Lover of pretty things, french fancies and partial to a granny knit. Musings, ramblings and everything in between.


Disclaimer: I do not own all of these pictures. No copyright infringement intended. If you own anything and would like it to be credited or removed, contact and I will gladly oblige.
My lust have for today.
I think that I need to own a Lily Mulberry bag, they are just so small & perfectly formed & furthermore would look splendid draped over my arm with a cocktail in one hand, Lily in the other.
I have a particular kind of bag addiction that spins between Mulberry addiction and Marc Jacobs fanatic. I am in a more Mulberry shaped place at the moment. There is something about the soft buttery leather and understated chic that makes me drool over their bags.
All of my other Mulberry bags are quite sizeable, mostly because there is not a lot of difference in price in buying a Bayswater and purchasing my beloved Lily. But I may be about ready to commit and try out the smaller number.

My lust have for today.

I think that I need to own a Lily Mulberry bag, they are just so small & perfectly formed & furthermore would look splendid draped over my arm with a cocktail in one hand, Lily in the other.

I have a particular kind of bag addiction that spins between Mulberry addiction and Marc Jacobs fanatic. I am in a more Mulberry shaped place at the moment. There is something about the soft buttery leather and understated chic that makes me drool over their bags.

All of my other Mulberry bags are quite sizeable, mostly because there is not a lot of difference in price in buying a Bayswater and purchasing my beloved Lily. But I may be about ready to commit and try out the smaller number.

Vampire Weekend - ‘Holiday’ (official video) (by XLRecordings)

Everyone seems to be in full on holiday mode for the long Easter weekend. Feels very much like I should have finished work yesterday but alas I have to persevere today and power through the pile sitting on my desk. I would be much happier playing twister and heads down thumbs up.

Thought for today

I am a big online shopper mostly for the ease & straight to the door delivery ( It also means that I can combine shopping and sitting in my pjs-my personal idea of heaven.) When H&M launched their online shop last year, I was more than a little disappointed with the presentation of the site and clothes, it just lacked a little pazazz and flair. I am not a huge H&M shopper (mostly basic tops and tights) but many of the items I do own are quirky and interesting pieces that are always commented on. I was pleasantly suprised when the boy mentioned the site had been relaunched and was now all singing and dancing.

With trepidation I visited the H&M site and was impressed to see all the new features. As a frequent asos shopper I like all the little touches that are often missing from other online stores (info such as what size the model is wearing and their height help a lot when you are trying to decide whether the item will make you look like a whale or not). H&M have excelled at this, touches such as the Dressing Room area where you can change the model, change the background, save and share all make for a much more interactive process. Whilst I am not sure how much these features enhance the actual buying process, it was fun playing about with the features and seems a lot more H&M in character rather than the drab, plain old site. So my thought for today is go forth and shop.

Cake on the brain…
That time has rolled around again, when the winter warmers are packed away and thoughts of having to bare all again in the name of summer brings on panic palpitations. I dutifully returned to pilates last night (aches and pains today) and have hid the Easter egg stash out of reach. So in my quest to look Blake Lively summer tastic I will be eating the oatcakes and thinking of everything nicer. Any tips (and not the cayenne pepper diet kind)?
ps. the photo is from a patisserie in France, where I salivated over everything.

Cake on the brain…

That time has rolled around again, when the winter warmers are packed away and thoughts of having to bare all again in the name of summer brings on panic palpitations. I dutifully returned to pilates last night (aches and pains today) and have hid the Easter egg stash out of reach. So in my quest to look Blake Lively summer tastic I will be eating the oatcakes and thinking of everything nicer. Any tips (and not the cayenne pepper diet kind)?

ps. the photo is from a patisserie in France, where I salivated over everything.

Style questions

Last week I popped into one of my favourite vintage haunts for a wander & an hour later emerged with lots of questions about style, what style means to the individual & where does it come from?  The conversation started about certain styles going mainstream & how new trends form. It started my head spinning in lots of different directions with the chicken and egg analogy being applied to fashion. Where do style and fashion trends spring from?

I am interested personally in the idea of vintage clothing and the subcultures that adopt a certain style wholeheartedly. The idea of where style develops from at a grassroots level is something that I just find really interesting. Is it holistic or are we just reacting to carefully developed ideas in the media? We are now bombarded with information everyday from blogs (are we all just in it for the pretty pictures is there any influence?), to newspapers, magazines, music videos and the idea of fast fashion is prevalent everywhere. With regards to trends and styles that float in & out of fashion does our influence emanate from the catwalk, street fashion, celebrities, bloggers or clever marketing in the pages of Vogue to Grazia? Also on a daily basis how many people do you see that have a truly individual style?

That is all I can manage on a Monday morning, any ponderings greatly accepted.

Classic & collected street fashion

Classic & collected street fashion

Blogger loving @theblondesalad

Blogger loving @theblondesalad

shorts & knee highs- think I would look like I should be going to a school disco with this on.

shorts & knee highs- think I would look like I should be going to a school disco with this on.

summer street fashion

summer street fashion

If only I was this organised…

If only I was this organised…

Lazy Sunday-sitting in the park, eating ice cream, people watching- no balloons unfortunately.

Lazy Sunday-sitting in the park, eating ice cream, people watching- no balloons unfortunately.

Not sure what I want to do with Tumblr…thinking I want more of an identity. How did everyone else find a focal point? Any helpful tips?

Not sure what I want to do with Tumblr…thinking I want more of an identity. How did everyone else find a focal point? Any helpful tips?

Musings from my week

This week I am mostly loving:

1. My old beat up Levi denim shorts (still). Now thinking of outfits that I can incorporate them into. Yesterday I vowed it was a necessity to go t-shirt/blouse shopping with them especially in mind. Purchased some cute retro t-shirts in Circa and Glorious.

2. Topshop spring/summer looks, accidentally bought 3 dresses yesterday when I popped into ‘browse’ on Argyle St before dinner with the girls. Had to send the boy back today with one of them, buyers remorse. Also, I know Topshop has never been amazing quality pieces but I am finding a lot of things very see through of late, anyone else finding that? Or maybe I am just becoming old and respectable? Also had a gander at the Dress Up collection that launched yesterday- some pieces looked ok, but mostly same old & not so ‘statement making’ as the tagline states.

3.The Sopranos. Old school I know. The boy and I have worked our way through season 1 and started 2 in the past week. I tend to get a little addicted to a box set & then drop it like a teenage crush when something better comes along.

4. Lauren Laverne on 6 Music. Firstly & rather bashfully must admit I am not a big radio fan, I like to hear the music I like & don’t have the patience to sit through other songs while I wait. Secondly I use Spotify most days (rather bewildered with where I am to get my music fix after their news yesterday). Thirdly I always thought 6music was a bit too serious for my random musical whims. However I was pleasantly suprised when I tuned into Lauren’s show- not too much chit chat, no jingles and mostly music that I can tolerate. Been starting the working day with the hummings of Otis Redding, She & Him and Everything Everything.

5.White Toblerone. Purchased in the airport by the boy it made my week back at work a little bit easier to take. Why does the big white Toblerone taste better?

"So Long" Preview - Zooey Deschanel sings for Winnie the Pooh (by disneyanimation)

I really heart Zooey Deschanel & love her singing in She and Him but not overly sure about this. Maybe its because I prefer Eeyore.

matchbookmag:

‎”Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This made me smile on a humdrum work filled afternoon.

matchbookmag:

‎”Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This made me smile on a humdrum work filled afternoon.

Search