perjantai 19. heinäkuuta 2013

Summer in the city

Summer in the city - it has been sunny and lovely in London for the past week. It is really exceptional to have such a long lasting heatwave on this side of the world. We are talking about +28'C to +31'C outside every single day. And what is the strangest thing is that the temperature doesn't drop in the evening, it pretty much stays around +27'C to +29'C throughout the whole night - which has meant a serious contemplating of a midnight shower a few times :)

Aside of the warm temperatures, it has been wonderful to see how the whole London comes out to restaurants and bars after work. We have been spending time in Richmond river front, Southbank and Shoreditch. People are happy, feel free and have a smile on their faces -even though everyone is pretty much sweating all the time.

Summer in the city - wearing a light blue summer dress and beige leather flats with golden details

This summer's best summer drinks have definitely been ice cold cappucinos and wonderfully refreshing strawberry & white wine summer punch. We discovered this beautiful and light drink this week whilst being in Hoxton square for dinner and a few post-drinks. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a summer in a glass!
Summer drink; lemons, strawberries, white wine, soda

sunnuntai 14. heinäkuuta 2013

Sunday morning

Good morning lovelies.

It is an early Sunday morning and I'm sitting in the lounge, watching the water in the Thames flow by, stomach full of breakfast. I feel relaxed, content and peaceful. It is one of those beautifully perfect mornings.

Pretty pink Foxglove

Violet lupin

"Beauty is the greatest seduser of a man"
-Paolo Coelho

keskiviikko 10. heinäkuuta 2013

New ballerinas

I have been meant to write this post about my new ballerinas for some time now. I visited Stockholm a while ago and got myself two beautiful pairs of leather ballerina flats from Rizzo's 2013 summer sales.

Rizzo is a Swedish retailer selling beautiful footwear and accessories. They are under a bigger retail group, Venue Retail group,  who also own similar footwear, accessory and bag brands as Accent and Morris. They sell shop brand products under the name Rizzo as well as other brands such as Billi Bi and Menbur They have shops only in the Nordic countries, which is why I often make sure I nip in their Helsinki store in Aleksanterinkatu, every time I visit home.It is a shame they haven't expanded to the UK yet, even though, who knows, there might be a some UK stores may well have taken Rizzo's products in.

The shoes Rizzo sells are classic and beautiful. Some of them have more interesting details than others, but as a rule, everything tends to look pretty good. Also, the majority of their products are made of leather which I will always give extra points. Shoes and bags are not too pricy - of course a lot more expensive than cheap and cheerful one month wonders - so I think with most of Rizzo's shoes you get good value for money.

Billi Bi beige leather ballerinas

Billi Bi's beige nubuck leather ballerinas have a beautiful golden buckle detailing. The end toe part of the shoe is made of black leather, which makes the otherwise natural coloured shoe look interesting and easy to mix with almost everything you are wearing. The shoes were -50% discount, which was a fantastic addition to these beauties.

These Rizzo ballerinas match perfectly with one of my bags; the colour is exactly the same. Also love the golden plates and little buckle detailing. I have been wearing these shoes a lot lately and they are amazing to walk in. These bad boys were also picked up from the -50% sale table.

maanantai 8. heinäkuuta 2013

Cardholders and cluthes

I have been trying to find the perfect kind of a card holder for ages now. I don't know why it really has taken me this long to make up my mind with this particular item as usually I don't waste time when I actually need something. So here it is now, a reptile leather skin card holder. Finally!

Also have a look at my impulsive clutch purchase below. Beige leather -50% sale. Whoopey doo and matches well with my new Modalu handbag :D
Leather reptile skin card holder
Beige leather clutch

torstai 4. heinäkuuta 2013

Modalu - Pippa Brogue Grab bag

May I introduce to you my new handbag purchase Pippa Brogue Grab by Modalu London. Modalu's Pippa bag in nude is something I have wanted to buy for quite a some time now.

Modalu Spring 2012 colour pallete fresh lavender and soft sand

I bought the medium size Pippa Brogue Grap, the one with two front zip pockets, three main zip sections and double grab handles. The bag has a beautiful Modalu lining and comes with a dust bag. There are also little feet on base of the handbag that keep the handbag standing nicely. 

Modalu Pippa bag in nude Pippa grab handbag

Modalu lining Pippa bag

Pippa bags come in various colours and sizes and are all made of fine leather. Since I have always liked the nude colour Pippa bags (past season - hence they have been usually sold out everywhere I have looked) tracking down one has been quite a difficult thing to do. A few week's ago I, however, came across with one in a handbag and shoe shop Rizzo in Stockholm.