in the market for a new totally addictive blog? well, i’ve got just the thing for you and it’s bound to be your new favourite thing. olivia came to our blogger meet up...Read More →
in the market for a new totally addictive blog? well, i’ve got just the thing for you and it’s bound to be your new favourite thing. olivia came to our blogger meet up on friday and i totally did not realize which blog she was from during our lunch, i’m blaming that on my slightly delirious sleep deprived birth-week self. it was the first time we met and she was absolutely charming. i’d like to think we bonded over such deep and meaningful conversations as the thought of my husband wearing clogs in his laboratory… and my unsuccessful attempt at borrowing them (if you think walking in clogs your own size are difficult try a men’s 11). not only is olivia lovely and down to earth but she is also so chic. i totally adore her long black asos maxi dress. you can’t see in the photos but it’s got short sleeves and basically looks like an extension of what would be your absolute favourite t-shirt. must get myself one as soon as possible.
Olivia wears: Asos dress, Topshop cardigan, vintage jacket, Alexander Wang bag, Marni shoes, Rolex, bracelet from Mykonos.
p.s. after i got back home on friday and i went to check out Olivia’s blog i was left feeling like a total muppet. i love her blog! how did i not realize this when i met her. i seriously sat and scrolled through the pages and was totally won over again by how charming she is… i love the photos and her commentary. it is all gorgeous and it makes you feel like you want to be her best friend. as cheesy as it sounds it is my new favourite thing.
congratulations to Adorngirl who is the winner of a piece of jewelry from Brooklyn Thread. thanks for all your comments, i was so glad to see there was such positive feedback and that so many of you wanted to get your hands on one of these gorgeous bracelets! sorry to everyone out there that didn’t win… i know a lot of you had your fingers crossed pretty hard. hopefully i’ll do another giveaway soon and bring some monday morning cheer to more of you out there.
i’ve been reading carrie’s blog wish wish wish for a while now. the quality and feeling conveyed in her photos has always inspired me. they are absolutely gorgeous. for example, check out this one. she reminds me of some sort of ethereal creature from another time and place. so, when i found out that she was planning on coming to our blogger meet up that took place this past friday… i totally did not know what to expect. she was so sweet though. sitting across from me, she looked nervous about all the exotic and unfamiliar foods that were being delivered. once the egg fried rice was placed in front of her though she was a seriously happy little cookie. i’m so impressed that at 19 she’s established such a memorable and gorgeous blog. honestly, it is one of the most beautiful blogs i’ve come across and has such top notch quality pictures and content. it’s definitely one of my favourites. oh, and carrie’s got a mulberry alexa (which is pretty enviable), a lovely boyfriend who she sometimes moans about on twitter for spending more time looking at his computer than her pretty face, and seems to have a closet full of beautiful clothes that she puts together in the most unique way. i feel she’s definitely a girl after my own heart.
p.s. she said she’s got a camera ‘face’ that she pulls whenever she’s getting her photo taken – mouth clothed, headed perfectly tilted… but i happen to think her natural smile is pretty darn sweet.
lucy, of snippets of shiny thoughts, is absolutely hilarious and totally quirky. she seriously cracked me up when, after our delicious lunch in soho, she was standing around with her reading glasses on under her sunglasses. that’s just how she wears them. she is so great. i love her unique and off-beat style. she’s the type of girl that marches to the sound of her own drum. her blog is filled with all sorts of things – great photos, inside peeks at press days, and just a range of shiny things that inspire and motivate her. be sure to check it out.
in the true spirit of birthweek (a concept i introduced into my life last year whereby you extend the festivities of your birthday over as much of the week as possible) i got together with some lovely girls in london today for a blogger meet up and all around good time. i met up with hedvig and jill beforehand at the victoria & albert museum. and no, i didn’t see the hotly discussed grace kelly exhibition. i didn’t even look at one bloody piece of art the whole time… i just sat by the fountain and enjoyed the feeling of the sun on my back. (photographed above with the gorgeous hedvig – whose wearing: acne dress, kate kanzier shoes, ray ban wayfarers)
lounging by the fountain, i noted one negative of growing up: you can’t take off your trousers and go prance around inside the fountain like a toddler (bummer).
coconut cocktail at the fabulous and seriously incredible yauatcha restaurant in london that hedvig recommended. honestly the whole place totally blew my mind – the food, atmosphere, service… it all was impeccable. i’m sure it didn’t hurt that i had delightful company. plus we spotted jason bradbury from the gadget show playing with an ipad at a nearby table… i am so easily starstruck.
we held a little impromptu photo session on some poor guys door step in soho. i’ve got so many gorgeous photos of lots of amazing bloggers to show you. everyone was dressed so well and was so friendly and down to earth. it was so much fun to meet the girls who i hadn’t ever seen (in real life) before – actually i think these are all the girls here in this shot. so, if you haven’t met them before… i’d like to introduce you to carrie of wish wish wish, fiona of save our shoes, lucy of snippets of shiny thoughts, and olivia of my new favourite thing. more on all of them, as well as the other regular lovelies, soon…
p.s. i’m wearing topshop headband (yes, again – you seriously did not want to see what my hair looked like this morning – this is my go-to accessory now for bad hair days… i’m heading back to get one in every colour), sunglasses, and harem trousers, j.crew reindeer antler sequined t-shirt, gap re-invted cardi, and yellow espadrilles from some random american shop (which my mom has too! – remember mom?)