Tuesday, 29 January 2013

....Not so anthropological Anthropologie

Must let you know about something that happened recently when I visited my local Anthropologie shop.   I think Anthropologie is a great addition to our high streets-it offers the unusual and quirky, I particularly like the home furnishings section. The products definitely have an earthy/ethnic vibe.

However, I was shocked to find a pretty mint green bead necklace in the sale for approx £49.95. Shocked because this oh so worldly shop was selling a necklace that had literally been made for a couple of pence in Africa.

It just so happens that my sister brought me back from Uganda an identical necklace (apart from the colour of the beads). It cost her a few pence. The necklace is the outer one in the photo. She told me it was made by street ladies who make the beads by rolling up very fine strands of newspaper.  My sister brought the necklace directly from the street lady on her stall.

Just makes me think more carefully when I shop now - where do these beautiful things come and who made them?

....Perfect Boots to Transition into Spring

Ladies, I've been eyeing up some flat, tan coloured boots for a while now (so I can hot-foot my HeWaWa to playgroup and back at break neck speed). Been searching for something not quite knee high-almost too wintery, but casual looking. You know, the slouchy kind. I think tan is the perfect colour for a winter to spring boot. Found these in Dune (£70) but also saw a delicious looking and comfy pair in Russell and Bromley. I was all set to buy the Russell and Bromley pair, if it hadn't been for the rude shop assistant in the Richmond shop. It's a pity as you can really feel the quality in the extra £125. That said, I'm more than happy with my latest acquisition. Happy hot-footing


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

....Temperley Cutwork Dress

Saw this dress in John Lewis and fell in love. Pale yellow colour follows through on S/S 13 pastels palette. Priced at £150, the dress seems good value for a quality piece of Temperley in your wardrobe. Long may the John Lewis/Temperely collaboration continue. JK x