Sunday, 27 February 2011


Primark cardigan // dress from Urban Outfitters // pink tights // Orla Kiely bag // Tarina Tarantino spider hairclip // Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes

Thank you for all your lovely get well wishes. My blocked sinuses finally gave way to a runny nose just in time for work yesterday - ick!

But today's another day and what a belter it was! I was up, bright as a button, before 9 this morning, just in time for Mr Sun to put his hat on. No great plans, but by a stroke of luck, I have been paid a day early (ya dancer!) so I decided to head on into town for a wee wander around. I've got to watch my pennies this month so I can afford to have my hair done, but a few spring accessories would help brighten up my wardrobe ;-)

Today's point of fashion was my Vivienne Westwood Melissa rocking horse shoes. An inspired, over the top surprise from Mr G at Christmas. I had no idea and was totally blown away! The weather has been so shit here that I've not had the chance to wear them yet - until today!

I decided to push the boat out with this outfit and left the house for the first time in about 20 years (I kid you not!) wearing NO BLACK...

Well, there's a smattering in the dress and I suppose the shoes could be termed black (I think that's what it says on the box) but they are most definitely grey.

I love this dress, but as soon as I stepped outside I remembered why I always wear it with black leggings...whhhooooooshh!!! The slightest breeze and it's round my ears. I think I almost caused a car crash when I was trying to withdraw cash - a flash of robust hot pink ass will catch the eye of even the most diligent drivers! Any normal person would have retreated home and got changed, but not me. I just kinda fought with it til I got on the bus and then decided my best plan of action in town would be to stay inside the shops - not a difficult task.

Had a great wee rummage in TK Maxx. Found a gorgeous Paul & Joe dress knocked down from £360 to £70. I squirmed and squeezed myself into it but if I even attempted to flex my arms my bingo-wings were gonna make a bid for freedom. Not pretty, not elegant. Looked at the Luella dresses that Florrie has been posting about, but they were still a bit out of my price range so didn't dare try them on. Walked out with a pair of Cynthia Rowley tights and a jolly nice scarf. Happy days!

How was your weekend?

Oh, and if any of you are members of The Shopping Forecast, please help me promote my items. I'm a Style Councillor and my Fred Perry dress and Irregular Choice clutch are doing quite well, but I still need more votes to nudge them up to the top of the pile. If you like what you see, I'd really appreciate a 5/5 for each of them. The links are on my righthand sidebar. If you're a member of electorate and have entered into any of the competitions, let me know as I can vote for you too x


  1. Love your Mellissas! I have a pair ofthe Orbs but cant walk in them :( xx

  2. I am SO EFFIN JEALOUS you have these shoes!! Seriously...

    Love this whole outfit - I'm also trying to gradually reduce the amount of black I wear but every day it seems to take more and more effort!


  3. Amazing shoes! Beautiful! What is your lowest tattoo on your arm? A snail?

  4. You look so cute! The dress is adorable and i love the shoes. Still waiting for the snow to go away so it is possible to wear something other than boots.

  5. love the bag!!! :)
    and the shoes, obviously :D

  6. you look nice wearing no black...even if it's actually a bit weird seeing you in full color :)
    I'm not a member of the shopping forecast but I managed to vote for your clutch anyway :)
    have a wonderful week ahead hun! xxx

  7. Those shoes .... ♥ AMAZING! x

  8. Your style is so unique and I love it!

    Great VW shoes too! They are so you

    joanne xx

  9. Thank you boys and girls!

    @Katherine: my tattoo reads "Stay Beautiful" with a rose shedding it's petals below x

    @Betty: Thank you for voting!! xx

  10. Not my style, but you look great :)

  11. The colours definitely suit you. Love the shoes and your picks on TSF!

  12. I love love love this outfit! and those shoooeeess *drool* xx

  13. Those shoes are damn awesome. LOVE them. I've heard TK is pretty immense for designer finds at the moment so I must head there soon!

  14. groovy shoes

    Such a brilliant blog - I'm following!!

    Would love you to enter my amazing giveaway:


  15. OMG we are VW Wing twins!!! My man bought me the same shoes for Christmas too, in black - it's so good to see you rocking them here - you look utterly, utterly gorgeous. I LOVE your fringe!!!!!!!!! I need your cardi and bag ... pink tights - YES! xx


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