Friday, 31 May 2013

Daisies



I got this beautiful daisy chain ring from my husband for my 40th birthday last year. Daisies are my favourite flowers. We put dried daisies on our handmade (selfmade as well) wedding invitations, and fresh daisies (the large ones) were included in my wedding bouquet. They have a special place in my heart. 

Which is why, oh my God, oh my God, I was absolutely thrilled when I saw this!!!


A bracelet to go with my precious ring! The only problem is, I'll probably have to wait for a decade... :)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Dear Cath...

... I'd love to travel in style :)
















Anywhere, really. 
Well, home, really. 
To the UK :)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Surprises, Surprises (Including Granny Squares & Liberty Fabric!)


Remember this post? Well, I read the book, it was lovely, and then I thought it would be nice to send a little thank- you note with a little something to my wonderful blogging friend Alix.

This is what I made for her:




And then, about a fortnight later, there was another surprise for me in the post!


Photo: source

I got the most gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn VW van notebook cover, handmade by dear Alix! I mentioned at one point that I really liked it and there, now it's mine, all mine! Thank you so much, Alix, I really appreciate your kind gesture. It is incredibly nice to have such wonderful blogging friends around the world (well, particularly from Britain...)!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Birds & Blossoms, Again

I'm pretty sure I've used this post title before but there's nothing much I can do about it -  birds and blossoms are definitely on the list of my favourite things! And might I add, so is this outfit. Incredibly comfortable and still presentable - no jogging suit in sight!








Outfit details:

- ballet flats - Next
- jeans - Joules
- leather belt - Benetton
- silk blouse - Zara
- top (underneath) - local boutique
- jade necklace - my Mum's
- watch - Axcent
- bracelets - self-made

Birds & blossoms to be seen outdoors 
as well, thank God :)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

More Crochet, Again

A very colourful Granny Square belt, for me :) I'd made a similar one about two years ago and worn it quite a lot but gave it to a friend later on because she really liked it. I'll post it as part of an outfit as soon as I actually wear it!



And an addition to yesterday's post, a pair of Granny Stripe wrist warmers for my little girl, to match her Granny Square headband :)





I'm afraid the weather actually calls for headbands and wristwarmers :(

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Granny Square Headband

A very colourful and picture heavy post - 
I'll be gentle on words, instead!








I made this headband for my little girl a while ago; she'd worn it for a few weeks and then we put it away until next autumn. Looks like it's here already, judging by the temperatures... :(

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

When Cold In May...

... put on your favourite Hydrangea coat! I'm afraid that's pretty much what I've been wearing these days.


But I do add some marine stripes to remind me of the hot summer days at the seaside...


Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue 
(you may have noticed I own these in all three 
Union Jack colours...)
- trousers - Playlife
- stripy top - local supermarket 
(would you believe my luck!)
- coat - Boden
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital 
(owned in an assortment of colours as well...)


Well, let's just wait and see...

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sunday Blossoms

Another Sunday outfit, another list of favourites: 
colours, patterns, textures, angels... :)


And not so favourite grey roots. 
A visit to my hairdresser's is in order!


Outfit details:

- nude heels - Next
- nude tights - local clothes shop
- dress - Joules
- belt - local supermarket (!)
- jacket - Ness
- suede clutch - local boutique
- turquoise beads - bead shop in the capital
- angel pendant - present

Yay for May, nay for the freezing cold 
we're having (well, almost)...

Friday, 17 May 2013

Neutrals With A Pop Of Red

A bit more than a pop, actually. Sort of Burberry colour scheme, don't you think? A touch of black is missing but I believe a good hint has been added with the dark brown beads. The shirt is actually gingham but you can't really tell from the not-so-good photo, right?


Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- trousers - Boden
- shirt - Think Pink (old, girls' department)
- jacket - Tom Tailor
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital

Enjoy the weekend :)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Colour Burst

Oooh, the colours of this outfit make me happy :) A quick snap before going out with my girlfriends!


Outfit details:

- suede wedges - Deichmann 5th Avenue
- jeans - Joules
- bow leather belt - VB (Slovenian craftsmanship)
- top - Laura Ashley
- tie-front cardigan - Boden
- oversized beads - Oriental shop in the capital

A lovely time was had by all.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

One For The Sunday

These heels are not made for walking. At least not for a girl like me, used to running around in ballet flats. But going to church on Sundays includes a car ride and I can just manage the distance between the car park and the church choir...








Outfit details:

- nude heels - Next
- nude tights - local shop
- skirt - Joules
- jumper - Boden
- bow leather belt - VB (Slovenian craftsmanship)
- jade necklace - my Mum's
- leather bag - Benetton

I feel very tall, though!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

More Basic

I wear mostly trousers these days. I'm not yet ready for bare legs and I just can't be bothered with tights. It's still quite chilly outside, though. So, trousers it is.

This is another really basic outfit - trousers, top, shoes, ready to go. I'm rather fond of it, actually. I really love this shirt, it's from the girls' section at the local clothes shop. I bought it several years ago as I fell in love with the fabric. I love the pattern!

I'm also still very fond of my silver forget-me-not necklace, it's a true piece of art - and nature!


Outfit details:

- ballet flats - Buffalo London
- trousers - Boden
- red patent leather belt - Topshop
- shirt - local clothes shop
- silver necklace - Etsy (silverpebble)

More outfits to come :)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Basic


Nothing to add. 
Outfit details:

- shoes - Converse
- trousers - Boden
- leather belt - H&M
- top - Playlife
- necklace - gift from friends
- sunglasses - M&S

P. S.: I love my 'accessory' on the wardrobe door - I never put this jacket inside, it's far too pretty to look at!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sweet Surprise

My husband and I went cycling the other day. 
When we returned home, this was waiting for us:


Six pretty cups of sweet strawberry jelly. 
Courtesy of our boy.


With shiny sprinkles and hundreds and thousands.
Courtesy of our little girl.

Exceptional upbringing :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Wednesday, 8 May 2013