Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Is Boden changing or am I?

I will take one each of all of the above please!  I have bought from Boden before but rarely to be honest.  The quality is fabulous but the prices are not cheap and I've always found the styling a weird mix of childish (applique skirts) and Mumsy (boxy jumpers).  So is Boden becoming more chic or am I just getting old?

Cheers me dears x

My latest shoe love

I recently bought these shoe boots from Jones and I love love love them. My legs are not my best feature and when I spied these were close fitting and cut low enough to flatter I had to have them.  They have a hidden platform and are made of the softest leather imaginable.  The smell is heavenly.  I sized up for these and according to the sales girl most people are finding they fit small.  I plan to wear them this weekend with a black dress and some coloured tights.

Cheers me dears x

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Luchtime mini spree

I manage to make it to the shopping centre on the outskirts of the city in 10 mins from my office, quite tempting! I picked up a few things today.

First up these travel brushes (£14.15)from the Body Shop. I'm a huge fan of their brushes as they are comparable in quality to brands like MAC but are half the price. I've been meaning to pick up the travel set for a while. This is actually dinky enough to fit in a handbag. The cheek brush seems very small to me so I need to experiment a bit with it and report back.

Next I grabbed this handcream as I go through loads and particularly like a flip top tube, probably due to being clumsy. This smells gorgeous and absorbs quickly which is a must for me. A further bonus is that £3.45 from the £5 purchase price is donated to the Body Shop campaign partner ECPAT, who are actively working to stop the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young people in the UK and around the world.

I did a bit of a hosiery shop which was much needed now the weather here is a bit chilly. I bought 2 pairs of 80 denier opaques in Dorothy Perkins (2 for £8). I got the pretty bright jade and deep purple colours. I impusively bought some Celia Birtwell tights and knee highs in Boots. I cant find these on line but recommend checking them out in store - v pretty!

Finally I got a long chunky silver chain necklace in New Look for £7. I plan to wear it over a cobalt blue top. Hope it doesnt turn green like my last New Look necklace!

Cheers me dears x

Well Hello there blog world!

I've been a long time fan of several blogs out there and am wondering if it might be fun to explore my more creative side through some ramblings and rantings in the blog world. I suspect this will be a slightly shambolic collection of my thoughts on shoes, fashion, beauty, films and anything else thats on my mind. I also cant promise that I wont be posting under the influence of at least one cheeky glass of vin rouge!

cheers me dears x