September 2014 archive

WHAT I WORE :: GINGHAM PART UN

Do you ever build a picture in your head of how an outfit is going to look only to be bitterly disappointed? Ladies, I share this feeling and present you with ‘Gingham Part Un’. Gingham, monochrome, a Peter Pan collar and bows …a list of my favourite things, but somehow they just didn’t cut the […] Read more…

PANDORA – LITTLE CHARM BRACELET

“Little charm bracelet, so lovely to see, little charm bracelet means so much to me.” Wanda Jackson I’ve always been fascinated by charm bracelets. It all started with an inherited charm bracelet when I was young. It was incredibly heavy, made for a tiny wrist and had a clasp so secure, it was impossible to […] Read more…

YOUR HAND IN MY HAND

Life has a habit of surprising you when you least expect it. One minute, you’re weeping into your Assam tea then, in the blink of an eye, you’re crying with joy. On Friday, my life changed forever when John got down on bended knee, presented me with a beautiful ring and asked that all important […] Read more…

ADVENTURING IN EUROPE :: HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

A short while ago, I asked you to tell me your holiday traditions and you didn’t disappoint! From sending postcards filled with memories, to buying pic-a-mix on long journeys, it seems we all have our quirks when it comes to taking a vacation. Over the years, I’ve also accumulated a few traditions of my own (not […] Read more…

INSTANT AUTUMN UPDATES

I’m wearing patterned trousers. Deep breath. I’m wearing patterned trousers out in public. The last time I wore patterned trousers? 1989, Butlins Pwllhelli (later named Starcoast World in 1990). I was five and they were light wash denim with a daisy print, teamed with my yellow Minnie Mouse sweater, I looked the bee’s knees. How times […] Read more…

FIVE TIPS FOR FINDING USEFUL BASICS IN CHARITY SHOPS

It’s no secret, I love finding a good bargain in a charity shop. I also make no secret of the fact that I love high street and online shopping. I delight (and I use that word in all of its glorious meaning) in finding something that I love, whether it’s expensive or cost a couple o’ quid. […] Read more…

WHAT I WORE :: DAY TO NIGHT DRESSING

I bought this dress in a charity shop. I’ll admit it, the fact that it had sleeves excited me much more than its price tag. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find dresses with sleeves? It was £4.99 and in brand new condition. Originally from Miss Selfridge, it’s definitely a dress I […] Read more…

ADVENTURING IN EUROPE :: A DAY IN VIENNA

It’s not hard to see why Vienna is sometimes described as the world’s cultural capital. It’s a city steeped in classical history, from music;  Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Johann Strauss each made it their home, to art; Vienna has produced centuries of famous artists thanks to a history of art-loving rulers and monarchs. Nowadays, Vienna also wears its art […] Read more…