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!