25 August 2014

Making excuses

Oscar de la Renta sequin knit top
Missoni red zig zag scarf
Oscar de la Renta sequin knit top
Oscar de la Renta sequin knit top
Missoni red zig zag scarf

Top Oscar de la Renta / Trousers Vivienne Westwood Red Label / Scarf Missoni / Shoes Versace (also like these ones) / Watch Favre-Leuba / Rings Pandora / Jewellery Kalevala Koru

Two blog posts in one month? I'm on fire!

Right, this time I shall refrain from apologising and instead, just tell you how it is. I've been busy. And when I haven't been busy, I've been lazy. I've also been doing other exciting stuff, such as attending Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, hanging out with my beautiful friends and stuffing my face with curry. So sorry, but I'm not sorry. I sometimes prioritise Prawn Poori and Peshwari naan over this blog... and who wouldn't?

Now that's off my chest, I'll reveal more positive news - I have been shopping. A lot. And now I have a pile of new things to feature in this blog! Starting from this outfit - everything is new apart from the shoes and the scarf. Although I might have mentioned that I've worn these shoes a lot lately, this isn't to say there hasn't been new shoe purchases (*cough* Pucci *cough* YSL *cough* Casadei) too, and, on the plus side, I've now spent so much money that I'll be on the supernoodles for the next month, so there's an outside chance that you'll see another blog post or three.
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2 August 2014

Experimentation



Top Marni / Jeans A.N.D / Heels Versace / Earrings Thomas Sabo 'Love Knot'

This post is a bit of an experimentation in more ways than one: firstly, as you can see I'm rocking a fluorescent orange Marni top that I snatched up from clearance. There's probably a good reason that it was in the final sale, as I can't imagine too many people would have thought that dayglo and burgundy is a staple item that they need in their wardrobe, but for the price I couldn't resist (and if there's one theme that runs through this blog - apart from heels, of course - it's that I can't resist a good deal). The second challenge was to find something to pair it with, but after failing to work it into a skirt or leggings combo, I found that boyfriend jeans contrasted perfectly with the fit and cut of the top. Add in a pair of sky-high Versace sandals - a pair I seem to never take off at the moment, and we were ready for a night out celebrating a friend's birthday with curry and cocktails.

Finally, my boyfriend picked up a strange little camera lens from Ebay which gives great effects, although neither of us have worked out how to use it yet! It's super-sharp in the centre of the image, but is *very* soft round the edges at the extremes of aperture (camera-jargon alert), and since we were already running late to the restaurant, we had to pick a setting and hope for the best. Thoughts and opinions on any of the above, please!


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24 June 2014

Hot hot heat

Emporio Armani ladies sunglasses
Thomas Sabo Love Knot Earrings
Park Circus Glasgow

Dress Calvin Klein / Bag Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti / Sunnies Emporio Armani / Earrings Thomas Sabo 'Love Knot' / Flats Marc Jacobs 'Mouse'

Just a quick post to say I am thrilled about the weather over here in Glasgow. How amazing is this city in the summer? I'm thoroughly enjoying wearing little crochet dresses with bare legs, not to mention sunglasses!

I hope you're all enjoying a fair share of sunshine!

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18 June 2014

Varina

Ferragamo Varina
Ferragamo Varina
Ferragamo Varina
Ferragamo Varina

Skirt Cedric Charlier / Top old / Blazer Theory / Sunnies Fendi / Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo 'Varina' / Anklet Kalevala Koru / Necklaces Thomas Sabo

So, I managed to pull together a post featuring some flat shoes! One of my lovely readers suggested on the blog's Facebook page that I do more outfits with flat shoes - and since I'm still recovering from my career threatening injury (ok, so that's possibly overly-dramatic) this suits be perfectly. They are comfy  and classic, and go with anything from girl-y skirts to ripped boyfriend jeans.... Though I have to admit that teamed with a knee-length skirt I'm not entirely happy how this ensemble makes my 5"3 frame look. But that's entirely another problem!

N.B if you're thinking of splurging on a pair of Ferragamos I'd suggest you at least try them on, or order half size up - I managed to judge my size perfectly but my 'true size' would've certainly caused some mighty blisters. For a slightly cheaper yet luxurious pair of flats consider a classic pair of Repettos.


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1 June 2014

PRADA

Prada shoe sandal
Prada shoe sandal
Prada shoe sandal
Prada shoe sandal
*This is a part of my 'big shoe purchases' posts, see #1, #2, #3, #4, #5.

It's really hard to write a post while you drool over some shoes you've lusted after forever while thinking of all the different outfits that they'd go with. Anyone else have this problem? No? It's just me then.

Part of the reason why I've postponed this post is because I'd like to show you how they look on and how they compare comfort wise, but as my foot is still in slow process of recovery (soft tissue damage, ironically not caused by wearing heels) I've decided to bite the bullet and show you some windowsill snaps instead.

So here they are, my two favourite shoe purchases this year. As with all Prada/Miu Miu shoes I don't have a scooby what these particular styles are called so if you do, please leave a comment below! It makes life *much* easier to track them down if they have a name, a-la 'Anouk', 'Pigalle' or 'Tribute', but Prada (and Zanotti and a few others for that matter), go for 'Spring 2013 sandal' and expect us to do the rest... I digress, back to the point:

The story: It was my annual trip to Bicester Village. The rain was really chucking it down, which was a bummer as I had especially reserved my golden non-waterproof Jimmy Choo flats to wear on the day. We started the day by taking a train from Paddington to Oxford, and then continuing our journey by bus (which, by the way is much, much cheaper than the Bicester bus service from Victoria). I had been saving for months, however I was on a mission to not overspend (which by the way is *very* easily done in a place like Bicester). We took shelter in the Jimmy Choo outlet store, which didn't have the offering I was quite expecting - no insane bargains like last year for me. From there, we moved onto Mulberry (again, nothing I could have afforded), Tag Heuer (nothing my other-half could have afforded, much as he was almost daft enough to consider it), Saint Laurent which had a number of stunning and affordable heels going, but none in my size. Prada had moved since our last visit (see my previous purchases here) which made it our final stop. Owing to my tight budget, I quickly hunted down their 'last items' section and with a little help by my boyfriend, grabbed everything wallet-friendly in my size. Our day, which had been garnished with thundery rain, a lot of window shopping and some disappointments ended with a shopaholics ultimate dream - to be able to walk out of Prada with two huge and ornate paperbags, both which, an hour later, dissolved in the rain. While this was a short term joy I consider it a long term victory as these beautiful shoes will, for sure, serve me for years in future. Now for my foot to hurry up and get better!

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