John Lewis Event and Giveaway Winners

By Gem - 21:16:00

Lasts night I attended a rather wonderful John Lewis Christmas preview, which was hosted in Peppermint on Mill Lane, Cardiff. The John Lewis team picked out some fantastic pieces to showcase. I loved all of the matte sequin details and the amazing Kurt Geiger glittery shoes. I'm on the lookout for a sequin item for my work Chrismas party now, maybe a sequin blazer?
The Origins ladies were very nice and I wanted to take the Nars make up stand home with me, so many lovely things there. My favourite part was definitely the home ware collections, I do tend to get carried away with my table settings at Christmas and I got a lot of inspiration for table centrepieces.

I got a chance to hang out with Louise and Mia again and drink some very strong cocktails in jam jars. I only had one and I was a little blurry eyed!

Here are my highlights-

This is what I wore to the event-

Dress: H&M
Scarf: Peacocks
Shoes: New Look
Bag: Miss Selfridge

My house is still not finished, we moved here in July and it is driving me mad now. Bare walls downstairs but my room has now been painted and I will have a shower next week, no more washing my hair with a jug. Hurrah! I really hope we have the kitchen fitted by Christmas, it would be awful if we can't have a roast dinner. We are doing all the jobs rather than hiring people which is much cheaper but also really slow. (I say we, I mainly watch and tell my brother that he's missed a bit)

My giveaway finished on Monday night an I drew the winners on (no idea how you get a little screen capture photo thing)

Congrats to from Hayley from

 and Rosie from

who both won a prize in my giveaway :)

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? I don't really like to think about it all until at least late November!

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  1. Wow, it looks like the event was great! I love John Lewis (especially their baking section!)

  2. I love your scarf! It looks more expensive than Peacocks!
    Thank you so much!! That made my day! :)

  3. I love all the silver accented outfits and sparkly shoes. I really need a pair of sparkly shoes. The whole set up is just divine and you look great!

    I hope you guys make progress on your house soon, I know those things can take a really long time and be very frustrating in the meantime.

    I haven't started thinking about Christmas yet, ugh god Christmas.


  4. I'm so happy that I've come across another library employee!!!! And you like Morrissey! & I think I saw The Smiths in there, too? Probably. I'm following your blog now.

    Mabel Time

  5. It looks like a great night, I love the sparkly shoes! Your clutch bag is gorgeous too! x

  6. You look fab; I love the scarf! I've never really been in a John Lewis but think I might have to this Christmas having seen these pictures :) xxx

  7. I love the glittery shoes! I'd love some of them in my stocking haha.

  8. Gem you look gorgeous, I really do love the simplicity of this outfit, the scarf and clutch are beautiful xxx

  9. thanks ladies! I want to get some more scarves, leopard clashed with my florals a little. Threw loads out last year and I need to get some nice new ones. Going to see what Peacocks has, that one was only £6!

  10. great photos, you looked gorgeous! love the outfit.

  11. Wish I could have made it, but sadly I was busy! Looks like you had a great time!

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  12. I want to own those shoes and I want to go to a fancy evening party in order to wear said shoes.


  13. the event looks beautiful and you look absolutely gorgeous! I bet its frustrating not having the house complete, maybe set aside a few days to work through everything but I suppose thats easier said than done eh :/ hope you start to find it easier xxx

  14. Gem you look bloody amazing here! xx

  15. thanks Leanne(stundon) :)

    More plaster has gone up on the walls now ladies yaaay!

  16. oo you looked fabulous bb! I need a leopard print scarf in my life.

    Fingers crossed your house is ready (or at least the kitchen!) by Christmas x


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