Tuesday, 20 October 2009

And so the shopping continues ...

It's Wednesday and this means:
  • Only three more days until the weekend
  • The Secret Millionaire is on tonight - tissues at the ready
  • It's time to make a 'Wish List' (after all, why change the habit of a life-time?!)
Shock horror - my wish list has doubled in size since last Wednesday and it seems for every purchase I make, there are three more that replace it's position! Grrrr.

So, as to not waste any more time, here are my top five must-haves/lust-haves for this week ...

This gorgeous ruffled dress gives a flamenco/party girl glamour. Team with black opaques, ankle boots and a leather j for an Alexa Chung-esque look. (goddiva.co.uk)

2. Love the style of this zip tunic. It's so different and can be easily worn day to night. Thank you Olivia Rubin - a capsule piece to take us through to SS10. (my-wardrobe.com)

Having whittled it down to just one pair of shoes for this week *boohoo* I have picked these fabulous Salvatore Ferragamo platforms. When these are south of your ankles, who cares what the rest of the outfit looks like! (luisaviaroma.com)

4. Work, rest or play - make a statement with this vintage inspired ring. (Miss Selfridge)

5. There is nothing like a little splash of Lulu Guinness in one's life. This bag is deliciously fun and makes a fab evening piece. (luluguiness.com)

So, there you have it - my top five items for this week.

I saw a person tweet today that is
'only 69 more shopping days until Christmas.' Hellooo readers, what are you waiting for? You have my wish list - get shopping!

Size 12 in clothes - Size 39 in shoes - Love you



'What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous' (Voltaire)

As I settled in to bed last night with season two/part two of Gossip Girl - I couldn't contain my excitement. The clothes, the characters, the houses, the life-style not to mention the gossip ... All so glitzy and glamorous - who wouldn't want that?

The typical life of the rich and famous - we all love reading about them in the magazines, watching them on the TV programmes and hearing about them on the radio. We surround ourselves by the good, the bad and the ugly and yet they all have one thing in common - Fame.

As I watched my latest crush since SATC (that being Gossip Girl) it got me thinking ... FAME - at what cost would a person want this?

Ultimately, all we really want is a quiet life (not a boring life - just a drama-free one). Don't get me wrong ... I am extremely career driven, I have goals and aspirations - I have dreams and hopes - I want to be the best at what I do and I want to be known purely for what I do best but would I sacrifice the life I have now for that of a famous person? I'm not so sure I would.

When one signs themselves up for fame are they allowing the media the entrance to both their positive and negative aspects? Is this inevitable? When certain celebrities are scrutinized by paparazzi are we supposed to feel sorry for them or simply succumb to the fact that this is the price of stardom?

Would you want to be famous? If so, at what cost?

'You are nobody until you're talked about' (Gossip Girl)

Something to think about on this c-c-cold winters day.