Instantly (the end of) September

Snapshots of September, told through my iPod (no iPhone or iPad for me!)

1. Experiments in natural hair drying; wonder product; Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray (buying stocks in this, ultimate product for low maintenance hair!)

2. JPG diet coke and a milkyway, best kind of post work recovery.

3. Shoe + bag loving cat. Taught well by her owner.

4. Bargain Essie nail treatment, £3 (two for £5) in the original factory outlet store. Score.

5. Random outfit from sometime ago. ASOS print dress.

6. Desecrated carrier bag; she might look cute, but that Mae is a monster!

7. BANANA jumper. Wearing this makes me happy!

8. Yet another jumper! ASOS this time. I am declaring this the winter of quirky jumpers…so many good ‘uns about.

9. New favourite snack. Oh Chobani.

10. Penguin slippers! These were from NEXT last year but they have some snazzy ones this year too :)

11. Pants for a good cause! From Asda George.

12. Looking cute (ish)

13. Owl gloves, £2 Primark. Just had to be done!

14. Mini Primak haul; toiletry bag for upcoming trip to Holland, another jumper and those owl gloves!

Well
that may go down as the most boring post in history but it’s Sunday and I’m all out of inspiration..literally.

I hope next week sees me more rejuvinated and creative. This blog is so mediocre at times.

Beautiful Bowie

I grew up with a Father obsessed with David Bowie so I guess you could say he has always been a part of my life in some form or another.

A few weeks ago Bloomsbury got in touch about a soon to be released book all about the man and his style and I jumped at the chance for a sneak preview! As you can see from the above (poorly shot) photos, this isn’t just a book of pretty pictures. It’s goes pretty in-depth about the style of David Bowie and covers his career over five decades.

Bloomsbury say:

“Rare images of the ever changing styles and fashion phases of David Bowie have been put together by Danny Lewis in a brilliant new retrospective; David Bowie Style.

Published on the 25th October, David Bowie Style documents Bowie’s career over 5 decades, and essays by Danny Lewis discuss how fashion and costume influenced Bowie’s music and performances”
 I Say:

This is a must have for any fan of David Bowie or those interested in fashion and music. A man of eclectic tastes and many personas this is a fascinating book and looks great on the coffee table too. My Dad, a hard to impress man swiftly laid claim to my copy and had I not have been sent a sample this would have made the perfect gift for him!

The book, published by Bloomsbury will be released for sale on October 25th priced at £18.99

So, what do we think? Any Bowie lovers out there? Will you be seeking out this book either for yourself or as a gift? (I would if I were you!)

xxx

Recycle your bra with Rigby & Peller

To support Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness Month, premium lingerie specialist Rigby & Peller is calling out to women across the UK to recycle and donate their old bras in aid of Breast Cancer Care*. In return for each old bra donated for recycling in one of the Rigby & Peller stores, you will receive £10 off every new bra you purchase from its extensive range. This includes the stunning new A/W range featuring metallic touches and seductive black lace.

In addition to the recycling campaign Rigby & Peller is also donating 20% of bra sales on selected pink ranges available in store and online throughout October. The selected pink mix products include ranges from Prima Donna Twist, Rigby & Peller, Empreinte and Simone Perele (see below) – just look out for the Breast Cancer Care* tags in store.

Visit one of the eight Rigby & Peller stores including the newly opened Guildford and City (London) stores with your old bras to receive £10 towards any new bra purchase. Visit www.rigbyandpeller.com for more information and store locations.

*Registered charity in England and Wales 1017658, and Scotland SC038104) via Breast Cancer Care Trading Limited (CRN 2681072).

Sadly I won’t be able to take advantage of this, as much as I’d love to hot-foot it to London to trade in my undies I just can’t!
I am however a great supporter of Breast Cancer Charities; it’s a cause close to my heart.
However if I was going to be there I’d be trading in this ill-fitting set for something altogether more classy…

I think I should make a promise to myself; once I’ve got my healthy body back I’m heading to London for a luxury lingerie experience!

Will you be partaking?

xxx

Daisy Chain Dreaming: Jewellery by Jada

I’m a typical magpie, addicted to all things sparkly so it’s no surprise than when an e-mail popped up in my inbox introducing Jada it took all of two seconds for me to be on the website creating a wishlist!

Born to Turkish parents, CEYDA GUNGOR has been crafting her very own pieces of jewellery from Istanbul’s old town market, The Grand Bazaar, since her youth.
JADA captures the beautiful simplicity of precious and semi precious stones, which come to life when worn. Designed to be timeless keepsake pieces, her collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are made using the finest chains and bangles of yellow, rose and white gold, which are inset with diamonds, citrine and topaz stones to name a few.
“My inspiration is deep rooted in a passion for
beautiful colours and delicate shapes.”

Symbolism plays inspiration to the collection, the various charms are not purely decorative; they also have a more meaningful significance. The small, diamond pave-set butterfly necklace with sparkling solitaires represents the preciousness of life, the ‘Evil Eye’ acts as a protection against harm and the ‘Letter Pendants’ with pave diamonds inset add a personal touch.

The names of the collections; Yelda, Zea, Reina, Changa and Juju all have a specific meaning to Ceyda, whether it be the name of her best friend who supported her in the launch of JADA or the name of her favourite restaurant which has inspired the pieces in the collection.
All JADA jewellery is hand-crafted in Istanbul using carefully chosen conflict-free stones. Sold originally through private clients, JADA is now available at Kabiri on the Kings road, Kabiri online as well as though www.byjada.com
These strictly are wish-list only pieces,
but you never know; I might get lucky on a Scratch Card Sunday (£20 so far!)

xxx

 

Burgundy

The recent enthusiasm for all things burgundy in blog land made me hunt out this dress in my wardrobe. An accidental ASOS via ebay purchase that has been languishing since it’s arrival suddenly seems like  bargain of the year!
Teamed with Betsy Johnson tights (my tights collection has been neglected for too long) and Bertie shoes c/o Sarenza complete with errant sticky label, this made the perfect Autumnal work outfit marred only by feeling really quite unwell for most of the day.

Thankfully Friday has cured that and I feel back to normal and ready to tackle a ten hour stint at work. It’s flu jab season and we’re run off our feet…wish me luck!

How’s your week been? Hints and tips for keeping the bugs at bay?

xxx