Monday, April 30, 2007

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing my new dresses
…reading ‘Look’ magazine. I’ve never bought it before but can see myself becoming addicted. It’s trashy, it’s full of high street fashion and it will be great fodder for my look book.
…watching Ugly Betty. Seriously, that and Friends DVDs are all I ever watch at the moment. Maybe I should have a listening to… section on here instead.
…listening to Stuart Marconie and Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2. Loving the new evening show!
…eating Frosties
…shopping in the charity shops

Outfit: Sunny Monday

Green dress – Florence + Fred (BHF)
Maroon cami – Topshop
Brown wedge with gold trim shoes - Evans

Charity Shop Bargains!

On Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon I went scouring the local charity shops. Sometimes I get lucky and find all sorts, and sometimes there’s nothing I like.

On Friday I bought:

The top in Saturday’s outfit picture, £4.99 in British Heart Foundation (BHF)
This Florence + Fred (Tesco) dress, 99p (yes, you read that right, 99p! The local St Gemma’s Hospice shop sells all its clothes at 99p). You can’t tell from the terrible dark picture but it has a flowery pattern on it in maroon and black.

On Saturday I bought:
New Look shoes, £4.99 in Oxfam

Stripy dress, £4.99 in a different BHF shop. It has no label in it but the waist is in the perfect place for me suggesting it has come from somewhere selling tall clothes.)

Two necklaces, one bright pink, one a dark blue heart, £1 each in Scope. (All the jewellery in my local Scope is £1 per item, and it’s new, not second hand.)

Yes I know I’m not meant to be shopping at the moment but I spent £18 in all (and that’s all I’ve spent on clothes/shoes since the end of January), and got 2 dresses, a top, 2 necklaces and a pair of shoes, plus, all the money went to charity. So I think I can be excused this one lapse! But that’s it now for another 3 months or so.

Outfit: Saturday Shopping

Beige strappy top with dark pink flowers – British Heart Foundation
Cuffed cropped jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Pink shoes – Faith

Later I changed the shoes for pale blue flats from Moda in Pelle and added a pale blue shrug from Dorothy Perkins.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Outfit: Casual Friday

It’s cool and overcast at the moment. I went for cropped jeans as the forecast was good so I’m hoping the sun will come out later.

Cuffed cropped jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Grey cashmere cardi – Marks and Spencer (Ebay)
White ‘Shoe slave’ t shirt – Marks and Spencer
Pink shoes – Nine West (Debenhams)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Outfit: Sunny Spring Thursday

Two pictures today (well aren’t you privileged!). I don’t think I’ve posted this coat on here yet and I really wanted to show it off as I’m going to be wearing it as my summer coat this year. In previous years I would just throw on a denim jacket or cord blazer over whatever I was wearing. I will still do that sometimes, but I just love a longer coat, they’re so ladylike. And in keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to dress up more, this coat is perfect. It was bought a couple of years ago with a matching skirt as a Christening/wedding outfit, but it doesn’t get nearly enough wear. And also, we have no weddings or Christenings to go to this summer. So it’s going to get the wear it deserves.

Pink coat – Jeff Banks Studio (Debenhams)
Denim dress – Miss Selfridge (oh look, I found a dress in my wardrobe that’s not black!)
Pink belt – Charity Shop
Black shrug – Unknown
Pink shoes – Faith

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What the…?!

OK, it’s official. Topshop have finally lost it. Not content with the playsuits and dungarees, they’re now selling coloured jeans. Skinny, coloured jeans. The blue, green and red ones I could just about live with. But yellow? Really? Why Topshop? Why do you keep doing this to us? Hiring colour blind buyers with zero taste. For a fashion store. Why?!
If you do feel like injecting some early 90s ‘chic’ into your life though, these hideous trousers will set you back £40. (Again, why?!)

Outfit: Feeling a Bit Better

Pink ¾ sleeve v neck sweater – Dunnes
White shirt – George @ ASDA
Black trousers – Long Tall Sally
Pink shoes – Faith

Monday, April 23, 2007

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing boots again – looks like rain
…reading ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ by Madeleine Wickham
…watching more episodes of ‘Friends’ – Season 3 this week
…eating chocolate brownies
…shopping at Morrison’s for groceries

Outfit: Feeling Ill

I have a cold. How is that possible? It’s spring and it’s warm out, yet for some reason, I can’t stop sneezing.

