희정 Forget-me-not..

Friday, 31 August 2012

Moving away from England has made me rather patriotic (understatement). I seem to be drawn to anything with a Union Jack on. Heejeong (희정), my very pretty and creative Korean friend, (who, I will add, is a self confessed Topshop addict), decided to surprise me this week with a beautiful handmade creation. 

I have been umming and ahhing over these gorgeous stone beaded bracelets. They have recently become very popular here in Korea. The bracelets are made from real stones, some semi-precious, 
and have one alternate coloured stone bead - this is often embellished. They are handmade by various little boutiques and sell for around $35-120. 

Little did I know - Heejeong had sourced the supplies to custom make me my very own British bracelet. This little trinket will forever remind me of the great friend I have made in Heejeong.
And, most importantly I LOVE IT! It's just soo.. British..

 Here are some pictures of her amazing creation: 







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Going for Gold

Saturday, 25 August 2012




What with all this talk of Gold Medals in the London Olympics, which I managed not to be in the country for, I have found myself drawn to all things gold. I not the only one, I have seen fellow bloggers, sites and magazines also feeling the gold rush..

So, here’s a look at my Olympic Gold inspired accessories:
Innisfree Nail Colour in 30  $2.50



Michael Kors Watch 514



Accessorize Sale earrings $4





ARITAUM Korea MODI nail colour $3.50



Gold Leaf Pendant - Gift from Boyfriend (Australia)

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A Date with Fate

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sometimes you have no choice. Fate has a plan and we can merely succumb to it. Well, on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in Seoul, I yielded in the form of theses rather elegant Mary Jane’s from Zara.





Now, I know there will be some sceptics out there, so let me explain...

I have always wanted a cute, comfy, nude-esk pair of Mary Jane’s. A classic style in a classic colour. I have spent years trying on various designs. I originally saw a pair, in a similar colour, from Jimmy Choo. The Choo’s were very cute, and on sale at the time, however they were peep-toe. I desired a smart pair, with no peep-toe, smart enough for the office - yet versatile enough for coffee, lunch, or early evening drinks. I also wanted a specific hue of nude- more pink that yellow.. not that I'm fussy or anything..

So, on stepping into Zara, and out of the rain, I saw this lonely pair sat beneath a sale table.
I immediately zoned in on them. They were my size (EU37). Could this be fate? My size AND the last pair? The price tag quoted $49(£30). My insides did a little somersault. Another sale table was lurking in the corner on the second floor. And there again, I saw my shoes. There were two other pairs - neither of them in my size. I picked them up to investigate- maybe I had got a little bit carried away? (It wouldn’t be the first time).

And then fate jumped up and slapped me square in the face  - they were actually $15 (£8)!
NEVER underestimate fate.

My insides literally did a gymnastics performance - and I mean Olympic medal worthy. Needless to say, I grabbed Cathy (who speaks fluent Korean) and dragged her to the till. I needed to double check fate wasn’t just playing a mean joke on me. Thank heavens fate wasn’t. When I return to the UK, I will be on the job hunt and (hopefully!) off to interviews - and these little babies will be firmly on my feet.


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