I know many of you have told me that you never wear shorts, but for me they are a summer essential that I will continue to wear no matter how old I get, but I would never go shorter in leg length than those in the picture, just above the knee is high enough for my age I think and I must say what a fab photo by the hubby here (not) love how the sun is shining on my chest, just to make it look even bigger. I know he is very tall and I am very short but he needs to get down on his knees in future (the best place for any man if you ask me).
I Spent the afternoon in Maidstone shopping yesterday and whilst having a browse in Zara, I happened to stumble across the divine Zara heels I have seen on so many bloggers. They only seemed to have two pairs left in store both in the red/fuschia colourway whereas most of the ones I have seen being worn around the blogsphere seem to be black. One pair was in a 39 so I quickly kicked off my ballet pumps and tried them on. I had read that they were the most comfortable heels many of you actually own, well if that is the case, there is obviously something wrong with my feet as there was no way I could have worn them, well not for very long anyway. Fine if I was going out for a meal and being ferried somewhere by taxi, I could probably just about get away with it, but I have a wedding next Thursday that I really wanted them for and have an old whistles dress that I have only worn twice (both times to weddings) that I usually wear with fuchsia shoes but there was no way I could have kept these on all day, no matter how much I loved them in the flesh and truly I did love them and have looked at them quite a few times on the website since yesterday and am almost wishing I had bought them just so that I could look at them when I open my wardrobe everyday, I am sure that would make me very happy, the price certainly does at only £29.99.
They now appear to be sold out and OH has just said "I told you to get them". Oh well he who hesitates is lost right?
Ever since our day out in London on Monday our visit to the Chanel counter in Selfridges has left me pondering over Chanel bags and whether they really are worth the money. I looked at a tiny gold bag, it wasn't the Wallet on a Chain but a small oblong thing which had credit cards slots and a zip compartment inside (so a purse on a chain basically) and judging by the size of it I was convinced it would have to come in somewhere under the £1,000 mark but sadly I was wrong. When OH asked the price it turned out to be £1,340 and I was left gobsmacked! The Sales Assistant said "this is the last one in this style" and OH pointed out how many times it had been touched almost to the point where it looked as though it would crack at any minute. We then went upstairs to the Shoe Gallery knowing that they have an assortment of Chanel bags there as well. They were all dark and dreary in colour, not black, which I would really like but dullard greys, burgundies etc. There was one I liked quite high up (having a 6ft 4in hubby does come in handy sometimes) and when OH got it down and we looked inside, it was over three grand. Having wanted a Chanel bag for so long, I am really beginning to think long and hard about them. Firstly the fact that they are so stupidly expensive but also the fact that you walk around London and so many people seem to have them, surely they can't all be authentic which then leads me to worry about the amount of fakes that may have saturated the market. Even on facebook, somebody that I know sells fake goods from time to time, sometimes high end make-up and sometimes handbags and recently she had 2.55 copies for £45, yes seriously. She has delivery drivers going all over the county and posts up on FB what deliveries are being made and where, she must be making a fortune, illegally I might add. I haven't seen her touting her wares on there for a while, maybe Customs and Excise have had a tip off for the next BBC "Fake Britain" series, who knows, but one thing I do know is that I am scared of buying vintage and even they aren't cheap, so you may as well buy a new one anyway! Oh well something to think about even though there are far more pressing matters in the world, but you know what its like when you are obsessed by something and will never be truly happy until you have it?
Small consolation came in the way of a Topshop sale haul. The daughters gave a shout out that it had started so I thought I would have a quick look and don't tell Chloe, but the silver skirt and blush top I picked out instore that she consequently bought, had been reduced! As it was me that picked them out originally I ordered them, oh naughty me, what does Mary Portas say about women in their forties not wanting to dress like their 20 year old daughters? OK so I normally follow this advice to the letter but on this occasion, I didn't.
The skirt was a tenner, the sandals £12. OK so they are not the elusive gold designer flats I have been lusting after but can't find anywhere, but they were a bargain - couldn't go wrong really! Oh and did I say that the Chanel sandals in Selfridges were really disappointing? No? Well trust me they were shite and they didn't have the thong ones with the 2 x C's on the front which I've seen around this season. Stupid Shop. Stupid Karl and stupid Chanel, you are all getting on my nerves.
Let me know what you have managed to snag in the sales this past week and if you are up for a little online shopping this weekend and I must confess, online is so much easier than going through all those rails searching desperately for your size, John Lewis sale has started, as has Reiss and Harrods have an extra 10% off this weekend.