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Mint and chocolate are such a Christmassy combination and these truffles would be a great present!
Check out the recipe from Amandeleine »

We love this idea for making an advent calendar pillow. Just be sure not to sit on it and melt all of your chocolates!

Check out the how-to from Infarrantly Creative »

Outfit details:

  • Dress: Primark. I customised it by cutting off the sleeves and studding the collar. (See below)
  • Hat: Vintage.
  • Boots: Vintage.
  • Bag: Vintage. 

DIY Studded Fashion Collar

Recreate the look with Caroline's DIY Studded Fashion Collar tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Bold and bright! I think fashion should be fun; I think my style reflects my playful side and love of colour.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Oh thats too hard aha!! I think my vintage clothes and handbags have a special place in my heart but this month my favourite item is actually a faux fur coat that I bought in liverpool a few years ago.

Who are your style icons?

I love retro glamour so monroe and hepburn are classic icons for me! my modern inspiration comes from ecclectic dressers like alexa chung, diane kruger and lana del rey.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Lots, phillip lim, chanel, isabel marant, balenciaga to name a few but I love high street collaboration like the topshop collections from louise grey and jw anderson as well. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I'm a high street girl so urban outfitters, asos, topshop, and independent vintage shops are my go-to places.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I tend to customise outfits more as it's quicker! 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

I tend to take out old clothes packed away a few times a year, you'd be surprised what items you have forgotten about that can be cut into something new or that have come back into style. taking the arms off an old shirt or ajdusting an dress to a new length can give it a whole new look. I also love to mix prints and colours; layering jumpers over floaty summer dresses gives an ecclectic feel and I love to accessories with lots of textured bangles.


Check out Caroline's blog at burkatron »

 This cake looks incredible - what an amazing centrepiece.

Check out the how-to from Bubble and Sweet »

We've been busy setting up the Christmas tree at CO+K HQ and have made a wishlist of new decorations to make. Here are our top five:

1. Beautiful Paper Snowflake

We love Carotte & Lychee's paper snowflake. These would look great on the tree, hung from the ceiling or taped to the windows. Check out tutorial here.

2. Plastic Bottle Icicles

These look amazing and it's hard to believe they're made from plastic bottles. These would also look great hung in your window. Check out the how-to here.

3. Sequin Balls

These sequinned baubles are so glitzy and would be perfect on a glamourous tree. Check out the how-to here.

4. Coffee Cardboard Recycled Wreath

 

This cardboard wreath looks modern and arty, while recycling your old coffee sleeves. Good for the environment and your Christmas. Check out the tutorial here.

5. Mini Crochet Snowman

These snowmen are so adorable and d'ya want to know the best thing? They won't melt and leave your friendless. Check out the crochet pattern here.

Which decorations will you be making?

Print your own wrapping paper in seconds with a rolling pin!

Check out the how-to from How Does She... »

Mmm, we'd like to warm up with a spiked mocha right now.
Check out the recipe from The Flair Exchange »

Craft Finds »

 

Socks are always the boring present at Christmas but these shark socks are awesome!

Check out the pattern from The Tsarina Tsays »

Yum, we don't know what this is but we want to eat it!
Check out the recipe from Picky Palate »

Need a new stocking or quick bigger upgrade, here's a super snappy tutorial to make one before Santa notices.

Check out the how-to from full of fluff »


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