You must agree these shoes are to die for and what I wouldn't give for that pair with the studded heel!
Monday, 28 September 2009
You must agree these shoes are to die for and what I wouldn't give for that pair with the studded heel!
It was a bit of a no brainer really. I really wanted these French Connection Denim Leah leggings when the FC catalogue came through but I couldn't help but think that £70 for a pair of leggings or Jeggings, was a lot of money for my first purchase buying into the Legging trend.
Last week whilst at the hairdressers, the wonderful E, was singing the praises of the Kate Denim Asos Jegging at only £25. She said they came in different lengths and that she was so impressed with her first pair, she ordered more in different colours. On Wednesday I was in London (again) and whilst in French Connection Regent Street, to see if I could pick up two of those wonderful Limited Edition London Fashion Week dresses for my girlies, at only £25 each (I managed to get them!) I had a good look at the Leah Jegging. They looked pretty good but still I felt I couldn't justify that much money on them, so came home and looked online at the Asos ones. I then thought I would have a little peek on Ebay and guess what? I got a pair for £13.50! so even with p&p I saved a tenner! Sharon Rose will be proud!
Side zip, high waist to flatten the tum, can't go wrong really - bargain!
The FC limited Edition dress only 1,500 made and in other colourways this retails at £130, as worn by Frugal Fashionista's and Mrs Fab's daughters! My kids don't know they are born, I remember when my Nan used to knit my dresses!
Monday, 21 September 2009
Why shouldn't Alex Curran (Gerrard now actually) be there? She is one of the high profile WAGS with huge disposable income to spend on Designer attire and she always looks good. Unless its Angelina, Jennifer or VB, Grazia isn't interested, rarely does it feature WAGS although in the past Alex did a gorgeous shoot for Elle (I think it was Elle) and Coleen once did Vogue after Shulman spotted her in a restaurant with Wayne.
Ah exciting, the orange coloured transvestite looking Italian graced London with her presence.
ET attends London Fashion Week.
Surely Anna must have been baffled by some of her front row counterparts, Peaches and Lisa WTF? Is that the best they could do? Sit her next to these Z Listers and she definitely won't be back.
LDNFASHION First Anna Wintour sighting, at Luella. Today is going to be huge!
ELLEUK - Lorraine Kelly is in the front row at House of Holland, wearing a pinstripe suit with fabulous cleavage.
TimesFashion - Burning question:is the kitten heel ready to be resurrected? Are we ready?
Erm - NO!
Twiggy dressed more for something else beginning with F and I don't mean Fashion. Flea Market Chic? Christ, she looked better on Loose Women the other day....
One lady who really knows how to do "Glam" even in her 70's- you rock Joanie!
Sack of Shit, Sorry. Arrived late sweating like a Pig after going for a run, allegedly. Too much Cocaine in the Bog probably bought the sweats on and anyway who the fuck jogs in heels and hat?
Friday, 18 September 2009
Now what is it exactly that makes Vicky look 100 times better than Tana? Closed in shoes as opposed to YSL open toes (which are seasons old by the way, perhaps Gordon is going Bankrupt after all). I mean if you saw it in a shop you would assume it was a cocktail dress, but then VB rocks it for daytime with Sunnies and a tote! When I look at these pictures it makes me think that she has got something, that she is one of these women who could put on a black bin bag and heels and look great and how has she managed to master the art of looking stylish when I am a fair bit older and still can't do it? Perhaps some people do just "have it". Don't get me wrong she is not one of my style icons but I have to give credit where it is due.Now as for this "Motley Crew" WTF? and how does that Tania Brier get in on everything? I hope that 2 minutes after this picture was taken that dress fell down! Christ, I've had four bloody kids but I swear my boobs are higher than that! If you put the four of them in a sack and gave them a good shake, maybe one of them would come out looking good! I really don't know why I am being such a bitch......
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Over the knee boots are hot this season (shame I sold a pair on ebay last year, but too be honest I would feel a bit old for this look now) so I was surprised to find a pair, as the Outnet's stock is from past seasons. I think these blue metallic patent boots from Sergio Rossi are rather delicious and being as they are flat, it is an ideal way to get the over the knee look without crippling yourself. To me, winter boots should be flat and comfortable, I can't cope with rain and sleet in heels!
Over-the-knee patent boots
Original Price £524 Now £314.40 40% off
Next up are these gorgeous black leather Miu Miu gloves. If like me you are trying hard to create a wardrobe full of staple pieces, you can't go wrong with these. Luckily I already have a pair, but these are a worthwhile investment that will last years.
