Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sunday Shoes 116: Daisy Street Zada

Zada Macaroon heels: Daisy Street
I have Kezzie to thank for these shoes to my attention a couple of weeks ago. I don't think I'd have ever spied them had it not been for her comment on an Instagram post. I checked them out as soon as I got the chance and the rest, as they say, is history. As such a big fan of quirky heels, these macaroon heels really appealed to me. They're by Daisy Street, and there's suggestion on their site that they are Limited Edition, but they're also available on ASOS, where they're still in stock (at time of posting) in most sizes.


I was a little wary at first about the pointed fronts of the shoes. I have always been a little reluctant to wear anything too pointed, as I fear they make my feet look longer and I already have fairly large feet. I shouldn't have worried; they're actually pretty flattering and really comfortable. I have quite wide feet which can sometimes make me wary of pointed fronts as well, so I was pleasantly surprised with these. I've not had anything by Daisy Street before so had no idea what to expect.


So, the main feature of the shoe is the cutesy heel, shaped like a stack of macaroons in pale pastel colours. Both heels are the made from the same mould and the colours are a bright and shiny finish. I love that the mould is even shaped so that the macaroons look textured where they should, to keep them looking realistic. 

Although the heel itself is a lot narrower than the Irregular Choice character heels I've owned (which is about all I have to compare it to in the world of shaped heels!), they are perfectly sturdy and solid to walk on. The shoes have ankle straps which add to their classic understated look from the front, and I love the idea that from the back they look completely different. 

Frankly, I really like these and was surprised by their quality. They arrived in a lovely holographic box, with a dustbag to keep the shoes in and lots of packaging, and they've made me rethink my impression of the cheaper end of the quirky shoes market. At around a quarter of the cost of their IC counterparts, I'd say these were a high street steal. Thanks again to Kezzie for the heads up! 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Flower Market Haul..


I'm so hopeless at supermarket shopping, it's not even funny. I get distracted and come away without half of the things on my list, but with extras which I'd not bargained for. I'm always distracted by clothes sections and homeware; I find cardigans and coffee jars much more exciting than carrots or chocolate bars and always will. 

But anyhow, I thought I'd share the unexpected items which came home with me from Sainsbury's the other day. One of their new homeware ranges is called Flower Market and is full of lovely pastel tones and floral prints. There are cushions, candles and all kinds of kitchenware. I managed to talk myself out of this amazing vase (I rarely have any fresh flowers and already own a perfectly good vase or two), but I am always in need of extra storage, so this Kilner jar has already taken it's place in my store cupboard filled with cashew nuts (I'm suffering quite a bit lately with an iron deficiency, so I'm always looking for sources of iron, and these are great for adding to salads and curries).


I also grabbed one of the storage tins, which is being used to house bread flour. I don't buy bread anymore; on the odd occasion I have any, it's homemade, so I need to keep all of the dry ingredients in at all times and I hate keeping flour in the bag - much better to make sure it's kept fresh in a sealed container.

I can't find links for the storage containers online just yet, but the third item I picked up was this ceramic muffin tray. I do so much baking and whilst I've had a silicone muffin tray for a while, I really don't get on with it - I find that it stays greasy even after going through the dishawasher, plus the fact that it bends all over the place when I'm trying to get it in to the oven, so I'm hoping that this one makes a decent alternative, as well as being pretty cute. Polka dots and florals, what's not to love?

Do you get distracted when you're supposed to be grocery shopping? Spotted anything good lately?

Friday, 29 July 2016

Friday Favourites 206..

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It's the end of the week again and I'm freaking out at how quickly things seem to be moving. This time next week I'll be at the airport - eep! 

001: I've not been this excited about a new character heel from Irregular Choice for a while, but these swans are just perfect. I hope I can persuade a pair to swim home with me. 

002: I love a bit of cutesy, and this camera charm would be the perfect addition to my Grafea camera bag - it's in the sale on the Accessorize site for less than £3 at the moment, so be quick!

003: I love the 3D effect of this cross-body bag with all of it's embroidery and embellishment. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, I think, and would go with everything.

004: More swans; they're so regal. I do want to start wearing more collars, as I think they can be such a cute finishing touch, and this ASOS one is fab.

005: Lindy Bop have launched their new shoe collection this week - who knew?! These pink and white dogtooth print ones are just lovely. So 50s and so perfect with their dresses!

