Sunday, 2 December 2012

Zara - Bots

I was recently lucky enough to travel the world on a really big shopping trip (yep even I was jealous of myself....although now I am back it feels as though I never went anywhere and the only clue to my worldwide shopping spree is my credit card debt! Oh and some really fabulous clothes, but that's a whole other blog!). The reason I am telling you (bragging) about my trip is because I came home and realised that although I love Zara and Topshop (almost more than my Nan.....I said almost) I was so disappointed that every city in the world I traveled to, had a giant store on every corner and Europe was pumping with Zara-bots and Topshop chicks! It used to be a treat to travel to Spain and get the latest rags from Zara or lose a few hours in Topshop on Oxford Street but now it seems the world is being over run with all the same stores. Don't get me wrong I was the first to queue for 5 hours to rush into Zara when it first opened in my hometown and I love/adore/obsess over some of the amazing things in store but when you travel half way around the world only to turn up to a Parisian party wearing the same dress as someone else there (true story! Horror, shock etc) it starts to get a bit "small world after all". 
I guess the economic down turn (yawn) is to blame for all the small indie boutiques closing down and the chains taking over but what is a girl to do? ........Shop at H&M and Massimo Dutti while you still can and they haven't opened there doors down-under yet! Oh and an exclusive collection never goes astray either, if you're listening Zara.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sweatpants the new Botox?

Slim fit sweatpants from
I confess....... I wore sweatpants to a pub! (AND a pair not even as sexy as the one's pictured, well if I'm really honest, not even close!)
I know, I know, I should be ashamed, I shouldn't be  blogging about it that's for sure BUT something very interesting happened. 
I got asked for ID. Yep that's right. I haven't been asked for ID in..... (well lets not give too much away here!) .....lets just say its been ages! Sans make-up, with sweatpants and a sweater on I got asked for ID! Am I to assume that all that time spent putting on make-up and nice clothes only makes you look....gasp....older! WTF? I don't understand? I will just have to assume it was a glitch in the matrix and all the effort I usually put in to looking glam is really worth it and not just aging!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Winter Blues

It is officially winter (confirmed by the gale force winds and constant rain!) and all I can manage to wear (without freezing to death!) is a sweater! Boring.
Don't get me wrong I am extremely thankful that you can at least wear a statement necklace over a sweater to create some interest this season and I have long been a fan of the knotted, belted sweater look but that is seriously where it ends for the creativity I can muster up for a sweater. Ok so you can add a scarf. But that is seriously where it ends!
Help! Bring back summer asap! I am in a sartorial slump.
Olivia Palermo rockin the sweater+necklace!
Acne Ruth Sweater in Desert
Mawi Sunray Tube Necklace

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Emperor's New Clothes

I love the thrill of new clothes and accessories (who doesn't?) and I even love the thrill of waiting for said clothes to arrive in the post (committed online shopper!). I buy most things online these days (think first name basis with the postman!) and while I am waiting for them to arrive I think about the places we will go together, the life I will lead in my new..... Gold Fingers Chanel nail polish/French Sole Harriet ballet flats/Zara Floral Shirt/Christian Louboutin Unbout Illusion Pumps (Umm... Honey if you're reading this I promise I didn't buy all these this week! Wink). Surely my new Louboutin pumps will take me to a fabulous industry party, I'll definitely get to walk the Champs Elysees in my new French Sole's and my Chanel polish will no doubt get me an invite to Brad and Angelina's wedding...... ok so maybe not....... but my new fashion items do let me fantasize about the future I will lead with them in it. Perhaps the fantasy won't match the reality but a girl can dream!
Chanel Gold Fingers Nail Polish
French Sole Harriet Black Suede

Christian Louboutin Neon Yellow & Plastic Heels

Zara Floral Chiffon Shirt

Thursday, 17 May 2012

If I won the lotto...

This week I dreamed I won the lotto. Turns out my dream didn't come true (surprise surprise!) but it got me thinking..... what would I buy if I could buy anything I wanted? I actually got really stuck.... for a second.
I am so used to searching for the best online deal I can get for a new Chloe handbag,
Chloe Janet bag
finding the perfect off runway look on for 20% off today only, hunting through racks at the local charity shop praying for a vintage Chanel! 
Vintage Chanel dress
So when I thought about money no longer being an option I wondered how I would shop? I would have to learn a whole new way of looking at things. I would be able to choose things based on simply what I loved the most, not what was on sale/flawed/discounted/old!
How strange that would be. Would I fill my new wardrobe with investment pieces or would I recklessly buy fast fashion? I guess I won't truly know until I win the lotto (trying out some positive thinking!) but I think it would be a really big adjustment.......... yes a really big fabulous adjustment! I can't wait!! (more positive thinking, don't judge me, haven't you read The Secret! Sorry I know that was soooo 2009).

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The power of red lips

Never underestimate the power of red lipstick! 
I have always been a little in awe of red lipstick and its powers.
Its the cheapest pick me up ( if you don't count Chanel) money can buy and any shade of red will do the job. Its empowering, its gets you noticed and men seem to be far more pliable when red lipstick is involved. Children love it (surprise!) and its goes with just about everything!
If you haven't ever tried it (gasp!) or its been a while, glide on a layer of red lipstick and see its magic ( well maybe that's a slight exaggeration, its won't make your legs longer! Shame.)  unfold!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Lust Have Heels

I'm making a list and checking the price, gonna find out what will bankrupt me twice.......

Louboutin Black & Plastic Heels
 3.1 Phillip Lim Silver Perspex Heels
Alexander Wang Colette Heels

LV Merry Go Round leather heels