Let the shopping commence!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Over the past weekend and in celebration of passing my driver’s test (have I mentioned that a few million times?) I wanted to buy myself a little ‘well done’ present – that’s allowed, isn’t it? But as is always the case, whenever I go out armed with cash and determination, I can never find anything I like! Shops were stocked to the rafters with floral print shorts, wide-brimmed sun hats and bikinis…. considering the temperature is 4 degrees today, it just didn’t feel right buying flesh-baring clothes. But what about Spring/Summer home accessories? Is it too early to start embracing them? I thought it might be jumping the gun a bit but that didn’t stop me from ogling at the goodies and putting together a little list of my Spring must-haves!

Yes Please

1. Lemon pillow;  2. Mantle Clock; 3. Re-useable Water Bottle; 4. Thyme Scented Candle;  5. Pendant Light; 6.Bronze Plate; 7. Hovis Bread Tin;  8. Sauce Jug; 9. Throw; 10. Bottle Opener; 11. Silver Egg Cup and Spoon;


Monday, 30 January 2012

Ugh. It’s Monday! Where exactly did the weekend go? Every Monday I ponder beginning a campaign for 3-day weekends! But that’s a rant for another day! Today, the weather forecast predicts ‘icy cold blasts of wind from Russia’. If you think that sounds cold then you would be correct! It’s freeeeeeezing! Now more than ever, I am daydreaming about warm sunshine and breezy summer clothes. This Spanish country house in South AndalucĂ­a, will do the job very nicely! Can we grab a cup of coffee, go and sit by that pool and enjoy the view? 

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Good news all around…

Friday, 27 January 2012

Apologies for not posting anything yesterday but I was rather busy accomplishing this:


Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, I finally passed my driving test after the 3rd attempt! I didn’t post anything at the time as I was convinced I would have to go through the humiliation of failure once more but it all went well and I am breathing a sigh of relief that I NEVER have to do that again (well, unless I get 6 points on my license within the next 6 months).

So now that that’s over we can concentrate on the really good stuff! Remember I spoke about my quest for the ultimate leather jacket here last week? Well the search is over! I found the perfect jacket for under £200! It doesn’t have the big lapels that I was initially looking for but I think it is sporting sufficient badass attitude! I put some items together with it on Polyvore to help motivate me to save up for it! 

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Leather Jacket copy

The Leather Jacket by meghan174 featuring chan luu jewelry

Quiksilver shirt

$16 - quiksilver.com

Current/Elliott skinny leg jeans

£140 - farfetch.com

Mid heel boots

160 CAD - gravitypope.com

Chan luu jewelry

$160 - net-a-porter.com

NESSA yellow gold necklace

€1.220 - luisaviaroma.com

Armani exchange belt

$38 - armaniexchange.com

Linen shawl

$40 - witchery.com.au

Ray-Ban metal sunglasses

$139 - forzieri.com

Beanie hat


Changing my mind…

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

White painted brick fireplaces have been popping up all over the place lately. I initially hated the idea, I mean what happens if you really hate it? It’s really not that easy (if impossible) to correct it and then you are stuck with a hideous damaged fireplace! But it turns out that I have done a complete 180 and changed my mind! I think it helps that the only examples I have come across have been breath-takingly beautiful! The light colour seems to totally transform the fireplace, uplifting and modernising at the same time!

Do you change your mind about finishes/furnishings? Have you ever hated something that you now love?

P.S – the white is purely coincidence! :)


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Clean Living!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I was so happy to hear that I am not the only one who is craving some fresh, bright white inspiration to keep us perked up for the remainder of winter! I decided to run with the white theme again today because I am a firm believer that you can never get enough of a good thing! Here is just a random collection of beautiful white images I have floating about on my full-to-capacity hard-drive. 

Don’t they just make you want to break out the yoga mat and eat fresh fruit?