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Saturday, 30 September 2017

The mean reds are horrible..

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Jacket: H+M // Shoes: Topshop // Skirt: Warehouse


This week, I'm not sure why but I've been struggling to find my usual inspiration. For outfit planning, for organising things or for writing down my thoughts into blog posts. Hence why it's been a little quiet around here. I think it also doesn't help that I've got a lot on my plate when it comes to work and various other commitments, so I'm finding myself with less spare time than I'd like, whilst also trying to fit more into it than usual / than is physically possible.
 
On-going things such as making headway with some of my dressmaking projects, house-hunting and clearing out my wardrobes of some of the things I will just never wear again have not been going amazingly, but there we are. I've also been feeling as though I'm more tired than usual, and suffering from pretty regular headaches, which is hindering my inspiration.

If I were a more organised person, I'd probably plan my next day's outfit in advance, using my trusty Dressed app, and I'd locate what I needed, which would avoid the daily forage into the wardrobe room, taking my life into my hands to avoid being crushed by coats or a shoebox avalanche. Very real possibilities. I'll then find that if I don't like what I've chosen, I'm not sure how to proceed. Since I'm feeling less and less inspired or happy with the way I look lately, I'm more likely to pick fault with an outfit. I don't remember the last time I felt "happy" with something I wore, which is a big reason for not buying a lot of new clothes lately - I'm not sure if this unsure feeling will extend to those too, which I figured means I'm probably better off trying to work with what I already have..?
 
I'm not sure how to combat these feelings. I'm no bigger in dress size than I was in the past, although my frame is more muscular and whilst I love the working out part, I hate this fact. I feel as though I fight a life-long losing battle with my body shape as just when I think I'm finding something which will make me more confident about it, my brain will plot-twist it's way into finding another flaw to focus on instead.

When I try to explain these thoughts, I tend to get comments saying how proud I should be that my body can do various things, and I how grateful I should be to be in my position and whilst I do appreciate that, I'm struggling to re-programme my thoughts, as it were.
 
So, above outfit became a kind of "safe" fall-back outfit for a meeting I had to go to recently. This black skirt is a little high-waisted, which I know should do flattering things to my shape, and I wore it with heels and some opaque printed stockings to hide my legs a little. I wasn't particularly pleased with it, and I could have spent hours changing things up, but I don't think I would have been any happier. I find that when I feel this way, I spend more time than usual comparing myself to other body shapes and types in the room, in the street, on TV, wherever. And whatever it is, I always find myself lacking.
 
Here's hoping that this shall pass. I'm going to try and focus on taking part in Smile and Make's October novelty outfit challenge over on Instagram, which might be a way to find some of that outfit inspiration.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday Favourites 263..


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I think there is something about the change of season which makes me both a little restless and keen to change things up a little. A new season, a new homeware style. I like nothing better than fresh bedsheets (I get teased all the time about how often I change my bedding) and I think that a change of colour-scheme can make all of the difference.
 
Here are some of the items I think would be perfect to give my bedroom a bit of a style overhaul.
 
001: I love this little blue folding table. It would be perfect with a lamp or maybe a candle on it, but gives the option to fold it out of the way when the space is needed.
 
002: Because storage is the thing  I just never have enough of - these metal baskets would be perfect for keeping all kinds of bits and bobs, whilst looking stylish.
 
003: I love the mix of colours in this wool throw - perfect for someone who can't sleep with the windows closed but sometimes gets cold..
 
004: I love these wooden lamps. They come in a range of sizes, and can stand on the bedside table or the floor.
 
005: I love the mix of colours in this duvet cover and in fact the way the bed has been styled in this photo is giving me all kinds of décor inspiration. Rooi has a lovely selection of bedding.
 
Does anyone else get the urge to change things around a little when the seasons change?
 
 


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday Shoes 144..

 
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Doesn't it seem like summer was a long time ago, now? Well, it's been a while since my favourite enabler (that would be Sarah) persuaded me to take these super sandals home with me from the Bullring. I'd had my eye on them for a while and there was a little sale on, so into the Irregular Choice store we went and out I came with these..
 
 
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In fact, it must've been so long ago that Snappy Feet no longer seem to be on their website, but that link will take you to some in stock on Amazon.
 
