Obsessed with… Snowflakes

Obsessed with... SnowflakesAfter my recent trip to Yosemite Valley where we got to explore the frozen creeks and snow around the bases of the giant trees, I’m catching myself thinking wistfully of snow. I’ve not experienced much snow in my life and I’ve never actually experienced snow falling on me. In London the closest I got was some sleety hail/snow, but it had evaporated into rain as soon as it hit the ground.

So snow flakes almost seem like a fantasy creation. I recently bought these large Steve Madden earrings to help curb my enthusiasm for intricate, delicate snowflakes that one day hopefully I’ll experience in the flesh.

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Obsessed with… Maroon

Obsessed with... Maroon

Call it what you will – oxblood, wine, maroon, plum, burgundy… this deep red colour has been a fashion winner for a long time. I am currently using it as one of my ‘travel colours’ on my 4 week sojourn in California (where the weather is cool so maroon works nicely).

Paired with black, denim, navy, white, cream, blush, maroon looks rich and warm. Can’t quite pull of a deep lippie though, end up blotting it in like a stain on my lips (which despite being referred to as ‘stain’ seemingly is gone with 2 hours!)

Obsessed with…Navy

Obsessed with...Navy
I had 90 minutes to spare this afternoon and decided to partake in a little retail therapy, which funnily enough is the only therapy I receive! I had been on the hunt for navy leggings ever since my one and only pair got  a large hole in them two weeks ago. Seeing as patterned leggings are all the rage at the moment,  none of my regular stores were stocking coloured leggings, maybe black but no navy!
So with my spare time today at a different set of shops I returned to my navy leggings mission. I found a $20 pair of ‘jeggings’ in navy, a bit stiffer than regular leggings and a bit too low-waisted, but bought them in case that was all I found.
I then thankfully went into Temt to see navy clothing everywhere, including stretchy, seamless leggings. Score!  I took about 12 other things into the change room, (because they were all cute, and I had spare time) and ended up buying 4 other things. I realised when I got to the checkout, all Navy!
Here’s what I got:
A gorgeous faux leather, fully lined jacket with a detachable hood, in the most gorgeous light  navy (is that even a colour? You know, lighter than navy but not as bright as cobalt). $60.00, sold!
The cutest navy cardigan with white love hearts, some hearts in solid white and some just white outline. Couldn’t resist.
A navy sleeveless dress with black polka dots, perfect with either black or navy leggings!
A loose fitting, almost bat-winged style long top that could also be a short dress, with a navy and cream pattern.
I realised writing this post that I had already bought some navy goodies in the last 6 weeks, including a navy Peter Morrissey for Big W cotton dress and some very comfy navy flats from Target. Well at least everything will match!