at least that makes it easy for those who want to recreate this look, hehe! I bought all these bits in the last 3 weeks.. so fingers crossed they should all still be there!

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Of course.. with this being a Spring post.. the perfect accessory would be some sunglasses right? These were a BARGAIN for £5 from Peacocks! LOVE THEM! I kept my bag simple with my nude fave from LYDC*. PERFECT!

Full Details♥

Top, Jeans, Hijab and Shoes – All Primark

Sunglasses – Peacocks

Bag* – LYDC London

 So my darlings.. I really hoped you liked this outfit! I just LOVE the laid back look it has… It is definitely  a perfect outfit for the upcoming Bank Holiday we have. I will definitely be picking up some more jeans… and more over-sized shirts. I think this will literally be my staple look this season.. expect to see similar outfits in the future hehe!!

So my loves.. I hope you enjoyed this very Spring themed outfit.. here’s to more sunny Spring days (please!?). Do you have any plans for the bank holiday? What have been your favourite things to wear recently? I literally cannot WAIT for more Spring Fashion to come up on my blog… Ohhhh take a guess of what post is next?!

It was SO lovely to sit down and catch up on blogging…starting a YT channel means I dedicate my time to that too.. so it is not all about the blog anymore hehe! They are both my babies.. but I will always have a soft spot for my blog as that is where all of this began! I am already getting excited to put up my next post, yay!

SO SWEETIES… that is me done on this post! Hope you liked it… make sure to let me know if you want to see more fashion, beauty or lifestyle.. or anything else random too! Also.. let me know if you have any video requests!! I will see you all in my next one loves!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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*This post contains gifted items. This does not affect my opinions

Lace Dress – Two Ways♥

Hiya angels!!♥

ITS FRIDAY WOOP WOOP! And guess who has the day off work?!! ME! Yay! I have not worked a full week for a while… how will I manage next week haha! Anyways loves.. I hope you have all had a lovely week (I feel like I said “week” so much then.. whoops! I said it again ha!).

So guys….. I am here with a fashion post woop! If you know me you will know these are probably my favourite posts EVER! I originally started my blog as a fashion one.. but I have definitely been loving putting up beauty/lifestyle posts! I would LOVE to know what you love reading on my blog! Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know!

Right.. you are actually in for a treat for TWO reasons with this post… ONE – There is not a SINGLE black item of clothing in this outfit (I KNOW SHOCK HORROR RIGHT!?).. AND TWO – You get to see two different outfits, by me only adding one item and completely transforming the look! This outfit is PERFECT for those warm spring days we  will (hopefully) be having, and adjusting it for when the sun goes down and it gets VERY cold (typical British weather ey?). ANYWAY.. should we see the actual outfits guys?

Look 1♥

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How absolutely BEAUTIFUL is this lace dress guys? It has been hung up in my wardrobe for the LONGEST time ever just waiting for the sun to come out so it could be worn! It was a purchase from H&M last year, but I am so sure you can find a similar one on the high street! Lace dresses are ALWAYS popular for Spring time, and I LOVE the slighty flared sleeves… they are SO perfect for the seventies trend we have this season!

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Another trend I have been noticing is wearing dresses over jeans/jeggings.. this is SO perfect for modest wear too! Yay! I wore my beloved Leigh jeggings from Topshop.. these have to be my favourite jeggings ever.. they are SO comfortable and fit so well! The acid wash is perfect for spring/summer too!

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My jelly shoes (which are my babies!) came out again.. these are definitely one of my favourite style of shoe for the warmer months.. they look so beautiful with any outfit… even though when I first bought them I didn’t think I would wear them as often as I have done.. but OH MY do they get a lot of wear! My bag was my BEAUTIFUL one from LYDC*.. definitely one of my faves for Spring… the colour is just perfect right!? I knew to pull the whole look together I had to wear a nude hijab… anything else just wouldn’t have looked right! ARE YOU PROUD OF ME FOR NOT WEARING BLACK GUYS?

Now this outfit is just perfect for Spring days right? BUT how do we adjust it to suit the chillier evenings? PUT A JUMPER OVER IT OF COURSE! Have a peek below to see how it looked…..

Look 2♥

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Doesn’t it just transform how the whole outfit looks? It gives it such a cosy feel .. which I LOVE so much! I love the camel colour, and it just adds such a lovely layered look.. don’t be afraid of layering darlings.. it adds SO MUCH to any outfit! You can keep a jumper like this in your handbag or your car.. and just add it on when the evening comes round! And THERE YOU HAVE IT… A perfect outfit with gorgeous spring colours.. BUT you are not shivering your little legs off!

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Outfit Details♥

Dress: H&M

Jeggings: Topshop

Shoes: Topshop

Bag: LYDC London*

Jumper: New Look

So lovelies… there you have it! Two outfits to make sure you look amazing for the crazy British weather we have! I highly suggest mixing your winter and spring fashion items to make the most of your wardrobe in the awkward switch over seasons we have! I hoped you liked this outfit lovelies!

Right angels… I will be spending my day editing my video to go up tomorrow.. if you have NOT seen my first YouTube video/subscribed to my channel.. you can find the link HERE to have a peek! Make sure to let me know what you think AND give me any suggestions for future videos!

