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March 11th, 2010
Feather Cape

How cute is this feather cape from ASOS?! It’s also available in aqua and a soft grey.

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March 1st, 2010
Alice In Wonderland Tees

Have you seen the Alice In Wonderland collection at Miss Selfridge? It’s adorable!

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

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November 26th, 2009

I’ve been going Polyvore crazy as of late. How addictive is it?! Check out my Giggidy collection; a group of outfits designed for the gig goers amongst you. Or you can wear them any other time and they will be just as stylish.


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November 5th, 2009
Dressing Up

Okay, so who doesn’t wish they had a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room? Those of you who probably already have one, lucky things.

Well a girl can dream, can't she?
Well a girl can dream, can’t she?

When I imagine my dressing room, I picture it decorated with these pretty photo prints. They’d add just the right finishing touch for a space dedicated to clothes, shoes and handbags.

The Shoe Collection 8 x 8 Print
The Shoe Collection 8 x 8 Print
Tim Walker Poster - Dress Lamp Tree

Tim Walker Poster - Dress Lamp Tree

I’m off to buy the dress poster now as it’s limited edition and there are only nine left!

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August 26th, 2009
Darling Clothes

“Quintessentially feminine” is how Darling Clothes describe themselves and I couldn’t agree more. I get a real hippy, bohemian and quirky vibe from their clothes and I love it! Here are my favourite pieces:


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June 4th, 2009
Cupcake Finds: June

I haven’t blogged about cupcakes for a while, that’s almost a crime! Here are my favourite cupcake related items from around the web for the month of June. Stay tuned for a review of my current favourite cupcake recipe book!

Cupcake June 1Cupcake Across Body Bag

Cupcake June 2Strawberry Dotts Cupcake Hat

Cupcake June 3
Rosanna Playing House Cupcake Cups (My sisters bought me these recently, can’t wait to use them!)

Cupcake June 4
Range of Cupcake Boxes

Cupcake June 5
Aloha Cupcake Set (I wish I’d seen these in time for our Hawaiian themed BBQ!)

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May 20th, 2009
The Long Weekender

Here in the UK, May is the month of Bank Holiday, hurrah! Here are my favourite spring-inspired flowery holdalls/weekend bags that will add a touch of style to your weekend away.

Weekend Bag 1

Cherry Blossom Weekender – Accessorize

Weekend Bag 2

ASOS Rose Print Bowler Holdall – ASOS

Weekend Bag 3

A Chiswick Flowers Holdall – Cath Kidston

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March 9th, 2009
Watercolour Dress

How gorgeous is this maxi dress by Milly Moy? It reminds me of a canvas full of beautiful watercolours. Pastels will be big this summer, yay!

Milly Moy Waterflower Maxi Dress

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February 25th, 2009
Avoca, Belfast

So I mentioned on Monday that I found a great lifestyle and fashion store during my time in Ireland. Avoca stocks a whole manner of things from tableware to t-shirts. I don’t think my photos do justice to exactly how magical the place was. Little shabby chic trinkets displayed in vintage cabinets, quirky clothes hung from racks and an old greenhouse storing Cath Kidson items. They even had a food hall and cafe! I fell in love with the place and dragged my husband there the following day. I wanted to move in :)

Avoca Belfast 2

Speaking to one of the shop assistants, it seems that Avoca is a family run business which originated in the Republic of Ireland. The story starts on a family mill about 280 years ago. They now have eight stores altogether, including one in Maryland, USA.

 Avoca Belfast 1

There were so many items I wanted to purchase but since room in my suitcase was limited, I had to control myself. In the end, I bought myself a Tea Time book as I am obsessed with cookbooks recently. This is a great little book, beautifully illustrated with recipes to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.

So how about the giveaway competition I mentioned earlier? Well, I also picked up the same book and a very cute tote bag to give to one very lucky reader of this site. All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on this post saying “Yes, please!” and also tell us which shops you wish you could spend the day in. Deadline to enter is Thursday 12th March and the winner will be chosen at random on Friday. Good luck!

Avoca Belfast 3

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February 20th, 2009
Henna Night

Yesterday I attended a “Mehndi (Henna) Night” I was invited to. What’s one of those? Traditionally, in the run up to a Pakistani wedding, all the women get together and party! The events usually involve brightly coloured clothes, music, dancing and food…sounds like a good combination to me :) It’s also a time for women to have their hands decorated with pretty patterns in henna, ready for the upcoming wedding. Last night was no exception.

Henna Night 1

People were dressed in beautifully embroidered clothes. The traditional colours for such an event are green and yellow or anything “henna” coloured but nowadays anything goes. This outfit from Bargello is typical of the type of style and colours worn.

Mehndi Outfit

The women also gather to sing traditional Punjabi and Hindi songs, accompanied by a drum called the dholki. I prefer not to torment anyone with my awful singing voice so usually just clap along.

Last night we were lucky enough to have a professional henna artist in our midst who was hired to decorate our hands, feet and anything else you wanted adorned. I opted to have the henna on my left hand and left it on there for quite a while so that the colour transferred on to my hand would end up being quite dark. Pretty eh?

Henna Pattern

We fly out to Belfast this weekend for the wedding so I’ll be back blogging Monday. Hopefully I’ll have some more pretty pictures to share with you all.

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