Sunday, 21 April 2013

In Other Stories...

After fawning after near enough everything on their website since it launched just over a month ago, I finally managed to get down to visit & Other Stories in the flesh. And oh boy, it did not disappoint! As quite a fan of H&M and of course Cos (and Swedes in general) I had high hopes for this new brand, that boasted non trend led, simple but high quality pieces. For me though it was the accessories and lingerie that really stood out. The bags and shoes are classic, but with quirky details - the cut out brogues and satchel style backpack were my favourites - and you could imagine wearing them season after season. 

As a bit of a lingerie fanatic (my underwear drawer no longer closes) I was also extremely excited to be greeted by a wall of lace loveliness when I got to the store. I'd admired all the sets online, but was very impressed by the rows of styles - all beautifully hung on wooden hangers (brownie points x100). 

Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to shop properly and try things on, so this trip I only came away with a few bits. Of course I had to pick up some underwear, and this black lace bra and brief set were just crying out to me, along with some lavender and rosemary hand cream (that packaging - oh!) and a little pot of polish. I also popped next door to H&M and picked up some sunglasses (here's to hoping!), and a new Moleskin notebook from Liberty's, which also included a long browse around the womens department with a vow to start saving...

Sunday, 14 April 2013

You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.

Part two of my Mad Men inspired snaps, this time pairing some houndstooth cigarette pants from Topshop with a sleeveless cream polo shirt from & Other Stories (my new favourite store!). 

What did you think of the new episodes? Personally I thought they were a little slow, but thinking about it a few of the seasons have started off that way and quickly got very exciting - let's hope this one goes the same way!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

What you call 'love' was invented by guys like me. To sell Nylons.

I'm pretty excited for Mad Men to be back on the telly next week, so couldn't resist popping on one of my favourite full skirted shirt dresses and beehiving my hair for some snaps. 

The compact mirror was a gift from my Nana, she got it for 21st birthday - genuine sixties, and in perfect condition! It's so beautiful, definitely one of my favourite possessions.  

Monday, 1 April 2013

Pastel Prettiness

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter break, I must say the few days I've had off were much needed. I did a little Easter baking today, well if you can call making rice crispy cakes baking! Perhaps the colour palette is a little sickly sweet but I just couldn't resist matching my nails to the pretty lilac packaging of the chocolate, and this minty jumper is perfect for the chilly spring weather we're having at the moment.