Also… you have ONE more day to enter my giveaway with LYDC bags.. so make sure to check out my post HERE on how to enter!

So loves… it is the WEEKEND! I do not have any set plans.. but I do know I want to film another video and make a note of my future blog posts.. I have SO many exciting ideas… WHERE can I find the time to write these though? There is just NOT ENOUGH hours in the day ha!

I really hope you have a wonderful weekend darlings.. let me know what your plans are! Also.. if you have any tips for styling Spring outfits then make sure to let me know! I will see you all in my next post.. and VIDEO on Saturday!!

Lots of Love,

Saira xo

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LOVING: Pinafores♥

Well hello there… how are you all guys? Hope you have been having an amazing weekend.. despite the weather being absolute POOP – it has been SO STORMY.. come on UK weather.. it’s almost March (SPRING TIME).. pull yourself together and GIVE US SOME SPRING WEATHER .. RIGHT?! I am literally ready to start wearing brogues/cute chunky sandals… what about you all?♥

Anyways.. enough of the weather… lets get RIGHT ONTO THIS OUTFIT.. I was so excited to take these outfit photos because it is featuring something I have become SO OBSESSED WITH!! If you do not already know… these are PINAFORES!! I literally saw my first one in Topshop (that burgundy cord one that EVERYONE and THEIR MUM has!!)… I fell in LOVE straight away and knew I needed to have a few in my wardrobe.. of course the staples being a denim one (featured in this outfit!!), and a black one (WHICH I PICKED UP TODAY!!!).

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Both of these babies are from New Look.. the denim one was 22.99, and my black one (which of course you will see in a later OOTD!!) was £17.99. Oh HEY.. if you guys have been following my blog for a while, you will know I am an ABSOLUTE creature of HABIT and if I love something, I just HAVE to have it in as many colours as possible!! SO OF COURSE.. my adorable little pinnies fall in with this .. so expect to see LOTS MORE!!

Right .. let us get on with this actual outfit then ey? Obviously with it still being BLOODY FREEZING… this little beauty just HAD to be paired with a fuzzy jumper right? Take a peek below!♥

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DOESN’T IT JUST TAKE YOU RIGHT BACK TO BEING YOUNG GUYS!!!♥

I just love the basic denim colour of this.. I know it is going to be SUCH A STAPLE.. if you haven’t already, make sure to check out “Denim Essentials EVERY Girl Needs” post for more ideas for outfits!! This pinnie will take me RIGHT THROUGH Spring, Summer, and back to Autumn/Winter again, wooo!

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I paired it with my black jumper (WHICH kept me VERY cosy, may I add!), woolly tights and … are you ready for this… black ankle boots.. shocker right? Hehe! You honestly cannot have ENOUGH boots.. I have seen some in the Primark sale for £5-10, BUT THEY WERE NOT IN MY SIZE..  me and my size 3 feet left Primark very annoyed (grrr!). To be honest loves.. I have been OBSESSED with having a look on ASOS for shoes/clothes…. I may slowly be turning into an online shopper (GASP!).. The excitement of receiving a package IS JUST AMAZING!!

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Of course.. I paired the outfit with a plain hijab.. just to keep the focus on my pinnie!! My bag is my little baby from LYDC* which basically never leaves my arm!

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Full Details:

Denim Pinafore – New Look

Black Jumper – Similar here

Bag – LYDC London* (Similar)

Lipstick – Kate Moss Rimmel in 01

Boots – New Look (Similar) 

So darlings.. hope you enjoyed this outfit!! TRUST ME girlies.. you HAVE to pick up a pinafore.. you will honestly wear it SO much! It is SO comfy…. and are literally EVERYWHERE! I apologize in advance if I cause you to become obsessed with them like me, ha! ALSO.. I now have a few days off work (WHICH WERE SO OVERDUE!).. I am literally SO excited because I am going to London on Monday, then have Tuesday and Wednesday to just catch up on LIFE … little things that I don’t usually have time to do.. i.e. sort through my wardrobe, update my blog layout, sleep more… yep sounds good!!

Hope you enjoyed this outfit lovelies.. and I cannot WAIT TO SEE YOU IN MY NEXT ONE!! It is for all us bloggers juggling work/uni/school.. so make sure to check back!!  HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Valentine’s Day: Lets go CASUAL♥

Hey loves!!♥

HOW ARE YOU!! I literally have such a huge smile on my face right now because I am just SO happy to be blogging today! Have you had a wonderful week so far? Mine has been a busy one as usual at work, so I just find it such a relief to sit down when I get home, have my dinner and just catch up on what everyone is doing!

Who else is noticing the lighter mornings/evenings – I am! I love that it is now NOT pitch black when I leave for work! It is one of the signs that Spring is well on its way! If you want to get all giddy about Spring, check out my post on that HERE! I cannot say the same about the weather though… Storm Imogen anyone? AND .. it has been SO COLD! PLEASE can we have some sunny, spring days?

ANYWAY….. I have seen SO many bloggers already putting up Valentine’s Day posts… do you celebrate it? I personally don’t really make a big deal out of it.. to me it is just another day! BUT.. I could not resist putting SOMETHING “Valentines” themed up… and you guessed what it had to be.. it’s an OUTFIT WOOO!!! Of course, I would wear this outfit ANYTIME, but I thought this post would fit in nicely for anyone having a casual Valentine’s date! So lovelies, should we get on to the outfit?

