Sunday, 31 August 2008

My Brood

Well so much for Summer returning - torrential rain here today.

All clothes - Primark
Boots - Blox

Managed to actually get a nice family shot too.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

The Return of Summer

Well it's really hot today so making the most of it. Started out in jeans but have had to change into something a little cooler. Wearing in my new shoes for Weds.

Everything - Primark

Friday, 29 August 2008

The Result

Well, I have a second interview next week :-D So happy!


Just back from my interview, I think it went well and should hear later today. Here's what I wore.

Suit - Next
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins
Bag - M&S

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Totally Unflattering

Why is it that I end up taking a picture right at the end of the day on a day when the picture reveals that the outfit I am wearing is totally unflattering? Ah well.

All clothes - Primark
Boots - Tesco

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Mummy Uniform

Well I may be trying to avoid wearing jeans and t-shirts all the time but today I just couldn't be bothered to find anything else. We went walking in the forest and had a picnic with friends now just monging out at home.

T-shirt - Black & Decker (free from Alan's work)
Jeans - Next
Crocs - Gift

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

On Yer Bike!

We are off out cycling today so no short skirts for me!
Jumper - George
Tunic - Look (ebay)
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Primark

Monday, 25 August 2008

Bank Holiday

It's a long weekend, so we are off to see my sister and then sort out my bike today. I love long weekends!

Top, Skirt, Tights - Primark
Boots - Tesco

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Frilly Girly

Feeling a bit girly in this skirt - has given me an idea for what to do with some of the fabric I have though.

Top - Primark (£2)
Skirt - Primark (£3)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins (ebay) (99p)

Total cost of outfit = £6.99

Saturday, 23 August 2008


Was feeling a bit crafty last night so made myself a couple of skirts. Here is the first of them.

Top - Primark
Skirt - made by me
Boots - Blox

Friday, 22 August 2008

Totally Exhausted

Please excuse how knackered I look in the pic - my two youngest have a horrible bug and kept me up most of the night. Not quite as bad as for Alan who Pippa decided to sleep on. At least their temperatures are down today and I'm hoping there will be no repeat of yesterday's vomitting all over Mummy incident! (I'm trying not to take it as a comment on the outfit lol)

Jumper Dress - Primark
Leggings - Tesco
Boots - Tesco

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Wrong Sporting Event

Ok this outfit is more Wimbledon than olympics with the green and purple but nevermind! I passed the exam so feeling all relaxed and happy today.
Top, Skirt & Tights - Primark
Vest top - New Look
Boots - Tesco

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The Day of Reckoning

Off for my exam this afternoon. Got my lucky pants on and ready to go!
Top, Vest and Tank Top - Primark
Jeans - Newlook
Belt - Gifted (no longer nicked!!)
Boots - Blox

Tuesday, 19 August 2008


Busy revising like mad. No picture today because I currently have no intention of getting out of my pyjamas and noone needs to see that!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Feeling Blue

Alternating between studying and panicking today. Am feeling blue so thought I'd dress that way too.

Top - Primark (£2)
Skirt - Topshop (ebay) (25p)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Shoes - Buffalo London (£12)

Total Cost of Outfit = £15.25

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Chilled Out Sunday

Just studying today so very relaxed clothes today.

Top - Primark (£2)
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins (£20)
Shoes - Primark (£2)
Total Cost of Outfit = £24

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Just the one

Ok I've worn this outfit before but without the tights and boots but I love it, so why not. My wonderful parents have taken our boys to Legoland for the day so we are reliving the peace and quiet that is life with only the one small child. Went to look at a house this morning, then shopping (I was good and didn't actually buy anything) and Pizza Hut for lunch. Such a lovely way to spend a Saturday. I am now a football widow though as Spurs have their first match of the season today.

