Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Now the object of my desire, if I had the budget, would be this wonderfully warm looking coat from Burberry at net-a-porter for £495
Sadly it doesn't have a hood, but I can't help lusting after it. I can visualise myself in this with those Jimmy Choo Wylie boots and skinny jeans.
again no hood and if I was going to pay that, I would add the extra and go for the Burberry.
I have trawled every website I can think of and I am beginning to despair that I will never find the perfect "one" and I have had to take a reality check and realise that I am probably going to end up buying one of the following:-
this one is from M&S at £55, doesn't really get the juices flowing.....
and this one from M&S's Limited Collection is my OH's favourite. I suppose it is a bit more edgy and I really like it too, but again, no bloody hood!
So girls, if you see one that fits the bill, do let me know!
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
I love the detailing on them and the leather is so soft. They also had some biker boots, but I have decided I am too old for them, I just want a flatish pair of smart black leather boots to replace the ones I have had for 2 years and that cream clutch in the background wouldn't go amiss either - it is gorgeous!
Daughters consultant wants to see her again within the next 4 weeks before she goes to Uni and I can guarantee you, that bloody card will be in my purse!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
only problem is, it costs the same as a Chanel ........
Monday, 24 August 2009
They are a great price, Was £387.00, Now £193.50, they are black which is what I want, but I am not sure if I want something just that little bit smarter, is the sole a little too casual? would I prefer something with a very small heel? and does the fringe detail stop them from becoming a wardrobe staple which I will wear for the next few winters? I think I could live with the fringe - do you think I could tuck it in if I got fed up with it?
Sorry for the continuing footwear posts, I promise to start looking at a winter coat in the near future, but we all love shoes, don't we?
So, if you want to get in touch to tell me that I am an idiot and that you think my blog is pointless and my choice of clothes, shoes or the money spent on such things is in fact, ridiculous, then I don't mind, it will only go in one ear and out the other anyway, so no harm done! Alternatively if you would like to chat to me about your clothes, your husband, your kids and would rather email than comment, I am more than happy to hear from you as I am a wise old bird who would love to help. Speak soon xoxo
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I really like these, in Brown they are £32.28 and are called Terriee
At only £29.16 in brown, there is the Madalynn which my reader Anna has ordered. These are of course, a copy of the Dior shoes as worn by SJP in the Sex and the City movie.
I love these Togga, in black they are only £27
Or the bargain of the century has to be these Gold strappy wedge called Vivaci for only £18! Now surely these would be a great wardrobe staple, being Gold they will go with everything for the remainder of this summer and next!
There are loads of flat sandals and Gladiator styles (including the Gladiator flat sandal as seen in many magazines on Sienna Miller), aswell as more heels, all reduced, but some huge reductions are just on certain colours, but at risk of uploading all of the 75 Steve Madden styles on Amazon, I will let you look at the others! They still have the ones I bought but in the colourways they have left they are £71 but I would keep an eye on them as they are bound to get reduced in future and for comfort they are fantastic, so great for people that struggle with heels. All shoes are eligible for free super saver delivery and mine arrived within 3 days, for free p&p I think that is excellent.
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Shampoo/Conditioner: Frederic Fekkai Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner
Styling Products: Frederic Fekkai Coiff, Anti Frizz Silkening Creme, Loreal Spiral Splendour, Boots Hot Iron spray
Shower Gel: Ren Otto Rose Body Wash
Body Moisturizer: This Works Leg Oil and Palmers Coco Butter
Deodorant: Soft and Gentle
Fake Tan: Fake Bake or He-shi
Cleanser: Eve Lom
Moisturiser: Eve Lom
Eye Cream: Eve Lom (don't forget I bought that gift set)
Face Mask: Dermalogica Age Smart Multi Vitamin (always forget to use it though)
Exfoliator: not using
Primer: not using
Concealer: Laura Mercier no 2
Foundation/Tinted Moisturiser: Chanel Precision Hydramax in Bronzlit (summer only)
Powder: Clinique Almost Powder Make-up in Light (winter only)
Blusher: Bobby Brown Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks in Flushed Pink
Bronzer: not using
Highlighter: Benefit High Beam
Eyeshadow Base: not using
Eyeshadows: Have an Estee Lauder palette but only use when I go out
Eyeliner: Urban Decay Liquid Liner
Mascara: YSL - I love it but it smudges everyday, must go back to Lancome - all theirs are fine
Brows: Benefit Speed Brow
Curler: not using
Lipstick: not using
Lipgloss: Chantecaille in Taffy, Mac in Love Nectar, Clinique Air Kiss, Nars Turkish Delight, A Fake Bake one (no name) and Pout Plump (no name)
Nail Color: In summer I use an Opi tangerine colour - label has fallen off (looks fab with a tan) in winter it is Chanel Rouge Noir or Opi Black Taxi
Perfume: I told you all mine before, Hermes, Guerlain & Tom Ford
Please join in! xoxox
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
God it wasn't even 11am and I checked site, picked a pair of classic pumps, well those above in fact, £162, got to checkout and showing out of stock! Laptop wouldn't go fast enough for me to get back and pick another pair but I managed it, far higher than I wanted, but they are black and they were £196. Finally I have found inner peace, just knowing that finally I have a pair of Loubs...Ah.....
