fancy friday

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some lovely things planned, especially since it’s supposed to reach the balmy heights of 19 degrees here in the UK. That’s got ‘walk along the Thames followed by lunch in a pub garden’ written all over it. I am very thankful for the fact that I will be at home this weekend and able to do something like that, instead of running around a hotel from 6am to midnight. Whoever said that working in events was glamourous has never done it… the state of my feet is testament to that. Sorry, overshare. Moving swiftly on, here are some bits and bobs that caught my eye this past week:

{D-Ring Wrap Wedge / Bow Blouse / Oversized Tillie}
I really need to stop looking at the Mulberry website. It’s really not helping anyone. I received the weekly newsletter this week informing me about all the beautiful new items in stock, and quite frankly it would have been rude not to take a look. The oversized Tillie is the prettiest thing since, well, the regular-sized Tillie… and I love the ruffles on the cornflower blue blouse. And the shoes? Don’t get me started. I can’t take it.

{Vanessa Bruno / Diane von Furstenberg / Alexander McQueen / Marc by Marc Jacobs}
Laptops aren’t the most attractive of creatures, unless you have a super-swanky notebook. Which I don’t. My laptop is prehistoric and I actually give it a little pat of thanks every time it starts up, out of sheer gratitude that it’s still alive. For Girls About Town who don’t particularly want to lug their equipment round in a masculine, bulky laptop case, then above are some alternatives, brought to you by designers who know a thing or two about style.

When people say the name Elizabeth Taylor, what do you think of? Perhaps her eight marriages, her vast jewellery collection, Cleopatra, Charlotte’s dog in SATC…? For me, her name conjures up images of the film National Velvet. For those who haven’t seen or heard of it, it’s the story of a horse-mad Velvet Brown (a 12-year-old Taylor), who wins a horse in a raffle and trains it to race in the Grand National. The horse wins the race, with Velvet as the jockey. Not the most realistic of stories, granted, but as a teenager besotted with ponies I lapped up every second. To this day it remains one of my favourite films, and in turn, I will always fondly remember Elizabeth Taylor as one of Hollywood’s true greats.

{1. Astley Clarke candy rings / 2. Accessorize vintage stacking rings / 3. Lucas Jack round stacking rings}
Usually I lean towards unfussy pieces of jewellery, but lately I’ve been lusting after a “stackable” ring… and these three in particular would make a stylish statement either with a simple outfit, or working the colour-blocking trend.

{images via prphotos & pinterest}
To round off the week we have Cameron Diaz in a very classic look, with amazing Lanvin shoes at the end of those perfect pins, promoting her new film, Bad Teacher (the one that she stars in with her ex, JT)… and a bedroom with a nautical feel that is right up my street. It’s a theme that runs through my flat, from the wooden boat on my mantlepiece, to the numerous pictures of beach scenes. Ahh, summer is so close now, and I love the randomness of hearing seagulls in Covent Garden, which transports me instantly to the coast.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend whatever you’re doing and wherever you may be…

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