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Since deciding to buy my new house, i have been on a fashion detox, spending very little time or money on my wardrobe but since we are almost all settled in, I decided it was time for a treat so this called for a trip to Bicester Village. 

Normally going to Bicester with the intention of shopping means i leave empty handed but not today.....and this trip was all about Kate Spade. A recent addition to my love list, i cannot get enough of this American brand and just how beautiful it is from the product down to the stores themselves, so pleased we do now have a few stores in the UK, to feed my glittery habit. Now i did have a game plan for my trip to the store, knowing that most stores stock is about a year old i was keen to see if my lust item of the last 12 months had made its way to discount heaven. 

After only a few minuets of being in the store i spotted it....hidden at the back in 3 different colours, the 2 Park Avenue Beau bag - I have never been so excited to see a handbag (sad i know). With hubby holding my faithful Mulberry i stood clutching the very bag i had set out to find, and although still more than many people will spend on a handbag (but still less than a new Mulberry) i had to buy it, especially after the sales lady said they had only arrived in the store the day before - fate me thinks! 

Then came the important decisions - small or large size and in black, two tone cream or vibrant geranium?? I decided to go for a small black one, as this was an investment leather piece and although bright pink is gorgeous and very me, it's not that classic or timeless. Plus with my little frame the large version looked more like i was carrying a holdall rather than a handbag! not the look i was going for.

So here she is.....




This is what sparked my love of this beautiful bag.....a great little campaign video


So here's to many, many years of happiness with my new beau.
Anyone else been seduced by this beautiful bag?

The New Beau

Since deciding to buy my new house, i have been on a fashion detox, spending very little time or money on my wardrobe but since we are almost all settled in, I decided it was time for a treat so this called for a trip to Bicester Village. 

Normally going to Bicester with the intention of shopping means i leave empty handed but not today.....and this trip was all about Kate Spade. A recent addition to my love list, i cannot get enough of this American brand and just how beautiful it is from the product down to the stores themselves, so pleased we do now have a few stores in the UK, to feed my glittery habit. Now i did have a game plan for my trip to the store, knowing that most stores stock is about a year old i was keen to see if my lust item of the last 12 months had made its way to discount heaven. 

After only a few minuets of being in the store i spotted it....hidden at the back in 3 different colours, the 2 Park Avenue Beau bag - I have never been so excited to see a handbag (sad i know). With hubby holding my faithful Mulberry i stood clutching the very bag i had set out to find, and although still more than many people will spend on a handbag (but still less than a new Mulberry) i had to buy it, especially after the sales lady said they had only arrived in the store the day before - fate me thinks! 

Then came the important decisions - small or large size and in black, two tone cream or vibrant geranium?? I decided to go for a small black one, as this was an investment leather piece and although bright pink is gorgeous and very me, it's not that classic or timeless. Plus with my little frame the large version looked more like i was carrying a holdall rather than a handbag! not the look i was going for.

So here she is.....




This is what sparked my love of this beautiful bag.....a great little campaign video


So here's to many, many years of happiness with my new beau.
Anyone else been seduced by this beautiful bag?


Ever since I saw the beautiful Carrie Bradshaw in these outfits, I have loved the idea of adding a touch of grown up tulle to my wardrobe. There is something romantic about the layers of tulle when styled with a beautiful pair of heels and statement jewels. Many many pins have been added to my Pinterest boards, with ideas of how to wear a tulle skirt casually or dressed up but I haven't found one that felt like me and didn't make me look like a three year old!......until now. 

The latest brand to launch via DorothyPerkins.com is Lola Skye and low and behold one item within this capsule collection is a tulle skirt in blush or grey. I stumbled across this whilst trying to find a pair of bridesmaid shoes and as soon as I saw the blush one my inner Bradshaw took over and I simply had to have it and it was clearly fate as not only was it in promotion with money off but I also got free delivery! Now it has arrived I cannot wait to wear it, although my one critism would be the static nature of the underskirt and that it is fairly see through, but I can live with this. I will also need to wait for this balmy hot weather to cool a bit as sweat isn't quite the accessory I want to team with my tulle! 

