Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday 30.06.

Back to work after spending a fab weekend with little Bista! I felt really bad leaving her this morning (and was late for work) but my bf is able to go home at lunch and let her out into the garden for an hour, and I am heading home at 3pm!

We are in the grip of a heatwave here, so today's outfit is just about being as cool as possible! I love this sleeveless cotton sundress for that reason, it keeps me nice and cool! It is great for travelling too!

Today's outfit is:

Black cotton sundress - Topshop
Necklaces - Plume & Guess
Bracelets - Tiffany
Bangle - Primark
Sandals - Holster

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Saturday 27.06.

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I am sorry for not posting yesterday, the day just ran away with me and my mind was full of puppy stuff!
Well little Bista came home last night and settled in right away (I can see her ruling the roost). We woke her and put her out to the toilet at midnight, she went straight back to bed and slept until 6am this morning! However, I did have a lot of cleaning up to do this morning - but as it was her first night I have let her off! My bf is home puppy sitting today and so far she has been very good and doing something each time she is taken out to the toilet! I will keep you updated!
I had this on all day yesterday (you guys were not missing much). This was around 10.30pm last night on the dining room floor (we were there for quite a while) we were just snuggling!!

It is very, very humid here today and the sky is grey - I think our weather is about to break!! I decided to get another day of short summer dresses before the rain (or whatever) comes! I have had these sandals for about 4 years now and I will be devastated when they can go on no longer!!

Today's outfit is:

Gold jersey dress - Max C London @ i am.....
Sandals - New Look
Necklace - H&M
Cuff - Banana Republic
Earrings - Superdrug
Belt - ? from a top

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Thursday 25.06.

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I would like to start today's post by saying a huge thank you to all of my readers, commenter's and followers old and new! It is so great to have all of you reading this little blog - I thank you all for taking the time! If you are a lurker please say Hi - I will not bite!! It is always so good to hear from readers! On a similar note, I am going to spend some time at the weekend adding to my Blog List so if I am not reading what any of you are blogging please let me know and I will sort that out!

It is another beautiful day here and I think that it may be even hotter today? It was a very warm uncomfortable night last night (we sleep in an attic conversion - HOT) and as I lay awake I planned my light, cool outfit for today! Check out my beautiful new ring!! It came in the post the other day from the Fabulous Kimberly's Etsy Shop and it was a real bargain - check out the amazing styles that she has listed!

Today's outfit is:

Bird print dress - Vila @ i am.....
Sandals - Primark
Faux Pearls - eBay
Necklace - Ann Taylor Loft
Bangles - Primark & H&M
Ring - Kimberly's Etsy Shop

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wednesday 24.06.

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Phew!! Half way through the week and only 2 days until I bring my beautiful little puppy home forever!!

It is very, very warm and humid here today and after my walk to work my hair is doing its own thing and I just feel kind of icky!! This is a great dress for days like this as it is just two layers of of lovely fine cotton!

Today's outfit is:

White cotton dress - Vila
Wedges - Dune
Belt - Next
Cuff - Banana Republic
Bangles - eBay
Necklace - H&M
Earrings - Superdrug

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

In other news.......

We are getting a puppy!!!!!

I am super excited as we get to bring her home on Friday evening! She is a West Highland Terrier and she is just adorable! Her name is Bista and she will be 7 weeks old when we get her!

I did not really want to say too much about her until we knew when she was coming home, but now that we know I thought I would introduce her!!

This was her in my bf's hand @ around 3.5 weeks old!!

These were all taken last night when we went hand in a blanket for her to get used to!

Tuesday 23.06.

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I woke to a beautiful bright morning this morning and new that it was a day for a dress! This is one of my very favorite and I have not had it on for a while! This is the most comfortable and easy to wear dress ever!! It is also the easiest to care for, simply chuck it in the washing machine, dry and put back in wardrobe!

I met my friend for an early casual dinner and a chat last night, it was just lovely! I then had a very busy night of cleaning and sorting laundry! But I am back on track with things - I just have some ironing to do this evening and then I can chill on Wednesday night!!

Today's outfit is:

Tribal print dress - Vila
Flip flops - Dune
Necklace, belt & bangle - Primark

Monday, 22 June 2009

Monday 22.06.

