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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?!?!!

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I met a lovely girl in Amsterdam called Nadine who runs a shop called ‘Wini’on Haarlemmer Straat (apparently this is now officially the best shopping street in the city – of course I’ve been saying this for years!) I bought some seventies silk scarves which am making into cushions for my new sofa (arriving on Saturday!!!) and she gave me a retro canvas bag for free, bless her! Here she is with a pair of boots that she customises for the shop. If you go to Amsterdam, pop in and say hi from me!

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Wini sells the best vintage clothing, and it’s really well priced. I also picked up a cute little cowboy hat brooch and had my eye on a jazzy skirt too, kicking myself for not buying it now! It also stocks an excellent range of vintage fabrics particularly lovely 50s patterned material.

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Had to sneak in a picture of some shoes too…

Wini can be found at 29 Haarlemmerstraat, Amsterdam.


Ok, so it’s still a couple of weeks until pay day but I have been coveting some new buys as the autumn approaches – can’t you just smell it in the air?

 

I have been swooning over some new purchases that are set to make me feel like a queen this season and to give me a little boost as the nights start to draw in.

 

 

 

Take this delectable pocket mirror which I found on Plumo  – it’s only £6 and will be a welcome addition to my handbag.

 

I shall also be wearing these super cute ballerina shoes as sported by the lovely Mischa Barton – they can be found on good old ASOS.com

 

Ok, so what to wear with my shoes? Hmm? I spotted this lovely navy satin dress in Principles which oozes 30s glamour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team it with this rather fetching 30s silk cape located on saucy Coco de Mer’s site – it was £280 – eek!

 

 

I have also bid on this oh-la-la lovely 80s clutch on Whats Mine is Yours.com– a fab auction site definitely worth checking out – hands off the clutch though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But of course, the outfit is not complete without a bit of sparkle: enter my new buy, a delectable and unique piece from quirky Etsy shop, Untamed Menagerie. I have bought this necklace (called Whatever Lola Wants) and I just can’t wait for it to arrive! If you like it, be quick, as there is only one left in stock (only £17 all in with P & P from the States – bargain.)

 

 

 

 

And as any princess knows, along with quaffing champagne while wearing a beautiful dress, one simply must also partake of a luxurious chocolate – and joy oh joy, I found the perfect ones to round off the super-luxe effect…yum! Well, there are the same choco makers that the HRH the Queen uses!

 

 

 

After an evening of dancing and other such delights, a lady should retire to her room, and what better way to relax than to slip off your shoes and pop on some comfy slippers. Toast does some rather sleek blue suede babouche numbers and they are described as ‘buttery soft’ – yup, that does it for me!