Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Love Moschino

£90 down from £244
Love Moschino black stretch wool mix dress

I do love a bargain – I’ve been style stalking this dress on-line for a while. Should I or shouldn’t I? Do I need another LBD? Weirdly I only have 2 black dresses and one them is patterned.

So I braved the bad weather and hopped over to The Music Rooms near Bond Street tube on my lunch break and was very pleased to have made this Designer Fashion Sale . I tried on a few things but this Love Moschino dress fitted perfectly. My only bugbear was its not lined so I will have to wear a half-slip (get me I’m so proper) But my mother taught me at a young age to get your underpinnings right and clothes fit so much better. There is one still for sale at  My Wardrobe in size 40 IT.

I also tried on the Barbour for Alice Temperley leather/waxed jacket. It’s really heavy to wear and although Olivia Palermo was seen modelling one in Grazia, it was not for me. 

My shoulders are too broad and it looked a little comedic on me L Shame as again it was a total bargain priced down to £190 so it went back onto the sale rail. The sale is on for another day and cash and credit cards are accepted.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dinner a Deux

D and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary slightly earlier this year. As  I couldn’t face a meal out on actual Valentine’s Day with warring couples and over-priced menus.

In these money constraint days; an email in my In Box appeared in good time for a £28 meal deal with TopTable - 3 courses and a cocktail at Koffmann's Brasserie in Berkeley Hotel.. After having such a super memorable meal at Pierre Koffmann's pop up restaurant on Selfridges rooftops. We were really thrilled he decided to come out of retirement and open up a place in Knightbridge.

I wore my Erderm silk printed dress with Jimmy Choos heels and vintage fur coat as it was a bitterly cold evening. I actually took my snow boots to wear in the car and changed into the heels for the short walk to the Brassiere. Thank goodness for husbands to hang off from as I was skidding about in those heels – it’s been ages since I’ve worn shoes that high – this Winter has gone on too long.

What we noted - Charming friendly service, not over bearing and warmly greeted.Similar to Chez Bruce crossed with the buzzy atmosphere of The Ivy, is how D described it.

The Food (the best bit) and why we were here. Photos taken badly with my Samsung mobile. 

For starters I had a light textured Pike mousse in a herb sauce (dill?) filled with mushrooms. I spent a while trying to identify the flavours

D chose Veal tongue with poached egg - I think he made the better choice as I didn't get to share much of it.

My main, Veal Kidneys on rice - before you go yuck it actually tasted and had the texture of mushrooms

D had Roasted Cod with saffrom rice

The prefect potato side dishes

Had to make space for some dessert - a selection of ice cream - pistachio (the best ever I have tasted), caramel and vanilla. Look we scoffed the lot before I got a chance to snap a photo LOL

As we were leaving (roll me out cannot move in my tight dress) the waiting staff invited us to help ourselves to a selection of chocolate and sweets in the glass jars near the bar. Chocolate covered honeycomb, homemade marshmallows etc. and helpfully gave me a personalised KB bag to put my goodies in.

We were home before Midnight and thanked the babysitter with the chocolates and sweets - thanks Bro 

Twosp xxxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Aqua-Oleum Product Review

“If this doesn’t work I’ll shave my head”…that was the promise from my hair stylist F (replacing Y who is on maternity leave) to try and restore some sort of normality to my over abused coloured hair disaster .

Kerastase Aqua-Oleum

Spray onto washed hair, wrap hair in warm towel, wait 20 minutes then rinse off was F's recommendation for an intensive hair treatment. Of course I don’t have time for such faffing around; I’m lucky if I get to have a shower, hair wash, shave armpits, exfoliate, dry off, moisturise and get dressed all in 20 minutes before the kids wake up. So I washed hair as normal (double shampoo), sprayed it on, combed it through and then rinsed out.

The result is amazing, I thought I would never get my hair to feel soft and silky again but it does. No kinks or snags when I brush it, no static electricity. Just super swingy healthy looking shiny hair again. Used once a week its kept my hair looking really good between washes with no greasy residual. 

I am happy hairy girl (woman) again J

This was not a sponsored post, I purchased the product with my own money and this is my honest opinion.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Oh Karl

A careless comment by Karl Lagerfeld regarding singer Adele and whooose it was all over the news...here's a little reminder for Karl on how he used to be :-)

Maybe his diet is making him more bitter? 

Did Karl also forget  his prior 'friendship' with muse and singer Beth Ditto?

A kindly reminder that Adele is a SINGER and not a model; she doesn't need to fit into a sample size to appease him.

This post is for Mrs Fab at Looking Fab in your Forties

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February something to look forward too

The chill in the air just wants to make me stay under the duvet and not get out of bed. But needs must and what finer motivation there is for me is a chance to go sample sale shopping! I shop to make me happy, I shop when I am in love, I shop when I am bored, I shop therefore I am....yes the economy is in chaos, Eurozone, double dip recession/depression. I don't care I will be well dress and look gorgeous. I'll drop in causally Mr. Fashion's favorite saying is 'I'm gorgeous', what a darling (when he's not being  a demon to The Foley Artist and Curly Haired Beauty).

What: B Store
Why: Up to 80 per cent off brands including Peter Jensen, Sophie Hulme and Bless.
When: To 5 Feb. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Kingly Ct., 1st flr., units 1.9 & 1.10, W1B 5PW. Map It
What: The Secret Sample Sale
Why: Up to 90 per cent off clothing and accessories by Armani, See by Chloé and Joseph.
When: Thurs.-5 Feb. Thurs., 1-8 p.m.; Fri., 1-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: T2, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln., E1 6QL (020 7247 3959). Map It
What: Me & Em
Why: Loungewear, cashmere, dresses, jeans and tops from £20.
When: 8-11 Feb. Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 21 Connaught St., W2 2AY (08456 800975). Map It
What: Hush
Why: Cosy dresses, jumpers, loungewear and nightwear from £5.
When: 9-11 Feb. Thurs. & Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 8-10 Ingate Pl., SW8 3NS (08448 004108). Cash only. Map It
What: Coco de Mer
Why: Up to 70 per cent off lingerie and accessories by Bordelle, Made by Niki, Outlandish Creations and more.
When: 23 & 24 Feb. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 23 Monmouth St., WC2H 9DD (020 7836 8882). Map It
What: The London Designer Sale
Why: Up to 80 per cent off designers including Barbour, Belstaff and Gucci.
When: 24 Feb. Fri., 1-9 p.m.
Where: The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB. Map It

The last sale is the one I'm most looking forward too. Like I need another Barbour coat/jacket. But throw in a bit of Belstaff and I will happily hunt down the 'Sherlock' coat in the vain attempt that maybe, just  D might look  quite nifty in it (minus killer cheekbones)