Sunday, 8 May 2011

Designer Lust.. My choices for this week

Dont you just love this image
I wouldn't change a thing.. 
Only the affordability 

Snake print silk blended chiffon pants
£3, 325
 at Net a Porter

Macramé woven leather and silk top 
at Net a Porter

Elle Leather and Mesh sandals 
at Net a Porter

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


A typical evening FB and a Vlink Clink

Love it or loathe it, I think it is here for the duration, when I first joined Facebook it was purely out of curiosity and boredom.  Over the years I have moved around quite a lot, accumulating a lot of lovely friends who I had never forgotten, yet had long lost touch with.  Facebook has enabled me to renew these acquaintances and through blogging and Twitter, I have made new friends who after meeting in the real world we now exchange on here.  I am very careful only to add people that I have actually met or who have mutual friends. 
I made it my home page, as I found people would often message me through this media rather than email me.
Hence now I am an addict. 
If I am online I am on Facebook, I sometimes get distracted from my original purpose of going on shopping is forgotten.. 
Time is lost.. whilst I shamelessly indulge my voyeuristic nature and check through the latest photos posted by......

The day I forgot to eat

I exchange comments with friends and enjoy live conversation on chat.  I have friends from all different times of my life, spread across the globe. When I am awake in the middle of the night, which is often. I can speak to an old friend, who is maybe just having their breakfast.. or  evening meal
I can remain invisible and just catch up on everything.
The world has become a much smaller place.

No words needed...
I am also a fan of Twitter, I sometimes use it just like Twitter and update my status far too often, clogging up the newsfeed, I must be blessed with patient friends.  Although many a Twitterer will not usually admit to having a Facebook account too, they often mention it with distain, but, no matter what they think, the cool guys originally from My Space and such, all appear to have resigned themselves to the fact that FB is where it is at.. 
Lately I am often to be found in this cyber bar, my writing voice has suffered a virus for too long, every time I have sat down to expel a few sentences, nothing was coming.  My brain had become constipated, I would open Blogger... or Pages and in the back ground is my FB chat box.. I would stare at the blank page and click to see who was available to distract me now.. 
I even started to come off line, to make a conscious effort to write something, or to at least read a few of my friends posts, only my iphone would start vibrating,  informing me of  some new update  and I would be off again...

My husbands famous haircut
Most companies have their own page now, being a fashion addict I am a follower of most of them Net a Porter, Matches, The Outnet and my  then there are the magazines Vogue, Glamour and Grazia.
So you see something you like in Vogue, it is then shown by Net a Porter straight into your newsfeed and before you know it your shopping bag... 

The night I ripped my nose stud out

I am beginning to feel the need for the almost meditative state of writing again, this is something I am delighted about, I think its important to have a hobby something that you are passionate about, even if its just in the form of a gossipy narrative, yet I am so grateful for Facebook and its companionship through my dry days.

The photos by the way, are just a example selection of the inane drivel that pops up in my feed .... 

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Passionate for a Sombrero

I started this post yesterday about hats..
I love hats..
I need hats
I have very curly hair and they are my life saver.
Anyhow the sun was shining and I started on the Pimms so I am afraid I didn't get to write a word..
But as you will see from the photographs .. I like hats .. and wear them for many a reason

I have them in all colours..

 For all weathers...

To keep me warm....

Feeling flirty.....

 For cuddling....

For posing....

To look daft.....

 or stylish.......?

Country Sporting occasions.....

Or nights out along dark county lanes.....

Love em .......ok

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Signature Style

I love this girls style
Photo by Vanessa Jackman, Street Style

Are you a designer diva, a romantic feminine type, or a power dresser.. 
Do you have a signature style?
Boots, boots, boots.... my wardrobe is full of boots.. jeans and boots

Jbrand skinnies in crinkle black fabric 

Since I started blogging and following fashion blogs, I realise that I am not really a true follower of fashion.  I love to see all the new collections, the campaigns from the different houses.  I love the glamour, to get ideas from the catwalk, but in reality I tend to have my own style, a formula that works for me. 