I am so tired today I was seriously considering wearing yoga pants!! But I gave myself a good shake and put on the next best thing...... Jeans, a t-shirt and a jersey cardigan!!! When going for a casual look I do try and add some accessories to jazz things up a bit and this scarf and the jelly shoes work for me!!

We had such a busy weekend and I really need to catch up on my sleep, but what a lot of fun we had!
Saturday night we were at a friends wedding reception which was a lot of fun. I do not usually post picture of myself when I am not at work, but I am so in love with this dress that I had to share!

You have to love the pose! Tyra would be proud!!

Sunday we had an all afternoon/evening BBQ with friends. We had lots of amazing food (corn on the cob cooked on the BBQ = YUMMY) lots and lots of laughs and delish champagne!! I have my fingers firmly crossed that we get lots more dry warm afternoons, to chill out like that!

Today's outfit is:

Jeans - Diesel
White t-shirt - Forever 21
Grey jersey cardigan - Tesco
Scarf - Tie Rack
Shoes - Holster

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Saturday 20.06.

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A few weeks ago I mentioned a new pair of shoes that I was unable to show you as my camera battery died!! Well this is them - aren't the beauties?? I just LOVE them!

Last night turned out to be quite a late one (with all of the running around that I was doing) and I really did not want to get up this morning!! There is NOTHING planned about today's out fit, I just opened the wardrobe door and had a rummage until I found the most comfy looking dress! I have not worn this dress for a while as I was not sure how it was going to look with bare legs, but I have to say I like this look! I really do love the embellishment on the front of this dress, and I adore dresses and skirts that have pockets!

Today's outfit is:

Plum dress - Max C London
Shoes - Matalan
Bracelets - Molten @ i am.....

Friday, 19 June 2009

Friday 19.06.

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I have had a busy day so far today and it is only going to get busier! I knew in advance that I needed to be comfortable today (booking a nail appointment at 8.30am suggests a busy day ahead). As well as my early appointment I am leaving straight from work to help a friend set up a wedding and to steam the creases out of a wedding dress!

As well as all of this I had a busy morning clearing up from the sale last night and pricing and merchandising new stock. I am so looking forward to 5pm tomorrow!! On another note, after yesterday I am totally loving the look of this very simple outfit today!!

Today's outfit is:

Black cropped trousers - Vila
Black wrap t-shirt - BlendShe @ i am.....
Pink drapey cardigan - Wet Seal
Sandals - Primark
Necklace - Topshop
Charm Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Thursday 18.06.

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I am having a sale this evening and I really should be getting organised (I think I work better under pressure) but I can not stop tweeting and reading blogs!!

I am not loving this look today! I love the dress, but the cardigan is not looking just quite right and at the moment it is a bit cold to be without it! I will not be wearing it later (I am hoping to be far too busy to be chilly).

Today's outfit is:

Sequin detail dress - French Connection @ i am.....
Cream cardigan - French Connection @ i am.....
Orange wedges - eBay
Necklace - Gift from Shoegal

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wednesday 17.06.

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First of all today I would like to thank everyone for the very kind birthday wishes. I had a lovely day and I was a very lucky girl!

At the moment all that I am hearing is festival excitement and hype, so I thought that I would put on a beautiful Mina UK tunic that came into stock last week! If was ever to go to a festival this is what I would like to wear! This is a beautiful tunic and a very popular one in the Mina UK range, thanks to the lovely Fearne Cotton who has worn this out and about!

Today's outfit is:

Tunic - Mina UK @ i am.....
Brown leggings - Oasis
Gladiator Sandals - Vila
Gold cuff - Banana Republic

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tuesday 16.06.

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Today is my 28th birthday and the sun is shining! I am feeling very bright and happy - I am not sure if it the sun, the cake or the beautiful flowers that have been delivered!! But all in all it is a great day! I am not sure what my lovely bf has planned for this evening, but I do know that I am not making dinner!

Today's outfit is:

Denim dress - BlendShe @ i am.....
Tan wedges - Dune
Wooden bead jewellery - Plume

Monday, 15 June 2009

Monday 15.06.

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Wet Monday = YUCK! Monday mornings are bad enough with out the pouring rain! It was so bad that I brought the car along to work - it was that or a change of clothes and it was hard enough deciding on what to wear this morning! I am feeling so undecided when it come to what to wear at the moment! Not good!

I had a lovely weekend spending time with friends on Saturday evening and just spending time around the house and garden yesterday. I love lazy Sunday's, especially when it is warm enough to lie on the grass!

