It’s friday, so as a treat, I won’t subject you to a picture of what I’m wearing.
Here’s a picture of Eva Jasper took; she was but a wee thing a few weeks ago.
Now is the Winter of my discontent, or something. And that something is being back in opaque 60 denier tights in June! What fresh hell is this!
I forgot I owned this Mac, I think it cost me £20 from H&M about 5 years ago. Now look at me rollin’ around in it feeling smug it didn’t cost me £100! And it’s only a little bit tight..
I think the most ironic thing is I’m a little bit sunburnt from a day away in the New Forest. Not a good look!
How are you all coping with this sudden, unexpected (come on, it is the UK after all!) bout of bad weather?
I’m going to tell you a secret – this outfit of the day post was actually taken last week when the weather wasn’t so terrible. Since then I’ve actually bought some new thick black tights; I heard rumblings that rain will be all we see until August (say it isn’t so!).
I find Topshop a bit hit and miss. I think if you’re a nubile 18 year old who’s a size ten with great legs, then it’s amazing – real fashion for real prices. For someone like me who’s a bit more mum then Miley, I definitely feel like I’m edging towards being a bit fat wolf in a slender sheep’s clothing. But does that stop me dabbling? Hell no.
This ‘Palm Print’ (it’s actually Forest Print according to their site, but Palm Print is more on trend so we’ll go with that..) midi-skirt with slits up the thigh is a bit risque, but I was drawn to the colour and the almost mini-skirt length where the slits start. So basically it’s a midi mini-skirt for people who can’t wear real mini-skirts anymore. Get it? Great.
Notice anything new about my hair?
Nope, it’s not been cut. It doesn’t even look that different (it never does, I’ve been blessed/cursed with poker straight thick hair forever). But it does smell and feel amazing!
Neal & Wolf were kind enough to send me some very lovely conditioner, intensive conditioner (hell yes, love this) and blow-dry balm to treat my fly-away locks. My general haircare routine is very poor – I pretty much choose whatever Shampoo is on deal at Boots (and I always run out of bloody conditioner before shampoo, ARGH – anyone else get this?). I blow-dry, and mostly straighten my hair, and it is therefore prone to getting dry ends.
The branding looks very classy, but the first thing that really hits you is the smell. I know smell is personal, but I’d be surprised if you didn’t love the rich aroma emanating from these nicely designed purple & cream bottles! And this definitely translated to my hair – I had great smelling hair for 2 days after using the Intensive Care Treatment.
But how does it work? The conditioner and intensive care treatment both worked Well, in a word. I wasn’t totally blown away – but then as I said my hair is pretty much as-is, all the time. I can however laud the smoothing blow-dry balm. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve used something before blow-drying which is supposed to prevent frizz, but just leaves my hair feeling sticky and like I need a wash. This was the opposite – it left my barnet silky and smooth like I’d been to the hairdressers – major thumbs up from me!
You can get all 3 as part of a ‘Smooth Trio’ gift pack from the site.
What are your favourite daily hair care tips? Do you just do Shampoo & Condition or do you go a bit more intensive?
Bit of a different outfit of the day post today, bought to you by the fabulous Bundy & Webster. The label is the baby of 2 South-Londoners who are collaborating with some amazing graphical artists & illustrators to produce t shirts and jumpers. Currently they have a men’s collection, but don’t worry ladies – apparently there will be a women’s collection next season so keep an eye out.
Dan very willingly agreed to be my hunky male model for today’s ootd. I knew he’d love the designs of the crew necks, and we were both pleasantly surprised at how good quality they were. I also love the attention to detail – small B&W labels stitched on the hems and great branded tags. No stone unturned!
When Dan bought these boots home I have to say I was a little skeptical, but they’ve grown on me! Sometimes he’s definitely more fashionable than I am (all the time). I did buy him this funky Raised By Wolves cap though. I’m always a little envious of how easy it is for guys to dress – you can pretty much be a lot more inventive with colours and prints while knowing that a Medium Tshirt is a Medium and that trousers are trousers. No silly dungarees, thigh split skirts & denim shorts here, thank you very much.
I’m particularly fond of this illustration. Not that dissimilar from Eva, right?
So, a change from the normal (and possibly a good change!). I wonder how many of you dress your other halves? Because I certainly am in no place to dress mine..
Hope you all have a great week!
I’m a big fan of Marc Jacobs (and Marc by Marc Jacobs, apparently you’re not supposed to confuse the 2, but I will, thank you!). I think what he’s done in the last year or so is great – perfectly filling the gap between high street and luxury on price point, target audience and design. Desperate to own a small piece, I asked for the Shorty USB stick keyring for Christmas but was refused as my Dad just didn’t get that £35 was alright to pay for a USB stick, as long as it was a Marc Jacobs one. Damn.
A couple of months ago I treated myself to the Marc Jacobs ‘Lola’ sunsheer perfume – I really liked the packaging (again, my downfall) and it’s fresh fruity aroma. I also really liked the standard ‘Lola’ so I went back into Boots last weekend to pick that one up…and came back with ‘Daisy’ instead!
This was due to my impeccable timing (which never normally happens) and there being £10 off fragrances if you spend £50. Rather than buying 2 Eau de toilletes, I decided to try some Eau de Parfum out – from my days with Christian Dior’s ‘Addict’, I learnt that Eau De Parfum not only lasts longer but also gives a stronger smell (i.e. it exists after about 20 minutes).
I found ‘Daisy’ by Marc Jacobs to be wonderfully fresh, but at the same time provocative. You can definitely smell the Jasmine, and it would suit evening-wear as well as during the day for the more daring among us. While perfume is obviously a very personal thing, I think this musky scent would be a good bet as a present for the discerning lady, and at £50 (or £40 in my case, woo hoo!) for a 50ml bottle of Eau de parfum (with a very cool top, as ever) I think it’s pretty good. I think I prefer it to my sunsheer!
What’s your signature scent? Are you an Eau de parfum devotee, or do you just go for the eau de toilette?