Monday, 9 August 2010

COS BECAUSE

I wonder if I'm the only person that makes visual shopping lists by taking photos of myself in changing rooms?
I always think it's good to have a reference of the things you didn't buy whether it's to remind you of why you didn't waste your money or (as is more often the case for me) to remind you what you loved but couldn't afford when pay day rolls around. Contrary to popular belief I don't particularly enjoy shopping in real life shops, especially not in Central London. Definitely not on a Saturday. A targeted approach is much better.

This is what I didn't buy in Cos last weekend..

Dress £45

I got to work on Monday and someone was wearing this, I hate that, so I'm glad I didn't buy it. On the other hand I am definitely going back for this collar:

Only £25 I don't know why I didn't buy it, I've been thinking about it ever since in that annoying way, like I've got nothing to wear but if I owned that one thing I didn't buy last week I would definitely have something to wear, because it would go with everything and solve all wardrobe conundrums ever.
Pictured here with the first dress/t-shirt that came to hand (think it's actually a t-shirt, I had to creatively tug at it so it appeared a semi-decent length for the photo). Love love the colour.

Obvs I didn't leave empty handed, this is what I did buy:

Shorts £45
I adore the super high waist on these and the colour of course, they will see me well into AW with some nice rust coloured tights, because let's face it, we have about 3 weeks of bare legs left. Sigh!

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NAIL ENVY

Wah! Nails might be all the rage right now but my Grandma has been working fierce nails for as long as I can remember. Check out the latest:


















She's just so ahead of the times!

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Sunday, 8 August 2010

MY SO-CALLED LIFE

So, I started hanging out with Rayanne Graff, just for fun. Just 'cause it seemed like if I didn't, I would die, or something. ...Things were getting to me. Just how people are -- how they always expect you to be a certain way. Even your best friend. ...Like, with boys, like they have it so easy. Like you have to pretend you don't notice them noticing you. ...Like cheerleaders. Can't people just cheer on their own? Like to themselves? ...School is a battlefield for your heart. So when Rayanne Graff told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen. 'Cause she wasn't just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life"



The boxset was only £7.99 on Amazon, practically free, who could say no? I'm wearing my dungarees in appreciation. So many people hate the 90s for fashion, but so far I want pretty much all of Angela's wardrobe and I'm only one disc in!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Monday, 2 August 2010

FLASHBACK KIRCHOFF

I knew the Meadham Kirchoff show would be a grower. The whole layered styling was a bit overwhelming on the catwalk, but these backstages images are so hanutingly beautiful. The make up! The jewellery!







I can't remember where I found them though, shout if they're yours!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

50s

It's impossible to ignore the influence the 50s is having on fashion right now. I don't know how/if I'll be wearing it myself, but I the editorials are going to be amazing!




LOOK BOOK

A fitting post for my first post of August - an overcast Sunday morning - still obsessing about Autumn/Winter.




All images from ASOS.com