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layered vests, purse & Zara bag


Quick catch up on my recent favourites.  The tops, from the top...

...the H&M Chiffon Top in black is a sleeveless chiffon top with raw edges, a double layer front section, and slits at the sides.  H&M £14.99.


The Mango Double Layer Chiffon Top, Black was £29.99 down to £14.99, available at JohnLewis.

    The Oasis Stud Detail Vest features a scoop neckline and metallic stud detailing on the shoulders, a double chiffon hem and dip feature on the reverse.  The black, £18 down to £12, the blue down to £8, from Debenhams.   
    H&M Chiffon Top  
      Mango Double Layer Chiffon Top black tartan  
      Oasis Stud Detail Vest black  
      Oasis Stud Detail Vest blue  
      This lovely Oasis Leather Zip Top Purse is a change purse in blue leather, just the perfect size to carry change, notes and cards.  For when a larger wallet type purse is too big, it's excellent quality and I love the tassel.  I don't recall the original price, perhaps £18 or £15, I found it when it came down to £4, from Oasis.  
      Oasis Leather Zip Top Purse  
      The Zara Quilted Leather Messenger Bag is my new favourite handbag.  This black leather handbag has a metal chain strap with leather reinforcement to the shoulder and a soft sheepskin interior.  20 x 26 x 9cm.  £79.99.  
      Zara Quilted Leather Messenger Bag  
Silver name necklace


My new silver Name Necklace is the Nameplate Necklace in Lowercase Font from MyNameNecklace.   I chose the Adult 45cm chain length with my name adding another 4cm to the total length.


Available currently at £29, down from £44, but there seems to always be some or other at least 10% discount off on top of the current price too.  And there's free delivery.  I'm very pleased with the quality, design and size.  This necklace is made of 0.925 Sterling Silver and hangs on a delicate Sterling Silver Rollo Chain.

    silver Name Necklace  


Block heel

  I've got so comfortable in my Zara Leather Block Heel Ankle Boot Style Sandal that I declare the block heel is the way forward, for a daytime sandal, definitely a boot (long-time lover of the block heel boot) and even for a toe-peeping night out.   
    I adore the Oasis Bailey Peeptoe Slingback.  Leather uppers and gold-tone buckle, a slight peeptoe and a bang on trend 9cm stacked block heel.  Gorgeous and comfortable, night out block heel.  £50.   
    These are my daytime sandal block heels.  The Kurt Geiger Carvela Kommand is a leather upper, silver-tone buckles and a 6cm block heel.  Was £85, currently £59, I got them on a special 24hr sale day, at only £39 from Kurt Geigers Shoeaholics.   
      Oasis Bailey Peeptoe Slingback   
      Kurt Geiger Kommand  
      My very cool and comfortable boots are the Kurt Geiger Carvela Terri, black leather, even more silver-tone buckles and a 4.5cm block heel.  Originally £150, down to £49 at Debenhams.  
      Kurt Geiger Carvela Terri boot  
Maxi dress


My new maxi dresses.


First the Yumi Sheer Layer Maxi Dress, originally £48, down to £25 at HouseOfFraser.  My next favourite is the Red Herring Crochet Back Jersey Maxi Dress in black from Debenhams was £28, now half price at £14.

     I got my daytime two from Very.  The South Petite Channel Maxi Dress in the blue/white tie-dye stripe, was £25 now £15 and in the black, was £20, now down to £14.  The racer back, scoop neck and drawstring waist give these petite length dresses a comfortable relaxed fit.  
    Yumi Sheer Layer Maxi Dress   Red Herring Crochet Back Jersey Maxi Dress in black  
      South Petite Tie-Dye Stripe Maxi Dress              South Petite Channel Maxi Dress in black  

  I'm an UGG fan, usually the Tall Classic in black, I also have a pair of the Bailey Button in black.  Today I discovered the Zea.   

With a wedge heel, the Zea ankle boot brings height and support to the foot while maintaining warmth, comfort and very Christmassy.

    Usually £130, I got mine from DanielFootwear for only £90.99.  
    UGG Zea boots in black   


I've discovered the beauty of Fossil.  This is the Fossil Multi Beaded Bracelet £45.

    Fossil Multi Beaded Bracelet  
      The vintage-inspired stainless steel Fossil Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch is so lovely I got two.  In Smoke and Rose, £58 and in Black and Silver £46 from Watches2U with free delivery.  
      For an additional 10% discount, enter PAYDAY10 at the checkout.  These prices are by far the most reasonable anywhere, the Smoke and Rose is £85 on the official Fossil site, take advantage.  
      Smoke and Rose         Black and Silver  
star crockery


I found the beautiful Black Star Ceramics range from Bloomingville at HouseEnvy.


