Thursday, 22 November 2012

Winter is Coming

So yeah winter is pretty much here now. It's cold, it's rainy, it's miserable. But on the plus side an excuse to buy new winter accessories! A pair of gloves never lasts me more than a season, I have quite long nails and so with conventional gloves I'm always bustin' holes in them. The last few years I've been wearing fingerless gloves instead, plus as an iPhone user it's a nightmare to try and use my phone with full gloves on!
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel - asos.com
I think this pair of Sonia by Sonia Rykiel  fingerless gloves are perfect. I love the contrasting prints and there is even a hint of fair isle aswell, I'm a sucker for anything fair isle at this time of year. The only disappointing thing? The price tag! They are currently reduced to £59.50 on asos.com but that's still not quite in my price range so I'll just have to dream..... 
ASOS Converter Gloves £7.50 asos.com
Now these are a much cheaper option! Currently in the sale at ASOS for £7.50, you still have that splash of fair isle and they have a cute little mitten part that you can pop over incase your fingers get cold! A feature that is currently missing from my gloves!


Forever 21 £7.40 
Next up sort yer neck out, I recently bought this fluorescent pink and blue snood/infinity scarf from Forever21. What I like about this one is that you don't have to wrap it round you, it's small enough that you can just pop it over your head and your good to go. I have a couple of longer style snoods and I can wrap them round my neck once or twice, but then I have all this excess scarf that I can't wrap round again without strangling myself! Ahhh.

Aztec Fair Isle Snood £18 Topshop.com
Finally I've just fallen in love with this snood from Topshop! I think I might have to add it to my Christmas list! So snugly and warm. 

B

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Cupcakes and Trains

On Monday I took a whirlwind trip to London for the day with my bestie Tara from The Style Rawr. Our train home didn't get in until 1.30am and I had to be in work at 8.30am. Needless to say I was mega tired yesterday!




Whilst in London Tara and I took a breather from the shops in the Hummingbird Bakery in Soho. We both went for a Carrot Cake Cupcake each, which were delicious and a yummy hot chocolate. 



One of the highlights of my day had to be when we were walking past the Disney store and fake snow started falling from some magical place in the sky. This combined with all the amazing Christmas lights just made me feel so excited for Christmas. The count down to Christmas Day is definitely on for me now. 

B - I wish it could be Christmas every day




Sunday, 18 November 2012

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

A couple of years ago I bought a Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, which I loved to death. I wore it everywhere and eventually the wear on the strap was too much and I had to put it into retirement. Ever since I've been on the hunt for a new watch I could love just as much. I usually like my watches to be simple but I also like to go for something a bit different if that makes sense?? And so I'm currently battling between these three watches...

May28th - £25
Photo source: asos.com 

This lace flower watch from May28th is right up my street, I love the contrast between the grey strap and the yellow face and the lace flower detail gives it that extra something. Plus at £25 it's a bargain!

La Mer Tokyo Strap - $160
Photo Source: Amazon.com
I really like the La Mer wrap watches, I love the colour of this Tokyo Strap watch and the charms are super cute.

Olivia Burton £65
Photo Source: HarveyNichols.com

Last but not least this Olivia Burton watch £65 at Harvey Nichols is amazing. The butterfly print on the face is beautiful and it could be my favourite out of the three. Decisions, decisions! What do you think?

B

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Oh Kurt.... The things you do to me

Shoes. It's fair to say that shoes are my vice in this world and I have no intention of seeking a cure for my addiction. I went to America for two months when I was 21 and came back with 8 pairs of shoes. I'm a little (and only a little) ashamed to admit that there are at least 2 or 3 pairs that I have never worn. But hey, I might wear them one day right?!

So when I'm browsing the ol' interwebs searching for shopping inspiration, it's inevitable that eventually I will end up looking at shoes. And when I should have been looking for Christmas presents I came across these beauties:

KG Kurt Geiger - Thelma £170

As the weather gets colder, I can't wait to bring all my boots back into regular rotation and these shoe boots from Kurt Geiger would make a great addition to my collection. I've had a love affair with everything Kurt Geiger for the longest time and I love the stand out Dalmatian print on these boots. They also come in black as a more wearable option! 

KG Kurt Geiger - Vera £150

For a more everyday boot you can't go wrong with these tan beauties. I love the chunky block heel. 

Miss KG - Fisher - £55

And finally I really like the patent contrast on these Miss KG boots. They'd be perfect for a rainy day and they make me think of riding boots a little as well. 

After browsing all the amazing boots available at the moment, I'm off to hide my credit card. 

B

Photo Source: KurtGeiger.com

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What's In A Name?

And just like that a blog was born. After much deliberation, my blog has been christened Soul Sparkler! Now I just need to think of some things to say that people might like to read......Oh the pressure.

B
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