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

Wishlist Cont.

Love love love ...

Photo: source

... at first sight again.
I get a lot of that :)

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!