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The Over Knee Boots | OOTD with Gamiss

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd

over knee boots monochrome outfit ootd
Hat*  |  Dress*  |  Necklace*  |  Boot socks*  |  Over Knee Boots*

If you ever want to feel like an adult (rare occasion, I know), then pull on some over knee boots with a little heel and you'll be feeling like a classy grown up lady in no time. This is definitely a winter trend that I can be on board with, especially when the boots have a bit of fleecey lining in them to keep your legs cosy. Paired with the crochet boot cuffs and a pair of tights and your legs will be plenty warm enough.

When going for a monochrome outfit, I like to break it up with accessories like this necklace. The simple and elegant design compliments the silhouette of the rest of the outfit with the silver creating a beautiful contrast without being overbearing or distracting.

I tried to get some over knee boots a couple of years ago but I just couldn't find ones in the style I wanted that were also a decent price. I was so pleased to find these ones that are comfy in the leg, not too high of a heel and generally look nice, as well as being super affordable.

I'd love to know how you feel about over knee boots, is it a trend you've been into from the start? One that you hate? Leave me a comment.



2016 in One Minute | Video

2016 in One Minute Year in Review Video

This isn't quite what I had hoped it would be because I lost a lot of extra footage that I'd made throughout the year when my hard drive died but I still wanted to make something with a few nice memories from the year, all my vlogs that feature in this video will be linked below.




Scottish Highlands Winter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vevQ3CmIJPs&t
Snowdonia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v94DDueCwuU&t
Scottish Highlands Summer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFU5n8kds4
All Black Lookbook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i13_B9mY9cs
Picnic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsKZahbUt6Y&t
Summer OOTD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9VfTpOadoU&t
West Wales - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxMCoG4SLJs
Vlogmas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NocxDMUi9hc&t


Festive Dark Chocolate Orange Vegan Brownies Recipe

Festive Dark Chocolate Orange Vegan Brownies Recipe
I found this recipe from Jamie Oliver but I wanted to bake them as Christmas presents so I wanted to make them a bit more festive so I just added in a few things.

Ingredients

5 tablespoons sunflower oil (plus some for greasing the tin)
200g Orange dark chocolate (I use this one from Tesco)
170g self-raising flour
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
180g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
230ml dairy-free milk (I used oat milk)
100g pecan nuts

I happened to have a bag of Gingerbread Topper from Wholeplus so I used that to mix in and to sprinkle on top. You could easily substitute this for just some mixed spice and/or ginger.


Method

1. Melt 150g of the chocolate
2. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder and mix with the sugar and spices
3. Add the vanilla extract, oil, milk and melted chocolate
4. Break up the remaining chocolate and stir into the batter with the pecans (saving some nuts for the topping)
5. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined tin (I used a 20x20cm tin)
6. Chop and sprinkle the left over pecans on top
7. Bake for 20 minutes at 180ยบ until cooked but still gooey in the middle


These are really easy to make and so delicious! I cut them into small bite-sized pieces rather than brownie slices as they're quite rich and a little bit crumbly so I found this the easiest way to eat them and just have a couple of them if I wanted more!

I hope you like these as much as I do, I'd love to know if you've tried Jamie's recipe before and if you try my adaptation (you may notice I used half the amount of pecans and I found it the perfect amount)!


Festive Dark Chocolate Orange Vegan Brownies Recipe

Festive Dark Chocolate Orange Vegan Brownies Recipe



The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful

The Minimalist Winter Outfit | OOTD with Zaful
Burgundy scarf* - Zaful  |  Flared sleeve jumper* - Zaful  |  Wide leg trousers* - Zaful  |  T-bar shoes - old

This winter has been really mild, hasn't it? I went out to take these photos with no coat (and no socks!) and it took almost an hour for me to start feeling a little chilly. I will say that this jumper and scarf are pretty toasty though, it was only really my toes that were getting nippy. 

I haven't worn trousers like this since I was in year 7 or 8 in school. I think that's a sign of age maturity, that I left school long enough ago that I don't mind (and am actually rather enjoying) wearing trousers like this again...the quarter-life crisis hits us in odd ways.

