best of the street

Friday, 29 October 2010

My 3 absolute favourite looks that I've found whilst rummaging through my favourite street style blogs this week...

I'd be really interested to know what street style blogs you find the most inspiring?

For me, there are 4 stand out favourites that I return to again and again:

i hope the boy is reading this...

Thursday, 28 October 2010

...because this would make an awesome Christmas present (hint hint!)

Images via Decor8

5 things making me smile today

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

1. This beautiful blue bike with wicker basket. I want one so badly.

2. This 'Sleepy Owlet' print by Lindsay Brakeen is just so cute. I have mentally saved a place for it at the top of our landing.

3. This patchwork throw. Reminds me of childood and spring mornings.

4. Because although it's autumn (and I love autumn), every now and then it's nice to remember how beautiful those summer months are

5. Ever since I saw this jumper, I have not stopped thinking about how perfect it is! Anyone happen to know where it's from?

the maxi in autumn

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

So my obsession with the maxi started with seeing this D&G beauty...

I've always tended to wear maxis in the summer - so easy to fling on with a pair of sandals and boom you're good to go.

But I love the idea of combining a simple plain maxi with a blazer or tight leather jacket for the colder months. Here are the photos that I've been madly saving into my files...

Images via, Stockholm StreetStyle & The Sartorialist


Monday, 25 October 2010

What a gorgeous home. And I love that kitchen. That is the dream!

In other news, I am absolutely shattered. We had a huge marketing project last week and ended up working through the night up to the 9am launch. I've felt jet lagged all weekend. Lots of baking and vintage shopping has helped me get through it though ;) Hope you all had a great weekend xx

Images via Dos Family

B's Book Swap - 'Looking for Alaska'

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

I really did come up trumps in B's book swap. Krystal lent me John Green's 'Looking for Alaska'. I love my books and spend way too much of my time reading, so I was one very happy bunny that I'd been sent something I hadn't read - or heard of - before.

I was a little bit dubious after reading the back of the book. It's set in "Culver Creek Boarding School". I'm in my early 30s. I thought I'd had my fill of books set in schools but as tends to happen, I was way too quick to judge.

It was a brilliant read from start to finish. It's not often that a book hooks me in like that. Without wanting to give away too much of a book, I fell for our hero "Pudge" immediately, with his encyclopedic knowledge of famous last words and his bravery in shrugging off the known to go in search of "The Great Perhaps". The people he encounters at Culver Creek aren't your run of the mill teenage stereotypes, they are intriguingly mysterious and the dynamics of their friendship are quite beautifully portrayed.

I thoroughly recommend it - thank you Krystal for the great loan - and thank you B for coming up with the Book Swap!