Friday, 30 October 2009

A Little Treat (or Trick)

Tonight Mathew I am going to be ... Ginger Spice, no wait, Ugly Betty, nope hang on a minute ... Scooby doo?!

I think the fact that the official date for Halloween is not until Saturday night and yet my firends and I have managed to attend two fancy-dress parties already, deserves a wee little mention, no?!

Wednesday night a crowd of us gathered for pre-party drinks. I mingled with the likes of Tweetie Bird, Robin and The Little Mermaid (felt like Hollywood!) Shortly after, we rocked out to Cuckoo, which is known for putting on the best Halloween party of the year. Living up to their reputation, the whole club was decorated with fab decor; pumpkins, cobwebs, spiders, you name it, they had it. We partied the night away and a few cranberry vodkas later, I took my geeky self home - fab fab night!

Thursday night a different crowd gathered for pre-party drinks but this time I mingled with the likes of Posh, Baby and Scary. That's right, together we were The Spice Girls (minus sporty!) Having not quite mastered our costumes, we renamed ourselves The Spice Girls - Bo Selecta Style. After many giggles and wig re-arranging, we headed to Strawberry Moon where a private party was taking place. We danced, we zig-a-zig-a'd and as the early hours drew close and we all realised we had to be up for work the next day, we took our tired feet home - once again, a very fab and fun night!

All in all it has been a fab few days and I am looking forward to the celebrations on Saturday Night - where the real partying starts!

Happy Halloween All

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Here Comes The Boys ...

It's about time the boys got a mention - don't you think?!

Be it your father, your bf, the guy you want to be your bf or simply a friend - I have compiled a list of ten pressies that will guarantee to get you best daughter/ gf/ friend award (or at least an even more fabulous present back!)

So I heard it through the grapevine that the new 'it' accessory for men, are socks. Lucky for us there are a huge collection of colour block Ralph Lauren socks to choose from.
(£10/12 - Ralph Lauren -

It's cosy, it's trendy and it will be perfect for the winter months ahead. You can't go wrong with this Red Herring jumper.
(£35 - Red Herring - Debenhams)

Victoria Beckham once said 'the only place she buys her gloves are at Dents' and I couldn't agree more. He will be one happy chappy with this fab pair.
(£52 - Dents - House Of Fraser)

I love Paul Smith designs; they are quirky and classic all at the same time. This colourful scarf will brighten up the dullest of days.
(£60 - Paul Smith -

You can't go wrong with a music voucher; you give, he buys and everyone is happy.
(Depends how much you want to spend!)

Hermes is one of my favourite designers, not just because I dream about a Birkin bag every single day but because their prints are iconic. The men's ties come in an array of colours and designs, there will be one to suit any style.
(£95+ - Hermes - Liberty)

Ladies, our hearts may skip a beat every time we get given that little green box, but let me tell you, the guys love it too! These Tiffany cuff links turn an every day item in to a piece of wearable art.
(£165 - Tiffany)

Once again Paul Smith wins with his signature forest print. In my opinion, he is the king of wash bags.
(£80 - Paul Smith -

A consistently popular present is this oak natural leather wallet by Mulberry; classic and practical.
(£130 - Mulberry)

This modern style money clip makes a great gift. You could even get it engraved for a more intimate feel.
(£29 - Ernest Jones)

So, there you have it - ten perfect pressies that ensure everyone is happy. Now all you have to do ladies, is start compiling your gift list!

Have a fab day


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Champagne Lifestyle - Lemonade Budget!

I'm thinking it's time for a little taster of Designer vs High-Street. The pay cheques have arrived and I can feel everyone's hunger for a serious shopping spree (or is that just me?!)

For all those that enjoy splashing out on one, two or perhaps even ten designer pieces, keep reading and for all those that prefer to hit the high-street with full impact, well, keep reading too!

I have picked some key pieces for this season - prepare yourself ladies, here is the best of both designer and high-street combined.

These timeless strap sandals are mega-high and mega-perfect.

(£45 - (£539 - Fendi)

Add a splash of colour to any outfit with these fabulous bags.

(£25 - Next) (£257 - Angel Jackson)

Add that edge to your outfit with this bespoke embellished jacket.

(£90 - (£331 - Vintage -

Make a statement with these fabulous cuffs.

(£14 - (£264 - Marie Seguy -

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with the must-have dress for this season.

(£85 - Topshop) (£794.99 - Sass & Bide -

I couldn't resist these gorgeous quirky rings, they give some real party-girl glamour.

(£15 - (£918 - Solange Azagury -

So there you have it, once again my must-haves and my lust-haves!

When buying particular high-street items like those shown above, I think it's vital that they are purchased because they look as if they 'could' be designer, not because they are a straight copy - comprende?!

However you shop and wherever you bop - be sure to keep it stylish!

Kisses to all