006: This Sugarhill Boutique print is one of my favourites; they never fail to come up with cute designs and I would love to give these mermaids a home. 

What's on your wishlist this week? 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Please water the tomatoes..

Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 6926) // Tee: H+M
Handbag: Aldo // Shoes: ASOS
I've been really excited about this dress since I finished it and haven't been able to wait to wear it, so I did so on my very first opportunity. For some reason, I couldn't find a black and white striped t-shirt to layer under it, but when I found this yellow one, I figured it would have much the same effect. 

I had a bit of a moment of wonderment - are Breton stripes only navy / white? Or does yellow county? There's a cute #bretonloversunite hashtag on Instagram and I wasn't sure whether this would count or not.

Although the dress is perfectly wearable as a dress on it's own, I kind of liked the idea of layering it up like a pinafore and I think it works. The rotten weather in the mornings has had me reaching for the comfort of tights, although I'seem to regret that decision when the temperature warms up and we have to open all of the windows by about 3pm! 

I'm still quite obsessed with these ASOS Pembury shoes as well, so couldn't resist wearing them again. They sort of match my floral handbag, which I'm using all the time lately - it's the perfect size...

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My Grainline Maritime Shorts..


Another finished sewing project for you today - I know that I don't always share everything here when I finish it, but I'm quite pleased with some of my recent makes and this is a pattern which was new to me, so I fancied sharing.

Shorts have been a fairly recent (I've only really been brave enough in the past few years) thing for me. I'm not a fan of my legs and the area of my body which I hate most is my hips, thighs and bum, so it does seem weird to wear anything which would draw any attention to these hated parts. But, as I really don't wear trousers, shorts and tights can be quite useful to team with a guides t-shirt for a weekend at guide camp or away with my unit on trips, etc, so I do wear them quite often these days - my casual wardrobe, I suppose.


I'm sure I've mentioned that I'm off to America soon on a guiding trip, for which we've been supplied with enough uniform t-shirts to wear each day, and I was having a bit of a quandary about what to wear on my legs. We've got a very heavy schedule and will be doing a lot of walking and sight-seeing, but I'm told that New York in August is a warm place to be, so shorts seemed like the natural answer. Which is where I began to struggle a little. Although I have quite a few pairs, a lot of the weights and squats I do at the gym lately mean that my body shape has changed a little and I'm kind of disproportionate, so it's getting harder to buy things off the peg and expect them to fit perfectly. Which sucks, as it's throwing my body confidence into all kinds of disarray.


I think I spied this dinosaur print cotton twill before realising that actually, I might be able to make my own, to measure. After a little research, I was recommended the Grainline Maritime pattern and they looked to be just what I had in mind. I ordered and downloaded the pattern, and set to work figuring out how to adjust the pattern pieces so that the shorts would fit both my waist, and my hips and bum. Although I didn't create a toile of them, I tried them on at each step and had ordered two metres of fabric, which I knew would be more than I needed, in order that I could cut out a piece again if I needed to.

The pattern construction itself was very straightforward but I was very pleased to be able to refer to this tutorial when it came to inserting the zip. This is probably the most simple to follow zipper tutorial I've come across, and I hate front zips, so it really was a bit of a lifesaver.

I like the fit on the shorts now that they're done and I'm looking forward to wearing them when I'm away. I'm quite tempted to make myself another pair, but perhaps a little longer, although the length of them isn't *too* short or anything. I can never quite figure out what the most flattering length of shorts is for me, but I'd certainly recommend the pattern and am very happy with these!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday Titles 101..

First Comes Love : Emily Giffin

Described as a "modern day Jane Austen", according to the back cover. Now, I'm not sure I'd go *that* far but I also feel as though that phrase is kinda over-used. Anyhow, on to the book itself..

First Comes Love is a story about the tenuous relationship between sisters Meredith and Josie. We pick up with them fifteen years after their brother, Daniel, was killed in a car accident. They both live with the consequences of what happened to Daniel and it affects both girls' lives, both in ways you would and would not expect. 

Career-girl Meredith has done everything right, hasn't she? High-powered job, husband and child; a family home which people need to remove their shoes to step into. Nobody could find fault with her life. Except her sister, Josie. 

Josie is a teacher who still regrets screwing up her relationship with the One Who Got Away. Desperate for everything Meredith ended up with, and yet equally desperate not to show it, she is trying to figure out the best way of getting her life back on track and getting what she's always wanted.

