21 Feb 2014

Weekly Instagram

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

Monk Strap Shoes

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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

Perfect Spring & Summer Dresses

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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

Map of East London

Map of East London
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 caf├ęs, 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

Hair History

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

Valentine's Dinner

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

Weekly Instagram

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

Sunny Days

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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

Brighten Up

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1 Nails // 2 Bag // 3 T-Shirt // 4 Necklace // 5 Skirt // 6 Bobby Pins // 7 Books // 8 Ballet Flats

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

Flowers Everywhere

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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.