Mulberry Wishlist

This photo is from my blog, taken three years ago, how time flies! These pants and top are long gone, but the Mulberry clutch and scarf and still firm favourites in my wardrobe. I admit, I find the term ‘investment buy’ a bit of a cop out we use to justify blowing our budgets, but there is truth in it. I felt in love with this gorgeous raspberry clutch, with it’s gunmetal postman’s lock clasp. The burnt orange scarf complimenting it perfectly. They are easy pieces which I can wear with numerous vintage dresses or a simple shirt and trousers. I still get excited when I pull them out to wear and hope I will do for many years to come!

I think Mulberry has some gorgeous products, we have a lovely shop here in Manchester but the last time I went for a fondle was in Harrods whilst I was in London. They have a nice selection on the Harrods website too, above are my top picks. For a large, everyday bag I really like the Del Ray. The snakeskin is sumptuous and so versatile, I like the black but the greeny-gold would be top choice, it is so unusual.┬á I also like the fun side to the brand this season was all about big furry monsters, very Wild Things. Details like the quirky turtle clasps make such a unique touch, it is cute without loosing elegance. If I was going for another clutch I would choose the Clemmie. In the dusky pink it is such a modern bag, with a great shape too. It is the kind of colour which will modernise a winter wardrobe, imagine the ducky pink with berry’s and browns, so chic. Mulberry have even more fabulous scarves, so many patterns and styles to choose from. You know I am a big fan of an oversized scarf, I wear them all year round. This multicolour on really called out to me, as did the animal print ones especially the zebra.┬á The little friendship bracelets caught my eye too, these would make perfect stocking fillers (hint, hint). The pink with gold peace charm is my favourite, but they also have a key hole charm perfect for a loved one.

I really like to learn about how things are made, this little video shows the construction of a Del Ray bag, I thought it was fascinating.

Are you a Mulberry fan?

Outfit: Wearing the 1950’s Trend in a Modern Way

(Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Doctors bag and VW Angloma tee, Whistles skirt, Matthew Williamson at H&M leather jacket, Topshop Boutique boots, vintage Mulberry belt, nail colour Chanel Delight, fragrance Agent Provocateur).

I wasn’t actually intending to wear the 50’s style trend but it just turned out that way! I have had this skirt for years, I have it in red too, I think any look with a full circle skirt is going to naturally hint to the the 1950’s. I never, ever, wear my hair up either but was inspired by Victorial Beckham’s posh-pony tail at the Spice Girls reunion, mine didn’t end up look much like VB’s but my hair has never done as it’s told. I quite like it though. My hair is very fine so it is usually hard to style, however I managed this with the help of the new Batiste XXL dry shampoo spray. It is the craziest product, I can’t describe it, nothing like regular batiste, more like glue!! Highly recommended anyway for those of you wanting massive big hair!! With the up-do in place I had to make the most of it and wear some huge earrings, these are one of my sales buys. They look great but got really pinchy by the end of the night, will have to look for those cushion things. Throwing on a leather jacket on top of anything always makes me feel like I’m in Grease! I guess even a classic white t-shirt fits in with the look too, remember James Dean folding his cigarette packet up in his sleeve? This particular fabulous white t-shirt was a lovely gift from fellow blogger Joanna of Dividing Moments, she has only just started blogging but I think you will enjoy her closet musings just as much as I do, so take a peek at her blog. I have always really liked massive big skirts, skirts that swish when you walk, there is something extra fun about that!