Things of beauty...and Olivia P!

posted on: Friday, 23 March 2012

Can it be Friday again so soon? Days are merging as work and home collide. I am now nearly three months into my return to work and my goodness the creaks are starting to show! How tired?! My brain aches but I am certain it's still working. In an unprecedented moment I managed to recall just the right cerebral fact, to just the right audience at just the right moment; and my boss witnessed it! Perfect. There is life in me yet. But it is frazzling, evidence in point: I forgot what time Boo was finishing school and found myself there an hour too early. The sponge that is my mind was full that day.

In a writer friend's blog; she wrote that it is ' if some lighting director in the sky has turned the dial up to Beautiful' this week! What a turn of phrase; it took my breath away. But that is exactly it: Spring has arrived, it may be short-lived, but something in the sky has changed and the result is beautiful.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments to my last post. Don't fret, it was a moment of introspection that I must afford myself from time to time. I think I'm over it now.

Meanwhile to Olivia P. If ever I need some sartorial inspiration, it is to her that I turn. That impish face, that pint-sized physique, that wardrobe to die for. Does Olivia have moments of introspection and self-doubt too?! I doubt it...

Have a lovely weekend...

via pretty stuff via gold and gray

...beautiful adele...photographed in vogue


via ruche

...the most incredible styling...via cannelle et vanille

via pretty stuff

...oh Olivia P...

butter soft...via phe-nomenal fashion

via gold and gray

...from my favourite Elizabethtown...via silver motel


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What a fabulous start to Friday. Hugs, B x
    p.s at least it was an hour EARLY...!

  2. Just off to ride the mare. A little late this morning because I am waiting for a frost to break. (Don't want poor Red to start slipping about and give herself a fright.) Wandered over to Twitter to see that Things of Beauty was up early. And THERE was a certain line from another blog. Can't tell you how thrilled I was. So you have started my day with a big, fat smile. Thank you, thank you. :)

  3. I think everyone no matter how rich, beautiful, talented, gifted, whatever, suffers from doubts and introspection. I used to pray that my kids found happiness, love, good jobs etc...not I have peeled back the layers on those wishes and I pray they will be confident. Confidence will be the foundation for all those other things.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

  4. Dear Lou,
    I'm sure that it takes quite a while to get back to a work/home routine again, after being at home full time. I think that I'd be a quivering wreck so, you are going great guns !!
    I just saw Olivia P on a repeat of Britain and Ireland's next top model. She really is beautiful, isn't she ?
    Thanks so much for your comment yesterday ..... I think that I might have offended some of my readers, what with lingerie and the 'F' word !!!!! haha.... I don't think it will stop me from doing similar posts in the future though !!
    Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy every minute of it. XXXX

  5. I think everyone is tired now, and need the break at Easter! I hope you have a wonderful and rejuvenating weekend.

  6. these pictures are so pretty and inspiring. I love the shadow box dress.

  7. Such eye candy to finish off my Friday and a week from hell I may add ~ nothing that a new job would not fix I am sure! Hoping that it all comes together soon Lou ~ wishing you a sunshiney spring week-end. xo

  8. Gorgeous pics. Elizabethtown is one of my very favourite movies. Happy weekend.

  9. lovely words lovely desert island discs and sunshine on a Sunday.....happiness is definately here today!!

  10. I turn to Olivia in times of sartorial inspiration...doesn't get much better !


  11. I like the last picture. The two couples are really cute together.