Sunday, June 24, 2012

Butterlies and Polka Dots

Hello All,
I know, I know...I've been gone for a loooong bit right? Sorry o.  Being really busy with business and stuff.  How's everyone? Fine I expect.  I decided to travel to London to hang out with family.  I heard the weather was great before I left but like typical British weather, it turned nasty just after I got here, all rainy and windy with dodgy flashes of what the locals here call sunshine.  I was thinking of going to Manchester to see the old haunts (did anyone say Tiger, Tiger?) and possibly meet up old classmates who decided to stay back after uni but I think I'm going to have to give it a miss.  If London is this rainy I can only wonder what will be happening further north. 

Butterfly printed top

Anyway I'll admit I've been doing a little (scratch that and insert 'plenty' instead) shopping.  It's sales season and being one who loves bargains and offers, I have been snatching marked down items that I had being stalking online for months.  I got this lovely light turquoise butterfly blouse with pastel accented butterflies last week.  I've always liked the bird, dog or butterfly printed tops so when I spied this one I reached for it just as the girl behind me who seemed to be picking everything I was picking reached for it as well. I beat her to it thankfully (at the till the sales assistant told me it was the last one! Hallelujah!!).

Dorothy Perkins Polka Dot Heels

Another sales find is pictured above. I got these beauties from Dorothy Perkins for half the price.  I've always been partial to polka dots and bows and this pair of shoes had both of them and sturdy high heels that normal people can walk in! It's actually navy blue and has this barely there satiny sheen to it

A friend of mine invited me to watch a west end show (Motown Greatest Hits) on Saturday evening and I decided to 'launch' my outfits. I paired the butterfly print top with my cobalt coloured jeans and the heels.  I cinched my waist in with a thin brown braided belt, put on a slick of Mac's Girl About Town lipstick (I save it for special days only) and was ready to go.  

Just as I was about to grab a purse and leave the house, it started to rain.  Boy did it pour! To cut a long story short, I ended up not going to the show (insert sad face) and spent the rest of my evening playing 'Where's My Water' on my ipad with my 3-year old niece.

Just for laughs!  
I 'barged' into my nephews room and 'caught' my 3-year-old niece trying out my new shoes. She was so engrossed trying to do the straps and didn't even notice I was in the room.  It was a classic Kodak moment. I nearly fell down the stairs as I rushed to get my camera to capture this budding fashionista! Looks she's already clashing prints with her striped dress and polka dot shoes.

After minutes fidgeting with the straps with no luck, Little Ella decided to try her mum's open-toe pumps and was strutting about in no time! Smart girl!

Welcome your comments and suggestions


Fashion Credit:

Top:  Maria Keneva

Skinnies:  Oasis

Shoes:  Dorothy Perkins


  1. Hmmm, I see you have a 'fashionista-in-training'
    I don't know about the butterfly print top but I totally love the cobalt blue skinnies. I never really liked the block heel trend but seeing these DP polka dot shoes have made me gasp in absolute! wow! wow! And girl! love, love love your hair!
    Please don't starve us of these posts..keep 'em coming..:-))

  2. Luvly article

  3. Lovely article Bex.. Keep em coming..can't say I'm not happy with the London weather... And this young fashionista ...she,s so cute. See she,s pickin up a lot from big Sis. Love the polka dot shoes. Let's hav more shopping stories and pics while shopping. Cheers B,

  4. Love that lippy on you girl! Your niece is too cute! Shame you couldn't go for the show. Hopefully the British weather might actually get better.


  5. @ Zee: Lol, you have no idea what Lil Ella gets up to these days. She insists on wearing heels around the house most days. She wants nail polish and steals my lipgloss! Guess we'll have to watch this one! I love heels but can't wear them for long so block heels are my only alternative.

    @Flarebeauty: Thank you!

    @Sege: Thanks sweety

    @Neks2u: Thanks darl, thanks for the eyebrow tip, I tried it and it worked!

  6. Bex, oh Bex! So sorry, I've been away for so long. Your articles are fresh as ever and funny hard funny. I love to hear more shopping stories plsssssssss. Your camera picture is so picture perfect! what make is it?


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