Saturday, 18 December 2010

Peacocks and Cocktails


There are a few simple things in life that I take great pleasure from and peacock feathers and cocktails are two of those things. I can also add leopard print, florals, spending time with my boyf and family and sunny days to that list. Mix them all together and I am in heaven! Here's a round up of  some of my favourite feathered items including a fabulous peacock-clad mannequin that I snapped in the Forever 21 store in Times Square. My peacock necklace is from there. I really love that store and am so glad it's now available in the UK! In those pictures, I am also wearing some of my other prized possessions, namely the Michael Kors watch that my gorgeous girlies bought me for my 30th and my House of Harlow 1960 ring, which I have in black and tortoiseshell. I love the nail polish I am wearing with it. It's Model's Own in Jade. I can highly recommend it - it lasted the whole week in New York!

The peacock earrings are from River Island. I wore them to my work Xmas party. I wish I had some full length pics of my outfit from that night because I loved it. I wore this dress from ASOS with my fabulous new lace-up Jimmy Choos that I bought in New York. I hope to blog them here soon.

I hope that during this holiday season you've all been enjoying and indulging in the things that make you happy!
Merry Christmas everyone!


Sunday, 5 December 2010

A walk in Central Park

(shirt: Matalan (old), skirt: H&M (also seen here and here), shoes: Topshop, bag: Prada, rings: YSL and House of Harlow (also seen here and here), bracelet: gift, watch: Michael Kors)

Finally some pictures from New York - better late than never eh? The sunshine is such a contrast to my current snowy backdrop (see here). Am wearing the YSL ring I bought there as well as the Michael Kors watch that my girlfriends bought me for my birthday - I absolutely love both of them and am rarely seen without them now. Also toting the Prada bag I treated myself to. It's perfection and comes everywhere with me at the minute. The trip was fabulous - I've many more posts to get out of it! 

Hope you've all had a great weekend! 


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The lights will inspire you

(photos from GossipCenter)

This morning kicked off in the usual way - oversleeping, coffee, work, emails, bloglovin' etc. I was researching more things in association with my upcoming New York trip (only 2 days to go!!) when I found this pic of Gwen Stefani strolling down a New York sidewalk and I just had to share it with you. Her style epitomises cool - who else can pull off neon yellow nails with such ease? She makes looking stylish so effortless. I aim to channel some of Gwen when I am in New York - wish me luck! Ha ha!

Obviously it will come as no surprise to you all that I have started planning my New York wardrobe in my head, outfit by outfit, occasion by occasion. I am definitely an over packer but given that I already have my eye on so many treats to purchase (and a finite weight limit on my baggage allowance!) I am really going to try and streamline my New York wardrobe. One person who definitely knows how to take clothes from day to night in a very chic manner is Olivia Palmero. Love her or hate her, she can dress! Here's some of my favourite looks of hers, which I will be using as inspiration when trying to downsize my packing:

Isn't she absolutely gorgeous? Love her accessories, never understated, love her Chloe Gemma bag, love her!

So tonight I start on the packing, I like to get a head start, as well as finalising my New York itinerary and Google Map (geek!), not to mention adding to my ever increasing lust list of things I want to buy....bless my bank balance!


Monday, 6 September 2010

Mixed Metals

(t-shirt: ASOS, necklaces, bag and bracelets: Primark, jeans; Sass & Bide; shoes: Zara, rings: Ebay and gifts, watch: Casio)

Isn't it frustrating when despite your best intentions some things just get in the way. For example after my last post, I had a brilliant follow-up post all sketched out in my mind but then Blogger temporarily deleted my blog because they thought I had been spamming! For a moment there I thought I had lost everything but thankfully I had a rare moment of patience and pragmatism whilst going through the reinstatement protocol and after some days and many deep breaths my beloved blog was back!!! But then I jetted to Edinburgh to celebrate my birthday and I just lost track of time....

These are the pictures I wanted to post before my birthday, showing my newly discovered liking for mixing my metals - something which to be honest I have previously avoided like the plague. But after cruising many jewelled websites looking for sparkly treats to ask for for my bday, I became inspired. The outfit is pretty basic as I wanted the jewellery do all the talking. The t-shirt is one of the four that I blogged about here. I love them all - real wardrobe staples.

I had also intended to blog my birthday wish list fuelled by my inner magpie, but obviously that never happened. But in what I like to think is a purposeful twist of fate, whilst I got many beautiful expected and unexpected treats for my birthday that will no doubt be shown here soon, some items remain on my perennial lust list. Ever the optimist, I see this as the perfect shopportunity! And where better to shop than New York city where I will be landing in precisely five days time!

Pending a sudden massive cash injection which I am sure must be imminent any day now (ha ha!), currently top of my wish list is anything from the talented Dannijo:

Beautiful juxtaposition of chunky metals and dazzling crystals. I'm in love...but their heavyweight nature is matched with an equally heavy price tag so it looks like I'll be tracking down suitable substitutes at Banana Republic, J.Crew and Forever 21 in New York.

Anyone got any New York must-sees/things to do/places to eat and drink? All tips gratefully received.

Isn't it an amazing coincidence that my New York trip, which we booked and planned over a year ago, coincides with New York Fashion Week??

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Graffiti Artist

(headband: old, cardigan and vest: Gap, shorts: Uniqlo, shoes: Aldo, bag: Mulberry (also seen here), jewellery: gifted, silver cobblestone ring also seen here., skull ring: Ebay, cobweb ring also seen here)

Just a few pics me and the boyf snapped of my outfit the other day. I think the muted tones of my outfit look brilliant contrasted against the brights of the graffiti art, which is just around the corner from our apartment. What a great outdoor studio! I wish I posted them a bit earlier as I just saw that Aimee from Song of Style has posted a similar concept. Great minds eh?

As long as I can remember, I have a major thing for jewellery (I dedicated my last post and these posts to it!) amd usually the bigger the better. I wanted the focus in this pics to therefore be on the jewellery, some of which I have recently acquired and others of which I have had decades. I have drawers and drawers filled with all kinds of wierd and wonderful jewellery. However, I just can't bare to think of my pieces du jour (I rotate them all the time) being locked away so I have a habit of cluttering all the available surfaces in my walk-in wardrobe/spare bedroom with them. They're a real pain to dust but they're are just too beautiful to be hidden.

I try to keep track of all my most sentimental pieces but as you may seen me tweet recently, often I'll realise I've lost track of a piece or three and so I'll happily spend an afternoon or an evening "rediscovering" jewellery stored away in those drawers.

Soon it is my birthday and many of my lovely friends and family have been asking what they can get me as a gifts and my mind immediately went to all things metallic, jewelled and sparkly. Consequently, I have recently spent many hours delightfully trawling the internet in search of such things and this post is a precusor to my jewel-encrusted wishlist. 

What pieces of jewellery are currently on your lust list?


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