What can I say about these other than they're super comfortable and just about every inch of them sparkles like crazy. A mix of glitter, shiny metallic leather and pretty mirrored patent sections, with a cut-out above the toes to look like the monster's mouth.
 
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They fasten with a buckle rather than being slip-on, which I find preferable when it comes to sandals, as it means I can run around, paddle in the sea and climb trees without fear of losing a shoe. (It's been known).


Saturday, 23 September 2017

3 Reasons why I'm planning to visit Sicily..


 
 
Autumn is here and I am already thinking of my next holiday somewhere where it’s warm and sunny. With the weather becoming more blustery every day, and as the school and work weeks rage on, it is important to keep yourself motivated and looking forward to your next adventure.
 
 
If you are looking for somewhere to pop off to for your next bank holiday, look no further than Sicily. You can enjoy the island with the privacy of your own place by searching last minute villa deals, then begin planning the holiday of a lifetime. For me, the three main reasons for doing so are: the nature, the food and the people.
 
Sure, the Italian Isle of Sicily is well known for its natural beauty. That is why it is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to get in touch with his or her inner beach goddess or thrill seeker. Some of the best beaches to visit while you’re there include Mondello in Palermo and Scala dei Turchi. If, however, you lean on the side of adventurer, three of Italy’s volcanoes are considered active and two of them: Etna and Stromboli are at home in Sicily. Make sure you journey on a hike or two while you have the chance!
 
 
Undoubtedly, food and wine are among Sicily’s main attractions. But it’s definitely not all about pizza and pasta or delicious ice creams. Please make sure you are not on a diet when visiting Sicily as it is rather impossible to resist! Some must try dishes include Pasta alla Norma - a combination of aubergine, ricotta, and tomato sauce, Granita - a tasty dessert made from ice and fresh fruit, and the favourite, Sfincione - a thick pizza that is intended to be eaten on the street, Caponata - cooked vegetables with aubergine at the base and Arancine - rice balls.
 
When you are on holiday, you don’t want to worry about snooty locals. With Sicily, you won’t have a worry in the world. The people are the absolute most hospitable and are known for their laid-back attitudes. The streets are alive with culture and their strong familial values show when they welcome everyone with open arms, making Sicily a desirable retreat for everyone.
 
 
Have you been to Sicily? I'm super tempted - anyone got any tips?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Favourites 262..

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Oh, Friday, how you taunt me so. All of a sudden here you are again and I'm in a panic about whether I'll manage to get everything I'd hoped to finished before the weekend begins. (Usually no).
 
Anyhow, this week I've been freaking out a little bit over how few free weekends I seem to have before the dreaded C-Word is upon us. There aren't many left.
 
001: Halloween will soon be here and I think this would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe to make the event. I love the cartoony feel of the skeletons and yet feel as though it could be worn not just for Halloween, which is good..
 
002: Yes, more ABO Shoes. I just can't decide which colour I like best.
 
003: Oh, Wren and Wilson are a relatively new find for me, and I absolutely want everything on that site. I'm still geeking out over Twin Peaks so this hand-painted brooch is topping my list at present. I haven't seen the new episodes yet, though. I'm a little scared to watch them.
 
004: Oh, Vendula London. You sure do know how to make me swoon over just about everything you release, lately. This is the new love boat bag. I don't have a boat handbag.... (yet!)
 
What are you wishing for at the moment?

Saturday, 16 September 2017

#DrinkBetterCoffee

 
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Let's talk coffee. I mean, not that I'm obsessed or anything, but I'd say that 80% of conversation between my OH and I is us basically sending coffee-related news stories or GIFs to one another, my employees know that it's less than wise to ask me about a pay-rise before I've had at least one coffee and my local Whittard's knows me by name as I stock up on beans there that often.
 
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I'm always fascinated by the great coffee debate. There seems to be a shift every week in the opinion on whether or not the brown stuff is good or evil. I choose to believe the ones which tell me things like each cup of coffee adds three minutes to your life expectancy over those which warn of health issues related to too much caffeine, if I'm honest..
 
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Always eager to enhance my morning coffee routine, I jumped at the chance to try out some new coffee-related gadgetry from Coffee Gator. Their Pour Over coffee range take us caffeine-fiends back to basics. What could be more simple than pouring your boiling water over your grounds and waiting for it to filter through for the perfect cup of joe?
 