With chapters alternating between the two sisters, we really do get to see both sides to every story and argument and this book had me nodding in agreement so many times at the accurate portrayal of growing up and working on getting along with your sisters. 

I'd have liked a little more about the Will relationship, and if I'm honest I didn't really like either Josie or Meredith, but that didn't matter too much. I still enjoyed the book. 

First Comes Love will be released on 22nd September - let me know how you get on.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Simplicity 6926..


For the first time in what seems like forever, I had a weekend to myself. It was epic. I was able to sit back and relax, kind of. Well, my style of sitting back and relaxing starts with a long and very detailed list of things I need and want to do. So, I mostly filled my weekend with housework (it's been far too long since I was actually at home for more than just ten minutes at a time, so there was a lot to catch up on), running, allotmenting, baking and managed to find time to fit in a little sewing.


I've made this pattern up before, but I'm not sure if I really said a lot about it (the post is here, I didn't) and I've worn that dress only a handful of times since I made it, and yet for some reason, as soon as I saw this fabric online, an image of this pattern popped into my head and I couldn't imagine making anything else with it. I even ordered a roll of orange ricrac at the same time as I had envisaged finishing it off with that. 

Checking back on my fabric stash post, I haven't really made much progress. I guess I hadn't counted on making a pair of shorts (both pattern and fabric purchased after that post was written, but they jumped the queue and I made them up this weekend). 


Anyhow, the pattern itself is Simplicity 6926 and is one I was given in a bundle from a Guide leader I know. I like the button back detail, although both times I've left off the ruffle at the hem as I think it makes it too 70s for my personal taste. I love crossover straps, and have made other dresses (this Simplicity 1194 springs to mind) with similar details because I find them cute. 

The construction of the dress is pretty simple, and being fairly vintage in it's instructions calls for a lot of pinking and facings, which are fine by me. As always when I have cause to make buttonholes, I have to wonder why my machine will perform perfectly on a scrap piece of fabric and then insist on stuffing just about every other one up. I had to finish one of the buttonholes by hand and unpick/restart another, but that's not bad going to get twelve passable ones, I suppose. 

The skirt is constructed in four pieces, so has a centre front join, which usually really irriates me, but I don't think it's that noticeable with this fabric. which is good. More often than not, I'll swap out a pieced skirt and add a gathered one instead to avoid centre front seams, as I'm lazy and don't like pattern-matching.


Even though the fabric is already pretty quirky, I decided to add the ricrac I bought to the tops of the pockets. I'd wondered about adding it to the neckline or the hem as well but this was before I rediscovered these flower buttons. These (along with some tulips, sunflowers and bees) were once stitched to a green Dorothy Perkins vest top, which I used to wear with jeans when I was at college, like a little 3D garden on my front. I got rid of the vests many moons ago but figured I'd be able to do something else with the buttons one day and here they are. I chose two daisies to button the front straps of the dress and then went for brightly coloured flowers down the back of the dress to close it - ten in total. I wondered if it was too much, but actually really like just about every aspect of how this dress turned out. Perfect for popping down to the allotment with the watering can, no?

Doing a little research on the pattern, I've found a lovely version here by Catherine. I love seeing other people's takes on the patterns I've used. 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sunday Shoes 115: Topshop RIO

Topshop RIO sandals
I know I've already mentioned these sandals, briefly at least. Frankly I couldn't wait to wear them and gave them their first outing on Tuesday when the temperatures were soaring. But in greater detail, here are some close ups.

The RIO sandals are a little different to their unicorn cousins (REALM), with two more teeny straps across the fronts, just behind the flamingoes. 

The flamingo motif is mirrored on each shoe, with tropical palm tree leaves, also in metallic leather. They're sturdy and very securely attached to the fronts. The ankle straps buckle at the sides and are fine on me - I sometimes find that I struggle with the length of ankle straps, which makes me wonder if my ankles are particularly huge. I'm not sure. 

The heels are chunky block ones, the same height as the unicorns and they're quite low for me, which means I was able to wear them comfortably for a day.


Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday Favourites 205..

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Oh, what a glorious week it's been. The weather has me all happy and relaxed, which is lovely and I'm all about the summer prints and cute accessories. Here are my current favourites...

