Sunday, 19 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Over a year ago I won a Twitter competition that Milly Johnson was running before Mother's Day. It was to win any one of her books signed as a Mother's Day present. I was so thrilled, it was the perfect present for my then two year old to be able to give me - even then she was aware of how important books were in Mummy's life! When it arrived I was even more happy to find it enclosed in this gorgeous bag. Bags are another thing I have a weakness for and I absolutely adore this quote on the front:
"Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend"
by William Feathers
It so aptly describes how I feel when I come to the end of a book I have loved. It's one of those things when a good book has you racing to the end and so eager to get to the conclusion that you can't put it down, and once you have you feel happy and satisfied, you've had a good time and enjoyed the company of the characters. But then a little afterwards when the initial high has passed you find yourself feeling slightly bereft and missing the characters, wondering what they're getting up to without you watching over...
Of course the only cure is to pick up another book, start reading, and hope that it will be just as good!
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
So the sun shone and I panicked that I wasn't summer wardrobe ready. It's not about the clothes exactly but the fear of emerging from the layers and baring the milk bottle legs and depressingly untoned upper arms *shudders* And then as abruptly as it came, it went. And I was gutted. And then I reached back into the comfort zone of my spring wardrobe and felt much much better.
Nothing earth shattering, just jeans, striped top, jacket and scarf. Oh and Hi-top wedges. I love these so much. They are from the Davina for Next collection and are the perfect example of fashion meets functional. I had been wondering if I could pull off the wedge hi-top trend for a while now as I liked the idea of adding some height while still being comfy and practical. These Davina ones were perfect for me as I also love the leopard print design which takes away from the sporty edge, which less face it, isn't exactly me unfortunately! Yes these suit me much better and I love feeling tall again when out with the buggy, I even have to extend the handle!
My jeans are my saviour from the lift, slim and shape range at Next and I'm finding that I live in them! I know I'm not quite with the 'in crowd' choosing boot cut over skinnies but I like the classic style, and quite frankly I need that boot flare to balance out my hips! I haven't done a very good job of capturing my jacket which is a shame as it's a gorgeous sale bargain from the Next Christmas sale which I'm only managing to wear now that the temperatures are (slightly) rising. It's like a Chanel style boucle jacket, in black with pink flecks and sparkly threads. I was thrilled to find it at less than half price, very me!
Briefly deserting Next my scarf is from M&S, black and white, skulls and stars; a classic combination.
Yes, I am definitely happier in my layers still for now. I should probably get myself better summer prepared but after last years summer wash out and this years never ending winter is it even worth it?...