Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013

Favourite Outfits 2013 (January - June)







It was quite difficult to choose, actually ...

 ::: I love my clothes :) :::

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Second Thoughts

About these trousers. Not too flattering, are they?

I quite liked the fabric and the cut seemed alright but they just didn't fit well. So I wore them once and then said good bye. I'm sure there's a pair of legs with a bottom attached somewhere that will find them absolutely adorable.

I'm definitely keeping the jacket, though!


Outfit details:

- brogues - Joules
- burgundy socks - home stash
- trousers - local store
- shirt - Nara Camicie
- jacket - Boden
- angel brooch - birthday present

Three days to go!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Tea Was Delicious

My advent calendar this year: 

All gone now. I enjoyed every cup.

Have a very merry Christmas, my dear friends!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Lovely Jubbly

One of my favourite outfits again - 
can't find any better words to describe it ... :)

Outfit details:

- boots - Bata
- corduroy skinnies - Joules
- polo top - Joules
- jumper - Joules

And no, I'm sorry to say that Joules has not sponsored this post :)
Perhaps I should have worn my Joules brogues as well ...

Saturday, 21 December 2013


I chose to wear this to church a while ago. 

My husband said I looked like Pippi Longstocking ...

He wasn't very far from the truth ...

Outfit details:

- brogues - Boden
- tights - local store
- skirt - made by my Mum's seamstress
- Breton top - Boden
- jacket - Ness
- hat - Boden
- bike necklace - Etsy
- jade beads - my Mum's
- angel brooch - present

My little girl loved the outfit :)

Friday, 20 December 2013

The Merry Month Of Decembering ...

In the last month of the year, my children perform practically every other day ...

Not that I'm complaining ...

Outfit details:

- brogues - local shoe shop
- tights - local supermarket
- dress - Boden
- scarf - my Mum's
- beret - Seeberger
- angel pendant & angel bracelet - classic :)

One of my three black outfits a year :)

Thursday, 19 December 2013


Well, not too much. I'm wearing skinny jeans but the ruffles do feel a bit on the festive side. Worn to a great concert of our local musicians the other night, with my boy & girl!

Outfit details:

- boots - Bata
- skinny jeans - Boden
- cardigan - Boden
- belt - Benetton
- ruffle blouse - Sisley
- angel brooch - this year's birthday present

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Another Sunday Outfit

I wore this to church last Sunday. I love the mixing of patterns - tartan & argyle, I feel oh so British! I don't really know if proper Brits actually wear such things but never mind :) As long as I'm happy ...

I can't seem to be able to get enough of my Boden brogues. They're fabulous! I want to wear them as long as possible before we get snowed in (not any time soon, pretty please!!!).

And you get to see our front door wreath, 
isn't that a bonus? :)

Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - local supermarket
- skirt - made by my Mum's seamstress
- top - Zara
- cardigan - Boden
- skinny belt - local supermarket
- coat - Joules
- scarf - old!
- hat - Laura Ashley (old!)
- cream wrist warmers - I made them
- pink wrist warmers (underneath) - Etsy
- angel bag - birthday present from years ago

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Shades Of Brown

Just an outfit. Love the colours! 

Outfit details:

- boots - shoe store in the capital
- corduroy skinnies - Boden
- leather belt - H&M
- Breton top - Boden
- jacket - Joules
- scarf - Fraas
- bicycle necklace - Etsy
- felt corsage - handmade by a (very crafty) friend

Monday, 16 December 2013

Figs & Rouge

This is something I would really like to share with you - 100 % natural hand creams and lip balms from Figs & Rouge, made in the U.K. (music to my ears ...) and sold in the prettiest packages possible. I'm a big fan because nothing really beats a crazy colourful tube of lotion or potion being pulled out of one's handbag, does it :) ?

P. S.: This is definitely not a sponsored post (I sort of wish it were ...). I really really like this brand, that's all.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Boxes (And It's Not Boxing Day)

Some pretty boxes from my bedroom, 
for all my bits and bobs:

The one at the front is from Pip Studio. I looove the colours, it makes me insanely happy just looking at it:)

I keep some bracelets and one of the watches in it. 
Perfect size!

The tweedie one is from a lovely Scottish lady, Aileen, and the wooden round one has been around ever since I can remember. I guess it must be family heritage. Must ask my Mum about it one day!

Friday, 13 December 2013

A Double Post (Almost)

OK, prepare yourself. You're not imagining seeing double. Double it is within this post! I couldn't decide between the pairs of photos so in the end I just didn't bother :)

Last Sunday's outfit:

Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - home closet
- tweed skirt - Joules
- polo top - Joules
- jumper- Joules
- coat - Benetton
- scarf - old!
- hat - Boden
- tote - Barbour
- felt corsage - handmade by a friend
- double wrist warmers - I made the cream pair; 
the pink pair underneath from Etsy

Have a lovely weekend :)

P.S.: Don't you just love skirts with pockets?

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Three Things

A new list, after a long time! 

- a brown bear pin, handmade by my crafty friend from secodary school (who also happens to live close by)

- my glass lizard pin, a present from a few years ago; I don't wear it often but I love looking at it :)

- my camera case and my tablet case - colours, colours, colours ... happy!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tweed & Tartan Lass

Do I look like a Granny? I was supposed to, anyway, because this was the outfit I chose to play my little girl's Grandma in a play we performed at the local nursing home :) I added my reading glasses, to be on the safe side ...

I absolutely loved the outfit and wore it the entire day (the play was in the morning). To be honest, I didn't feel like anyone's Grandma (yet ...). 

Dear me, what am I saying, I have two babies of my own!

Outfit details:  
- brogues - Joules
- tights - home closet
- kilt - Pringles
- blouse - Sisley
- cardigan - Boden
- jacket - Joules
- beret - Seeberger

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Keeping Warm

I came across this lovely felting wool the other day. Only one piece, I'm afraid, that's all there was. 

I really loved the colour but I didn't have any intention whatsoever to actually give felting a try ... I wanted to use it for my crochet bliss :) So I did. I came up with this:

A neck-warmer! What a clever idea!

Then I got some (more of this) felting wool in red as well - and produced another, a bit longer neck-warmer (one you can use as a fake roll-neck...). I decided it was a perfect present for a crochet-loving friend of mine :)

She liked it.

May it keep her warm!