Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sunday 28/2/10

Top - New Look
Shorts - H&M
Tights & Boots - Primark

Friday, 26 February 2010

Friday 26/2/10

I was starting to think this day would never come but.....wait for it.......we have SUN!!!!!!!

Jacket - New Look
Shirt - Next (ebay)
Top, Skirt, Scarf & Tights - Primark
Boots - Priceless

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Thursday 25/2/10

Back in the land of the living today thankfully. It's Spiraboy's birthday so we've been out for lunch and done a bit of birthday shopping.

Tops & Scarf - Primark
Jeans - Asda
Boots - KIT (ebay)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Wednesday 24/2/10

Sorry, no pic today. I am not very well and have just been lying on the sofa in comfies today. Hopefully back to normal tomorrow.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tuesday 23/2/10

I don't usually go for patterns but saw this top in New Look and liked it so thought I'd give it a go. The two necklines didn't really work that well together though so I added the scarf. I really need a black scarf, it would work much better. Oh and I will try to sort out where to take pics again, I am so far from being an angel this pic is just funny!!

Scarf - gifted
Top - New Look
Purple Top - Primark
Jeans - Asda
Booties - Matalan

Monday, 22 February 2010

Monday 22/2/10

The snow came this morning but I had to wear my birthday boots anyway because I've been waiting for so long to be able to!

Jumper, Top & Boots - Primark
Leggings - ASDA

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - The Birthday Weekend

Well, today I am 30! I celebrated on Saturday with a fancy dress party and here are me and my sisters before the serious drinking began.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Thursday 18/2/10

I can't believe I haven't left the house since Monday! Really pleased with how this turned out. The neckline of this dress is quite difficult to work with but it tucked into the cardi without making it really bulky. It all gave a fab rouched look across my boobs which made them look great and I need all the help I can get in that area!! Definitely one I will be repeating.

Dress - New Look
Jeans & Cardi - Primark

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Winter Flab

Maybe it's just me but I tend to pile on the pounds over the Winter months and then struggle to shift them until it warms up. I am so sick of all my clothes being on the uncomfortable (not to mention unflattering) side of tight. Roll on the warmer weather. Please tell me I am not alone!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Wednesday 17/2/10

Another day at home today, spent a vast amount of it on my hand and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. Friends over for lunch and a play. Much the same tomorrow.

Jumper & Jeans - Matalan
Shirt - Primark

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tuesday 16/2/10

I haven't left the house today, just chilling out at home with the kids and friends. It's been raining all day so no outdoor pics.

Dress - Peacocks
Jeans - New Look
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Monday 15/2/10

It's still far too cold to go bare legged, but I managed to put a massive ladder in my tights while at my parents today and had to brave the freezing weather without them! Had a lovely day seeing family and friends back home, then came back and iced my birthday cake, but now, as it's 12.25, I think I ought to head to bed.

Dress - Rise (gifted)
Top - Asda
Boots - Priceless
Belt - Primark

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Weekend 13-14/2/10

No outfit pics from the weekend. I've just been in grubbies for doing house stuff. If I am being honest, I have cake mix all down me right now too!! Feeling a bit stuck clothes wise at the moment. Think I am just bored with my winter things and looking forward to it warming up again and getting my spring and summer things out.

Friday 11/2/10

Not a great outfit for many reasons. These shoes are definitely going into the swish pile. Really do not like this outfit at all.

Jumper dresses & Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Priceless
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Urge to Purge!

I'm planning on having a bit of a clear out of the things I just don't wear anymore, or that no longer fit. Spring is definitely in the air if I'm getting the urge to purge. I'm hoping to have a swishing party in March to get rid of my unwanted things in an ethical and environmentally sound way. How do you decide what stays and what goes? I am terrible for hanging on to things which might come in handy one day. Also, how often do you do a wardrobe clear out? I tend to do one biannually. At the beginning of Autumn/Winter and again at the beginning of Spring/Summer.

Thursday 11/2/10

Pretty boring outfit today. My week days have been all messed up this week and I was helping in Nursery today rather than Tuesday. I do really love my mornings there. I have added the pic of Pips just because I'm a proud Mummy!!

Dress - Peacocks
Vest - Primark
Leggings - Asda
Boots - Matalan

Sometimes life gets in the way

It's been a busy few days chez Spiragirl. We've been redecorating and reorganising and generally trying to get sorted out before loads of guests stay in just over a week's time. I haven't had chance to take my pics, hence the lack of posting. Hopefully normal service will resume now that most of the big jobs are done

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Saturday Night 6/2/10

We were all at a school friend's 30th birthday party yesterday. Was totally fab and I managed to grab some pics while I was at my Mum and Dad's. I've worn this before but still love it.

