October 28, 2010

Love at First Sight

Sometimes, fate just hands you an amazing deck of cards. Like when you're holidaying in Florence with your Mum, and you just happen to have a few spare hours for shopping before your train to Cinque Terre. And then you stumble across an amazing store like Dixie. And then you spot, out of the corner of your eye, the best item of clothing you've seen all trip. It's so unique, so soft, so special, so warm, so chic, so perfect for the coming season, so YOU. Plus, your Mum owes you a birthday present, so it's so free. BONUS!

Some might say it was meant to be...

xxx L

October 20, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

I write this blog while eating some delissimo Whittakers dark caramel chocolate, which I probably shouldn't have, as I've already had some sweet treats today. But sweet food, like chocolate, is one of my guilty pleasures. Which is topical, as this post is all about those guilty pleasures that we love in life. Sneaking that extra piece of chocolate, watching the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (I may have also watched a few episodes of this tonight!), or buying that spur-of-the-moment purchase.

I did that today. I had an hour between interviews and decided to check out the latest offerings in Zara. I primarily went in there to look for coporate gear, as I have a severe lack of anything corporate in my wardrobe, due to my last job being quite a casual affair. Which is not ideal when hunting for things to wear for all of these interviews (oh life of a job hunter). So I went into Zara, pottered around and then somehow found myself walking out of the store with these (in berry). Woops.

Image Source: www.zara.com

In my defense, I HAD been looking for suede wedges (without the cork heel) for a while...AND these were quite cheap...AND they're suitable for a corporate attire...AND...I'm worth it!

Now aren't these reasons enough?

I hope you all have a week filled with guilty pleasures! Love to you all!

xxx L

October 14, 2010

Riding My Way Into European Fashion!

Wooaaahhhh.....woooaaahhhh....wwoooaahhhhh there Bessie!

Oh, didn't I tell you? Yeah, I'm a professional horse rider now. How did I become one I hear you ask? Oh, well I just bought a pair of riding breeches from Zara in gay Pareeee and then VOILA! Professional horse rider at your service. Make that professional FRENCH horse rider! I mean, I did buy the pants in France after all! Here they are, the photos don't really do them justice. They're super comfy, are the best length (ankelets are oh so hot right now), they have leather appliques on the inner knees, they're versatile black and they have cute button detailing. Plus they're kinda high waisted...so that's like heaps of hot trends all rolled into one. How economical!

Image Source: www.zara.com

I must have a thing for leather / suede detailing right now, as these pants seem part of the same family as the tights from my last post!

Right must jet, I have to add my new profession to my CV and then I gotta take ol' Bessie out for a canter around my fancy British mansion. Turrah!

xxx L

October 4, 2010


Dear Fashion Guardian Angel,

Since I've been a really good girl this year, can you please get someone to gift these ASOS Suedette Patch Leggings to me? I think they'd really suit my personal style and would help me to be a better person in this world. I don't think that I can live without them now.

Image Source - www.asos.com

Much appreciated FGA. You're a doll.

xxx L

The Saints Show that White is Right!

Ahhh long time no post, sorry, the stresses of travelling around Europe! Hah! I'm back to reality now though, am currently based in London, looking for a job. So if you know of any vacancies, let me know! But enough about that, let's get down to business! Over the last wee while I've been debating the status of white jeans in the fashion world. Initially my first reaction was, ewww no way! White jeans are so trashy, they go hand-in-hand with VPLs! But then I realised that I was thinking about white PANTS, you know those tight and heinous ones seen on the less classy ladies around town, paired with the clearly visible g-string - ick. So yes, initially the combination of white and pants freaked me out.

But then I started seeing classy people around me wearing gorgeous white jeans, looking oh so chic and French! I spyed some beauties on Regent St and thought, may as well try them on. Just to see. Just to sneak a peak and see if they looked hot. Or not. And they actually looked pretty good! Beautiful quality, skinny leg darlings, from a great store called All Saints. See below for yourself!

Image Source: www.allsaints.com

Asides from an amazing denim range, All Saints has some pretty stunning clothes. What a great find! Plus they have great decor in every store (I may have been in a few now) - here's a pic I snapped when I was in one...

Pretty cool huh? So what are your thoughts on white jeans? I'm interested to hear!

I hope you're all having a fab time wherever you are! And if you're on the job hunt like me, I feel your pain peeps.

xxx L