Today's outfit is:

Wide leg jeans - Vila @ i am.....
Check shirt - BlendShe @ i am.....
Tan wedges - Dune
Ring - New Look
Necklace - Forever 21
Charm Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Saturday 13.06.

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I am so looking forward to my later start tomorrow when I have no work! This 3 day week has been a busy one!

These gorgeous little body con shift dresses came in stock yesterday and I could not resist the raspberry pink one! I feel great wearing this today!

Today's outfit is:

Shift dress - Vila @ i am.....
Black cropped cardigan - Primark
Shoes - Nine West
Necklace - Primark
Bracelets - Molten @ i am.....
Heart earrings - Local boutique

Friday, 12 June 2009

Friday 12.06.

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Friday - what a Friday it has been so far! I have been so busy (I am honestly not complaining). I decided to change the window display for the weekend and, as always, as soon as I get in the window I have loads of customers! I finally got the display changed and then a box of new Mina UK styles were delivered! I love new stock in time for the weekend!!

Today's outfit is:

Orange skirt - Dorothy Perkins
Black T-shirt - H&M
Scarf - Kimberly's Etsy shop
Bracelets - Molten @ i am.....
Cuff - H&M
Black patent shoes - Christian Louboutin

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Review Asics Gel Nebraska - Champagne & Soft Blue

I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Fitness Footwear and offered a pair of walking shoes of my choice! What a lovely surprise that was, especially in time for a nice walking break in the Lake District!

I had a long look (there is so much to chose from on the site) at the selection that they have on offer and decided on the Asics Gel Nebraska in the champagne and soft blue colours! I felt that these looked the most like trainers and were in the most neutral colours - therefore I would be able to wear them with almost anything!

More specifically this Asics style features the Asics Gel System in the rear of the shoe at the heel, to help with shock absorption! The shoe also features Duomax technology that you can read more about here!

I wore the shoes throughout our 4 days in the Lake District and I had not one problem with them. When walking on uneven ground I felt steady and supported. I had not worn the shoes before our trip and unlike "cheap" or "fashion" shoes/trainers these required no breaking in! I did not get one sore spot or blister!

I am happy to say that I would definitely recommend Asics trainers to anyone! I would also recommend Fitness Footwear. The choice is outstanding, the prices are very competitive and the service is excellent!

Thursday 11.06.

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Back to reality today - the holiday is over! It was great, very relaxing and other than wandering from village to village, drinking tea and eating cakes and indulging in some lovely chilled wine at night we did not do very much! It was the perfect way to spend time with my favorite guy!

Here are a few pictures of us while we were away (I apologise for the awful outfits). The first is of us at Aira Falls and the second is on the open top bus to Windermere!

Today's outfit is:

Black cropped trousers - Vila
Yellow vest top - H&M
Black cardigan - Vila
Yellow & purple scarf - Vila @ i am.....
Sandals - Primark

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Saturday 06.06.

I have no pictures today the camera battery has died and I do not have the charger! I am gutted as I think I look CUTE!!! I am wearing this dress and I have on a new pair of shoes that I was so excited about showing off! I will update next week!

We are off to the Lake District for 4 days so I will not be posting again until Thursday! I hope that everyone has a lovely weekend! See you all next week!

Friday, 5 June 2009

And the winner is......

Honeybunches of Roses!!!
Send me an email (thingsaboutiqueownersees@yahoo.co.uk) with your address and I will get the necklace off to you!
Thanks to everyone that entered and I am sorry that you could not all win! I found the winner by entering all names into random.org.

Friday 05.06.

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Thank goodness it is Friday!!

Here is my take on making Khaki Pants Look Cool as asked in Kimberly's Inspiration calendar!
These are cropped khaki trousers that are super comfortable, but they hit me at a really bad place giving me cankles!! Not good! Last summer I decided to roll them up a bit and make them into shorts! And I love them this way!

We had a great night last night BBQ-ing with friends, but I am very tired today so a casual look was very welcome! It will be a quiet night for me tonight! I want to make sure that I am well rested before our 4 days in the Lake District! I am very much looking forward to some time away from the shop!

Today's outfit is:

Khaki shorts - Tesco
White vest top - Tesco
Scarf - Forever 21
Bangles - Cyber Lyly @ i am.....
Wedges - Next