19 November 2015


So the Balmain x HM bag has arrived and I don't like it at all. Blah. It's waaay bigger than I imagined and the gold details just look as of any crap-quality H&M bag that costs £15. Disappointment. Well well, it's just to send it back. Or actually I'm going to go to H&M in Hammersmith and return it, quicker that way. So if you want to buy it - you know where there's a spare one!

BTW in my next post I'll show you my pineapple that has finally arrived... I's soooo goldenly, fabulously, stylishly amazing :)

9 November 2015

Back to Basics

"A girl should have 80% basics and 20% fluff in her closet."

How often do you go out clubbing? And how often do you want to leave the house looking sharp i.e. not wearing a super short mini dress in sparkly sequin? I KNOW it's a lot more fun to buy a party dress but let's get real, it's the item in your wardrobe you probably use the least.

To have good basics mean that they are also interchangeable - you can mix and match and wear them all together some way or another. To me that means black, black, black, white. Maybe a splash of colour somewhere but it would have to be in a really good material. Coloured clothes to me often look very cheap and the same goes with print. I think it takes a trained eye to spot what could be a good print and I have to admit I'm not quite there yet. I love it when girls mix print with print but I just tend to look like a clown when I make an attempt. Which brings me to another point; all clothes and trends are not for everyone and if you don't know how to pull it off - just don't.

Here is my complete list of basic wardrobe essentials that I feel lost without:

Crisp white tee
Loose black suit trousers
White loose-fit shirt
Black pencil skirt (preferably ribbed to get those nice cuuuurves)
Black leather biker
Super skinny, high waisted black jeans
Black or nude pointy heels
Clutch suitable for AM & PM
The perfect black blazer (still on the hunt for this myself)

Other than these wardrobe essentials, all you need is a red lipstick, red nails and silver stud earrings.
You are good to go my friend.

6 November 2015

Balmain x H&M Suede Tote

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it but I set my alarm on 8.50 yesterday morning to not miss the Launch with a capital L. The Balmain x H&M collab obviously.

I was met by this default message on the screen and it stayed like that. I applied for some jobs, watched a few episodes of Masterchef US, had a couple of boiled eggs. Around 2 pm (!) I finally got on the website just to realise that everything was sold out (not a big surprise). Except for this lovely dark green suede bag which has the old-granny-vibe which I actually like! And I managed to get it! Was it worth 5 hours of persistently refreshing the page? Probably not. Will I do the same thing for their next collab? Hell yeah.

Now I just have to wait and see how it looks in real life. Delivery date 10th November. I'm a little concerned about the gold details, if it's made out of the same crap material as H&M's other bags it's a no go. Worse comes to worse I'll sell it for double the price on eBay ;) Woop!

Balmain x H&M - £149

5 November 2015

Pineapple Wall Sconce

I had dinner at the lovely restaurant Rock & Rose last week to celebrate my boyfriend's sister's 18th birthday. The food was amazing as always - if you haven't tried their glazed ribs yet you know what to do. For those of you who have been there you know the decor is incredibly over the top and oozing rock glamour in a tacky way that actually works and it feels expensive. Imagine how a cheesy rock legend would decorate their bedroom with skulls, roses and candleholders everywhere. More is more basically.

Those of you who know me probably have no idea that I'm very interested in interior design and antiques (on a very amateurish level). As I've never owned my own flat and moved between different countries quite a lot, I've never wanted to invest in furniture as I didn't really see the point. Once I do however, I'm going to carefully select things that can stick around for a while and have personality, rather than going to IKEA to buy everything in the same make (I'll still go to IKEA though, for the meatballs). I feel like I'm going off topic here; I'll write more about all that some other time.

What I'm trying to say is:

THIS!!!! This amazingly golden, matte, sharp, handmade candleholder was hanging on the wall next to our table. I'm obsessed. After 3 glasses of wine I even waved the waitress over to ask her if there is anyone who knows where it is from or who's made it. She did not. No one did. I left the restaurant happy as it was a great night, but the pineapple was stuck in my head. And today I found it. 

This baby is made by interior designer Abigail Ahern. Turns out she's an internationally known designer who's been mentioned in both ELLE and The Guardian for her creations. She runs two London boutiques as well as a well-known interior blog. Who would have known. A wall sconce like this costs £100 - find it here.

My pineapple is now on it's way home to me.

4 November 2015

Illness & current cravings

So my Halloween weekend consisted of me being ill and lying in bed feeling sorry for myself. I literally didn't move Saturday except for when I dragged myself to the kitchen to eat some bacon. I was meant to work but had to call in sick which is such a dick move, especially on a Saturday, ESPECIALLY on Halloween. I wouldn't have had to dress up if I went, I already looked like a zombie :)

So what do you do when ill? Internet shopping! In this case it was only internet browsing as I'm currently craving such expensive pieces. Nothing I would buy on impulse.

Some girl wants to buy my Prada bag on Depop (will come back to this amazing app at another time) and I instantly started looking around to see what my next designer bag upgrade could be with that money. It needs to be in a timeless design and a settle colour that you won't get tired of and that can be used all year round. At the moment I'm snowed in on these two Chloé Faye models in black or nude. On the other hand I would like a standing up tote, On the third hand I still love my Prada Saffiano in Cameo/antique rose... We'll see what happens. Anyhow - these are my absolute top cravings at the moment.

Chloé Faye Small £790 - Mytheresa

Chloé Faye Medium £1100 - Net-A-Porter
Little Mistress tulle skirt - ASOS £50

Larsson & Jennings CM Silver £225 - Larsson & Jennings

Tory Burch Logo Stud Earring £47 - Nordstrom