Thursday, March 17, 2011

Been Shopping


Via The Sartorialist

I don't normally follow trends or fashion but after seeing these images, I have been lusting after a pair of leopard print shoes for quite a while.  I don't own anything leopard print so I felt the need to fill the gap in my wardrobe.


Via The Sartorialist



I have been scouring the internet for a good quality, reasonably priced pair, out of all the one's I looked at I decided that these two from Dune were my favourites.


After hitting the red wine a week last Sunday, I went onto the John Lewis website, they were having one of those sale day's where everything is reduced, the first pair were reduced from £80.00 to £65.00, that decided it, after a few clicks, they were mine.


They arrived yesterday and I love them, it's ages since I bought new shoes, they are slightly too big as they don't come in half sizes and I am a five and a half so I bought them in a six, nothing that an insole won't sort out.  MG loves them too, which is a relief as I told him he had purchased some shoes for me as an early Birthday present!

This is how they look on, although this is a rotten photograph, it's very dull here today and hardly any light, my legs look ghostly pale, almost grey, poor things they have not seen the light of day since last September. Please excuse the cracked mirror, caused New Years Eve two years ago, I was trying to get my shoes off, whilst in a drunken stupor and held onto the mirror for support!   I still have not got round to replacing it, oh and that white thing is Crusoe's hind leg, he was asking for a walk...not in these shoes.


I also went for a girly day out in Pau last week with my friend M, we did a long lazy lunch then hit the shops.  We were not looking for anything in particular, just browsing, but when I spotted these earrings, I had to have them.


Don't be fooled by the box, I put them in there so I could photograph them, they are not antique, just antique style in faux rose quartz, from Agatha, they are lovely, they look opaque but when the light hits them they are really sparkly.

I also bought some frippery from Galeries Lafayette, with Summer in mind I bought this turquoise necklace and these bright coral and pink nail polishes from Rouge Basier.


Finally we made an amazing discovery, whilst we were looking for something else we discovered this new shop, at first we thought it was an art gallery but no it's a soap shop called Mylo this is a soap shop with a difference, the soaps look like works of art but they will cut them down and they are sold by weight.  All the soaps are made with natural plant extracts and shea butter (no palm oil).   The soaps smell divine and are all designed to help alleviate minor skin problems, they have soaps for all types of skin including soaps for exfoliation, anti cellulite, sebum regulation, elasticity, sun exposure, tired skin etc.  M said "she never thought she would get this excited over soap"  I have not been this excited over fragranced products since I discovered the Dyptique shop in Paris years ago.  M, who has a thing about great fragrances bought a coffret of different soaps including patchoulie and vetiver, they also had blackberry and chocolate, tomato and basil, sesame and saffron, some of them sound like weird concoctions but I assure you they smelt divine and the designs of the soaps are beautiful without being novelties.  Unfortunately their website is not up and running properly yet but to find out more go here.


I would like to wish all of you who are celebrating, a very merry St Patrick's Day.



16 comments:

  1. I love those shoes and you have very pretty legs!

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  2. I love those shoes too.. and you do have great legs.. I also love those turquoise beads xx

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  3. Those shoes are just gorgeous and your legs are fabulous. I love the gilt mirror and the beautiful rug, too.
    You've had a right old spree, I cannot tell you how much I love those earrings, they do look deceptively antique. The nail varnishes and the wonderful beads look tantalising against the damask background.
    Those soaps sound delicious, patchouli is my favourite smell ever. xxx

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  4. Fabulous shoes, a wise purchase indeed. And Dune is always such good quality x

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  5. Dash...I love that you saw that photo and knew that you had to have those shoes!! I am sure you look just as glamorous as the woman in the photo...think glam!

    I agree with everyone...you have the perfect legs for those shoes and I think the image is perfect....lends a bit of mystery which is needed for a woman with leopard shoes.... enjoy!!

    Jeanne :)

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  6. PS...earrings, necklaces and nail polish are all very glam too :)

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  7. Loving those shoes, so great! I like a nice almond shaped toe, and the print is big and bold!! I'm cracking up that you tell MG that he bought you a present, I have done that many times to my husband!! They just want us to be happy, and we can pick the best presents!!!

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  8. Great purchase! I've always counted leopard print as a neutral. I just love it!

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  9. Wonderful leopard shoes, but I do hope you don't pair them with leopard hosery! Not the best, I think.

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  10. I love the shoes, they look fab on you. The earrings are gorgeous too. I would have thought they were antique unless you said. What a great find xx

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  11. Wowzer, what a fantastic lot of shopping you've been doing!

    Love those shoes - I definitely think you chose the nicer of the two options. The jewellery is stunning too. Can't decide if I like the necklace or earrings more!

    And seriously, those do not look like soaps! If I'd just looked at the picture I would have thought "art gallery".

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  12. My, what lovely heels. I've never been able to wear them but they look great on you. I'm going to check out those soaps. Happy early birthday, too!

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  13. Love ALL your wonderful finds! I have my mother's leopard pumps from the '40s but she wore a 10AAAA - canoe feet!! Yours are beautiful and look lovely on you. And you're right, the earrings do look antique. The soap shop looks amazing as well!!

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  14. Oh my, I love all of those shoes. I've always had a really weak spot for leopard. First time here. Loved this post.

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  15. Oh, Dash - I LOVE THESE SHOES! And you wear them beautifully!

    And guess what? Two nights ago Turner Classic Movies presented...BONJOUR TRISTESSE! I was thrilled and thought of you immediately. It was fabulous! Just like your shoes!

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