Thursday, 8 July 2010

A short story...

The amazing weather we've been having recently has prompted me to get my pasty legs out and attempt at getting a bit of colour on them! My favourite shorts of the moment are pretty, printed numbers or my vintage wash, high waisted denims. Perfect teamed with an oversized striped t-shirt.

Denim shorts - Topshop

Polka Dot Print Shorts - Topshop

Floral Print Shorts - Topshop

Heart Print Shorts - Topshop

Distressed Denim Hotpants - River Island

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

MY Jellycats


Horsing around...

Living on a farm, I had ALWAYS wanted a horse of my own. A frequent scene when I was younger was me begging my dad and stamping my feet for my very own pony. (God I sound like a spoilt brat don't I?!) Daddy never gave in and so until I have enough money to buy one myself (and I am responsible enough to look after one myself!), these horse printed lovelies will have to suffice....

Dress by Reko

Dress from New Look

Sweater from Urban Outfitters

Monday, 5 July 2010

Some new shoes...

I couldn't resist these pink lace-ups from NW3 by Hobbs.
I first spied them back in February during a shopping trip to Manchester with the mother, however with a price tag of £175 I decided very sensibly to resist. And boy am I glad I did as on a recent trip to Liverpool I discovered they had been reduced to £99. They were also the last pair in the shop, and in my size too. It must have been fate!

I had also been coveting these Topshop wedges for a while and decided they were the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe. A pretty pastel shade and comfy as well. What more could a girl need?!

Getting to know you, getting to know me

Things that make me smile....

Vintage magazines
Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Cheesecake Ice-cream

Talking of cheesecake...... Dafna's Cheesecake Factory, Liverpool

Newborn lambs in the springtime

Cath Kidston

My bed ♥

Jellycat Teddies

Floral Dresses

Harvest time & making dens out of hay bales

Polka dots and stripes

Cats, especially my little Rwdlan ♥

Playsuits - pretty & practical

Lark lane thrift shops

Home cooked roast dinners... in fact, food in general

Geirionydd lake

My two little bunnie's Edward and Geoffrey


Spending time with my lovely friends and boyfriend

Lastly, but most definately NOT least........ my MULBERRY ALEXA ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 1 July 2010

To bang, or not to bang.......

Bangs/fringes, whatever you would like to call them, are a tricky matter for me.

I have always been one of those people who lusts after a thick full fringe a la Lily Allen, and so I hastily enter the bathroom armed with a pair of nail scissors and a comb in hand (never a good combination!) and end up leaving the bathroom looking more like an 8 year old who's been attacked by her mother! Uh oh!

Maybe I should leave these sorts of things to my trusted hairdresser, who seems to know my hair like the back of her hand and always gets it right. Unlike me. Each time I sit down in her chair the same phrase greets me "You've been at it AGAIN??! Right, let's see what we can do" And an hour later I emerge a new woman, fringe and all.

But I'm still not sure if a fringe is actually for me. Some people just seem to really suit it and manage to make it look all bohemian and nonchalant. Yet no matter what I do I still seem to look like an overgrown school girl! Ah well... maybe I should just face the fact that I will have to stick to my sweeping side fringe.

Here are some people who definitely get the full fringe right:

Tennessee Thomas of The Like

Lily Allen

Florence Welch

Zooey Deschanel

Marianne Faithfull