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SPRING HOME MAKEOVER WITH LAURA ASHLEY

SPRING HOME MAKEOVER WITH LAURA ASHLEY

Happy Friday to you, the weekend is almost upon us and I have been enjoying our home and garden under rays of glorious sunshine these past few days. With some favourite items from the new Laura Ashley Spring collection, I have filled my home and garden with fresh florals and created a shaded reading spot under […]


BODEN SPRING AND SUMMER PATTERN FRENZY

BODEN SPRING AND SUMMER PATTERN FRENZY

The gardens in my neighbourhood are all slowly coming alive – Crocuses Tulips, Daffodils and Irises are all about to bloom, so I am going to try and add some of that colour magic via Boden into my wardrobe this year. I know I have harping on about neutrals and grey forever, but I have […]


VINTAGE FEET – CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

VINTAGE FEET – CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

For a long time now I have been wearing the same shoes, I had a purge when we built our walk in wardrobe and am left with my battered old boots – worn everyday – a pair of Toms, I am yet to wear in – who knew canvas could be so blister inducing – […]


SPRING RTW – DETAILS I LOVE – AND FLOWERS

SPRING RTW - DETAILS I LOVE - AND FLOWERS

Friday already, and a week from my last post, so sorry, I have been doing hands on things instead of internet things. But today the sun is out in full effect and I think I will take a bus ride and buy some fresh flowers for my bedside table. Along with floral dreaming I have […]


DRAMA QUEENS, CONFESSIONS AND CLOTHES

DRAMA QUEENS, CONFESSIONS AND CLOTHES

My confession to a recent obsession. It started last year – having never seen Gossip Girl it on scheduled TV (we don’t have a television anymore), it was a chilly day, I had the flu and was tucked up on the sofa with the cats and my laptop, desperately looking for something to take my mind […]


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM DAZZLE ME

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM DAZZLE ME

This midweeks four items shared from my curated Etsy pages are from my Dazzle Me collection. Pretty things for everyday to hide in your jewellery box. Quartz oxidized silver earrings with Herkimer diamond – Bepart Studio, Waiting for Spring Pendant - Firuzan Göker, Gemstone Wrist Wraps – Luxe Divine and Prong-Set Rose Cut Natural Diamond Ring – Lex Luxe.


TONED & TANNED – CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

TONED & TANNED – CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

My capsule wardrobe basics quest has picked up again this week with another old faithful, the best Tan Handbag. I have been obsessing so much about interiors and decorating since we moved here that my wardrobe has gone to seed! My daily uniform of paint splashed leggings and oversized T-shirt has become very uninspiring indeed. […]


GREYSCALE – MY CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

GREYSCALE - MY CAPSULE WARDROBE BASICS

A fruitless shopping trip turned into a wardrobe epiphany this week when I was out and about in Central London with my friend Judith, although she may have been at the end of her tether and exhausted by my quest to find a winter coat, I had a break through. I left without a coat […]


TIDYING UP MY LOOK WITH HOBBS WORKWEAR

TIDYING UP MY LOOK WITH HOBBS WORKWEAR

Ever since I started working from home, I have become a self confessed lazy dresser. Today in my oversized sweat shirt and shorts, I am hoping to inspire anyone else in this kind of slump to get smart with some lovely ladies workwear looks I have found over at Hobbs. Even if my office is just […]


LATE NIGHT SPREE – BLACK & WHITE

LATE NIGHT SPREE - BLACK & WHITE

I have been remembering the good old days this evening, when I had money to burn, on clothes, fun, booze and cigarettes, (I no longer smoke – yay – or can afford to drink!) Late night shopping sprees, trying on clothes until 10pm and trotting home with all the shoes I could carry. These days […]


PRETTY AS A PICTURE

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

If budget were no object or I needed a head turning coat or two, more than a new bathroom suite then these blossom covered beauties would be coming home with me next Spring. Dolce and Gabbana RTW SS2014. All images Vogue.com


BURBERRY PRORSUM SPRING RTW 2014

BURBERRY PRORSUM SPRING RTW 2014

Something pretty and pastel this afternoon, with the memory of Summer ice creams still in my mind or a new season of decorating iced biscuits ahead. The catwalk of the latest Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 RTW collection was a fast moving train of perfectly edible candy coloured sugary sweetness and just the right amount of sparkle. With a […]


