31 March 2009

New Look-I'm loving....

The Mail on Sunday have featured the lovely Alexa Chung modelling some gorgeous pieces currently available at New Look

I'm loving this Aztec necklace, which is a great statement piece for summer, available online for only £10

29 March 2009

Bag Lady

Hi everyone!! Its a fresh spring morning-yes the clocks went forward today, so one less hour in bed. It didn't stop me from heading for the boot sale this morning, although due to all the rain yesterday, it was rather swampy and there wasn't many stalls about.



Still, I'm like a magnet to good quality bags and had to get this navy leather quilted bag and the snakeskin leather bag, both for a total of £6!! Both are across the body bags and are in fabulous condition. I think I've most probably bought enough of this style now, I really am on the look out for a beige or nude colour bag that is a carry style, another thing to hunt down for summer.
Whats on your summer wishlist?


28 March 2009

All things bright and beautiful............

All creatures great and small.................Take some inspiration from these gorgeous offerings available at MyWardrobe.com



Robe de la Rain dress, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, £460

Jessica Kagan Cushman spider bangle, £99

See by Chloe skirt, £224



Kenneth Jay Lane, £132

26 March 2009

Bag Update

Hi everyone, hope you are looking forward to the weekend!
Well, following the purchase of that white bag I posted about on Sunday, I realised it was more of an impulse buy and decided to take it back today-I didn't really like the strap, plus the flap didn't fold right-fussy, aren't I, LOL!! So, I decided to show you my Fendi bag from the boot sale and my 'trendy' neon pink bag from Primark that I bought a couple of weeks ago, both bags came in under a tenner, anyway!!
Fendi vintage across the body bag, £3

Primark neon pink across the body bag, £5.87

The Primark bag is really loud, but it's a 'trashy but fun' item that I couldn't resist!!

Kate Moss-Interview

Its very rare for Kate Moss to give interviews, so when I saw this one she gave for the Telegraph, I had to share it with you all, its a great read and she talks about her new collection for Topshop-the ninth, due out in April.
Check out the interview and get ready for her new collection, due out soon at Topshop!!

24 March 2009

Thrift find of the week!

Currently on sale at Ebay.com, are these fabulous Gucci beige high top sneakers in suede, from Tom Fords last collection at Gucci, which retailed at $980 and are available to buy it now for $525.




So, you can imagine my delight, when I found a pair of these in my local Salvation Army charity shop yesterday for £4.99!!! Wow, that is a fab bargain, plus they fit like a glove-the suede is deliciously soft and my pair are in tip top condition! The thrift find of the week, most definitely!

22 March 2009

Mothers Day weekend

Hi everyone!! To all my UK readers, wishing you a Happy Mothers Day, hope you are all being pampered and being well looked after for today at least, LOL!! Yesterday, me, hubby and the boys caught up with hubbys sister and her grandson (my nephew) was there. He is 2 and completely adorable!

Can you tell what vocation he might follow-you're never too young to learn! He enjoyed tonging and brushing Roberts hair-and no, the tongs were not plugged in!!

Today we went to Dunton boot sale, which is in Essex. It was soo packed and absolutely huge!! I came away with an across the body vintage Fendi bag for £3, I'll do a photo of it soon!

I then went into town when we got back and as it was Mothers Day, treated myself to this cute bag by Red Herring at Debenhams, another across the body bag too-I've collected a few now for summer!!

On a more sadder note, my prayers and condolences go to the family and friends of Jade Goody, who died earlier this morning. I've always liked her and found her to be a great inspiration and all round lovely young lady. She certainly kick started me to get my routine cervical smear test done a couple of weeks ago-I'd had the letter since September, but not done anything about it. May she rest in peace, she left two gorgeous young sons who will never forget her.

21 March 2009

Animal Colour Prints

According to the Guardian, coloured animal prints are 'bang on trend'. They feature from Designers through to the High Street


ASOS, £10

Christopher Kane at Net-A-Porter, £695



Warehouse, £40



I've tapped into this trend by investing in some pashmina/scarfs, which were only £2 each at my local ethnic High Street shop.


They are the perfect companion to a denim or leather jacket, plus a good enough reason to put away the winter scarves too!




