Monday, 31 May 2010
Which leads me on to an article in the Daily Mail today about SATC and fashion. Its really critical of the fashion, I just don't think the writer gets SATC. Not everyone religiously wears what Carrie Bradshaw and Co wears, but you can take aspects of it and create your own fashion statements and it simply made fashion fun. It gave me some inspiration on how I could wear vintage and most importantly highlighted a woman's right to shoes! What I love about the Mail, is the readers comments with a lot disagreeing with the article and its merits. They are definitely not backwards in coming forwards if you know what I mean!
A reporter also road-tests the new Poundland makeup range I'm not convinced that getting a make-up look for around £6 is the way forward. As I am getting to the big Forty milestone, I'm fully aware of how you need to invest money in your make-up to enhance your looks and make you feel fresh as a daisy. I use Benefit makeup and I don't think I'll be swayed to choose a cheaper option - what about you?
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
I'm soo excited, well I can imagine so are a lot of ladies! The Sex and the City 2 premiere was held in NYC and of course our four ladies looked absolutely gorgeous, with SJP leading the way in a beautiful yellow Valentino gown. Unfortunately Liza Minnelli looked like a fashion disaster on the red carpet but I'm sure she'll make up for it in the film with her rendition of 'All the Single Ladies'.
Just for the record, whilst Aiden walks back into Carrie's life (in a Moroccan Souk, how to live life the SATC way?!) I have always been a fan of Big, he is quite simply the man.
Whilst everyone, no doubt, will be rushing to the cinema this weekend, I will wait a week to avoid the crush. I just don't think my high heels could take it. xx
Monday, 24 May 2010
I've got to admit this really isn't my fault, we are halfway through our hallway renovations and I simply have to make do with flooring stored in my dining room, parts of skirting boards in the garden, not to mention half the contents of our under stairs storage re-homed in the guest bedroom. With the electrician booked in for Friday and the painter (our good friend Lee) arriving tomorrow, its now time to choose a carpet and think about how I'm going to accessorise the hallway. Once the work is completed, with the help of my lists I'm going to tackle getting the rest of the house back to normality and really work at being the domestic goddess that I know I can be. I've started preparing myself already, I've just purchased a beautiful pink hydrangea plant (my favourite flower) to place on my patio and I plan to consult my cookery books and bake a batch of cupcakes for the Bank Holiday weekend.
I must dash now, I can feel my inner goddess calling!
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Here's hoping that the extension to the football, additional funding and new visitors to the town bring much needed money and opportunities for this town. Whilst I can't see Harvey Nichols being built any time soon, I would be great to get some more shops on the high street and perhaps a couple of decent bars where I could enjoy a decent mojito. What more could a girl ask for?
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
(image courtesy of istock)
Sunday, 16 May 2010
I love vintage but my collection is limited to brooches and the occasional bag. Unfortunately, as mum is under 5' and a size 4 inheriting some of her wardrobe is definitely not a possibility. However, her accessory drawer is one size fits all!
I've also grabbed some small tan satchels for a skinny jeans, jacket and coral shoe outfit I'm working on for a birthday meal (mum's 62nd) at a new Greek restaurant that's opened (will post the outfit once completed). Now looking to the future, my niece, little Miss O, has started to develop her own style now so perhaps I can guide her along the way. Then one day she can inherit these family heirlooms and more from my own collection.
Sunday, 9 May 2010
These are definitely statement shoes and I love the hot pink heel and cut out detail.
The bow detail at the front are super cute!
Friday, 7 May 2010
Today, I escaped the house renovations for a couple of hours for a catch-up with one of my best friends Jo. After a week of living in dust, dealing with bored two Jack Russells and being absolutely freezing due to cold weather, I was definitely in need of a a coffee and a cupcake!
Whilst we don't have the luxury of living in a city where you can pop to either the Hummingbird or Magnolia Bakeries (though just sometimes being a city girl would be fabulous), Blackpool does have a good cupcake cafe - cupcake -that fully satisfies our Carrie Bradshaw or Victory Ford cupcake cravings. I have to admit that I've got a slight addiction to cupcakes but try to limit myself to just an occasional visit to Cupcake. Freshly baked cupcakes are in a class of their own and shop-bought, over-produced cakes don't really cut the mustard, if you know what I mean!
As per usual, Vikki (owner and baker of Cupcake) did us proud with a variety of cupcakes to choose from. Today I went for a cookies and cream while Jo chose a Raspberry Ripple.
With cupcakes, lattes and cups of tea, we were able to catch up on the latest gossip from Greys Anatomy, True Blood, Flashforward as well as a discussion on essential holiday packing required for a trip to the states. Of course, a discussion on the election results was high on the agenda.
I could have stayed there all day but the call of the shops were hard to resist, although I only window-shopped on this occasion. Cupcake also gives cupcake decorating classes so I might have to indulge myself in a couple of lessons and awaken my inner domestic goddess!