MN Vogue - volume 22

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shopafrolic Fri 20-Sep-13 08:20:52

A happy and safe place to talk fashion (from high end to high street), beauty and the arts. All welcome to bring a positive state of mind, lots of links and an eye for detail.
Continuing on from here

noviceoftheday Fri 20-Sep-13 20:06:05

Hhmmm Diptique candle.....good idea foxy, might join you! I am feeling quite cross with dh at the moment for not pulling his weight so it will be a quiet evening.

santamarianovella Fri 20-Sep-13 20:15:53

linus i dont know the location of the loro piana outlet am afraid,
foxy which aga did you go with?

Ooh curry and vino v good. Hadn't prepared a pudding, when DH asked what was for pud I told him he could cull some strawberries if he wanted! Bloody hell....I speak as I type there's no hope grin
linus great tip....will Pin it. Thank you x

LeFreakCestChic Fri 20-Sep-13 23:25:10

Just dropping in to say I've just ordered this pencil skirt
Now I need to find a plain cheap wool black jumper.
Quick navy/ black question- should you? Can you? Do you? My mum says wearing these 2 colours together looks like a bruise ..confused

mignonette Fri 20-Sep-13 23:58:37

I love navy and black LeFreak. I think they look very striking together, especially midnight blue w/ black.

Hi everyone, I just got in from a night in the pub with a few girlfriends, had a lovely catch up with them all and now in bed flicking through vol 22 smile

DH is now in NY so I have 4 days of DC time to look forward to hmm - DH and I are both less than thrilled with the situation, we were hoping to go to NY together and had childcare lined up but the work situation is a little sensitive so I couldn't be seen to be there with him and there's actually little point in him being there either except to show his face....hmm, so a very unsatisfactory weekend for both of us (except he gets to sleep and shop and I get to, umm, entertain 3 DC's hmm confused?

Marsha I got this skirt and these jeans from the Outnet, loved them last night but today not quite so sure, think I may be getting over enthusiastic due to the bargain factor and I want the leather skirt in particular to be exactly the right one, whatever the price, I've looked at loads, from Zara (£80), through DVF and Allsaints to Zadig at £400 and none are perfect. With the jeans, I'm not sure I quite have the legs to pull off the side pockets and zips, I like them but suspect maybe clean lines are more flattering on me?

I love Rachel Allen's food! Foxy I am very envy of you having kids who eat chick peas etc, do not get me started on picky...whilst mine are a long way off devouring curries they aren't actually terrible but they all have different preferences/dislikes so pleasing all of them at the same time is impossible.

Liberty have a wonderful anniversary weekend! Sounds lovely smile

foxysocks Sat 21-Sep-13 07:56:48

Ahhh I have had those zipped j brands in my wish list for ages. I love them. Skirt also nice but I can definitely understand wanting perfection for the price.

Mine are def less fussy than most of their friends. There is stuff they genuinely do not like, of course, but with some things I just keep serving them up and eventually they try it and like it.

Anyone fancy this skirt? hmm
Sleep weekends as solo parent are tough......DVD, wine for you and chocolate and Pringles for the dcs must feature at some point.
LeFreak nice skirt! I'm still on a floral pencil skirt hunt.

foxysocks Sat 21-Sep-13 08:11:28

Oh Santa, sorry forgot to answer you. We have chosen the aga S series. it is duel fuel with six hobs (gas) and four ovens (one grill, one slow cooker, one fan and one standard electric). It comes with a griddle plate and wok ring too. In black. Hurrah! Our kitchen dude got a really great trade discount too.

Decameron Sat 21-Sep-13 08:45:21

Shame you couldn't go to NY, Sleep. At least the weather will be good this weekend so you can head out.

Gorgeous skirt LeFreak and I love navy and black together.

Hope you are having a lovely time, Liberty. I thought Bath was beautiful.

LinusDKD Sat 21-Sep-13 10:02:23

Lovely skirt lefreak! I love navy and black combined together, but it all depends on the navy and on the black.

