Thursday, 27 February 2014

today I am wearing...

I have a client meeting today so I can slip on a pair of heels - yay! I can't be bothered to go too formal, so smart casual it is.

I'm wearing a Mix Apparel dress, Tony Bianco metal point heels and a vintage 70s chain mail pendant (it was my mum's and I use to love sitting on her lap and fiddling with it, loving how it's linked over my fingers).

Friday, 21 February 2014

today I am wearing...

It's a cracker of a day again. Hot, humid (thank God for talc between the legs to ease a sweaty gusset!) a big blue sky and sunny. 

I swam in the pool this morning and had a moment of quiet gratitude (are you getting ready to stick your finger down your throat?). It struck me that I actually have everything I want and that anything else is really just a bonus. I know this contentment won't last for long and is probably just my hormones releasing happy vibes, but it is true. I have a happy marriage, my husband is still fit and the same size he was when we married, I have two healthy, happy kids, I get a ridiculous amount of joy from my two fat cats, we have a boat, a nice house near the sea and live in one of the best countries in the world, in a place where the sun shines almost ever day of the year. I have a lovely group of honest girlfriends and a wardrobe full of gorgeous dresses and shoes (including my beloved Louboutins!!!). Yes, I could have a bigger house on the seafront with a bigger pool, designer furniture and newer, trendier cars, but the truth is, I don't need it. I'm happy. Yes it would be nice, but as I said, we do actually have everything that we set out to have when we left London and moved here. 

So for this glorious day, I am wearing as little as possible. It's too hot for clothes. This is an old Primark beach dress from years ago, with a pretty green flowery Gilly Hicks bra and my glass beads.

Have a wonderful weekend people!

Primark UK dress, Gilly Hicks bra, glass beads

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

new season stilettos

Yay! Tony Bianco have stilettos to lust over again! After almost a year of very disappointing, bloody ugly clunky shoes, the new season designs feature some beautiful heels. Hoorahhh! These are all on my wish list... 

Monday, 17 February 2014

BAFTAs red carpet hits

I haven't seen any real fashion clangers so far, on the BAFTAs red carpet. Not a huge selection of outfits to choose from, as there are never as many A grade celebs at the London gig. Still I think the actresses hit the mark nicely with these lovely numbers...

The stand out winner for me! Lupita Nyong'o looks 
gorgeous in this Dior emerald gown with slick metal belt.

Samantha Banks looks understated but simply
perfect in white Calvin Klein.
Lilly looks young, fun and super girly in this gorgeous Vivienne Westwood dress.
I don't like the crappy feather thing in her hair though...

What can I say. Angie in a tux and stilettos. Sexy bitch!
Amy Adams looks smart (if a little safe and boring)
in Victoria Beckham

Olga Kurylenko looks like a pretty mermaid in this
Burberry dress. Would look soooo much better without
the bra strap thing and a big emerald pendant instead!

more sale bargains

Sussan has 50% off already reduced items ladies! I bought these slim fit jeans for only $15! They'll be great for autumn and look perfect with a pair of stilettos. I also couldn't resist the beaded clutch, also marked down to $15! Well - who could?!

I bloody well love a good bargain!  

Slim fit jeans reduced to $15! Coral suede Diavolina heels $8
Sussan Black beaded clutch bag reduced to $15!

Friday, 14 February 2014

happy valentines to me!

Had a shit couple of hours sorting out work invoice queries this afternoon. I hate invoice queries. Figures and maths do my head in. Ugh. But once a month I have media bills to reconcile. Thank God it's only a small part of my job. After that I figured I deserved a treat (it is Valentines Day after all)! I had 20 minutes to kill before the school run and needed (needed) retail therapy! Closet shop, Target. That had to do. 

Here are my browse-through-the-rails-and-try-on-really-quick choices.

I ended up gettting the two dresses (surprise surprise). The Aztec t-shirt dress $20 (was $29) and the black jersey (blend) rouched bodycon dress $40 (almost identical to a Witchery dress I resisted last week marked down to $69). I like the pantsuit, but they are just not-me and it was a bit cheapy-shiny (but only $39).

Two dresses. Better than roses and chocolates anyday!

Aztec dress $20. Jumpsuit $39. Bodycon dress $40. All from Target.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

that's a big one...

Seeing Pharrell Williams on the 'Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon' red carpet today (unfortunately I didn't attend in person), it suddenly struck me where dear Pharrell gets his style inspiration from!

Mr bloody Chatterbox, of course, with his rather large hat...

Pharrell IS Mr Chatterbox!  

Monday, 10 February 2014

today I am wearing...

My $18 'DFO' outfit.

I'm a little old to be wearing a dress like this, but when I'm just hanging at home I don't really care. It's comfy and summery and it keeps me cool. It was one of my bargain $5 Supre dresses, I've actually worn it a lot. 

Today, for popping over to a friends for coffee and gossip, I've added my new patent nude Diavolina wedges, bought at DFO a week or so ago for only $8!!!  I'm so glad I got them. I still can't believe they were $8 (down from $129)! 

Supre dress and Diavolina wedges

Monday, 3 February 2014

today I am wearing...

Saturday night Mr S and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. I wore my new midnight black (which means navy) Cue dress. I must say I do love it. It's such a classic, wearable design and it fits like a glove. The only slight bummer is that it seems to attract cat hairs... a problem when you have two fat, hairy, cats that slob around the house. 

I had intended on wearing my Louboutin's, but I ended up with blisters on my little toes after my earlier (see post below) shopping trip (I found out that my new Diavolina wedges rub, grrrr)! So on with my go-with-everything Tony Bianco' Alamo' tan sandals, and a little red lippy... I have never worn lipstick, I feel weird in it, but I like it on (some) people, so thought I'd give it a go out in public...

Cue dress and belt with Tony Bianco Alamo heels

Saturday, 1 February 2014

happy again!

Oh yes! That's better! Mine, all mine! Tony Bianco 'Lolita' stilettos $179 down to $39!!! I have them in black and now I have them in nude. Happy happy me! I love them.

I just couldn't quite shift the gloom of Fridays disappointing shopping trip. I still needed to get my stiletto fix. So I popped to Westfield Chermside first thing on Saturday morning. And there they were... I almost saw a ray of light and angels singing 'Hallelujah'. On sale (in Pulp) and in my size. It was meant to be. I feel whole again.

Tony Bianco 'Lolita' in skin $179 down to $39!!!