Monday, 17 August 2009
A few months down the line and I still haven't even sorted my wardrobe out, it looks the same as it did in my very first blog post, infact worse because I have bought more since then and I still feel as though I am not always buying the right things.
One of my big problems is that I can't resist a bargain, as you can probably tell from posts on recent purchases and if I see a bright yellow dress, I am immediately reminded of Demi Moore in hers and buy it (remember the Gap one back in May?).
So I kinda feel a bit drepressed that I am getting nowhere - fast!
I also have a confession to make, last week I ordered two more pairs of shoes. Yes its true. One pair have arrived, a Castener Rafia wedge reduced to £38 from Matches (I am sure these will be a timeless classic) and a Steve Madden Wedge reduced to £24 on Amazon which I am still waiting for. I saw both these pairs on another blog and immediatley ordered them. Oh dear.
What I am thinking is a) my wardrobe still contains slogan t-shirts from See by Chloe and Juicy Couture which according to articles I have read, shouldn't be anywhere near someone over 35 let alone 40, but I guess I know that and didn't need to read it, so they should go on Ebay really or I guess I could wear them to do the housework and b) if I hadn't spent all the money I have so far this year and saved it, I would be that much closer to a 2.55 or a pair of Loubs or some of the other items I am now putting on an A/W wish list.
Now talking of Loubs, don't ask me how I missed them, but a few bargain pairs creeped on to The Outnet without my knowledge and I always remember to check the site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, although often I have missed stuff I would have liked because by the time my cabbage brain realises what day it is (I do lose track when the kids are off) they have sold out in my size, or sold out completely. Anyway, apparently they sneaked some on, last Friday and there are still a couple of pairs left - but what is a girl to do?
These Guizine satin sandals have 50% off, originally £520 and now £260, but they are red, so as much as I want a pair of red soled beauties, should I not pay an extra £100ish and get a black pair of this seasons in a more classic style? They won't hang around for long and they only have size 7 left (I am a 6 but everyone says they come up small) what do you think girls? decisions decisions......
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Anyhow, the rules for receiving this award are as follows
1) Brag about it.
2) Choose seven blogs to receive the award & link to them.
3) List ten honest things about myself.
Here we go with the honest stuff :
1. I am a Sagittarius who has always hated having her birthday 10 days before Xmas. As a child I really missed out as my Mum always said "you can't have much, it is so near Christmas" scared me for life that has. My birthday was always the day we walked to the local Green Grocers and bought our real Tree - yet more money which should have been spent on Me!
2. My second child was born (accidentally) on the lounge floor in 45 minutes (ruined a 6 month old carpet) and my 4th child was a c-section which resulted in me Hemorrhaging when he was 10 days old - I honestly thought I was going to die as I sat on my then, cream leather sofa with .....well you can imagine, waiting for the midwife to come and admit me to hospital (thank god it wasn't a fabric 3 piece! ). It is the only time I have left the house without Make-up and with flashing blue lights above my head. I will never forget the looks on my little girls faces who were then 11, 9 and 8.
3. My favourite dessert is Creme Brulee, but I am a sucker for cheesecake and cupcakes.
4. I love spending money (but you knew that).
5. The thing I want most in the world is a Chanel 2.55.
6. I am adopted (does anyone know how women can give kids away - I have never worked that one out).
7. I visited Japan in 1998 on a business trip with work (yes I once had a great job and a good figure and brains - I really don't know where it all went wrong).
8. I hate housework and would much rather sit at my laptop all day than tackle cleaning the oven.
9. I carry some worry beads with me all the time. Daughter 1 bought them back from holiday 2 years ago - I have decided they don't work, I am the biggest "worry guts" of a Mum on the planet and still treat the girls as if they are 5. Two minutes after leaving the house, I ring to check they are OK, I get lots of abuse in return.
10. I love perfume and at the moment I own three, Hermes Eau Des Merveilles for day, Insolence by Guerlain or Tom Ford White Patcouli for night. I prefer the Tom but the Guerlain gets the most comments and lasts for ever - you can smell it on your hair for days.
Many Congratulations I now award the Honest Scrap Award to:
Monday, 3 August 2009
Um, not so sure. They are very gold (as in yellow gold). They are a little too big (normally I go up a size in Gina, but it wasn't necessary in this style and they don't have these in my normal size, although I could get away with it) and the Cone heel, is, well, more like a bloody Cornetto! I have other Cone heel shoes but not as obvious as in this pair.