Monday, 21 February 2011

seasonal wardrobe disorder

I am confused; the fashion fan inside of me is dying to embrace the upcoming Spring/Summer trends while the sensible old lady persona wants to wear thermals and fake fur all the time. Why can't winter just end already so I can wear the short shorts and pale denim that is currently all over the high street. The thing is although I do enjoy the pale pastel tones that the S/S season brings it is impossible to look chic when wearing a flimsy flowered cotton dress in a freak March snow storm. The one thing I really crave is to wear a nice pump without the current fear of frostbitten toes, is that too much to ask? I am beginning to find myself struggling to come up with good 'transitional' looks, does adding a black opaque tight to a light coloured dress suffice? If I abuse the bronzer will my summery glow update my winter woolies? I NEED HELP.
Possibly the cutest shorts I have ever seen. I really want them. TOPSHOP

White AMERICAN APPAREL fringed dress with black tights, although it looks a little like a nightdress in this photo.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Knitted Heart Skirt, £30, ASOS

Straw Heart Bag, £38, URBAN OUTFITTERS

A few photos from London, as promised.

Dancing at Proud Galleries, experimenting with Gypsy inspired neon, gratuitous tube shot, PANCAKES

Monday, 7 February 2011

wall flower.

I have decided to do up my room as I need something other than Facebook and 90210 to occupy my time and as it has been the same for years I feel like it's time for a change. I went into John Lewis yesterday to have a look at wallpaper for my 'feature wall' (I'm so down with my decorator chat) and imagine my delight when I found AMAZING Sanderson wallpaper reduced to clear. I had already admired it online where it was still priced at £42 a roll so to find it marked down to £19 a roll seemed like fate and a total bargain as the dithery old sales assistant pointed out. I am going to take before and after shots of the room and keep you updated on my progress as I am attempting the painting myself. However, I do not trust myself with the wallpaper especially as I keep insisting on calling it wrapping paper. Don't quite think sellotape would do the job in this case. Redecorating also meant a trip to Ikea, where the tiny pens make you feel like a giant and you come away with something random that you don't really need (in my case an orchid and some straws). I have heard mixed reviews about the infamous Ikea meatballs so I decided to give them a miss and opted instead for a slice of pizza the size of my face at Costco next door, if you have never been to Costco before, shame on you, it's wonderful.

A glimpse of things to come