As Fresh as a Daisy!

New Picture (2)Sooooooo…I hope you can tell what this post is about. 20SomethingFreak (2SF) has a new look! I’d been looking at the old theme for a while and thinking it just looked a bit tired and dated and then today was the day I just HAD to change it 🙂

I won’t lie, this freshen up is also part of a much larger 2SF project that is ticking away in the background and hopefully I’ll be able to tell you about some exciting changes soon. In the meantime, I hope you appreciate this little facelift and I’ve also added links to a 2SF FB page which is part of the upcoming changes and my YouTube channel. Both of these will be seeing a lot more action in the near future.

Have yourselves a lovely Thursday, I can’t believe how quickly this week has been flying by! x

When the Shoes Make the Outfit

Sometimes in life, you have your mind set on something so much that you just can’t adapt or change, it just has to be the way you imagined it. So what happens when we can’t find what we imagined and there’s no way around it, shoes for example fall into this category. When you dream up your perfect pair and you can’t find them, there’s very little you can do to change it. This happens even more regularly if you are someone like me and have slightly unusually sized feet, either on the short, long, wide or narrow side.

Well I am here to tell you there is a solution and for those of us in the UK, it’s just on our doorstep and it’s sooooooo much fun! Upper Street London is my new best friend…they make shoes, lots of beautiful shoes designed by fabulous women just like us! Here is their website, seriously check this out. If you register you can create designs for your ideal pairs of shoes and save them into your collection and then when you’ve made your mind up, you can go right ahead and order them, even if your feet aren’t quite a standard size.

Now you may wonder what the point is in designing your own shoes if you’re only going to have to pay more for them but let me put it to you like this… you could buy 2 or 3 pairs of high end high street shoes that loads of other people have which you like OR, you could buy 1 pair of custom designed, 1 of a kind shoes that you absolutely love and can’t wait to wear with anything AND you know they’ll fit like a glove because they’ll keep adjusting them until they do 🙂

I went to meet the Upper Street crew yesterday at their studio in London and not only are they lovely people but it meant I got to see some shoes and feel some fabric swatches. Well, the shoes are gorgeous and not a splodge of glue anywhere (Primark and New Look I’m looking at you!) and the fabrics are super luxurious. When they say leather, they mean leather, none of this leather effect malarky, only the real deal. Seriously, have a play on their website and then add your favourites to your Christmas list, I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I’m just deciding which ones my wardrobe is most in need of myself!

Here are a couple of the designs I have stored in my collection to get you started off:

Animal Hair with Leather Toe, Back and Heel and Silver Studs

Patent Turquoise and Fuschia Leather with Silver Studs

If you can’t see what you’re looking for, give them a call as some things aren’t on the website. Much love and happy designing! x

Did Someone Say Comfy Sofas…???

The day has finally arrived! It feels like I’ve been waiting an eternity when actually it’s been a mere 2 months out of an anticipated 3. MY SOFAS ARE HERE!

A few months ago the bf and I trawled all of the local furniture shops looking for something that was both sexy and comfy but nada. Then I saw that CSL were opening in Brent Cross and my dreams came true. The selection they had put smelly old DFS to shame! So we sat through multiple credit checks as they got our details wrong time and again and eventually, we ordered a sexual black leather 2 and 3 seater Bergamo sofa…FIT! The bf even let me go for the more expensive leather just because I thought it looked a bit more funky – job done.

All we had to do then was wait…and wait…and curse our stinky old broken sofa bed until I got The Call. “Your sofas are ready for delivery, please ring to arrange a time”. I’ve never dialled a number so fast as I did that day and here is the result:

 It’s not the best picture in the world but I wanted to get them both in and show how well they go with Zebedee (the real zebra skin lying on the floor). Finally, my house is looking snuggly and gorgeous, just in time for us to start putting up Xmas decs. Yes I said Xmas decs and I don’t feel any shame in that even if it is only October!

Big love from a happy Sam! x