July 31, 2011

Hidden treasure

Don't you love it when you stumble across a great find (whether it be food, fashion or anything else) when you're just going about your daily life? This happened to me today...I was pottering around out east with my friend, perusing the local antiques, food and fashion markets, when I spotted an amazing stall at the Broadway Markets.

The stall was for Kate Sheridan, which I hadn't heard of before, but was really impressed with the brand's range of unique items, especially in the bag department. I picked myself up a gorgeous makeup bag / clutch with a pretty aztec print, for the cheap & cheerful price of £12!

I just checked out the website too & found some more items that I'd love to purchase! I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a wide range of items to choose from, which could be purchased online or at stores such as Urban Outfitters or TopShop. Not bad for a Saturday market stall, not bad at all.

This pretty little purse was my purchase, and it also came in a tobacco & teal colour combo, but I prefer the colour option below. I only just realised that this has a internal pocket too, which is oh so handy. How is this so cheap? Bargain much?

Black & Peach Triangle Make Up Bag

This bag screams preppy gym bunny to me. I love both the style of it and the unassuming colour, it's not showy but it's so cool...like the dark horse of the bag world. Plus it is SUCH a good price! £25.50 down from £85, what an investment for such a multi-functional bag. You could use this darling for taking your gear to the gym (hello health benefits), you could use this for an overnight getaway (hello romantic sojourn), you could use this when travelling to avoid check-in luggage fees (hello seeing the world AND saving money), so this is pretty much the ideal bag! What other bags are good for your health, love life, sightseeing or savings? Not many my friend, not many.

Barrel Bag

This bag reminds me of one that my friend Clauds used to have, which I was always super jel of as it seemed SO handy. This is just so BEAUTIFUL, in terms of the honey colour, the gorgeous Italian leather & the fact that this bag could fit everything in it that you could possibly need...wallet, bottle of water, phone, keys, lippy, magazines, bottle of vino vino, baguette, cheese, that item of clothing that you didn't need to buy but you really wanted...everything!

Miele Leather Shopper

I've always wanted a cosmetics bag like this - one that you could fold up for travelling and then unravel & hang in the bathroom. My friend Mamm has one similar & I was always jealous when he pulled it out when we were on holiday, although it was nowhere near as stylish as the one below. I have three international trips booked within the next two months...I reckon this is a very necessary purchase, right?

Triangle Print Travel Washbag
All images sourced from www.katesheridan.com

Hmm so maybe my plan to save money this pay won't go so well, but at these prices & beauty, it's pretty much an investment on my happiness, and you can't put a price on that!

Hope you're all having the best weekend - I'm off to a food festival tomorrow, can not wait!

xxx L

July 21, 2011

I got sunshine...

...on this rainy rainerson grey London day (London, I think you need to look up the meaning of 'summer'). My sunshine is, as always, based around fashion. This time in the form of some scrumdiddlyumptious lace ups. Oh how I love them. I first saw them about two months ago in duty free at Heathrow, then I spied them on my friend's colleague at a swanky bar in Amsterdam, and then they popped into my life a third time recently online. Three times a charm right?

I can't stop thinking about how ESSENTIAL these would be in my life. Yes essential. They are definitely a need item rather than a want, as I've realised this week that I have NO waterproof shoes. All of my shoes are useless when it comes to rain city - they either have holes in the sole (my hightops), leak after 2 mins in the rain (both my pairs of boots & my brogues) or they just generally aren't suitable for wet weather (suedesie, you're so fussy).

So really, it's a CRIME that I don't own these already!

Hello leather shoe which is easy to clean after puddle adventures, hello a mini-min heel which keeps me elevated from the wet pavement and hello a hot hot neon sole that will brighten up any grizzly day. Win, win and dare I say it...win.

I lusting over the white & green combo (rather than the chocolate & pink), which may surprise some of you (Dad, I don't pick the pink option every time!), but I feel that this is so fresh and so clean, plus would go with more outfits. Ideal non?

Image Source: Leonardo, KG by Kurt Geiger - www.kurtgeiger.com

Hope you're all having a delissimo day - yay it's almost the end of the working week! Time to get your dancing shoes on & party hard in the rain!

xxx L

July 11, 2011

Tick Tock...

Earlier this year I did a post on the beautiful Triwa watches & how much I wanted to get one. After going into the store to try them on, I was so disappointed to find that the face of the watch was too big for my wrist, especially as the watches were on sale at the time!

So my hunt for a large masculine watch continues...

The other day I stumbled across this designer beauty by Michael Kors and was surprised to see that it was only £200, which is pretty good for a high-end fashion watch. Plus, if you think about CPW, then that's pretty much free...right? I love how this watch is made of rose gold plus I love the chronograph design. The only thing I'm unsure about is the rubber strap, as ideally I was after a leather / gold one. What are your thoughts? Are rubber straps annoying or comfortable?

Image Source: Michael Kors Watch - www.net-a-porter.com

Will keep my eye out for other beautiful watches, but for now, Mr Kors' design is definitely at the top of my list!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you have a fun week planned, I'm off to Switzerland for work tomorrow, tres excite!

xxx L

July 3, 2011

Festival Fingers!

This is my new favourite way off painting my nails - I trialled this out yesterday for the Wireless festival in Hyde Park and recieved SO many compliments! I love the festiveness of the rainbow colour combo, perfect for fun times in the sun! I'll definitely be doing this again soon, I can't stop checking out my nails! I'm thinking it'd look good with different shades of a colour too, like dark & light pinks etc...

Hope you've all had a great weekend, whether dancing up a storm at Wireless or not!

xxx L