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Toe Polish…

It might be the spring solstice, the impending daylight savings time change…or just the fact that I’ve had a bit of vitamin d the past few days, but I AM READY for spring. Or more likely it’s just a growing obsession with neon, but I would loooove to have a pair of neon toe cap flats for my springy toesies. They seem to be ‘everywhere’ at the moment, but all at quite a springy price. I tried to pacify myself with a pair of £10 Zara metallic toe caps in the Christmas sales, but the feeling of what I can only describe as ‘binder clips on my toes’ is not a good look ( or feel). Can anyone vouch for Jcrew or Kate Spade flats and their worth/quality? Any justification can be forwarded straight on to me, Brittany  c/o the spring shoe fund…

From Top left (clockwise)

Pom Pom Ballet Flats from Jcrew $198 USD

Tipsy shoes by Kate Spade (in yellow) $128

Cece leather and canvas ballet flats (toe view) $128 USD

Miss KG Lychee Ballerina Flats

Pom Pom Ballet Flats from Jcrew (full view) $198 USD

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Fancy more neon? I know the feeling. Check out theses diaries or these electric accessories

 
 
 

Present Yourself…

I’m here I’m here! Wow, that was a long unexpected hiatus. Nothing exciting or scandalous to report, just took some much needed time away from the computer. I was still working over the holidays and travelling back and forth to family, but just stepped away from blog world for awhile…It probably seems like Christmas was way too long ago to report on, but as one of my last gifts turned up on friday, I still feel its relevant and wanted to share/gloat about all the lovely things I was able to pick out (and recieve!) I was a really lucky girl this year (in more ways than with physical gifts, but let’s be shallow for a second and see a few things that made their way under someones Christmas tree…

1 ||  Captured Scarf Necklace from Anthropologie Sadly, the llama was not included…

2 || Wooden watch from WeWood This was on backorder, so I got a delayed dose of excitement when it turned up on Friday. Thanks ohjoy for inspiring David!

3 ||  Red headphones from Panasonic I have had the lime green version for years and love them…hopefully my brother in law is equally as pleased!

4 ||  Black leather loafers from Asos David picked up my hints about my brogues being worn down to flaps of leather. There was extra joy when they fit as well!

5 || French Bulldog Bookends from ModCloth The great thing about having a brother and sister in law with a French Bulldog is that you can guiltlessly indulge in dog gifts…great thing for me, not so much for them probably! Thanks to DesignSponge for the inspirational gift guide!

6 || Clam Basket from Terrain Another living vicariously through others gift…I want a clam basket, so others will too…I think?

7 ||  3 Busy Dogs Bowser Beer Ahh my nephew happens to be a french bulldog named Reginald Q. Well, he’s a lovely lad with a patch on his chest that is a spitting image of a necktie, which means wherever he looks like a real gentleman. And what does every guy need? Beer…or beer for dogs as the case may be…I know almost too ridiculous to be true. And what else would you need?…

8 || Humunga Stache ( A ball, that when picked up correctly means that the dog looks like they have a mustache. That would be my friday, saturday and sunday filled with entertainment

9 || Monthly Desk Pad from Paperways I love graph paper and if it has an extra use, well then sign me up…which David did
10 || Shell Measuring Spoons A nice way to measure I reckon…Mom, since I havent sent them yet, ‘merry christmas’ hope you enjoy!

 
 
 

Christmas Wrapping

Bah, humbug! No, that’s too strong ’Cause it is my favorite holiday…To add to my already mad rush, Just ’cause it’s ’tis the season. The perfect gift for me would be… a party outfit!?***

Okay, that’s probably not the perfect gift, but it is the first official day of the ‘season’ and it is the first thing on my giant to-do list: Wrapping myself up for a ‘black tie’ event next weekend.

Okay, dress, check…everything else to go with it, not so much. The long sleeve dress, above, has been happily hanging in my wardrobe for a few weeks after I spotted something I thought was fun, yet appropriate and for an steal. Now I just have to deck it out and make it feel a bit me, which could mean going for a pair of Number 8′s on the list (black shoe boots), with a gorgeous feather fascinator as a bit of edgey interest…or I could keep it simple and go for some dramatic eyelashes…or take a fabulous bit of advice from one of you as I’m sure you can help make a decision. I just have to stop getting distracted by fabulous Christmas carols, especially this favourite*** , or I’m likely to be going in a dress and nothing else!

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Long Sleeve Dress £39.99 || Peter Pan Collar Dress £39.99

1. Take a Bow by Office £65 || 2. Camel Feather Fascinator by 2adorn £28 || 3. That Friday Feeling Glitter heels by Office £54 || 4. stylist prop for jigsaw || 5. Sequin cap and bow from topshop £18.50 || 6. Edie fascinator by 2adorn £36 || 7. That Friday Feeling Glitter heels by Office £54 || 8. Theola shoe boots from ASOS £45 || 9. Camel Feather Fascinator by 2adorn £28 || 10. Ellesha fascinator by 2adorn £36 || 11. feather headband from River Island £9.99

 
 
 

Socks Rock…

I’ve mentioned it before…and I’ll probably keep mentioning it. I love socks. Ankle, Knee, Thigh…I appreciate the covering all the leg through. I feel like 2010 could be the year of my sock, before I feel too mutton dressed as lamb. I have such fond memories of pressing my nose up against the glass of an H&M in Stockholm because they had a fabulous pair of soft knitted thigh highs. Sort of like giant leg warmers/socks. I felt ridiculous for going to H&M in another city, but they have different stock, I swear! Well they were a slight dissapointment, since they never ever stayed up (even with the addition of clever elastic cording woven through them). This year will be different, I can feel it in my toes!

Oh and a serendipitous find along the way of my sock cultivation. Pops of red! I’ve never been massively into red, but those suede red shoes, and red ankle socks have really taken me. As if socks weren’t a hard enough trend to pull off, but let’s make them as obvious as possible, eh?

Outfits and images from zara, jcrew and madewell. Sorry I am running a bit short of time to post individual links for shots. Just leave a comment and I’ll let you know where an individual image is from! Cheers!
If you’d like more information on my sock problem check out camping trend, or brogue inspiration!
 
 
 

Currently in the post…

Currently awaiting two items from the ASOS fairy…I’m torn between hoping they are ugly so I can return them and crossing my fingers that they are as fabulous as I see them in my head. What do you think?

ASOS bell sleeve dress £28 & ASOS temple studded suede boots £55

 
 
 

Robin Hood Princess of Boots…

Knock it off Topshop. Seriously, too much. I can’t own every pair of shoes you release*. Do you think a pair of tights would be too ‘men in tights’ ?

* Currently under negotiation…with myself…

Andrea suede lace tie boots from Topshop