19 March 2009

Blazer Glory

The weather lately has been delightfully gorgeous, which means I can shed the winter coats and jackets-yaay!! My current fave is my grey boyfriend style blazer, which I did a post on last week, but it was last years photo-these photos are from this last weekend.

I've paired it with my black bodycon dress, black opaque tights and my Alberta Ferretti nude vintage sandals, which I got from Oxfam a couple of years ago for £1.60.


I'm so pleased blazers are back in, it was great to see the gorgeous one that the lovely Lauren at Asian Cajuns thrifted for under 10 bucks-wow!! Check out her post, she really scored a fabulous jacket, I'd love to get one like this!

17 March 2009

High Street Bargain of the Week!

As a rule, I generally don't 'do' high street stores, mainly because I will thrift for what I want in the charity shops or the boot sales. When I do want something in particular, then it is obviously easier to hit the shops. I wanted some neon skinny belts, so I went to the first place that seems to be bang on trend for most things-Primark.

Neon pink and lime skinny belts, £1 each, Primark
I don't generally shop in Primark on a regular basis, but do like to check it out once in a while, as they have trendy fashionable items at such cheap prices. These belts will break up an all black outfit, go with denim and also white in summer too!
Whats been your best bargain for spring or summer so far?

15 March 2009

Have you got a denim jacket?

Denim jackets are bang on trend for Spring and Summer, worn with a floral maxi or vintage dress on warmer days or over woollies when the weather is on the turn, they are a stylish classic that always tend to be in fashion.

I thrifted this jacket from Sue Ryder charity shop for £4.45 and its the ideal companion for my floral dresses that I just can't wait to wear.

Topshop also have a great selection, in white, black, light and dark washes, check them out here.
Topshop indigo wash jacket, £40

And cult label Current/Elliot have this fabulous denim 'Snap' jacket available at Net-A-Porter for £220, which is also a stylish, timeless classic and bound to be in the wardrobe for years to come.



Will you be in a denim jacket this Spring and Summer-what will you wear with it?

13 March 2009

Elizabeth and James-3 in 1 dressing!!

A touch of genius by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, is this unique piece under their Elizabeth and James collection, which is now available at Net-A-Porter.




A fabulously unique idea is this 3 in 1 item-a trench coat, dress and jacket. What do you say, a good idea or what? Pricewise, £440 maybe out of reach, but in my opinion, it certainly is a fantastic concept of dressing.

12 March 2009

Burberry for less than a nifty!

Less than £50, that is!! I love this, I could easily slip into this to cool down on a hot summers day, a classic, timeless jersey dress that will look soo casual chic!!

Thomas Burberry, £44

Available at MyWardrobe.com

10 March 2009

Carrie and dreaming of Summer Vintage!!

Looking at Carries wardrobe from all seasons of Sex and the City, always inspires me and makes me wish for summer days to come, so I can wear my vintage summer dresses.
Here are some of my favourite vintage dresses of Carries, plus mine which I can't wait to wear once the summer comes!!














What item are you waiting to wear as soon as possible when summer comes?

8 March 2009

Thrift Inspiration, doing it Blazer Style Part 2!

Continuing my theme on blazers yesterday, a browse at the local Salvation Army brought me a navy blazer by Philosphy di Alberta Ferretti for only £3.99! I didn't have a plain navy blazer, so this is a welcome addition to my wardrobe that can be worn with anything.


Sienna, Lindsay and Heidi show the versatility of blazers





Ashley Olsen in her blazers

Blazers are very popular with stylish bloggers, too, check out the gorgeous Silje in her navy blazer here


A very blustery day today, can you see the blossom on my tree-soo gorgeous!!




Are blazers doing it for you this spring and summer?


7 March 2009

Thrift Inspiration, doing it Blazer Style!

Blazers are never out of style. I picked up this grey boyfriend style blazer for a mere £1 in a charity shop in East London last year.
Its ideal to wear in spring, with leggings or jeans and being a neutral colour, will go with anything.
There are some gorgeous blazers over at MyWardrobe.com, in a variety of lengths, colours and styles. If they are out of your price range, be inspired like me and go thrift yourself one for summer!
Elizabeth and James, £314

Twenty8Twelve, £239




Paul Smith, £341

McQ, £439


Better still, I'm sure if you raid your closet (or your mums) you'll find a hidden gem lurking-good luck!!


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