28 September 2008
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25 September 2008
With the remaining money, I decided to treat myself to this Celia Birtwell for Topshop silk wrap top, which I'm hoping to pair with my See by Chloe high waisted light coloured flared jeans. A new purchase for spring/summer 09!!
So, I'm all spent out on my financial windfall, but I'm very pleased as to where the money's gone!
23 September 2008
Catching up on on your lovely blogs and continuing- sort of -the theme from Saturday, I've been overwhelmed with such inspiration from everybody, its just whirring round in my brain!!
Sal from Already Pretty and Always In Style are tempting me with delicious Frye boots, Fashion Chalet with her gorgeous Minnetonkas, Skye and her vintage Levi's, Silje and her sequins and shades of grey.......ohh, I'll be skint in no time at all!!
So, I shall follow dear Kate from Make Do and Mends advice from her excellent post earlier, of making do with whats already in my wardrobe and even snatching a few of Christophers (my son, not hubby!) stuff, he is now the same waist size jeans as me and his jumpers from last winter are lovely too! Don't worry, I won't leave him with nothing, LOL!
I do have some great pieces-mainly thrifted too- that I'm looking forward to bringing out again, such as my Sonia Rykiel multi colour jumper, my Marks & Spencer grey cashmere cardigan, jeans, my grey suede heeled boots, my French Connection brown leather and suede heeled slouch boots, my faux fur leopard vintage coat and my black sequin waistcoat, which I will wear over a wool jumper and jeans to dress it down!!
What fabulous pieces will you be pulling out of the wardrobe this winter-go on, have a delve, I'm sure there are some unforgotton treasures lurking-I'm looking forward to seeing Kate in her sequin cape!!
21 September 2008
20 September 2008
Well, this week I've been inspired by quite a few fashionable things-Ossie Clark (thanks WendyB), Celia Birtwell (thanks Topshop), black studded belts and tan leather boots (thanks Silje) and after my trip to the charity shop earlier, Mickey Mouse t shirts (thanks Skye).
Well, like a little girl who wants to wear all her favourite things all at once, here is todays outfit, inspired my eclectic mix of some of the above!!
Celia Birtwell for Topshop blouse (worn as a jacket) £5 Ebay, Uniqlo leggings £7, Steve Madden leather studded belt £3, Faith tan leather boots 50p Boot Sale.
Today is for chilling out and relaxing and eating and drinking!!
I only went to the charity shop earlier to give them the bag I'd prepared in the week and as the St Francis Hospice had all clothes for £1, I got an authentic DisneyWorld Mickey Mouse t shirt as Skye so rocked in hers, Levi's jeans for Christopher and white shorts for Christopher for school PE.
Then we did a food shop, which was nice as it was a 'goodies' one, lots of nice snacky bits and a touch of alcohol too, to make Saturday evening pass by very nicely, thank you!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!
Vintage leopard print shawl, £10
70s electric blue maxi dress, £30
vintage halter neck hand made dress, £5
50s M&S kitsch apron, £8
Bessi silk scarf, £40
18 September 2008
A red sweatshirt style one and a grey velour shrunken style for a total of £6.48!! Nice and cosy for autumn!!
Afterwards, I took a look in one of the cheap and cheerful clothes shops in the High Road, one that I very rarely go in. I only found a new black leather Steve Madden studded belt for only £3!! I was very pleased, as this was more the sort of thing I was looking for! I will post pictures soon.
These were the Ins. When I got home, I did yet another declutter for the charity shop of 2 tops, 2 dresses and 2 pairs of shoes. These will be Out tomorrow!
I now have my drawers and wardrobes as I want them-my winter knits are in 3 drawers, a winter dress drawer, a summer drawer, a vintage drawer, 1 wardrobe has my coats and jackets and my other wardrobe has my 'designer collection' items, jeans, tops, belts and bags!! I love to be organised and have things 'just so'!!
17 September 2008
1. Gold hoop earrings
3. A vintage Ossie Clark dress (say no more!!!)
8. A leather jacket-cropped and fitted at the waist.
14. A string of real pearls or real pearl earrings
31. A decent pair of wellington boots (a must for UK girlies!)
35. A silk square
38. A grey hoodie
43. Something from Chanel-ANYTHING AT ALL!
48. A tea dress
To check out the complete list, click on my title to go directly to the Sunday Times website!!
16 September 2008
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13 September 2008
11 September 2008
I was very surprised to read that Bracher Emden is quite a luxury brand, chosen by celebrities including Eva Longoria Parker and Beyonce as handbags of choice. They are also all handmade and custom made, to add to their uniqueness:
Well, I thought I'd share the most important piece of information with you all-it was only £3 from the Salvation Army charity shop-wowser, bargain of the century, me thinks!!!
10 September 2008
7 September 2008
Please, please click on my title link as she is currently auctioning a Diana Necklace, with proceeds going to the Stephanie Nielson Fund. Stephanie and her husband were terribly injured in a small plane crash last month and there are very kind bloggers who are doing their best to raise money for her fund.
Please go straight over to Wendy, who has dedicated a post to the auction and will fully explain how you can be a proud owner-like me-of a gorgeous piece of Diana jewellery and helping the Stephanie Nielson Fund in the process.
6 September 2008
The bag is from the Gucci Accessories Collection and has the paper certificate under the serial number-its very fragile, so I have to be careful whilst using the bag.