Black pencil skirt – Long Tall Sally
Black jacket – Long Tall Sally
Pink t shirt/vest – George @ ASDA
Black fishnet tights – George @ ASDA
Black boots – Arturo Chiang (Century 21)

Friday, April 20, 2007

My New Mirror

I got a new full length mirror last night. It’s this one, from IKEA:

This is very exciting for me as for the past 2 years the full length mirror I owned has had a chunk missing out of the middle of it. I used to keep it at the bottom of the stairs 2 houses ago, propped up against the wall. One morning I fell down the stairs and knocked into the mirror. The mirror, being quite bendy, broke in the middle (though strangely enough the empty glass I’d had in my hand did not break). I ended up with glass in my knee, grazes on my leg, and a broken mirror. Though not 7 years bad luck I hasten to add, I don’t believe in such things. Anyway, the mirror remained broken through 2 house moves until my mum gave me some birthday money last week to buy a new one. And this mirror is absolutely HUGE. I’m not kidding: it’s about 6ft tall and 3ft wide and I love it! So there will be more full length outfit shots to come.

Outfit: Colder, Wet and Rainy

I don’t think I’ll be able to wear boots much longer if the warm weather returns, so I’m going to take advantage on days like this when it’s a bit cooler outside.

Pink wool v neck sweater – Gap
Dark skinny jeans – Gap
Brown boots – Faith
Necklace – Scope
Bracelets – Accessorize (gift from friend)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Outfit: Windy Thursday

It’s very spring like here today. The blossom is out on the tree in the garden, the sun is shining and the sky is blue with patches of white cloud. It’s a chilly breeze though.

Brown wool mix pinstripe jacket – Long Tall Sally
Brown wool mix pinstripe trousers – Long Tall Sally
Pink cotton camisole – Marks and Spencer
Pink shoes – Nine West (Debenhams)

Updated Links Column

I have added some new links on the side bar, and also deleted a few. Some people have stopped blogging and some have disappeared without trace, so it was time for an update. Check out the new links, especially Dollymix, a new blog from Shiny Media.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Outfit: Sunny Wednesday

All my summer dresses are black. Or have black in them. How did that happen? Actually, I know the answer to that: it’s because I only got into dresses this autumn/winter, when black was a totally appropriate colour to buy, then I stopped shopping in January so have not been able to partake in the colourfulness that is this year’s spring/summer collections. Will have to make do with my black for now.

Black cotton dress – George @ ASDA
Black acrylic shrug - Unknown
Brown faux leather belt – Dorothy Perkins
Brown shoes – Roberto Vianni (Debenhams)
Necklace – Scope

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing some of my spring/summer clothes now the weather has perked up
…reading ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ by Madeleine Wickham
…watching more episodes of ‘Friends’ – Season 2 this week
…eating Rice Krispie treats, if I ever get round to making some!
…shopping for shoes! At last! I got Faith vouchers for my birthday so it doesn’t count as spending money and there’s a sale on…what’s a girl to do?

Outfit: I’m Back!

Brown linen blend jacket – Next
Brown linen blend skirt – Next
Pink sleeveless t shirt/vest – George @ ASDA
Brown & pink slingbacks – Faith

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Happy Easter!

Well I’m on holiday for a week now so have a lovely Easter and I’ll post again when I return.

Outfit: Casual Thursday

Since it’s Good Friday tomorrow, I decided to wear my jeans today. Although it is really sunny again, it’s still a little chilly out, hence the sweater.

Black wool v neck sweater – Gap
Black cotton shirt – Tommy Hilfiger (Designer Room outlet store)
Dark Long and Lean jeans – Gap
Red shoes – Next

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Still Not Shopping

My friend Emma (over at the SFFs) and I have pledged to continue our ‘Not Shopping’ until September. So I didn’t buy any whites or anything at the weekend.
Wish us luck!

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing black and red
…reading ‘Diary of a Married Call Girl’ by Tracy Quan
…watching ‘Friends’ DVDs – we have the boxset of all 10 seasons and we’ve just started from Season 1 again
…eating chocolate brownies
…shopping for nothing for a while longer

Outfit: Dress

Black and cream wrap dress – Dorothy Perkins
Black vest – Topshop
Black shrug – Unknown
Red shoes – Next
Red heart pendant – Claire’s Accessories
Red dangle earrings – Claire’s Accessories

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Outfit: Red and Black

Black jacket – Long Tall Sally
Black bootcut trousers – Long Tall Sally
Black cardi – Long Tall Sally
Red vest – New Look
Red shoes – Next
Red heart pendant – Claire’s Accessories

Pick of the High Street: Blue Shoes at Topshop

Whatever style of shoe you’re looking for this spring, in whatever shade of blue, you’re bound to find something you like at Topshop!









Monday, April 02, 2007

Outfit: Black and White

Houndstooth top – Dorothy Perkins
Black long pencil skirt – Dorothy Perkins
Shrug – Unknown
Black belt – George at ASDA (taken off another dress)
Black brogue style court shoes – Dolcis


I have just discovered that Aldo do shoes up to a size 9 (42). Albeit a small size 9 but a size 9 nonetheless! So of course I have to pick out my favourites to show you…
The silver of this Temse style is bang on trend for this season’s metallics, and the D’Orsay shape reminds me of Carrie’s ‘stolen shoes’ in the final season of Sex and the City, ‘A Woman’s Right to Shoes’.