Monday, May 30, 2011

The sale is on

I called up a friend with delight to inform her that the Bottega Venetta Wedges we'd been drooling over had 60% off in the sale! She promptly informed me in the UK the sale has not started yet, so all items are still full price. Hey not fair! Anyway they are so gorgeous I had to show a picture of them here.

A great investment piece too, they are suited to both summer & winter and the colour and style will go with everything.

Object of Desire...
Bottega Veneta Intrecciatto Leather Wedge Sandals.
USA $525 in the sale. UK £720. May 2011 (shown above)

Also at UK site £740.
JUNE UPDATE: these have now been reduced to £370!

JUNE UPDATE: The Net A Porter UK sale has started! The Bottega Veneta wedges have been reduced from £720 to £360.

A high quality cash saving alternative...
Kors Michael Kors Wiley Rafia Rope Platform Wedge.
£239.00 reduced to £119.00 in the sale 50% off. (shown below)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Beauty Products That Work: One Love Organics Skin Saviour.

OneLove Organics Skin Saviour Waterless Multitasking Balm is the newest inclusion into my body beauty regime. When versatility is just as important as results, this does everything - cleanse, moisturise and condition.

This waterless multi-tasking balm can be used to sleek your hair, illuminate your skin, remove makeup and much more.
Loving the 100% natural ingredients. It's made with cold-press plant oils, beeswax and vanilla extract, it smells lovely without being over the top. Apply a small amount to hands, hair or anywhere that needs TLC. One balm, endless possibilities, very yummy. You can use this on your face too, but I love this as a body product, just because I have tailored skin care regime for my face and I stick with it as it produces results.
I love it, it's a real indulgence at a reasonable price. I also adore the packaging and the company name One Love Organics (with a heart).

This product is only available in the USA. One Love Organics Skin Saviour Waterless Multitasking Balm. $68.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Colorado: Fashionable Flowers

I am a traditionalist when it comes to floral arrangements. I yearn for arrangements of neat roses with beautiful big headed tea rose blooms, I do however like the modern twists lent to traditional flowers such as fashionable colour coordinating and chunky quality vases.

I warm to this great feel good, clean looking bouquet from Cherry Creek Custom Floral in Denver. I love the fashionable colour blocked pink and orange roses with just the right bold shades of green interleaved. This season's vibrant bold colours with a spa like therapeutic effect, especially from the orange, must be why it's called the Deep Emotions Bouquet.

This is the perfect bunch of blooms along with the vase. You can literally move it around the house taking on the role of dining room table centrepiece on white linens, dressing table side show and a kitchen enlivener.

Cherry Creek Custom Floral

229 Clayton St, Denver, CO 80206

Local: 303-331-0766

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

High Street Luxe Find: H&M Shirt Dress (Yes another shirt dress!)

This H&M shirt dress (above image) is a super skin flattering colour for summer, a wardrobe staple for everyday with tan leather and a holiday essential.

Spotting this could not have happened at a more opportune moment, I was loving and on the tip of buying the Rag & Bone Ohara Shirt Dress £263.77 / $415.00 (bottom image) when next in Colorado.

I bought the H&M dress online and await delivery, it was a bargain too, reduced from £29.99 to £14.99, the delivery charge is their standard £3.90, but I did get the added 10% off one item discount for signing up to their email newsletter, total £15.14.

Looking at the H&M Dress online I think I will have to tidy up the hem at the bottom of the dress but I do love the unfussy pockets, slinky silk like fabric, nice shoulder detail and casual but elegant sleeves. I have tan leather accessories ready to add to this dress.

Investment piece? Perhaps for one season - it may not last - more like a functional chic piece. It certainly will be worth the price paid as I can see it worn time and time again. A great style buy too as the V neck option (undo a few buttons) elongates the body for a slimmer taller silhouette.

Object of Desire...
Rag & Bone Ohara Shirt Dress £263.77 / $415.00

Quality Value Alternative...
H&M Shirt Dress £29.99 reduced to £14.99

Sign up to the H&M Newsletter and receive 10% off one item online.

UPDATE: Rag & Bone Exclusives at ShopBop - they ship worldwide!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Investment Piece: M Missoni Crochet Halter Neck Dress

I am beaming with excitement over the lux investment piece that is my paws, an M Missoni Crochet Halter Neck Dress. Beautiful colours suited to both summer and autumn, the signature classic zigzag knit, all balanced perfectly with the thinly striped bandeau and V halter - stunning for day to evening. And as always Missoni is an investment piece to treasure for many years to come.

The fit is outstanding (after tailoring the tops of the shoulders as this part was a bit too long, creating a slightly baggy look to the V halter) with a firm feel to the bandeau, an exact perfect cut to the V halter and the dress itself feels super soft and hangs beautifully. I feel very lucky to have this piece just at the correct time in the season and will be styling it for an outing at the weekend.

I just love Missoni, I can't wait to keep re-wearing my Missoni pieces again and again as they look so good and adapt to so may occasions of wear. A true investment piece.

M Missoni Halter Neck Crochet Knit Dress SS 2011 £575


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