(Wearing: Vivienne Westwood top, lace skirt, belt & shoes, Steven Harkin Clutch)
This is what I wore to go and meet my friend L in town for a coffee and generally get some fresh air after being stuck inside for so long being ill. On the being ill front I managed to see the practice manager at the Rheum department on Monday, she was great actually once I got hold of her on the phone she had me go right in. I now have confirmation that the problems were caused from side effects and they should ease off once the drug is out of my system. They are not going to start another RA drug yet as they think my Vitamin D deficiency is still causing problems so they want to assess that again in a months time and decide where to go from there. In the mean time I have a new anti-inflammatory drug to try along side a drug which should stop the side effects I had from the other anti-inflams. Anyway boring as this all sounds I hope to be feeling somewhat human again in the next week or so. To add a little cherry on the cake my right wrist has decided to develop a very painful ganglion! I am a walking medical dictionary.
I have to admit as usual I looked a whole lot better than I felt, and had to stay in bed the whole next day to recover. After being on the RA drugs I had forgotten quite how bad it feels not to be on them. Liken a couple of hours drinking coffee and trying on a few pairs of shoes to running a marathon and you are somewhere near. But as I always say there is no point worrying about tomorrow.
As I am sure you will be expecting, the sales are going to be starting soon so this was purely a reconnaissance mission. For once I was the voice of reason and neither of us bought a thing – except some make-up. I have been looking for an eye-liner that doesn’t smudge all over my face by the end of the day and have been recommended to try Mac so I will let you know how that works. I am usually put off Mac because it is always so busy but I needed the damn eye-liner so I risked it. After having them turn down the music so I didn’t have to yell at the SA I came away with my little pot of liner and a new brush. The SA was really helpful so I can’t wait to try it out.
We had a good look around Vivienne Westwood where I finally decided to try on a shirt I had been eying up all season. I knew as soon as I tried it on I would fall in lust with it, but I was very sensible and put it back. Lucky I did as just two days later I got a call saying it was on sale! I have it mail ordered so cannot speak any more of it until I have it safely in my hands in case I jinks it.
We then just went for a look around Selfridges shoe department. We are boycotting Harvey Nics. Why are we boycotting HNs? Well actually it isn’t their fault entirely, but by association. My friend L bought a beautiful Michal Kors bag just 6 months ago, but the screws holding the handle together literally disintegrated! HNs took the bag to have it sent to MK for repair, yet after making her wait 6 weeks she got a phone call saying the bag couldn’t be repaired and she could have a refund. The point was she loved the bag and didn’t want a refund. It would have been very easy to fix too, especially as they still sell the exact same bag on their online store in the USA – we could only find it in other colours in the UK. I just think this is appalling customer service and it has put me off every buying MK. Fortunately L found a gorgeous Marc Jacobs bag in Selfridges – who will fix your item themselves if the manufacturer is unable, so this story has a happy ending.
All the shoes in the pictures are this seasons Prada, I really like the swirled design they have incorporated into their shoes this season. I could never wear the two pairs with the higher heels, they felt very unstable, but that’s why I like to try them on for fun. Check out the Vivienne Westwood wall paper in the photo in the mirror above.
I am in the process of writing a post on selling tips for car-boots, eBay and Etsy so if you have any questions I might be able to answer just let me know and I will include them in the post.
Have a great week,
I also did an interview for Looknbe this week which you can read HERE
In this post I wore lace, which is the item of the month on EveryBody EveryWear, click the link to see how lots of other bloggers styled their lace piece!