26 January 2011

Russell & Bromley

I'm just about to spend £145 on a pair of shoes. Yep, more than I've ever spent on shoes ever before. But I've weighed up the pros and cons and when it comes to the crunch, I honestly think I deserve these shoes. They're practical, comfortable and classic. I've already planned several outfits around them. Plus its the end of January and I'm feeling pretty darn shitty.

I remember these Russell & Bromley shoes my Godmother bought me when I was about eight years old. I adored them. They were flat Mary-Jane's; purple, patent with a little tartan bow on the front. It was the early 1990s OK?! They were cool. Hip. I would've been the envy of my friends accept I only wore them on special occasions and grew out of them before I got time to show them off more than once or twice... shame. I wonder where they are now.

Anyway, I am pretty excited about payday this Friday. I'll post up a photo when I get them. Woo!

24 January 2011

Is it STILL January? FFS..

I am currently obsessed with two things; firstly, shirts, buttoned up to the top. I got this shirt last week. Its actually sleeveless so a bit too chilly for winter. Topshop do loads in all different colours and I can't decide which one to get next..

..possibly it may be the one which is my second obsession at the moment; bright orangey red, the colour my friend Holly likes to call 'KILLER TOMATO' The second picture is of my latest purchase from Jaeger (I had a press voucher, its way too pricey for me really). Killer Tomato is getting me through winter and the boring camel colour the high street is still obsessed with. When are they gonna cotton on to the fact no one looks good in beige. yep BEIGE. Doesn't sound so sartorial now does it?!

Left picture:
Shirt - Topshop
Jeans H&M (dyed black, years old)
Sheepskin - charity shop
bag - vintage

Right picture:
Cardi - Jaeger
Pendant - vintage fair
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - H&M

I went out wearing heels for the first time in at least 5 years on Saturday (the H&M ones pictured) and my feet didn't hurt. I felt well tall!

Cheerio xx

17 January 2011

Celine Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Buttoned-up shirts, cigarette pants, ankle socks and short skirts. Sharp.

16 January 2011

My new toy.

My BIG package arrived this week- a Brother XL2620 Special Edition no less!

Very exciting. Eventually my aim is to design and create my own clothes but for now I am simply adjusting things so they fit me perfectly. Finding clothes which fit is hard if you are buying from high street stores, vintage or charity shops- cheap clothes are usually a rubbish cut. A little tweak here and there goes a long way.

One of my favourite things about the blogs I read are the outfit posts but the thought of posing in front of a camera every day and posting it on here makes me want to laugh. For a start I don't always wear an outfit decent enough to warrant a photo! So, as a compromise I will try to post a few real life pics instead.. Here are a few from Saturday night at my brother's house party (note the glamorous bathroom location!)

Red dress, H&M (adjusted to fit me perfectly)
Scarf and earrings, Vintage.

So that's my first dorky outfit post. Perhaps I'll become less awkward in front of the camera with practise... I hope so cos my other NY resolution is to take more photos.

I had a brilliant weekend and my Sunday blues aren't overwhelming.
Have a good week x

9 January 2011


So I'm obviously really late with this resolution malarkey but last night I realised I wanna give my blog another go. I think the key is to get into a routine. I am too busy during the week dressing the Loose Women to blog but I usually catch up with my favourite blogs at the weekend.

I am going to dedicate Sunday mornings to blogging from now on. One entry a week- how hard can it be? And, I've asked my beautiful sister Ted give me a shake if I don't do it.. so its all your fault if I fail Teddington ;)

So that's my promise to myself. However big or small I will post something at least once a week throughout 2011.