Rsoles Black Python 2011

Rsoles vintage.. 2008

I know this as they are the pieces in my wardrobe that survive the regular cull.  I love to wear dresses but rarely get the chance, so I own only a few..
Shoes.. mm well shoes are a passion, but I am learning that I have these wonderful shoes but seldom get the opportunity to wear them, not only here in the wilds, but even when I am in London if you need to walk anywhere.. High Heels do not cut it.
So back to my favourite footwear .. Boots
Especially Cowboy and biker boots  ... 

Brown Studded Python Rsoles 2010

Belstaff Biker 2010

My favourite shop has to be R Soles on the Kings Road, it has been there for years many many years.  They sell the best boots around, I must treat myself to pair every year... sometimes two.
Pound per wear they are invaluable I live in them winter and summer, short ones for skinny jeans and longer ones with straight cut or flared jeans. 

Jbrand skinnies.. in ink

Rather than a mixture of items like skirts or trousers, I own many pairs of jeans in different cuts and fabrics, as I tend to where them all the time.
I think my favourite Jean designer is J Brand.
Today I am wearing what can only be called a legging type jean it is very skinny, yet flattering.  I prefer to spend money on good jeans than anything, due to the pound per wear value.  

Rsoles "Bunny Ears" 2009

Rsoles Hand Tooled 2007

My obsession this label began when I bought some “Love Story” jeans from them in 2008.  I notice that they are also tipped to be the shape for the summer of 2011, so they certainly have been worth every penny.
I love their “Houlihan” skinny cargos, which were my favourite wear last summer and the new “Agnes” cut.  Which is similar style except without the leg pockets.

This summer I think the Love Story will be getting an airing with some high wedges, when tottering is possible, but more than likely back in my boots.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Sun Shines On The Rectory

Daffodils I planted a couple of years ago along the river bank 

Yesterday was the first official day of spring.  Here at home, today is the first real day of spring.   The sun even has warmth, encouraging you to lift your face and let it kiss your winter pallor.  It is such a wonderful feeling.   Everything looks so green, punctuated with splashes of golden yellow daffodils.  The animals all seem more content too, there is a definite happiness in the air....

I just had to take my camera outside and share it with you.

Our little river

The one thing I miss about Spain, is living by the ocean.  I love to be near water, I think our little river keeps me sane, there is nothing nicer than contemplating life whilst it bubbles past you.

 Big Girl!

We have also taken the covers off the pond for the day to let the fish have some light.  I cannot believe how much they have grown over the winter.  Any followers from my old blog will remember that we had to treat them for ulcers last summer, well they appear to have all healed and are looking so healthy again.

I love the sound of the water

This tree is huge, it is also home to a lot of bats and squirrels 

Love is... 

 Next winters logs.. even the mess look good

Gorgeous sky with the sun peeping through

Dreams of dining al fresco again

Molly.. in hiding

More water .. you can tell I love it

...and it's perfect weather for building last

Friday, 18 March 2011

Kate Kicks Ass

I just love this new Dior advert, sometimes amongst all the tragedy on the news it is nice to have a little fantasy.

I  also think after all the negative publicity surrounding the atrocious behaviour of Galliano, in that awful video, it is great to see that something pretty associated with Dior again and such a stylish film too.

I am not judging by any means, I wouldn't dream of it,  the phrase "People who live in glass houses" comes to mind, but it does amuse me how well Kate has come back from her "Cocaine incident"  taking drugs and swinging, is obviously considered a better role model for young people than a racist.

.... LOL I am such a blonde.. she is perfect for this product.
Fucking hell teaches me to post when I am in blonde mode .. That should give you a giggle anyhow

Thursday, 17 March 2011

"Desire to Be Still" - Wildernesschic Poetry

Sorry I posted this here by mistake.. but if you would like to see my recital it is on my poetry blog
 My Own Poetry Corner I would love to hear your comments xx