Monday, 25 November 2013

Let's potter around and pretend it's Spring

For some reason, now that we're soon venturing into the Winter, I keep on dishing out the floral teacups and scents in my cupboards. Anything which looks dainty, like it might just break any second, will be found on my bureau's periphery almost every day of the week. I'm not very good at accepting the cold. That being said, with it almost being Winter and all, it's definitely the perfect time of year to dish out the hot drinks- fruit tea in my case. Oh, hold on. You guys aren't judging me? Lovely. For any of you princesses who wish winter wasn't so cold, and want to look toasty as opposed to combating an illness, then proceed forth with this post. It will certainly give you an idea or two.

THE OWL-EYED SPECTACLES:
I knew that these were the glasses I wanted to purchase as my new pair since the beginning of Summer, which is why when I finally decided to make the purchase I was like a spoilt brat, having to wait a week to finally get them in my paws. Oh, how I love them so. I shan't lie, I feel like I'm Mrs Potter in them (hence the cheeky pun in the post's title). Gotta' love tortoise shell too, even if a large number of people don't know what tortoise shell is when I rave about it *insert numerous sighs here* I'd like to dedicate some space in words to the wonderful Nicole Farhi for designing these frames. Maybe it shows a poor choice in Boots opticians, but these were the only rounded frames I could find, but I didn't mind. Aren't they magnificent? I'm guessing other designers do actually do rounded frames, I'm not going to be that naive. However, these are just a perfect, little combination: rounded frames, tortoise shell and a hint of purple- you couldn't make me happier.

THE PERFUME I BOUGHT (FOR MUMMY):
I did buy this perfume for mother dearest... But I've found myself becoming quite friendly with it too- not that I can't control myself or anything. We both found this perfume first by accommodating ourselves to the tester found in a magazine in our abode. For once in my life, I didn't just put it on and throw it in the bin, it was lovely. Mummy pledged that she would buy it for herself in the future, and with it, I made sure to buy it for her before she could for herself. It's smell is like a perfect must (that's a compliment in my book) and is far more of a distilled, pretty pink in real life, than that (well) rather off-putting yellow colour you can see in the picture. 

A SPOT OF TEA:
TEA CUP: MISS ETOILE VIA THE DOLL'S HOUSE ON THE HILL, SAUCER: CLERKENWELL VINTAGE FASHION FAIR, TEA: WHITTARD BLACKCURRENT & ELDERFLOWER INSTANT TEA & CHOCOLATE: LIDL

Winter + tea= it's the only part of my pretence which actually makes sense. I've always been exclusively been a fan of fruit tea on the hot drinks circuit. Hot chocolate is too sweet, and coffee is just blegh. I don't know how some of you crazies manage to drink it. When I do, it's literal punishment. Every sip says 'you should have done this work earlier, Belle'. The tea cup is actually a gift from Mins herself, and the saucer was just necessary for a sense of further escapism (it makes sense, don't question me). Oh, and the chocolate? Yes, it's from Lidl. A lot of people snub Lidl as being 'cheap', which isn't really offensive, because that's what it is: cheap. Yet, some of the quality of the product are far from it, this chocolate being one of them. Also, check out their salmon. It's literally rocks my socks. Don't judge it if you haven't even tried it, darlings.

1 comment:

Kristen { Hello Monday Design } said...

Mmmm I have my eyes on the chocolate :-)

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