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NOW… You may recognize some of the bits I am wearing in this outfit.. YES I featured them in my “Excited for Spring” post… the jumper and gilet are BOTH FROM A CHARITY SHOP! If you want some tips on finding beauties in charity shops, check my post HERE!

So.. I don’t know about you angels, but I would pick a cozy night in my PJ’s rather than going out.. but every now and again, it is nice to get yourself dressed up! BUT, one of my favourite past times are exploring new places and going out for casual dinners/desserts… so I thought I would put together an outfit that would be PERFECT for doing either of these activities!

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I absolutely ADORE the colour of the jumper.. it is a GORGEOUS light pink colour, and I think it is PERFECT with the fur lined gilet! Now.. I usually would have paired this outfit with some sort of “black” jegging/trouser.. BUT I thought for a Valentine’s themed outfit.. THIS WOULD NOT BE APPROPRIATE! So… I decided to wear my maroon jeggings from River Island, and paired it with some little “primary school style” shoes from New Look!

Now for my bag.. I had to use this beauty from LYDC*.. it is always nice to have a cross body bag when you are going out on a date/day out.. so I knew this bag would be PERFECT!! The colours of the bag also go BEAUTIFULLY with the outfit… I LOVED how it just tied everything together!

If you fancy picking up this bag … the link is HERE… AND of course as always you can get 10% off using ‘SAIRA10’.

More Detail Jumper and Gilet

Ohhh.. one thing I KNEW I wanted in this OOTD was BRIGHT LIPS! Oh my girlies.. I LOVE this colour SO much… it is the Bourjois Rouge Edition in Fuchsia Safari… It is SO long lasting too…. I wore it for HOURS after! It will definitely be perfect for those who are going out in the evening too… it would look BEAUTIFUL with a smokey eye!.. I’ll stick to my PJ’s and movies though thanks HA!

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To finish off the look.. I wore this GORGEOUS light pink scarf.. which was definitely a perfect match with the jumper! Are you guys proud of me for incorporating light colours into my outfits? 😀

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SO THERE WE HAVE IT.. an OOTD for those of us who LOVE casual dates .. I think a look like this would be perfect for a cinema or lunch date! I definitely think that the colours help give it the “girly” vibe …Ahhhhhhh … I feel like this is one of the “girliest” outfits on my blog ever ha!! Tell me what you think of it lovelies?

Right angels… I REALLY hope you liked this! I will have a quick catch up with you all before I leave you OK? The rest of my week is just going to be spent working & blogging (as per usual!).. I do not have anything planned as of yet for the weekend .. I am normally a last minute type of girl on the weekends! ALSO… we are thinking of going on holiday in the summer (eeeeeek!).. so I have been looking up different places we can visit! I will definitely keep you posted lovelies!! AND.. I will be going to London for the Bloggers_Hangout Fashion Week soon.. I literally CANNOT WAIT!!

So loves.. that is all from me today! Make sure to let me know if you have any plans for Valentines, whether your have a partner or you are single! Have a fabulous week.. and I will see you all in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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I found a BEAUTY at Topshop..♥

Hi my angels!

Hope you have had an amazing start to the week! I just want to take this opportunity to thank all my amazing followers… I recently hit 200 on my blog and I am just SO CHUFFED … HILLO to all my new followers and I hope you enjoy my blog! You really are the reason I LOVE blogging and aim to make my blog the best it can possibly be! I have been so overwhelmed with all the opportunities I have been given thanks to my blog… and cannot even thank you all enough! You are angels – the lot of you!

So … I have an outfit of the day (YAY!!!)…. WHO ELSE HAS MISSED THESE (I know I have!). It is featuring a beauty I picked up in the sales from Topshop AND a little gem that I got from a charity shop! I will feature all of the new things I picked up in my next blog post which will be a haul! Hope you stay tuned for that lovelies!

Right… lets have a peek at the outfit!♥

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(Grrr car got in my picture!… I suppose that is what I get for living near a main road ey!).

I cannot even tell you guys how long I have wanted a black faux fur gilet! You will know if you follow my blog how much I LOVE my cream gilet that I have.. and I definitely wore it TOO MUCH! It was such a staple for me this winter.. and I knew as soon as I saw this baby in the Topshop sale I HAD TO HAVE IT! I spotted it on a quick shopping trip and could not resist picking it up! It was £30 down from £65… so was a right little bargain! I have not stopped wearing it since picking it up!

I think it is still available on the Topshop site.. so make sure to check it out!

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Can we just appreciate how ADORABLE my kitten jumper is! The fact that I picked it up for £3 in a charity shop just makes it BETTER! It was originally from New Look AND still had the tag on. I will be doing a post on some tips for shopping in charity shops too.. so I hope you are looking forward to that my loves!

You have seen these adorable jeggings from H&M in my previous OOTD’s… they are SO unbelievably comfortable too! Of course, I rocked my GO TO black boots from Primark.. will I ever get enough of these? I think NOT hehe! I finished the look of with a black hijab and Rimmel 107 on my lips (you guys know this is the norm for me now!!).

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I felt SO comfortable all day .. this type of outfit has been my STAPLE for the past few weeks.. a cute jumper, gilet & some comfy jeggings! Do you girlies have a staple outfit you can always rely on? Let me know!

