Have you seen the awesome bags that are in Oasis at the moment? They are all ridiculously gorgeous don’t you think? I was on the site just the other day having a nosey round and I was amazed at all the lovely bags I found. It’s days like that when I really wish I had could win the lottery as I would buy and happily wear to death all of these bags – I mean just look at them. Totally bag envy is definitely something I’m feeling at the moment. Also they aren’t ridiculously expensive, which is great considering they’ll be of a very good quality like all Oasis products are.
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Posted by Fi at this and that blog on November 8, 2013
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on November 1, 2013
Happy Sunday one and all, how are you all? I’m away this weekend in the stunningly beautiful Peak District with the family so hopefully I’m having a whale of a time. I will obviously update you all as soon as possible upon my return to London – you lucky lucky things! Anyway back to today’s post, let’s talk about art. For a while now I’ve been wanting to do something more interesting with my bedroom walls as they feel a little bit unloved. Don’t get me wrong they’re not bare, I do have stuff on them, lovely stuff in fact – but it’s all a bit higgledy-piggledy and things have been put up without thought. So this needs work.
I just wasn’t sure what to do until I saw a recent post by Will at Bright Bazaar’s recent, which got me all excited. As a gallery wall is most definitely the answer to my boring bedroom wall problem. The only problem is that I only have a couple of pictures in my room – this one and a landscape picture of the wonderful Moreaki Boulders in New Zealand. So what I need are a few more frames to work with, so of course that means I’m on the lookout for some gorgeous works of art! Current faves are below and weirdly I seem to have headed towards brilliant quotes (let’s be honest we knew there’d be a Potter one in there somewhere didn’t we) and skylines/maps. Not sure what that’s all about but I must find both things fairly inspiring, which to be fair isn’t the worst idea for my bedroom wall. Surely waking up to lovely inspirational quotes is a good plan – won’t it just mean I’m taking the inspiring words to heart and doing more? Who knows! But maybe I should buy all of the below and see!
What’s your favourite quote and would you ever pop it on your wall? Any suggestions about what I should be adding to my wall, all ideas/suggestions/thoughts welcome. I’m clearly in dire need of help!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on October 20, 2013
Happy Friday you lovely people, how are things? I’m (hopefully) nice and settle in the Peak District for a weekend of family fun. To be honest I can’t wait for board games, my favourite people, scrumptious food and lovely walks in the countryside – bliss I tell you. What about you, what are you up to over the next few days?
In a few weeks I will be starting a brand new job, which means leaving the place I’ve worked at for the last five and a half years. Gulp. Yeah big news alert. I’m massively excited about this move (more explanation about that and why I’m moving soon I promise) but it goes without saying that I’m going to miss my current job. I’ve made so many fantastic friends there and I really don’t know how I’ll cope without them sitting next to me or indulging me in multiple coffee and cake trips. Very sad times indeed.
To cheer myself up I’ve decided that when I leave my current job I’m going to treat myself to something lovely. Not just to make me smile (yes I’m that shallow) but also because 1) I’ll have a new better wage, 2) finally leaving is a big deal for me and it has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to do it, so a reward is needed and 3) something tells me that the first few weeks in my new job might be quite hectic, so I think something nice might get me through those crazy few weeks. It’ll act as a reminder of why I’ve made the change I’m making. Well anyway that’s my excuse for this little gathering of lovely things and I’m sticking to it!
So the above thirteen things are all gorgeous and clearly no explanation is needed for any of them, yet…you know me and you know there’s nothing I like more than waffling on about stuff. So first up bags – I’m in dire need of a new one, as my current one is being used to death, so a bright coloured bag would be perfect to see me through the winter. I obviously won’t be buying the massively expensive Kate Spade bag but I had to add it because it’s so wonderfully gorgeous and I will be buying it once I win the lottery. There are a fair few rings on the above list and this is because I’ve not been able to wear mine for a while – thanks to them needing to b e re-sized – so it would be good for my fingers to not be so bare. I love the Monica Viander ones, they are so beautiful and I like the idea of mixing them up and wearing one or three, depending on how I feel. Which I suppose I could do with all these bracelets too so simple and I always like the idea of multiple ones on one arm, so far I only really have two that I can wear at once, so these three would be good additions!