001: This Lady V London dress keeps catching my eye. Not only does it have a pretty red bow, which is always a winning detail in my book, but it's also a lovely cute macaw print. I think the red piping around the neckline is a wonderful touch as well!

002: Pineapples seem to be just about everywhere at the moment, and this coin purse would be perfect to keep hold of your ice cream money.

003: Super simple, but this Cath Kidston cardigan has a beautiful scalloped detail to the front, and would be the perfect cover up for the summer evenings when the sun has gone in.

004: Wonderful Kate Spade pineapple wedges. Because a girl can dream, right? 

What have you been wishing for this week? 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

All I wanna feel's a little chemical rush..

Dress: ASOS
Rio sandals: Topshop
Bag: Gift // Glasses: F+F

So, apparently yesterday was the hottest day of the year. Which I for one was thrilled about. I love the summer so have been longing for the hot weather. The hottest temperatures call for a cotton dress and new sandals, in my book, so I decided to give these Topshop flamingo sandals their first wear. More photos of them to come on Sunday's post, but they're pretty cute, if a little more strappy than I'd usually go for. 

The dress is a fairly ancient ASOS one which I've had squirrelled away for a long while and can't recall wearing more than once, but I'm not sure why as I quite liked the neckline. 

I spent most of my day prepping for a big meeting today, and then headed down to the allotment to water the poor plants, before going for a run, accompanied by the new Biffy Clyro album, which I'm currently obsessing over just a little. Long may this weather continue! 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuesday Titles 100..

Finders Keepers : Sean Costello
I've been reading a lot more on my Kindle lately, which is down to spending more time on the treadmill at the gym. I still don't enjoy running, but when I'm reading something which grabs my attention, I can spend an hour on there without too much bother.

This book had me hooked from the start. Kate's father wakes up one morning and goes along with his regular routine, before checking his lottery numbers and finding that he's won the jackpot. Ten million dollars. Enough money to change their lives, so they drop everything to make their way to Toronto to cash in the ticket.

At the end of the first chapter, as I thought I was getting familiar with the characters and the pace of the storyline...BAM - something unexpected happens, throws me totally off guard and sets the tone for the rest of the book.

Without wanting to spoil the plot, there's not a lot I can share about the actual storyline, but if you want a thriller with a fast pace, look no further than Finders Keepers.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tickets, please!

Dress: ASOS
Shoes: ASOS
Belt: Kate Spade // 

Man, it's warm. I'm enjoying the sun, but being stuck inside for most of the day in meetings has made things a little less fun. I'm counting down the minutes until I can go and sit in the sun with my book and a cold drink. 

Keeping things super simple today, I couldn't wait to wear my new ASOS Pembury heels, and this pale blue dress seemed like as good a thing as any to pair them with. Plus, a pale and plain background gave me the perfect opportunity to finish things off with my lovely new Kate Spade ticket belt - such quirky cuteness. 

Still catching up from the weekend away and trying to quickly finalise plans for big meetings this week and for the America trip, which is coming round so quickly, so I don't have a lot of words today. 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday Shoes 114: ASOS Pembury

Pembury heels: ASOS 

Sparkles and glitter and flower embellishments. Frankly, what's not to like about these ASOS Pembury heels? I mean, they're a fabulous height, and although they do have a pointed front, which I sometimes shy away from, the point isn't that harsh on them and is softened by the presence of all of the floral embellishments to the front.

I think they'd have been too pale for me had it not been for the brightly coloured flowers on the front, although the glitter of the main part of the shoes does catch the light with a kind of pinky shimmer to it, so it's not as if they're just white. Plus, an added bonus in that the mixture of colours means they'll go with any number of outfits...! I can't wait to style them up.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

I saw a ghost.

The other day, I ran into a ghost.

Well, kind of. Someone from what feels like a previous life, I guess. And I was expecting to feel, well, more. Pain, nostalgia, sadness at what they used to mean to me as I feel as though that situation has haunted me for a really long time.

But, I didn't. And I was genuinely surprised at this, because when I think of this part of my life (which I do occasionally, in a "weren't things so much easier when we were young and innocent" kind of way), I always thought I'd do whatever I could to give things another go.

Isn't it funny how once you've gotten so used to being imprisoned by feelings, that they become the norm and maybe you don't realise when you're free of them? It got me thinking how much I'd changed in the past few years and how the things I wanted then probably aren't what would make me happy anymore. Everything moves on and people grow and change at different rates and I guess just because you were at one point moving along happily with someone else, that might not always be the case.