Also .. loving my bag from LYDC*! If you fancy seeing what I keep in it everyday (and a sneaky 10% off code) .. make sure to check out my What’s In My Bag post!

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There we have it lovelies!! I hope you loved this outfit just as much as me! Also.. let me know if you have ever picked up any gems from charity shops!

So sweeties …. should we have a catch up? My week has of course been spent at work… which as usual as been very busy (but I LOVE it).. I LOVE having a job that keeps me busy and with something to do all the time. I have also just been arranging getting my name changed everywhere after getting married .. which can I just say is CRAZY! I don’t think you actually realize how many places you have to change your details ha!

I am also planning some exciting posts for the next few weeks on my blog.. I did set a schedule, but I cannot say I have stuck to this hehe! I think it is so much more FUN to just blog about what I want and on days I want to… I still plan what posts I will be putting up during the week.. that way I am not stuck on what to post! Do you guys have a blogging schedule that you stick to? Or do you just prefer to go with the flow?

So darlings.. I hope you enjoyed this post! I am slowly growing a collection of kitten printed clothes … do I dare purchase a pair of leggings with kittens on them? Oooooh I think  I would have to be quite brave to do that hehe!

Have a fabulous week angels .. and I will see you in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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*Items have been gifted to me. This does not effect my opinions ♥

 

Favourite Outfits 2015♥

Well hello there angels!!♥

Gosh.. I honestly feel like it has been SUCH a long time since I have just sat down and TALKED to you all. My past few posts have been all about my little blog/tips for bloggers and beauty faves! I have definitely missed just siting down and CHATTING! I also thought I would incorporate my FAVE outfits of 2015 from my blog in this too. BUT FIRST… CATCH UPS WITH YOU ALL! So I suggest you grab a cuppa and read on ….

Soo.. I hope you all had a fabulous start to the year. I actually spent the weekend before going back to work on a last minute trip to a cottage in Whitby which was gorgeous and SO RELAXING. I will put up a separate post on this with pictures and outfits … so stay tuned for that! Then it was back to work.. which can I just say was SO BUSY. The first day back I was actually on my own and SO BOGGED DOWN with work….. it was crazy. Tuesday was just as busy too… and I know the rest of the week is going to be the same! I actually have booked Friday off as my “getting ready” day for my marriage registration on Saturday (eeeeeeek!). I am SO excited for it…. me and my hubby actually got married two years ago in our “Islamic” ceremony.. and we wanted to wait until after he graduated from University to get registered! We’ve booked a restaurant too for the “after party” .. so it should be a really lovely day!

Anyways … onto talking about my blog.. I have written up a schedule for how often I want to post/what I will be putting up etc.. just to give my blog some structure and also to fit it in better with my work life. I really want to make my blog the best it can be this year.. so am open to any suggestions from you all about what you want to see… so definitely let me know!

Now onto this post itself… I wanted to show you all my FAVE outfits I have had from 2015… so I will add these in as well as the links so you can have a better read of the posts if you like!

Black & Grey OOTD♥

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I absolutely ADORE this outfit as it is SUCH A SAIRA OUTFIT haha… it is literally all the favourite things in one. Black & grey, a midi skirt and red lips!

Faux Fur Gilet & Leaopard Print 

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This is one of my favourite casual outfits of all time! I have been obsessed with the fur gilet (as I am sure you will be aware of as I wore it TO DEATH last year! I am also in love with the bag which was gifted to me from LYDC London (eeeeek… still cannot believe I was given the opportunity to pick a bag from their range.. it is stunning!)

Evening Out OOTD

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SAM_2672Ohhhh look what it is again lovelies .. MIDI SKIRTS! I had SUCH an obsession with them this season! Also .. MY TOP HAS KITTENS ON IT!! Can it get any better than that!?

Tartan & Dark Lips

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This whole look is definitely one of my faves from the lot… I JUST LOVE this tartan shirt (in fact I love anything tartan!)…. I am also rocking dark lips which I was brave enough to wear this season… I LOVE DARK LIPS SO SO MUCH!

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Well … look what it is again.. THAT fur gilet! Told you it got lots of wear! The bird print on this dress is also SO adorable.. and the boots for me just compliment the whole look so much!

Knitted Midi Skirts

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MORE MIDI SKIRTS GUYS .. what did I tell you.. I am a creature of habit and like to stick to a style if I love it! I also adore the mix of textures in this outfit .. the knitted skirt and fuzzy jumper are just STUNNING together!

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THIS shawl has been such a firm fave of mine this season… it keeps me SO WARM and I LOVE the colours of it! I also wore this fur scarf NON STOP!

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I love this outfit SO much as the colours just go so well together! It also features one of my FAVE purchases from 2015.. the over-sized jumper from Primark  that I have not stopped wearing since buying it! You will see the grey one featured in the outfit below too! 😛

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Here’s that grey jumper I told you about angels! I actually re-discovered the jeggings for this outfit from my wardrobe.. and again I ADORE the colours together! I was trying to fit in more colour into my outfits too… so this was perfect!

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I HAD to feature this outfit because I just LOVE the scarf so much! It was such a bargain from Primark at £5.. and kept me SO WARM! I LOVE YOU PRIMARK FOR YOUR BARGAINS!

