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Mixology Archive

Monday

5

August 2013

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Strapless wonder

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When I have to spend 8 hours of the hottest day of the year inside then I need to be in something cool, loose and light which is everything is dress is. I say dress, it’s basically a piece of material with two pieces of elastic involved ~ waist and top. Couldn’t be simpler and it works so well. I will often take this on my travels and she always makes an appearance every summer

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{dress from bondi beach market, belt from this dress, office heels}

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Oh…and I joined Bloglovin’ if you’re a fan…Head on over here

Posted in Comfy chic, Mixology, Outfit city

Friday

21

June 2013

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Monday

3

June 2013

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Print.Stripe.Print

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Finally the spring is back in my step as I get to really use the most favourite part of my wardrobe: My summer clothes. HALLEJUJAH! My self designed cute sailing print jacket that comes as part of a suit {see here}, Sister With Massive Laugh’s navy halter neck from when she was 15 {I like it because when wearing it with no bra my boobs look really good. She doesn’t like it because when wearing it with no bra her boobs look like they’ve had an arguement} and my chazzer shazzer leopard print skirt that was a bargionous £1. {Also seen here}

Oh I do love to play in the fruits of my closet. Nothing new, nothing borrowed, a lot of tings blue ya see!

Mixology at it’s very best.

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{self designed jacket, gifted halter neck, forever 21 elastic belt, chazzer shazzer belt, m&s sandals}

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Posted in Chazzer Shazzer chic, Mixology, Outfit city

Monday

5

November 2012

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A new crew

Hurricane Sandy may have kept me across the pond for a little while longer than expected {all fine and safe thanks kids!} but a small amount of goodness came out of my extended stay.

I discovered my winter style.

Ever since I had to, extremely reluctantly, pack away my enormous and widely unused array of summer greatness I took out all my {felt like 4} winter pieces.  I didn’t like any of them. All my clothes felt old and tired and just not me anymore.  I was basically in need of  a Wardrobe Detox from someone but seeing as I’m the only person I know who does them I was stuck.  I painstakingly packed up a few items for NYC and then had to wear all 4 outfits for a week! We were hand washing nix in the sink & turning tops inside out.  I’ve never given up on fashion so wholeheartedly and not been bothered about it.

Then I discovered J Crew.

Oh be still my beating heart.  I fell head over heels in love with the place.  I basically found a shop that housed everything I wanted to buy and everything I want to wear this winter.

I’d read about the shop before, seen blog posts about the new collection coming & popped in last time I was in the States but nothing caught my eye.  This time my eye was caught and I was a goner ~ hook, line & credit card sinker.  It is the perfect mix of masculine & feminine of classic & quirky.  There is bright colour everywhere but it’s not outrageous & a leopard print accessory is a staple.  NEED I SAY MORE!  The term ‘preppy’ was always banded around in association with the brand but as a non American I don’t think I fully understand what the word actually means!?

All I know is that opposites attract, it’s what I constantly tell my customers & now J crew has simply brought it home even more for me.

Yes! I do want to wear my sequined pencil skirt with a chunky knit.  

Yes! I will wear my new M&S tapered navy trews with a silk blouse & my new reworked military jacket.

Heels & cropped trews = WINNER!

Stripes, animal print & brocade ~ You had me at J.  

I’m heading upstairs right now {actually once the useless builders sorting out my bathroom have gone} & getting rid of a lot of my current clothes.  It’s not going to be pretty but a serious cull needs to happen so that I can step into winter looking & feeling like me….& not me 2 years ago.

I went into J crew 3 times ~ I’ll share my goodies with you bit by bit ~ and when googling them back in the UK I found their website with FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND RETURNS!!!!! Oh I can’t believe it!  Dangerous times ahead.  But dangerous with J Crew simply feels exciting…..a bit like hanging of Daniel Craig’s arm whilst parachuting down the side of the Empire state building. Know what I mean?

It’s good to be back my Shoelets…I hope you’re all looking fabulous, sexy, stylish & awes-balls.  What am I talking about…..I know you are.

Posted in Inspiration, J crew, Mixology, Wardrobe work

Monday

6

August 2012

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Major mixing

It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in some serious Mixology.  A mix of prints and colours that make people look at you like you’re majorly cray cray!  A quiet Saturday working in The Shop followed by a Wardrobe detox was always an opportunity to indulge and get some eyes rolling on the train out to Reading.

As a fabulous –stolen from another friend who didn’t want it and then it was eventually – gifted to me present from Tim, this vintage kimono style dress was easy to wear and was begging to be teamed up with a leopard print pump and a trusty de-neem jacket….I mean who wouldn’t!?

{gifted dress, vintage sunnies, hobbs flats, orla kiely pink bag, kimchi gold bag, reworked denim jacket}

Posted in Mixology, Outfit city

Thursday

26

July 2012

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Summer suit

Having mentioned last week that I was OBSESSED with the skirt suit, I thought I’ d showcase another one for you.