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This sleek-looking design is the stainless steel Pour Over Coffee Kettle*. Super simple metal design with a temperature gauge on the lid in order that you can boil your water up to the perfect temperature. This has always been a bit of a sticking point between a friend and I, but he's adamant that you shouldn't actually boil your water to make coffee, for fear of burning the beans and altering their flavour. He assures me that the perfect temperature for the ideal cup of coffee is somewhere between 91C and 93C so I was able to make sure I heated my water perfectly. This has a 1.2L capacity, which is more than enough for the coffee maker. I like how portable it is and the fact that it can be easily used over a gas camping stove too - will definitely make sure I pack it for camp in a couple of weeks...!
 
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Once I ground my beans, I added the grounds into the filter section of the Pour Over Coffee Maker*. Again, the design on this is lovely, reminiscent to me of a science beaker, giving the illusion that coffee-making is a science, perhaps..? The long, narrow spout of the kettle makes precision pouring really easy, and you basically just pour the water over the grounds and allow them to filter through into the jug below.
 
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This really doesn't take long at all: a lot quicker than my usual French-press method, I think. And I like the fact that you could easily use the grounds again if you wanted another cup (which I often do).
 
I was also pleased to finally try out the Starbucks coffee beans which I was gifted at a recent event at my local store. I have to admit, whilst I don't often buy coffee from Starbucks (I prefer to try and support the independent shops in town if I'm in the mood for a takeaway coffee), I was actually quite impressed by it. Much more flavoursome than I'd expected from what I understand to be their regular blend.

What's your favourite coffee? And do you have any tips and tricks for the perfect cup..?


Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday Favourites 261..

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Oh, this week's wishlist is full of pastel-coloured goodness, which makes a busy week seem prettier and easier to deal with. I feel as though I've barely stopped to breathe this week. But one shouldn't complain, I guess.
 
001: Dolly and Dotty are back with my favourite dress yet. This mint coloured beauty is embroidered with these awesome flamingos and I love them.
 
002: Yoshi Bags are never far from my mind and although my collection has grown rather a lot over the past few months, there is certainly room for one of the book bags. I love the designs and the fact that each colour has different titles.
 
003: A new find for me; I discovered ABO Shoes on Instagram recently and am now faced with the tricky decision of which colour to order, as all of their brogues are just adorable.
 
What are you wishing for this week? I've had a big clear out of my wardrobes in order to add to my shopping funds, so if you fancy taking a look, my sale account is right here..


Thursday, 14 September 2017

You'll float too...

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Dress: Joanie Clothing // Jacket: H+M
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Necklace: Tatty Devine // Jumper: M+S
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Boots: Zara // Bag: Kate Spade
Despite this morning's productive start, I seem to have spent the day trying to get on top of everything and failing. So, a super quick outfit post from the other evening, where it was very rainy and I headed out to the cinema to watch IT. Which was.. okay. Not as scary as I'd hoped, if I'm honest. Have you seen it yet?


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday Titles 141..


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Moonlight Over Manhattan: Sarah Morgan
 
 
Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog-walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list – dealing with Madi's temporary dog-sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.
Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi – how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple – he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide 24-hour care. But there's nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.
Ethan's kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over, and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all – letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
 
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Although it's been a little while since the last Sarah Morgan book I read, I was happy to be drawn back into the world of dog-walker Harriet and her love life, from the From Manhattan with Love series. As with the others I've read (last review here), the writing style is fast-paced and frothy and I was keen to discover what happened next with the twins and their suitors.
 
Honestly, if you've not yet got into this series and you like chick-lit, you could do a lot worse..this title comes out on 5th October, but if you haven't read the others, they'll keep you occupied until then..

Monday, 11 September 2017

But, how many flamingoes can you fit in a Mini..?

Ugghhh. It's only Monday and yet I already feel exhausted. Not only that but I slept a looooooot last night. But I guess it wasn't enough to catch me up on what I've missed lately. Worth it though. Here are some of the things which have made me smile in the past week or so...
 
