Chicnova Goodies

Last month, I ordered a couple of things from Chicnova and recently received them. 

The first item was a pair of little round sunglasses, which actually look quite different in person than they did on the website, but truthfully I like how they look in person them even more! They remind me a bit of this adorable pink Stella McCartney pair.

The second item was a faux leather bag. I was a bit uncertain of how it would look in person, but it turned out that I absolutely adore it. It's very well made for the price and I love the style -- I've been looking for a briefcase-style bag for ages and couldn't find one I liked for a reasonable price until I came across this one!


Monochrome Flowers

Shirt: Thrift Shop | Trousers: Sirens | Heels: Steve Madden

Ever since I got into thrift shopping years ago, some of my favourite clothes have come from thrift and second hand shops. This shirt is one of my favourite finds, not entirely recent as I've had it for about a year, but still one of my favourites. I think it goes nicely with a lot of things and is quite loose and comfortable without feeling frumpy. In this outfit, I paired it with two of my current go-to items, my Sirens trousers and Steve Madden heels, both of which you've probably seen plenty of times if you've visited my blog in the past!


You play the vamp, I play the killer

Top: Sirens | Skirt: Vivilli* | Tights: Silks | Heels: Suzy Shier

I've always felt like burgundy is an autumn/winter colour, but I wanted to wear this skirt one day last week and decided to see if I could make a spring appropriate look with it. Black is my go-to colour, but I knew pairing something black would make it look only more wintry. As I was looking through my drawers I noticed a little crop top I recently bought from Sirens, which incidentally had a small amount of burgundy in its floral print. I'd never really thought seafoam green would go nicely with a burgundy, but I guess we do learn something new every day!

P.S. The title of this post is from the Stones' 1974 song If You Really Want to Be My Friend, which I am obsessed with it at the moment. You know when you've had an album for ages and then suddenly discover a song you had previously sort of ignored and realise how much you like it?

Exactly that.


Spring Flowers II

More daffodils -- I've seen absolute loads of them this spring!

These tiny pink flowers (their proper name I'm unsure of) bloom in a rocky area under a pine tree and I think the combination of their pink petals amongst the the blueish pine needles and grey-blue rocks is stunning!

These were one of my great aunt's least favourite flowers, she'd always pull them out of her garden by the handful and I could never understand why as I loved them! But she did let me pick big bouquets of them (as she was going to pull them out anyway) so I didn't really care.


Spring Flowers I

 I've been photographing load of this year's spring flowers and I decided I wanted to do a little series of for my blog. So, without further adieu, the first edition of my little series. And I realise these might not be as 'interesting' as some of my other posts, but I wanted to do something a little different and break up the monotony of outfit posts and such.

We haven't had too many hyacinths bloom this year, but I love the colours of the ones that have.

These are my FAVOURITE type of daffodils, I'm not sure of what their proper name is but I think they're stunning!


Don't look back into the sun

Top: Skip N' Whistle* | Jeans: Thrifted | Heels: Steve Madden | Lipstick: Smitten Red/Avon

Ever since I was 12 or 13, I've loved anchors. I wear my super cheap anchor earrings from eBay all the time (and am actually a bit sad that they've begun to become discoloured) and when I was first starting to figure out my style, coincidentally around 12 and 13, I had a white dress with a small navy anchor print on it which was my favourite. I also loved cherries, skulls, and other such prints that were popular during the mid-noughties. Actually, I still love cherry print. I suppose some things never change.