Tuesday, 28 August 2012

106. Bath Mini-Break

View from hotel...

Roman Bath visiting (top from H&M £3 in sale! skirt and creepers ebay)

Looking confused at the Roman Baths (bag by Mulberry)

Kir Royale with impressive curly lemon

Bath By Night

The Abbey

Shopping Day! (top-Brighton Lanes, skirt and creepers-ebay, bag-Mulberry)

The boy looking pensive about the tiring shopping times ahead.

Last week the boy and I took a hard-earned week off work, including an overnight stay at The Best Western Abbey Hotel in Bath, which only cost us £40 for bed and breakfast after we had used a voucher from the hotel voucher shop that my dad and stepmum had given us as a Christmas gift-a really useful present! The first day we did touristy bits-hitting the Roman Bath's, and just generally walking around pretending we were cultured. The next day-what I had been waiting for-WE SHOPPED. I use the term "we" loosely-I spent about £200 on clothes and accessories...Tom bought us dinner and an ice cream. Lovely boy. We also booked trains really cheaply-travelling mainly with Great Western trainline. Per person, it cost £6 to get there, and £7 to get back. Ridiculously cheap, and we didnt have to travel at stupid times or anything.

It's now one week after we went, and I am back at work. What I wouldn't give to be prancing about in front of amazing architecture, drinking cocktails and eating an immense wild boar burger instead of dutifully serving customers then collapsing on the sofa in my pants...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

105. New Purchase: KG Kurt Geiger Purse

It's a thing of beauty right? Even though it pained me to empty out my old faithful H&M purse, I had lost too many coins out through a hole in the coin section, as well as the fact it would randomly come undone in my bag and empty my cards everywhere. This would cause me great embarrasment in shop queues as I scrabbled about "It's in here somewhere...!" listening to people sigh behind me. Yes, I definitely needed a replacement.

I did not realise how difficult it would be to find the perfect purse-in budget, not hideous looking and large enough to hold my passport which I carry around just in case I spontaneously decide to jet off somewhere. That's a lie. I use it for ID as I don't have a driving license.

After several months, yes, months checking shops whenever I popped in, and browsing online casually, and then one full on six hour hardcore session of shopping, I finally found THE ONE in Kurt Geiger. I finally smiled, and my boyfriend more than smiled with relief that he did not have to traipse round anymore accessories sections in a lost manner. Apart from being big enough, with enough card slots, and a seperate zip section for coins it is black, with gold hardware, just like my handbag. PERFEC'!

If you also like it very much, you can get it online for forty British pounds here. There are other colours and other materials too. Enjoy!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

104. You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes...

According to River Island's shoe blurb "you can never have too many shoes"

THANK GOODNESS. As I am coveting so many shoes from them right now. It's my birthday coming up next week, I have 10 days off work, which is including a trip to Bath for a couple of days-and one of those days will be shopping. So I'm hoping I may cure this shoe sickness I have. Here's my favourites at the moment...

Grey Lace Up Flatforms £20
I really want platform Superga's but I don't really like the pitiful selection of colours available in the UK. I think these are a good compromise!

Lace Up Wedge High Tops £40
Bit late on the wedge trainer bandwagon, and a lot of them I don't like the look of, but something about these makes my feet go "oooooooooohhh"

Wedge Sandals £35
I don't really have any comfy girly heels and end up wearing creepers or boots or crippling heels when I'm going out, and so I think these would be a practical but pretty choice.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

103. Style Crush- Clemence Poesy

Beautiful french actress Clemence Poesy. Does the downtown chic look perfectly-oversized tees and shirts with skinny jeans and boots, with the odd amazing jacket thrown in. And boy does she scrub up well too-particularly love her when she's pairing beautiful designer dresses with chunky biker boots.
Oo. La. La.

Here are some items currently available for you to steal her style. If you have her blonde-messy-but-sleek tresses to match then congratulations-I hate/heart you.

French Connection Sub Zero Wizard Dress £77
How bloody gorgeous?

Jacquard Dress at Topshop Boutique £85
Understated but beautiful

T by Alexander Wang Tank at The Outnet £40.50
Daytime Slouchy Chic

Scarlett Skinny Jeans in Crispy by Lee £99.90
I own these exact jeans and LOVE them.

H by Hudson Riley Boot at Office £160
Classic Black Boot can never fail. Worth the investment in my book.

River Island Pocket Tee £20
I NEED THIS. Nuff said.

Asos Jewelled Collar £18
Perfect for dressing up a grungey tee like the River Island one.

Asos Metal Tip Satchel £28
Massive massive bargain!

There you go! Apologies if I'm making you crave shopping!