The Black Star Plate D 1.5cm and W 26cm diameter is £20, but you only need the one, as a centre piece, tray or serving platter.  The Black Star Mug is H 12cm and W 10cm diameter, £6.50.  The Black Star spoon W 5.5cm H 3cm D 16cm, £6.  These are mostly for decoration/display in The Starry Towers Dining Room, but I can envisage hot drinks and a serving plate of cookies.  The spoons also make excellent mini ladles for chutneys and sauces or for tastes of miniature puddings and starters.

ring ring ring


My current signature ring style is a cluster and these three fun, flirty and fabulous cluster rings from Avalaya are gorgeous statement pieces you will love.

    This is probably my favourite of the three.  A bold, fashion-forward ring in a burst of silver and black/blue colour, it can be worn on just about any finger due to the elasticated band.  The ring is made of polished, faceted, black/blue glass beads on a rhodium plated stretch band.  The head of the ring measures about 3cm in diameter, and the elasticated band about 10mm in width.  Black Glass Bead Cluster Flex Ring In Rhodium Plated Metal.  £15.  
    Black Glass Bead Cluster Flex Ring In Rhodium Plated Metal  
      This is the Space Jam Dome-Shaped Crystal Cluster Ring (Silver Tone).  A beautiful contemporary stand-out design, it is truly stunning on the hand.  The ring is made of bezel set sparkling clear crystals set on a burn silver finish stretch ring, again...fits just about any finger.  It oozes style.  Each crystal measures 4mm across, the dome of the ring itself measures 3cm x 3cm.   £9.30.  
      'Space Jam' Dome-Shaped Crystal Cluster Ring (Silver Tone)  
      The Midnight Blue Semiprecious Chip Cluster Flex Ring makes a glamorous statement  It features a cluster shape design, made of semiprecious stones in hues of midnight blue.  The head of the ring measures about 30mm in width, and the elasticated band is about 15mm in width.  £3.50.  
      Midnight Blue Semiprecious Chip Cluster Flex Ring  
sheer, fine knits and leopard pumps


Wow...a quick browse at George recently and I discovered some excellent items that are just so very me.  I've always adored a bit of sheer and they've currently got a lot of very stylish sheer.  I stocked up on mesh stuff, a couple of knits and another pair of leopard print pumps, can never have enough leopard print pumps.  Prices so cheap I was nearly too embarrassed to mention them.


The G21 Sheer Panel Shift Dress is adorable.  With short sleeves and a back zip fastening the sheer mesh paneling to shoulder, sleeve and hem is the sassy-adding-making of this otherwise understated and smart shift dress.  £16.

    G21 Sheer Panel Shift Dress  
      The G21 Jersey Sheer Panel Maxi Dress is going to be a favourite for many years.  A jersey grey fitted vest top continues down to a mini dress below a side-split chiffon maxi skirt.  Smart and relaxed.  £18.  
      G21 Jersey Sheer Panel Maxi Dress  
      The G21 Talent Sheer Panel Midi Skirt is a deliciously elegant and refined stretch jersey body-con pencil skirt with two mesh panels at the hem.  Designed by Ryan Farrell.   £12.  
      G21 Sheer Panel Pencil Skirt  
      The George (very) Oversized V Neck Jumper is a relaxed fine knit V neck jumper with dropped armholes and a nice slouchy length, dress it up or down.  £14.  
      George Oversized V Neck Jumper  
      The George Textured Knit Cardigan is cut in a slouchy fit with a open front and two front pockets.  A relaxed cover-up with shimmering sophistication.  £14.  
      George Textured Knit Cardigan  
      The George Leopard Print Peep Toe Ballet Shoes are a textile upper slip-on...light, comfortable and a really good stay-on fit.  This colour pallet is my favourite leopard tones.  £6.  
      Leopard Print Peep Toe Ballet  
Zara sale

  I've been too busy with interior design and attic storage to give the sales much attention, however...Zara.  A bag, shoes and a T-shirt, classy.  

The bag.  This is the Zara Leather Bucket Bag With Zips.  Real leather, in a bucket shape, with zips, I like Zara's descriptions, the name says exactly what it is, keeping it simple. The bag is 43 x 40 x 18 cm.  Was £59.99, down to £39.99.

Zara Leather Bucket Bag With Zips

      The shoes.  Zara Leather Block Heel Ankle Boot Style Sandal.  Was £69.99, down to £39.99 in the sale.  These are very comfortable, thanks to the on-trend block heel at 7cm.  
      Zara Leather Block Heel Ankle Boot Style Sandal  
      The T-shirt.  Zara Striped T-Shirt in navy blue.  Nice length with sheer stripes.  Was £19.99 down to half price, £9.99.  
mmmm   mmmm mmmm
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