19 March 2010

Pretty Neutrals.

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited about the neutrals trend at the minute. Although I'm still wearing my bold floral dresses, the neutral's theme is taking this further by toning down the look.
Think stepford wives, Charlotte York from Sex And The City, and ballerina-like daintiness.

TUNIC: Dorothy Perkins, £25.
CARDIGAN: New Look, £20.
BAG: River Island, £29.99.
SHOES: Matalan, £12.
EARRINGS: Accessorize, £4.

I love that none of these items are over-the-top priced, but portray a glamorous look.
It reminds of me one of my favourite quotes from Paloma Faith: "Sometimes the illusion of grandeur is more endearing than actual riches."

I'd like to dedicate this entry to my darling friend Megan:

As long as I've known her (about five years now) Megan's been the epitome of ladylike glamour, with lots of florals and chintz in her wardrobe. And it reflects her personality perfectly - kind, demure, sweet and charming, who believes everything can be sorted with a nice cup of tea and a cupcake.
But she's no pushover - Megan's the Pro Bono (this from Latin means "For The Public Good" - appropriate!) of her university Law Society, and is on first-name terms with some of the top lawyers and judges in the country.
Whoever said that girls can't embrace our feminimity and be career girls hasn't met this one.

Tomorrow I'm posting the fabulous interview I did with the beautiful Claire at French For Cupcake all about all thinks baking and fashion.
Coming up next week is a very SWEET post, I'm going all Francophile on you guys, and put on your glasses because it's geek chic time!
I'm also going to be taking to the street of Newcastle and getting some street fashion exclusives - stay tuned!

Thank you to everyone who's commented, twittered and emailed me about the media coverage mentioned in my last entry. You guys are too sweet, and thank you so so much for following and reading - I love you all.

Keep your comments coming and following me on Twitter (I hit 200 followers yesterday - thank you thank you!). Remember, anything you want to know - or just so say hello - get in touch!

Muchos love,


  1. why carla!?! how cute are you my dear? im soooo glad i found ure blog. hey! and im a freakin mess too! dont u love it?!?

    ure adorable, and i cant wait to catch up on ure postings!

    love and blessings,

    I cried! hahaha!
    What a wuss I am and I seem to be doing that a lot lately!

    Thank you for being so lovely and all of the REALLY sweet things you said about moi. FAR TOO KIND!

    I nearly died when I saw my picture- haha! ;)

    THANK YOU and as always.... this is fabulous!
    I'm actually wearing my chintzy swing dress now! ha!
    Off to see Legally Blonde!!!
    <3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. BBM: Thank you so much!! I love the 'Mess' in your name too - the 'Messy' in mine is after my hair as it never seems to go right! :D I'm so glad you like my blog. <333

    Love ya too. Cannae wait for your grand return! We'll dress up and go for a nice cup of tea somewhere - there's a few new cafes in Newcastle I want to try, including that amazing ice cream place? :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. I'm going to grab those earrings as soon as! Too cute. The bag from River Island is adorable as well. I've yet to embrace this trend after my t-shirt disaster, I don't look good in peach!
    Excited to see what you have coming up!

  5. I LOVE that Dorothy Perkins tunic/dress - so pretty! & those earrings are cool - makes me wish I had my ears pierced..!

    Like your friend's dress - great colour :)


  6. Stephanie: I know they're lovely aren't they? Remind me of a Topshop pair I had that broke!

    HeartShapedBruise: I know it's adorable isn't it? I love babydoll dresses.
    I think Megan's dress is vintage - knowing her it probably is! She manages to get some great finds!

  7. Oooo yes it is vintage- was £5 from a vintage store in Leeds and needed a bit of sewing but it's an unusual shape and a nice fit!

    Thank you for the kind messages!!!
    ...and of COURSE it's vinteeeege Miss C ;)