So this post is really a little bit about a bit of that . . .
Summer shoes have staying power
Do you have summer sandals in your closet that you dig out year after year and they never date and are perfect for those sunny days? I've got a few sandals that I've had for years that still are perfect to use. My friend Karen has these great sandals - a new purchase and a pair from last year, that will be her Summer heroes, perfect for her current holiday in Istanbul.
|Zara, Istanbul, 2010|
|Debenhams sale, 2011|
One person's trash is another person's treasure
A few years ago and you wouldn't have seen me shopping in charity shops but I've now found them to be a great way to get a retail therapy fix while supporting a charity. I still find that some charity shops are pricing themselves out of customers. One charity raising money for charity wanted £15 for a primarni dress and £80 for a dated pair of Russell and Bromley shoes. Here are a couple of my recent purchases...
|necklace - £1|
|My sister thinks this looks like a bunch of plug fuses sprayed gold|
|I can never resist a clutch bag, and at £2.50 I thought why not!|
I've been trying to wear more everyday, casual jewellery and I'm using my 13 year old niece as inspiration. She and her friend wear lots of little bracelets of different styles altogether. I bought this bracelets in the Debenhams sale that I'm hoping I can use to emulate the style in my own way.
|Assorted bracelets at least than £2.50 each|
Always check the back of your wardrobe
No, I didn't find any spiders or forgotten cash but I did find these seventies-inspired shoes that I need to wear soon! I fell quite ashamed that I'd forgotten about these disco divas that survived a completely mad weekend in Magaluf.
You need a bit of sparkle in your life
I bought this brooch from a fair at the Stalls in the City event at Liverpool One which brings loads of local arts and crafts people together in the city. Its a really good event and another one is going to be run in September. Its definitely worth a visit but take some pennies as you'll definitely be spending your money on some vintage treats, homemade products and foods from across Europe from Tapas to french pastries.
A new cupcake place has opened and its only five minutes walk from my house! I have only resisted it once, honest.
Sometimes you just needs shoes to make your statement
I spotted my friend Jan wearing these shoes. Now these shoes are always complimented on and were bought a couple of years ago from a little boutique shop in Kirby Lonsdale. Jan is rather fabulous and doesn't dress down on Fridays but wears dress up denim with diamante. I always remember one of Jan's mottos that will stick with me as I hit forty - 40 is the new 30.