Top - Primark (£4)
Skirt - R.I. Clothing (25p)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Boots - Attitude (99p)

Total cost of outfit = £6.24

While we were out we found a stockist of Irregular Choice and I am now totally lusting after these shoes:

And these in priceless shoes which are somewhat more in my price range:

Sadly Alan had his sensible hat on so no new shoes for me!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Yummy Mummy Week

I just have to support Yummy Mummy Week in aid of clic sargent. Haven't decided exactly what to do yet but I'll never make it to being a Yummy Mummy if I don't make an effort at these things. I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to wear a T-shirt saying 'I'm a Yummy Mummy' but the mugs are looking very appealing as Christmas presents for the relatives (mugs are always appreciated in our family, we drink ALOT of tea!!).


I went along to a Virgin Vie party the other week because my best mate has just started as a consultant. You may have noticed from my pics that I am no great make up wearer but I thought I'd better buy something to support her enterprise. Anyway, I bought a lip blush and it's amazing! I can't believe after 8 hours wear it is still going strong!!! It's withstood eating, drinking, chatting just got kissing to test next.

More Patriotism

Well, for a bit of fun here's another red, white and blue outfit. An old friend of mine is actually competing there next week so all my olympic spirit is being sent her way - Go Claire!!!!!

Top - Primark (£2)
Skirt - Etam (25p)
Scarf (as belt) - M&S (Gift)
Bag - M&S (gift)

Total cost of outfit = £2.25 that's got to be a record for a non-thrifted outfit!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Olympic Challenge

Today I am taking part in Leslie's Olympic Challenge and wearing red, white and blue.

Shirt - Tesco
Belt - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Boots - Blox

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Will these holidays ever end???

Well, this picture is the best I could manage after many many attempts. The children are climbing the walls because we are stuck inside, it's raining yet again. Calling them Summer holidays is a joke! I am finding it hard to come up with interesting outfits when they need to be suitable for running round parks, crawling round on the floor and generally being on my feet all day. Ah well, only 22 days to go - not that I'm counting or anything.

Top - No idea I've had it for years and cut the label out
Belt - nicked from Al
Crops - Primark
Boots - Tesco

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Big Day

Had a lovely but very long day in London with the kids today. We visited the National Army Museum, went to Covent Garden and watched the street performers, went to Trafalgar Square and saw the Olympics on the big screen and some dance performance, walked down through St James Park to Buckingham Palace, then to Oxford St. to meet Alan for MacDonalds. Went for total comfort and so glad I did because the Tube is not pushchair friendly and I had to lug it up more steps than I care to remember. Was a lovely day made even better by my sister giving birth and making me an Auntie for the first time!

Top - Primark
Cords - M&S
Crocs -
Bandana - Garden Centre

Sunday, 10 August 2008

A lot of fun and football

The football season may not really start until next week but as it was Charity Shield day I thought I might as well get the football T-shirt out.

Top - Spurs Shop
Jeans - Primark
Boots - Attitude (ebay)

and here is one of the many failed attempts to get a reasonable shot today - my daughter is as big a poser as me and tries to get in all the pictures!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Fun on Saturday

It's been a miserable few days for me so I thought I'd have some fun with bright red, funky tights and funny poses!!! I've worn my blue denim mini lots recently so thought the black one could do with an outing.
Jacket - New Look
Shirt - Next
Tank Top - Primark
Skirt - M&S
Tights - Primark
Boots - Tesco

Friday, 8 August 2008

The Blog Diet

Keeping this blog has done a couple of things for me;

1. I make way more effort with my clothes hair and even put make up on more than once in a blue moon. I've had people come up to me who I don't know and compliment me and those who do know me think something strange has come over me in recent months! I feel so much better about myself and am starting to get a real feel for what does and doesn't suit me. Of course I still make huge fashion mistakes, but when you dee the pictures there in front of you it's difficult not to see what does and doesn't work. Funny thing is it's things like the jeans I am wearing today which I previously thought looked really nice I realise actually do not do me any favours at all and make my arse and thighs look gigantic - ok that's not difficult but I prefer to minimise than accentuate these areas! Which leads me nicely onto......

