Book Review; The new romantic comedy

I must admit I have actually enjoyed the recent miserable weather we have experienced over the last couple of days. It has given me an excuse to stay indoors and catch up on some reading. As an avid reader, I find that people love to recommend me books on every genre and quality, so I constantly feel as though need to ‘catch up’ on my reading. Even though realistically I don’t think that is possible, because each day and week I discover a new book that I must read. I am just a person with a big pile of books on her bed side table.

So, I was ill prepared for the book at the top of that pile, an unconventional romantic comedy, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project was a novel I could not put down. Rarely do I find male protagonist like Don Tillman, uncomfortable and heartwarmingly cringeworthy. He reminded me of Sheldon from TV show The Big Bang Theory, as he applies his analytical thinking and research background in genetics to find a wife, resulting in the most comical approach.

Love according to Sheldon Cooper

Enter Rosie, the polar opposite of Don encapsulating everything that he deems to be an undesirable characteristic of the future Mrs Tillman; smoker, vegetarian (excluding sustainable seafood) and not at all athletic. Meanwhile, Rosie is on a project of her own, to find her biological father, through a relationship of coincidences Don is able to bend his ethics, against his better judgement and for reasons unknown to him to assist Rosie on her quest.

With no understanding of social cues and an inability to decipher basic female seduction techniques, (note to any gentlemen readers – a girl asks if you think she is sexy, and you think she is, say yes) he begins to realise love has no method or reason.

A must read for summer, light and fun to throw in your beach bag and read on the sand, the perfect holiday novel or simply for a rainy day. So put it on your book list and you won’t be disappointed with this delightful read inspiring the inner romantic inside all of us.

SS x

Soul searching: Shoes for Spring/Summer Season

Shoes shoes shoes! I never feel as though I have enough pairs… even though my wardrobe is over-flowing! Shoes can make an outfit; a rockin’ pair of shoes can instantly take an outfit from ordinary to chic; be it animal print slippers worn with leather pants or a set a black pumps with a studded heel worn with a little black dress.

Here are a couple of my must have shoes for this Spring/Summer season:

The perfect Ankle Boot is a no-brainer for a too-cool-for-school summer festival vibe; worn with a pair of cut-offs or a floral mini. The ankle boot is my pick with; studs or cut outs, laces or buckled detail, the ankle boot is my safety shoe.


Wittner Studded Ankle Boots

The Single-Strap Stiletto, or in my case a wedge, is a closet essential for all, in versatile black or to help add a pop of colour. Sophisticated yet sexy, the single strap stiletto is one of my most recent purchases that I just won’t take off, worn with a pair of distressed denims for day or cocktail dress for after dark.


Single Strap Stiletto for all occasions

Animal Print; truthfully every girl needs to have some animal print in her cupboard; a clutch, a cuff, a scarf, for me it is a pair of heels. The animal print heel is a bit of a tricky trend, don’t go too high and look for good quality materials, which means you may end up spending a little bit more. But it is definitely worth it to prevent this look from being ‘cheap’.


Shoes to make a statement

Espadrilles are this season’s hottest trend; originating in Spain this comfortable and versatile shoe is making an impact this season for being just downright cool. In canvas, cotton or a little bit of leather, these are a must buy for Spring/Summer.

Killer Sandals; summer is just around the corner so hit the beauty parlor ladies and spoil yourself with a mani-pedi to ensure your feet always look fabulous in a pair of this seasons summer essential. In metallic or tan, you will see me rocking these both beach and bar side!


My love of leopard extends into flats too.

Of course, Sneakers need to come into the equation here, as they are my go-to shoe. Whenever I don’t know what shoes to wear it is the thing I am pulling out of the cupboard as it is versatile, comfy and looks effortless cool.


Style in Sneakers

The only problem now is where to store them all…

SS x