29 Jul 2012

Going Green

I bought this little beauty in the River Island sale a few weeks ago, I saw it when it went down to £20 then a few days later it was reduced further to £10 so I instantly snapped it up.

We went out today for a double celebration, my uncles 50th birthday and cousins 21st. I have been waiting to give it an outting and thought as the sun was shining today it was the perfect occasion, how wrong could I be, as soon as we arrived the heavens opened and summer disappeared!

Dress - River Island
Shoes - NEXT
Bag - NEXT

Have you had a nice weekend?

Urban Butterfly x

25 Jul 2012

Wantsie Wednesday - Return Of the Sunshine

Everyone enjoying the long overdue sunshine? I am so pleased I can show off my little bit of tan I have from our holiday last week.
It's that time of year again when I am looking ahead to Autumn / winter. I tend to buck the trend, with my love of Autumn, rather than Summer, I prefer to be covered up in tights and cardigans.  Maybe it's just a secret ploy to buy more as more layers are needed :)

So here's what's on this weeks wantsie list -

I am going to Twinwood Vintage Festival August bank holiday weekend, and I feel this needs to be added to my going away bag for my nights of dancing.

Hellbunny Tiger Lilli Dress - £45-£55

I stole these little beauties from Jools' wish list, well I could as they were on there for all of an hour then went on to her purchased list at lightning speed.

On my 'Birthday Wish List' yes... it's already started :) I had a pair of longer length leather gloves and these are just dreamy. However with a price of £395 they may not transfer onto my 'I've got list' quite as quickly as Jools' did. Maybe if I am good she will ask me over to play with her set :)

Burberry Studded Gloves - £395

Enjoy the rest of your sunny week

Urban Butterfly x

21 Jul 2012

Holiday Blues

I have just come back from the most amazing holiday with the girls. With all this rain I can't show the very rare bit of colour I have.
It was so nice to get away to some sunshine and time to relax, as fabulous as Hong Kong was it was not really a restful break more of an adventure. 
It was my friend Micha's 30th birthday, so to celebrate we decided to go to Hvar Island for 6 nights. Hvar, Island is set in the Adriatic Sea just off the the coast of Croatia.
There was not one cloud in the sky for whole duration of our stay, now I have the fully fledged holiday blues! I adores boats, and was lucky enough to hired a private boat for just us girls, it was one of the best days ever.

The only thing that kept me going this week was that Lala and I went to see the beautiful Paloma Faith perform at Somerset House. Being an open air venue we were very fortunate that the rain held off. Jessie Ware supported her, which was a bonus as I have been constantly playing 110% and even posted the video HERE

Paloma Performing at Somerset House, London
Picture care of musicomh.com

Here's a few holiday snaps...

Hotel Pool
Sunset from our balcony

Carpe Diem Island Club

Holiday Reading

Lisa & Micha

Langaini Beach Club

Relaxing with a drink and cigar

Swimming in the blue cave

Looking over Hvar from the Fortress
View from our apartment

Cove / Island visited on our boat

Relaxing at sunset at Laganini Beach Club

Sunsetting over the islands while on our boat

Have you been on holiday yet or planning to visit our summer in a foreign country?

Urban Butterfly x

2 Jul 2012


We had my good friend Kristy's 30th Birthday celebration on Saturday night. It was the perfect opportunity to test drive my new Kelly Brook Pencil Skirt. I also bought the matching Red Spot Structured bustier but it's a little big around the straps as I had to buy a size bigger as I couldn't fit my lady lumps in the cups. But i have a good dressmaker that can alter to fit me.

Skirt - Kelly Brook Range at New Look
Top / Shoes - NEXT

Me and the bestie

Now for a little rant, which is unlike me but......

Along with the Kelly Brook skirt and bustier I also bought the Bardot Dress
in her range, I had my eye on it for a few weeks then last week it went down in a flash sale from £39.99 down to £12, I am not sure if this was a mistake but it's now back online as £39.99.

Bardot Dress
However I could not get the dress done up over my bust, so called my nearest stores to see who had it in the next size up, I explained what I wanted to do, just swap it, that I purchased online, blah blah and they kindly held the size for me to collect. I was not impressed with New Look as after I travelled 25 minutes, queued in 10 minute line, on my only morning off all week to be told that I was not able to exchange a online sale item that was not on sale still in store. I had the receipt, it was only delivered 4 days earlier. I was advised to return and then repurchase, but it would be at the full price!
This dress may go back into the sale in a week or so time and I hope they will still have it in my size but to be honest I may just return and forget it.
Needless to say I am very unhappy, this kind of service puts me off ordering anything online again with New Look!

Now, I don't want to leave you on a rant, so let me share with you Jessie Ware, I love this song so much at the moment. What do you think?

Urban Butterfly x