2. My weight! My weight has been up and down since I got married and started popping out the babies, I haven't actually not been pregnant for this long since I was in my teens! Following the birth of each child I slimmed down and started the next pregnancy lighter than the previous but after Pips arrived I really needed to do something drastic. Alan had taken up baking during the pregnancy and I had ballooned from a size 10-12 to a 14-16. So I went to Weightwatchers with my sister and managed to get down to a comfortable 8-10, however, being a SAHM means lots of coffee mornings, lots of biscuits, lots of cakes and in my case a serious lack of willpower. So posting my pics has made me very aware when my waistline is growing, I am vain enough to not want to see fat pictures of me on the Internet everyday so it is definitely giving me the motivation to say no to the empty calories a bit more often.

Hoards of children!

Had a busy day today with 8 children and 4 slightly hungover mums for lunch. Loads of cleaning before they arrived so a jeans and flats kinda day. Thought I'd jazz it up with a scarf and have tried tying it differently today.

Top - Primark
Jeans - Next
Scarf - M&S
Shoes - Buffalo London

Thursday, 7 August 2008


I don't usually wear all that much blue apart from denim, but as someone said they liked me in this outfit I thought I'd give it another go. I did have fishnets on with it but they really do not mix with children and ended up with a rather fetching hole in them so I had to swiftly revert to the bare legs look.

Top - Next
Skirt - Primark
Boots - Blox

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Posh Girl

Feeling a bit posh girl going to ride her horse today. Which is a bit odd really given that I'm not all that posh and I am terrified of horses, but there you go.

Shirt - New Look (£18)
Waistcoat - Beauty Angel (ebay)(99p)
Jeans - Primark (£8)
Belt - nicked from Alan
Boots - Tesco (£20)

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The Green Shoes

I am still really not sure about these shoes. I need some suggestions as to what they might go with, or is it time to pop them back on ebay and accept that they were never meant for me? I must add here that they really hurt my feet so I am not totally in love with them although I think they are just so cute I'm finding it hard to part with them. Here are the ways I've worn them:

Dark Floral

Hard to believe it's meant to be Summer.

Dress - Primark (£10)
Jacket - Primark (£10)
Belt - Primark (£2)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Shoes - New Look (ebay) (99p)

Total Cost of outfit = £23.99

Monday, 4 August 2008

My Mum

Well after years of mercilessly teasing my poor mum about her high waisted jeans and tucked in T-shirts..........

The young photographers are back now Alan has returned to work after his week off, I am so looking forward to getting a tripod - apparently it is on my Christmas List. Yay!

Top - Primark (£1.50)
Jeans - New Look (£10)
Belt - Pinched from Alan!
Boots - Blox (ebay) (99p)

Total cost of outfit - £12.49

Sunday, 3 August 2008


Had rather a good night last night so looking a little tired and hungover this morning! I couldn't decide which of the pictures to use so you get all of them today.

Top - Primark (£2)
Skirt - Primark (£6)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Boots - Tesco (£20)

Total cost of outfit - £29

Saturday, 2 August 2008

New 'do

Still struggling to find a place to take pictures, this is a bit dark but the best I can manage today. Had all my hair lopped off yesterday and feeling very pleased with the results.

Top - Primark (£2)
Skirt - Topshop (ebay) (25p)
Tights - Primark (£1)
Boots - Attitude (99p)

Total cost of outfit = £4.24

Friday, 1 August 2008

My Holiday

I am taking a much deserved afternoon off today. Alan will be back from his appointment later and I plan to head off and get a hair cut and browse the shops for a while child free. Yay - I have a feeling this is it for me holiday-wise, one afternoon is better than nothing.

Shirt - Zara (ebay) (99p)
Belt - TU (£5)
Skirt - Sisely (ebay) (99p)
Shoes - Liberta (£5)

Total Cost of Outfit - £11.98