I have several outfits pulled together on my Stylebook app, so I thought I would share my favourites - a holiday/summer look, girls night out and something for the office fashionista:


Do you own a tulle skirt? Would love it hear how you style it - is it an everyday item or do you save for nights out or special occasions? 

Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw


Ever since I saw the beautiful Carrie Bradshaw in these outfits, I have loved the idea of adding a touch of grown up tulle to my wardrobe. There is something romantic about the layers of tulle when styled with a beautiful pair of heels and statement jewels. Many many pins have been added to my Pinterest boards, with ideas of how to wear a tulle skirt casually or dressed up but I haven't found one that felt like me and didn't make me look like a three year old!......until now. 

The latest brand to launch via DorothyPerkins.com is Lola Skye and low and behold one item within this capsule collection is a tulle skirt in blush or grey. I stumbled across this whilst trying to find a pair of bridesmaid shoes and as soon as I saw the blush one my inner Bradshaw took over and I simply had to have it and it was clearly fate as not only was it in promotion with money off but I also got free delivery! Now it has arrived I cannot wait to wear it, although my one critism would be the static nature of the underskirt and that it is fairly see through, but I can live with this. I will also need to wait for this balmy hot weather to cool a bit as sweat isn't quite the accessory I want to team with my tulle! 

I have several outfits pulled together on my Stylebook app, so I thought I would share my favourites - a holiday/summer look, girls night out and something for the office fashionista:


Do you own a tulle skirt? Would love it hear how you style it - is it an everyday item or do you save for nights out or special occasions? 



Due to not internet connection at home, this month I have combined My June & July, enjoy.....


* Cute stationary - my faithful Filofax plus some candy lovelies from Sainsbury's and the cutest mobile phone case ever. * Pinterest quote of the month, the perfect sum up of what fashion should be. * Ooh la la, the perfect mix of prints - striped pencil skirt and floral ballets. * The embellishment on my great find in H&M, jewelled butterfly's and flowers on a slinky bomber jacket. * Cute summer workwear, a mix of classic and a little touch of fashionista to complete the look. * Discovered the great homeware collection from none other than H&M, see my the pieces on my new house wish list..... * Work is so much more fun with pink accessories #legallyblonde. * Two more cute summer outfits: 1. New Look midi dress, Topshop wedges and my new favourite scarf from good old Next. 2. Dorothy Perkins White lace dress, Aldo sandals and the cutest accessory ever....the Accessorize camera bag. 


* Beautiful pages in the latest issue of Cosmo season guide. Pastel party with yummy accessories in every shade of sorbet and an amazing bag/sweater combo on the "in my wardrobe" feature. * My puuuuurfect packing partner, after a trip to the vets Willow showing she is all good and ready to continue to supervise the filing of boxes. * In honour of moving, a home themed Pinterest loves selection, for more head over to my Pinterest boards. * Creating artwork for the new house, simple striped wallpaper and a frame, now to find it a spot to hang it. * So it's finally here - moving day!!!! Love this selfie, although hubby does look a little like a floating head.


* A vintage Carrie moment for inspiration, on the train on way to find my sis a wedding outfit. 
* Fuel for what turned into a mammoth shopping trip, gotta start with Starbucks fruit toast and a skinny vanilla latte. * Always the joker my little sis modelling her choice of summer accessory in Primark.  * Finally found my bathroom colour scheme, towels from Dunelm in the perfect shade of plum purple to compliment my beautiful Mathew Williamson butterfly mirror. * Pinterest loves. 
* Discovering that flat pack furniture isn't always easy, can't believe 1 coffee table took 2 hours to build! * A day out in our new local area - indulging my husbands love for trains, a trip on the great central railway. Love the old school luggage - how a lady should travel.


