Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wednesday Wishlist: 18th July

We are now the best part of the way through July (which means it's nearly my birthday!) and the weather is still a giant pile of pants. Big 'Ol greying granny pants. So what I am craving this week is some sun, not so I can get a tan or even vitamin D, but so I can justify spending a stupid amount of money on beautiful cotton 50's dresses.

The following two dresses are part of the collection I currently have in the shop at the moment. You can find them online at and prices start from £35.

Find the dress  HERE

Find this dress HERE

There is however someone at the moment who gives me serious dress envy. Miss Liz Tregenza. You NEED her blog in your life, you can find it HERE. The best thing is that she's currently selling off some of her collection on eBay to fund her masters at the Royal College of Art. She is going to be a modern day Coco Chanel, so if one if these dresses wasn't a good investment anyway, the fact that it belonged to her certainly makes it so! Here's a link to her eBay (However I cannot be held responsible for the ridiculous amount of money you WILL spend.) Below you can find some photos of those fabulous frocks!

Listed HERE

Listed HERE

So enjoy all and make sure you send me some pictures of you wearing your cottons. Oh and it's my birthday on Monday so if anyone fancies gifting me one of these beauts I'm an 8 :p

Keep smiling :)


Monday, 2 July 2012

Llama Llamaface

6 very long months ago I took the photo below of by beautiful big sister (looking like a snail ) before she traipsed off to the southern hemisphere! She ran the Garden of Unearthly Delights in Adelaide, Australia for a number of weeks before heading to New Zealand and then to south America.  In her bag I packed many silly little cards for her to open throughout her journey. The best being the Llama related card.

I don't really know why but me and Rach always revert to being about 4 and 8 when we are together and sing a number of ridiculous songs including "The ladies Bra" made popular by radio 1, and this lovely little llama song.

Please don't watch the whole thing, it's massively tedious.

Taken at Machu Picchu

However her returning home meant two things a night of llama related banter and CAKE! This is my mums beautiful creation! You can find the pictures of family fun below!

My haul from the tacky magnet contest.
An owl for my collection and some baby Alpaca wool.

Llama socks.
Donning my Llama related goodies with my sister!

Wednesday Wishlist- 27th June

As many of you know, I am totally against high street shopping. Mostly because the fabric is dreadful, synthetic tosh and the quality of craftsmanship is just awful. However in Nottingham city centre we have recently had an Aubin and Wills open.

Aubin and Will was opened in 2008 by *cough* Jack Wills *cough*. I will try not to go on for too long about this but I hate Jack Wills and EVERYTHING about it. You really cannot fathom how much hate I have for it. So on visiting Aubin and Wills for the first time I had very low expectations.

However it's a beautifully presented, light, modern, uncluttered shop with plenty of space to browse the lovely evenly spaced rails. Although none of the designs or prints are particularly ground breaking the styles are super easy to wear and the fabrics are amazing. They are so soft. Mmmmmmm.

I know it still doesn't really sound like my thing, but working from home now I don't want to wear anything too restrictive or delicate, yet my pyjamas just make me want to go back to sleep. I just want to throw something on with socks or tights and not look like a total tramp.

Although it's very much on the pricey side they have a sale on at the moment with 50% off a lot of their stuff. This makes it more slightly acceptable considering how much I'm going to wear the stuff! You can shop online here :

And so I leave you with two bits I'm hoping to unwrap on my birthday!!