What’s your take on florals? How do you wear yours?
Monthly Archives: February 2012
I remember when I first found out about Brat & Suzie (probably via one blog or another) and instantly becoming smitted with their cute and quirky tees.
Fast forward a few years and I was contacted asking if I wanted a preview of their S/S12 collection…of course I said yes!
I was sent two cropped vests; a dipped hem one featuring this awesome cat in glasses (I think it’s a cat, anyway) and the amazing squirrel one (yep, still squirrel obsessed)
Cropped tops in any form are usually way out of my parameters and an instant no go, but determined to embrace the “feel the fear and do it anyway” approach I had a go at putting together an outfit with the squirrel top…
I teamed it with my faithful Zara denim skirt, that is highwaisted enough to not make me feel all that exposed. You can’t see in the photos but the tights are subtle polka-dots and the loafers are from Kate Kanzier.
I’m still pondering how to wear the second vest; perhaps with my Leopard print jeans? Suggestions are welcome…
Are you a Brat & Suzie fan?
What’s your take on cropped tops?
Hmm, where has my spring like colour scheme gone?
1. Miaow; possibly one of the most recognised styles by now, they’ve been around for a few seasons and I still adore them.
2. Otters; cheating somewhat as I own these, but I still love them; they are much more subtle than they appear and really comfortable too!
3. No Photo Please; because a girl can not have too many pairs of glitzy flats.
4. A Night Under the Stars; GLITTER.
They also do some pretty fun bags, too (there, that’s more spring like!)
Are you a lover or a loather? What’s your “irregular” choice?
P.S. My second choice brand was the super affordable I Love Shoes, yet another brand that Sarenza introduced me to.
Dress c/o Matalan, Tesco tights (which I shamefully discovered had a hole mid thigh whilst out and about), Georgia Rose boots c/o Sarenza.
Yesterday was one of those days that makes you think “this is what the weekends should be like, always”. With almost spring-like sunshine beaming down on us, Best.Friend. and I hopped in her car (she’s my personal driver, really) and headed down to Clarks Village in Somerset; about an hour away from us. I raved about this place a couple of weeks ago when my parents went, and I will continue to rave. Best.Friend. bought a beautiful dress in the Monsoon outlet at a crazy price to wear to a mutual friend’s wedding in May (I am yet to purchase my dress, but know what it will be!) and we both stocked up on undies in M&S (£5.75 for a matching set) and bras in Calvin Klein (3 for £16). The Cadbury shop is always a delight and we came away with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, and the surprise winner of the day was Claire’s Accessories where I got some much needed silver stud earrings for crazy cheap.
Other shops we looked in and enjoyed were Yumi which had amazing bargains if they had your size; they didn’t for me this time, and several places selling handbags. We had a cheap and tasty lunch in Subway and stopped off at a nearby Sainsburys to raid their bakery for a snack.
The evening was spent watching Saturday night TV before falling asleep shamefully early, and today I am hopefully seeing Ellie for one of our Chickpea buying missions with an added trip to Primark. I need to be restrained as I don’t get paid until Wednesday, but when shopping opportunities present themself, it’d be rude to refuse.
How’s your weekend going? Bought any bargains or done anything especially wonderful?
Saying that, there are a couple of shows/presentations I wish I could have gone to and top of that list was the Fred Butler A/W presentation. Sculptural pastel pieces that look more like props than apparel. Pastel hair. An almost anime feel…I am besotted.
And every fashionista knows that goodie bags are a perk of Fashion Week…for the Fred Butler presentation they broke the mould of tradition by giving out a limited edition Zippo lighter created especially for the event…