Thursday, 16 December 2010

My Beloved Cath Kidston Bracelet

A present from someone very special. I love how simple yet classy this is, and how expensive it looks on. But my favourite part of this bracelet is how it glistens like diamonds. Cath Kidston do lovely jewellery, but this is defiantly my favourite piece. A wonderful gift.

My Beloved French Sole Ballet Flats

These are what I describe as a sound investment. They can bee worn with a multitude of different outfits, they are comfy, and timeless. I got these a few years ago, and they are amazing! They are a fun twist on the stereotypical black ballet flat without being too kooky, but can be worn casually with jeans without looking too dressy. Only problem with French Sole ballet flats is there lack of grip, otherwise I would wear them everyday!

Photo from French Sole website.

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

235 TODAY!Still as fabulous as ever! 

Monday, 13 December 2010

My Beloved Flower

I had been thinking about posting Wordsworth's Daffodils' poem, but it just felt too cliché. I don't love daffodils because they are in a famous poem, I love them because of the memories they hold. How their scent is able to carry me out of what ever gloomy mood I may find myself in, and back to my childhood. When I saw some from Scilly on a market stall I had to get a few bunches. They are currently residing in a teapot (cheaper than a vase) in our lounge, and they certainly perk up the room : ) Hope you enjoy the photos!

My Beloved Chanel Dresses

The detailing on these two dresses is exquisite, and the entire collection was magical. I loved how embellished sandals were worn with ornate dresses, it looked very fresh and young. The dresses look like they have been created for boho beach weddings- loose and floaty, with luxury brought in through detail. But there was a definite french, street style vibe in the Paris-Byzance collection. Peacoats, two-pieces, and simple black shifts were repeatedly featured, with the timeless sense of Chanel running throughout. Another great collection from Karl Largerfeld. This man can do no wrong!
Photos from Fall 2011 Collection

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My Beloved Oscar De La Renta Dress

"MAGGIE [calming them down]
 Girls, girls, girls, girls... 
[Ripping off bits of pink material she has taken from the shelf,
giving them to each secretary] 
Listen: take this to all the designers; I want dresses made up in exactly this shade of pink.
Babs: take this round to Kaiser Delmont, I want shoes and stockings in exactly this colour. Laura: everything goes pink! I
want the whole issue pink; I want the whole country pink! 
Lettie: take an editorial: 
"To the women of America..."no, make it to the women everywhere: "banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige! From now on

Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes. 
Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose. 
Red is dead, blue is through, 
Green's obscene, brown's taboo. 
And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce 
or chartreuse. 
Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust. 
Think pink! who cares if the new look has no bust. 
Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman 
what a woman oughtta think, 
But tell her if she's gotta think: think pink!

for bags! pink for shoes! 
Razzle, dazzle and spread the news! 
And pink's for the lady with joie de vive! 
Pinks for all the family. 
Try pink shampoo. 
Pink toothpaste too. 
Play in pink, all day in pink, 
Pretty gayin pink. 
Drive in pink, come alive in pink, 
Have a dive in pink. 
Go out dancing but just remember one thing: 
You can get a little wink 
If you got a little pink 
In your swing.

...think pink and the world is rosey-red"

Image from, Lyrics from the film Funny Face

My Beloved Jason Wu Dress

Pure beauty. The simplicity of the shape with the intricate detail of the skirt. The night sky blue, with the black belt. The fact it fits like a glamorous, perfect, gorgeous glove. The way it would move as you walked, not with a boisterous bounce, but with a girly flutter. I want to pop a Valentino tuxedo jacket over it, with a lick of plum red lipstick, and go to the theatre.

photo from Pre-Fall 2011

My Beloved Lip Balm

Although it claims to not be addictive, I am sure they put something in Carmex Lip Balm! It smells kind of funny, but is amazing-I have been using it for nearly 10 years and never had a cold sore. As it is so cheap in America I always get a large stash over there, but it last ages, so I now have excessive amounts lying around me bedroom, that make me look obsessed. I am LOVING there new strawberry one, which I stupidly only brought one of and have now lost (bad times). Would defiantly recommend, but just remember, once you start, you wont be able to put it down! If you have an addictive personality, maybe this isn't the lipbalm for you.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

My Beloved Season - 'Tis the season to be jolly!

It is winter, and Christmas is nearly upon us! I live in Bath, so at the moment we have the lovely Christmas Market and we also just had snow, so everything is looking very festive. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas (18 days to go!), and that although it is a very stressful time of year, that everyone finds some peace, and is able to spend it with the ones they love. Happy Christmas, and have a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

My Beloved Jack Wills Outfit

O Jack Wills, how I hate to love you so!It is SO ridiculously priced that you think that the buttons should be huge diamonds, but every now and then I find necessary to indulge. Here are some pieces from A/W 09 that were all gorgeous. Sadly the navy velvet skirt that made me want to go ice skating, the shirt that reminded me of forests in autumn, and the wonderfully proportioned coat never made it to the checkout (all together this outfit cost over £300!!!). One day.............