Holidays are coming! It doesn’t matter how old you get, Christmas is always the most magical time of year. Even if you’ve aged into a bit of a scrooge, it only take the sounds of kids singing carols, a beautiful … Continue reading
I love Dawn O’Porter’s Jane skirts. My faves are the quotes skirt, which includes quotes from Jane Eyre, and the Paper Planes skirt, based on Flo and Renee’s first outing. It’s a shame about the £180 price tags.
I just ordered my Christmas cards for the year. I’ve become a bit more selective as I’ve gotten older (stamps are fecking expensive!) and I’ve gone with these awesome ha bum hug ones from Bread and Jam – I love … Continue reading
I think I’ve now officially moved on from owls to foxes. At the moment I’m rather in love with these fox bookends from Howkapow. They’re £34.95 for the pair. You can also get this rather cute bookmark for just £4.95. … Continue reading
The boyfriend keeps telling me we have far too many mugs. Well now I don’t have to buy a new one – I can just accessorize it with this adorable personalised knitted mug cosy from Not on the High Street. … Continue reading
I was a very happy girl the other day to receive the rather fabulous offer of reviewing a selection of party wear from JD Williams – and I got to pick the pieces myself! After a couple of minutes browsing the website, which, to be honest, I hadn’t paid much attention to before, I created a pretty long shortlist of items before whittling it down to these three items: a Joe Browns dress (I do love me some Joe Browns!) teamed with a gold bag and stud detail tights (actually a pack of two) for a bit of sparkle.
Now, if you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know I’m not one for ‘outfit of the day’ posts – I’d rather be behind the camera than in front of it. So I dragged the boyfriend down to the beach for a mini photoshoot – you can’t go wrong with a beautiful Cornish backdrop to complement the rather lovely clothes!
I have to be honest about a couple of things that are hiding in the photos, however… The zip is one of those fiddly ones which will only do up when it’s not on you – I promise it’s the right size (there was plenty of room) but there was a bit of a gaping hole hiding under the cardigan. If I had bought this dress myself I would have asked for an exchange as I don’t have the patience for those things! Also, the tights are a size 12-16 but felt like they were made for someone a foot shorter. I’m a size 12-14 but those things were a bugger to actually get up on my waist and once they got there they just kept falling down – it’s a good thing the dress is a great length! After the shoot I ditched the tights and walked around St Ives bare legged for the rest of the afternoon.
The fit of the dress itself is perfection. I love skater dresses and it’s the perfect length to show a bit of leg without too much over the knee. And the tights are the perfect thickness for wandering the streets in between cocktails in the evening.
Thanks, JD Williams! I’ll definitely be checking you out next time my fingers start itching for some online shopping. Oh, it’s Pay Day tomorrow!
Location photos by Allanson Hunter.
These sweary pencils from The Curious Pancake complement yesterday’s sweary post-its perfectly! And they’re just £4.50 for a set of four! Bargain.
Sometimes you need to be reminded to get shit done and rather than writing that reminder all over your post-its and forgetting what you actually need to get done. These post-its from Ohh Deer have got you covered with space … Continue reading
The boyfriend got me Firebox’s toasty handwarmers for Christmas a couple of years ago and they are the coolest thing! They’re great for keeping my hands toasty when I’m working in a cold office. And now Firebox are stocking these … Continue reading
How perfect is this soft cloud toy for a little girl? And it’s only £13.00. Buy it now, from Folksy, and put it back for Christmas!