Sunday, 22 July 2012

Bees, sunshine, Revenge, porn revolution & soundtracks.

So on a totally vain & shallow note (hey, at least I'm honest!) I FINALLY, FINALLY got my Alex Monroe Baby Bee necklace yesterday. And I am totally in love with "him". Anyone that knows me will be sick of hearing about said necklace. I fell in love with it when I first saw it being worn by Lesley Sharp's character on "Scott and Bailey" last year. When the second series started again in March, I decided that I *had* to have one. So I've spent the last 3mths saving up (not so) patiently. To rub it in, every celebrity worth their salt seems to be wearing Alex Monroe in some form recently! I don't usually wear gold, but I thought it looked better & as he's an investment, is classier. I love how unusual & quirky the bee is, whilst still understated and dainty. I love it!
Now I'm debating how certifiable naming a necklace is...?!

Enjoying this sudden outbreak of good weather. (In July. Who knew?!) Legs fake tanned, 50s style sundresses & skirts out quickly- I don't trust it to last, therefore am making the most of it!

My TV shows of choice at the min are definitely full on girlie guilty pleasures. Am catching up on Pretty Little Liars season 1 (would kill for Spencer's wardrobe!) & totally addicted to Revenge. Have loved Ashley Madekwe for years, so am glad she is doing so well- regularly crush on her featured outfits & it was her Ring My Bell blog that inspired this one. Love the clothes envy, glamour, intrigue & pure escapism of both shows.

Also, been totally obsessed with Fifty Shades. Not been so into a book since Twilight. Sebastian Stan or Armie Hammer are my choice Christians, with the wonderful Troian Bellisario or Emilia Clarke as Ana. And have just started recording Maison Close. As the girl well at ease with reading Secret Diary in public years ago (and being chastised for "brandishing that smut!"), I welcome this sexual revolution!!

Having a poppy, feelgood soundtrack to my summer: Fun, Ok Go & Foster The People. Oh, and The Dark Knight Rises OST. (Not so poppy!)

No mani news as my nails are still a bit shot from the Coldplay nail wraps. They may have looked fab, but they've left my nails brittle and breaking so they are still uber-short and being given serious TLC daily! I don't like my nails being in bad condition :(

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Abby :D

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Kim Sears- my idea of a "WAG"

Okay, quick post as I have to let out my appreciation for this lovely, inspirational lady somewhere. Be warned, this may just be a girl crush thing...
For those of you that don't know, Kim Sears is the longtime girlfriend of Andy Murray. She is courtside every game throughout Wimbledon- and much of the international season, and whilst she is recognisable as "the other half", she is not showy, in your face or overgesticulating in a desperate need for attention. (See also, Mrs Federer- another understated, chic and classy tennis widow).
Kim always looks beautiful in a pretty, natural way- glowy skin, preppy outfits and the fast becoming trademark silken tresses that have sparked comparisons to Kate Middleton. She is an accomplished artist (see her website) and aspiring author- and yet never uses Andy to further herself- shunning any attention, any deflecting any emphasis back to her boyfriend.
So in the age of the trashy WAG associated with football- a trend leading to the likes of the TOWIE, Made In Chelsea and The Batchelor "marry a rich husband/ find fame with no real talent or sustaining purpose" culture, I salute the pretty blonde sitting demurely at Centre Court.
Oh, and good luck Andy!