Top: Glassons

Lace Bolero: City Chic

Skirt: Asos

Tights: Sussan

Shoes: Shubar

The Sophisticate really liked this outfit, declaring it ” somewhat… spanish”.

I think it’s the lace bolero that gives it that vague air, though it was actually part of City Chic’s lingerie collection, and is probably supposed to be worn over Not Much At All, rather than a long sleeved striped top.

I liked the delicate touch of eyelash lace against the bold black and white stripes, it prettied up the whole look and made sure I didn’t look TOO much like Beetlejuice’s sister.

I’m wearing my new chunky heeled Mary Janes from Shubar. My much-worn ruffled-toed wedges from Wittner are on their last legs, and I’ve been trying to find another pair of black shoes that are suitable for striding. These have the same snub point toes as my beloved tan Chie Miharas and I thought they might be as comfortable, but so far my toes are living in squishville.

The problem with shoe-shopping is that you need to find a happy medium between buying shoes that fit well in the shop and then stretch to be too big within a few wears. Or you buy them snug in the shop, and hope that you can survive the breaking-in period that will eventually result in a pair of shoes that’s perfectly moulded to your feet.

I went with snug… hope I don’t regret it!

Finally, can I just thank everyone for their kind wishes and thoughts for my beautiful little sister. She appreciated it, and so do I.


Dress: Jacqui E

Cardigan: Crossroads

Tights: Sussan

Shoes: Wittner

Belt: Dorothy Perkins

 I quite like sloths. They seem like cool, chilled out animals, kicking back in the trees without too much stress or worry (I know this is probably far from the truth, but it’s nice to have something to aspire to).

My life’s been pretty un-sloth-like lately: We’ve had some pretty serious family drama in the last week or so which has been monopolising my attention somewhat. I also officially started my New Job (!). Less than a year with my new company and they’ve promoted me to field sales manager, which means less time on the road window shopping and more time in the office online shopping… (I’m kidding obviously, I’ve been working pretty hard)

So between the New Job, Family Worry, and the day-to-day struggles of everyday life I’m kind of envying my little sloth brethren and their low-maitenance lifestyle.

My new sloth brooch was hand-made by the truly delightful CatRabbit and it’s a lovely reminder to where possible take things slowly and mindfully.

In other news: I’ve FINALLY signed up to Pinterest, and I’m gradually getting the hang of it, but oh my, my lust list has EXPLODED since I started! If you want to check out what I’ve been looking at check me out here.