Tuesday, 29 July 2008
How great is it to have cats, in the midst of all this consumer confusion? All I have to do is to look at Illusia sleeping like this, and my mind is free of a big bunch of nonsense I think about all day long.
Monday, 28 July 2008
This is what I wore today:
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Today, as I was at work, feeling tired and bored, a street artist (a juggler) came round to entertain a bunch of people on the street I work by. For whatever reason, I was fascinated by this guy, and after I was done with work, I went over to him and asked him if he would join me for ice cream. He was a bit weirded out, but said yes, and off we went, me and this total stranger and his three dogs, off to the seashore to have ice cream. We spoke of animals, of travelling (he is a vagabond, of Italian origin), of languages, people, the mafia, extreme sports, shopping, you name it. It was such an uplifting experience to just talk and hang out with a stranger that it doesn't bother me one bit that I will never see him again.
These silver shoes are my new favourites, I have worn them almost every day now. I bought them to replace the pale pink ballet pumps I wore to bits. I wore the outfit with the beanie two days ago, and the one above today.
Monday, 21 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
Her jacket was reduced 60%, and it cost about 22 euros! We ended up strolling around the shopping centre, went to all sorts of stores we wouldn't normally go into, and had a great day.
I am not much of a jeans wearer, but I go through phases when I practically speaking live in jeans. Earlier this year I sold my old jeans at the flea market, and have been looking for a good pair ever since to replace some old ones that I have worn to shreads. I have found two great pairs this past week:
These ones are by Denimbirds.
These are by Crocker. By the way, their website features some of the most repulsing, cheap and degrading advertising images (featuring Carmen Electra) I have seen in a long time. My jeans are wonderful though.
I found this old scarf at the flea market:
And this is what I wore today:
Sunday, 13 July 2008
The reason why I have not been able to post anything since last Wednesday is my laptop. The silly thing has decided that it doesn't want to start up at all. Ugh, I hate technology! There are things I really should (and want to) write about, such as two blog awards I have received recently (thank you, laura, and esme and the lane way!) as well as doing some work on my comments section, but I hope you will forgive me for postponing those right now. I am at my sister's computer, in a bit of a hurry, and want to show you a couple of new things.
I imagine the inspiration behind the dress is every fashion blogger's favourite, the Miu Miu s/s2008 collection. The cut on the top part is lovely, but a bit too bold for my liking (and for my small bosom). I figured I could wear it with a t-shirt underneath. I am sure the regulars at Gina Tricot would wear the dress with a silicone strap bra, black leggings and 1980s style white patent pumps, but oh well, I don't do any of those things.
I went to check out the H&M final sale earlier this week. When the Marimekko collection for H&M came out this spring/summer, there was one item I wanted, and couldn't find. I was in luck this week though, because I found what I wanted, and it had a -70% tag on it! The piece in question was this swimsuit:
The colour or the pattern isn't exactly something I would normally go for, but the cut is to die for!
This is what I wore today:
The hair band is from Glitter, it was -50%. I also got a burgundy red one, as well as an ivory one with a different kind of flower attached to it. I wore the latter last night when I went out, and a very drunken man in an ill-fitting suit asked me if I was having my bachelorette party. As if a girl couldn't wear a flower in her hair otherwise!
[I hope to get my laptop fixed as soon as possible. Before that happens, I am having to rely on my sister's computer and I will not necessarily be able to post as often as I would want to. Sorry, folks!]
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
I bought these high-waisted denim shorts at the Noa Noa sale. I am not a huge fan of shorts in general, but these ones were too good to pass. After seeing this photo, I realised that I must throw away my pale pink (now gray) ballet flats. It is funny how it goes: I have about 70 pairs of shoes, and I always end up wearing the cheapest pairs to bits (these ones in question were 10,90, from H&M), while the beautiful, high-heeled, expensive pairs lay in my closets, untouched.
I found this old photo album at the flea market this past Sunday:
I also got these plates to hang up on my wall.
Sunday, 6 July 2008
The store in question is a tiny suburban antique store, run by two elderly people who have a huge selection of old record players, lamp shades, art, china, jewellery, books... all sorts of stuff, not that many clothes though, just a couple of really old vintage dresses here and there.
This is the vintage hat I was talking about. It's not exactly my colour, but I love the shape and the feather detail at the back.