Iv’e just noticed that there’s a bit of a Kate Spade thing going on on this list – what can I say I want everything on that site. As for the two cushions, they had to be included as I love cushions on the sofa and my bed – so snuggly. Finally I love that purple purse from Fossil, such a beautiful colour and pockets for everything I could possibly need to put in it (including the money I won’t have once I buy this!).
So there we have it my list of potential candidates for when I get round to treating myself, don’t worry I’ll check back soon to let you know which of the above lovely things I went with!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on October 18, 2013
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on September 22, 2013
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on September 13, 2013
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on September 7, 2013
Rather excitingly we now have a new addition to our family, in the form of a little baby girl born to my cousin and his wife over the weekend!! I’m so excited by this(and for them) and can’t wait to see pictures of the new addition. It’s their first baby girl and they already have two gorgeous boys so I know she’ll be one very spoilt little girl. As they are Australia based I’m not sure when I’ll get to meet her, so I’ve been consoling myself with some window shopping. As she’s going to need some super cute treats right!?!
Bunny hat and mittens – £8 – Next: no words to describe these, they are just so cute and I like that they’re very girly!
Bunny toy – £24 – notonthehighstreet.com: Spots and pastels, what’s not to love! Plus you can personalise them. Cuteness in toy form!
Giraffe comforter – £9 – Jojo Maman Bebe: Um this is gorgeous – I want it! Surely it would comfort me as much as a newborn baby?
Denim and mint dress – £13 – Next: Oh how I wish they did this in a big persons size! The mint and denim are a brilliant combination and the addition of the little girl embroidery is very cute.
Alphabet sleepsuit – £19.50 – Oliver Bonas: Simple, classy and sophisticated, what’s not to love!
Rabbit rattle – £6 – johnlewis.com: Look at these floppy ears, so sweet. It makes a nice change to the bright primary colour versions you normally see.
Name puzzle – £17.50 – notonthehighstreet.com: I’m not sure how useful these are but I can’t not love them, especially in the pink hues.
‘Welcome to the World’ print – £30 – hunkydoryhome.co.uk: Now this is probably more of something that the parents would appreciate than the new baby, but I think it makes an unusual addition to a baby’s room. Plus I love the colour.
Jellycat cat cuddly toy – £16 – Johnlewis.com: I’m a huge fan of jellycat toys, they’re so soft and cuddly. This cat one does not disappoint in the slightest!
Personalised Bib – £14 – notonthehighstreet.com: Surely every child needs a personalised bib, especially one featuring a giraffe!
Cow Bibs – £4.55 (sale price) – johnlewis.com: My cousins life on a farm and breed cows, therefore this set of bibs is surely an essential. So cute and not to farmy. Plus they’re in the sale!
Frankie the dog – £7 – Paperchase: Um, this was a late addition and I’m not sure how baby proof it is, but I saw it and had to include it. It’s just so sweet with all its stripyness. I want it!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on August 20, 2013
This sunny weather has me dreaming of more appropriate clothing. Apparently my wardrobe is severely lacking in the Summer clothes department. I’m not sure how as I’ve spent a small fortune recently, yet somehow it appears to be the case. So of course I’m window shopping online AGAIN, what is wrong with me?! Check out these scrumptious delights, aren’t they all wonderful and wouldn’t they be the perfect additions to my Summer wardrobe. Yes I think so too!
Leather Sandals, ASOS – £22.00
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on July 19, 2013
So as per usual I still have ten days until pay-day and already I can’t afford to buy ANYTHING! Yes this might be mainly due to my upcoming Dublin Trip (zero sleeps peeps!) but still I’m allowed to complain right? Actually scratch that I can complain this is my blog after all. So there! Anyway I’m in a bit of a eurgh mood, wondering why publishing doesn’t pay more, or ‘wondering why I don’t want to work in a better paying profession. This occured, as is often the case as soon as the ‘No more credit card purchases for you this month’ bugle sounded as I immediately found heaps of stuff that I just have to get my hands on. (I mean yes I was seeking them out online, it’s not as though they just jumped in front of me.) But it’s still so frustrating! and after yet another bout of online window shopping I’ve discovered I need all of the below in my life. You’ll just have to watch this space to see if I end up getting any of the following.
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on July 5, 2013