September 23, 2011

Dad always said to invest wisely...

Ok, so after saying that I couldn't find any nice winter coats around, I stumbled across my dream winter coat this week by accident. It's always the way, when you're not looking for something, it finds you (this applies to boys, jobs, flats...most things in life)!

This coat has EVERYTHING that I want out of a winter coat - it's long (just above the knees), it's super warm, it doesn't look like every other coat & the quality is out of this world. I'd never heard of Bruuns Bazaar before, but now I love them! Such good attention to detail & craftsmanship...classic Danish.

Coats are one of those items that are definitely investment pieces. Especially if you live in a part of the world where the winters are long and cold, like London. Can you hear my justification for purchasing this coat already? To get a well tailored, warm & durable coat, you really do need to spend a bit...the saying is true, you pay for what you get.

So with any further ado, here is my baby...

Image Source: Cashmere Cocoon Coat - www.bruunsbazaar.com

Isn't it just amazing? I can't wait to go and pick her up! This almost, almost makes me look forward to the weather getting cooler. Almost.

I hope you all find your dream winter investment pieces as well!

Happy Friday all.

xxx L

September 21, 2011

To buy, or not to buy...

The seasons are definitely changing - the fashion week cycle is well on its way, the stores are promoting new season coats & boots, and the nights are getting darker earlier. Damn.

On the plus side, it's a good excuse to look for new clothes for the colder months. I am in desperate need of new shoes (boots, brogues & heels) so have been scouting what's available online. To be honest, I'm not really that enthused by what is in the high street stores. All of the shoes seem a bit dull & boring, and none are really appealing to me (this is also the same with coats...it's not ideal). So I decided to take a cheeky look at the designer options, just to see what they had you know, and now I pretty much have a wish list full of high-end products. The downfall of having expensive tastes.

I fell head over heels for these glorious Chloe ankle boots today and I'm trying to justify them in my head...they're £245 which is a LOT and that money could take me on a great holiday in Europe. This is the toss up in my life with my disposable income at the moment. Holiday or fashion? Memories or style? New discoveries or sartorial bliss? It's a tricky one I tell you.

Cost per wear is a great justification. As is the fact that my birthday has just been & I haven't brought myself a present yet. Although I was going to buy the satchel. Decisions, decisions.

 Image Source: See by Chloe Brogue Boots - www.matchesfashion.com

What are your thoughts? Aren't they dreamy? I could wear them throughout autumn, winter and beyond...they'd be dressy or casual...they'd work with jeans & dresses...and they'd make me feel amaze. Which is really what fashion is all about right?

AND I need shoes to wear for my future holidays - I can't go barefoot in Dublin, Paris, Seattle or Vancouver now can I? No, I can not.

Hmm time will tell!

Happy Wenerei all.

xxx L

September 13, 2011

Joyeux anniversaire

Nothing beats turning another year older while on a fabulous mini-break in sunny sunny Europe.

Porto de Mos, Lagos

Lagos, you're beautiful.

Mini-break girls, you gave me the best birthday holiday.

Slim gold Havaianas, plus sunglasses from London's Sunday Up Market

Sun, I've missed you.

Europe, I love living on your doorstep.

One year older, and so very happy.

xxx L

September 6, 2011

Polish Princess

Oh how I heart OPI. Such great shades, soooo long lasting and my god, the names are amazing. I would LOVE to have the job of naming the OPI shades, what a COOOOOL gig that would be!
Since I hadn't bought an OPI for a while, I decided to treat myself with the limited edition Miss Universe Collection (from ASOS). I got a glam silvery shade called 'Crown Me Already!' (hehe) and I love the colour big time. Perfect for a night out with the gals or just to brighten up your everyday wardrobe.

Image Source: (L-R) Swimsuit...Nailed It!, Crown Me Already!, It's MY Year! & Congeniality Is My Middle Name - www.beautylish.com.

So do I get my crown now?

Happy Tuesday everyone!

xxx L