Tuesday, 19 August 2014


I didn't take any blog photos last week as we were enjoying a week away in Norfolk, we had a fabulous time playing on the beach, exploring dinosaurs and stuffing our faces with ice cream and fish and chips. 

It's back to reality, although not back to work until Friday which is nice. And what's happened to the weather? It certainly seems to have taken an autumnal turn which I am really not happy about. I really am a sunshine and summer girl, I could happily live in the heat all year round and do not enjoy the hassle of winter, wrapping up all the time, worrying about the rain, iced up windscreens, days and days of left over slushy snow, I could go on...

I'll try to make the most of what left of the summer, it's still only August after all. My outfits over the past few days have been the following;


A simple mustard yellow top in the sale from Joules with a floor length navy skirt from Next which is so comfy and easy to wear. I also wore a chunky gold necklace from H&M.

It must be turning cooler as I have worn jeans! I love to wear skirts and shorts and love in them all summer but these pink lovelies are Boden ones teamed with a striped Joules tee.

Finally today's outfit which I wore for a stressful shopping trip to town, twins and town do not mix! I don't tend to take them unless I really need to but with a certain someone's birthday looming this week I really needed to get sorted! Yes, you Mother! I wore these fab Boden patterned trousers and had three people randomly come up to me and say how nice they are and where are they from! I wore them with a navy Primark vest and Banana Republic cardigan.

And just look at this little monkey! How am I meant to take blog photos with George weaving in and out my legs?! I think he thought his cool checks and dinosaur tee deserved a mention!

Monday, 28 July 2014


How absolutely fabulous has the weather been, long may it continue I say! I could easily live in a country where it is warm and sunny all year round. I've noticed that the autumn/winter clothing is starting to creep in as well. I do not like this! It is too early and too sunny to be thinking about that.

I love a simple summer dress for when the weather is nice and it makes a change from shorts. Here are two of my favourites. The blue one is a recent Boden sale bargain that I only ordered on a whim as it was reduced so much and really love it. The other was a bargain off one of the Facebook selling pages I have mentioned before, it is from Fat Face and I think it was £8. Can't really go wrong. I wore this one for lunch with a lovely friend recently. To mix it up slightly I paired it with some tan leather and leopard print sandals. I chose turquoise accessories and the colours complimented each other really well.

Falling in love with vintage, again...

As those of you who have been readers if the blog for a while will know I fall in and out if love with vintage now and again. Inspired by the programme 'This old thing' I am well and truly back in love again. If you have not caught it yet, it's  on Wednesday evenings and shows how fabulous vintage clothes with a modern twist can be. I have dug my clothes and jewellery out and dusted off the sewing machine so we shall see how I get on. I did pick up these fabulous full leather shoes in the Sue Ryder vintage shop in Beeson for the bargain price of £3, they are super comfy and so cute.

As the weather has been so lovely I have been making the most of my summer clothes. I am completely lusting over a fabulous white sundress that I simply cannot afford so in the mean time I will have to stick to my £12 Matalan skirt which I love and a simple white vest. I think before the summer is out I will be needing a pair of silver sandals as well, I think they would work with so much. On this occasion I wore my simple tan sandals that go with everything (not shown) that are also Matalan and a Boden summer tote.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dare to dungarees

I cannot tell you how much I love these new dungarees! I picked them up this week for £7 from Primark after wanting some for a few weeks and deciding if I would dare to wear them. As the weather is slightly miserable today it seemed like a good day to go for it. I have teamed them with a striped Boden Breton and some white pumps. 

Finally it's mine...

I have been looking for this floral sundress for a couple of summers now. I first saw it in the sale at Hobbs in their NW3 range. For some reason and kept going back to it and yet never bought it. I have been scouring eBay for one for sometime now but they seem to go for more than I want to pay. Amazingly I saw this one, brand new, in my size, and it was finishing at 9.30am one Monday morning. I managed or get it for a bargain price of £12! 

I am so pleased with it and it fits perfectly, I look forward to wearing it more throughout the summer. I just have to show off my new bag which was also a bargain. Last Saturday we took a trip to oxford for the day, it was a beautiful sunny summers day and we had a great time shopping, walking by the river and enjoying afternoon tea. But hey, who am I kidding, it's all about Bicester Village on they way back isn't it? I picked up this fabulous bag from Coach, it was massively reduced and I am in love!