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8 April 2011

Womens Shoes from Carvela - Archer Nude Courts Classic

Fridays are the new Saturdays, when it comes to hitting the shops as far as i'm concerned!

There's half the amount of people (except for when the clock chimes one and all the workers come out of their offices and storm the city centre) and therefore, there's double the amount of space in all the shops and you don't have to put up with getting pushed and pulled around the rails.

It must have been the combination of warm weather and sparse streets because I bought more than I had intended! Some of the goodies I purchased were:

  • A pair of Carvela peep-toe heels - perfect with pretty much any summer dress or floaty skirt. The nude colour elongates the leg (which is great news for me, since I desperately wish I was a couple of inches longer in the leg) even though the heels are only a couple of inches high.
  • A pair of Reiss slip-on heels and some of their flat sandals. The chain detailing around the ankle on the flat sandals was what sold them for me. It adds a bit of 'chunk' to an otherwise delicate sandal.
  • A Vivienne Westwood tee. I love how the Queen of British fashion has once again managed to transform the most staple of all staple garments, the basic round-neck tee, into a cool and quirky item, but still 100% wearable. 

    Much love,

DKNY's big day out!

Remember the gorgeous DKNY dress I told you about last month? The one that I was keeping in my wardrobe until the British weather gave me a warm, sunny day to wear it on? Well today is that day!

I bronzed my legs, slipped on some nude sling-back heels, a pretty gold necklace and popped on my Chanel sunnies. I felt a million dollars!

The dress has a wonderful way of making you feel super-feminine and sexy. The sunshine made the peacock-coloured motifs shimmer and glisten and the light breeze that was caressing the Bristol harbourside made the layered asymmetric skirt billow and float.

I couldn't resist taking a trip into Harvey Nic's (where I bought the dress from last month) to collect compliments - and my goodness, they were free-flowing! I also managed to 'collect' a lush Vivienne Westwood tee...

This dress was worth every penny of it's big price tag. No regrets here!

Much love,

31 March 2011

Latest Fashion feature

Another fashion feature published, this time aimed towards men only!

Take a look and let me know what you think...

Much love,

27 March 2011

Fashion LUST

The dresses I've been swooning over this week...
Erdem. Embroidered Lace crepe dress. £4,200.
The ultimate in femininity
Anna Sui 
Anna Sui. Embellished silk-chiffon mini dress. £495.
LBD with a hint of party sparkle
Bassike. One-shoulder stretch organic cotton T-shirt dress. £145
Everyday chic

Matthew Williamson 
Matthew Williamson. Printed Parachute silk dress. £895.
Stand out in the crowd

Much love,

25 March 2011

Fashion & Fizz: The Photos

Check out the handful of shots I took while at the Bath Fashion Show on Thursday night. The images aren't great quality - I had to take them on my phone as my camera chose that evening to give up the ghost!

The venue was beautiful, really atmospheric and ideal for a warm spring evening.

 Much love,

23 March 2011

Gifts galore!

My birthday is fast approaching - but what to ask for?

Everyone in my life tells me I'm a nightmare to buy for, and in some respects I see their point. I am terribly choosy, and just because I cooed over one pink blouse, doesn't mean that I'll like them all, but I always provide a comprehensive buying guide for friends and family! (aka My Birthday List). Another problem is my expensive taste - I feel guilty asking for designer goodies, but buying me something that's not on the list is just a complete waste of their hard-earned money. The third issue is that if I see something I want, I buy it. So there isn't an awful lot (apart from a BMW Z4, Dachshund and a huge diamond ring on a certain finger) left out there that I want, which I haven't already bought!

All this said, I've still compiled the annual compulsory buying list:

  1. Sam Edelman. Lorissa Embellished Studded peeptoe shoe. £180.
  2. Emporio Armani ladies' white ceramic chronograph - Product number 8525307
    Emporio Armani. White Ceramic Chronograph. £499.
  3. Charlotte Olympia 
    Charlotte Olympia. Pandora Plexiglas clutch. £395
  4. Image 1 of Sass & Bide Never Forget Asymmetric Print Dress
    Sass & Bide. Never Forget Asymmetric Print dress. £275. 
  5. Smythson 
    Smythson. Dreams and Thoughts leather notebook. £240.
Much love,

20 March 2011

Subtle Shimmer

I fell in love with this unusual, lightweight cardi at first sight!

The tie-waist gives you the option - cinch yourself in if you're wearing over a LBD to a party, or let it hang open for a more casual day look. It's a great piece because it drips with sophistication, even just worn over a basic tee. You'll be batting back compliments with the classic line, "Oh, I just threw this on!"
The sequins and beads around the hem add to the understated chic, so much so that I would comfortably wear this cardi without any jewellery. 

I bought this for £169 from House of Fraser. It's part of DAY Birger et Mikkelsen's S/S11 collection.

Much love,