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January 29, 2012

Hello!

I love stumbling across a website that you just fall in love with instantly. This happened to me tonight. I jumped on my computer to research train fares for a mini-break in Cardiff and somehow started looking at the online sales, and then the amazing range of Equipment shirts and then the next thing you know, wham bam thank you ma'am, I'd found farfetch.com. 

Hello baby.

This site is great! It searches the world's fashion boutiques and pops all the items into an easy-to-use and beautifully laid out website. You can choose if you want to search in US or EU boutiques (or both) and you have three different departments of the site to choose from - Luxe (high-end designers like Chloe), Lab (emerging designers like Opening Ceremony) or Contemporary (urban labels like our very own Karen Walker). Pretty and well executed? I heart.

I've already found some goodies that I want to pur-chase...dear oh dear.


a.p.c. shoulder bag

stella mccartney eveline dress

equipment brett printed blouse

opening ceremony crush boot

cutler & gross glasses

see by chloe crew neck jumper
all images sourced from www.farfetch.com

Ahh I could spend all day (and night) perusing this site. Bliss.

Now, back to those Cardiff fares...

x L

January 23, 2012

Good things come to those who wait.

A good wallet is hard to find - it needs to be useful, pretty, functional and something that you're not going to mind using on a daily basis. I used to have a great wee wallet from Country Road - it was a reliable brown leather beauty which had a viewing card holder for my ID, many many pockets for cards, as well as a great coin & notes area. Needless to say, when it started to wear down, I was more than gutted.


I have been searching for a new wallet since I arrived in the UK, which is about 1.5 years (wow, 1.5 years?! Time has flown), and have really struggled to find a suitable alternative. So you can imagine my surprise & excitement when I happened upon this gorgeous replacement in L'Autre Chose in Rome over NYs. It has everything that I'm after - soft as soft leather, good size, a coin pocket, multiple areas for cards, sneaky little hidey pockets (I don't know why this appeals to me, but I really love them), all in a beautiful designed dove grey clutch-esque wallet. The fashion gods were really good to me that day.


I'd never heard of L'Autre Chose before, but they had some really pretty things in-store. Great leather goods (naturally, being in Italy) and high-end ready to wear clothes. I could have gone on a crazed shopping spree, but luckily I only had a short amount of time in there while my friends were grabbing a quick slice of pizza next door for lunch. There is always the online store though...which I've just seen has a sale...dangerous!





Some might say it was meant to be. Love her. Grazie mille Roma!


xxx L

January 8, 2012

New year treaties

Happy new year all! I hope you had a great break and are looking forward to the year ahead. I am loving this year so far, already have a few trips planned and I'm enjoying the 'white month' - I spent the weekend catching up with good friends and pottering around London. Bliss. I'm also making the most of the end of season sales, got some great bargains at Nike (no better way to get amped for the gym than hot new workout gear!) and I also nabbed this treat... 


I had my eye on this skirt before the sales started but couldn't justify spending £125 amid the expense of the festive season. However she stayed in my mind and I kept seeing the price gradually dropping online, so I snapped her up at the amazing price of £50 when I got back from my NYs holiday. Ideal much?


She really is a treat to wear and I just adore the colour, it really helps to brighten up those grey London days. The fabric is a combo of silk & wool, which sounds quite odd but is really very comfy and beautiful to wear. Loving Aubin & Wills once again, it's definitely one of my fave stores here!



image source: shottery pleated skirt - www.aubinandwills.com

I hope the sales have worked in your favour too, this is such a great time of year to help spruce up the old wardrobe!


Happy twenty twelve all, can't wait to see what this year brings us!


x L