Ruffle leather gloves
Original Price £166 Now £99.60 40% off
a lovely bright scarf by Malene Birger which even the most recession hit fashionista's could treat themselves to! This will brighten up all those horrible drab winter colours we are starting to wear now and bring a bit of sunshine into those dull, dreary and freezing cold days ahead!
Salusia knitted scarf Original Price £98 Now £39.20 60% off
Monday, 14 September 2009
So RZ, to use one of your famous phases "Shut it down" right now love, before they all end up on Koodos.....
*Zagliani bags are injected with Botox to make the leather ultra soft (just incase you didn't know what I was on about!).
Zagliani Python pleated puffy bag £2,265 from Harvey Nichols.
Check out the large range of Fashion at John Lewis here.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
You can see the other items here.
Today - 11am. am off into town to main post office to collect parcel. Am scared it is not the eagerly awaited one, as that one may arrive whilst I am out! Wish me luck.....
11.52am. OK I am back and it is the eagerly awaited purchase! I am so excited but also filled with trepidation as I have not bought this particular garment in the correct size as they didn't have it, but often find I can go down a size in this brand in certain items, so I pray to God this will fit!
Before I go upstairs to get it out of the packaging and try it on, I am in a frisky mood and fancy playing a little game with you, naughty I know, but can you guess what it is, if I give you some clues?
1. It was very expensive for a High Street store (although all their stuff is expensive but this was excessively so). When I initially saw it, I loved it, but felt for the money I may as well have added £100 and got something more High End.
2. One of my favourite fashion bloggers, did a post on this item back in June.
3. I have a friends birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and although it is an item from the spring and summer collection, I am sure I will still be able to wear it.
4. It had £100 off in the sale. I saw it instore on Sunday but they only had a really tiny one, so I came home and checked out the site.
5. It will be a timeless wardrobe staple, great for my capsule wardrobe, I will be able to wear it next summer on holiday, to a wedding, any nights out.
Oh and I forgot to tell you I spent the money for the coat on this item, oh dear, I am naughty aren't I, spending winter jacket money on a summer .....
OK, so now I am off to see if it fits, dear God, if there is a God, please please...
Ah, there is a God, it fits! Now can you see a bit of the neckline beneath my hair? Have you guessed yet?
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Embroidered leather waistcoat
Original Price £3,440.21 Now £1,720.11 50% off
When I look at it, I can almost feel how soft the lambskin is to the touch and the stud detailing means it is bang on trend for this season as there is plenty of embellisment around. It may look a bit rock chick in the picture but could be styled differently for the more mature lady I'm sure!
Knowing me, if I had the money, I would probably have to buy this one....
I was also surprised by a couple of people who said they hadn't really found one to suit as I feel they suit everyone no matter what age or size you might be. Fab on skinny girls who can wear them done up with ease, but for larger ladies, wearing one open over a t-shirt or classic white shirt, can actally hide a mulititude of sins - well mine does!
Monday, 7 September 2009
Firstly, yesterday I was buying cashmere and trying on Puffa jackets and today is yet another day of glorious sunshine and very hot! At least we can get a bit more wear out of our summer clothes, as last Thursday and Friday almost had me climbing the loft ladder with vest tops in tow! I had todays outfit all sorted as it looked warm enough to wear short sleeves and hopped off to school in a white Jigsaw short sleeve t-shirt which has rolled up sleeves, some flared lightweight dark blue Levi's all topped off with a waistcoat. I don't usually keep hold of things that have gone out of fashion as wardrobe space is sparse and I have sold and lived to regret selling many things on Ebay in the past. For some strange reason I kept hold of a grey Next waistcoat so was more than pleased to see they are apparently quite fashionable AGAIN according to one of the London papers. So if you have one, pull it out now before it gets cold again, wear it like I did today or chuck it over a pretty summer dress, combinations with waistcoats are endless but they are very much wearable for us women of a certain age!
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
After a comment exchange with Sharon Rose, I was directed to the HBO site, where they show Carries outfits in Seasons 1 to 6 and whilst drooling over Patricia Fields ability as a stylist and her wonderful vintage and designer finds, I saw the coat below!
White Halston dress. Put a high street version on next summers wishlist now! Louboutins seem to be the order of the day so far, these sparkly ones come in at over £1,000, Yikes!
These Lemon coloured t-bar Louboutins were on net-a-porter for spring/summer in Lilac. I struggled with myself when they went in the sale at £309 and decided that it would be hard to match them up with an outfit and that I was best to wait until a) they were cheaper on The Outnet or b) could get a black pair. As you all know I did the latter, but you can bet every last buck, that the minute these go on The Outnet, Mrs Fab will have her card ready! Blue dress, yellow shoes, pink bag.....I think she has her surrogate twins on location in that slouch!