Yes I Do Wear Hats

 Monday, November 29, 2010

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
— George Eliot
I'm enjoying the last days of fall... 23 more days and winter will be here... :) We had a lovely super cold Sunday. I love feeling the freeze air on my face while the sun is shining... It's such a great feeling! I had the chance to wear my new-vintage hat, it has a bow in it, which I adore :) I love wearing hats but I never find the chance to wear them as often as I would like.  Hence I promised myself I am to wear more hats these days. Hope you had an amazing weekend ladies!

Hat: Vintage
Coat: Modcloth
Shorts: Vintage
Brogues: Office
Bag: Kling
Scarf: Vintage



Come Join Me For Morning Tea

 Saturday, November 27, 2010

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." 

I do totally agree with Mr James, but I enjoy afternoon tea almost as much as I enjoy morning tea... I woke up today feeling a bit blue --no reason for it-- and made a big cup of tea... It made me feel instantly much better :)

 Here is a list of my very favourite tea, add yours if you want to and I may try them, mmmmm :)

Vanilla Comoro, Harney & Sons
Decaffeinated Black Tea and Vanilla

Earl Grey Supreme, Harney & Sons

Té de la belleza (Beauty Tea), Hornimans
White Tea and Vanilla

Harmonise, Pukka
Organic Rose, Sweet Vanilla, Chamomile Tea

Earl Grey Lavender Tea, Revolution

Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate



And The Winner Is...

 Friday, November 26, 2010

The lovely Kellie of Second Star!!! She just graduated Writing, Lit, & Pub major. Dance teacher and choreographer. She loves clothes, shopping, and reading. So I guess she'll enjoy the Old Words And Vanilla Tea Kit :)

I enjoyed so much with this very first giveaway, so stay tuned, many more coming! :)



That 1960s Vibe

 Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We took these pics after the boy came back from London, he had such a great time and we are so looking forward to moving there!! :) I felt such a sixties vibe while getting ready to go out for a walk. It may be the coat or the new haircut or the day :) Hope you are having a great week ladies!

By the way, don't forget to enter the giveaway, you still have time. I'll anounce the winner at the end of the week :)

Coat: Thrifted (Topshop)
Dress: Dahlia
Shoes: Clarks
Scarf: Topshop


Spanish Designers: Kling, Winter 2010

 Monday, November 22, 2010

Kling did it again. Their Winter 2010 collection is superb. Loving the colours, the texture and the originality. And what's best it's the price, they are becoming very well-known but they still offer such low prices. Well done! During the crisis period, we need to stay within a budget :)



Maude Fealy

 Sunday, November 21, 2010

I want to share with you a few pics of Maude Fealy. She was an American stage and film actress born in 1883. She was quite a woman and very modern for her time. Now I feel like wearing lots of flowers on my head! :) Isn't she gorgeous?

On a different note, the boy is away in London, he has another audition, so fingers crossed! :) I miss him lots...  Have a lovely Sunday ladies!

Darling L


Your Favourite Writer's Quotes

 Thursday, November 18, 2010

Source Etsy

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."
— Virginia Woolf

You inspire me every day ladies. Therefore, I'd like you to feel inspired by me today. Remember the giveaway I'm doing? (You can still enter by the way!) Well, I asked you about your favourite books and  writers... with a purpose! Here you have some quotes by the authors and books you mentioned and some pics inspired by them :)  Hope you enjoy them! Happy Thursday!

"The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods."
— Arthur Conan Doyle

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted."
— Sylvia Plath 

"When its gone, you'll know what a gift love was. you'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it."
— Ian McEwan

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
— C.S. Lewis
"Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can"
— Louisa May Alcott

"Intelligence and proper education will give you independence of spirit."
— Charlotte Brontë

"I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary."
— Margaret Atwood

"There is a moment—Oh, just before the first kiss, a whispered word—something that makes it worth while."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Perhaps it it our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!"
— Jane Austen

"She had a certain guarded melancholy, no doubt, but no despair"
— Gary A. Haugen

"Afterall, tomorrow is another day!"
— Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind)

"I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

"I'm glad he's going away. He's too picturesque to have among so many romantic girls. Afraid his 'grand, gloomy and peculiar' style will be too much for our simple maids."
— Louisa May Alcott (Jo's Boys)

"Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it."
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am."
— Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

"But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes."
— C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

"Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details."
— Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words."
— Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

"What harbor can receive you more securely than a great library?"
— Italo Calvino (If on a Winter's Night a Traveler)

"Do you know that it is in your company that I have had my finest thoughts?"
— Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)

"Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it."
— Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

Darling L


Spanish Designers: Mónica Cordera

 Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I.AM.IN.LOVE!!! I want the whole winter collection by the amazing Spanish designer Mónica Cordera. Peter pan collars, buttons everywhere,  bows, ribbons, beautiful colours... mixed with a romantic-chic-dreamy-vintage style. It inspires me so much. I think I know what I'm gonna ask for Christmas... A Mónica Cordera design! It's not the cheapest but either the most expensive... I can't decide, though, I don't know whether to choose a dress, a top... Do you like this designer girls? Which piece is your favourite?

And, by the way, don't forget to enter the giveaway to win an Old Words And Vanilla Tea kit. I'm so excited about it! I'll announce the winner at the end of next week, so you lovely ladies have still lots of time to enter :)

All pics found on Mónica Cordera's website or facebook

Darling L


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