Breakfast at Tiffany’s, bright red lips and my first brownie since bootcamp

This is one of those posts that I was supposed to post yesterday. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to write. I did, it’s just that everything else seemed to get in the way. I found myself spending all weekend procrastinating about the things I wanted to do. I’m pleased to say that since the brilliant (but slightly traumatic and definitely painful) experience at bootcamp the other weekend, brownies are back in my life. And I don’t even feel slightly guilty about it. Ok, maybe I do a little bit, but only slightly. And at least I haven’t had McDonalds.. yet.

It’s been a pretty hectic week and with a couple of nice events to attend, (including one at Malmaison where I found myself seduced into a new pair of Raybans while sipping on strawberries and prosecco..) I felt exhausted by the time it got to the weekend. So as you can imagine, I wanted nothing better than to spend a couple of days lounging around and losing myself in a good book. Having been sent a copy of Fifth Avenue, 5am: Audrey Hepburn and the making of Breakfast at Tiffanys, the other week by the nice folks at Aurum Press, I’d started the book on the way down to Norfolk and hadn’t had a chance to pick it back up since. This weekend though I got the chance to totally immerse myself in 1960s New York. I don’t want to say too much about the book now because I’m going to be posting a full review tomorrow to do it justice. I will say though it’s a fascinating read for any fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote, or of course Audrey Hepburn.

Since delving into the chic world of Holly Golightly, I’ve been feeling a little more inspired to introduce a little more glamour into my everyday look with this bright red lipstick and vintage diamante necklace (which seems to go perfectly with every outfit). Usually I prefer paler shades of lipstick but I love this matte red from the Kate Moss range for Rimmel.. I’m by no means a beauty expert but it seems to stay on well throughout the day (and despite infinite cups of tea I drink) with minimal bleed. I’m still not quite sure if I’m a total convert though. Lightly coloured lips are a lot less maintenance. And I don’t look as though I’ve murdered someone if I forget I’m wearing it and accidentally wipe my mouth..

On a different note, I’m pleased to announce the winner of my Sol Republic giveaway is Meg from Kind of Lovely! Thanks to everyone who entered 🙂


  1. May 1, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    the red lipstick looks great on you! i also love how it, for some reason, has that vintage appeal!

    glad i stumbled across your blog!


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