A Life With Frills

Friday, 28 November 2014


Tallia Storm in New York

These sunglasses that Scottish singer/songwriter Tallia Storm was spotted wearing in New York this week are stunning, and perfect for shielding your eyes from the glare of the Winter Sun.

Oxford Vaughan SpeedBird Mach 2 Sunglasses

They are Oxford Vaughan's SpeedBird Mach 2 platinum-plated lens sunglasses with 21k gold frames. Oxford Vaughan say "each piece in the Oxford Vaughan collection is individually hand-crafted over 140 stages of precision engineering, using aircraft-grade titanium, the finest acetates, Zeiss lenses and some of the most luxurious precious metals in the world". However at £1,750 a pair, I won't be buying them anytime soon. Anyone know any good dupes?

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Thursday, 27 November 2014


Ballerina flat gods French Sole have branched further out into the accessories sphere by launching a scarf collection.

The cream scarves are a fine blend of cashmere and wool, with hand-drawn shoes illustrations by French Sole founder Jane Winkworth (from her past 25 years of shoe design) and contrasting coloured borders. What's great too, is that they are all designed and made in Britain. They will be priced at £125 each, and available to buy online at French Sole now.

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Image Credits: French Sole / Jane Winkworth

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Argh! I'm so frustrated right now. I'm on the hunt for a new pair of basic black knee-high  (or maybe just mid calf-high) boots for the colder weather. I had found the perfect pair (for a bargainous £20 from Very here; but the first of the two calf sizes I tried was too wide, and the second was too narrow)- so that's them out of the picture.

I can't be bothered to physically trek round the shops in the cold; which is why I love online shopping so much. However, dare I risk having to return a third pair of boots? It might be easier to just go with a mid calf-high option, and that would rule out the problem altogether.

Oh the decisions! Since i'm trawling online shoe stores, I thought i'd share my favourite boot finds with you...

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