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Outdoor cinema: Our local National Trust property team up with an outdoor screening company each year to show some movies and this year they offered La La Land on Friday evening. We wrapped up warm and hunkered down with a picnic basket full of treats and I enjoyed the film once again. I tried hard not to sing along too loudly..
 
Theatre: I've been to our local theatre a couple of times this week - once to see Greg Davies on his local tour and also to see The Pantaloons' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mr Davies was okay, although it was clear that he was trying out some new material; some of it was a little long-winded and hard to follow, but other parts did have us crying with laughter.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays and this version was made all the more hilarious with a little audience participation and a multi-talented cast who brought their outdoor production indoors. I'll definitely be trying to catch their next ones..!
 
This weekend, Sarah and Gray came to visit and I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to think of anything exciting for us to do. I guess, although I do a lot of stuff in town, I never think of it as much of a destination to visit.. I think that's always the way with the places that you live, though.
 
I needn't have worried. We managed to avoid the rain on Saturday, mostly by nipping in and out of coffee establishments when the weather turned, and we had a wander around the Quarry and the Dingle, and then along the river. Mostly, we just ate. A lot.
 
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During the day we hit the new pudding restaurant, Sweet, which has recently opened in town and struggled to consume our midday milkshakes and desserts. We also had a late lunch at Ginger and Co., which seems to be reviewed by Brian here better than I'd manage to, so here's a link. S+G had a local bacon sandwich, which they both said was great, whilst I went for a hummus one, which was also yummy.
 
On Saturday evening, we had a late dinner (in part because we're indecisive and also because of the aforementioned late lunch). We went to Henry Tudor House, which is probably one of my favourite restaurants in town, mostly because they do nice steaks. I had some lovely turbot, which I was told was a small meal, but was definitely more than enough after my day of eating! Rather than any more puddings, we opted for cocktails at Blind Tiger, which is hands down my favourite cocktail bar in town, too. So a lovely evening all round.

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Sunday dawned and more food was needed. Our first stop was breakfast and we ended up at Bear Steps café, because No4 which we'd been headed to was closed for refurbishment. I was super impressed with my porridge, which I tend to overlook on a menu. I'm kinda predictable when I go for brunch as I always opt for eggs, which weren't on this menu, so I had to choose something else and was glad that I did..
 
 After a little browse of the shops (mostly Mollie's for Pick 'n' Mix) we wandered past the river festival which was taking part in the Quarry. We finished up our weekend of fooooooood with Sunday roast at The Armoury, which is just always, always busy and requires booking in advance. If you're local, they have a Gin-fest coming up in a couple of weeks which sounds like it will be great.
 
So, I realise this post is pretty boring for anyone who isn't local, or doesn't like pictures of food, but hey ho. I'm all about recognising lovely weekends and this was certainly one, so there we have it.
 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday Favourites 260..


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Jeez, today has been a total pain in the ass. For whatever reason, everything has just taken waaaaayy longer than it should, technology is failing me in every direction and people are being tiresome. So, I've been waaayy less productive than I'd hoped, but there we are. Things I've been looking at this week with lustful eyes, as follows:
 
001: This Joanie cardigan would be the perfect replacement for my tatty old H+M red cardigan. It's down to just £9 in the sale. Which is a total bargain, frankly.
 
002: Adoring the soldier bear print on the new Lady V London Hepburn dress - so cute, and yet also understated enough that it'd be totally wearable with work-y attire. In my world, anyway.
 
003: Irregular Choise are stealing my heart more so than usual, of late. This is Magical Express and I absolutely love the Casey Jr. vibes I get from the train applique on the sides of these boots. Flat boots aren't always my thing, but we're heading for worse weather, so they're practical, riiiiight..?
 
 
What's on your radar this week?


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Let's fall back in love, with the world and who we are..

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One thing I'm asked quite often really, is whether I've ever had any bad experiences with ordering glasses online. I have to admit, I've always been thoroughly happy with the online purchasing process. Obviously I have my regular eye tests at the local opticians and then, if they don't have any glasses in stock which take my fancy.

I think I'm quite lucky in that, although I am supposed to wear my glasses for reading, computer stuff and close-up work like sewing, my prescription hasn't really changed in the past few years since I began wearing glasses. The really good thing about *that*, is that I can have several pairs of glasses to switch between, which is definitely a good thing in my book. 