Kitty Love

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I have put this outfit in as not only do I love it.. but it also features my cat Cookie… that is reason enough for it to be in my faves! Not to mention I ADORE the print of the scarf!

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Ahhhh .. how could I NOT feature my FIRST EVER OOTD! This is where Through The Glitter Glass began.. SO many good memories from this first outfit!

So there we have it my lovelies… my FAVOURITE outfits from last year.. I will DEFINITELY be doing so many more this year.. As they are still my favourite posts to put up… I hope you enjoy them too! My blog started as inspiration for ladies everywhere to show you how you can dress modestly but fashionably at the same time.. so I really hope you get some inspiration!

Hope you enjoyed this post my loves!! I will see you in my next one!

Lots of Love Angels!!!

Saira

xo

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Blog Achievements & Goals for 2016♥

Hey my angels!♥

Can I just start my saying my last post was my 50th one!! Eeeeeek! I CANNOT believe that I have posted THAT much since October (when I started blogging!). Funnily enough this post is actually about what I have achieved with my blog too! Lets first have a quick catch up, ey? I have a cuppa with me, and I’m in my PJ’s (as usual)… and cannot wait to blog guys!

So… hope you all had a FAB Christmas (HOW does it seem SO long ago?!).. and are getting ready for the new year! I am now off work for 4 days too.. so will have plenty of time to get myself organized for 2016! I will also be popping into town tomorrow to buy myself my 2016 planner/diary .. if you read my latest post HERE, you will know this is essential for having a great start to the year!

Anyway loves .. let’s get on with this post! Now… I have seen SO many bloggers do these, and I honestly think it is SUCH a good idea.. I am a huge believer than any achievement should be celebrated, no matter how big or small it is. I have only been blogging for around 4 months, but I am already SO proud of what my little baby has achieved (YES .. I call my blog my baby .. and I know a lot of you do too ha!). Now.. I am not one to be focused ONLY on numbers .. but I have been SO SHOCKED by the views/followers on my blog/social media recently! It really does make you feel quite proud and motivates you to make your blog better!!

So.. a quick overview of what I have achieved so far!♥

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Now … I cannot believe how many followers I have when I combine my blog & Blog Lovin’ since I started … I have over 300 followers (eeekk!!). I know this may not seem like many to some people .. BUT I AM SO PROUD! I never even thought I would reach over 100 by the end of the year! I just can’t believe there are over 300 of you who took the time out to follow me and read my ramblings! Lots of love to you all!!

Link to my Blog Lovin’♥

Social Media♥

My followers on Twitter are definitely the biggest shock to me because I did not think I would have even reached half the followers I have by the end of the year! But guys … I have over 850 followers! That is crazy!! I love Twitter SO much because it gives you instant access to interact with so many bloggers, as well as promoting your blog and interacting with brands! I also get the most traffic from Twitter too .. I don’t think I ever go longer than a few hours without checking my Twitter! I also LOVE Instagram .. and have almost 500 followers on there (eeeek!).. I think my biggest achievement on Instagram was having an OOTD of mine being featured on a popular hijabi fashion page … I felt so privileged hehe!

Link to my Twitter & Instagram

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Getting To Know Other Bloggers♥

I am not sure if this is really an achievement- but more something that blogging as helped me with.. and that is interacting with SO many AMAZING girls who all have the same interests as me. I have met some of the nicest, kindest, funniest most genuine girls online ever … I literally feel like I know you so well! You are ALL my blogging babies .. and my journey through blogging would not be the same without you all! I also LOVE taking part in Twitter chats because it is such a good way to get to know other bloggers!

Working With Brands♥

When I started blogging, I didn’t think I would have been given the opportunity to work with brands as quickly as I did .. but OH MY when I got that first email from a company .. I WAS SO EXCITED! Of course.. I would never just say “yes” to any company .. I know you probably read this all the time .. but I would never feature anything on my blog that was not relevant or that I didn’t love! I would just not waste my time (hehe!). I (personally) think working with brands is such an excellent opportunity for bloggers … but it is so important to not lose touch with your readers and ONLY focus on free gifts!

I had the opportunity to work alongside Coconut Lane (my post HERE with more information) and LYDC London (posts also HERE & HERE). Both these brands are absolutely FAB … and the ladies I spoke to were the nicest people EVER .. I literally got on SO well with them (AND keep in touch with them too!).

Developing a Relationship With My Readers♥

I think interacting with your readers is the most important thing in blogging .. and I LOVE commenting back and giving/receiving advice from my readers! I notice you little babes who always comment on my blog and I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT TO COMMENT.. I have SO much love for you!♥

Phew!! I definitely think that is a lot to achieve in four months .. can you guys now see why I am so excited for the next year? I am SO happy that I started blogging .. literally one of THE best decisions I have ever made! So lovelies .. should we see a few of my goals that I have for 2016?

♥Goals♥

Attend Blogger Meet Ups/Events – This is probably one of the biggest goals I have … after developing some fantastic relationships with bloggers, I would LOVE to go to a meet up! I already LOVE interacting with you girlies through social media .. so IMAGINE IF WE GOT TO MEET?!