STAYING DRY AND TOASTY THIS AUTUMN WITH JOULES

STAYING DRY AND TOASTY THIS AUTUMN WITH JOULES

So, here I sit writing this post with chilled hands and nose, half under a blanket with a cat under too, curled by my knees purring, Autumn has finally blown in, stripping the apples of our tree and turning our home into an igloo. I have been meaning to buy a weather proof coat ever […]


CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

Happy midweek lovelies, last year the Summer never was and winter arrived abruptly in August with a storm that stripped the trees and ended at the beginning of this June, I think there was a Spring but it happened in the blink of an eye. This years glorious Summer has filled me with hope. When Mother […]


AUTUMN PRINT PATTERN AND TEXTURES

AUTUMN PRINT PATTERN AND TEXTURES

Autumn print pattern and textures with the new Toast Collection, outfits for cooler days and evenings in Rich Fall colours and layers. For leaf kicking and pine cone collecting, wine drinking and hot chocolate hugging. Elmira Necklace, Alberton Top, Josie Sweater, Jacquard Diamond Socks, Aran Cardigan, Hali Skirt, Boy Jean, Lahariya Scarf, Erin Hobo Bag, East […]


SEPTEMBER – THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

SEPTEMBER - THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

Cosy colours and light layers mixed with thick sweaters, satin dresses with checked over coats. Collecting favourite comfort recipes and noting them down. Gathering logs together to keep the winter fire burning. Trying out a new homemade beauty regime to save Autumn skin. Making the most of chillier and rainy days indoors with my four […]


THREE SIMPLE LOOKS – KAREN WALKER RESORT 2014

THREE SIMPLE LOOKS - KAREN WALKER RESORT 2014

One smart, one work, one day off. Love these three simple looks from the Karen Walker Resort 2014 Collection. All images Style.com


SPRING AND SUMMER PRETTIEST LINGERIE ROUND UP

SPRING AND SUMMER PRETTIEST LINGERIE ROUND UP

Hey it’s me again! Still haven’t found the shelf. With all my colour explosion painting and decorating plans on hold and the sky looking too precarious to venture to the local farm shop, I stayed indoors and had a riot putting together a Spring/Summer lingerie round up especially for you. Surely everyone loves pretty underwear […]


ALL MONDAYS NEED SOMETHING FRILLY

ALL MONDAYS NEED SOMETHING FRILLY

And this Monday’s ruffles come from the Alexis Mabille Spring Summer 2013 Couture Show. Strawberry, lemon, Peaches and cream. A taste of Summer in anticipation of it’s arrival. All images Style.com


BEAUTIFUL SOUL LONDON AW13 COLLECTION

BEAUTIFUL SOUL LONDON AW13 COLLECTION

Hey! I know it’s late but I’m excited to share with you today some pictures and a lovely film, sent to me by Nicola for the “I ♥ LADYBIRDS” AW13 Collection from Beautiful Soul London. Featuring delicate bouquets of blue hydrangeas printed on a pale lilac, peach or a bold black background, with teeny ladybirds […]


LOUIS VUITTON RTW FW 2013

LOUIS VUITTON RTW FW 2013

Not keen on the sketchy wigs and maroon lips, but I adore everything else in the Louis Vuitton rtw fw 2013 collection. I can safely say I love every outfit. The silk slips, devore gowns, lace hems, marabou feather bags, tweed and sparkle, 30′s and 40′s dishevelled glamour and erm, amazing thighs. The whole thing […]


ALL MY COLOURS

ALL MY COLOURS

Spring appears to be so out of reach with all this cold weather, so I find myself fast forwarding past Spring and Summer and peeking at the Fall collections over at Vogue for wardrobe inspiration. Gold, Ochre, Blush, mouse brown and the palest mint green. Studded here, there and sometimes everywhere with Swarovski crystals and […]


DOLCE & GABBANA ALTA MODA S/S 2013

DOLCE & GABBANA ALTA MODA S/S 2013

The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Spring Summer 2013 collection is a combination of all my favourite things whisked together in a fashion dream come true. Sheer, be-jewelled, lace, 1060′s, severe partings and bee hives, embroidery, and in beautiful tones of peach, nude, cream and gold. Even the catwalk’s marble sheen is glistening with crystal […]


TEA AND TOAST

TEA AND TOAST

Hot tea in the morning with a side of Toast’s pale and delicate February 2013 collection. All images Toast.