I don't really know if there's a purpose to these thoughts, other than to serve as a reminder to myself that it's okay to change. You just have to accept that change, I guess.

Those words you say but never mean when you catch up with someone you'd not expected or mentally prepared yourself to see again? We exchanged those ("We should catch up sometime."; "You look well.") pleasantries where nobody ever really means it. And got on with our lives. I think I can finally close that chapter of my life without any further thought, and that feels so liberating.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Friday Favourites 204..

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This week's wishlist is aiming high, to say the least. I've been spending far too much time on the Lyst site, lusting over pretty things I haven't a hope in hell of affording this side of payday, but a girl can dream right...? Frankly, Lyst is the first place I'd head if I got a bonus or won the lottery or something as there is just so much temptation. But I've narrowed my picks down to a few favourites.

001: I can't remember *quite* how long I've been in awe of just about every Vivetta design ever, but this swan print Melissa dress from the current collection is probably second only to the teddy bear skirts we saw in the 2012 drop. The embroidered flowers and butterflies lend themselves to being worn with so many different colours that it's a lot more versatile than one would initially imagine a dress with embroidered swans to be. Right? 

002: Perfect for layering over the aforementioned swan dress, I'm drawn to this beautiful coral coloured jacket - super chic with a tie at the waist. I could layer this over just about anything for the perfect summer evening cover-up. 

003: Sticking with the butterfly theme, these Sophia Webster platform sandals are just so detailed and so dainty! They'd match the Vivetta dress so nicely, I think. Sophia Webster are one of those designers who I'm surprised I don't already have in my wardrobe, as some of the designs are just my cup of tea.

004: Speaking of designers I can't believe I don't already own - Charlotte Olympia is another. Shoes which I've just adored for so many years, and the ones I always stop in fancy department stores to drool over. I love that the heart design on these platforms is so simple and yet so effective, with that dainty little cut out detail to the back of the shoe.

005: Another Vivetta dress, with more floral embroidery, which I just love. A relatively simple, classic cut with the added interest of the flowers and stalks across the bodice and the top of the skirt. Again, the mix of colours here would lend itself to being teamed with all kinds of shoes - I've gone with a couple of options.

006: An absolute dream for me would be to one day own a pair of Louboutins and frankly these winged sandals are a thing of beauty. So dainty and yet they'd make such a statement. My favourite pick of all, for sure.

Have you visited Lyst at all? I've been adding to my wishslists on there and have set up sale alerts for all of these items. Fingers crossed I can get a bargain!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Poodles, foxes and birds..

Dress: Lindy Bop 
Pretty Poodle heels: Irregular Choice
I've not really felt much like taking outfit photos this week. My legs are still completely blotchy due to this allergic reaction, so I've been making sure to wear tights all week and the antibiotics have been making me sick, so that's been rotten. 

However, I received this dress in the post from an Instagram sale and had seen Gemma wearing a similar one with her Pretty Poodle heels and her flamingo cardigan, so I decided to style mine up in a similar way, although added my fox tights to keep my blotchy legs covered up. 

Thanks to Gemma for the inspiration - this gave me a reason to get dressed when I was feeling under the weather!

Cardigan: Collectif // Bag: Pylones
Fox tights: ASOS

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Yarn Along {10}


This week, although I do still have my moose jumper on one set of needles, I've been favouring something a little more easy to transport. I decided I definitely couldn't take my moose jumper with all of it's seven colours of wool on the train to London with me a couple of weekends ago, so made a start on a scarf for a friend, which is a lot easier to pick up and put away between trains.

In between books once again, except for on the Kindle, which I take to the gym. I'm just about to start Curious Minds, which arrived through the letterbox yesterday and seems to have jumped to the top of the TBR pile.

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tuesday Titles 099..

This Last Kiss : Madeleine Reiss
I finished this book in the early hours of Sunday morning but I'm still reeling from it. Oddly enough, I'd say it took a little getting into; the story had something of a slow start and I was almost at the point where I'd lose patience and perhaps even consider abandoning it.

