Sunday, 31 May 2009


This outfit is all neutral cream. I love the fresh Summery feel it has.

Dress - Primark
Necklace - Esme-Grace
Fitflops - Fitness Footwear (gifted)

Friday, 29 May 2009

Me and my best friend

Anyone who knows me 'in real life' will confirm that I am rarely seen without a cuppa in hand. I'm about at English as they come when it comes to my tea! I really liked Shoegal's turquoise and red today and as I was still in bed when I read her post (making the most of no school runs!) I had time to incorporate it into my look for today too.

Vest Top, Skirt & Shorts - Primark
Boots - New Look
Necklace and Bracelets - Esme-Grace


I went to karaoke with Alan last night. We so rarely get a night out together and we both love a bit of karaoke! Had a great time and even managed to get a duet in. I'm hoping to go most Thursdays from now until we move house. I felt great in this outfit too. Built it around the tights I was already wearing.

Top, Cardi, Tights - Primark
Skirt - M&S
Boots - Priceless Shoes

New Boots Again!

Tese boots are from my sister. They are alot more platformy than I would usually wear. We actually didn't go out during the day yesterday so I put them on just for the photos. I think they might look better under long skirts and jeans or with a more gothy outfit. The tights, however, I totally loved.

Top, skirt, tights - Primark
Boots - sister

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Have I been Tango'd?

Managed to get a quick picture when the rain stopped for 2 mins. The rain means back to boots. This is the first time I have ever worn orange as far as I can remember. So what do you think? Good or have I been tango'd???

Vest Top, Cropped Cardi & Jeans - Primark
Boots - Priceless Shoes

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Half Term Again

The weather is a bit up and down today but I am trying to think positive and stick with the Summer clothes.

Vest Top - Primark
Skirt - Next (ebay)
Fitflops - fitness Footwear (gifted)
Necklace - Esme-Grace

And here is a close up of my new, somewhat redder hair - not quite the dramatic change I was hoping for but that's the joy of trying to dye very dark hair.

Quick Catch Up

I have been suffering from terrible hayfever over the last few days and have been struggling to look anything other than a mess with streaming eyes and constant sneezing. These are quick catch up posts the pink one from Thursday night and the red from Saturday. I could barely walk in the heels on Thursday but my ankle seemed much better by Saturday so I braved the wedges. It's half term again here so I have the kids home for a week. Not much planned at the moment but I'm sure we will find things to do to entertain ourselves.

Thursday Outfit:-
Shirt - New Look
Belt and Vest top - Primark
Jeans - Next
Shoes - Aldo (gifted)
Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet - Esme-Grace

Saturday Outfit:-
Vest top and Crop Cardigan - Primark
Jeans - Next
Wedges - Tesco
Necklace & Ring - Esme-Grace

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Repeat of a previous winner

I've worn this outfit or something very similar before but it is a winner so I am happy to wear it again. I love the cute casual look with the boots dressing down the ruffled dress.

Dress & Boots - New Look
Belt - Primark

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


One of me and the little lady today and one taken by her.
This outfit is super comfy and as I have barely sat down today that can only be a good thing.
Top - New Look
Shorts - H&M
Tights and shoes - Primark
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Monday, 18 May 2009


Had a casual day on Saturday but chucked on the new shoes to wear them in a bit. Didn't get any outfit pics on Sunday and managed to twist my ankle so wearing the shoes in was a waste of time!

Shirt & Top - Primark
Jeans - New Look
Shoes - River Island (charity shop)

Friday, 15 May 2009

Blog Award

Thank you to sher at Fashion After Forty for this blog award, wery much appreciated.

Bargain Christening Outfit

This has to be one of my most bargainous outfits for an event ever. I am going to a Christening on Sunday and might not get a chance to post my outfit as I will be changing at my sisters, so here it is - a sneak preview!

Dress - Jane Norman (ebay) - 99p
Cardigan - Primark - £4
Shoes - River Island (charity shop) - £4.99
Necklace - Esme-Grace - £5

Leggings again

Trying out my turquoise flats as an answer to the leggings/footwear problem. Love this look, comfy and casual.

Shirt - Next
Tank Top & Leggings- Tesco
Necklace - Esme-Grace
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Buffalo London (TKMaxx)

Mad Mane!

I took the braids out yesterday evening and got the most amazing mad mane of hair as a result!

