Friday Five : 09 June 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

Scraping in with a Friday Five. Just made it!

Friday Five (1 of 5) Queen of Returns

I have not had much luck recently with anything I've ordered and believe me I have ordered a lot. And a lot has gone right back. ASOS must have groaned when I just renewed my Premier Service with them. Anyway, the dress above is not from ASOS but from Topshop and it's the one I mentioned in the previous post. It's a lovely dress in itself (100% cotton) but I personally feel all kinds of wrong in it. Like I should have worn it when I was at least in my 30s when Kate Moss did her Pansy dress for Topshop (this is the same design) and not now I'm in late 40s. I ordered two sizes and the 10 was neat on me and the sleeves were snug (curse those bingo wings). Something I should mention, if you are feeling a little bloated, your tummy will push the front out making you look 6 months gone. Or maybe that's just me. The 12 was much comfier but suddenly I felt old and matronly. But if you are slight of arm, got ten years on me, no belly and a classic 10 (I'm a big 10 at the moment), this is true to size and rather lovely. Oh and be quick, it's selling like hot cakes!

Friday Five (2 of 5) Bonus

The one good thing about having a short name when you order a Starbucks is that they usually manage to spell your name right.

Friday Five (3 of 5) Skirts

I'm on a skirt bender at the moment. I currently have that bright orange one up there in my possession which I bought after a little mosey around M&S with Joanna. It's the perfect length for a shorty who wants to do a long midi but not a proper maxi. The skirt has a nice weight to it and my only dilemma is I already have an orange skirt in my wardrobe. Do I need two despite them both being different styles and somewhat different shades of Jaffa? And I liked this white one too from Sainsburys with the pretty broderie at the bottom.

This one was extremely comfortable with the elastic waistband but what a shame it has no pockets. I'm wearing a size 8 in the picture - it's quite generous and I was going to pick it up on my way out of the supermarket and then forgot. Doh. And err last but not least, I bought this one which was a spur of the moment impulse buy. It doesn't go with much in my wardrobe and I dont know why I bought it apart from it was a bit like a moth to a colour block skirt kind of flame moment. Told you I was on a skirt bender.

Friday Five (4 of 5) To Friends

That teapot was actually incredibly heavy.

I've had a very non productive week at home this week but I have had a lovely time catching up with Instagram/bloggy pals. You've got to grab those opportunities when you can. Hi Joanna, Becky, Liz and Donna? Same time next year?

Friday Five (5 of 5) Carabiner

Admit it. It's a good idea. Stops your milk tipping over ;)

Carabiners are those funny little gadgets that climbers take with them up mountains that they use for attaching onto clothing and equipment to help them get up and down walls and rock faces. Well that's what they are in my hub's world. In my world, they are useful for fastening plastic bag handles together so your shopping doesn't fall out.


  1. Where can I find me a carabiner......what an excellent idea Sue! Love it! And both of those skirts are keepers if you ask me! xx

  2. Love the skirts Sue! I've been skirting too and have decided to keep a couple of tiered ones - am going back to the 80's or maybe even the late late 70's with these. BUT I love their swish qualities!!
    The colours look fab on you anฤ who wrote a rule that you were only allowed one of each colour skirt in your wardrobe? If you like them and they feel good on keep them!

  3. Your carabiner trumps my iron. What a brilliant idea. Lovely to catch up this week xx

  4. Love the topshop dress but totally hearing you on all the points you've raised. Having worn it (the KM version first time round, I'm not sure I could go back there? Plus, just so you know: I've always been a size 6 but the dress still made me look preggers! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Love the skirts and wish there was a Sainsburys in Dublin. I know exactly what you mean about the dress - that arm length is v. difficult! I just returned a dress that style to Mango for the same reason. BTW did you see your bag in Grazia - I bet they saw it here first!

  6. OMG love the Skirt. Very retro. I love this style, it's very in this season!

    Thanks -

  7. I with you all the way about dresses where I feel I missed the boat, by about 10 years!! Love the orange M&S skirt, I'd get a load of wear out of that beauty!


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