Now that I’m living with my mum and dad in Bath, I’m finding it very hard to resist girly days out with my Mum. Yesterday, I gave myself a well earned day off and drove Mum to Bristol for a spot of shopping, coffee drinking and deli eating. I know I've only been living in Bath for a week but I have to admit I really am missing Bristol. I miss being in walking distance to my friends and I miss the Bristol buzz. Bath is lovely but it’s so different to Bristol.
Our day of shopping started in Clifton Village and The Arcade, a part of Bristol I love rummaging in. It’s changed since I was there last; there are some great new shops. I went into a gorgeous craft shop – I Love Crafty. It was full of lovely presents perfect for Mothers day but with my mum was in toe I couldn’t make any purchases. I’m pleased to say however that they have a website so I’ll be visiting it later today before it’s too late.
Next I walked straight into fab vintage shop Clifton Vintage Boutique (I took some photo’s but they really don’t do it justice – note to self – must buy a decent camera!!) and spotted a really cute, blue, floral fifties dress, I wish I’d tried it on now; my wardrobe could really do with an injection of this seasons florals!
After the delights of Clifton Village, we jumped back in the car and drove to Park Street to visit my favourite shop Whistles. I must have tried on half the shop but was lucky to have a very patient sales assistant. I was naughty and made a couple of purchases, a blue shift dress, perfect for Personal Shopping trips, and a high waist pleated skirt that fit’s like a glove and will slot seamlessly into my wardrobe. Being a pear shape I love this seasons fifties inspired skirts that are springing up everywhere.
On our way home we popped to Cribbs Causeway, and then home for a much needed cup of tea. It was a long day but really lovely. I’ll find it hard to resist more girly days out – and they’re a great excuse to go back to Bristol.
I know...three posts in one day is unheard of from me! Well, I’ve got some catching up to do as I’ve been offline for far too long. The main reason is that I’ve been busy sorting out wardrobes and taking lovely clients shopping, but the other reason is that I’ve been in the process of moving house. I’m pleased to say that everything went to plan and we completed on Friday so things are starting to get back to normal, well kind of, my husband, dog and I are now living with my parents so it’s not quite normal, but it’s very nice all the same.
My office has taken some setting up, I hadn’t quite realised what an undertaking it would be but thankfully it’s done and so I’m able to pay my rather neglected blog some attention and start to get through the huge mound of admin that’s piled up.
So, I’ll stop rambling and will get on with my next post of the day, and this is, as promised, all about Hobbs.
Hobbs is a brand that I regularly use for clients, I find that it suits a range of people and mixes fabulous wardrobe staples with fashion items. So when I heard that they were opening a standalone store at Cribbs Causeway I was over the moon, anything that makes my life a little easier and my client’s wardrobes a little better is always a winner.
For those of you who don’t know Hobbs or haven’t been in for a while, it’s what I’d describe as quintessentially English with a little dash of quirkiness.
This season’s collection is so strong and I love their NW3 range, that’s got to be my favourite collection of the season so far. Unfortunately the NW3 range isn’t available at the new store, although I’ve got my fingers crossed that it makes an appearance. For now it can be sourced from John Lewis and the Hobbs store in Bath (which by the way is huge and full of lovely things).
Here are a few of my favourite pieces from Hobbs spring/summer collection, along with my must haves from the NW3 collection.
The re-vamped items will be on the catwalk and are expected to be very avant-garde and unrecognisable from their original state, it’ll be impossible to leave without being inspired to create your own masterpiece. If sewing isn’t your strong point then don’t worry, the pieces from the show will be making available to purchase on the online store.
For the lucky recessionistas who manage to get a ticket, not only will you be treated to a fabulous fashion show , but you’ll be able to indulge in some yummy cupcakes and wine, and of course, will receive a goodie bag. I can’t wait to see what saunters down the catwalk and promise to feedback after the show.
16 Narrow Quay,
Doors open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Visit their Facebook page for more info
Visit Oxfam online to find your bargain
The show was testament to the fact that fashion at Cribbs Causeway is getting better and better, it’s well worth a visit whether you’re looking for the latest fashions or something a little more classic – there’s something for everyone. I’m looking forward to taking my clients shopping there in the coming weeks.
My new cream tassel kimono from Topshop, is pretty much my most favourtie thing that I have ever bought ever...EVER! its amazing, and lets face it, its tassled, so obviously I'm going to like it! It sold out on the internet and two stores that I tired, but I eventually managed to get my hands on one, and it was defo worth the wait!
Hope everyone has a nice weekend.
I'm off to a vintage fashion fair today so I shall let you know what I find. As well as some amazing recent thrift finds I found whilst shopping with my grandma (that girl can rummage!)
I can’t believe it’s that time already, it seems only a couple of months ago that we were treated to a fabulous showcase of what Cribbs Causeway had to offer for the winter season, and now it’s time to discover what lovelies we can add to our wardrobe for spring/summer!
I can’t wait; I’ve been so busy updating client’s wardrobes so I’m really looking forward to taking some time out to think about what I might add to mine. I always find the fashion show’s at Cribbs Causeway a great source of inspiration, as they feature the latest trends in an easy to wear way.
DIY top with cross safety pins, old topshop purple velvet cutwork jacket,
topshop PU trousers, shoes from a random store in NY.
Rings: forever21, h&m
Just thought I would share with you guys a look that I wore out one night last week. (still not sure how to wear dark red lipstick and not feeling like a goth, but I will get there!)
A winding evening in England.
shirt from h&m, fur gillet h&m, hat -which got blown away by the wind alot) topshop.
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