Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Once in a Blue Moon

(Via Elle UK)

I am beyond relieved that the snow has gone. I am due to be flying tomorrow and would not have relished being hold up in an airport for any length of time. But I am a contrary beast and am a little sad that the snow has melted as it was so very pretty and festive. I am also sad that I have no justifiable reason for lusting after these Chloe moon boots. Aren't they divine? Hmmm, I'm sure there will be more snow next year, in the next couple of months, don't you think?

Coles to Newcastle

(Via Go Fug Yourself)

Dearest Cheryl. It's been a bad year for you. You are no longer the princess of our hearts, people have started to prefer Dannii, you nearly died of malaria. This year sucked, I grant you.

But I'm pretty sure a satin strapless drawstring waist jumpsuit isn't going to make it any better.

Fire in the Blood

You know me. I get bored easily.

So while I have been enjoying my blonde hair and was persuaded not to go darker, I have been wondering if I could maybe have a holiday from it for a while.

And have a little fling with red.

I like the thought of something fairly dramatic and fiery. But maybe a shade that is basically blonde with a touch of red might be easier to handle.

I spent a good part of my teenage years with red hair and I am feeling a little nostalgia for it. But with the pink in my skin I worry that it might be a terrible mistake.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Bang Out of Order

Oh, there is nothing like the closing of a year to rehash what has occured during it. Best dressed fashion lists. Worst dressed fashion lists. Films of the year. Scandals of the year. Videos of the year.

And thanks to one music channel's input to the latter, I have been reminded of just how much I hated how Amanda Warner was styled in Mark Ronson and the Business International's Bang Bang Bang video.

Just not cute.

Although nothing could have been less fortunate than Mr Ronson's blonde moment.

Wouldn't you agree?

Maximum Impact

What's in store for 2011?

Who can say?

Personally I feel it is going to be a pretty stellar year.

But then again I am feeling uncharacteristically optimistic at the moment.

One thing I am pretty sure of though, is that I need to get some maxi into my wardrobe asap.

I like the thought of a maxi with my new boots, a chunky knit and some kind of cropped jacket.

As long as the skirt isn't too long. Because a maxi that soaks up water off the street stops being quite as appealing.

I know. I've been there.

But I think any of these delightful numbers would make me very happy indeed. Plus there is really little point in giving spring/summer any serious thought as we still have at least two months of winter left to go. If not three.

(Via Asos)

Party pooper you say? Darling, I'm just being practical.

(Mon)roque of Ages

I have never heard of Shala Monroque before, but she is appearing on many best dressed lists for 2010 (and lord knows I love a list).

I think she is utterly delightful.

(Via Handbag)

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Bi the Bi

I popped out in my lunch break with a plan to buy a sensible, not too high pair of black heels for evenings out.

I came back with the boots above but in a pale grey by Billi Bi, a Danish company. And the shoes below, which are Patrick Cox and are pony skin.

(Via Shopstyle)

And all for only £15 more than the sensible shoes I had an eye on. Result!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

(Via Topshop)

There are only two reasons I can think of for employing this ring. As a nod to the Playboy bunny. Or for those too lazy to flick a V.

Surely no other possible explanation could exist.

Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes

(Via Chictopia)

I know you are probably beyond bored of hearing me prattle on about what I am going to wear for New Year. I'm sorry, but please have a little more patience with me...

I think I might wear a pale grey/silver dress. And I bought a pair of dark purple tights from Tabio because I thought black would be too harsh.

Now, seeing as it is going to be colder than a witches nether regions I need a cardy. Burgundy? Dark purple? And where can I find such a thing? I was veering toward Uniqlo but it seems they have nothing in the right colour.

Please help, I don't want to freeze!

Forward Thinking

I know that I prefer winter fashion and that usually the lure of the spring summer collections is not one that has much hold on me. But with this shocking weather and the fact that I am wearing hiking boots and a down jacket (admittedly a See by Chloe down jacket rather than one of my mountain climbing ones) to work I am ready for a bit a warmer weather fantasy. That Lanvin dress is just so glorious I could pass clean away.

And Versace, who never ever float my boat are also doing some lovely colourful things.

I am ready! I want to put away warm clothes and dark colours and run willy nilly through a colourful spring-like world!

Would that be ok?

Rather than having to put on a million layers and wonder whether I am going to be able to get to my parents' house for Christmas.

(Via Style.com)

And to see my lovely young man for new year.

Surely that's not too much to ask...

Monday, 20 December 2010

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

This is where I want to be. In front of an open fire with wollen sock bedecked feet slung over the arms of a comfy armchair. Instead I have to brave the outside for an icy walk home. Gah!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Jump the Gun

I know you might all think I am completly certifiable but I think this is amaaaaazing.

(Via Asos)

Strike While the Iron is Hot

(Via Catherine Tough)

Brrrrrrr!! It is awfully chilly, and while I should be thinking about clothes (or work... pah!) I can't get my mind off treating myself to a lovely hot water bottle.

Hmmmm, toasty warm!

Now, I wonder if I can persuade the kind people in the shop to fill it up for me so I can shove it up my sweater for the cold walk home. What do you think?

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dressed to the Nines

(Via All Saints)

I know that I said I had given up and would wear something for new year that I already owned, but I can't help myself, if I have an occassion I want to buy a new dress for it, I'm just built that way.

And this little number has taken my fancy. It is jersey so it would be super easy to wear. It is terribly flattering with the gathering, but is fitted at the back so it doesn't make me look as though I am wearing a sack and the straps are awfully flattering on my shoulders, back and arms.

I would like to wear it with thick black tights, maybe the librarians and lots of black eye make up. I think I love it. I think it must be mine...

Rude Awakening

(Via Handbag)

I think these boots are utterly delightful, and seeing as my currently fruitless search for boots seems to be never ending, I would be quite tempted.

Except that they are from Zara and I have vowed never to shop there again.

Not only do they cater for women with no curves who apparently need to be about 7 foot, they also have the rudest staff. I won't go into the details, but I think that the only thing that really changes with age is not that clothes become too young for you in certain shops, just that the bad service that often goes along with the cheaper end of the high street just stops being acceptable.

And Zara isn't even that cheap. So that is two strikes and they're out. Take that! Ha! I'll show you!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Big Fish in a Smalls Pond

If I has enough money to spend £700 on an item of underwear I would buy something by Carine Gilson.

But I don't.

So I won't.

(Via Net a Porter)


You are GOLD!

Always believe in your soul. You've got the power to know. You're indistructible. Always believe in...

(Via Urban Outfitters)

Ahem... sorry about that. Now where were we? (Serious face.)

Yes, the eve of the new year. I am at a loss for a new dress that I like, so I think I will be bringing out the old party favourite of my purple leopard print number.

And what I think it is crying out for this year is some serious, some hardcore, some in your face gold jewellery.

(Via River Island)

Something really narly.

(Via Reiss)

Any of these items offensive enough?

If not, I'm not sure where else to look... Any thoughts?

(Via Asos)