I’d lost my mojo recently, the hay fever, or more importantly the tablets I was taking for it, were making me very drowsy, to the point where I was struggling for even an ounce of energy. Well, I abandoned them earlier this week and as a result am feeling back to my normal self, with tired itchy eyes but I’ll take that any day over lethargic and useless.
So, whilst grumping about the house, imagine how excited I was to find the postman delivering a box for me, one I hadn’t ordered. I knew from the label it was from the lovely Anne of Andamento and on opening I found this wonderful gift
one of Anne’s beautiful Candle holders (you can see more of her work here) as a return gift for some bird decorations I had sent. It really cheered me up when I needed it – thank you Anne!
I’ve also been doing my usual Sale shopping. I don’t buy many clothes, I haven’t really been ‘clothes shopping’ since the boys were born as it’s way too hard work, so I relay heavily on online shopping and the fact that I knowing what I like.
I’m an big Orla Kiely fan so I was rather pleased to see her new Olive and Orange range hit the shops a while back, it’s quite simply half the price of her home brand and more readily available. I noticed that John Lewis had quite a few pieces half price in their Sale so I bought this dress in cotton, it’s very me and I’m very pleased with it.
Then, just to tempt me, my dream OK dress, the one I’d been lusting after since the Summer collection arrived went half price on the Orla Kiely Website. Now, the truth is even at half price it was still well beyond my reach, especially as I’d already spend my allocated Sale money as above, but after some faffing around and tweeting I used my Birthday money (which I have been hoarding since March) and went for it.
It’s really interesting to see the difference between the two labels, obviously the bottom dress is silk and there is a lot more work involved but I would struggle to justify buying it if it had been full price, saying that I do have quite a large collection of her clothing, but mostly bought for me as presents (M used to work round the corner from her shop) or in the Sale and amassed over the last 7 years.
I will be wearing one of my new frocks to London on Monday, I’m off for afternoon tea at Harvey Nick’s (they serve it with champagne, hummmm) before going to a recording of Friday Night is Music Night, I haven’t had a day on London minus kids for, well, years actually so I’m really looking forward to it. Oh, last confession, I also bought this cardigan, now the credit cards are firmly locked away until the Winter Sales 🙂