Friday, 29 June 2012

A Bird in the Hand

I'm not a big one for sales. I feel they are a bit of a swizz. Encouraging you to buy things that no one else wants.
 And they turn even the nicest shop into a Primark style jumble sale.

Worst of all, for a Little Miss No Willpower like me, they monkey around with your natural ability to decide whether you want or need or even like an item. Because all you can see is what a bargain something is.

Well, yeah, a great bargain until it sits in your house for a year and never gets used.

(Images via Reiss)

I nearly had that urge just now looking at Reiss handbags. They are lovely, and they are massively discounted but I would probably rather save up to buy something that I really love at full price than buy something that I like but only at that price.

What about you? Are you sales aficionados or avoiders like me?

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Open Sesame

(Image via Clarks)

Larks a lordy! My feet are sweating in this heat like no bodies business and my smart(ish) work shoes are rubbing.

I need to find an alternative asap. Something open to the elements but smart enough for work. I think these might be just the ticket.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Hothouse Flower

Whistles have some really pretty prints in. But I have decided not to buy any more summer clothes this year and save up for some winter treats instead. These could be transitional pieces though, right?

(Images via Whistles)

Out of the Blue


I always used to be drawn to pinks but with my little pink face I think blues are probably more flattering.

Girl, By Band of Outsiders

J Crew

Markus Lupfer


 Raquel Allegra

T by Alexander Wang



Roland Mouret

Donna Karan

James Perse

Leaves of Grass

Stella McCartney
 See by Chloe

Zoe Karrsen

The Row


Victoria by Victoria Beckham

Diane von Furstenberg

(Images via Net a Porter)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Nice Pad

Alexander McQueen 

I'm not too fussed about getting an iPad, except that if I had one then I could also have one of these lovely cases. But that probably wouldn't really justify the purchase, would it?

Bottega Venetta

 Comme des Garcons
 Jimmy Choo

 Pierre Hardy
(Images via Net a Porter)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Red Herring

I might be very naive, but I was under the impression that Karen Elson was a natural red head. But reading the latest issue of Vogue I find she is not.

And if a non natural red head can look this great with red hair maybe I could too. What do you think? Go for it or not?

Go With the Flow

(Image via Daily Telegraph)

This young lady is Florence Claridge. By all accounts she is an Ascot instituition with her fabulous hats. Beyond that I don't know too much about her, but I do know that she is quite marvellous.

Monday, 18 June 2012

A Foot in the Door

Oh gosh, I have such an incredibly strong urge for a new pair of shoes. Something pretty and impractical, like any one of these pairs. That would be alright, wouldn't it?

Jimmy Choo

 Miu Miu
 Nicholas Kirkwood

 Oscar de la Renta
(Images via Net a Porter)