Improve Photography – For now, I am using my little Samsung camera.. but I want to buy a better camera for my blog photos… I think it will make SUCH a huge difference. I told myself that I would only invest in a new camera if I was serious about blogging (which I am haha!).. I just have to figure out which one I want!

More Beauty/Lifestyle Posts – My blog originally focused quite a lot on fashion … but I definitely want to have more beauty/lifestyle posts! This does not mean I won’t be putting up fashion posts .. they are still one of my FAVES to put up/take photos for!

Work With More Brands – I would LOVE to be given the opportunity to work with more brands… Simply because I love networking with other bloggers and companies! It is such a FAB way to introduce my lovely readers, family & friends to products/companies they may not have heard of!

Improve My Blog Layout/Brand – I am SO BAD at anything technical with my blog .. but I definitely want to learn the basics and improve my blog’s layout and design .. I really want to make it SO much more creative and personal! I will be making plenty of notes in my blogging notebook too .. so watch this space lovelies 😛

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So loves … that is a quick overview of what I want to achieve with my blog in the new year .. of course there are SO MANY MORE opportunities I could be given (hopefully ha!) .. So this is a brief overview of the goals I have .. but you never know what could happen angels!! Also, you may notice I do not have any specific numbers… simply because I honestly do not know what to put!! I have no idea how my blog will grow .. all I know is that I am going to be putting SO MUCH effort to making it the best it can possibly be .. and I really hope you join me on my journey!

Sooo much love for you all! I want to take this opportunity to thank you all SO MUCH for following and supporting me… You are all ANGELS and your comments/support mean the absolute world to me! Hopefully I will see you in the new year? Should we see where my blog goes in 2016? Eeeeek .. SO EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE (as you can probably tell ha!!)

LOTS OF LOVE SWEETIE PIES!!!

Saira xo

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Back to Black (& Grey)♥♣

Well hello lovelies!♥♣

It is me again (WOOP WOOP!)… I really wanted to put up another post … just to have a good chat with you and also ANOTHER FASHION POST. Ohh don’t I spoil you all :P. I am actually in the process of putting up a Winter Beauty/Random essentials post … so keep a look out for that angels!

So… It has been a very busy week at work as I mentioned in earlier posts … making sure everybody gets paid correctly is hard work haha! I also received some upsetting news about one of my friend’s at University this week … meaning I wasn’t feeling my usual upbeat self for a while. However, I know that everything happens for a reason, no matter how bad it is. The rest of the week was just spent relaxing as usual!

Anyway … my Saturday consisted of sleeping in until 9AM (this is a lie in for me ha!), putting up a blog post and then going shopping for a dress for my Registration ceremony (for marriage). I actually ended up finding one and it is BLACK …YES BLACK .. Only I would choose to wear black (hehe!). I am planning on getting some red shoes though to add a pop of colour! I then just catching up on some TV in my PJ’s … so a very lazy Saturday night for me!

So lovelies … I have a fashion post for you WOO! Funnily enough, this outfit is actually from a week ago when I worked from home and had good lighting… but I just never got round to putting them in a post!

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I feel like this type of outfit is definitely my go-to one. I am sure you guys know how much I LOVE wearing any type of black trouser/jeggings … and I am sure you also know how much I love midi skirts. Recently….. I have been reaching more for midi skirts rather than trousers. They are definitely a very classic, versatile piece to have and can definitely be dressed up or down! They have become SUCH an essential in my wardrobe 😀

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I think this particular outfit is quite smart and is definitely something I would wear to work or for going out in the evening. I think you have probably seen each item in an individual outfit post before (whoops .. You know that once I like an item I wear it so so much :P). And I am rocking BLACK AND GREY AGAIN YAY! Are you sick of this yet… no? Good :D. I do have a feeble attempt at trying to add colour by wearing red lips again 😛

Outfit Details:♥

Fuzzy Jumper – New Look (me thinks)

Midi Skirt – New Look

Boots – Primark

Sleeveless Blazer – Market

Scarf – Market

Lipstick – Rimmel 01

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I literally feel like I want to buy SO many midi skirts and fluffy jumpers in ever single colour and just wear them (Oh aren’t I just so imaginative :D). I suggest you all go out and  buy a midi skirt – and you will see how versatile it is!

I am thinking of doing a post on different ways to wear midi skirts … let me know if you would want to see this!

So my loves .. I really hope you like this outfit! It is definitely a typical “Saira” outfit. I recently was nominated for “Best Dressed Blogger” (what .. me!?)… So I was so so excited to put an outfit which just defined me and also one of my favourite outfits from all of my older outfit posts. I love this one because it is so classic, can be worn for a casual or smart event, and is also modest so is definitely perfect for us Hijab wearers! I also feel like it is so simple and not too “in-your-face” … I absolutely love the mix of textures – the jumper is so fun and “fuzzy”, and the midi skirt is knitted so is PERFECT for the colder months (although it has not been very cold at all .. I am still hoping for snow this Christmas though! This competition is being hosted by Fire Label – A wholesale merchandiser … and they will be revealing the winner on 21st Janurary 2016… So fingers crossed!♥

That will be all for today lovelies!! I REALLY hope you like this outfit .. and wish me luck for the “Best Dressed Blogger!”

Lots of Love,

Saira ♥

xo 

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Morning Routine… & My Everyday Makeup!♥

Hi my angels!

