Monday, 30 June 2008

Ditsy Print

I still love this dress. Trying it with the brown boots today.

Dress - Primark
Boots - Blox (ebay)

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Weekend Pics

Nice to have a change of scenery for today's picture, Alan decided he would take over photographer duties for today. Been for a lovely walk down the canal towpath with the children and have very little planned for this afternoon, might go and do some window shopping and investigate the new Next that has opened near me.

Top - Primark
Jeans - George
Boots - Blox (ebay)

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Book Hunt

Chilling out this weekend, I do need to go on a hunt for a decent sized bookshop though. It's the one thing my town is really lacking. Managed to get an enormous blister on Thursday from the green shoes so giving my poor foot a rest with some flipflops today.

Vest - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Bandana - Garden Centre
Flip Flops - Bertie

Friday, 27 June 2008


Well, college enrollment did not go well, I am overqualified and now have to rethink my options. Very frustrating. The small people have broken my scales at home so I can't tell properly but think I have lost weight because I now have to hold my jeans up with something. Today I have a scarf tied round like a belt. Changing shape/size is really annoying because I can't wear things I love. Good excuse for more shopping though!

Shirt - Zara (ebay)
Belt - Sainsbury's
Jeans - Primark
Scarf - M&S
Boots - Tesco

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Work Day

Work day today so a little more business like than usual. Off to enrol at college tonight which I am very excited about. Will be good to get my brain in action again.

Shirt - Next
Trousers - Next
Shoes - New Look (ebay)

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Tank Tops

I was looking through some old pictures and came across some real fashion nightmares that I used to wear and love. Might even put together a post of some of these monstrosities. It made me think, I remember as a child that tank tops and flares were the height of bad taste (I am a child of the 80s!). Funny how it all comes round again and here I am in a tank top! Couldn't resist another outing for the new boots.

Shirt - New Look
Tank Top - Primark
Skirt - M&S
Boots - Blox (ebay)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bargain Boots

My 50p bargain ebay boots arrived today. They are awesome! I've not tried rolling these jeans to make crops but it seems to work. They don't fit all that well, I have trouble with cheap jeans because the waist is always too big if it will go round my hips, must go on the hunt for some more Next ones which just fit so much better.

Watched a Panorama on Primark and child labour in India last night and was relieved to hear that boycotting was not the answer.

Vest - Primark
Waistcoat - Beauty Angel (ebay)
Jeans - Primark
Belt - off another Primark pair of jeans
Boots - Blox (ebay)

Monday, 23 June 2008

Pale and Interesting

I seem to be drawn to pairing this top with a dark coloured bottom half so thought I would try lighter colours today. I am very pale skinned anyway so do worry that I blend in with the outfit!

Top & Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Calzino

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Stealing from children

Saw The Edge of Love last night, it was really good. We were late though and Alan found it highly amusing seeing me trying to walk fast in my wiggle dress!

We are just monging around at home doing housework today so totally relaxed clothes. I nicked this vest from my sons drawer because he never wears them and it looked about the right size.

Vest - M&S Boys
Shorts - Tesco
Shoes - Primark

This is my photographer for the day, Jamie. He requested a reciprocal shot.

T-shirt - George
Jeans - Next
Mock Crocs - Sainsbury's

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Date Night

Tonights' outfit:

Dress - Zara (ebay)
Boots - Tesco

Errand Day

Had a very lazy morning, just got a few errands to run this afternoon and the F1 qualifying to watch so it's definitely a jeans and t-shirt day. Am off for dinner and a film later so will post my outfit for that this evening.

Jeans - Next
T-shirt - Primark
Boots - Attitude (ebay)

Friday, 20 June 2008

Dark Floral

Trying a new look with the dress I wore on Sunday and as requested here is a pic of my jacket that I wear when the weather is really inclement. I tend not to bother with jackets and coats all that much.

Dress, Belt and Tights - Primark
Boots - Tesco
Jacket - New Look

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Back to Normal

My foot is a normal shape again and all ok for heels. Yay!!! I was working this morning so slightly more professional than usual.

Top - Primark
Belt - Primark (came with another skirt)
Skirt - Sisley (ebay)
Boots - Attitude (ebay)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Dedicated to the Blog

Not entirely convinced by today's ensemble. I wouldn't usually wear trousers without heels but my foot, although much better, is still too painful for anything other than flipflops. It's too cold for a skirt which would go with the shoes better and tights just don't work with a toe post lol! It did occur to me though that I am clearly very dedicated to this blogging because I looked rough yesterday and not much better today but still posting!!!!
My daughter is making an appearance today - everytime she saw me set up the camera she came running to pose with me. She manages to look gorgeous everday without fail (although maybe I am a little biased!)
Pink Vest - Tesco
Black Vest - New Look
Trousers - Louis Charles (TK Maxx)
Flipflops - Bertie

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Well, this is an outfit built around the footwear! Managed to drop and smash a jug on my foot last night and these sandals are all I can wear without being in a lot of pain :-( It's the one and only time I have regretted switching my automatic car for a manual!
Sandals - Clarks
Jeans - Next
Vest - Decathlon

Monday, 16 June 2008

Casual Monday

Totally overslept this morning so very little time to get ready. Very casual today.