{m&s sunnies, american apparel white vest, gifted spotty vest, orla kiely suit, folk shoes, remeber2morrow paper beads}

If there is a matching bottoms – skirt, trews, shorts – to a jacket that you’re looking at then I would always suggest buying the set.  There might not be many occasions that you’ll wear them together but you’ll get use out of them as separates and that one time when you do want to dazzle and look sleek – exactly what a suit can do, my Shoelets! – then you’ll be able to with out the use of a cardigan – STEP AWAY FROM THOSE CARDIES LADIES!!!!!!!

To stop it looking too ‘worky’ simply balance out with different textures {velvet, jersey, lace}, put tees underneath, pile on lots of jewellery, roll the sleeves and pop the collar, wear with a boot…..da da dum, da da dum and the beat goes on.

Posted in Mixology, Outfit city, Suit you sir

Monday

23

July 2012

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Fleece me

Yes.

Yes I am wearing a fleece that I found on a chair in my kitchen.

So? Sue me! I LOVE IT! I love it’s brandlessness, it’s colour, its size and its warmth.  Apparently it is my flatmate’s aunties that she was lent last year and I have managed to nab it for me sen.  I can imagine that you thought you would never catch me in a jacket that people wear for orienteering or car park control at festivals but I have fleeced before {see here} and I am a sucker for making practical wear look shit hot chic.

{found fleece, gifted shirt and bag, vintage skirt from hk, umbro socks, lacoste brogues}

Due to the fact that I was not wearing jeans, a joomp or walking boots – I done my opposites my Shoelets! – and with a little rolling of those sleeves I rocked out in my fleece and felt snuggly warm when the rains came.

Posted in Mixology, Outfit city, Tricks of the trade

Wednesday

18

July 2012

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Breast power

See the light and dark of this photo?  Well it represents the good side and the bad side of what I am wearing.  The ying and the yang, the Ant and the Dec.

The good side {Dec} to this is that I loved my outfit – I had a bit of mixology going on, got my waist in, comfy outfit all day at work that went seamlessly into going out at night.

The bad side {Ant} was that it put a heavily pregnant woman into hospital.  I shit you not!*

These badboys were the culprits.  My breasticles.

Admittedly they don’t look much in this picture but believe me these puppies were selling A LOT of  jewellery by day and inducing babies by night.  They were admired, commented on, laughed at and stroked by Tim.  What’s my secret?  Oh thanks for asking kids.  Well the answer is the element of surprise.  I don’t get my tiny titties out often because, let’s be open and honest here, there ain’t much to get out! But with the right apparatus and the right accompaniments you can pop these iddy bitties out and make a newborn a cancer instead of a leo.

{gifted military jacket and mint bag, m&s sunnies and wedges, only hearts top, vintage skirt from hk}

Hit them where they’re not expecting it my Shoelets.  If you get your tits out all the time – give them a well earned break and cover them up. Why not show off your back fat, your legs, PUT THAT CARDIGAN DOWN!!!!! {a permanent detoxing gripe I like to bark} and get your arms out for a bit of much needed sun.  Always in flats?  Break out a heel, Always got your hair up?  Shave it off. HA! I’m kidding, I know the 90’s is back but no…simply let it down.

Surprise, along with cumin, is the spice of life.  It makes us sit up and notice…and is also a very hard stain to remove.

Tim started wearing purple for the first time since 1979 – She’s never looked so damn fine.

*She’s fine but, as a fellow titless wonder, she did say my boobs looked amazing and it was the shock of them that made her need to lie down for the next two weeks.

Posted in Mixology, Outfit city, Tricks of the trade

Wednesday

11

July 2012

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Dolly mixture

Having bestowed upon you my desire to steer away from tee’s this summer and head face first into the world of the classic shirt….I’ve done the opposite.  I’m sorry! But a lass of a certain age is, surely, allowed to change her mind no?  Yes! Yes she bloody well is….RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

{gifted tee and luella skirt, m&s sunnies and wedges, mine large shopper, crochet bag from a small shop in cyprus}

This summer’s style – so dem pesky magazine’s told us – was supposed to be all about pastels but apart from the odd mint nail here and there I have not seen much dolly mixture dressing going on.  It wasn’t my favourite style to come forward this year but once I’d embraced it in nail varnish form {see here} and been gifted this skirt I think dressing like a sherbet dip suits me and my faux ginger bonce.

What say you?

Are you a fan of the pastel hue? who would you rather dress like a Belieber than go near a baby pink pashmina? Tell me.  In fact call me and tell me. Over.

Posted in Mixology, Outfit city

Wednesday

16

May 2012

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Sequinned treat

After yesterdays hailstones – YES!! People who don’t live in the UK ~ we had hailstones in London!! – a little colour, mixology and general brightening up was needed.  My beautiful, sequinned, gifted skirt from Ms. Kaspia did just the trick.

{grandma wyn’s burberry trench, bretton top from south of france, gifted belt and skirt, vintage sunnies, m&s wedges}

Have you had a think about what your plans are for this summer?  Head on over here to see mine and let me know what yours are ~ Are you searching for the perfect summer dress? Will you be looking to nab a bargain in the Liberty sale? Wanting to eat outdoors at least once a week?  Tell us My Shoelets…We wanna know….

Posted in Kaspia Calypso, Mixology, Outfit city, Summer plans

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