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Lexingto Rectangle frames: Glassesshop.com*
So, the newest recruits? Well, these are a new pair from GlassesShop.com which arrived last week. I think I tend to stick to the same kind of shape with my frames, but I now have a decent range of colours. Of course the fact that these came in a floral print swayed my choice. But, as with all of my dealings with them, Glassesshop didn't disappoint. The frames arrived quickly and as per the prescription spec I'd sent. And they're super comfortable. 

At the moment, if you're in the market for some new eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses, they've got a discount code which I'm allowed to share with my readers, so do have a look and use GSHOT50 for 50% off any frames.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday Titles 140..

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The Woman in the Wood: Lesley Pearse
Maisy and Duncan have always had each other. Until the day they didn't
One night in 1960, fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and Duncan Mitcham awake to find their father pulling their screaming mother from the house. She is to be committed to an insane asylum. It is, so their father insists, for her own good.
It's not long before they, too, are removed from their London home and sent to Nightingales - a large house deep in the New Forest countryside - to be watched over by their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham. Though they feel abandoned and unloved, at least here they have something they never had before - freedom.
The twins are left to their own devices, to explore, find new friends and first romances. That is until the day that Duncan doesn't come back for dinner. Nor does he return the next day. Or the one after that.
When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to give up hope of finding Duncan alive. With Mrs Mitcham showing little interest in her grandson's disappearance, it is up to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the wood about whom so many rumours abound. A woman named Grace Deville.
The Woman in the Wood is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman's courage, friendship and determination from one of the world's favourite storytellers.

I've got to admit, I've never been someone who would class historical fiction as one of my favourite genres, but I've been trying hard to just pick different things from my Kindle and get stuck in, which is what I did with The Woman in the Wood. 
From the outset, we hear about Maisy and Duncan, who are sent to live with their grandmother when their mother becomes ill and is admitted to an asylum. So, the twins spend their time exploring the local countryside and creating their own fun. So far, so Enid Blyton, until things take turn for the more mysterious. 
Duncan goes missing one day and apart from Maisy, his family barely seem worried. She dedicates herself to finding out what's happened to her brother, not believing that he could have simply run away. There must be an explanation and when other boys from the area begin to go missing, too, Maisy wonders what the connection may be. 
Eventually, things begin to fall into place and suddenly Maisy has a theory. But what does the woman who lives in the woods really have to do with it all..? She's determined to get to the bottom of this and find her brother. 
From little acorns and all that... This book started off slowly and took a little while for the momentum to build, but don't let that put you off. Once it's going, you'll be intrigued and just as determined as Maisy is to find out what happened to Duncan. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

I feel very under-dressed for Asda right now..

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Dress: Joules /. Headband: Accessorize
Honestly, I've had such a lovely weekend that I've kind of floating right on into Monday without a care in the world. And, it was one of those weekends which didn't promise to be anything amazing, but just turned out to be lovely. Pretty fucking happy right now, it has to be said.

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Triceratops Bag: Kate Spade
An outfit from Friday where I just decided to mish-mash a bundle of pastel things which I like. This dress is an old favourite from Joules, which gets re-released in different fabrics every summer, but I think this market-place print one is my favourite design (I also have a floral and a polka dot version, I'm sure).

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Jumper: F+F
I also couldn't wait to wear my new winger Tabbris heels. As I mentioned in my review post, they're really comfortable, but I did struggle a little bit with angling my heels so that I didn't catch the wings when I was driving. It was easily remedied by moving my seat back a notch, which gave me a little more space.

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Tabbris heels: Irregular Choice
I've been desperately trying to decide what to do with my hair for a while now, and have settled on the fact that I'm going to get a fringe cut in. Just need to decide what I'm doing with the length as well. I adore my hair long but it is falling out so much lately, and always gets in the way. Watch this space.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday Shoes 143: Tabbris


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Oh, how I love it when the new season packaging designs begin to make their way into my Irregular Choice collection. Whilst I'm not an avid collector of the boxes, I keep some in which to store the shoes which don't have spaces on the shelves or my display cabinet (which needs a bit of an overhaul, I think). I've tried to keep at least one of each design I've accumulated and I'm relatively sure that I'm not missing any - Gemma's blog is my go-to for checking this. 

