Saturday, 31 October 2009

Saturday 31/10/09

Nothing scary today.

Black top - Primark
Tunic - ebay
Leggings - ASDA
Shoes - Matalan
Earrings - Esme-Grace

Friday, 30 October 2009

Friday 30/10/09

Thanks to some rather fabulous advice I have gone back to an old look and definitely feel much more myself again.

Top & Skirt - Primark
Disorganised Mum T - personalised
Leggings - ASDA
Boots - Priceless Shoes

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Thursday 29/10/09

I haven't even left the house today!

T shirt - gifted
Jeans - Next

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Wednesday 28/10/09

I think I've lost my fashion mojo. I look a complete mess everyday. Am feeling very run down at the moment which isn't helping but I feel completely stuck in a rut fashion wise.

Top & Jeans - Primark
Shirt - Next (ebay)
Boots - New Look

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tuesday 27/10/09

Been busy crafting a new blind today so comfort was key. Check out my handiwork here.

Tops and tights - Primark
Skirt - Matalan
Shoes - Buffalo London

Monday, 26 October 2009

Monday 26/10/09

Trying this dress again with the suggested polo neck under it. I like it a lot. I feel a bit Star Trek in it but not in a bad way.

Dress & Tights - ASDA
Poloneck - Primark
Boots - Priceless
Cuff - Virgin Vie

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunday 25/10/09

I don't know what happened to the non jacket pics but as it started to rain while I was taking them that's all I got. Glad to be back home and back to blogging as usual.

Tops & Skirt - Primark
Tights - ASDA
Boots - Kit (ebay)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Thursday 23/10/09

Caught on camera at karaoke last night! I am away from home at the moment so not able to take pics so easily. My friend took this one of me singing so thought it would do the job for now. Had a fab night and got loads of songs in :-)

Jumper - Matalan
Jeans - New Look
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wednesday 21/10/09

I am completely wrecked. Middle son was up all night ill and in my bed meaning yet another night of no sleep. I have a million things I need to do today and can't do any of them because the kids are too sick to take out. Can someone please take over for me? I need a break.

Jumper - Primark
Jeans - New Look
Booties - Priceless
Coat - Next (ebay)
Scarf - can't remember
Spurs Mug - borrowed because it holds more tea!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Tuesday 20/10/09

I finally managed to nip out and get a couple of pics in a short break in the rain.

Shirt - Next
Top - Primark
Shorts - H&M
Tights - Woolworths
Boots - BLOX (ebay)
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Monday, 19 October 2009

Monday 19/10/09

Definitely feel an 80s vibe today. I am, however, giving up on flats after my friend laughed at me for being so surprisingly short!!

Top - New Look
Jeans - Matalan
Shoes - Buffalo London (TK Maxx)
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sunday 18/10/09

OK I make an effort most of the time but this weekend I haven't even left the house. I have been sorting and tidying and suffering from a horrible sore throat. So, as I'm an honest blogger, this is what I fanally wore after I got out of my PJs after lunch!

Cardi - Spiraboy's
Jeans - Next
Slippersocks - Primark

Friday, 16 October 2009

Friday 16/10/09

Keeping it simple today. Got loads of cleaning to do before friends come for lunch. I have to admit that trying to keep on top of the housework is killing me. The kids are like whirlwinds of destruction and mess!

Jumper, Jeans & Belt - Primark
Boots - Kit (ebay)

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Thursday 15/10/09

I have had this dress a little while and haven't worn it because I just didn't quite know what to do with it. I love the shape, I love the ribbing, just not sure how to wear it best because it is one shouldered. I tried it with this top under this morning but am unconvinced. Have since taken off the top and tried it with nothing under but am a bit cold. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Dress - ASDA
Top - Primark
Tights- ASDA
Boots - Priceless

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Wednesday 14/10/09

This is outfit number 2 for the day. I managed to spill a cup of coffee down myself this morning all over the first outfit. I am so not with it at the moment. I get weeks like this where I am off with the fairies somewhere and not really functioning in the real world. And to top it off I was wearing my platform boots for the first time in ages and they have split down the front. Think they spent too long in storage. Anyway, back to the clothes. I picked up this dress a few weeks ago in the Matalan clearance centre for a whopping £1. Have been trying to work out how to incorporate it into an outfit. I am not very good with really patterned stuff. I never know quite what to do with it. Wuite pleased with how this turned out.

Dress - Matalan
Jumper - George
Belt - off a Primark Jumper
Tights - Primark
Boots - Priceless

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The way to a woman's heart.....

is most definitely through footwear! My heart has been set all aflutter by these gorgeous boots....

Photo taken from ebay

Oh to have endless funds and storage space! So what do you think?

Tuesday 13/10/09

I am feeling really rough today. Threw on a really comfy easy to wear outfit. I love that by putting on some sexy boots it makes it look like you put in a whole lot more effort to the outfit than the three seconds it actually took to get ready!

Jumper - Primark
Jeans - Matalan
Boots - Priceless
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Monday, 12 October 2009

Monday 12/10/09

Really pleased with how this outfit has turned out. Totally flattering. This skirt definitely looks better on me now than it did when I first bought it. Think it will be getting lots of wearings.

Cardigan - Tesco
Top - Primark
Skirt - Next (ebay)
Tights - Asda
Boots - Kit (ebay)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sunday 11/10/09

This shirt is going. I'm sure once upon a time I had enough up top to actually fill it - maybe that was when I was still breastfeeding! However, I might as well accept the shape I now am and it does not look good on me.

