Thursday, 13 August 2015

Grenson -new shoes for me

Sods law the heavens have opened up and the rain in pouring down...I have new shoes on. Delightful Grenson brogues in rose gold leather...although Mr. Fashion (twin 1) declared they are more bronze coloured. My six year old can also identify silk from 10 paces away!! He will go far in the fashion world.

I have been style stalking these shoes for ages and when they came up for sale in The Outnet in my size I just had to click on shopping cart Tuesday and they arrived the next morning at the office. Wonderful service and to think back in the Kays/Littlewoods catalogue days, it used to take 28 days for delivery. I swapped out the paler laces they came with for black ones to tone in better with my Gap khakis and Lulelemon raincoat.

I will be dodging puddles on the way home as I have committed the sin of not having sprayed my new shoes with scotchguard to protect them in my keenness to wear them :-(

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Summer Sunshine

Whats not to love, a warm sunny day, slight breeze in the air, sat under the shade of an old oak tree.... there's a song in there!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Amanda Wakeley London Sample Sale

I might as well move into The Music Room , since they have another sample sale on - its a 3 day event stocking Amanda Wakeley.

Starting from Thursday 30th July 2pm - 9pm
Friday 31st July 10am - 9pm
Saturday 1st August 10am - 2pm

Image from Amanda Wakeley website

If you know you have a special occasion coming up, or want to be super organised and bag something special for the Christmas Party Season, go check it out. All her outfits are what I would term as investment dressing, beautifully made, to be worn time and time again.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Marie-Chantal London Sample Sale

If you happen to be in Notting Hill (and why not) then drop into the Marie-Chantal sample sale to kit out your little darlings...

Image from Marie Chantal website

Starts 23 July to 25th July from 10am - 6pm, 61A Ledbury Road Notting Hill London W11 2AA

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ted Baker London Sample Sale

On 22 July - 24 July  Ted Baker has a sample sale on; so if you happen to be in the Camden area head onto the Camden Centre , Camden Town Hall, Judd Street WC1H 9JE. Opens from 8am to 7pm. I've heard suits starts from £90, Dresses from £30 plus accessories

Image from their facebook page

Kim Sears is a fan of the brand and you may have spotted her in several ensembles during Wimbledon and other tennis tournaments supporting her husband Andy Murray.

Credit for image from here

Monday, 20 July 2015

Duchamp London Sample Sale

For the men in your life, they get a sample sale too. Head over to the The Music Room, in South Molton Lane W1 (nearest tube NewBond Street) to get some smart menswear by Duchamp.
Tuesday 21st July from 9am - 8pm.

Images from their website

Monday, 13 July 2015

Bag lady - for the OCD in me

I've been doing my bit for the environment, taking reusable bags with me to the shops. I have the string net ones, canvas tote ones, cooler bags - all accumulated over the years. I have a particular favourite bag given to me by my aunt from HK. It's shaped like a strawberry when folded up which you can buy  here - perfect to keep in your daily handbag for lunch time trips to Boots etc.

Ocado still delivers our weekly shop but t'husband still likes to go out and shop for food as he always complain I never order anything exciting to eat. I have to remind him that the Ocado delivery is more for the bulky stuff e.g. loo rolls, cleaning stuff, jars and canned goods. It's a leftover legacy from when I used to have to order a mountain of nappies for the babies and couldn't get out of the house - please don't troll me about why I didn't use terry cloth nappies - first baby came in the wintertime and I had no where to wash and dry them all, second pregnancy I had twins and there was no way I had the energy and time to clean reusable nappies with 3 under 3!

Anyhow back to bags...the OCD inside me hate the fact all the bags are different shapes, colours etc. I mean the string ones are good for carrying fruit (but if you place them on the floor they can't hold their shape so it all spills out), the canvas ones are great for cereal boxes and square sized packages; but nothing matches! Grrrr #firstworldproblems

I've been looking on-line to see what's out there rather than get a hideous branded 'bag for life' one from the supermarket. Isn't the internet a wonder place for shopping *sigh*.

I came across these by Reisenthel who are a Germany company that makes colourful bags for all your shopping needs. Shipping to the UK from Germany is a flat rate of €8.95 and I think these would make great fun house warming gifts or for newlyweds if you filled them up with thoughtful goodies. Maybe you have an older child who is flying the nest and going away to Uni - you can fill a basket with store cupboard essentials and they can re-use their bags when they have to fend for themselves.

Mini Maxi Basket €29.95

reisenthel® bottlebag kiwi green
 € 9.95 Bottle Bag (if you read the reviews - there is a hysterical one: perfect for carrying wines onto your yacht) 

9,95 €

bottlebag ruby dots9,95 €
reisenthel® easyshoppingbag red red
Easy Shopping bag €16.95, this one clips onto your shopping trolley when you open up the top

reisenthel® coolerbag dots black
Cooler bag €29.95 double insulated inside perfect for chilled goods and picnics 
Happy Shopping
twosp x