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Glove Love




I have always been into gloves. Since childhood, I have always had freezing cold hands and feet. This "problem" is known for anyone who has a poor blood circulation... getting more to the point... Back home, whenever I shook hands with someone I knew 9 times out of 10 a comment would be made about the coldness of my hands!!!
I loved when I first moved to London, it was around September, getting a little chill and my hands were frozen, sooner than never I heard the saying " Cold hands, warm heart". I liked it, I was extremely surprised to hear a positive comment about my hands. Yes, they were cold but so what. I finally felt understood by people. Smiles.
Nevertheless, when winter comes, oh goodness, it feels like my poor little fingers are about to suffer from frostbite(!!!)LOL
So gloves are essential and they must be fabulous too! I shall never be seen wearing anything but leather, all types, but I am not so keen on suede as it does not last very long (my opinion) the weather can be very harsh on them.

A girlfriend of mine has the most beautiful pairs I have seen!!!! I almost had a heart attack when I saw her with an amazing fingerless pair, in python and leather, sooooo chick rock...

Ohhh to die for...
They are from Nina Peter .
Please take a look on her website,www.ninapeter.com , as you can also buy online if you feel like splurging this New Year.
They are also available at Harvey Nichols!
So hurry...In my opinion they are definitely a must have... I would better start saving up as from now!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thinking ahead


This is my last post before Xmas, I will be off to the country and will be back soon after boxing day.
When back in town, I shall be ready to hit the sales! Oh... the sales... Always a time of celebration! When most of the stuff you dream of is half price. Or sometimes even the stuff you didn't know you wanted is there with a shine big 1/2 price sign on it and straightway it becomes kind of somehow needed. I'm sure you know that feeling.
So, normally at this time of the year I would have already browsed thru the previous months around the shops, for anything interesting, for sizes, for colours and ect...
It might be a mission sometimes to brave the shops at Xmas time and at normal times, depending of the shop, anything like Topshop or Primark is always a mission - Isn't it? - and also at the sales but honestly it just makes it so much easier if you do go before hand and prepare yourself with a list... you may not have time to try things on or, the queues for the changing rooms can be far too long, anything can happen. So, being prepared just avoids all the hassle.
Unfortunately, this year I don't intend to spend money -HA! or much if I must- on the sales. I have already been very naughty with some other buys before hand not leaving me with much cash to spend now ...
A place where I normally would enjoy the deductions is at Selfridges. Good choice, variety, all under one roof. Urban Outfitters is always very good for all sorts of funky bits and bobs, I love all their Religion and Lux stuff and as a whole I find their stock very rock chic, cool. I like Gap for the basics. Some boutiques around Notting Hill/ Portobello area are also on sale with unique finds.
Ahhhh! Must mention any SHOE shop on sale will be part of my list...
Well, let' s see on this one... I have to face the facts that I have no room, or running out of room -as I say- for more shoes still, I would love to have a pair of suede flat boots over the knee (panto style). Topshop has a really nice one I shall keep my eyes on it.

Shoes are always a MAJOR danger when it comes to the sales time... 2 pairs for the price one if we were to pay full retail prices in most of the cases!!! How can you resist?!?!?!?!? Often, I just remember the Girls Aloud song..."The promise I made started to fade babe..."
I'll try to resist but it so hard!
Note: Whilst searching pictures for this post I came across the most cute ankle boots which I had my eye on for a while... Oh God... What is a girl supposed to do?
Promise I made, promise I made started to fade ...
I'll avoid Westfield at all costs as I'm sure it will be a nightmare !
I hope you have a wonderful Xmas!
x

Sunday, December 21, 2008

And we are still talking about X mas...

As we are getting closer, many of us are probably wondering what are we getting for Xmas ?

Are we getting those fabulous things we are all posting in our wish list or is it gonna be more like that advert where everyone goes to the garage store at 12:00 AM Xmas Eve to buy whatever is left?

I supposed I have been an extra good girl this year (not) as I already got my prezzie really early.

I saw a picture of this amazing coat on a magazine, shortly after I had a clear out and ended up throwing the magazine away (so not like me). It wasn't until a few days later when I saw a girl wearing it I suddenly remembered it and all I could think all night was I WANT ONE!

Next day a girlfriend from work goes to Westfields and I gave her fully instructions -LOL-to go and search for the coat for me. I gave her the option to go to Mango or Zara and she came back empty handed not even knowing from which shop it was from for sure. I kind of decided to ask around in the hope that someone at work would have seen it and sometimes it pays off to work in a place full of girls with few shopholics mates!

I reckon it was my lucky day. I found out the coat was from Zara and luckily for me I live next door to one! I had to call my boyfriend and do the begging thing over the phone sometimes it takes a little convincing, you guys know, especially if is a football day...Finally, he was going there to have look for me and he did the best. I had never seen this coat in there before...It was the last one and just my size!!!!!!! It was in the storage room completely hidden from everyone's eyes!!! So, snap! My beloved goes and gets it for me!



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I love the versatility of this coat open or closed with a big waist clinching belt, teamed with my pirate Vivienne Westwood boot.

It was a great winter buy. Bearing in mind I had never tried the coat before, just seen it on a magazine, it was love at first sight and I'm ever so happy.

So thanks my dear Santa !

I hope you all get what you want , there is nothing nicer than to enjoy a good present.

Eri



Coat:Zara, Belt: Primark, Cardigan: Benneton, Hat: Xmas prezzie, thanks Babs! , Jeans: River Island, Boots: Vivienne Westwood.

And we are almost there...


And once more it's again that time of the year where everyone says: "OMG I cant believe it has gone so quickly ..."
I enjoy Xmas and especially when it comes to putting the decorations and Xmas tree up!
At first, it always seems that is going to be a hell of a lot of work , I have a huge tree which I bought at Argos few years back, it is 7 ft long!!!


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...The difference in price between a big one and a small one was nothing and I had always dreamed of having a big one. 'So, why not?', I thought at the store... It was all good until I had to get on a bus with it and carry it a few floors upstairs...


One of my favourite tree decorations is a Vivienne Westwood shoe which a I bought at the V&A exhibition in 2004.
This shoe alone inspired and gave me the go ahead to buy a huge tree...



Whilst in Brazil a few months back my mum gave me all the decorations from her tree... I was so happy to be reunited with some oldies which brought back so many nice memories. All my candy cane string and some bits that i had made myself when I was 6 or 7. Stuff that had to travel 5000 miles and took up (precious) room in my suitcase - but all well worth it.
All and all I love all the musical snowman and reindeers and it always makes my tree a mixture of bears and snowman, sweets and toys.


So sad when all has to go in January :(
Happy holidays!
Eri

 

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