I really like this outfit, it's cosy and warm up top but paired with trousers and cute shoes it's quite work appropriate. I've lived in skinny jeans/leggings/jeggings since I was a teenager so it feels good to step out of my comfort zone a little and change things around and still feel good. And can we also talk about how these trousers are the right length on me? I think they're supposed to be slightly more cropped but as I mentioned in this post, that's the joy of Asian sizing. They're often made to fit shorter people better.

You'll have seen that I've been wearing this scarf quite a lot already if you watched my vlogmas videos. I'd been wanting one in this colour or a rust kind of shade so was pretty pleased to find this one. I'm quite the fan of really big scarves.



Boxing Day Sales Beauty and Homeware Haul | Video

Boxing Day Sales Haul Video


I've bought a fair few things lately so I thought I would share in a big sales haul! There's beauty products with my first impressions, homeware and a little bit of fashion. Anything I could find online has been linked below. Tell me what you've been buying in the sales so I feel less guilty!





ITEM LINKS

Canon G7X ii - http://bit.ly/2hSDMlh
Pixi Makeup Melting Wipes - http://bit.ly/2iR1gnB
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser - http://bit.ly/2hRVVea
Pixi Glow Tonic - http://bit.ly/2hUm7If
Pixi Rose Oil Blend - http://bit.ly/2jb1Zn5
Manhattan Lip Tint - http://bit.ly/2iBWcGg
Shea Body Butter - http://bit.ly/2dW3C21
Aloe Face Mask - http://bit.ly/2iccaE2
Lightening Drops - http://bit.ly/2c5CwZi
Superdrug Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/2ic5BRW
Shallow Bowls - http://bit.ly/2j5RPQS
Photo Frame - http://bit.ly/2icgMK4
Ikea Stars - http://bit.ly/2iBMuDA
Black Baubles - http://bit.ly/2iC0wFc
White Baubles - http://bit.ly/2iFcbRL
Apron - http://bit.ly/2hSlS2b
Septum Ring - http://bit.ly/2hSwXQN
Blue Shirt - http://bit.ly/2hU8xok
Vans - http://bit.ly/2j5VMFc
Brush Cleaner - http://bit.ly/2iR2lMq
Fairy Lights - http://bit.ly/2iR5P1x



How I'm Styling The Pleated Skirt | OOTD & Giveaway

Pleated Skirt and Oversized Jumper Outfit & Giveaway

Pleated Skirt and Oversized Jumper Outfit & Giveaway

Pleated Skirt and Oversized Jumper Outfit & Giveaway

Pleated Skirt and Oversized Jumper Outfit & Giveaway vans authentic scotchguard

Pleated Skirt and Oversized Jumper Outfit & Giveaway
Oversized Jumper (similar) (similar) (similar) - Dorothy Perkins  |  Skirt - Vintage (similar)  |  Tights* - Item m6  |  Shoes - Vans Authentic Scotchgard

The pleated skirt has been having a pretty big moment over autumn and winter, particularly of the metallic midi variety. But alas, I'm not really one for metallics and midi skirts don't particularly suit me and my 5ft self (I do quite like the knee length one I wore in this outfit post though). So I've opted for a black, floaty, mini version that I happened to have in my wardrobe.

This is an outfit that I've worn a few times lately, I just love how the skirt goes all flippy underneath the jumper. I got these Vans recently and I basically haven't taken them off since, they're so comfy and just seem to go with everything. I wasn't the biggest fan of Vans authentic, they just reminded me of teenage tumblr kids and I felt like I would look way younger than I am (which I already do so hello people thinking I'm twelve years old) but after finding these black suede ones I'm totally over it and I'm not really bothered if I look a bit like a teenager.

Of course, as it is winter and I live in the UK (and I'm not one of those instagram girls that goes bare legged in January because they 'don't feel the cold'), tights are very much required with this outfit. These ones are the Classy Seventy from Item m6 and they feel divine. They're so silky smooth it makes me feel so elegant. You can enter the giveaway below to win your own pair too! 



