dinner with my 2 favourite girls at Vivo - new awesome mug - new haircut from The Chapel - Saturday night out in town - home made peanut butter and chocolate cookies - message for my Valentine - red nails - best dessert ever - first sunny day in ages - lunch at the Shake Shack Covent Garden - home made red velvet cupcakes - cute candy shop on St. Christopher's Place
20 Feb 2014
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I am a huge fan of brogues. I have been wearing my black patent ones pretty much every other day this winter. The other day I walked into a Russel & Bromley as Joe was looking for some work shoes and saw the above monk strap shoes FOR WOMEN. I have seen them around for men all over but I have never seen a women's version as pretty as this one. Unfortunately they are quite a lot more expensive than I can afford at the moment so I have added them to my wish list and very much hope the wish will come true. Fingers crossed!
19 Feb 2014
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When I bought my beloved Whistles Terrazzo dress (see #5) in the sale last Christmas, I had in mind that I would be attending a few weddings this year and that I would be in need for pretty dresses to suit the occasions. Since I don't want to wear the same outfit every time , I have been browsing for dresses which will work at weddings but also for the everyday, simply so that I can get the most for my money. Currently I am coveting a stripey Oasis dress (#3), a mint green dotted one (#7) and a black and coral tropical shirt dress (#8) from French Connection.
18 Feb 2014
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I love a cute map of a city, country or the world and when I found this one above from the area of London I live in, I just had to share it with you. Although it may not be the most interesting area for tourists, living here is a breeze. There are parks, plenty of interesting restaurants, bars and cafés, cool pop up shops, fancy second hand boutiques, food and flower markets, all kinds of different people and so on. What I actually love the most is that the area is not yet run over by tourists and that you can actually go for a weekend walk without bumping into someone every other second.
17 Feb 2014
Over the past 27 years I have had a number of haircuts. Up to the year of 10, I had very straight, almost blond hair, sported a bob and a full on fringe. Almost as soon as I turned 11, my hair started going all curly and huge and the following 5 years is what I like to call "the dark ages". My hair was a mess. I couldn't deal with the frizzy thickness and looked a total disaster. From about 16-17, I started getting to grips with it, grew my hair out long, maintained a side parting and a wavy fringe for about 3 years. In 2006 I fancied going darker and died my hair cocoa brown. After that I pretty much just let it grow, and grow, and grow. A week after I handed in my Master Thesis in January 2012, I decided it was time for a change and chopped it all off for the first time in ages, inspired by Olivia Palermo's do. However, the maintenance of it was such hard work that I decided to let it grow out again. Last week I decided to chop it all off again. This time I went for an Alexa Chung inspired haircut with a fringe and although the fringe is a lot of work, I am enjoying the new look. Let's see what comes next.
14 Feb 2014
I have never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. In my opinion, it is very overrated, overpriced and over-romanticized. I love buying a card for Joe every year, however, I can never justify a present or a dinner out (particularly at those exorbitant Valentine's menu prices). I much prefer having little date nights spontaneously every now and then or getting little gifts for Joe whenever I happen to find something that I think he'd really like. To make sure we don't just let the day go by unnoticed, we decided to cook a special dinner at home ourselves. The menu we decided on is fettuccine with scallops & prosciutto for the starter, steak with salad & potato wedges as our main and chocolate & coffee fondants as the dessert.
7 Feb 2014
first Easter eggs this year - fancy biscuits - Monday morning - first Martini from our bar cart with the new Riedel glasses - dots and striped for bed time - FAB! - sun coming out after bad Saturday storm - wardrobe tidy - checking out one of this season's trends: bucket bags - the new Cath Kidston store at 180 Piccadilly - Sunday sunshine - delicious Eton Mess cupcake from the Hummingbird Bakery
5 Feb 2014
Last Saturday we had the sun come out for the first time after a long grey and rainy January. The good weather actually lasted quite a few days and it instantly had me longing for Spring, no-socks-days, leaving work and actually still getting some daylight in the evening and wearing sunglasses again. Just as I was dreaming about the Summer too, I stumbled across this picture and now I definitely cannot wait for Winter to be over any more.
4 Feb 2014
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Last weekend I popped into the new Cath Kidston flagship store at 180 Piccadilly and although I've always been a fan of the brand, this new store is really too pretty to be true. I had a quick browse through their home department before ending up in the fashion section where I saw the Brighten Up Stripe Skirt (above). It has a lovely and fresh looking pattern, the soft, silky fabric falls into place very nicely and it'd be a great style for both Spring and Summer. Because of the subtle colours, I imagine it goes with pretty much everything in my wardrobe which means I could probably consider this an investment piece.
3 Feb 2014
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I know it isn't quite Spring yet, however, that doesn't mean I can't get ready for it. Just like last year, statement necklaces are still on the top of my wishlist and I love the idea of combining an outfit of blue jeans and a nautically striped top with a pink flower necklace. Currently I am coveting the above six.