Monday, 30 June 2014

Bought & Thought

I don't know what happened to Bought & Thought last week, I missed it! I've not been keeping to my schedule as well as I'd like, but I'm not going to dwell on it. So, I bought these dresses a while back when I had a discount code. If you follow The Shoe Girl Diaries then you'll know I'm fond of the ASOS wiggle dress! I've bought them in every print and colour that has fitted (and sadly sent back several that didn't). As much as I love the style, one thing that I'd sometimes like to change is the longer length (it's just past mid-calf on me).  You have to consider which shoes to wear with it proportion-wise. So I was mega excited to see some 'mini' versions of the style. They looked really short on the model, but then the longer version looks shorter on them too (I'm not exactly model height), so I assumed they would be a little longer in real life. The middle and right in the photo below are the shorter lengths (sorry for the plastic, I excitedly took this photo when they were still in their bags). ASOS wiggle dresses

Friday, 27 June 2014

How To Wear: Bags

So I'm supposed to be looking at shoes on the Sarenza site, but I notice a bag in the sale that I like, then spy another pretty bag and another....! We all know about my shoe obsession, but one that comes and goes is my bag obsession. Over the years I've gone through phases of buying handbags non-stop, then not liking any of the 'trends' and therefore buying none. Lately though, all I see is pretty bags!  You'll recall my Irregular Choice unicorn and cat bags. My first 'mid week must haves' contained guess what? Two cute bags! However I keep finding more I want to share, so I've put together some of my favourites in this post and also how I'd style them. Irregular Choice Adora Adorned Bag

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Mid Week Must Haves

Hello, hope you're well? For my 'mid-week must haves', I turn my attention to shoes. Well it was only a matter of time really, wasn't it? Wedges in fact. Starting with the 'high street honey', which are by Iron Fist. I've had my eye on the Buns N' Roses range since before it launched and have made it my mission to own almost every item in the collection. Not only do I love the name, but florals and "bunicorns", hello!! So at the weekend I ordered a top and three pairs of shoes directly from IF (including these wedges), only to be slightly disappointed with my order when it arrived (super speedy delivery, I'll give them that). The top was fine, the shoes I really wanted were out of stock and the other pair don't fit, grrr. This pair were ok-ish in fit, I'm actually starting to think my feet have grown in the past few months of non-shoe wearing (gasp, say it isn't so). I'd have to pierce another hole in the strap and there's a little bit of a bulge over the vamp, but I think I'll keep them. I can't really be bothered with the hassle of sending them back. So now I'm on the search yet again, for the other two styles and I'm not sure if it's my feet or these are small made (my experience with IF in the past were, they were true to size). Any IF ladies help me out with your knowledge? Plus despite the hefty discount code I used, I still found these wedges cheaper here for £41 with 37% off afterwards. So altogether not a very successful order, though I continue to love the print and style and think they remain worthy of being in my mid week must-haves!  Mid Week Must Haves (Wedges)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Mid Week Must Haves

I can't believe it's the third day of my new routine and I'm so far sticking to it, ticking off what I have to do each day.  Just shows how much you can get done when you are focused!  So this is another new feature and it's pretty self explanatory.  They aren't exactly must must haves, I mean we aren't going to die without them are we? However for alliteration purposes 'must' sounded better than anything else! It's aimed as a mid-week 'pick me up' really and will include two items, one from the high street and one designer. They will be loosely themed (as in 'shoes', 'dress' etc) but are not intended to be 'dupes' or replicas of each other. They are just two bags I thought were cute!Mid Week Must Haves (Bags)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Bought & Thought

Clarins Lip Balm Crayon close up
The first of my new 'Bought & Thought' posts featuring something I've purchased recently alongside an inspiring or encouraging quote to perk us up.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Irregular Choice: One Who Charms & Magic Pony

Irregular Choice One Who Charms Shoes and Magic Pony Bag
A picture heavy but chatter light post today, because I'm absolutely pooper-scoopered, but thought you'd want to see the wonderful new arrivals.