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This post is sponsored by Item m6 but all opinions are my own 

Climbing a Mountain in the Snow | The New Year Vlog

pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow

pen y fan at sunset in the snowpen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow girl silhouette mountain


pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow

pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow

pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow

pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow

pen y fan mountain at sunset in the snow




It's quite a popular thing to climb a mountain on New Year's Day. January 1st was a bit dreary in terms of weather though so when the sun came out on Monday everyone ran to the hills. We didn't have any plans to climb Pen Y Fan that day, hence me being a bit unprepared and having to wear some of Lee's clothes. 

We had specifically planned to do a nice gentle stroll in fact but I love snow and Lee loves climbing mountains so we ended up walking a bit more than I'd planned. I also wanted to test out my new camera for photos and video so that's why you've got both in this post. I'd love to know your opinion! It's the Canon G7X ii if you were wondering.

I had a lot of fun roaming around in the snow, but it was pretty cold on my hands so I didn't take that many photos or film very much because it hurt to have my fingers on the camera for too long. I also fell over about two dozen times on the way down and had to be helped down one part by a kind stranger because I got stuck and scared of the ice. The things we do for a nice photo ๐Ÿ™„.

After safely getting down most of the mountain it then got pretty dark and we thought the path that far down would be fine to walk on again (the same kind stranger said it was) but shortly after leaving the soft comfort of the snow covered grass and walking a few metres on the stone/mud path, I slipped on ice and fell over. Luckily I only have a few bruises from it but I'm now very sore and achy and Lee's jacket has a lot more mud on it than before. Totally worth it for jumping around in the snow, though.

If you want to see photos from the first time I climbed Pen Y Fan last spring, see my post for three reasons you should climb a mountain.


My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016

I was going to do a compilation of ten most popular posts this year but whilst looking through them I realised that 8/10 were OOTD posts so I figured I would just do the top ten fashion posts. The other two posts were Things Bloggers Do That Annoy Me and my Christmas Gift Guide, if you were wondering!

These are all in chronological order of when they were published and I've put links to each of the posts so that you can see more photos of each one if you'd like to! I'd love to know which of these outfits you like the most.

My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
1. Valentines Outfit





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
2. Hogwarts Uniform





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
3. The Brighton Hat





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
4. Blair Waldorf





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
5. Hey Mickey





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
6. Primark Pinafore Dress





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
7. Polka Dot Tights





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
8. Petite Girl Maxi Dress





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
9. Socks with Sandals





My Most Popular Fashion Posts of 2016
10. Cosy Winter Tights



I had wanted to make a compilation video of things I've done throughout the year but my external hard drive that had everything on from before September died so I've lost most of the clips I made. So if you want to see my year in video then check out the vlogs that I made this year. I have one from the summer that I still need to upload and there will be a NYE one up soon too!


What I Got For Christmas & My Birthday | Video

What I Got For Christmas & My Birthday

I've received lots of lovely gifts for my birthday and Christmas this year so I thought I would share some of them with you! I love seeing these videos and being nosey so I'm sure you do too. 

I'd love to know what you got, if you have a video or post about it then leave me a link in the comments!




Vlogmas Week Two - London Hotel Room Tour, Brand New / Biffy Clyro & My Birthday | Video

Vlogmas Week Two - London Hotel Room Tour, Brand New / Biffy Clyro & My Birthday



Head to this blog post for my FESTIVE GIVEAWAY (and Christmas gift guide!)

Hopping from place to place to see Brand New and Biffy Clyro at the O2 Arena in London, shopping in Gloucester Quays, a lazy day with Wagamamas takeaway then celebrating my birthday in Bristol and dinner back in Gloucester.





The Winter Warmer | OOTD

winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf

winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf

winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf
winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf

winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf
Scarf (similar) - Topshop  |  Coat (similar) - Primark  |  Shirt (similar) - M&S  |  Leggings (similar) - Black Milk  |  Boots (similar) - New Look

winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf
winter warmer outfit primark coat topshop chunky knit oversized scarf

It's well and truly scarf season and I'm loving wrapping up all toasty and warm. I'm afraid nothing in this outfit is new so I've linked similar things where I can. This coat is from Primark last year but I think they do similar ones every year!

The lipstick I'm wearing is also an old limited edition one from Mac but I have a blog post with some suggestions for dupes. And there are a few similar shades from NYX in the matte lip creams too!

If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas then make sure you check out my last post, and there's a festive giveaway too!