Hope you have all had a fantastic week so far …. I have to admit – mine has not been the best! It’s been quite stressful .. you know one day everything is great, and then the next day BOOM .. so many things go wrong.. yep it’s been one of those weeks. BUT I am never one to dwell on things and let them stress me out/upset me .. so let’s not focus on that ey lovelies!

I thought I would do a beauty/lifestyle-ish post today! And it is my morning routine (wooo!). Now, this is my routine during the week – my weekend routine is slightly different – maybe that will be another post soon (hehe!). I also thought I would talk about my everyday makeup routine too .. it is very basic and quick – I need something like this as I like to get as much sleep as possible! I also am one to shower on a night as if I don’t, I have to wake up at 6AM because my hair takes SO long to wash AND dry..I may wear a scarf but I would NEVER leave the house with wet hair.. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS COLD!

So my darlings … let’s follow my morning routine!

6:40AM – My DREADED alarm goes off. I snooze it 😛

6:43AM – Another alarm goes off – now I feel as though I can wake up – for some reason those 3 minutes that I get to sleep in make ALL the difference to me *very sarcastic tone* ha! I put on a huge hoody and fuzzy slippers as I am always SO cold when I wake up (boo!)

6:45AM – I go to the bathroom (Surely no additional details needed here). I brush my teeth and wash my face – my GO TO face soap is Movis by Lush, it is AMAZING and I featured it in an earlier post of mine HERE if you want more information on it. IT SMELLS LIKE BISCUITS GUYS!

6:55AM – I am done in the bathroom – and then head back to the bedroom to start on my make-up! I firstly moisturize my face, then grab my make-up bag, sit on the floor in front of my mirror and get started! Oh also guys – bear in mind I do my make-up everyday in very dim lighting, as my husband is always still sleeping whilst I get ready so I don’t turn the main light on (I ALWAYS make sure I check everything in the bathroom mirror before I leave, JUST in case I am too pink one day :P).

7:00AM – Time to get started on my make-up! Read below for my routine and the products I use 😛

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Firstly, foundation! I use Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ivory Beige – I never bother with primer (at least for during the week) – this foundation has amazing lasting power anyway and still looks amazing even after I finish work! I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply my foundation. I also spray my brush with the Botanics Rose Spritz before I use it … it helps my foundation go on smoothly.. give it a go loves!

Next I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder with my Kabuki Brush from No7, and buff it onto my face. This powder is AMAZING and does not look cakey at all! I am sure you have all tried and loved this powder – It is a must have!

For some reason, instead of finishing my face make-up, I move onto eyes (not sure why – weird habits I suppose). I use the Collection 2000 24hour Extreme Liner (I think that is the correct name!) and line the top of my lid.. I don’t actually do winged liner during the week! Then I apply mascara – at the moment my favourite is Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volume Mascara.. It makes your eyelashes look AMAZING!

Once my eyes are done – I move onto the rest of my face! I use the ELF Blusher Brush to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks (lots of ‘ushes’ there guys.. haha!) – and of course I use my trusty Barry M palette (which was featured in my November faves HERE) I also use the highlighter in this palette for the tops of my cheek and down the bridge of my nose :). You will also notice Rimmel’s 107 lipstick in my picture – I skip this step during work days, but it is a STAPLE for my weekend make-up!

I then use the Boots Botanics Rose Spritz on my face, which I feel just gives my makeup a gorgeous, healthy glow! I then use some Nivea lip balm .. and that’s my make-up done! And the best part .. It only takes me 10-15 minutes everyday WOOP!

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7:10-7:15AM– Now I get dressed! I usually have my outfits ironed and ready for the week (talk about being organised!) – So I get dressed, then put on my hijab! My outfits for work usually are black dresses/black trousers with smart tops/midi skirts with shirts and cardigans…. Workwear OOTD’s anyone? All together, this probably takes me around 10 minutes (maybe 15 if I am having a bad hijab day – they are the worst!)

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7:25AM – I make my way downstairs to make breakfast for me and hubby! As it has gotten colder, we both have toast with Nutella every morning! I also just make sure I have all my snacks/lunch ready for work (I take a lot of food to work guys!).

7:35AM – I then head back upstairs, make sure hubby’s clothes for work are out/do that last minute check of my face I spoke about earlier/apply my perfume. I ALWAYS put my perfume on just as I am about to leave .. anyone else do this?

7:40AM – I head back downstairs, check my phone for a few minutes, then am out the door!

7:45AM – I then make my way to the car – make sure my heated seats are on, put my music on as loud as acceptable that early in the morning.. and drive to work!

8:10-8:15AM – I normally get to work around this time – I then head inside, and get on with whatever work/emails/meetings I have for the day! AND that is my morning routine lovelies WOOP WOOP!

So I hope you liked this little insight into my morning guys .. I would love to read your morning routines too! I find them so interesting (I think it is because I am nosy muaha!). Let me know what you thought of this style of post lovelies … if you like them I would definitely love to do an evening routine/what I get up to in a day etc!

Anyway… UPDATE TIME YAY! I was honestly so glad to just sit down for an hour or so to write up this post today .. It really is a way for me to de-stress and just take some time out for a while! I also am working on a festive post which WILL be up some sometime this week.. and also a very special post for some of my fave blogging babes! NOT TO MENTION AN OUTFIT POST .. I feel like it has been a while since I put one up. I also will be working on a VERY exciting blog post this weekend.. keep your eyes peeled for that one loves!