* Whilst discovering my new local New Look store I stumbled upon this staircase with great wallpaper. * A New Look sale bargain, which will be great for FW14, love this burgundy colour and all the embellishment. * Celebrating Denim day at Lands End - my entry for the denim mood board competition " how you wear denim". Pinterest really is a great invention for this kind of task, and it earned me a prize! A pair of new jeans from the new jeans collection! Find your perfect pair at landsend.co.uk. * Look out for the new post coming soon on the blog - channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw. * My AW14 Mulberry report - check it out to discover if the brand has reignited my love or do we have another dud collection on our hands. * Feeling a little Autumnal with my choice of accessories, a burgundy necklace and tartan scarf. * More Pinterest loves, think the slogan is fantastic and feel like it should be my new mantra in life and in fashion. * Sunday date to a local hay maze, not the traditional day out but good fun in the sun, except when i lost hubby and was wandering around for half an hour lost because he had the map!

So I thought the rest of the year had gone quick but I appear to have blinked and missed not only June but July too!! Oh well here's to August and all it brings - internet re-connection (YAY), a work trip and my sisters hen party!

My June & July



Due to not internet connection at home, this month I have combined My June & July, enjoy.....


* Cute stationary - my faithful Filofax plus some candy lovelies from Sainsbury's and the cutest mobile phone case ever. * Pinterest quote of the month, the perfect sum up of what fashion should be. * Ooh la la, the perfect mix of prints - striped pencil skirt and floral ballets. * The embellishment on my great find in H&M, jewelled butterfly's and flowers on a slinky bomber jacket. * Cute summer workwear, a mix of classic and a little touch of fashionista to complete the look. * Discovered the great homeware collection from none other than H&M, see my the pieces on my new house wish list..... * Work is so much more fun with pink accessories #legallyblonde. * Two more cute summer outfits: 1. New Look midi dress, Topshop wedges and my new favourite scarf from good old Next. 2. Dorothy Perkins White lace dress, Aldo sandals and the cutest accessory ever....the Accessorize camera bag. 


* Beautiful pages in the latest issue of Cosmo season guide. Pastel party with yummy accessories in every shade of sorbet and an amazing bag/sweater combo on the "in my wardrobe" feature. * My puuuuurfect packing partner, after a trip to the vets Willow showing she is all good and ready to continue to supervise the filing of boxes. * In honour of moving, a home themed Pinterest loves selection, for more head over to my Pinterest boards. * Creating artwork for the new house, simple striped wallpaper and a frame, now to find it a spot to hang it. * So it's finally here - moving day!!!! Love this selfie, although hubby does look a little like a floating head.


* A vintage Carrie moment for inspiration, on the train on way to find my sis a wedding outfit. 
* Fuel for what turned into a mammoth shopping trip, gotta start with Starbucks fruit toast and a skinny vanilla latte. * Always the joker my little sis modelling her choice of summer accessory in Primark.  * Finally found my bathroom colour scheme, towels from Dunelm in the perfect shade of plum purple to compliment my beautiful Mathew Williamson butterfly mirror. * Pinterest loves. 
* Discovering that flat pack furniture isn't always easy, can't believe 1 coffee table took 2 hours to build! * A day out in our new local area - indulging my husbands love for trains, a trip on the great central railway. Love the old school luggage - how a lady should travel.


* Whilst discovering my new local New Look store I stumbled upon this staircase with great wallpaper. * A New Look sale bargain, which will be great for FW14, love this burgundy colour and all the embellishment. * Celebrating Denim day at Lands End - my entry for the denim mood board competition " how you wear denim". Pinterest really is a great invention for this kind of task, and it earned me a prize! A pair of new jeans from the new jeans collection! Find your perfect pair at landsend.co.uk. * Look out for the new post coming soon on the blog - channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw. * My AW14 Mulberry report - check it out to discover if the brand has reignited my love or do we have another dud collection on our hands. * Feeling a little Autumnal with my choice of accessories, a burgundy necklace and tartan scarf. * More Pinterest loves, think the slogan is fantastic and feel like it should be my new mantra in life and in fashion. * Sunday date to a local hay maze, not the traditional day out but good fun in the sun, except when i lost hubby and was wandering around for half an hour lost because he had the map!

So I thought the rest of the year had gone quick but I appear to have blinked and missed not only June but July too!! Oh well here's to August and all it brings - internet re-connection (YAY), a work trip and my sisters hen party!

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