There are itsy bitsy pockets of my life that are totally mine. One of these is the ceremonial opening of magazines delivered direct to my door.. Monthly Vogue, Red and Elle Decoration.. Weekly Grazia.
The only other things that come though the letterbox for me are bills and brown envelopes and you know they are never ever good.. In these days of communication via every route bar the handwritten letter it is a tiny triumph to get Mr Postie to hand me something that makes me happy… memory flash, my mum is from Fiji and came to the UK in the 1960s leaving behind a VERY large family including 12 siblings.. the only affordable way to keep in touch was to write airmail letters back and forth across the seas and I still remember how happy she was when a thin blue envelope would pop through the door with news from home!
Anyway I digress, Aromatherapy Associates deep relax bath..complete silence and Grazia to read – perfect (except when I pick up the wrong package and end up with my son’s Match of the day mag and feel mightily deprived to be looking at inter-season transfer news and how to win transformer toys as I cant be bothered to get out of the bath to swap mags)…
Each week of my Grazia give me at least one gem of a find – and this week proved sensational.. Uterque, sister store of Zara (my go to High Street fav shop).. Uterque is online only in the UK – although I’m actually considering flying to Spain to spend money I don’t have in one of the few shops that they do have – . Gorgeous, classic pieces, seasonal yet keepers. Quality and directional. Everything a grown up girl could want – and with the Sale on – woop woop!
I had to buy the gladiator shoes above down to £55 from £85. And the black fringe dress below just called out to me for my family holiday in Portugal this August… it said..travel in me…. throw me over your bikini at the end of the day.. layer gold over me and run to the bar for cocktails…£115 down to £69 – who could resist? Not me that’s for sure! And there is so much more, jewelled sandals, studded bag, snakeskin heels, soft suede jacket.. I’m posting this to the blog and heading back to the Uterque website now!
Please please dont deny yourself! – it will be top of your bookmark list in a flash!