Friday, 21 November 2008

New Finds: From My Gran's Dresser

My amazing, courageous Gran passed away just over a year ago, and as a consequence my sister and I were left with much of her jewellery. At the time I couldn't bare to look through it all, but I recently rediscovered a few pieces and thought I'd share them:

A close-up of the clasp on the necklace. (The pearls are faux, but I still love it.)

I'm going to try and start wearing them soon - such a lovely way to be remembered don't you think?

Monday, 17 November 2008

I Heart Tatty Devine

For those unaccustomed with the name 'Tatty Devine', take yourself over to their wondrous website as quickly as your bandwidth will allow. Full of gorgeously cute, quirky jewellery and accessories, with both an online shop and two cute boutiques in London (situated in Brick Lane and Soho), Tatty Devine has been featured in many magazines and websites, including Vogue.

My current favourites are:

Heart-shaped Lolly Hairband - £41

Horse and Carriage Necklace - £54

Ruby Slippers Brooch - £25

(I've always loved The Wizard of Oz...)

(All images courtesy of Tatty Devine)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

What Veronica Bought Next (Or Last...)

Being a student on an extremely small budget, minus both job and loan, shopping for anything more than Tesco Value products has been extremely limited. However, I have managed a few small buys/gains, mostly made possible by either Primark or Student Night at Topshop!

I'll apologise now for the quality of the photos in this blog - largely due to a low resolution camera and the poor light they were taken in. I also wish I could have shown them being worn, but I've no one to take a photo of me, and no decent full length mirror.

Anyway, I bought this cute little tea dress a few weeks ago from Primark - when on it's nicely fitted but skims the stomach area so is flattering. I've worn it a bit too much!

This skirt is again from Primark at about £8 I think. It is slightly high waisted, so I usually where it with a shirt or tee tucked in.

In real life this cardy is shorter and a nicer red than it seems here. Originally from Zara, I rescued it from the 'discard' pile of a friend's sister.

Grey oversized cardy from Topshop.

And last but not least, my favourite recent purchase - a tee from Topshop. I've worn this so much - tucked into various high-waisted skirts, and baggy over denim mini's and skinny jeans. It's the most flattering baggy t-shirt I've found in a long while, and looks great in a rock chic kind of way.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Writer's block...

Or not. But it's a good excuse for the 2 months or so gap since my last post, and for that, and the lack of explanation of the real reason ,I apologise, but I'm not quite ready to explain yet (not that it's at all interesting or worthy of a read, but there you go).

Anyways, onwards and upwards I hope?

I vow to be back and hopefully regular from tomorrow. I have still been reading other blogs intermittantly and they are as wonderful as ever. Particularly an entry almost three weeks ago by Mary entitled 'What I Did on my Summer Vacation...'. If you haven't yet read it, make sure you do, it is the most beautiful and emotive thing I've read in a long time.

Lots of love xxxx