Friday, 28 December 2012

2012 highlights.

Lots of people are doing round-up posts of outfits and whatnot at the moment, but I thought I'd do a general bunch of highlights! I loved looking back over the past year, it showed me how far I've come, despite all the ups and downs...

You can click each photo to be taken to the corresponding blog post if you didn't read about it the first time around, or if you just want to re-live the memories like I did ;)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

advertise in january!


Oh my word... it's nearly 2013! WHAT! If you have a small business or blog, this could be the ideal time for you to advertise on Being Little. If people are looking for a new year sale, maybe they could find one with YOU. Or, they might just be looking for an inspiring blog to read, to give them a kick start for the new year!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

MEOWY CATMAS!



This is how my Christmas Day started! Buck's fizz and my favourite present - a cat kigu!! I never wanted to take it off, and even wore it in public to visit my brother, sister-in-law and niece! I'm off to my Granny's now to eat lots of food and drink some more wine...

I wish every single one of you a very happy Christmas! You're all bloody stars in my eyes, and I LOVE YOU ALL.

 

Friday, 21 December 2012

cosy christmas.


• TOPSHOP HAT • *MARY JANE FASHION JUMPER • MOTEL DRESS • ELLA MASTERS TOTE • RIVER ISLAND SHOES VIA ASOS •

I was going to post this yesterday evening, but ended up getting back really late and rather tipsy... but I guess that's what Christmas is all about! 

I wore this cosy, comfy outfit to go Christmas shopping yesterday. I've worn this jumper from Mary Jane Fashion pretty much every day since I received it - it's that deep burgundy colour that I just cannot get enough of. I'm really into wearing slouchy jumpers over this Motel dress that I've had for ages. It's fun dressing something down that would usually only be worn on a night out.

These shoes are from the ASOS 50% off sale that I could not resist last week.. a little Christmas present to myself! You can't really tell in these photos, but they have a sort of leather look, and a slight flatform sole. I love them, even though one of them hurts the back of my foot :( the 50% sale isn't just for shoes now, it's for everything, if you want to check it out

And I can't forget this lovely tote bag that Ella gave to me for Christmas while she was staying at mine after the #SWBXmas party last weekend :) totes are perfect for shopping, as you can shove everything in there and not end up with millions of plastic bags! Save the planet, yo! 

Today is one of my favourite days of the year - the day mum and I go to get the Christmas tree!! No matter how bad I feel, this festive task never fails to put me in an amazing mood. The year that it snowed was the most magical. And I have one or two more presents to buy.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?!







The best Christmas decorations I've seen yet! In a window last night.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Hello! Sorry I've been absent for a while - things got a bit hectic with preparations for the #SWBXmas party (which went really well, by the way! I'll post a round up soon!) we also had a lovely Christmas dinner in our household at the weekend, before we all go back to our family homes! 

Since then I've been absolutely exhausted and had to cancel most of my plans :( I'm also going back to Devon a day early, as I just can't wait any longer! I want to be looked after and cuddle the cats! 

So I'm training home for Christmas today. If you see me struggling with my giant suitcase and big bag of presents, please give me a helping hand!
 

 

Friday, 14 December 2012

simple studs.

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I am really enjoying the stud trend, but I prefer little hints towards it, rather than covering myself in the things. This vest from AX Paris really appealed to me, in this subtle khaki green. When I received it, I thought it was a really weird shape, but it makes it drape in a really nice way. 

I was also pleasantly surprised to find it was long enough to wear as a dress, so I popped on my trusty super cosy tights from Primark and Clarks Originals desert boots, made my waist more visible with a studded skinny belt - also Primark. A slick of vampy lipstick - Rimmel Bordeaux - and a a bit of hair fluffing and I'm good to go! (obviously added a thick cardi, coat and hat when I went out!)


Recently, I'm finding myself really attracted to simple, easy outfits that I can just put on and go, without a lot of thought. It seems like I'm getting more and more exhausted lately, and I just don't have the energy to think too much about my appearance! I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of wear out of this vest over the next few weeks!

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

jolly good studio giveaway!



