Thursday, 26 March 2009

Flowers

Mixing patterns and colours makes me happy! The sunshine might have something to do with my cheerful mood also....









Floral blouse, £3 from Marks and Spencer
Bright blue cardigan, £10 from H&M
Pink cotton high-waisted skirt, £4 from Primark
Silver leather ballet flats, £10 from Oasis
Wire heart necklace, £1 from Topshop
Glittery blue rose ring, £1 from Matalan

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Spring Has Sprung

I bought this beautiful blue dress at the weekend for 70% off. The sleeves are floaty and go around the back of the dress to form a lovely cape-like effect. Worn with my favourite pink heels, it feels like Spring is here at last!





Bright blue floaty dress, £16.50 from Monsoon
Pink leather T-bar heels, £9 from Topshop
Gold jangly bangle, 50p from a little shop in Birmingham
Gold leather bow clutch, £1.50 from a charity shop
Vintage hand-painted paper and bamboo parasol, 75p from a carboot sale

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Les Bonbons

Dessert has always been my favourite part of a meal, and in the past week I have managed to acquire a collection of sweet little trinkets - cupcakes, lollipops, icecreams....
I have my eye on a little gold cupcake necklace in Accessorize for £4, and may just have to purchase that too! All the jewellery in the next few photographs was £1 from Claires apiece, and the felt cake pin was made by me:








This dress from Topshop is printed with tiny icecreams, and would be perfect for summer. I love the slightly sweetheart neckline and the bow at the waist!


Cupcakes Jewellery makes the sweetest little necklaces, bracelets and earrings - how adorable are those pink cake studs?

In my opinion, Judith Leiber is unparalleled in the bag world. Her minaudières, studded with Swarovski crystals, are simply beautiful, and these cupcake-shaped bags are no exception. If you have $4295 spare then you can buy the strawberry one here!

Heidi Seeker is filled to the brim with delicious treats! The strawberry beret is nothing short of amazing, and I think I'm going to order the icecream necklace on the bottom left when I get paid at the end of the month. For £6.50 including postage, who wouldn't??

The print on this Fornarina dress, found on eBay, is just too cute! I'm going to have to hunt down a similar fabric and create a skirt methinks...


Accessorize really seems to be outdoing itself in terms of food-based jewellery at the moment - the icecream reminds me of those worn in Topshop Unique's SS09 show!


I only discovered ShanaLogic today, but these two bracelets are perfectly quirky and girly! The chocolate one is just so unusual, and I could almost eat those little cupcake charms!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Treasure

The other day, my mother brought this adorable little tin from work. She works in what used to be an old Victorian house, and when they were cleaning out one of the old rooms she found this tucked away into a corner. Imagine her surprise when she opened it up to see it full of trinkets and treasures! Her boss was going to throw it out, so she was allowed to take it home to me. I don't think it's been opened for nearly a hundred years - there was a little calendar (shown below) on the top of everything, dated 1913!



I love the little sailor men on the front of the matchboxes - there are two different kinds!

This olive crocheted necklace is embellished with loops of dark purple glass beads - I can almost picture the girl who wore it last!

Silver and studded with clear crystals, I think I may attach this clip to the collar of my coat for some sparkle and shine.


I was thinking about dangling these 3 metal buttons on a gold chain and wearing them around my neck - they are just too pretty to be sewn on one blouse or cardigan!
As soon as I saw this dark grey rhinestone belt buckle, I've been dreaming of sewing some wide velvet ribbon so that I could sport this gem at my waist. I was thinking of using a deep pink or blue, but have had no luck locating any ribbon of the neccessary thickness...

Yet another of those ambiguous pieces whose purpose I am unsure of, I may string this up as a necklace using the holes already present.

A nice long piece of satin ribbon in purple should double up as a belt for this buckle - I really need to hit my local fabric and haberdashery store!

A lone gold and black earring painted with what looks like a Hindu goddess of some kind may end up as a brooch or a pendant, perhaps both.


Another selection of small pretty buttons, I will sew these onto a thin ribbon as a bracelet that I can tie around my wrist.


Geometric buckles made of plastic and mother of pearl will soon find a home threaded onto a narrow piece of fabric.

I'm now hunting for the perfect peach or coral cardigan to sew these tiny creamy buttons onto...

I think I will pair these orange buttons with a cobalt silk blouse - any ideas as of what to do with the matching belt buckle?


Sunday, 1 March 2009

Belle

Belle was always my favourite Disney princess, probably due to the fact she had brown curly hair like me! When I bought this dress in September, I was a little dubious of the shade, but now I love it to pieces and it's my favourite item in my wardrobe.









Lemon chiffon dress, £13.50 from Topshop

Gold leather wedges, £9 from Kurt Geiger

Red vintage clutch, £3 from a charity shop

Pressed rose necklace, £2 from Primark

Gold chain necklace as a headband, 75p from a charity shop

Black opaque tights from Marks & Spencer

Beauty and the Beast badges, from my childhood