Grown Up Bo-ho

Mar 20, 2015



It seems like grown-up boho
is back!
Folksy prints, floral maxis. So it's
time to coax our bohemian alter ego
to come forth ;-)


Marchesa 2015


Dress: Pucci 2015
Stacking Bangles: HERE




Alberta Ferretti (2015)


A great accompaniment to flowing maxis 
Left: Farah Earrings
Right: Zita Earrings



Etro 2015
Stacking bangles always look so good if you are channeling grown-up boho 

Bangles: HERE



Etro 2105

Dress Pucci (2015)
Hoops: Inés Earrings

Are you a boho babe?
Will you be channeling your feminine folksy side this Summer?
Do Marrakech, the Kings Road, printed kaftans and 
layered jewellery make you want to skip in a field of daisies ;-)

Would love to know your thoughts.

Happy Weekend Lovelies
xxxxx




Cinderella Moment

Mar 13, 2015

It's seems every fashion magazine you look at
it's all about the BIG ball gown.
Everyone is going "meringue mad" and
"full on frou-frou".


At the recent fashion shows Dior, Jenny Packham 
and my favourite Elie Saab were making fairytales
a reality for all the stars.

Riahanna wearing Zac Posen



Hot on the heels on the new Cinderella movie, Disney is also
adding fuel to the fire

Here are some of my favourites.
Valentino 2015
Elie Saab 2015

Zuhair Murad 2015


Christian Dior 2015




My favourite by Ralph & Russo.

Elie Saab 2015



Now I just need to find me a fairy godmother who will
let me go to the ball.

Anyone know one? ;-)


Finally do pop over to the lovely Sunny Days and
Starry Nights blog where the lovely Tracy interviewed me
and got me to share some of my organisation tips, along
with my story of why I gave up being a Criminal Psychologist
to spend all day with sparkles.


Have a wonderful weekend/week Lovelies
xxxx

LFW + NYFW Inspirations: Monochrome Magic

Feb 27, 2015



If you have been following LFW and NYFW you will have 
noticed the re-emergence of monochrome.
Yaaaay! My two favorite colors.

LFW2015, NYFW2015, black, white, monochrome, black jewelry, white jewelry, statement rings

Dress: Leyla Rose
Rings: Amaris


LFW2015, NYFW2015, Emilia Wickstead, black, white, monochrome, black jewelry, white jewelry, statement pendants

Dress: Emilia Wick
Top: Christopher Kane
Pendant: Mimi





LFW2015, NYFW2015, Oscar de la Renta, black, white, monochrome, black jewelry, white jewelry, statement pendants

Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Black Pendant: Celestine
White Pendant: Capri


LFW2015, NYFW2015, Temperley, black, white, monochrome, black jewelry, white jewelry, stacking bangles, stacking rings

Dress: Temperley
Bangles: Angelina Stacking Bangles
Stacking Rings: Lucia


LFW2015, NYFW2015, black, white, monochrome, black jewelry, white jewelry, statement rings


Are you a lover of monochrome like me?
Or are you more a colorful "princess?"

Wishing you all a wonderfully colorful  weekend
xxxx

Dressing Up

Feb 20, 2015

Dresses seem to be all over the catwalks.
Gorgeous embellished dresses.
Or is it just that our minds turn to dresses
as Spring approaches?

Oscar de la Renta, dresses
Oscar de la Renta
I SO want this dress



Monique Lhuillier 2015, dresses, purple dress
Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier 2015, dresses
Monique Lhuillier

Marchesa 2015, dresses, embellished dresses
Marchesa

Oscar de la Renta, embellished dresses, Spring dresses
Oscar de la Renta


Are you a dress girl?
All year round or only when the weather
picks up?
Favorite dress designer?


Here's to dressing up.

Happy Weekend Lovelies
xxx





The Color Of Love

Feb 13, 2015



red, love Valentines


red, love Valentines, Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Privé



red, love Valentines, garnets, chandelier earrings

Zita Earrings. Available here


red, love Valentines, Elie Saab
Eli Saab





red, love Valentines
How cute is this door lock?




red, love Valentines, stacking rings, gemstones
Have you met Dixie? You can meet her here


red, love Valentines, Winnie the Pooh
My favorite quote. It says all I want to say to my love ;-)


Happy Valentines Lovelies.
Hope you all have a weekend of love, laughter and joy
xxxx

The Devil Is In The Detail

Feb 12, 2015



Valentino


Chanel



statement rings, cocktail rings, gemstones,contemporary jewelry

AMARIS RING


Chanel
Chanel

Chanel



CELESTINE PENDANT:
(matching ring also available)



Balmain

contemporary ring, statement rings, black jewelry, druzy jewelry


BELINA RING
Available here:


Wishing you all a wonderful week of beauty, color, design
and preciousness
xxxx

The Book Everyone Should Read

Jan 28, 2015

OK Lovelies.

Firstly thank you for ALL the wonderful messages
you all sent me via the blog and the other
social media platforms I am on. I can't tell you
how much each and everyone of  them lifted my spirits.

I had planned to be away from my blog a lot
longer than week. But there is just something about
the wonderful connections blogs create, that brought
me back her so quickly. It's like
chatting to a group of girlfriends without having
to get out of your pi's ;-)



OK, back to why I am here so quickly.
In my quest for trying to deal with my grief,
the first thing I did was  reach for books. 
That is where I find solace.
How can I control my feelings? 
How can I gain perspective'
How can I move forward?

I hate the feeling of "just letting things be".
I need to do something.

I tried The Power of Now which lost me after the
first 5 pages. I just wasn't ready for something
so esoteric. I needed "do-able".


So whilst searching for some peace of mind,
I serendipitously heard an interview by the
author Gabe Berman.

OMG!! This man GOT IT. He was also
so funny with it which really helped me.

So I got onto his website. Connected with
him (and he is the most wonderful and caring
person you can imagine-bearing in mind he doesn't
know me from Adam!)

I then bought his book Live Like a Fruit Fly
and started devouring every page like a demon 
possessed.
I have mentioned it to every friend I have spoken
to this week.



If there is ONE book to read this year, 
make it this one. It's not "woo-woo" at all.
It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. 
But most importantly, it will give you a perspective
on how we generally live our lives, which for most 
of us is not working that well  (despite our
Instagram feed ;-)

This is what Gabe says

"Fruit flies are born, begin attending to their fruit-fly
agendas, then succumb to death before witnessing a single
change in season……….They don't waste time waiting for
tomorrow". 

Through anecdotes, insightful musings and hopeful
messages Gabe emphasizes the importance of living
our best life now; not tomorrow, next month, when the
children have left home, when we retire…..etc.
He emphasizes why NOW is all we really have and
how to live in this process with gratitude.

Listen, Gabe is not some monk who went and 
sat on a Himalayan mountain top to become
enlightened. He is "real" (for me anyway).
He comes from the cut and thrust world of corporate
America. He is not going to ask you to start chanting
and ringing Tibetan bells (although there is nothing wrong
with that). 


But right now I needed a fresh perspective;
 a perspective I could relate to and which
I felt was real and do-able. I don't have
time to "find myself". My grief is too raw.
I need to move forward now.
I don't have time to do the "Eat, Pay Love" thing;
maybe next year ;-)

I just needed something that would
resonate NOW.

Treat yourself  to this wonderful
quick read. It's a great way for all of us
to start the year whether you are in the midst of
grief  or just going through the motions
of another January, another year.


Make this one different for the right reasons.

p.s I am not an affiliate for this book or for the author. 
It's just something I loved and wanted to share.

xxxxxxxxxx