So, what did I feck up? Whilst attempting to download photos from my Iphone onto my MacbookAir - a simple IT task I have done before (I'm not an amoeba, I do have at least 3 brain cells) - I inadvertently clicked on Itunes and it asked if I wanted to synch my phone. Well as this is a new Iphone and has no music on it yet, despite originally synching it when I first got it a fortnight ago (and for some reason having my diary with everything an hour earlier. Beyond irritating), I clicked Yes. Huge huge fecking error. It deferred back to my old Iphone and therefore deleted all my messages, new diary entries, new everything, including my photos. Sob sob sob. On the upside, I had already downloaded the majority of photos from holiday but all the ones from the Jubilee weekend including my outfit ones have been lost forever. Irritated to say the least.
The upshot of my ramblings is that therefore there are no outfit photos from the last couple of days. We have one pathetic offering from today. I apologise. I will add, as a paltry get out of jail free card, that the outfits were nothing new and exciting, seeing as it's been verging on November weather. Again. I have a plethora of summer outfits just raring to go. Odds of wearing them this year? I'm thinking not high. (sitting here, it's looking like it's going to be a very long summer holiday. Dear god.)
Nude vest - Primark
Faded ripped skinny jeans - Zara
Chambray painters smock - Joseph
Clay Thelma wedges - Ash
Gold bee necklace - Alex Monroe
Gold charm necklace - Made
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Vanilla Roxanne - Mulberry
Now onto a far more exciting subject - Shopping. I am having major withdrawal symptoms. It's been two weeks. In fact - faint - it's over two weeks since I have been shopping. Clearly a number of my favourite websites are aware of this and have felt hugely sorry for me, sending me money off codes. 30% off at Anthropologie, 40% at My Wardrobe, 20% at All Saints, (where it was on specific items only. Handy as otherwise a dress I have had my eye on would have been mine). There may well have been more but I've erased them from my inbox and my memory.
I do not need anything new.
Hmm I thought if I maybe saw it in writing, I might believe it. Nope, not happening. There is always something that one can need. There is always a fantastic justification that one can come up with for buying something new. And if one can't, then just email me as I always can. It's a gift. Other people are excellent at languages (or IT - gits), I am excellent at BS.
I am also super proud of eschewing the more expensive items that I could have bought and have satisfied my shopping craving with a pair of sandals (optimistic or what? Stupid is more apt to be fair) that I have had my eye on for the last couple of months.
So when a 20% discount voucher popped up in my inbox from Clarks, it was the cheapest option and one that I could happily justify. And so I have these winging their way to me. Continuing my fetish with all things strappy after my Ash Thelma wedges.
Now I am the first to admit I am not normally a fan of Clarks shoes. For no other reason that I've felt they've always just slightly missed the mark somewhere. I'm not going to use the term Mumsy as that's not completely fair - they've just erred on the side of more practical for what I've been looking for. Maybe I'm being delusional and it's all down to circling the big 40 but I think they've got some cracking shoes this season. (actually they've had a lovely pair of black knee high boots for the past couple of years as well that a friend of mine has so clearly I'm talking out of my backside)
There are number of other ones that I think would be great if you're looking for a more practical every day sandal - perfect for work in fact.
Tarot Reading in Black
Dollar Craze in Ochre
Dollar Craze in Mink - they also do these in black and navy. Love the navy as well but for the summertime I think these two are perfect.
These, Organza Shawl in light tan are slightly more conservative but in tan or black, perfect work summer shoe. Great with peg leg cropped trousers and a structured shell top or fitted top with a swing jacket.
Shoe wise - I can't quite believe how much of a bargain the Curly Locks black patent wedge is.
This, to me anyway, looks like an exact replica of the well worn Kate Middleton Maddox shoe from LK Bennett. Spot the difference? That'll be £130 difference.
Neither float my boat - I can't quite get to grips with the casual raffia wedge and the very formal black patent wedge, but hey ho, Kate Middy thinks they're the mutts' nuts and they are hugely popular. Hopefully someone will bag a bargain if they're up your street. They also do them in a mushroom which I think work slightly better.
Having said all of that, (ok proof, if proof were needed that I am the most pathetically fickle person on the planet) I've just spied a pair of the Maddox in Rose Snake. Oh my god, I am almost tempted to get a proper job just so that I have an excuse to buy them. Desperately trying to think if they'll work with a more casual wardrobe. Hubba hubba, I freaking love them. (this is the problem of online research - I can actually convince myself in the space of an article that something has gone from gruesome to gorgeous. Cut me through and I spell nothing but shallow)
So the upshot is, definitely check out the Clarks site if you haven't done before. There are some other lovely shoes and great flat sandals (which I will return to if it ever stops bloogy raining) Now I must go and switch off before I spent the monthly food budget (again) on shoes........