Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been whizzing around the country for a couple of days, working other days and we’ve also had the decorators in so sadly blogging has had to take a back seat. Oh but most exciting of all – how could I forget – today we booked tickets to go and see 1D in concert in October. Already we’re hugely excited! However despite all that’s been going on, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about you all and wondering who needs what in the run up to Christmas.
For my trip away I took this shrunken (although to be honest I’m not sure what about it is shrunken, exactly) metallic sweater GAP (£44.95) but which I bought for £30. Last week a friend dropped by and she was wearing a lovely chunky navy jumper and a big scarf and given that the forecast was chilly I decided that it was a great combo for me. Obviously I don’t own another chunky jumper, or indeed a navy sparkly one – but you know how it goes.
And I know that I’m extremely late to the blanket scarf party but I was waiting for the right one, which I found in Accessorize. I can’t find it online – it must be me, sorry – but the bright colours were right up my street and it is so warm. There are stacks of them about from New Look to River Island, H&M and Topshop and if it’s not somewhere that you’ve gone yet they are a great way of adding some colour and/or giving a new lease of life to a slightly tired coat.
This evening the eldest and I braved the Bullring. Oh crikey me. We had a great time together though and this caught my eye in Topshop (£85). Now, I have a particular friend who loves fur coats – in fact she loves coats of any description – and she loves spots. So I’m just waiting to see if she can resist it.
I’m not sure which shot is a better reflection of its actual colour – but both are pretty lovely. Worryingly I seem to be tempting myself now. So, moving swiftly on…..
This is as Christmassy as I have got yet. These lovely letters arrived today from the wooden letters company which was a great find online. They make a wide variety of different sized letters in varying fonts and finishes. It would be so easy to get carried away on there.
And I thought that I would share with you the new wallpaper on our bedroom wall. To my surprise the whole family loved it. When I said to Mr SG a few weeks ago that I thought we needed to do a bit of updating in the house, he just said “I tell you what, why don’t you do what you like and let’s see if I notice.” I think he noticed.
I think that he’s noticed the fish on the walls too. In fact I suspect that they may have been swimming around in front of his eyes last night – but it would be wholly unfair of me to say exactly why that may have been…..