I honestly just wish I had more time in the day! There are SO many posts I want to write… I am feeling very inspired by so many bloggers/brands! So my angels.. I think I will stop rambling for the day – I really hope you enjoyed this post.. and I will see you in my next one! I am just going to catch up on some blogs, watch TV, shower and then SLEEP!

Lots of Love,

Saira xo

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♥November Faves!♥

Happy Sunday lovelies!

How has your weekend been? Well.. all I can say is that Storm Desmond (those of you in the UK will KNOW about this!) has definitely been causing many issues – the weather has just been awful. Strong winds, lots of rain … it has just been a nightmare! I really want to take some outfit pictures today – let’s see how kind the storm will be to me (probably not much to be fair .. boo!)

Anyway …. This post is going to be my November FAVES .. I know what you guys are already thinking .. it is a little but late .. but better late than never right (blah what a cheesy saying ha!)

Dark Lipsticks ♥

So if you are a follower of my blog (if so you are a babe!), you will know how much I have been LOVING dark lipsticks at the moment. I really ventured out of my comfort zone of only wearing Carmex, and started to wear lipstick … and now I feel SO bare without it!

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My FAVES that have literally not left my on-the-go makeup bag are Rimmel’s 107 (middle)EVERY BLOGGERS FAVE – Well almost every :P, Make Up Revolution 100% Vamp (right), and Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in Dark Night Waterl-Oops (left). Also guys – have you noticed my little owl tray and glass hearts? I bought them both from B&M – I am trying to improve my photography and add cute little random things in my pictures – I think they add something a little extra! Also I have a very wintery background going on too – which is wallpaper that I stole  took after asking nicely from B&M ;).

Anyway – all 3 lipsticks are SO PRETTY! When I don’t want a VERY dark lip, I will just stick to 107, but on other days, I will wear 107 as a base and then but either of the 2 darker lipsticks on top. I LOVE YOU DARK LIPS – is it still acceptable to wear dark lipstick in the summer? 😛

Scarves♥

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Where would we be in November without scarves? It definitely started to get a lot chillier this month.. so of course huge, furry scarves became a favourite of mine. The two that I have been loving the most is this tartan, blanket style one from Primark, which you can see styled HERE. It is basically just like having a blanket round your shoulders, and is just the best thing EVER! AND IT WAS ONLY £5 – PRIMARK WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOU! The next one is my faux fur scarf – you guys are probably sick to death of seeing this but I think I wore it with almost half my outfits in November! It has been a FIRM favourite this month :D.

Clementines♥

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This might be weird to some of you – but I have been loving clementines SO much this month! I think they really come into season around this time of year, so are SO YUMMY! I probably take around 3 to work and eat them all (haha!). When I was younger, my parents would put a clementine at the bottom of our stockings at Christmas time – I think it used to be some tradition.. anyone else heard of this?

THIS make-up bag♥

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Now I actually received this little bag from LYDC London as a surprise (Thank you LYDC!) – and I fell in love with it! I love the iridescent colour of it – AND it is also the perfect size to fit my everyday make-up essentials in (which just includes lipstick, lipbalm, blotting sheets and a mirror). It is SO pretty, and is also so easy to find in the bottom of the dark pit that is my handbag :P. If you also want to purchase it, or anything else from LYDC London, you can get 10% off using the code “SAIRA10″… because they are just TOO KIND!

Barry M Bronzer, Blusher, Highlighter Palette♥

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Now this Barry M palette has been an absolute GEM this month – it has something for everyone – a gorgeous highlighter, bronzer, and 3 different blushers. The colours are so pigmented, and not too glittery at all. I can probably say it has been my most favourite product of ALL of November (woop!). It is so handy to have everything in one palette, and not be fiddling around in my make up bag for different products. Best of all, you can pick it up from Boots and Superdrug for ONLY £6.99! Now if that isn’t the bargain of the year – I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS! 😀

Candles♥

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Now this candle has already made quite a few appearances on my blog .. so you probably know how much I LOVE it.. I have been burning it through the whole month of November and now it has ALMOST GONE! The smell literally is like a freshly baked apple pie .. so yummy! I will be getting a Christmassy one soon .. which I cannot wait for!

So there we have my November faves lovelies .. I hope you enjoyed this post! It is now actually later on in the evening .. I have had quite a busy day! I took my car on the motorway for the first time (eeeek!), and then on the way home I popped to TK Maxx and B&M, and then stopped at KFC for some food! Phew! By the way guys TK Maxx have THE BEST house/kitchen stuff ever… especially at this time of year! If you have not already been I suggest you go and take a look .. sometimes you do have to look quite hard but that’s when you find the AMAZING THINGS! I bought something for a very exciting and festive post which I cannot wait to put up during the week! So make sure you check back on my blog angels!

Right lovelies… that is me done with this post – I am now going to do some laundry, maybe take some blog photos and then just relax! This weekend has gone by way too fast for my liking – I feel like I have not had any time to relax at all! Saturday was spent in Manchester, and Sunday was spent doing lots of shopping! I may have a Lush bath later on… I think I deserve it!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday night angels … See you in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira xo