Dune Buys

After I finished at the exhibition (please previous blog post) , I headed towards South Keningston & Sloane Square Chelsea for a cheeky little wander round, just too see what was on offer shops wise.  After I finished my little wander I headed back to Oxford street for a browse, I had all intentions of not spending much money but that went out the window! Ooppss..

Most of the shops had sales on still with a little extra off which is always nice! I’d popped into Office to have a look at there sale shoes, I did find a pair but both stores didn’t have my size and the staff weren’t really helpful or approachable.  So I left and off I went back down Oxford Street, in and out of shops as I walked down Oxford Street.  Then I came across Dune, so i popped in for a browse of the Sale.

New Shoes :D
I was in Dune for a good 30 mins, looking at the shoe sale and trying on. I was looking for a nice pair of flats for work, well that’s when I find a job!!  I spotted a pair of grey heels (I’m loving different shades of grey at the moment, not sure why?) so I picked them off the shelf and asked to try them on, as soon as I put them on my feet it was instant Love!

Alina Heels – RRP £69 Sale Price £27


My second pair I spotted were a pair of Grey Flats, I asked the assistant if they had them in a 6 but they didn’t but she brought me the same pair in Black which were nice but they were £31 at sale price where the grey were priced at £27.  I was cheeky and asked if they were likely to go down in the sale but they said no, so I ended up ordering the grey flats online while I was in store, and I managed to wrangle free delivery as well, so even better..!!

Addison Pointed Loafer RRP £69 Sale £27 

I can say i love both these pairs of shoes and the prices were even better, I mean 2 pairs of Dune shoes for under £60 for 2 pairs, and over all a successful shop I’d say….

I’m not quite there yet to match Imelda Marcos and her 1060 pairs of shoes!!!!

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

 

Shoes: Pleasure & Pain

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Friday 29th Jan I attended the SHOES Pleasure or Pain exhibition at the V&A, it was due to finish on the 31st Jan, I wanted to go earlier on in 2015 but didn’t quite make it so I booked myself on for the 29th Jan.  There was a varied range of shoes from all over the world, different eras and walks of life, just an amazing to see so many different types of shoes and how they have evolved over the years…

Taken from the V&A Blog:

Our autumn 2015 exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

Here are some of the Shoes that have been worn by a few famous people..

Vivienne Westwood Shoes, worn by Naomi Campbell – Remember Naomi Campbell walking on the Paris Catwalk in 1993, wearing the famous Vivienne Westwood shoes which nearly killed her!  These shoes were on display in this exhibition, the precise pair—”Mock-crocodile skin shoes, which have nine-inch heels.”

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The above shoes were worn by SJP in an episode of Sex and the City, where she is running for the Staten Island Ferry and she cries ‘I have lost my Choo’

They also had Davis Beckham’s football boots which he had Brooklyn’s name stitched in, Cinderella’s Glass slipper and Kate Middleton’s Nude LK Bennet heels.

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Here are a few more pictures I manage to take while I was there, even thou photography wasn’t allowed I sneaked a few!


  

Happy reading

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

 

Year of the Monkey

Today, the 8th February is the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Monkey. It runs right till the 27th January 2017. The Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.

The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month.

I was born in 1980, which falls under the Monkey Chinese Zodiac. People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar. The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

  • Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured
  • Weaknesses: suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant, jealous

So which Chinese Zodiac sign are you??

Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar. The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between 21 January and February 20.

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

Happy reading & hope you have a fabulous Monday

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

Swings!

I’ve had a lovely Saturday with catching up with friends kinda day!

This morning I popped over for coffee & cake to my friends mum, sister & nephew as her sister & nephew haven’t been good and been in hospital, so I thought I’d pop by and see how they were.

Then this afternoon I caught up with an old work mate, who has also had a shittty few weeks so I made the effort to meet up with him for lunch & a few drinks. It was good to catch up with him as he was my ‘work husband’ 😂😂. He took me to a pub called ‘The Jubilee’ in Bourne Lincs.  It was a lovely pub with an American Garage theme running through the pub, as I walked in I spotted there was swings in the window… How excited was I!? Like a kid in a sweet shop 🙈🙈

 We ended up moving over to the swings once we finished our food!! I loved it but did get abit of a numb bum by the time I was ready to leave…

Hope your all having a FAB Saturday!

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

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Firstly I’d personally like to thank you all, both new & current followers for following & reading my blog!! 

It’ll be 3 years in November that I’ve been doing my blog… Crazy!? Where’s that time gone???  

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing the posts? If you’d like me to blog about a certain thing or item let me know..

Hope you all have a great weekend

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

Denim Style

The Relaxed Girlfriend Jean

I spotted these two new denim styles a few weeks ago in Look. They are both current and fresh! The relaxed girlfriend style looks a great style, I always wanted a pair of Boyfriend jeans but couldn’t find a pair that suited me as I am plus size.

These Relaxed Girlfriend jeans by M&S look good and I like the patchwork pattern, and to be honest not badly priced at £45.  I think i’ll have to go in store and try them to see if this style suits me?  These will be easy to dress to or down.

The Raw-Hem Skinny

I’ll admit I am a lover of a pair of skinny jeans, my go to ones at the moment are called ‘Casey’ from Dorothy Perkins and currently on sale at £18.80 (I have previously blogged about them). As they have a bit of stretch in them I can go down a size and they are a perfect fit.  The ones pictured below are from River Island priced at £42.  We have some similar for sale in New Look which I may try but if not I may just customize an old pair of jeans I have. (If I do I’ll do a post so keep yours eyes peeled)

Well my lovely’s I hope you have enjoyed this post.  I’d love to hear your views and comments on these new denim styles..

Happy Friday

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

Whats in my Handbag..??

Kate Spade Bag & Matching Purse in Mulled Wine – So lets start with the bag, this is my go to one at the moment. I brought it when I was In New York in December and I absolutely love it. I usually obsess with one bag and then wear it everyday for months, and then move onto the next one. This bag is the perfect size for my everyday bits, and can fit quite bit in.


As you can see what is in my bag with the above picture..

2016 Diary – always have a diary on me! / Notebook – for my ‘to do lists’ and any other notes I need to take / Book – Perfume by Patrick Suskina

N07 Blush – Soft Damson / N07 Lash & Brow Perfector / Rimmel Extra 3D Lash in Extreme Black / Make Up Revolution in Pinky Brown / Perfume Pure Blush – New Look / Blue Vaseline / Pro-plus / Ibuprofen / Tease by Impulse / Handcream /Hand Sanitiser

Nail File / Small Hairbrush / Pen

I do also have my earphones, phone and keys in my bag on a day to day basis, I didn’t picture these are they standard items are they not?

Hope your all having a great Thursday? Not long till the weekend!

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

World Cancer Day 4/2/16

  Today 4th February 2016 is World Cancer Day. I’ve always known what cancer is but it had never really affected me, until Nov 2011 when my dad got diagnosed with the illness, I still remember that day clearly and felt like my whole world had come crashing down around me. Dad being dad took it on board shed a few tears but was his usual tower of strength for us at that moment, how could that be when he was slowly being taken by Cancer?

RIP Dad 28/2/45 – 2/6/12 😢😘

Since that day, Cancer just seems to be there everywhere you go, taking loved ones away from there families before it was there time… ♥️♥️

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