Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Knit one, pearl one...

Lovely, cosy looking cardi from Topshop's 'Highland Fling' collection. I like the dusky pink colour. It also reminds me of The Edge of Love quite a lot, so at the moment, I'm thinking about it with knee socks, a tea dress and my navy wellies...!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Noa Noa

It's raining outside and I've just been on another fantasy shopping trip, ie. adding lots of pretty clothes to my virtual basket and pretending that I could actually afford to click 'proceed to checkout' afterwards...ahhh...Anyway, I thought the photographs from Noa Noa's Autumn/Winter 09 Lookbook were just lovely and needed sharing. (Oh, and if you needed any inspiration for layering pieces this winter, then look no further!)

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Liberty Love ♥

Ah-ha! I have confirmation that the dress I got from the jumble sale and the floral skirt I found in the charity shop last week are indeed Liberty!

I was wearing the dress (the one in the prettiest, brightest print, which I have now altered) while out shopping in York, when I was stopped and asked by a lady in her 50's where I had bought it. When I told her, she laughed and said I had picked up a bargin because she had bought the same fabric when she had worked at the Liberty store when it was open in York.
Imagine what I could find if I actually knew what I was looking for, rather than just raking up random bits that catch my eye...

I'm sorry if I sound a bit smug, but I just couldn't believe my luck, especially when I came across this belted shirt dress by Theory for £215...in the exact same fabric!

(I took the polaroid out of a taxi window last summer)


A little bird told me about...

After reading this name in a couple of magazines, and then again on one of my favourite blogs, I decided to see what Wren was about for myself and followed the link I had found to the site...Needless to say, I was delighted by what I found. The clothes are just so beautiful, combining simplicity with subtle details, and sweet nostalgic influences with clean-cut lines and classic pieces and shapes, I love love love their whole collection! I like the bright mustard tights paired with more subdued primary shades, the plaid, the patent pumps, the matte black tights, the cardigans...everything really!

I'm not sure where our summer disappeared to, but now I don't feel quite so sulky about the on-set of autumn in a couple of months!


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Totally addicted to...

Floral print! I just can't help myself! Here's another new dress I got from a vintage shop in York, I'll do an outfit post sometime soon because it's got the sweetest peter-pan collar.

I must however, make a concious effort to work some more casual pieces into my wardrobe. I could start with a couple of t-shirts. I have blouses, but not actual t-shirts...well, I do have a few basics, but these ones from Urban Outfitters are perfect because I can't bear to be in anything too plain, and they always have some with pretty motifs and details.


Monday, 20 July 2009

Here is the little cat I drew today, I was quite pleased with him, so I thought I'd post his picture on here :) I used to hate working with soft pastel, but i used a cotton bud to neaten this up a bit after I had finished and it turned out to be
quite a good little trick!

Oh, I also wanted to post a picture of this adorable purse I got in Accessorize (like the earrings, in the sale!) the other week, I've liked the various union jack printed tops and totes that appeared in Topshop and Boden this summer but I felt this little purse was just right for me because it was made from a patchwork of my favourite type of print...floral! hehe..

Ok, last thing...Why oh why has it taken me so long to discover this new type of Vaseline?! Its so yummy smelling and gives your lips a nice pinky tint. I love it!



This is the actual banner that I ended up using. It's less fussy and it fits the dimensions of the little slot better too!
I did some drawings today in an attempt to alleviate the boredom of being stuck at home alone, and they turned out to be rather sweet in the end, so I'll take some pictures of them later on!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Under construction...!

I'm hoping to set up my Etsy shop soon, which is exciting, but also a little nerve wracking as for someone with such terrible organisational skills, there seems an awful lot to think about!

Anyway, here's a first attempt at a little banner I made on flickr...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

What's Up Pussy Cat?

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,

'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are,

You are, you are!

What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

This is my cat, her name is Lulu :)


Friday, 10 July 2009

I can't help but think I probably need a head of wild, wavy hair to carry off these beauties (which are almost brushing my shoulders) but for 1/2 price in the Accessorize sale, I couldn't just leave them hanging there...!


Pretty Things ♥

Another fairly pointless post...just some lovely floral fabric I found in the charity shop, the ruffley neck detail on one of my jumble sale dresses and some perfect little brogues I picked up in New Look (of all places!) for £15, success!

I've being feeling a little uninspired recently and wondered if there's much point in keeping this blog if I can't even be bothered to post regularly, but I have been busy altering some things for my future Etsy store and I took pictures the other day too, so I've got a few ideas for some more interesting posts now.

lovely lovey and so comfy!


Friday, 3 July 2009

1st Outfit Post

I'll keep this short n' sweet, just something I wore to a friend's house the other day...

playsuit (worn underneath shirt)- vintage, Beyond Retro

denim shirt- vintage

knee socks- Topshop

brogues- Office

satchel- vintage

jewlery, belt and bow- charity shop