Friday, 30 April 2010


Shoes from oxfam, skirt from oxfam, belt from jane norman, top from matalan
I am seeing high waisted skirts and belts everywhere at the moment. It has a tailored effect which I think suits most people and it can look summery, businesslike or even good for going clubbing. Something I like to do is match my belt with my accessories, this kind of pulls an outfit together even if you've got lots of other colours going on. I also used a layering effect here going from white to pale yellow and then the bright yellow of the Shoes. I'm not sure why but this also seemed to make the outfit wrk better..

The buffest shoes in the world

I found these shoes in a charity shop, they were originally from Faith, suffice to say i love them.

That is all.

you are what you wash with

I definitely prefer soap to shower gel, it feels more luxurious and theres some amazing handmade brands that make it in all sorts of interesting and beautiful combinations. My favouite at the moment is a mixture of lavender and mint, soothing and refreshing :)

Business Miss

Jacket from Bay trading company, jeans from uniqlo, heels from new look, bangles from south african jewellery market, necklace from charity shop

A question that has always intrigued me; would you be taken seriously in the business world if you wear bright red heels? On the same note would you be taken seriously if you accessorised to a greater extent than that of your colleagues..I wonder.

I have always loved pinstripe jackets, the tailored the better


I use my feet daily to carry me around and yet I rarely pay them much attention. Sadly this means I have been ignoring the many possibilties they bring me for accessorising..

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

first ever blog!

OK this is my first ever blog, I have decided to write about all the things that make me randomly excited as I go about my everyday life...:)

I recently went on holiday to South Africa and went to a couple of jewellery markets there, I was especially interested in the stuff they make out of wood and dried seeds, there were some really beautiful pieces. If you look closely at this picture you can see one necklace is made of seeds that look like tiny little acorns painted over with black...

Another thing that got me was the beauty of the colours and patterns on all the animals there, they are far more colourful and exuberant (in general) than the animals I see in England and when I was on safari I kept thinking about how you could combine these as prints on clothes and add the wooden jewellery to create a really beautiful 'wild' look.

I also found some very cute elephant and lion zippers that I thought you could use in lots of different ways to spice up ordinary things, here are some ideas...

Apart from the wooden jewellery that I saw a lot of in Africa there was also plenty of very brightly coloured beaded jewellery that was made by the roadside using bits of wire. I didn't bring any of this back but it inspired me to think about how you could use everyday things to create different accessories. I had some multicoloured baby pegs in my room so I decided to string these on a chain to create a sort of spiky, rainbow coloured look that i then put together with the zebra print top. What do you think..?:)

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