Dress - ebay
Vest & Cardi - Primark
Tights - asda
Shoes - River Island (charity shop)


You may remember me lusting after a pair of boots here. Well I was so pleased to pick up these at Primark yesterday for a mere £10. Mean old Spiraboy will not let me wear them until after my birthday though, that'll teach me for using the birthday excuse for getting new boots!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Friday 5/2/10

Firstly, I am not a scummy mummy who can't be arsed to get her daughter dressed, it was pyjama day at nursery so she had to wear her jimjams!!

In a moment of rare organisation I planned this outfit last night. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Cardi - Tesco
Blouse - TKMaxx
Trousers (Next (swished)
Boots - ebay
Belt - Primark
Scarf - M&S

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Thursday 4/2/10

Busy day today, helping in school this morning, mad tudying up session, friends for lunch and a play, off to pick up boys in a second.

Pink Top, Cardi, Skirt - Primark
Shirt - Next (ebay)
Boots - Priceless
Tights - can't remember
Necklace/earrings - Esme-Grace

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Wednesday 3/2/10

I've been a little social butterfly today, coffee with a friends this morning, then lunch with another friend after nursery.We just did the weekly shop and I am totally ready to crack open a bottle of wine now!

Dress - Rise
Jumper - Primark
Tights & Gloves - Asda
Boots - Matalan
Jacket - New Look
Bag - M&S
Earrings - Esme-Grace

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

My Top 10 (ok...9) Freebies

I was tagged for this meme by Catherine at Baby Genie with a request for the a top 10 fashion freebies. So here goes.....

1. Swishing - basically swishing is clothes swapping parties. Everyone brings along items they no longer want but are still great condition, then after some time to browse/try on everyone is free to take whatever grabs their fancy. No fighting!!! Anything left over goes to charity. Great way to get a boost to your wardrobe, get rid of things you no longer wear and have a fun night with the girls.

2. Remixing - you want new outifts? Look in your own wardrobe and try combining things differently. Put patterns together, mix colours, use more than one accent colours. Use the accessories from one outfit on something completely different. You can totally revamp your wardrobe without spending a penny.

3. I'm with Catherine on the Supermarket magazine's too, fashion tips inside and a chance to look at the new fashion ranges in store. I love Supermarket clothes but it's nice to be able to look at home rather than browse with a whinging toddler in the trolley and two boys playing Star Wars in amongst the rails!

4. New Look Most Wanted magazine can be picked up in store. It's full of inspiration. Love it!

5. Craft - if you have crafty skills you can refashion items to better meet your needs or make things from scratch to add to your wardrobe. I constantly have fabric and wool lying around waiting for me to get an idea for what to do with them. Learning to knit and how to use a sewing machine are the best skills my Mum ever gave me.

6. Blogs - there are loads of fashion blogs like this one around and you can pick up some amazing ideas from them. It's great to see what others are wearing and immitating looks. Lots of bloggers run competitions too so you could find yourself winning a new fashion freebie whilst getting your inspiration.

7.  Twitter - like blogging it's great to connect with other people to get free fashion ideas and it's definitely possible to win freebies that way - check out the Rise dress I won! You can find me on Twitter here

8. Fashion magazine's online. There are lots of fashion magazine's with online sites, two of my favourite's are Look and InStyle

9. If you've followed all the routes for free fashion ideas above, you should have saved enough by not having to buy fashion mags to treat yourself! (ok not officially a freebie but I'm strugging here!!)

If you have any more fashion freebie ideas, comment or contact me with them and I can add them to the list!

10. Freecycle. Join your local freecycle group here. All items offered are free to collect and there are quite often clothes and footwear being offered. - Thanks Lizz 

Tuesday 2/2/10

It's been a while since my partner in crime joined me for photos.

Dress - Zara (ebay)
Shirt - Tesco
Cardi - Primark
Tights - Asda
Boots - Blox (ebay)
Necklace - Esme-Grace

Monday, 1 February 2010

Monday 1/2/10

It's February already, can't believe how quick this year is flying past. I'm just doing housework today so a casual look. Definitely need a hair trim too!

Cardi - 'borrowed' from Spiraboy
Tops & Tights - Primark
Skirt - Next (ebay)
Boots - Kit (ebay)