Wednesday 29 August 2012

Waiter, will you serve the nuts? I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?

Hi there I would like to introduce you to my new favourite dress and hat. I do feel you can never have too many bird related prints don't you? It was a bit pricier than I normally go (£23 incl postage) but I was having a bad day at work and won it whilst hovering in the toilets, as you do. The hat I got on Monday it was only £1.99!, it's mustard felt, two of my favourite things.

Please do excuse the tripod in the mirror, I am crap. 

Check out my earrings they are also a favourite, they do weigh my earlobes down though.

How gorgeous is my Mum's bed linen cupboard? 

Sunday 26 August 2012

The Girl

I have been having a Hitchcock renaissance of late so rather excited to see The Girl. Who is your favourite Hitchcock heroine? 

Saturday 25 August 2012

Lovely London

Last weekend me and the fella went to London for his birthday, we stayed in Kings Cross in a Tune hotel, a room with no windows would you believe, it was only £35 a night. So we weren't expecting much but it was clean and modern and most importantly air conditioned, it was bloody hot whilst we were there! I would definitely recommend the hotel for those on a budget, who prefer to spend their pennies on macaroons! 

This was my ensemble for the first day, I wore my Mexican skirt, men's vest and favourite straw hat!

Oh and Sid my 1930s celluloid seagull brooch

First place we went to was Ed's Diner a wonderfully kitsch 1950s diner right outside of Euston station, I had a chilli dog and a root beer float, as I was pretending I was in How to Marry a Millionare.

Most of my pennies were spent on food, we went to the Mexican restaurant Wahaca three nights in a row, it is brilliant in there, reasonable, bright and tasty. It got a bit embarrassing when the waitress recognised us, oh well we had to make the most of it. 

Ladurée was a must, I just love how special you feel when they put those little morsels of joy in the beautiful box and bag.

My favourite place though was Byron, where I neglected to take photos of my divine spinach and tomato mayonnaise chicken burger with courgette fries.

The Victoria & Albert Museum is my favourite museum ever, I feel at peace in there, as sappy as that sounds. I just adore wandering around all the amazingly fascinating exhibitions, especially the fashion and sculptures. I want to go back in October for the Hollywood Costume exhibition.

Sorry if you follow me on instagram, you will have already seen these images, I neglect to use my actual camera!

Friday 24 August 2012

Your slip is showing!

Boo thank flip its Friday! Three day weekend for us in the UK! What are your plans? I am going to Bolton Food and Drink Festival, so I am going to over eat, that's a good plan right? 

This was my outfit for work today its a 1990s dress wanting to be 1940s with my vintage jacket and faux fur and my bestest favourite shoes in the world, if you ever see a pair like it please let me know as I need replacements! As when these ones go I am going to refuse to wear shoes. 

Wednesday 15 August 2012

London Bound

Hello petals, I am currently in bed with a horrific sore throat and hot sweats.. like you needed to know that. Any who, this weekend me and my lovely are going to the big smoke to celebrate his birthday. Now you London based readers out there, where should we go and what should we see?

On my list so far is Spitalfields Market and Abney Park Cemetery oh and Wachaca as we have a serious addiction to Mexican food! 

All vintage london images from here

The Brothers Bloom

Rian Johnson is one of my favourite directors, ever since I saw Brick. Now The Brother Bloom, appeals to me on so many levels, it happens to have four of my favourite actors in it; Brody, Ruffalo, Weisz and Kikuchi, and my favourite city, Prague and there is a lot of cape and hat wearing, what else do I need? 

Tuesday 7 August 2012


Thought I would share some more housepiration pictures, I am immensely enjoying daydreaming about how to decorate. Not that we have a house yet! The bed on the last picture I am desperate to find a version of,  so if you happen to stumble upon one do let me know. Really pining for some lace curtains, which I would probably pull down and make into a dress a la Scarlett O'Hara, that is all. 

Majority of images via here and here and The Selby.