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 September 22, 2013
As I sit here at my desk looking out at a bleak and cloudy sky I can’t help but think of the weather that we should currently be enjoying. We should be experiencing sunshine and low wind speeds and not arctic temperatures and torrential rain. I should have deliberated over a blazer or a mac this morning rather than the need for a light scarf as well as my woolly snood – FYI I went for the woolly snood, which was definitely NOT warm enough. So instead of doing the massive amount of admin I should be doing during lunch, I have been distracted by the Spring items that are all over the shops – I bet retailers are praying for warmer weather soon as they can’t be selling many clothes at the moment – and so I obviously need to share my favourites with you. It would be rude not too, yes?
Sadly, as is often the case with me, I can’t justify the purchase of any of these items, I already have far too many pairs of shoes and bags and don’t even get me started on jewellery. But if I could justify proper shopping one thing’s for sure, I’d be off to pick up these bits and bobs and I’d be very happy. I wouldn’t even care about the dreadful weather! The one thing I might treat myself too is the bird scarf, it’s so pretty that it’s totally going on my birthday list. After all I don’t own anything that’s bird patterned and it would look perfect with my turquoise blazer – once it’s warm enough to wear it anyway!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on March 19, 2013
Another thing making me squeal this week? The arrival of a hoarding on The Strand that shows H&M is opening practically opposite my office – oh dear! At the moment there’s only a Topshop on that stretch of road, and as I’m not a fan of that over-priced shop that’s never an issue in my lunch hour. However the opening of an H&M is another matter entirely. I just know I’ll be sucked on my way home from work and I’ll buy something every other day – oh dear my poor credit card.
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on March 17, 2013
It’s so cold at the moment that today it seemed logical to abandon plans for The British Museum and instead do nothing. Nothing that is but sit bundled up on the sofa, scoffing mini eggs whilst I perused various online shops and daydreamed about what I’d spend my lottery winnings on if it’s ever more that £10 – oh please let it happen sometime soon. So after a very productive day spent window shopping from the comfort of my flat I’ve found a whole host of items I am just itching to purchase. But I’m ignoring this urge and instead I’m just going to sit here staring at the lovely things as I treat myself to another mini egg or three. Scoffing two bags in one weekend isn’t that obscene is it?!
It appears from the above that I’m having a bit of a lace dress obsession and another one with blue bird themed jumpers – who’d have thought it!! The black beanie is certainly necessary with the cold weather at the moment and I’ve wanted that Country Road bag for about 10 years, but at £40 I don’t think it’s justifiable as it’s not essential for my existence! The cushion is on my list, even though it goes with nothing in my flat because it has cute neon pom poms on it – do I need any further reason?! – and finally I’ve never been able to say no to a pair of cowboy boots, hence the fact I already own a pair, but these have gold studs, gold studs I tell you – AMAZING! With these boots I can kid myself that I’m in Nashville or married to Dennis Quaid in Vegas – yes you’re right I am obsessed with every show currently airing on Sky Atlantic!!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on February 24, 2013
The good thing about not having a boyfriend is that I don’t have to get caught up in the craziness that is Valentine’s Day, which to be honest is a day that I really don’t ‘get’. It seems crazy that a day that is clearly just a marketing tool should become such a big moment in the calendar. Surely you should make that special person feel great everyday of the year, rather than on the day that a card company ordains that you should. I did warn you I wasn’t a fan! However I have fallen in love with a lot of the products that are deemed Valentine’s Day worthy – what can I say I’m a fan of all things pink, red and heart patterned, plus I love a good line of copy – really it was inevitable! So whilst I won’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day next week, I have pulled together some things below which I would buy (or would want bought for me) if I were to celebrate!
‘XO’ necklace – how cute is this. I love the simplicity and slightly worn look to it.
‘LOVE’ paper boxes and red heart tape – I’m a complete sucker for wrapping paraphenalia in all forms, so it was a given that I’d find some Valentine’s Day stuff to fall in love with! It helps that both of these items are 100% adorable. They are so cute that I’m actually tempted to get them even though I won’t use them on Valentine’s Day – they’d work just as well for a sibling or friends present. Well I think they would anyway.
Cookie Cutter Stamp – I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time, but no one’s taken the hint yet. Who knows, maybe they will now! I’m sure they would make my yummy biscuits and cookies taste even better.
‘You are my Cup of Tea’ mug – You can’t go wrong with a cool mug, and this one’s lovely. I love the sentiment, pattern and the colour. It’s wrong to buy it for myself isn’t it?
Heart Fairy Lights – Fairy lights make everything better and these are a gorgeous set – perfect on a plain wall or to improve my bookshelves!
The perfect card – This card made me laugh-out-loud, it’s hilarious and the perfect non-schmalzy card for anyone who, like me, has a problem with Valentine’s Day.
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on February 6, 2013
Now I don’t know about you but I love Old Navy. It’s the one shop that I wish existed over here instead of just being stuck in the USA. Whenever I’ve been to the States, sadly not for a while, I’ve gone berserk in that shop – literally I’m like someone doing the Supermarket Sweep trolley dash. I grab things from every shelf and will inevitably leave with 5 bags jam-packed with loot, I just can’t seem to help it, it’s just my sort of shop! In the past I’ve got such gems as orange pyjama shorts with black owls on for Halloween, the comfiest flip flops ever (even nicer than Havaianas – yes really! – and the warmest, softest jumper I’ve ever owned, for $15!!!
Not only are the clothes relatively cheap, they are great quality and they fit so well. So well that I’m always distraught when I find holes in the jeans and have to admit that said item should really be binned as it’s indecent! So recently I was reminded about the brilliance of this shop and couldn’t resist hopping online for a peruse and oh dear I found loads of things that I’m now lusting after – oopsy! To make matters worse (or better if you’re my credit card company) there’s no such thing as free delivery on this site so I have to pay for delivery or a trip to America if I want to get my hands on these goodies. Very sad times indeed, although I suppose there’s no harm in looking, right?
Women’s The Rockstar Animal Print Jeans – I’ve always been a skinny jeans fan but these are on another level of amazingness thanks to this leopard print pattern! I know I must resist but these have got my fingers itching to reach for my credit card….
Key Scarf – This key patterned scarf is sublime, I love the design and this colour would go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. Plus the lightweight fabric will be ideal for the Spring.
Purple Ballet Pumps – I love purple and I love pumps therefore these pumps have my name written ALL over them. I don’t have any purple shoes in my wardrobe so my willpower will really be tested by these shoes over the coming months!
Sequin Tank Dress – I love this dress and can think of multiple reasons why I need it in my life. I love the waist, sparkley detailing and pockets (a dress with pockets is one of my weaknesses!). It manages to be simple yet stylish and glittery but subtle and would work well for the office or when out in the evenings. It would also go perfectly with those purple pumps!
Waffle Knit T Shirt – This waffle knit T shirt took my fancy as I love layers in winter and this top would be perfect lounging fodder in the upcoming cold months. Pair it with a vest and my reindeer flannel pyjama bottoms and I’m set through to April!
Fair Isle scarf – In winter there’s nothing better than a snuggly scarf and this turquoise and purple design is lovely. I wish I’d spotted this in early October, imagine the wear I’d have gotten out of it!
So there you have it, my favourite pieces currently in Old Navy, it’s just a shame I’m not heading to the States soon, unless I just book an impromptu trip? Maybe when I win the lottery, after all I’m sure that day is on it’s way!
Posted by Fi at this and that blog on December 19, 2012