T-shirt - Spurs Shop
Skirt - M&S
Shoes - Calzino

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Another Summer Dress

Never really been much into wearing summer dresses before this year but absolutely loving them at the moment. So cool and comfy and a bit more feminine than shorts and vests. Was quite surprised how long my hair had got when I straightened it this morning!
Dress - Primark
Shoes - New Look (ebay)

Saturday, 14 June 2008


I hate taking pics on the weekends, Alan always watches and makes me laugh! Tried fake tanning my legs this morning so jeans are a must just in case I develop weird stripes whilst I'm out. Hadn't realised how much weight I'd lost off my legs - these boots are quite big on me now........oh dear, what a shame I must go boot shopping :-)

Top & Jeans - Primark
Boots - Tesco

Friday, 13 June 2008

Summer Dress

Not exactly summery weather but I realised I don't actually own a cardigan so had to go with the dress as it is, yet another thing to go on the list of things I could do with. I am in desperate need of a haircut - I can barely see because of my fringe! I cut it myself but did a terrible job last time so going to have to get it done properly. I tend to only get a haircut every 6 - 12 months so probably about time given that my last cut was in October last year!!

Dress - Primark
Shoes - Liberta

I also bought a shoe rack after my husband getting totally fed up of falling over my shoes. I'm surprised I only have 21 pairs - definitely space for a few more!!!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

If you don't like the weather.....

Well today is classic British weather - if you don't like it wait 5 minutes and it'll be completely different. Very difficult to dress for days like today. Got this waistcoat in the post from ebay today along with a pair of matching cropped trousers which are a bit on the small side. Only cost me 99p though so I am happy. These shoes are so fab that they are turning into my daily favourite. The skirt is not looking that great with the bruises on my legs but what the hell!

Waistcoat - Beauty Angel (ebay)
Vest - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Calzino

Wednesday, 11 June 2008


The house is looking like a pigsty so got an exciting day of cleaning and tidying ahead of me. These jeans are incredibly stretchy so really comfy for doing housework in. The top is just really comfy and flowy. The babydoll shape is not one I tend to go for but this one is short enough not to make me look pregnant (even though I did actually buy it to disguise a baby bump!).

Jeans - George
Top - BHS
Shoes - Calzino

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Super Sexy Dress

There's something about this dress that just makes me feel totally sexy - love it! Just what every girl needs on a boring Tuesday morning when the window fitters are coming. It doesn't need anything with it I don't think, just fabby on it's own.

Dress (£10)- Primark
Shoes (£13) - Calzino

Monday, 9 June 2008

Black, White and Red

This is a strapless dress which has a habit of coming undone at the top so until I get around to attaching a hook and eye to keep it done up it will have to go under stuff. Totally coordinating today with a red ribbon in my hair too.

Dress - New Look
Top - Primark
Belt - came with dress
Shoes - New Look
Bag - M&S
Sunglasses - Primark

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Race Day

Here we are at Silverstone watching motor racing. Fabulous day but could have done with some sleeves to stop my shoulders burning. Even with factor 50 I am now an attractive shade of pink!

Vest and Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Bertie
Hat - No idea but as it's a Spurs hat I suspect my husband got it for me.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Baby Naming

We are all off to a baby naming this afternoon and have lunch with my husband's mum before that so got to stay cool but look nice enough for this afternoon's event. This skirt is not a great colour on me but I love how it swishes

Top - French Connection (TKMaxx)
Skirt - Matalan
Shoes - Calzino

Friday, 6 June 2008

Feeling a bit 50s

Got a bit of a 50s thing going on at the moment. Totally loving hourglass figures, cinched in waists and, I won't lie, am lusting after another tightlacing corset because mine is a little too big. Not that I have anywhere to wear it anyway and if I start turning up at the school gates in a corset I think I may have gone too far!!!

Shirt (£1) - Zara (ebay)
Belt (£5) - TU @ Sainsbury's
Crops (£6) - Primark
Shoes (£1) - New Look (ebay)

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Making the Most of the Sun

As the weather is fabulous for once I am making the most of it. It's quite possible today is the first and last day of Summer! Feeling very girly in this outfit, although I don't know that the 80s big hair is going to last long - I feel an attack of bunches coming on!!!

Dress (£10) - Primark
Shirt (£16) - New Look
Belt (£2) - Primark
Shoes (£13) - Calzino

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Short and Sweet

Busy day running errands and posting ebay parcels today. Thought I'd try the tights and shorts thing because it looks comfy and yet practical. Sorry for the dark pic, I couldn't get the camera to flash, think it's been fiddled with by some little people.

Top (£8) - Primark
Shorts (£6) - Primark
Tights (£1) - Primark
Shoes (£15) - New Look

And speaking of little people, here's me and no. 2 son whilst he still likes me. It's injection day today so I don't think he'll want to be my friend later.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


As inspired by Kasmira of What I Wore Today have hunted down the ballet shoes and had a bit of fun posing in them!

Not very exciting

Not a very exciting outfit today. Same as the last one I posted but with black boots. It is absolutely pouring with rain today so not wearing anything I can't run in to do the school runs! Am on the hunt for a new raincoat and also a new jacket. Need something that will go with my stuff as a casual/going out jacket, but desperate for something waterproof for days like today and not quite ready to go out in a cagoul! Any suggestions greatly appreciated.