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Anyhow, this season's box is covered in kittens and lambs with a pastel colour-scheme, and it's super cute. The cat design is copied through onto the inside of this shoe as well, printed onto the metallic purple inner. But anyway, let's not get ahead of ourselves here...

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These winged beauties are Tabbris. Turquoise iridescent uppers with embroidered logos of cakes and umbrellas and other little symbols. The edging is also embroidered with gold scallops. Scalloped edges proving to be a firm favourite with the IC designers, of late.

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As I mentioned already, the insides of the shoes are a metallic purple leather with the printed pretty kitty design above the logo, and the rest of the shoe is lined in a heart print velour, which has a lovely plush feel to it.

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The fronts of the shoes have a lovely little ribbon bow, which is made from jaquard ribbon in a mixture of golds, purples and greens and somehow seems to fit in nicely with the rest of the feel. The heels are covered in glitter and catch the light nicely, and frankly all of the above would make them pretty enough as it is...but then we get to the piece de resistance, as it were. The backs of the shoes have a pair of wings attached to them, which is the main feature.

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I must admit that  having read various reviews etc, I was a little worried about the wings being easy to detach or damage. Having worn them for a regular day, I've found that they do get in the way a little when driving, because they overhang the back of my foot more than I'd usually find with a pair of shoes, but other than that, they've not been at all noticeable.

Another thing to add is that for a change, these seem to be true to size. Maybe IC have finally sorted their sizing out!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

First Look: Kitschy Kittens..

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So, for all of my fellow acrylic jewellery lovers out there, I have a sneak peek for you and a new brand to introduce you to. I can't wait to actually have chance to wear these properly but for now, here are some photos I snapped whilst I was unwrapping the parcel which landed on my desk the other day...

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Aubrey Owl // Oscar Kitten
Kitschy Kittens are an Australian-based brand who are super new around here. I'd seen a few posts appear on Instagram and some of my mutual followers began to give this account a lot of love, so of course I jumped right up onto that bandwagon. I've been a little disappointed by one Oz-based brand I've been a customer of in the past, so there was certainly room in my life for a new one, and I was intrigued by the cutest little animal designs I'd seen in a while. 

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Cleo Fox // Elly Elephant

I think my favourite is this fox (Cleo, she's called) and she's so lovely, with her pretty, fluffy face and swooshy tail. All of the laser cut pieces have been done with such clear attention to detail and the designs remind me of the kind of thing you'd find in a vintage children's picture book. I'm excited to adorn just about every collar with one of these little critters in the coming months, it has to be said.

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Evan Giraffe // Basil Skunk


All of the little animals are about 7cm tall, and are made from sturdy stuff. I really like the fact that they've all got different features, with some parts being hand-painted. Basil the skunk even has a fluffy tail detail, which is super cute. Elly is definitely the smallest of the lot, but no less cute.

Obviously, at the moment they can only be ordered direct from Australia, which makes international shipping a little slow and pricey, but I think that in time there might be other stockists. As all mine arrived at the same time in the same parcel, I ended up being stung with customs fees, but even with those I'd say they're comparably priced to some of the bigger, Australian jewllery brands which have been on the scene for a while now. 

Definitely a brand to keep an eye on. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday Favourites 259..

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Ah, back to normality. I'm a week back into the usual routine (well, a short week because of the Bank Holiday) and it's funny how quickly things get back to normal in terms of chaos. 

Anyhow, here are some of the things which have caught my eye this week..

001: I've been super ruthless this week having a clear out of my hosiery, and have gotten rid of anything which is torn or snagged. I've got space in my collection for this pretty pair of striped stockings, that's for sure..!

002: Could this new Lou Taylor legend be any more suited to me? Samantha Jones is basically my spirir animal. Neeeed.

003: Loving this cute new dinosaur print at Lindy Bop; their AW17 stuff is just beginning to arrive. Wondering if I should hold out for a dress version....?

004: When I first saw photos of the new winged sandals from Irregular Choice I was kind of torn and I decided to go with the Tabbris, which is the blue, non-glitter version. But having seen the glitter version available on Spartoo, I'm beginning to think that there's room in my collection for both...

What have you been lusting over this week...?