Saturday, 31 August 2013

HoF Fashion Getaways

Hey Peeps!

How are you all today? Been up to anything exciting? As I'm not even half way through my year shopping ban (please remind me again why I thought this was a good idea?) I have been indulging in a little fantasy shopping! The rather lovely House of Fraser are running a competition to win a £200 shopping spree (I would totally be allowed to go shopping if I won!) and all you have to do is put together an outfit, a room or a beauty look inspired by one of these iconic fashion capitals.....

London - Paris - Milan - New York - Tokyo
                                                                       
......so without further ado here is what I came up with!

Dress: I love the Religion Obscenity dress for many reasons; the colour and pattern, errr hello it's a maxi (got to love a good maxi......great for swishing about in) and the floatiness (this also helps with the swishing about). 

Necklace: This Phase Eight Hamilton necklace is gorgeous; red, shiny and chunky whats not to love?

Jacket: I've been after a denim jacket with a difference for ages and this one really fits the bill, I love that it's cropped and the stud detail gives it a little edge.

Ring: Shiny......excites! Sorry that's the magpie in me....this Dyrberg Kern ring caught my attention as I was scrolling through the vast number of choices HoF have on offer (soooooo much choice) chunky yet elegant....perfect.

Earrings: Again the magpie in me chose these ...... got to have a bit of bling and these Aurora Flash earrings certainly deliver.

Belt: If you know me at all you'll know about my obsession with waist cinching belts and this Jaeger red lovely is perfect for this look.

Bracelet: I've always loved the Pandora charm bracelets, I like the idea of being able to get yourself a charm to remind you of an occasion or trip and the charms also make great pressies for those difficult to buy for peeps such as myself (or at least that's what I'm told!) and they look good naked (oooo er misses) too.

Trainers: I recently spotted Teeny Welsh Bunny wearing these and instantly fell in lust! I'm not usually a trainers kinda gal but as these have a wedge and spikes I don't think they class as "standard" trainers by any stretch of the imagination! 

Bag: Last but not least is this lovely slouchy bag by Juno which I immediately added to my outfit as soon as I saw it. I have a love for large slouchy hobo bags that you can carry your life around in although my shoulder wishes I loved teeny tiny clutches! 

So there you have it ...... now........ can you guess which fashion capital I had in mind? Honestly I would probably wear this to any of the amazing cities mentioned and feel fab but I promise I did have one in particular in mind when I put it all together!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Perfection?

Hey Peeps!

It's been a while hey? How are you all? Are you still there more to the point!

I've been meaning trying to write this post for a long time now and for one reason or another it's never been quite right so I've been putting it off and then suddenly it's been two and half months! Ooops...... I'm definitely one of life's procrastinators, there is always some reason to wait to do something; circumstances need to be just right or I don't have exactly the right thing (equipment/paper/fabric/photo etc etc) or there is something else that needs to be done first.....this list could go on but you get the idea. There usually is an ideal time to be doing certain things and of course sometimes you do need to have exactly the right thing to get the job done but more often than not there are ways and means of accomplishing the goal regardless of these things (or lack of them) and that is the lesson I am trying to teach myself. As John Lennon once said.....
......and how right he is. Life is rarely going to align into the perfect set of circumstances so I have to learn to just crack on and get the things I want done done!

One of the "things" that has been on my mind and distracting me recently has been The Fella or the lack of him would be more correct. Despite my bravado and it being my decision to end things that last break up really did knock me for six (cricket term there, anyone watching The Ashes?) and I retreated into my shell to lick my proverbial wounds in private. I finally started feeling like me again a few weeks back which has been really rather pleasant.....so I'm back, aren't you pleased!

I have lot's of exciting things to tell you about but the most exciting has to be the new addition to the family (if you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen her)......

......this is Chiana or Chi my Russian Blue / Nebelung cross kitten. Isn't she adorable and doesn't she look like my logo!? I've had her for six weeks now and she is such a little character already, she will sit on command, walks on a lead (she's an indoor London kitty so only gets to see the great outdoors whilst on the lead.......yes I am already 26% crazy cat lady assimilated), loves shoes and is an amazing spider catcher.......we are purrrrrfect (sorry I couldn't resist) for each other!