Monday, October 05, 2015

Covet Monday: A Little Bit of Grace

Woman One: She looks effortlessly chic. Moves with grace. Always seems "put together".

Woman Two: She stumbles occasionally. Realizes a button is undone. Mixes up her words.

And then there's me. I can only aspire to be like Woman Two.

I am the one that is in front of you in the queue, tries to be quick and, in the process of pulling her purse out, drops all her change, 5 tampons and a kid's toy.

I take off my bag that I wore cross body and get the strap completely tangled up in my scarf. Queue a dance of untangling and trying not to strangulate myself. I swear, my colleagues try not to laugh when I come into the office in the morning.

I regularly bang my hips into doorframes, tables and other furniture. Do I really think they're even more boyish than they already are?!

I'm a bit lazy and want to take my bra off without removing my top. Instead of saving the one minute I could have saved, I spend 5 minutes getting so hopelessly tangled up in my bra, top and vest top that I need to call Mr G for help.

I could go on. But I won't in the hope that I can retain some sort of illusion that sometimes I do look chic or put together.

I just would like a bit more of what Woman One has.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Mulberry And Other Handbags: Top 5 Posts

Short and to the point but for those of you who joined me recently, I thought I'd share my five most viewed handbag related blog posts. If you haven't seen them yet, they may well be worth a look. 

1. With a Little Help from SAMORGA - How my slouchy Alexa got transformed by a handbag insert.
2. New Mulberry at Discounted Prices - Where to buy a new Mulberry bag safely, i.e. somewhere where you can be sure she's genuine, but for significantly less than the retail price.

3. Buying Pre-Loved Mulberry on Facebook - One of the best places to dip your toe into the Mulberry water.

4. Tea and Bags, Interview with Aqila - The first part of my interview with Aqila, where we chat about bags and ... more bags...

5. How to Sell Your Mulberry - A few hints and tips on how to price, sell and send pass on your Mulberry, or other designer bag.

Would love to hear what you think or if there's anything else you'd like me to cover!

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Another Top 20!

Thanks Independent Fashion Blogger for picking one of my posts again. I know I shouldn't crave recognition - but it does make me happy! :)

And here is the entire list:

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Mulberry in French

Why is there a difference between a Continental and a French purse? Isn't France on the continent? And why might the French want to distance themselves from the rest of the continent?

Anyway, after having been in my Prada Continental Purse for years, I really wanted to go to something more compact, especially since I am now usually carrying around my Filofax as well.

I thought I'd just give you a quick overview of how my Mulberry French Purse in Oak has fared and what I managed to squeeze in!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Outfit Roundup: Autumn's Here!

Definitely colder last week - queue the opaque tights replacing the sheer ones. Ok, so I cheated one day with socks.

Dress: Boden
Boots: Zara

Top: Primark
Skirt: Warehouse
Cardigan: Boden
Boots: Zara

Top & Skirt: Zara
Cardigan: Boden
Shoes: Marks & Spencer
Necklace: gift from my granny when I was about 6 years old

Cardigan: Marni at H&M
Top underneath: H&M
Jeans: Next
Trainers: Converse

 Top: Zara
Skirt: All Saints
Cardigan: H&M
Boots: Zara

Monday, September 28, 2015

Covet Monday: Washi

About a year ago I went to WH Smith and bought a gift. I remembered that I needed some sticky tape but all I could find in the store (that did stock some wrapping paper, by the way), was this silly, colourful stuff. Little did I know what I was missing!

I have since been introduced to the wonderful world of washi via some amazing blogs and lovely Facebook groups focusing on planners, journaling and everything around that.

If you are a washi virgin, just pop over to Pinterest and search for washi - not only will you be amazed in how many different designs it comes in, you'll be astounded what you could use it for. I won't go into that for this post, maybe I'll revisit that idea later.

Anyway, what I really wanted to share here, is my current wish list. Washi wishes, really. So here it goes...

1. MT German Map Washi
It's a wide washi of German maps. Not only will I be able to try and find places I know, I can also use it to wrap Mr. G's birthday pressies as he loves maps!  

 map washi

2. Yano Purple Flower Washi
I love the combination of the different flowers. I think this would be a nice one to chop up and use individual flowers for scrapbooking etc as well.

purple flower washi

3. Yano Book Washi
Like a little library on tape. Do I need to say more?

book washi

4. Totoro Washi
I don't know what it is about japanese cartoons, or kawaii specifically. But I just love them. Even though I'm supposed to be a grown up.

totoro washi

5. Zwillinge Poetry Washi
This one actually covers a poem we had to learn in school (and I can still recite). I love the calligraphy and the sentiment of the poem, which is all about spring awaking. Ok, so I'm not being very seasonal...

poetry washi

I've had all of these in my Etsy basket for days and am trying to justify spending more money on sticky tape that's a different colour from the one I already have...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Current Dream Team: Filofax & DIYFish

I've been in my Filofax now pretty much exactly three months. If you have followed my "planner journey" you might have watched the first review, which showed what did work so far - and then my second of what didn't work. You might have also gathered that I am considering going ringless

Anyway, in this next review instalment of my personal size Filofax, I am showing you which inserts I moved into after realising that the previous combination just didn't work.

Stumbling around the various Facebook planner groups, I was introduced to the Etsy store DIYfish. Designed by the lovely and talented Sheng, they are so clever that you can move into them straight away and then continue to discover new ways to use them every day. The latter not least because of the big community of DIYfish users and fans

Sheng also has her own blog where you can find an introduction to the different versions and well as useful hints and tips about printing and binding of the inserts.  The DIYFish Facebook group is fantastic for getting your queries answered and Sheng herself is never too far to answer a question. 

Anyway, have a look at my first steps in those new inserts...

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