Archive for February, 2012

Neon yellow

I’m in love with everything neon yellow. It makes me think of sunshine, daffodils and springtime, and is just so uplifting and optimistic a colour. Here’s my pick of the best of the high street.

Zara large clutch bag – simple shape, stunning colour:



Zara chiffon vest top:


River Island colour block top:


River Island cuffed blazer:


River Island lace blazer:


Want it all!


Metallic pleats

Pleated skirts are still going strong and I’ve long been a fan of metallics so I was naturally drawn to this skirt when I saw it in H&M last weekend. It gets bonus points for making a very satisying swishing sound as you walk:



Worn with a shrug from Jane Norman, which is a shop I never go into. I spotted the shrug as I was passing by one of their department store concessions. This is my second one – I bought my first one a couple of years ago, wore it til it fell apart and then found that I really missed it.

It’s very light, but warm, and really handy for wearing over sleeveless or short-sleeved tops when it’s chilly. Well worth the £25 price tag.


Skirt: H&M / Vest: Gap / Shrug: Jane Norman c/o Zalando/ Shoes: Carvela 

Take10: Crown and Glory

For this month’s Take10 challenge Crown and Glory invited each of us to pick a hair accessory from their range. Here’s what we chose:


I don’t like fussy things and never wear anything in my hair, so was a bit apprehensive about this challenge. The gold feather band that I picked is very slim, subtle and easy to wear though, so I needn’t have worried. It came beautifully packaged and costs just £6.

Worn with a £10 blouse from Primark. That’s as much as I’m willing to invest in this season’s scarf-print trend!


To view the other girls’ pictures in more detail visit Jen at A Little Bird Told Me, MJ at Dreaming Spires, Sherin at HiFashion , Vicki at Magpie Girl, Paula at PinkBow, Ellie at Pretty Much Penniless, Lucy at Shiny Thoughts,  Susie at Take-Out In Couture and Harriet at Where Is Harriet?.

PS Big hello to our new girl Lucy, who replaces the lovely Sabine who’s had to duck out due to other commitments. Thanks to Crown and Glory for sponsoring the challenge and Lucy for making the collage.

Floral skirt

Bloggy coincidence yesterday when my friend Fiona from Sisters Don’t Share posted about the same floral skirt that I impulse bought at the end of last week.

The pattern on the skirt is fab but it’s very see-through and the lining is incredibly short – to the extent that it doesn’t quite cover my bum, resulting in a somewhat undignified back view!



What to do? Keep it and invest in a slip to wear underneath it (do they still make such things?) or cut my losses and take it back?


Skirt & leather jacket: Zara / Shoes: Carvela / Necklace: Cos 

Maxi coat

French Connection sent me this coat months ago but I’ve only recently started wearing it. It came with a self-coloured tie belt, which made it feel bulky and a bit dressing gown like, so I’ve ditched the belt and have been wearing it loose instead.


Worn yesterday lunchtime to A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor (great concept – highly recommended), followed by a wander round the Botantic Gardens and a walk along the canal, finishing up at the GFT cafe for coffee and brownies – yum!

We’re enjoying beautiful weather here in Glasgow this weekend. Hope the sun’s shining where you are.


Coat: c/o French Connection / Scarf: French Connection / Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company

Yarra desert boots

I’m a huge fan of the Clarks Originals Yarra desert boots, having worn them faithfully for the past couple of years. They’re really great day shoes as the wedge heel gives them height but makes them super comfortable to walk in. They seem to go with everything as well.

Black and beige are the colours I’ve gone for so far but some lovely new colours have just been released for spring:




The white lace ones are rather pretty too. These were designed in conjunction with cool French brand American Retro and are down from £200 to £125 in the sale:


I think the pale green ones are my favourites though. Seriously tempting!


Leather peplum

I read in a magazine last week that you should never buy anything you’re likely to feel silly wearing in a year’s time. I guess  peplums fit that category – super fashionable now but likely to be a very short-lived trend.

However, I believe that if you see something and you really love it, you should snap it up straight away. And it was love at first sight when I saw this leather peplum top:



Leather and black – this is my idea of a good date outfit! Happy Valentine’s Day.


Leather top: H&M / Trousers: Gap