A proper black black might look too harsh against the navy but there are plenty of blueish blacks that look stunning with navy.

sleep such a shame you couldn't go to NY! Do you think DH might try and soften the blow with a little NY prezzie?

dry how about that floral Zara skirt I pinned a while ago? The print is stunning and it has a nice bit of stretch in it, but on me it just didn't sit right.

foxy very envy about your Aga! Especially the fact you can cook with gas! Unfortunately in our area it's all electric cookers but I love cooking with gas.

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 10:04:43

I missed that skirt LeFreak and it is lush. Just the kind of graphic I go for.

Dry That would kill me. I will have to take DD when we next go as the thought of her little sad face at the thought of my being there without her is more than my conscience will allow.

Maybe DH will come home clutching a large present?

Had lovely lobster in Farringdon last night then lovely walk home looking at the hipsters. It is like an urban safari.

QueenCadbury Sat 21-Sep-13 12:55:38

Hello. Had a lovely night last night catching up with dh. He was telling me he's getting his annual incremental pay rise so I told him therefore I must be due a pay rise too grin.

lefreak I love navy and black together. There's lots of pins somewhere on one of my boards but I often wear black trousers with a navy top.

Got loads to do today-tea to organise for ds and his friends,presents to wrap, party bags to sort out etc etc. Will catch up properly later.

Good one QueenC

linus tried to buy this skirt and this skirt fron Zara, both sold out !sad

noviceoftheday Sat 21-Sep-13 14:27:10

THANK YOU so very much to Shop! I picked up the package today and contents are absolutely perfect! i have plonked it straight into the box.smile

I am wearing the helmut Lang knitted jumper today. It's definitely too big but feels lovely.

Dh and i had a big row this morning so a bit tense at home this afternoon. Not very like us so not fun.sad

Well Dniece and Dnephew loved the cupcakes we spent SIX hours baking and decorating for them so that's all good. Have dug out my deep green Warehouse cocoon cardigan out of the wardrobe as it's so warm and am really snug now

santamarianovella Sat 21-Sep-13 15:34:06

oh no! novice sad,hope all is ok later.

foxy the s series is beautiful,please pin your kitchen on the secret board when its done, why dont we all do a kitchen pinning night! grin.

sleep i used to dread spending the weekend alone with the dc,when dh is away,but not any more,but make sure to demand a compensation when he comes back!

le freak i love navy and black,

queen i like the way you think!

im taking refuge in my kitchen with dd, dh has been watching football all afternoon and i CANT STAND IT ANY LONGER!,think will go back to pinterest and plan my imaginary thanksgiving dinner before my friend and her dc come by later.

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 15:37:36

Novice Hope things improve later. DH and I don't row or argue hardly ever so can imagine how unsettled and horrid you both must be feeling brew and cake to calm ruffled feathers.

Hope you work things out novice thanks

Novice hope you and DH make up and are able to have a nice rest of weekend together. wine arguing sucks. (If you need to run away I have a little shed you could borrow wink )

Amber does your trip to BV mean you've saved up enough and bought your dream bag?
I am being restrained until my visa bill arrives (and I've paid off all of my work purchases... Boring,boring,boring. Then I have a few things on my with list

Why did I look at this? Gorgeous

LinusDKD Sat 21-Sep-13 18:30:40

dry that last floral Zara skirt you linked was the one I tried on a couple of weeks ago. Do you want me to have a look of they still have it next week? I can always send it to you if you like.

They also have this one online but maybe the print is a bit too wallpaper like?

And they still have this one in a M and L online.

novice I hope you and DH kiss and make-up soon. Maybe put on those killer heels tonight? ;-)

santa I won't be sharing my kitchen on MNV because we only bought the house last year and whilst the kitchen will do for another few years, it really isn't my dream kitchen.

DH took the children out for a couple of hours this afternoon so I made Chilli con Carne (had it for dinner tonight, yum) and pumpkin soup.

I have loads of pumpkin left (you can buy them in a field close to our house and I chose the biggest one, of course) so I might try a different pumpkin soup recipe tomorrow.

LinusDKD Sat 21-Sep-13 18:40:04

I really like this sweatshirt even though I usually don't look good in them.

They say it's reversible but then they don't show the other side. hmm

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