Monday, 27 August 2012

sunset skies and sunny delights

so it's been a good day so far, i got up and dressed and saw the boy off to work and went about my domestic duty of cleaning and washing. popped to the shop as i decided we needed some milk and picked up some kenco milicano for a cosy cup of coffee in my favourite vintage cup and saucer.

anyway, enough of the morning talk. i picked up this polka dot shirt a while ago on one of mine and the boys days out to woodbridge. woodbridge is such a beautiful village and full of so much character and the charity shopping is pretty good as i'm sure alot of people know! it's a bit of a big shirt, but i think it works better as a light-weight jacket just to add to a simple outfit. it's got shoulder pads which i always alwasy adore, they give such a structered elegant look to any piece and can dress it up or dress it down depending on the item. with this shirt, i tucked the sleeves up under the shoulder pads to give them more definition. i teamed this with a simple white vest and one of my favourite finds, a deep red velvet skater skirt.
in the other pictures, i substituted the polka shirt for another recent charity find which is this beigey/cream blouse with an unusual collar, its a circle collar that sort of buttons up underneath the other side of the collar (hard to explain!) please feel free to cringe and the constant overload of pictures, i'm sorry! i just love to see how pictures portray and outfit and seeing all different views, that's the first thing that draws me into each persons post.
of course i had to show you all my new favourite cup.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

toile du jouy

I've been such a lazy blogger, however my excuse is I've had absolutely no picture inspiration, boo :( so this is just a short one to feature my new dress that is beautiful and I'm completely in love with it!)

It's got that print that you always see on bed linen and curtains and cushions but not always that often on clothing. Having this print dress now kind of makes me gladIi didn't get the curtains and bedding otherwise I may have a looked a bit obsessed ..

So, the fit of this dress is perfect, it sinches in at the waist but not too tight so it's comfortable. I don't know what anyone else has thought when they've look at the dress but I thought it was quite sitff material or just plain cotton that you'd get a bog standard blouse made out of , but to my surprise it was a really light material, almost a cold material (if that makes sense ..(I'm no material expert)).
I love the cut out shoulders of this dress, I personally think it gives it a bit of an edge to make it stand out from a normal print shirt/dress.
Normally with dresses like this, they're too short for me because I have long legs, however this one is a good length without being too long or too short (although I do love a good midi dress).

The extra specialness about this dress is that my lovely lovely boy drove to Norwich on his day off work to surprise me with it when I got home from work (what a cutie!) along with some new bedding and a houndstooth pencil skirt from Primark and one of my favourites carbonara for dinner!

(excuse the poor pictures)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

daisy days

This is a good time to be writing a post, just defeated the boy on mario kart! now got some Reese's peanut butter cups for blogging inspiration ...

This outfit is a new little put together, I know it's not completely fancy or anything spectacularly wild, but it worked! Unfortunately the trousers are a little big for me as they are a size 12, (debating whether to get them taken in or not) but i loved the print, reminded me slightly of rupert bear trousers (except a different colour of course). In a way it's quite handy them being a little big as I can wear them high waisted with a skinny black belt. As you may have guessed these are yet another charity shop purchase at an amazing £1!Ii also added just a small white crop top to the outfit for a bit of simplicity and also a mint green cardigan later as it was quite a windy day! The white crop top was purchased from Topshop at a very reasonable £6 and I think it's quite easy to wear. Although I'm not usually one that likes to show any flesh around the middle (despite having tattoos on my ribs) I thought I'd break this thought .. My bog standard basic black wedges finished off this outfit that I got from H&M in Norwich along with the mint green cardigan. I know that everyone has been buying the Topshop coloured socks with the frill trim but I personally love them and everyone who I've seen wearing them has made them look so good!

Going along to the Vintage Market at Snape Maltings on Sunday with the boy and maybe some family, I'm sure I'll pick up a few gems that I'll share with you guys!