Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Anybody who has been following (anybody there?) and most people who know me(especially Mr G) will be able to certify that when I get interested in something I tend to get quite obsessed. I go to the nth degree to research said subject, and spend most of my free time on it.

There was my Friends phase when I was watching Friends repeatedly on VHS (!) until the tape was worn out.

My "knitting phase" when I bought enough yarn, books, knitting needles and various other bits and related bobs to kit out any knit-manic granny. 

My blogging phase, when I re-branded this blog to Wish and Wear and wrote about anything fashion I could think of.

My "pregnancy phase" when I was watching every tv program even remotely related to pregnancy/giving birth and read every blog and book I could get my hands on.

Dto. "babies" once little M had arrived.

And many more.

So what am I doing at the moment (apart from work and normal day to day life)? Right now it’s two things: I want a(nother) Mulberry bag. Either a Bayswater or a Bayswater Pocket or a Bayswater Double Zip. Dithering between those models for reasons I am not going to expand on here.  A lovely Bayswater Double Zip, please.

The other thing is eBay.

I have always been a bit obsessed with the idea of a well curated wardrobe. With well curated I don’t just mean “lots of nice stuff” but also:

-          Stuff I wear

-          Good quality stuff
-          Nothing I don’t ever wear
-          very few things I seldom wear
So a wardrobe overflowing with everything but the above just won’t cut it.
So along with the thought of wanting to raise some fund for my next Mulberry obsession, I also want to get rid of stuff that gathers dust.

Only in the meantime I came across said Mulberry model on eBay and bought it. After much dithering about which colour to chose. And now that I see it in person- I'm not sure about the colour. It is rather lovely but I am just not sure it's "me":

So my plan is to re-sell it and hopefully find one where I will be sure.

I know. *sigh*

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Just to say...

...that I'm still alive.

No, I didn't fall off the planet or move into a cave on the edge of civilisation where there's no Internet.

What happened was that I hadn't been feeling great when I had been writing the last few posts. And then I found out I was pregnant. One day after my last post. 

I neither wanted to write on here that I was, nor did I not want to write about it as it was just such a huge thing. Unplanned. Total shock. But the best thing ever.

Little M was born in November 2012 and since then my entire life seems to have been consumed by either being his mum or keeping the other bits of my life going. buying/browsing for clothes became a rare treat. Writing about it nonexistent.

But lots of stuff happened along the way. Lots of stuff I would happily have shared. So I am thinking I might pick up this blog again and make it a mixture of stuff that happened, stuff thats happening now, stuff I love, stuff I need to figure out. And maybe write some longer sentences.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blue & Neutrals

I love this Peter Pilotto top and as much as I want to clash it, it think it should be the centre piece...

You know what - just realized I paired this Acne jacket with it before - must be something right about it then. ;)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Lunchtime Treat

Sorry for the lack of recent updates, not been that well and way behind on work... Therefore this one is going to have to be a quick one, too, I will try my best to do much better really soon!

Old offer-favourite ASOS is giving not only 20% off selected items but until 4th April you'll get another 20% off their so-called "Happy Items". 

Boden is running its last week of up to 25% off - this time we're focusing on tops, workwear, swimsuits, accessories and shoes. Check out this cute silk top, down to £59.25 from £79.

House of Fraser is promising a 2 day brand event: starting from today 5pm until Friday 30th March they are giving 25% off selected branded items.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Brights

A few years ago all I ever wore were trousers, usually jeans. Thrown on with a top and a cardigan, this was my uniform. I might have had a couple of skirts or dresses in my wardrobe but they very rarely saw the light of day. I certainly only ever wore them with heels.

Nowadays I am in dresses or skirts almost every day and it is unusual for me to wear heels. Throwing on a dress and a pair of boots in the morning is my no-brain-needed-getting-ready-routine. I instinctively know what I like to see on myself and usually don't have to keep changing bits of my outfit to be happy with it.

Getting into trousers or more statement-led jeans these days is therefore something that sits slightly outside my comfort zone and whereas I know what to put on with a skirt or dress, this instinct kind of eludes me.

It therefore took me a couple of tries to find the right top to go with these pink Topshop skinnies. I decided that for their first outing I'd stay clear of pattern and just block some summer brights.

Jeans, Topshop, SS12
Top, Primark, SS12
Necklace, H&M, SS12
Blazer, Topshop, SS??
Shoes, ??

Friday, March 23, 2012

Colour Splash!

The sun was out this morning so I decided it's time for another step into the springlike direction. Out came my fairly recently acquired Versace dress. With it still being cold in the morning, boots and tights were a must but I think that the dark within the print tied this together nicely.

Dress, Versace
Necklace, Marni @ H&M
Boots, Dune

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Double Print

Apart from pastels, print is probably my favourite trend this season. Doing the top to toe thing - or even the double print - can be tricky.  I think the key is to have a colour match within both prints (I'm sure, this is how my mum dresses, so not a new concept).

I love this Jil Sander paisley skirt paired with the Nina Ricci top and think it's an outfit that can be taken from office to bar so easily by just swapping shoes and handbag!

Get to the details @ Motilo by clicking right through!

Blue Poppies

So it almost feels like spring. And I wore an almost-spring outfit (as opposed to almost wearing a spring outfit). The dress from H&M is in a fine jersey so I layered with a black longsleeve top, chunky Boden cardigan and, you've guessed it, boots. I love the slouchy pockets on the dress and the poppy/cornflower print.

Dress, H&M, SS11
Cardiga, Boden, AW11
Necklace, Topshop
Boots, LK Bennett

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