Saturday, 5 January 2013

Sale Shopping

We've spent the last couple of days in Liverpool, great for shopping and a ride on the Yellow Duck Marine, Liverpool Eye and the Maritime Museum satisfies the kids, everyone's a winner!

The Boys (Huw 7, Ned 5) were desperate for some bottoms, so I bought a some slouchy skinnies from Gap for Ned, they're just right for his frame and style!  Some Joggers for Huw, I didn't put them in joggers for years, but have decided that they are indeed comfortable and handy to put on and off and I'm all for an easy life!  We also bought them some Hunter wellies, Huw's current ones were 2 sizes too small, I know bad mother!  And the Dalmatian PJ's for Elsi (2), couldn't resist them at £4.99!

As for my purchases, the pink hat from H&M inspired by The Frugality and the scarf by Style Guile (in the style of Jaeger).  Some Topshop Baxter blue jeans, a style I had stayed away from because of the small pockets, but after trying them on I love them!  Also a grey tee from Topshop, I will layer with long sleeve black top underneath and maybe a statement necklace.  And a couple of longline vests from Miss Selfridge (tips from Does my Bum Look Big at 40)

Grey Coat from Zara, the fur one by it's side is my old Aunty Mary's, it came from America, and it's ancient!

High tops from Dorothy Perkins £22, and they are so comfortable and not too 'out there'.

Topshop chunky knit cardigan.  I've also bought some Nike running tights from Sports Direct, I'm running a half marathon in March ( currently up to 8 miles), usually I'm pretty stingy when it comes to running gear (apart from my trainers, I love my knees too much), strange as usually I overspend on everything!

I went to the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, which is quite simple beauty heaven, high end products all under one sparkly roof!  My only purchase was Mac Warm Soul blusher fro my friend, I had gone a bit mad in Sephora whilst in New York to justify any more spending...there is only so many lipsticks a girl needs right??

I bought this bookshelf from Homebase and it's great for storing shoes, storage is an on going battle in our house, our house has been on the market for 3 years!  So meanwhile we are trying to be as clever as we can with storage solutions, it's fair to say that we are sleeping in my dressing room.

Can't bear the idea of going back to normal on Monday, so much work to do, most holidays I try and work around the kids, but over Christmas I haven't done much at all, trying to have a proper break is hard when you work for yourself.  My online shop needs some attention in the new year,  please take a look.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Two Year Break - Share The Love

I have neglected this site for two years, I have been keeping up with my interior design because it's what I do, but have felt recently that I've made quite a few purchases that some people might enjoy.  Future posts will include; beauty purchases, New York haul, hair products - something I've got back into recently, beauty reviews, and some sale hauls.  I might also do a homeware haul, as I went to Homebase today and purchased a couple of things, namely a floor lamp and a bookcase, I'm hoping the latter will house some of my shoes!

I've just turned 35 and gradually my style has been evolving, and I actually feel that I have an idea what to buy thanks to the guidance of some great bloggers.  Thank you to the following bloggers for getting me back into this, and being so bloody stylish.

wearing it today currently on maternity leave, but you can find Laura on twitter here

Does my bum look 40 in this?

Style at every age

Style guile

The online stylist

and my current girl crush is Miranda kerr, oh to be a Victoria's Secret Angel living in NYC!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Perfume Collection

This is my modest perfume collection, I am very fussy when it comes to smellies! I love the distinctive smell of Chanel perfumes, but only wear them on a night out because the smell is a bit much for the daytime.

Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess is a lovely summer fragrance that smells of holidays, and Crabtree and Evelyn's India Hicks Island Nights is a lovely perfume that suits day or night, but my favourite daytime perfume at the moment is Philosophy's Amazing Grace, it is a lovely clean fresh fragrance and I don't think I will ever get tired of the smell, the only downside is it doesn't seem to last very long. I also have Stella, I bought it when I was pregnant and I don't like the smell anymore it reminds me of being sick!

They sit upon a lovely glass cabinet that I restored, I simply took the back away and replaced the plywood and wallpapered it, I store my nail polishes and going out bags, as well as some other bits and bob that find their way in!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Make Up Storage

I thought I'd give you an insight into how I store my cosmetics:

I have three acrylic pots from Homebase to hold all my brushes, pencils and mascaras, and my favourite make up is kept in this lovely gold bag from Anna Lou.

My lipsticks are stored in these acrylic shelves from Homebase where I can easily see them, I have also some stored in an old Ferrero Rocher box, as well as some random pencils in a MAC Counter inspired Pyrex jug

I keep my foundations as well as some other bits on these shelves:

Next post perfumes and toiletries storage/display

Friday, 19 November 2010

KG Boots

I have been lusting over these Kurt Geiger boots, but at £280 they were just a tad too expensive, luckily I found these beauties in Bertie's on Sale!! £50 down from £125, result, I will wear them with black tights and skirts and short dresses, I will try and get cracking on an outfit of the day post!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Posh in a Tangerine Dress

Recently Victoria Beckham has been seen out in a bright dress, Topshop has a similar 60's offering:

I don't think the colour would do anything for me but loving the brights!