If you are ever after something unique to brighten up your work clothes or simply want to add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe, then do pop over to Etsy to see the handiwork of the very talented Emma Morgenthaler of Fairytale Collars. I just adore her creations. From mermaids, to pizzas, she does quirky perfectly! I’ve picked a couple of her gorge collars and a funky little pin that I really should be sporting as a bonefide red lipstick wearer.
There seems to be a wealth of squirrely goodies popping up in fashion and interiors and I for one love it! Our little woodland friends make for cute jewellery and quirky textile prints – here are a few little treats to tempt you – though you might simply want to squirrel them away for keepsakes!
Above is the rather formidable ceramic ring box by Jonathan Adler (my new interior crush). Buy it at Heals for £149
Ok so it’s not strictly a squirrel but oh I do like it! Silk Purse Sows Ear over on Etsy sells these rather lovely vintage acorn charm necklaces for £14 each.
Or how about this rather swish vintage-stamp inspired cushion? Made by Touch Wood Design, it’s one of a series of limited edition makes. I loves it! £68.
Forget crystal and glass or boring old brass. Change your knobs and inject a touch of the woodland to your cupboards and drawers. This beauty is £6 from Anthropologie. Must…buy…
Adieu for now…
How pretty is this dress? I have the perfect red shoes to go with it too – though with this miserable summer, God knows when I would be able to wear it!
It comes from Prodigy Red and costs a very respectable £19! I spotted it on the fabulous MyStreetChic.com (I was responsible for the hair and make-up for their summer fashion shoot) but if you haven’t checked them out before – get over there! They seem to unearth such great items. Love them!
You can always rely on a pair of pretty red shoes to lift the spirits on a Wednesday morning – and aren’t these just peachy? These Chia Mihara Osmo sandals (yes, really!) cost £225 and I found them on a rather nifty little online vintage-inspired boutique called Ruby Plum. Choc full with gorgeous dresses, knits and bags, the only problem is deciding what to keep in my basket!
I have had my eye on this Marianne bag (£130) for some time and may have to start dropping some p-r-e-t-t-y heavy hints soon to the other half. Surely I deserve it?!?!!
As a Bristol based journalist and blogger, I must give a well deserved nod to one of the best up and coming blogs on the fashion circuit: Bristol Fashionista – not only is it sharp, witty and on the nail when it comes to fashion know-how, it is THE place to go to get a good dose of style, Bristol fashion.
If you are local to the Bris, or even if you’re not, check ee out.
If you want some cute vintage-inspired jewellery, look no further than Elsie Belle. I came across this little lovely at a craft fair last Christmas and meant to blog about it then, but never got around to it. From lockets to rings, I love the cute attention to detail, the delicate woodland-creature-adorned necklaces, a nod to the current obsession in interiors for animalia.
I have picked out a couple that caught my eye – and they are really well priced to boot! At the top is the Florence pendant – a 1950s Japanese pearlised porcelain cabochon mounted onto a raw brass floral locket. Fill with keepsakes or photos of your loved ones. £16.95
Oh God! Don’t you just LOVE these oversized clutch bags by Nigerian designer, Dolapo James- who also goes under the name of Urban Knit. They cost £79 and the vibrant mix of Englishness and African textiles just works. I am coveting one of these – badly!
I spotted them on The Shop Project (theshopproject.com) but I warn you – you will get addicted – it is my fab find of the moment.
Cheesecake Vintage is a must for anyone who loves their skirts flirty and fifties with a side order of chic. It’s an Etsy store and more, and one I just had to flag up. Take this blue milinary netting, so pretty – only $12 and you can add it to your favourite hat.
This 1960s black, mod, mini-dress is so cute and would be a great option for the modern LBD. And you can’t argue with the price-tag -$54!
Here’s one more I picked out, a 1950s sun dress – it really embodies the era for me. Some vintage is a bit hit n miss and you would look out of place wearing it today, but this is so fresh and cute, I could see lots of office workers sitting about in the summer sun having lunch wearing this type of dress wih some ballerina pumps. Peachy! Again only $38 – bargain!