Posts filed under ‘Fashion’

Birthday Wish List

1) Macarons from Macarons & More

Macarons & More

2) Square Toe Black Patent Leather Pumps by French Sole

French Sole

3) Silk and Lace Top by The Kooples

The Kooples

4) Ankle High Knitted Collar Boots from the Limited Collection at M&S


  5) Pearl Earrings from

Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co

6) Silk Lace Panel Blouse by Raoul (via Flannels Fashion)

Flannels Fashion



October 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm 2 comments

Giving a new life to my Mother’s past

Lately, as I’ve been flicking through magazines, and clicking on various fashion & style websites, I have noticed that when it comes to handbags this season, one specific trend is being pushed forward. That trend is of the ‘mini-bag’, the style itself has been on the scene for quite a while, and a few it-bags have had successful mini versions too. So what’s new about them then I hear you ask – well basically they’re being pushed forward as day bags. The idea is that you ditch the oversize, stop carrying around the kitchen sink, and instead only carry your essentials, these being your phone/wallet/keys & lipstick. Naturally.

Well this trend got me thinking, and reminded me of one of the items my Mother gave to me last year. My Mother has a fantastic eye for personal style, and was indeed incredibly stylish in her youth (as she still is now, I should add!), and over the years I have made things disappear from her wardrobe into mine. To some extent I like to think of these things as vintage.

This unknown tan leather purse is about 40 or so years old. Unfortunately my Mother doesn’t remember where she bought it, and although it hasn’t been used to death, it was loved very much by her and now myself.

Personally, its not something I use everyday as I tend to carry alot with me, but on days where I don’t need the kitchen sink, it makes a nice change to use something that has a little history and emotion behind it.


September 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

In need of a new winter coat!

Considering the weather is taking a turn, and as the afternoon’s are beginning to feel more like evening’s, I am starting to think about my autumn wardrobe. Now I am yet to rearrange my wardrobe, but what I do know is that I am in need of a new winter coat! Off the top of my head I think I have around three heavy winter only coats, these are – a long black tailored coat from Zara, a black cape style short coat from Luella, and a fitted yet bat-winged/cape arms style wool coat from Ted Baker.

I have had the Zara coat for about four years now, but it really needs to be replaced! Im in search of something quite fitted and tailored, obviously in black, that can be worn for work to the office as well as generally when the weather decides to be angry.

So far these are the contenders…..

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Wool Blend Coat (via The Outnet) – I love how the only detail on this coat is the placement of the buttons, as well as how it nips in at the waist and has pleats to create that swishy effect.

All Saints Tepo Coat (via All Saints) – The interesting wrap around collar, and the asymmetric style…not something you see everywhere.

McQ Women (via Yoox) – Epaulet sleeves, the hook and bar detailing around the collar and neckline, and of course its a McQueen.

Marc by Marc Jacobs (via Yoox) – A coat with a slight touch of traditional old charm with the double-breasted closure and faux fur around the collar, a classic.

Which one to go for is the question…..


September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm 2 comments

Perfect Monday Reading

I have finally got around to buying the current UK edition of Vogue, which has the lovely Adele gracing the cover. For some reason I always make sure I get a copy of Vogue in the winter months. I don’t know if that’s down to preferring my autumn wardrobe to my summer wardrobe, or because the winter issues seem to have more content, or simply because it’s my birthday in October (if anyone knows where I can get a copy of UK Vogue October 1984 ahem, please do let me know!)

Anyways, its a good issue based on the cover stories – autumn’s essentials, Jane Birkin, Azzedine Alaia, focus on the English Woman now…what else do you need? Oh yes a cup of green tea.


September 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment


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