Regular Twitter followers will know I have a thing for small fluffy animals: baby animal videos on YouTube, other people’s dogs which I stop to talk to in the street (in that annoying baby voice people seem to reserve for babies and really tiny dogs), the bunnies who live in the hedgerows near my house which I coo at as I cycle past, tiny golden woodland animal jewels… they all make me squeal with glee like a small child/strange cat lady.
And so, because I’m mid-way through a No Shopping January* (which would simply be no fun at all to read about I’m sure), I thought I would show you my new Charlotte Olympia Kitty heels instead (much more fun than a boring old shopping diet).
Practical they are not, but I’ve loved these Kitty heels since the moment I laid eyes on them at Charlotte Olympia’s murder mystery tea party at London Fashion Week back in February of last year, and then gazed longingly at them for months and months (it was between them or the glittery Miu Mius, and the Miu Mius won in the end). I had finally accepted they weren’t to be mine when, browsing the online sales one rainy day at the end of December, I saw them: the very last pair, in a size 40, on sale. Cinderella destiny; clearly they were meant to be mine.
And that, my lovelies, is why I now have shoes that look like pets (minus the catfood/babysitting issues). They might make me look like some kind of weird cat lady when I wear them but seriously, how can you resist those cute little golden whiskers and ears?
What do you think? Do you like your wardrobe to have a little sense of humour from time to time?
Love, Miss B xx
* I’m trying to avoid buying anything non-essential thing for all of January, and am instead trying to clear my wardrobe of all the things I don’t love/wear, cumulating in one gigantic ebay sale at the end of the month.
I’m forever going on about the importance of saving up for special pieces that make your heart flutter, rather than accumulating lots of stuff which doesn’t really make you happy. Which is why, despite their rather exorbitant price tag, I finally bought those glittery Miu Miu booties that I had been daydreaming, fantasising and generally obsessing over for months. I knew it was meant to be when, after trying them on for the third (!) time in store, my pulse started racing and I got sweaty palms as though I was on a really good first date. And so I finally went for it, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.
Because I spent the equivalent of my rent money on a pair of shoes, I’ve largely avoided making any other major fashion purchases the past month. But there was room for a few small luxuries which are currently making me smile just as much on a daily basis.
Straight to the top shelf of my beauty cabinet is Chanel’s new ‘Graphite’ polish (a glittery dirty golden metallic which has barely left my fingers since I bought it), while Stella McCartney’s beautiful limited edition perfume (the original Stella fragrance repackaged in three different floral prints from her Spring/Summer ’11 collection) and Lierac’s body oil and illuminating moisturiser (which smell of a beautifully soft cocktail of jasmine, gardenia and camellia) make me feel a million dollars even when I’m wearing nothing but silk pyjamas.
This ridiculous/fabulous printed silk top by Antipodium makes me feel fun and silly (like I should be playing Patsy and Edie’s sidekick in an episode of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’), and this vintage aurora borealis crystal necklace (found on one of my regular vintage jewellery ebay trawls) is currently satiating my magpie tendencies. And finally, a gorgeous new lingerie set from Elle Macpherson – surely the ultimate small luxury (because few things can make you feel deliciously gorgeous while wearing something as simple as jeans and a tee shirt quite like sensationally beautiful underwear).
I’d love to know what new treasures are currently making you smile?
Love, Miss B xx
Hello! I’m fresh off the plane and back from a wonderful trip to New York. As I’m still under the spell of jetlag, I thought I would simply leave you with favourite my new glittery Miu Miu booties (which need few words).
It doesn’t really matter what else I packed in my bag when I had these. For when I slip these on, I feel like a modern-day Dorothy (I was practically glued to the Wizard of Oz as a child), and just looking at my feet makes me smile.
What do you own that makes you smile every time you slip it on?
Love, Miss B xx