Monday, 29 April 2013

Catch up

Argh! Time has been flying and blog-posting has been escaping me. Here's a little photo diary from the past couple of weeks.

{swimwear shopping from Boden - great quality and love the little drawstring bag it comes in}

{checked out & Other Stories - I'm a fan}

{met Little Legs at Dean St. Townhouse}

{rescued my initial from the skip at work, now on display behind my desk}

{I am loving this clock at our new offices, would look nice in my living room...}

{discovered Alphabet Bags and am a fan of their canvas initial pouches}

{flea market vintage fabric}

Monday, 22 April 2013

Five gold rings

I've been looking for a fairly chunky ring, something between bold and knuckle-duster, to wear on my ring finger on my right hand. I've been searching for some time, and have now come up with the short list below.

Which one shall I go for? The purse-friendly Cos ring or the budget-stretching Monica Vinader?

Top row, left to right
Metal tube ring, £10 Cos; Made Ritimbo ring, £25 Whistles.

Monica Vinader gold plated vermeil lapis lazuli siren side band, £140 Liberty.

Bottom row, left to right
Etrusca multi band 18ct gold plated bronze ring, £50 John Lewis; Labradorite 'Garden' cocktail ring, £160 EC One.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Spring at Topshop

This seems to becoming a regular thing now - my seasonal selection of Topshop items which catch my eye, and also are (for the most part) man-made fibre free. Topshop's jewellery, make-up, Boutique and Unique collections are producing some really good stuff at the moment. Here are my top picks.

Top row, left to right
Knitted tribal jacquard sweat, £42; Double layer biker jacket by Unique, £220; Lime piano key necklace, £35; Vintage silk cami, £32; Silk jumpsuit by Boutique, £80; Silk check open back dress by Boutique, £150.

Middle row, left to right
Tall flecked midi dress, £29; MOTO Chiffon denim dress, £42; Washed Gladstone holdall, £80; Nail polish in Collegiate, £5; Silk tie dye kaftan top by Boutique, £75; Green double pleat calf skirt, £48.

Bottom row, left to right
Moon perforated slippers, £30; Premium stone thread collar, £45; Kap metallic tie cap point shoes, £52; Black knee length pleat skirt, £45; Gwenda pointed courts, £58.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Rita returns

Long-term readers may remember this post I did on Rita Konig a while back now. So imagine my delight when I noticed The Selby has just posted this tour of Rita's latest Manhattan apartment. I"ve selected some photo highlights below but click here for the full tour - all aboard!

{picture & books personalise the kitchen}

{country-feel bedroom}

{great vintage poster}

{organised toiletries on a perspex tray}

{monochrome sofa with flashes of pink and red}

{crystal wall light against vintage-style wallpaper}
All photos taken from The Selby.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Still sweating

You may remember my last posts on sweatshirts. I'm still not over them, and the good news is that neither is anyone else. Here are some ideas to keep you going until summer.
{grey sweatshirt + camel + leopard print}

{sweatshirt  + prom skirt}

{asymmetric sweatshirt}

{sweatshirt + sunnies}

{green sweatshirt + pencil skirt}

{yellow sweatshirt + denim}

{sweatshirt + topknot}

{sweatshirt + shirt dress}

Top row, left to right
Sweatshirt with embroidered sleeves, £35.99 Zara; Crystal embellished sweatshirt, £29.99 Mango; Speckled jersey top, £45 Cos; Loopback cotton sweatshirt, £45 Jigsaw; Denim sweatshirt, £75 Whistles.

Middle row, left to right
Grey embellished shoulder sweatshirt, £35 River Island; Yellow short-sleeved sweatshirt, £43 Petit Bateau; Combination sweater with lace, £29.99 Zara; Embellished sweatshirt, £29.99 H&M; Paris print sweatshirt, £28 River Island.

Botton row, left to right
Flowers sweatshirt, £39.99 Zara; Stripe sweatshirt, £15 Oasis; Flamingo sweatshirt, £29.99 H&M; Textured snake sweatshirt by Boutique, £80 Topshop (or similar here from Zara); Metallic cotton sweatshirt, £34.99 Mango.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Viva la Vivier!

I fell for this bag a couple of years ago by Clare Vivier just in time for my third wedding anniversary, which just so happens to be Leather.

{grey patent leather Clare Vivier tote}

Popeye was away with work for our anniversary, and so I think by way of recompense I was extra spoilt when this bag turned up at work from him one day in a beautifully packaged box.

{Clare Vivier at work}

I have ogling many of her designs since, especially since finding out they have a monogram service, and whilst I totally agree they are an investment purchase, I haven't yet summoned up the courage for a big splurge.

{yellow back from current & Other Stories collection}

So, whilst I was eagerly anticipating the launch of the new venture from the H&M group, & Other Stories, I got wind of the fact that they had collaborated with Clare Vivier on a lower priced range which would be available when the shop launched - SQUEAK! And hasn't she done well - check out some of these little wonders below.

Top row, left to right
Fold-over clutch, £55 & Other Stories; Clutch, £45 & Other Stories; Neon pink clutch, £55 & Other Stories

Tote, £145 & Other Stories

Bottom row, left to right
Clutch, £45 & Other Stories; Mini clutch, £29 & Other Stories; Wallet, £19 & Other Stories