Then, all of a sudden I found myself completely and utterly immersed in the love story between Rora and Carl. Kiss by kiss (each chapter is split into "kisses" rather than timeframes, which I thought was charming), the story is revealed and we eventually begin to understand why Rora was forced to flee her life in Hastings in the first place - and why it's so hard for her to put the past behind her and return.

Secret after secret comes out; not just about Rora but also her family, Carl's family and things which took place years ago but prove that history has a habit of repeating itself. Rora is trying hard to ensure that her daughter Ursula is not forced to go through what she was, like a fierce lioness protecting her cubs. It's almost painful to see how hard Rora wishes that her father could have done the same for her.

This book is certainly not all doom and gloom. In between the family secrets are some lovely tender moments between lovers, friends, mother and daughter. Stick with this one, even if it takes a little while to get into the swing of it.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Popcorn and tassels..

Willow heels: Ruby Shoo*
Tights, Bag: Primark
Suffering from a fairly major allergic reaction on Saturday night had me feeling pretty rotten, truth be told. But my best friend was in a dance show and I had all of our tickets, so I had to find something to wear and head out, painkillers on hand, to wear to the theatre.

I was burning up, and it was a fairly warm evening, but my legs were so swollen I decided I'd have to cover them up and these tights seemed like a decent compromise. I was still too warm but I think that was just my temperature. I did without a cardigan or anything, as I was too warm, but gave this ancient Fever London dress another outing. along with my lovely Ruby Shoo heels.

The show was great and I then spent the evening waiting for call-backs from our out-of-hours hospital team, who were really helpful and have sorted me out so I should be back to normal this week. How was your weekend?

Dress: Fever London

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday Shoes 113: Topshop REALM

REALM sandals: Topshop

Although at one point in time they used to be one of my favourite places to shop for shoes, it's been a while since my last Topshop shoe purchase. Well, we all know where this is going...

As soon as someone sent me a link to the flamingo version of these shoes, I knew I was going back to an old favourite. And then. Well, then I saw these in the "related items" tab. UNICORN SHOES! I knew as a respected member of #TeamUnicorn, I'd have to make some space for these on my shoe shelves. 

When they arrived, I couldn't wait to take a closer look at them. The shoes are a kind of cracked metallic silver leather effect, with ankle straps and a lovely big chunky heel, which is nice and sturdy.

The fronts of the shoes are different with a unicorn on the left shoe. whilst the right shoe is adorned with a heart, horse-shoe and a lightning bolt. I think I'd kind have preferred unicorns on both shoes, but they're cute nonetheless. 

One thing which I am super pleased about is the fact that the front strap, which goes over the toes, is thick enough to be not only comfortable but sit in the right place on my foot so as to hide the part of my feet I'm most self-conscious about. This is always something which worries me with sandals or anything strappy! 

I absolutely think these are going to see a lot of wear over the next few months - I'm envisaging all kinds of cute ankle socks combinations as well when the weather turns, so they're not just for summer.

What do you think?

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Lights will guide you home..

Blouse + Skirt : H+M 
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Irregular Choice

Sometimes it's the simplest outfits which can be the most satisfying. There's nothing special about any of these things, aside from the fact that none of it needed ironing when I was short of time after yesterday morning's run. I picked the tights up from Primark on Monday as I was passing through to get to the new restaurant my friend was having his birthday meal in.

Crazy busy weekend ahead - nothing new there, then. 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Friday Favourites 203..

FF 203 Collage
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This week's wishlist was entirely inspired by Sunday's little browse in Lilac Rose, when I was in Leamington to see Sarah and Roisin. They have *so* many beautiful bits and pieces, and I'm only sad that I live too far away from the store to visit more regularly. Here's what I would have loved to take home with me. 

001: This dress absolutely would have come home with me had it been there in my size. I've been lusting over this print / style combination for months now and just can't get it out of my head, even though I have various other beachy-landscape print dresses. 

002: I adore And Mary jewellery. I have a little chipmunk which is one of my favourite necklaces and have bought so many as gifts over the past few years. This pig is just amusing and wonderful and I'd wear him with everything, for sure!

003: All three of us commented on this cute pineapple wash bag when we spotted it in store last week - sequins, pineapples and bright colours; what's not to like?!

004: Roisin had a version of this cardigan on on Sunday and I was so taken with the bow detail to the buttons. It comes in various colours and I'm finding it hard to narrow my choice down to one, but this turquoise would go with so many things.

Anything taken your fancy on the Lilac Rose site?