Getting dressed: A wedding

Jacket and top: New Look; Trousers: Topshop; Clutch: Miss Selfridge; Shoes: Debenhams Yesterday a couple of lovely friends of mine got married. I wore trousers for a change because they were a good wedding colour. My necklace was a gift (from the bride, actually) but I’ve seen similar in H&M.

Fascination and Voyeuristic Attraction

This post is inspired by notes from Susan Sontag’s notebook, which were reproduced by Biblioklept and which I found fascinating in themselves. Here is a list all of my own. My fascination with: Memory, forgetting Really really old statues, books, man-made things Giraffes Original manuscripts My voyeuristic attraction to: Very skinny women Very muscular women Gross […]

Getting dressed: Shopping the ASOS sale

  I just got a pretty exciting package in the post: ASOS Trousers in high waist and loose fit – light grey ASOS Relaxed Trouser in indigo tweed denim (pictured above) Glamorous Maxi Dress with plunge V back – black Models Own Scented Nail Polish – apple pie Calvin Klein Over the Knee Socks – grey ASOS […]

Getting dressed: Picnicking

Sunhat: House of Fraser; Dress: Jaeger on eBay; Belt: Topshop; Shoes: Debenhams; Picnic basket: eBay Today we took advantage of the lovely summer weather and gave our new picnic basket its maiden voyage at Fritton Lake, Suffolk. Sadly the kitten didn’t come with us, but it was still pretty good.

My Bank Holiday Tea Party

This summer I came down with a heavy case of the Urge-to-host-somethings, which was brought on suddenly three or four weeks ago due to a couple of underlying conditions, namely: my recent return from America, which had given rise to both a greater appreciation for Bank Holidays and the impulse to do something quite ‘British’; […]

‘Things: A Story of the Sixties’ by Georges Perec

I just finished reading Georges Perec’s 1965 novella, Things: A Story of the Sixties. I wasn’t really planning on reading it, but I caught sight of it on my boyfriend’s bookshelf sitting in between Perec’s more well-known novel, Life: A User’s Manual, and a bit of Poe. I had never read Perec before and was […]