Monday, August 31, 2015

Covet Monday - Be Safe

A very simple request: don't drink and drive.

That car on the pictures below was coming around a corner towards us in the middle of the road and very fast. He crashed into our side before he hit a tree. Had I not manage to pull into the hedge on the left, he'd have hit us straight on. In the car were Mr G, I and little M. We were so lucky.



 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Filofax - This Didn't Work

This post was scheduled to go live tonight. Coming home from a day out today with Mr. G and little M. we were involved in an accident that could have been fatal, had I not been lucky enough to to see the oncoming vehicle in time and pull into a hedge. The other driver was not so lucky, swerved off the road and into a tree and I have no idea in which state he is right now. My point really: Sometimes coincidences change your life. Things that seem like a mistake work out for the better. Things that are going as per "the plan" lead you onto a path that might not have a happy outcome. All that I can take from that right now is to be thankful for whatever circumstance let us escape this situation, which could have so easily turned nasty. And I think I'll be thankful for that every day for quite some time.


I wasn't going to film the state of this setup. And then after I did and skipped through the clip (still don't really watch myself back on film), I was just going to delete it. All I could see was
  1. My messy handwriting
  2. My not very artistic layouts (quite offensive for somebody who likes aesthetically pleasing things)
  3. Inserts that are lovely but have just stopped working for me - mainly because of how I combined them
 
However, thinking about all of the above I thought that somebody might actually find this useful. It will certainly show you what didn't work for me and also why. The inserts are lovely and would probably work in a different combination or situation - links to them below! 


This is where the various bits and bobs are from:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A New One For Me: Mulberry Beatrice

I still get excited if I manage to get my hands on a Mulberry bag that I have not owned before. Even if she only stays with me a few weeks and I then move her on, I love having a good play with her and doing a review. Apart from quite old, vintage pieces, it doesn't happen often that I come across a bag I never heard before, nevermind handled. However, this is exactly what happened with this one: the Mulberry Beatrice.

I had to have her identified during authentication and then googled. What I found out was that she was launched in SS10 and there were three bags, two purses and a belt in the Beatrice range.









Clear equestrian references in the hardware and saddle leather trim, the range looks sophisticated and classy but I think it is ultimately also very practical.

I don't know what the official name of this one I have here is but I assume it'll be either tote or messenger, due to the long strap. And the strap is one of my favourite features on there...




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More August Outfits

I'm running out of things to say about the rubbish summer we had. Actually, there were a couple of nice days last week, so if September grants us a few more days like those, I'll revise my review from rubbish to mediocre. Anyway, these are some of last week's outfits...

Top & Skirt: Warehouse
Shoes: Boden

 Top: Zara
Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Trainers: Converse

 Top: Miss Selfridge
Stripy Top underneath: Topshop
Skirt: Zara
Trainers: Converse

 Top & Jeans: H&M
Vest: Topshop
Trainers: Converse

Monday, August 24, 2015

Too Early for Autumn?

It's still August and as much as I have moaned about us not having had a proper summer, I still managed to wear a fair amount of my summer (ok spring) wardrobe. Albeit layered. 

Anyway, it definitely feels too early to look at clothes for autumn/winter. Part of me is probably also superstitious enough to think that if I buy any A/W items I might send the wrong signal to the weather gods. 

BUT - I've just seen this... and I WANT...



Can you imagine this with a white shirt? A black top? Knee high boots? Brogues? Yes to all of them.

That's all.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Can I Keep This Up?

I'm dead proud that Independent Fashion Blogger's weekly roundup included my last my post from this Sunday, which means I've made it into their top 20 for the third time! Have a look at the links below, I particularly like the posts from Muscari Lane and She Got Her Own.
SPONSOR: Shopbop Vale, Pari Desai, South Parade, Running Bare Activewear, Eleven Thirty, Eytys Sneakers, Men's Eytys Sneakers, Tak. Ori, Peter & May Walk Sunglasses, APL Shoes

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Another Chuck It All In Bag: Mulberry Effie Tote

I can't believe it's already four months ago that I reviewed the Effie Tote. I thought she'd be the perfect bag to just chuck in my stuff when out and about with little M but in the end I found the lack of a long cross-body strap and zip closure too annoying. This Effie Tote definitely works better...




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