It’s been a while and I’m awfully sorry for my absence. What with my trip back home visiting my Father for his Birthday, then staying on to help my Mother move house and then having to be back at work, I just haven’t had time for outfit photographs or even to get the ones we took while away off Dave’s camera… I’m hoping to rectify this over the weekend but for now I thought I’d share some of my recent instagram snaps. It’s been a good couple of months for food and drinks!! See you soon, hopefully with a new outfit post ;-)
I’ve built up a rather nice collection of kimono’s recently and my latest addition was sent over to me from the kind folks at Quiz Clothing along with these cute cut out boots. I kept the styling simple with a grey tee and my skinny black jeans. To inject a hint of colour I opted for my hot pink Beauchamps clutch bag.
I had a couple of testers (free from work) of the 7 day straight Keratin hair product, I must say I’m rather impressed with how my hair has staid straight and how easy it is to maintain. Usually it takes me ages to blow dry, then straighten my hair and never usually get it this straight and then the next day its usually wavy almost curly again… but this time it was still perfectly straight. If it’s still going strong after the 7 days, I might even buy myself it. I also did a mini top-knot which is my favorite new hair style.
What I’m wearing -
T-shirt – Warehouse
Jeans - Topshop
This outfit feels rather autumnal and ladylike, it was a slightly cooler day and makes long sleeves bearable. This skirt and shirt combo is a firm favorite of mine and so is this vintage bag, it gives any outfit a ladylike elegance. I’m starting to look at fall collections and planning a wish list of things I want, no things I need! Top of this list is a classic Lamb 1887 bag, in fact I have my eye on a couple this one and oooh this one is pretty! Every year when autumn comes a knocking I like to pick out a couple of staple winter pieces, I also have my eye on a new coat… I mean I am still in love with the one I got last year but I’m after a smarter style this year and I’m thinking camel coloured. Are you planning your winter wardrobe yet? What staple pieces do you like to buy new each year?What I’m wearing -
Without even realising it I’ve been gradually opting for more autumnal outfits. Not that I’m wishing the winter months upon us any sooner than it has too but it’s hard when all the stores are stocking their fall fashion’s and I do love the autumnal colour palettes and clothing a lot more than summer ones! I’m extra excited the fact I now wear jeans, I’m looking forward to the extra styling options this will allow come winter, plus they’ll be a lot warmer than tights, thats for sure!. I picked this dress up from the ASOS summer sale, it’s the perfect length for hot day’s we’ve been having and it works perfectly with ankle boots – making it the perfect transitional wardrobe staple.
Dress – ASOS
Boots & Belt - Topshop
Kimono – New Look
Fedora Hat - Urban Outfitters
Bag – Vintage
I was kindly sent this rad Radley watch… see what I did there ;-)
The kind folks at Joshua James Jewellery let me pick an item, which took me a while as they have such a wide selection. I was torn between necklaces, rings and watches but as soon as I saw this watch it had to be mine. I mean just look at it – with the classic tan leather strap to the rose gold and the fact it has a little dog on it, what’s not to love!!
Dress – Vintage
Belt – Urban Outfitters
Loafers – Office
Oh boy, I do love a bit of afternoon tea and this was a good-en! As a little treat my sweet toothed friend Jermaine booked this afternoon tea for us. We’ve been to a number of different styled afternoon tea but this one was by far my favorite. It was so vintage and kitsch!
Plus the food was yummy, we had a pot of Russian Earl Grey tea to share. Then we tucked into our beautifully laid out cake stand starting with sandwiches of egg mayo and cranberry with cream cheese, I’m not usually an egg mayo or cream cheese kind of girl but these were very nice. We then went on to our favorites, the scones! Not only were they super soft and fluffy but I loved the extra touch of using shot glasses for the clotted cream and jam. To finish off we had a brownie square each, I was far to full for the little meringue’s and they were coffee flavored which is my least favorite flavor! All in all it was a very fun afternoon and a very yummy one too!
Not only was the food great but the decor of the place was on point too! With lots of the home decor item for sale, let me tell you it was very hard resisting not to buy anything! Follow me at Twitter and Facebook.
Sometimes an outfit just comes together and everything goes swimmingly, this is one of those times! Like I said in my last post, I’ve rekindled my love for vintage and this has leaded me to digging out all my vintage treasures. This dress being one of them, it’s from my friends over at Mad Elizabeth. This time around I ditched the tights (although it’s a little short, its far too hot for tights!!) and teamed with my sandals and beloved fedora hat… We all know how much I love a hat. Then the outfit was born which I wore it for a dinner date with Dave.
Dress c/o Mad Elizabeth Vintage
Bag – Vintage, Thrift