Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Old age accessories

Last week, I bought what I think is my best accessory purchase of the year.

A chain for my glassses.

Those of you that dont wear glasses won't know the frustration of going into another room, needing to look at something far away (or up close if you're long sighted) and realising that you've left your glasses in the other room. Again. Even though you'd been wearing them for AGES and had just taken them off for a minute.

And now for just £1 from H&M, my problem is solved! Not only do I have my glasses on me at all times, but I am also rocking an old lady/librarian look which I think works really well with my new dark hair! What do you think? (Excuse the very posed picture!)


Friday, 22 October 2010

Glove love

I got my vintage gloves! £4.60 from ebay. They're very comfy, the only bad thing is that I'd forgotten the issue of having to take my rings off when I put gloves on; I wear 6 rings so it is a bit annoying. Especially as I live in fear of losing one of my rings.

Does anyone else wear loads of rings? It seems to be fairly unusal these days, people are always commenting on how many rings I wear. I love them though, and seeing as I aquire them at a rate of about one every 6 months, my fingers will be full up soon!

My lovely glove(s):

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


I can't stop buying things! I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm sure many people are in this position too, but I have to stop, I'm running out of space/money/reasons.

Here are my two favourite new things:

Black hat from Velvet (£15)

'Simulation Mink' coat (great description!) from Snoopers Paradise in Brighton (£22)

Both bought on a Sunday that I thought would be a lot cheaper than it turned out!

So no more buying anything this month. Unless it's a great bargain. Or I really need it. Or I really want it.
I've decided to buy some of my Christmas presents when I get paid at the beginning of November. I know, shoot me now, I said the C-word! But it has to be faced up to sometime, and since I've been adding to a bookmark folder called 'possible presents' all year, full of lovely things, it's not going to be too much of an ordeal (hopefully).

I also managed to steal some great stuff from clearing out my Dad's house ahead of him moving; a wooden bread bin, a very weird/wonderful black goldfish vase, a great giant wicker hamper/basket for storage and a truly beautiful watch on a chain. I know those kind of watches are coming back into fashion at the moment, but I love having one that is genuinely old, beautiful, and has sentimental value - my Dad bought it for his Mum's birthday about 40 years ago. It only keeps the time for about half an hour, so I'm going to try and get it fixed, but I'll be wearing it either way!

Edit: Took some pics this morning to show off the watch:


Monday, 11 October 2010

Autumn changes

Well, 2 days before a long-awaited holiday wasn't the best time to start a blog! But at least it means I actually have some interesting stuff to share. I went to Turkey for a week, first holiday abroad with the boyfriend, and it was amazing!

I've added this gorgeous dress to my wardrobe (new dresses are almost literally a weekly occurance, but it's from another country so slightly more interesting!):

And on my first day back I bought these gorgeous shoes from a charity shop for £5.99:

You can't tell, but those are knee high socks, I've always wanted to rock that look, and I love it!

My other change is that I have gone from quite a blonde blonde, to a very dark brunette! It's only been 2 days so far and I'm still getting used to it, I really feel like a spy in a cheesy movie that's tried to (badly) disguise her identity by having a drastic dye job! I do like it a lot, but I'm wondering if a) I'll be treated any differently and b) if I'll act any differently - i.e. will I be less 'dumb blonde'? (I do know the answer is no, not at all, I am always the 'dumb' part whatever my hair colour!!)

And lastly, it is properly Autmn now; even though it's gloriously sunny here in Brighton you can feel a slight cold edge, but this is my favourite kind of weather so I'm happy! I'm currently searching ebay for some vintage gloves...I'll put a picture up when I find them.