Thursday, 6 June 2013

Mary Poppins Loves Hers....

Maybe its just me but I've always been fascinated with what people carry in their handbags. I think it must stem from watching Mary Poppins pull lampshades out of hers. So I thought I'd show you what I carry in mine..
Firstly the bag is Michael Kors, I got it as a day to day easy handbag but actually I've now ended up using as an everyday bag, overnight bag, carrier bag you name it! I always try to have my ipad with me, its just so handy and I can blog on the move, I love my Marc Jacobs ipad case too.
I take my K&COMPANY SMASH book with me everywhere, infact I normally keep it in my car if it doesn't fit in my bag, just so if I have an idea I can quickly grab it. This giant clip from H&M is great as my hair is quite thick not many clips can hold it but this one does the job and looks cute.
I wear Daisy by Marc Jacobs a lot and when I got this handy bag sized perfume I was so pleased because I hate carrying big perfume bottles around with me. 
I feel a little lost without my makeup, and my Mulberry makeup bag is just the right size for essentials. I've started using CREME DE LA MER tinted moisturiser for the summer, its really nice in the heat as its not too heavy but still gives a great coverage, plus its SPF 18 (even though I always wear SPF 30 under make up to prevent wrinkles). I also use ST.TROPEZ powder bronzer for an extra glow. I always finish off my makeup with MAKE UP FOR EVER's HD POWDER. It helps my makeup stay in place all day, so I rarely need to reapply. 
I found this amazing Emergency Kit in America, its by PINCH PROVISIONS and I got it in J Crew. Its so small but literally has everything a girl could need in a social emergency. It contains a sewing kit, breath drops, hairspray, stain remover pad, Plaster, pain killers plus much more. I haven't found it in the UK yet but hopefully they'll bring them over soon as I'm going to need some refills.

Well thats what I carry in my bag, I hope you liked or at the least I gave you some ideas for your handbags. x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Light and Bright

Today was an errand day but I was meeting my mum, sister and niece for a quick lunch, so I went for something really comfortable but still smart/casual. The jacket is from Ralph Lauren, I think it looks great with the white jeans, which are from LTB.
The top is from Zara, its quite a bit brighter in the flesh, and is so easy to wear with anything, I have dressed it up with blue skinnys and lots of jewellery in the past.
I told you you'd be seeing a lot of this necklace! It's from J Crew and as i said before its goes with most things. 
These are my favourite recent purchase, they are so comfortable and I've been dying to wear them. I got them from J Crew.
The sunglasses are from Tom ford, the watch is from Michael Kors (I literally wear this everyday) and the bracelet is from J Crew. 

I hope you like. x

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

White cotton maxi: perfect on a Summers day

Today, as the weather was lovely, I took the opportunity to work in the garden. We live on a farm so are really lucky to have such great views.
I bought the dress a few years ago in Bali, every summer I can't wait to get it out. Its so comfortable and   so simple, but looks lovely.
I didn't wear too many accessories today, as I think the dress kind of speaks for itself, but my sunglasses are Oliver Peoples and my lipstick is Mac: Cremesheen, with a Mac tinted Lip Balm on top. I also lined the lips lightly with Make Up For Ever's waterproof lip liner: 18C.
If I wasn't enjoying being barefoot in the garden, I would wear some simple flip flops with this outfit. These metallic ones are from Accessorize. 

I hope you enjoyed reading x

Monday, 3 June 2013

90's Vintage

My whole look today was inspired by the 90's. I think it was because I bought the sunglasses from a vintage shop at the weekend and couldn't wait to wear them.
The t-shirt, skirt and jacket are all from topshop. The jacket is so comfortable and versatile. In the winter I like to add a fur collar to it.
I also found the necklace in a vintage shop it reminds me of Moschino for some reason. The lipstick is Mac, colour: Morange
These shoes are from Topshop, they're really high but look so nice on I had to have them. 
I got this bag in a vintage shop in London a few years ago. Its perfect for festivals as it goes across the body and isn't too big. This always gets a lot of use in the summer.
The sunglasses are my favourite item in this look, I like that the lenses are smaller than aviators and the frames are textured gold. And so ends my throwback to the 90's..
I hope you like x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Tea Parties and muted tones.

Today we had a tea party at my friend Hayley's house. I decided to go for beige/creamy colours but added a sequinned jacket for some texture and to dress it up.  
I rarely wear hats but when I do I really like the look. I was having a bit of a bad hair day today so this was perfect to cover it up.
I got this bag about 15 years ago, and completely forgot I had until last summer. It's great for a long day out or a festival as its long enough to go across the body. You can see the texture of the jacket here, the sequins are pearlescent and would look great with black skinny jeans. 

I picked this necklace up in a shop in my local town. I love a statement necklace and wanted a pop of colour with this outfit. 

Introducing Hayley, she put on a great tea party, and baked everything herself. We were thoroughly spoilt and ate lots of yummy food and drank lots of prosecco.

 Even the dogs had treats.

The lovely Fallon with her adorable toy poodle Coco.

And this is Tilly (Hayleys dog), she's a cross between a Pug and Yorkshire Terrior and is so cute. Tilly is the reason we got together today, as its her 1st birthday! 

I hope you enjoyed x

Friday, 31 May 2013

Tribal meets Chanel

Can you ever have too many jackets? Jackets are my weakness at the moment, its so easy to put a jacket over an outfit and instantly give the look a completely different feel.
I wore my blue Chanel bag with this outfit, I don't use it as often as I should as it does actually go with more than you would think. I love that the bag is in the classic Chanel shape but the colour and fabric make it quite unusual.
 I am definitely a Gold jewellery girl, I think it looks better against my skin, and I love gold bangles! The bangle with the turquoise triangle is from American Apparel, they had them in so many colours I got a yellow one too.

I very rarely don't have my hair down, but recently I 've been doing side plaits. I love the texture and messiness of the fish plait. Tip: Once you've created the plait, pull it apart slightly for a messy look.

I hope you like.

Jo x 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Introducing Daisy...with neon hints

Seeing as the summer hasn't made an appearance this year, I decided to brighten up my day with this amazing Neon jacket. I got it on a recent trip to Washington DC from BCBGMAXAZRIA. I love it, you can literally throw it over anything. Teamed with a pair of black skinny's for a cocktail night with the girls or over a pencil dress for a wedding, it really adds a pop to any outfit. 
After 4 years I'm still completely in love with my Chanel handbag. Again it goes with everything and because of the size can easily be used for day or night. This bag is one of my absolute favourite pieces.
You can't really appreciate the beauty of these shoes in the photographs, the heels are pyramid shaped (if you can imagine that). I love the look with skinny jeans but have to admit that they are not particularly comfortable, so they do only make it out of the shoe cupboard occasionally.
This J.Crew necklace was also a purchase from my trip to Washington DC. I love the mix of the blue top with the yellow. You may see this again as I'm wearing it with everything at the moment.
Last but not least is my little dog, Daisy. She was a rescue so I'm not entirely sure what breed/mix she is but I know there is some miniature Daschund in her. She goes everywhere with me (not in my handbag) and she really is the sweetest little thing. 

I hope you enjoyed reading

x Jo and Daisy x

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Preppy vs Pattern

Going to an exciting meeting (all will be revealed soon), I teamed the white shirt and smart blazer with these geometric jeans for a smart/fun look.

I found this vintage CHANEL ring in an antique shop in Suffolk. The shop had all kinds of bits and bobs: old plates, vintage cards, coins, paintings, after a while of rummaging (much to Adams annoyance) I came across this, and I love it!

I hope you like... x

No comments:

Post a Comment