Friday, 30 October 2009

Doubly Delicious

It's as if these two can do no wrong! They are amazing. There is just too much evidence of their effortless style that I have succumbed to only posting three meagre mouthfuls of Olsen indulgence. If I didn't adhere to this limitation, this page would be awash with photo after photo of beautiful clothes and accessories thoughtfully draped upon these perfect little clothes-horses.
I love them.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it."
I went vintage shopping yesterday and bought some goodies. A lovely leather plait belt (LOVE the colours), a fun little Tigger brooch, and earrings - beautiful crystal drops that cost next to nothing and look so wonderful on!
There's so much fun in vintage shopping. It frightens me how excited I can get about it sometimes. The idea of picking up some classic/quirky/retro pieces in exchange for a little bit of money fills me with happiness. I'm not sure about you, but adding even one vintage item to an outfit elevates it to another level. And allows for excellent conversation pieces.
Happy Days.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Ooooooh Foxy!

I went and watched Fantastic Mr Fox last night! Been dying to watch it and believe me when I say that it doesn't disappoint. The animation is fabulous, I love the whole look of it. It's just really cute, and quite retro too if you know what I mean?
So if you enjoy a little bit of escapism like I do, then go and get your fox on!
Got to wear my GAP skirt that I bought on the weekend too, nice and high in the waist as planned :) Black vest, tights and a cropped leather jacket complete with subtle shoulder pads and I was A for away...

And my scarf - must not forget this Autumn chill!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Recent Crushes

These are heavenly! I love the detail, love the ankle length, just love love love!
Perfect for Autumn/Winter. If only I wasn't going home to Spring/Summer now.

These sequin hotpants by Chanel are such a treat. They're the cutest things ever. But due to some unfortunate junk in my trunk, I'm doubting my ability to don a pair without people hiding their eyes and running away screaming. Too bad. I can still lust after them can't I?

Another seasonal item which would be impractical in South Africa during the Summer months. *Sigh* How wonderful though paired with some grey tights and those lovely boots above?
Maybe I could sweat it out - all in the name of looking pretty.
Oh yes, and the fur needs to be fake please.
Don't get me started on animal rights now! That's a different ballgame completely.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Brown locks

My hair usually bores me to the brink of sadness. But today after washing it I pulled it up into a bun and went out to do a spot of shopping.
When I let it loose earlier I was pleasantly surprised with a hint of bed-head. Some hair spray next time and I'm set!
Simple, but true.

Friday, 23 October 2009

I like your scent

I got a bottle of Marc Jacobs' Daisy the other day. My mom, my dad and my boyfriend are my perfume people, they buy me the most lovely fragrances. Most of the time I drop hints that aren't so discreet, and I usually get the ones I have been lusting after.

Daisy is beautiful! It makes me happy :)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Favourite Pieces

My grandmothers' both had quite a penchant for jewellery. Especially rings. And did they own some fabulous rings or what!
x x x

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tea Parties: Vintage meets Mad Hatter

Now I'm not sure whether it was a chat I had with a friend about just how lovely tea parties are, or if it was the prospect of getting to dress up?
Well, it doesn't really matter who, what or when - I just love tea parties!

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party!

Cute pumps are perfect for afternoon tea! I especially love the Kurt Geiger's (left).

Oversized frames - always a winner!

OK so you wouldn't actually wear this to a tea party but it's still gorgeous and has an element of fantasy about it...

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Lily Allen for GAP

She looks amazing. Love the outfit.


MAC absolutely has the best make up! The brand is just so sexy, awesome advertising and branding and then, of course, the make up - makes you feel amazing! My favourites? MAC LipLustre in Freckletone, MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden and MAC Zoom Lash. Fabulous.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Bloody Mary

The best drink ever! They say the perfect cure for a hangover, but in that case I'd prefer the tomato juice on its own thanks...

Vodka, tomato juice, salt & pepper, tabasco and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice YUM

Nothing like good Music

The XX --- just heard of them the other day but my oh my, love their sound!

Perfect chill music for sitting with friends and sharing some wine or Bloody Mary's.

Very cool.