Shirt - Next
Jeans - Next
Boots - New Look
Bracelet, Necklace - Esme-Grace

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Saturday 10/10/09 - The Husbands!!

Amazing what you can get the men to agree with after enough wine!!

Alan (right)
T-shirt - the realm (ebay)
Jeans - Tesco
Socks - Primark

Dan (left)
T-shirt - Tesco
Jeans - Sainsbury's
Socks - ASDA

Saturday 10/10/09

My best mate of 16 years is visiting me today so she has agreed to take part in the blog.

Top, Tights - Primark
Jumper - Matalan
Shorts - H&M
Boots - New Look
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Jacket & Top - New Look
Skirt - River Island (ancient!)
Shoes - Tesco

Friday, 9 October 2009


Following the hacking of the site while I was moving house, Esme-Grace is finally back up and running.

Friday 9/10/09

Well I had to wear the new boots so built the outfit around them. They have lovely detailing on the back too :-). I have given the brown top another try, this time broken up by both the waistcoat and the necklace. I think it looks far better this way.

Coat - Next (ebay)
Scarf - can't remember
Top - Primark
Waistcoat - Beauty Angel (ebay)
Jeans - Matalan
Boots - Kit (ebay)
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Other Blog

I realised I had not posted a link to my other blog on here. If you are interested in more of my ramblings they can be found at One Hot Cuppa.

New Boots

These just arrived in the post - can't wait to build an outfit around them now!

Boots - Kit (ebay)

ps. Spiraboy if you are reading this, you can't be mad I bought them using Paypal funds from selling stuff :-P

Thursday 8/10/09

Feeling very bright and cheerful in this outfit. I think it would work really well with brown top and tights too. The turquoise really pops against the black. I have been wearing far too much black/white/grey recently, really need an injection of colour. I am also coming around to the idea of leggings instead of tights. I love tights but can't cycle in a skirt and tights without shorts of some description to keep me decent. However, with leggings because they are thick and therefore completely opaque I can wear dresses and skirts over them and cycle with no worries. I am considering trying some different coloured leggings and seeing how it looks. Obviously they are more of an investment than a pair of tights, but they also won't get laddered on the pedals!

Top - Primark
Dress - TU (ebay)
Leggings - Tesco
Boots - Priceless
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Wednesday 7/10/09

It's cold, wet and miserable here. So I thought I would brighten it up in my raincoat which scares passers by with it's brightness! I seriously need a new rain coat with a hood for the school run. This one is useless, the buttons keep falling off and the hood broke off too. Primark quality! I've also noticed that both my boys coats have been wrecked on the playground so it's time for new ones for them too.

Parents evening tonight - wish me luck!!

Jumper - Matalan
Shirt & Jeans - Next
Shoe boots - Priceless
Coat - Primark
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Tuesday 6/10/09

Ever have a day when you get it completely wrong? Well today is definitely one of those for me. There's pretty much nothing I like about this outfit. The top is totally unflattering and makes me look like I have scary man arms (one of the side effects of carrying very heavy children about is very muscular arms!), it also needs a necklace or scarf or something to break up the block of colour. I have finally fallen out of love with this skirt. It is too big around the waist now and looks terrible all bunched up. The socks and boots make my legs look like tree trunks by cutting them in half at less than flattering points. I have yet to wear these boots and be really happy with the outcome. I think it may be time to say goodbye to them. I do still like these tights though. Ah well - hope I do better next time, this outfit will never ever be repeated!

Top, skirt, tights, socks - Primark
Boots - Priceless

Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday 5/10/09

Please excuse how knackered I look in these pics. My darling daughter has decided that sleep is for the weak!

Tops and Tights - Primark
Shorts - H&M
Shoes - Buffalo London (TKMaxx)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday 4/10/09

No picture today. I didn't get a chance because my parents came up for the day. Had a lovely time though and it was great to show my Dad the new house because he'd not seen it before.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Saturday 3/10/09

After a truly horrible day yesterday I have been trying to relax a little today. Went to B&Q and bought a few bushes for the garden. Hopefully in a couple of years we will be having a good crop of redcurrants and blackcurrants. Also seeded what will be the lawn and dug one of the flower beds. I think I could actually start a pottery using the soil in the garden it's just pure clay! I might actually have a garden one day rather than the patch of mud we have had so far.

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

Friday, 2 October 2009

Friday 2/10/09

I think this outfit looked better in my head than in the pictures. Ah well. Pips wanted to show off her new wellies today too. We carefully bought them for her welly walk at school and I had got the wrong week. Whoops! Went boot shopping this morning with a friend and had a lovely time. I tend to shop alone so it was really good to have someone to go with.

Top - Primark
Tank Top - Tesco
Skirt - Matalan
Tights - Asda
Boots - Priceless

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Thursday 1/10/09

Have had a lovely morning doing a course at school with Jay. It's so rare we get one on one time together and both he and I are really loving it. I got lots of compliments on the shoes - they always seem to get a really positive response from other people. Can someone please tell me that big hair is back......mine seems to be growing bigger at a scary rate. Very tempted to get it all chopped off again.

Jacket - New Look
Jumper - Primark
Leggings - Asda
Shoes - Mono Due
Necklace - Esme-Grace