a few good things

This week, I’ve been mostly loving:

  • Shift dresses and tunics – These dresses are a complete win-win. The voluminous effect makes them hugely comfy, and the simple shape means they’re the ideal base for some large statement necklaces. Ace! Dress by Toast.
  • Patterned kitchenware – I love a good print in the kitchen – all stacked up together to create some sort of crockery chaos. Cup and bowl by Marimekko.
  • Quirky neckware – Since my craft swap with Davina, I’ve got all obsessed with colourful, quirky necklaces – I’ve been seeking out laser cut lovelies and anything in a rainbow hue. Necklace from Accessorize and crochet bow from Lowie.
  • Books, books and more books – I’ve signed up to a Goodreads challenge – 100 books in a year, what was I thinking?! – so every spare minute has been spent reading feverishly.
  • Colourful knits – I’m not sure whether it’s a reaction to the endless grey days, but I seem to be drawn to the brightest clothes at the moment – I’ve been wearing my neon jumper to death, mixing it up with coloured tights and my mustard coat. Screw you, grey skies, I’m wearing a rainbow! Jumper by Joules.
  • Doc Martens – I found a pair of the bog standard lace up shoes on eBay a few months back (absolute bargain at £8.99 – they’d only been worn once, and still had the labels inside!), but my parents treated me to a lovely pair of navy boots for my birthday. They haven’t been off my feet since – forget the myths about Docs being hard to break in, these are like wearing slippers. Chunky slippers, but still! Doc Martens from Office.
  • Block colours – On scarves, dresses, bedding, cushions – I just seem to be drawn to great colour combinations! Scarf by Marimekko.
  • Yarn – Yarn could probably appear on almost every one of these lists; if we go to a craft shop, I always gravitate towards the woolly section, and I’ve got a stash that would makes Hobbycraft look like Poundstretcher (which, incidentally, has a great selection of yarn in fairly nice colours!). I’ve been playing with some Wool and the Gang and Boodles textile yarn, and researching tapestry crochet – the possibilities for creating geometrics is endless. Hurrah! Yarn by Wool and the Gang

This isn’t one of those sponsored posts, by the way – I just love stuff!


  1. laura redburn
    February 25, 2014 / 7:56 am

    always up for a bit of marimekko! love those wool colours too.

  2. Lori | Wild and Grizzly
    February 25, 2014 / 8:42 am

    Great selection, I love Marimekko and have a small stash at home 🙂

  3. Bonnie Rose
    February 25, 2014 / 8:44 am

    How awesome about the book challenge. I keep starting multiple books at once and need to finish them all up before I start any more. 🙂 Would love to be friends on goodreads. x

  4. Lottie :: Oyster and Pearl
    February 25, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Wow, I basically love everything on this list!

  5. fritha strickland
    February 25, 2014 / 9:49 am

    you have such a great eye for things! I'm so surprised that necklace is from Accessorize! x

  6. Lisa
    February 25, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Love the tunic, jumper, Docs…everything! x

  7. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    February 25, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I love the necklace and the bowl and the yarn, and everything! I also have a huge yarn collection even though I can't knit or crochet, I use it for craft stuff. I really want to learnt to crochet though x

  8. Polly Davies
    February 25, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Love that tunic dress x

  9. Laura Side Street
    February 26, 2014 / 12:45 am

    Oh I love those shoes and that scarf – super cute – would have all of these things if I could :)Laura x

  10. Style Eyes
    February 26, 2014 / 6:54 am

    I love the Lowie bow, so cute!

  11. wide-eyed-tree
    February 26, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Love the kitchenware!

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