Thursday, 6 September 2012


EASY LIKE THURSDAY MORNING for me! I have the day off and I'm loving lounging around in my own filth eating cereal and watching my beloved recordings of Britain's Next Top Model. It puts me to shame when I watch them floating around in their lovely dresses whilst I'm fusing with the sofa in my PJ's. LOVE. IT.

Yesterday I bough a dress from's called the Bo Tee Dress and for some reason I can't see it on the website at the moment but the top version is HERE. The dress retails for £60 and comes in a range of colours. All Saints is going mad for mesh this season (I already have this and this which both feature mesh, why am I getting more?!) and it has triggered an apparent love for mesh which I never knew I had. I usually associate mesh with prostitutes and gay bars but All Saints has done a really good job of introducing mesh in a less scary, ''I'm not catching fish with this'' kind of way.

I'm a pasty bitch at the moment. The mesh runs midway down the back which would look amazing if you were going bra-less. The shoes are from River Island in the last sale so I'm not sure whether they're still available but I think they work well with the dress and some jewellery to dress it up a bit, otherwise some ankle boots and a nice piece of knitwear would be a great casual way of wearing this dress.

Anyone else liking mesh this season?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


WHILST WORKING THE OTHER DAY (I work part time in a clothes shop), a man in what I would presume was his early fifties came in and brought a load of clothes to the counter. Now the shop I work in isn't cheap and he racked up a bill of about 300 squid. He had a grown up daughter with him and I made conversation by just asking ''so are you shopping for an occasion, an event you might be going to?'' and his reply has stuck with me ever since.

This gentleman said to me ''No, I don't need any of this stuff for an occasion, in fact I don't need any of these things at all. If we wrote a list of all the things we needed then the list would actually be very small. I like to limit myself to shopping once a month and when I do go, I feel a real awareness of how privileged I am to be able to have not only the things I need, but also the things that I want, and enjoy the experience.'' He then went on to tell me that he taught his children from an early age to enjoy the wealth they acquire through working, but to always remain aware of how lucky they were.

I don't know why it stuck with me so much but I haven't done it justice in my recollection of his words. He explained it so nicely. It made me stop to think that we should all have those days where we treat ourselves without feeling bad about it, or worrying that we should be spending our money on more ''important'' matters, but as long as you indulge in one of those days, you should be totally aware of your fortunate position.

Hope that made sense! x