An Excellent Word

December 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

I have thought about and used this concept many times but never had the pleasure of naming it:

A figure of speech in which, typically, a single verb is used to yoke together two or more parts of a sentence with different meanings. Some examples:
“The queen takes counsel and tea” (Pope).
“Mr Pickwick took his hat and his leave” (Dickens).

I Have Too Many Thoughts Today – Am I Over-sharing?

March 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Oh hey, so you know my boots? Yeah, the BOOTS. The very grown up knee boots.

I’m getting there. I wore them to that conference I went to, with a pencil skirt. It’s still quite difficult because I like pencil skirts to fall JUUUUST below the knee…which is where these boots sit. Which doesn’t work. So, stretchy skirt that lands just on the knee is correct and works real good. I think.

This is a very blurry picture of me doing it:

Dune knee boots

I’ve been doing some drawings on the train (so a bit wibbly) in my Fashionary notebook and I like it. Very centring.



Blogger’s Downfall

February 5, 2014 § 1 Comment

Ten minutes ago I did that awful girl thing where you search for something because you saw a girl on a blog wearing it and you thought that if you bought it you would become her, as bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. (What is that? Transmogrification? Transubstantiation? I was big into the Ts in my dictionary phase.)

I mean, these magic boots haven’t arrived yet so it’s still possible but I doubt my thighs are going to lose an inch the minute I shimmy into them. They’re not even real suede. Free post though? 

~Clutches wildly at all the straws tumbling down into a deep chasm of regret~

It’s at times like this that I remember some of the best things I own (plastic skeleton hand hairclips, kids’ leopard coat, platform Goth boots, floor length silver dress) are also some of the cheapest things I own. But then again, I’m not a poor beggar lady any more so here they are, in all their arrogant faux-luxe glory:

Kensington knee boots

Maybe the thighs come with the boots.


Being Ophelia

May 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Honor Clement-Hayes - Oasap

Oh YUM. Oasap sent me a long floaty green maxi skirt and it makes me feel like Ophelia. If you find me floating in a river somewhere, don’t be alarmed. I’m just playing.

Incredibly, this skirt is the perfect length for me. Every single maxi I’ve ever owned has required some clever hitching up or towering heels, as I am about the height of an Ewok. But THIS skirt is obviously designed for tiny little Asian girls, so it’s 100% perfect. Don’t worry if you’re normal though – this is literally brushing the ground on me (I’m five foot one) which is how I like it.

I like that the underskirt is separate from the netting because I often wear sheer skirts over a black mini skirt or gold dress, so it just gives me more options. I quite like the idea of the shiny green bit on its own but I think that may require further experimentation…

This skirt also comes in lilac, which I think would be VRAIMENT beautiful for the summer, and with lots of white and silver in the winter for melancholy moor wandering. With big chunky Dr Martens and a cable knit cardi. Mmmm.

You can see more of how I styled my new skirt on Chictopia.

Shoe Shelves

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Yes, I know I’ve got a lot of painting to do, but I couldn’t stop myself putting just a FEW pairs on the awaiting shelves…


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