Friday, 30 July 2010


Every woman needs an LBD. No matter your age, you have one. Well, with London experiencing what feels like its first proper summer in years, it seems most of the ladies are now the proud owner of a LWD, and this is mine. I have another, but this is my fave. Style it up in any number of ways, its one versatile little piece of dress!

And following on from Wednesday's post on head adornements I can finally show you my favourite new accessory. I think if I could wear this everyday I probably would - outfits simply don't seem complete without it now! Hmm, maybe that means i'll just have to buy some more - variety is the spice of life, as they say.

I love my espiradrilles, they are like outdoor slippers and they keep your feet cool, bonus. I picked these up while I was in Barcelona from a little shop called La Manual Alpargetara. The shop opened in 1941 and is floor to ceiling espiradrilles, all naturally made, very well priced and in every colour you can imagine! I'd done some research before we went and learned that this is THE shop everyone in Spain comes to to buy their espiradrilles - Salvador Dali was a regualar apparantly!

Dress: Primark
Bandeau: some little shop in San Sebastian
Belt: Primark
Hat: Aldo (sale, woop!)
Espadrilles: La Manual Alpargatera
Necklace: present
Ring: street seller in Rome

So what are your plans for the weekend? For the first time in a long time I have none and it is quite liberating! I'd like to think that with no plans made I will be able to fit in perhaps one visit to the gym, but who am I kidding? The next holiday isn't until the end of October so i've got a few more weeks of excuses yet.

Bon weekend lovelies xoxo

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I'm so dizzy my head is spinning

I am totally in to head adornments of late: hats, fascinators, headbands, turbans, scarves, everything.

All images are sourced from Lookbook.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey

Err, hello Primark with your rather sumptious autumn/winter collection. I'm seeing a lot of faux fur and vintagy-inspired pieces. And all with an affordable price-tag? I'm so over this sunshine, bring on Autumn!

All images are sourced from the wonderful - a great place for all your fashion and beauty needs.

Ooo oo oo, I wanna be like you oo oo

So these are the pictures we took over at Box Hill on Saturday. The weather was perfect, a few fluffy clouds in the sky but not too hot. The Bot and I had great fun climbing in the trees although i'm clearly not as fearless as I used to be. Why does that happen when you get older, hmmm?

Isn't this parasol gorgeous? It belonged to the Bot's auntie who sadly passed away earlier this year. I've been meaning to use it in my photos for a while but I wanted the right setting. I actually think it would look even better with one of my hand-made dresses, another time maybe.

This is the House of Harlow 1960 ring I won via Starr at a thought is a blossom (check out her blog, it is full of wonderful whimsical and vintage photos. She also sells loads of vintage pieces through her online etsy store - she is a thrifting legend!). It's a bit more 'bling' than i'd normally go for but I love it, thank you Starr!

Fear starting to set in - "how the hell am I gonna get down?"

I could so be an extra in Avatar

Dress: H&M
Plimsoles: Topshop
Hairclips: Beyond Retro (vintage store)
Parasol: via the Bot's auntie

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And as I final FYI, i've already got bored of every outfit post being called 'What's new pussycat' so i'm going to use individual titles but still tag them all so you can find them! x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

a little something from the weekend

the rolling hills of the english countryside

view from box hill



fish platter, before and after

mr. seal

pesky sea gulls

Sorry for the lack of post on Friday, the day just got way with me, but as you can see i've got lots of pics to make up for it! What a fab weekend: drinks with the girls by Tower Bridge on Friday, a trip to Box Hill on Saturday followed by more drinkies with the girls and then a day by the seaside munching on seafood, perfecto! How were your weekends?

We spent today (sunday) on Mersea Island in Essex - a friend of the Bot's had recommended a seafood place that serves the most incredible platters of fresh fish, right by the sea. The place is called The Company Shed and is a great little shack that just sells fish - food porn in my eyes! We brought our own (wheat-free) bread and some cans of gin & tonic and tucked into a seafood platter for two full of prawns, crevettes, smoked salmon, mackrel, cockles, mussles and crabs, yummmmmm. The place was buzzing with family and friends and the sharing table ethos added to the charm of the place.

After lunch we walked along the coast and along the pier where kids were fishing for crabs and we even saw a seal who'd come inland, clearly after some fishies, great minds! The we had a look around the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Association) station where we met a lovely guy who explained what they do and showed us around the lifeboat. They have about 18 volunteers in Mersea and the association relies entirely on donations. These guys do an incredible job and are clearly passionate about what they do. If you want to find out more or make a donation click here.

I've got two great outfit posts from this weekend which i'll share with you later in the week, but here is a sneak peek of my favourite new purchase - i'm afraid you might be seeing a lot of this soon!

And I won't be posting tomorrow (Monday). Tomorrow marks a year since my dear father lost his battle with cancer so i'll be spending the day with my mum and the Bot. I miss my dad more than I could ever explain. I hope you don't mind me talking about such a personal thing on here, but I always said my blog would be about the real me and everything that goes with it. I started this blog in part thanks to my dad - it's his camera we use to take all the pictures and I know he'd have been my biggest fan as he was always so interested in everything I took part in.

You are always in my heart, I carry you with me always xo