Top - Primark
Trousers - Marks and Spencer
Necklace & Earrings - Esme-Grace

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Statement Necklace

I'm not entirely sure what statement this necklace is trying to make but it's certainly the only interesting thing going on in this outfit! It's a pretty miserable cold wet day here and this all blue ensemble fitted it about right.

Jumper - Primark
Jeans - New Look
Boots - New Look
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Haven't done this for years....

I'm clearly having a bit of a teenage moment and have braided all my hair. Last time I did this my hair was waist length which looked somewhat better.

Tops - Primark
Jeans - Next
Socks - Primark

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Weekend Away

I didn't get any outfit pics on our weekend away but here are me and the girls in Liverpool. Had a great time even if we did get very little sleep.

Last Thursday

This is what I wore last Thursday.

Dress, Top, Cardi - Primark
Jeans - Next
Boots - New Look

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Trying something new

Firstly - the stuff on Pippa's face is chocolate mousse - I couldn't resist getting a pic of her before I cleaned her up!

I am trying out croppeed tights today. Never worn them before and struggling with footwear. Have tried loads out and nothing looks quite right. I think some ballet flats might look nice but I don't have any. Might have to see what I can pick up next time I'm in town. Off to give blood this afternoon so needed something short sleeved. No doubt tomorrow I'll be sporting a rather fetching plaster!

Top, Skirt & Tights - Primark
Fitflops - (gifted)


Very casual yesterday - and one of the few outfits Mr actually commented on in a positive way!

Waistcoat - Beauty Angel (ebay)
Top - Primark
Jeans - George
Fitflops - (gifted)

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fitflops Review

The people at fitness footwear offered me a pair of fitflops to try out and review for you. I chose the Oasis Natural because I wanted something I could wear with lots of different outfits which didn't look too much like a fitness shoe. I really like the look of them and would wear them with any uotfit I would usually wear fashion flip flops or trainers. They claim to increase the workout for your legs and bum when doing normal walking. As I am training for my sponsored 20 mile walk (sponsor me here!) I decided to really put them through their paces and wear them for a whole day, including one of my training walks.

They were comfortable the first time I put them on and I was pleased that the toe post didn't seem to rub or feel uncomfortable which is a problem I have had with flip flops in general. The sizing was about right. We started with the visit to the county show which involved lots of walking across fields. I wason my feet for about 2 hours and they were very comfortable and supportive.

In the evening I went for a 6.8 mile walk around the area. The fitflops were really comfortable and supportive but I did find that one one foot there was a littl bit of rubbing where the toe post met the top of the shoe. I was very impressed and am sure that once they have been worn a bit more the rubbing will stop. Overall I was very pleased with the comfort, supportiveness, style and quality. I am not sure, however, how much difference they have made to the amount of work my legs and bum are doing. I didn't feel anything different but as I am quite fit and used to walking long distances it may be that my muscles are used to working relatively hard anyway so it made less of a change.

See the range of other styles of fitflops at

Monday, 4 May 2009

Turned a bit cold

It has been far from Summery today. This jacket is another of my recent purchases - all of £5. My little sis likes it though and was planning on buying one too. what's the betting we end up wearing it at the same time!

Jacket and Vest - Primark
Jeans - New Look
Belt - gifted
Shoes - Aldo (gifted)

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Summer dress

Today has been lovely weather-wise to look at but actually a bit chilly. I did try to brave it with just the dress but I was freezing so added the cardi and tights. I picked up this dress while I was out yesterday and love it - comfy, long enough to be decent and it has pockets! This would make a great festival dress but unfortunately I can't see us making it to a festival for a few more years.

Everything - Primark
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Family Day

Had a fab day out at the Surrey Heath Show with the kids this morning, then lunch and watched the footie with my parents, the popped into town and picked up some new bits for the Summer before having a BBQ. Lovely relaxing day. I have also worn my fitflops all day to test them out and will be posting a review tomorrow.

Top, Cardi, Crops - Primark
Belt - gifted
Necklace - Esme-Grace
Fitflops - Fitness Footwear (gifted)

Friday, 1 May 2009


I've never thrifted clothes before but saw this top in the window of one of my local charity shops and couldn't resist it. Really pleased and definitely going to see what other little treasures I can pic up. This is what I wore yesterday and it was my beautiful little Pip's birthday. Can't believe she's three already. I definitely feel like I have got back to myself again after the pregnancy and breastfeeding years and am looking forward to watching the kids grow up and develop now.

Top - River Island (thrifted)
Jeans - New Look
Shoes - Tesco