Another bountiful giveaway for you! I really wanted to squirrel these prizes away and keep them for myself because they're so gorgeous, but that's hardly in the Christmas spirit is it... the necklace is just PERFECT - it even has a little diamond on the clasp!

YOU COULD WIN: a square black coal ring, diamond shape necklace, diamond and coal nail transfers, and a "naughty" button badge. All from Jolly Good Studio!

All you have to do is:

• be a follower of Being Little via GFC or Bloglovin'
follow @jollygoodstudio on Twitter
• leave a comment below including your email address, so that I can contact you if you win!

This competition is running until 12pm on Tuesday 18th December!


Also, don't forget about the other Christmassy gifts/deals I have for you this week! :)








Wednesday, 12 December 2012

vintage and matthew&me.



A while ago, I was blogging and tweeting about one of my favourite bands (Matthew&Me) needing pledges to buy their new van. I pledged, and in return I got this lovely t-shirt and signed EP in the post the other day. I'd sort of forgotten that I was getting anything in return, so it was like an early Christmas present :)

After catching up with some blogs this morning, I was inspired to wear coloured tights and vintage shoes. And so, my outfit was born. I teamed it with a headscarf that used to belong to my mum, as my hair needs a wash and my head is cold (I've learnt my lesson - don't get half your hair cut/shaved off in the winter!)

Pretty excited as well, that next Thursday I should be stewarding at a little Christmassy Matthew&Me gig at Dartington Hall - one of my most favourite places ever!

Yay! 



20% off me & zena rings!



Last night, lovely Emily from Me & Zena emailed me to let me know about their 20% off rings deal that is happening TODAY ONLY! I thought it'd be the perfect thing for Wednesday's early Christmas present for you lovely lot.

All you have to do is enter "xmas rings" at the checkout! See their incredible range of rings here!

Don't forget that the competiton to win a super cute personalised tote bag is still on (until Saturday!) and I also have a very generous 50% off code at Motel Rocks for you! 
 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

wintery walk.



This morning, I decided to start my day of productivity off with a lovely little frosty walk, to make me feel inspired for the rest of the day. My walk turned into a three-hour ramble around, and by the time I got home I was so exhausted that I couldn't handle doing much for the rest of the day...! I don't think I'm quite over my throat infection yet.

Anyway, I think it was worth it, because look how goddamn beautiful it is where I live...

















50% off at motel!



Oh boy, am I good to you?! Your little early Christmas gift today comes in the form of 50% off at Motel Rocks! AND there is free next day delivery too!

There are so many cute & sparkly things, and I'm definitely taking advantage of this offer and buying myself a little gift or two..
 
Everything in the sale preview category is valid for 50% off, and you can view all the items here!

Let me know if you buy anything! :)

Monday, 10 December 2012

created by hannah // personalised tote bag giveaway!


A few weeks ago, I blogged about a gorgeous personalised tote bag that I received.. and I mentioned a little giveaway.. and HERE IT IS! It's the first of two or three giveaways that'll be happening this week. My little Christmas present to you guys!

You could win your choice of tote bag design from Hannah's shop, and you can even have it personalised if you like!

All you have to do is:

• be a follower of Being Little via GFC or Bloglovin'
• leave a comment below including your email address, so that I can contact you if you win!

This competition is running until 12pm on Saturday 15th December!


Make sure you also check out the Not On The Highstreet shop, and Hannah's blog too! Also, don't fret if you don't win - Hannah is very kindly offering all of you 10% off in her Etsy shop ONLY! Just enter BEINGLITTLE10 at the checkout!





Sunday, 9 December 2012

sleepy sundays #4

 

I missed a sleepy sundays post last week, because I was literally asleep ALL DAY. I was very hungover and tired from Saturday's antics (the day of 6 Christmas markets and then going out for my housemate's birthday!)

However, this is what I would've done, if I'd been awake...! Sundays are the perfect day for snuggling up in some blankets and watching your favourite films, especially when it's cold outside!

Just add snacks, and maybe some nice friendly company (I find those in the shape of a cat or a nice human are best) and you're set for the day.

Today I'm actually having quite an exciting day, because it's my niece's first birthday party and naming ceremony! I've baked lots of little cupcakes, and I can't wait to see all my family!

Have a lovely Sunday!