My November

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♥ Chic Charms

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A while ago i saw an instagram post from agirlastyle.com of her new Tatty Devine Charm necklace and instantly fell in love and have been trawling the web waiting for news of where i could buy one from as they were not showing on the actual Tatty Devine website. Finally an event appeared on the brand's social media network promoting a pop up shop in Birmingham Selfridges, where i could create my own - i had to schedule a visit, even booked a day off work that's how excited i was to design my own!

My obsession with Tatty devine started when I was still at Uni - I was lucky enough to do a month of work experience in the Brick lane workshop/store as it was back then. That month was one of the most expensive of my life as constantly being surrounded by jewellery was too much! Ever since then I am so excited each season to see what new pieces the team have come up with and just how unusual they will go. I have pieces varying from necklaces of fawn's and unicorns to music note earrings, from tape measure brooches to my gorgeous original name necklace - so many Tatty pieces make up a large proportion of my jewellery box - a taster below.

Organise In Style

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My new style Crush

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All that Glitters

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My September

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SS14 Mulberry

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Leading Ladies

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My August

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The Rule of Three

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These days when i shop i try to work to the rule of three on any item i fall in love with - must create at least 3 outfits with other pieces in my wardrobe especially on more expensive items. One of my latest finds were these amazing slingback ankle boots from Next £58. A very flattering shape and heel height with a more trend led detail, the cut out heel, these boots are a great all round piece.


Autumn Wishlist

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So Autumn has officially kicked off on the highstreet, even if the weather didn't get the memo! Although this balmy heatwave is due to continue into September a girl has to be prepared as i am sure the cold will arrive as sharply as the heat did. Although my radar has been on the lookout for autumn items for a few weeks now finally i can see some front runner pieces that have made it onto my wish list ready to incorporate into my wardrobe. My aim for this season is to add in texture and print as last year was fairly black and simple.

Below are my wish items so far, a mixture of pieces to layer with transitional footwear and a dash of sparkle, more i am sure will be added to this list once the warm snuggly winter fashions are delivered to store but for now i am happy to start on my transitional journey into Autumn/Winter 2013. 

Fancy dress - friend or foe

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Fancy dress, two words that should conjure up memories of childhood - running around in my granny's high heels and silk nightie (apparently something i used to do), pretending to be a princess or an animal but these days strikes fear in my heart. As a child dressing up was something reserved for a birthday party or for school events and usually left my mum in a tizz, creating something last minute for a witch or cat at Halloween and Mary or a wise man at Christmas. I have a fond memory of going to a Christmas party at school aged 8 or 9 as a witch, armed with a broomstick and with my little sister in tow as my familiar, a black cat complete with pink nose and whiskers, not sure she was as enthusiastic about this outfit as i was.
Then in university fancy dress was something banded about every week at the student union bar - themes included: school reunion / 80's / Baywatch / playboy bunnies, every conceivable character, usually with girls wearing as little as humanly possible. I even ended up with a dressing up bag reminiscent of my childhood, full of fairy wings, a witches hat and other paraphernalia ready to whip out ready for the next party. 
At uni you don't care, everyone looks stupid and is usually very drunk, so you join in.

As an adult fancy dress is something that doesn't come up to often, the occasional hen party or birthday and of course Halloween. As my enthusiasm for fancy dress is pretty non-existent and my husband shares this feeling, we tend to avoid any party that states fancy dress on the invite however when my little sister's fiance invited us to her themed birthday party, we both had to suck it up and get involved. Originally 80's or 90's themed i had visions of Flashdance or Spice Girl's themed outfits however at the last minute it was changed to anything goes which is much easier to work with.

Not one for skin tight outfits - i immediately ruled out wonder-woman, cat woman or anything with a skirt that covers nothing, so i headed to Narnia, in Northampton (a magical place much larger than a wardrobe) to see what that left me with. I have to say i was pleasantly impressed at the wide choice available - Disney princesses, Greek goddess, 60's/70's/80's, pirates, Star Wars and even Lady Gaga to name a few.


My July

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My June

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My May

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My April

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Spring

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My March

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Spring / Summer Wish List

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In a bid to cheer myself up as snow is falling outside, i have been online browsing the new SS13 offerings from the highstreet and have found the pieces i NEED in my wardrobe ready for when the sun finally gets his hat on! Check out my summer wish list......



My New Love

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Last week i discover a new love.....

My February

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Fashion Week Street Style

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No Longer a Kitten

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I wanted to do a small post on my kitten Willow becoming an adult. I yet don't have any children but Willow is my little baby. She has become a massive part of my life after my previous kitten Mulberry was tragically run over, so she is very precious to me.

She is such an individual, with a strong character unlike any other cat i have ever owned. I do sometimes think she thinks she is a dog, some of her mannerisms are very un-cat like. 
Talking to the toaster, sitting in the shower tray, an odd love for bags (handbags or paper and plastic - she isn't fussy) and fighting with the printer are all highlights in a typical day for Willow.

In celebration i have put together a collection of my favourite Willow pictures from the last year - all showing her cute, good natured self and that she can be a real poser!


Mulberry AW13

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Happy One Year!

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My January

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Finally.......

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I am not really one for designer pieces but Mulberry bags are my Achilles heel. Although i am lucky enough to own a vintage Roxanne, which was second hand, i decided that once i got promoted at work i would treat myself. After many trips to my local factory outlet - Bicester Village, i still had not found a bag i was happy with. Although there were as couple within my budget they weren't classic styles and i am a strong believer in only buying pieces that you love. 

Yesterday however i struck gold......
On the way back from my holiday in the Lake District i managed to talk my husband into a sneaky visit to the York Mulberry factory shop, after reading a rave review by one of my favourite bloggers: A Little Bird Told Me "buying-mulberry-bag-for-less"

I have to say that i wasn't looking forward to finding the store in the maze that is York however apart from a minor mishap with the sat nav we arrived in one piece and were meet by a quaint store that beautifully summed up the English heritage behind the brand. The store itself was very traditional York on the outside whilst glossy and modern inside.


Mulberry SS13 Campaign

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So it is finally here the Mulberry SS13 campaign Tim Walker, featuring the beautiful Meghan Collison. Check out the amazing images below along with some of my favourite looks from the new ready to wear collection.


My December

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