Inspiration: Rings

Monday, 31 August 2009

Fingers weighed down with rings. I love.

Image via Le Fashion


Thursday, 27 August 2009

...was by far my favourite colour when I was young, but for some reason I don't have any yellow in either my wardrobe or my home (apart from the bunch of flowers sitting on my kitchen counter!)

I've always thought that yellow is a very difficult colour to pull off. This girl definitely proves my theory wrong!

I also love the idea of injecting some yellow into my home. The yellow against the wood and the stark white walls in the photo above looks amazing. The colour pops, but its still quite subtle.

Images from Copenhagen Street Style and Emma's Design Blog

Nod to Mod Vintage

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Isn't this lovely?

Its my new buy from the lovely Nod to Mod Vintage Etsy store.

I hope it looks as good on me as it does on the model!

So pretty

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

I love the simplicity of a knee skimming skirt with a pretty blouse.

Images from Copenhagen Street Style and The Sartorialist

Me and my junk...

Monday, 24 August 2009

I didn't realise quite how many books and magazines I had until I moved in with my boyfriend.

Over half of them are still languishing in boxes in our hallway. And I moved in over four months ago, argh!

I miss not having them easily to hand. Hunting through five boxes to find one book is too much hard work.

Desperately want some nice shelves or cabinets to store them in. These are my favourites...

Images from Design is Mine and Desire to Inspire

Summer dresses

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Images via The Sartorialist, Sky, Grazia Daily & Elle UK

Inspiration: Caroline's Mode

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

This outfit is amazing. I've attempted to replicate it below - but to suit my (rather limited) budget!
T-shirt: Old Navy
Studded skirt: Oasis
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bag: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: H&M

Image from Caroline's Mode via The Vogue Blog

I love this

There's definitely a theme emerging...

Monday, 17 August 2009

I think I need another trip to Paris!

Images via V, Sweet Home Style, Little Brown Pen, Decade Diary

My favourites from Isabel Marant's fall collection

Friday, 14 August 2009

Although I wouldn't wear the fur...

All images via

Happy Friday!

Image sourced from The City Sage

Stunning clothes in H&M this autumn...

Thursday, 13 August 2009

All imges via H&M magazine

My little sister's having a baby!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

I can't believe she's due in three weeks

These photos are proving to be the inspiration for the baby shower we're holding for her this Sunday

Lots of cups of tea, mountains of cupcakes and cute childhood pics

and of course, lots and lots of presents

So very exciting

Images via The English Muse

Pretty please can I have this outfit?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

I love everything about this.

Burgundy tights are now top of my shopping list.

I know I wouldn't be able to pull off this haircut (how pretty is this model?) but I want it anyway.

Image via (3.1 Phillip Lim)

Caffè Vergnano

My new favourite place for coffee.

We went to their coffee house in Charing Cross. It has a little alcove at the back that we tried to nab but a lucky couple had beat us to it. Next time!

The one to try has to be the espresso with chocolate and cream - yum.

Images via Caffè Vergnano

Cropped Kate

When Kate cut her hair into this gamine crop I remember being not at all keen. How could I have been so wrong? I found this gorgeous photo of her on her way to Stella McCartney's Chloe show (A/W 01/02). She looks so elfin, and doesn't it look like it was taken back in the 60s?

Image via Vogue UK

Sweet Dreams

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Every time I came across each one of these photos I thought I'd found my ideal bedroom but looking at them all now I really can't choose which one I like the most. Isn't that always the way? I would love to have a home with windows as huge as those above (all that light streaming in every morning, sigh), I think the winter wonderland feel of the room below is so cosy and magical, but I can't help but be drawn to the messily creative room at the bottom. That bedspread looks so warm.

See, this is why I need a three bedroom house!

Images sourced via Sweet Home Style (sorry, unknown source for image 1!)

The Bluebird

Saturday, 8 August 2009

I absolutely love this poem by Charles Bukowski:

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
you want to blow my book sales in

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be sad.

then I put him back,
but he’s still singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do


Monday, 3 August 2009

Aren't these laser-cut cards beautiful? They're from the Hummingbird Card Company.

My little sister (can I still call her little when she's 28?) is due to give birth in a matter of weeks so I'll be investing in the lovely stork card below.

Weekend links

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Here are the links that caught my eye this week:

The best guide to packing for your holiday that I've come across (and I've read a few!)

101 simple salads for summer, yum! (Thanks Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Funny mug from UO

Sophia Coppola's guide to Paris

Brilliant list of the best coffee shops in London

Homemade cards

The new cupcakes. They look goooood. (Thanks A Cup of Jo)

Image by NY Times