Friday, 18 July 2008

Bags of style

Look what arrived for me today a new bag I'd been eyeing this bag up for a while from here

Isn't it lovely I think it's very Cath Kidston I just love the red with white polka dot's. I love red it's such a happy, vibrant. bold make a statement colour. Although my favourite colour is blue I think red is a close second. Anyway back to the bag it was a very reasonable £5 with free postage it's huge and has a zip. I'm going to use it as a laundry bag as my old pop up net thingy ma jig is broken. Or you could use it for storage or for your supermarket shopping. Just thought I'd share some bag love with you.

My other new love is this

Yes I've fallen head over heels in love with clothing. For ages their little catalogue kept arriving on my doormat and I would flick through it admiring their gorgeous clothes and put it to one side I never spend a lot on clothes if I spend it's always something for the house.
Whilst on holiday in St Ives I came across a boutique selling Joules clothes well I had to try some on and temptation got the better of me and I brought this dress for a just £30 I was surprised at the price thought it was quite reasonable.

Isn't it pretty I just love those seaside stripes and it's so flattering on. It's the same dress on the front of their catalogue I'd love the yellow cardie but I already have got a pink cardie that looks nice with it.

Back from hols I had a big sort out of my wardrobe and realised that I don't actually like any of my clothes. I don't know about you but I'm actually rubbish at clothes shopping I'm always on the lookout for pretty little tops but can never find what I'm after so end up buying something that is totally not me. Usually it's is from the supermarket as this is the easy convenient place to shop for clothes with the little ones. It's usually something that's in one season out the next, throw away fashion! That's exactly what I've done with some of my clothes they have either gone off to the charity shop or gone on EBay to raise fund's for more Joules clothes!

I since purchased another three tops from the little catalogue and it's left me wanting more I just feel so much better wearing these clothes I have a smile on my face deciding which to wear instead of just grabbing some t-shirt. I just love their attention to detail little different coloured buttons, some embroidery here a bow there. Pretty tea dresses and lot's of 50's inspired clothes I love that style and their descriptions in the catalogue. For my Jo Jo dress ' you'll look perfect in this dress as you don the bunting out around the village green'! I know I won't be exactly doing that more like pegging the washing out on the line with Elliott tugging at my dress! But it's the lifestyle concept that they paint that's so appealing! Even the labels are nice!

Yes I am smitten I've never been interested in clothes shopping much I don't know what's come over me but I think it's worth spending a little bit extra on something that is going to last a lot longer in the long run and they have a 50% sale on at the moment if your tempted! Go on go look I know you want too!



periwinkle said...

I don't like clothes shopping either , just grabbing most tops that are black. Sometimes you need a change, re-invent yourself. Your dress is lovely
lisa x

pink-petal-designs said...

I bet you look great in that dress, its lovely. I love your last post, those deck chairs are great, i always fancied some of those type and you have made them look so expensive looking, can you give me some tips on painting, mine never look that good.
Sarah x

Garden Girl said...

How funny- I was looking at the Joules catalogue a couple of days ago, and saying how lovely their designs were. They used to be a bit horsey, but their summer things are bee-yewtiful!Love your new stuff- I am the same as you. I am hopeless at shopping. Always end up ripping clothes off and chucking them on the floor. As a result I spend my life in jeans and t-shirts, not very inspiring. Like periwinkle, most of my t-shirts are black as well. I like being camoflaged!

MelMel said...

I love Joules clothing...i found a little shop in Beaumaris that did it and got the polo top with the little corsage on.....really sweet
I also love Boden.......

The dress is fab and the tops so pretty.....there clothes are lovely!