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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Quick OOTD : 18/09/18 Little Girl Blue



M&S Sunglasses (Current Sale in store - yes I bought another pair)
COS Funnel Neck Jumper (SS18 but similar here)
H&M Skirt (SS18 but black version here)


I think my favourite colour is blue.

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It's quite easy to recreate this look if you have similar components in your wardrobe. The idea is just block colour but I like the light relief with the different colour trainers (my Novestas are pale grey). 

1. The M&S navy cashmere hoodie is a bit luxe - but there are plenty of cotton mix hoodies in the stores for all kinds of budgets. You might already have one in your wardrobe.

2. The M&S blush trainers. The white version of these with the blue trim sold out really quickly and understandably. They looked good and they had more than a nod to Veja with the navy side detail. But did you spot this blush suede version? Kind of subtle but with enough punch to make you look again. I had the ginger coloured Vans last year (still have them actually), and this is like the pink equivalent of when you want to do that "pop of colour" which people so like to say.

3. The navy skirt. This could have been a boring navy skirt but to give it a bit of oomph, it has the front zip detail. Too much for you? A simple navy pleated one is also a good option like this one

4. And the bum bag. Sorry, I mean, leather belt bag. This white one is rather chic don't you think?



Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Quick OOTD : 12/09/18 Check Mate



Uniqlo Jumper


Sometimes it's good to keep your eye out in the Next Clearance section when you come across a gem of a tablecloth.

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Last Note :

  • The link to the skirt is to the page where the skirt can be found. When it's Next Clearance, the links are a bit all over the place.
  • The skirt has an asymmetric hem where the front dips quite a bit longer at the front. I had to have this bit nipped a tiny bit so it didn't look over long on me. On a taller person (taller than 5ft 1), it should be no problem.
  • Hardly a crease after a days wear - that's good.
  • True to size I would say - I'm wearing a size UK10 which is what I am and it's a very comfortable 10. 
  • I have it on good word that checks and asymmetric hems are in. #yay
  • It has pockets. Enough said.



Monday, 27 August 2018

Monday Musings : 27th August 2018



Howdoo. Friday came and went a bit fast. Going to use that Monday Musings get out clause again. Where does the time go?

Monday Musings (1 of 5) Favourite Polish

#evachenpose

Normally I'm a dark polish girl. Dark navy, dark grey shades all summer long. But this year, I've actually found myself reaching for something a little lighter -  a Sally Hansen polish in the colour Greige 372 which just happens to sum it up beautifully. It's the perfect beige mixed with a hint of grey. And I like it because it's easy to put on and in my humble opinion - quite classy. With dark shades, you need to be precise or all the wonky edges show up. Something like this greige shade, needs a little less care but still makes you look perfectly polished. Pun intended.



Monday Musing  (2 of 5) Pink Leopard



I just literally opened up the ASOS site and spotted that cute pink leopard blouse. Pink with red leopard spots. I kind of like it a lot better than the traditional brown leopard shades. Doesn't feel so leopardy if you know what I mean?

Monday Musings (3 of 5) Books & Mini Toblerone



Well I finally finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. It took me a while to get in to my stride with reading again and I stopped started it a few times but this last week, I finally got going. And I did that thing I haven't done for a long time, I read till the early hours of the morning to finish the book, just like in my teenage years. And now I've chosen my next book This is Going to Hurt. Oh yes - the mini white chocolate Toblerones. Aren't they cute??? Perfect accompaniment with a cuppa. Cutting to the chase - I found them in a big Tescos.

Monday Musings (4 of 5 ) Mushroom

Petit Hauts Blouse (old)
Golden Goose Trainers (old)
MiH Jeans (old)

Remember I mentioned in a previous Friday Five that I couldn't decide between the black Village England Egton bag or the mushroom colour? I went for the mushroom. It's good to have a change and it's good to find that it goes so well with my old trainers. I opted for the mini version - as I thought it rather sweet. If you're quick, you can still make use of the 20% discount code BIRTHDAY20 till 31st Aug.

Monday Musings (5 of 5) Camping.

Says it all doesn't it?

I'm going camping this week. I hear there is rain forecasted. Probably no wifi either. #prayforsue


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Last Note :

  • Have a good bank holiday y'all!




Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Quick OOTD : 21/08/2018 Not Quite the end of Summer



Black TK Maxx Sandals 

Busting out one of those summer dresses I've not worn yet. You know me.




Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday Musings : 20 August 2018



Hello again. It's Monday. I missed a Friday Five as I was out watching the cricket but I started one so I thought I'd drop it through as a Monday Musings. Okay with you?

Monday Musings (1 of 5) Magique Magique


I'm currently obsessed with this print. I love the Hotel Magique prints but this pink one in particular is giving me all the good vibes. Just wondering if I could paint my own version? Be cheaper.

Monday Musings (2 of 5) Leopard


Zara cardigan (ss18)
H&M Bag (ss16)
Primark Skirt (instore AW18)
Golden Goose trainers (AW17)

It's August so it means the autumn stock is filtering in. My first "autumnal" purchase is a leopard skirt from Primark which I am still deciding on i.e. whether I will wear it enough to keep. I had a Zara one which I sold on Ebay just recently because I thought it was just a fraction too short for me which meant I never wore it. And then I dallied with another Zara one in the sale but the stitching at the side was a little off kilter so I returned that and then I stumbled on this one in Primark. For £10, it's quite well made and has a nice amount of fabric and swish to it. I don't normally look at the pleated skirts in Primark as the pleats are not that well done and very noticeable on the plain colours but with a busy leopard print, you can get away with a lot more. That said - it's a really good skirt for the money. 

Monday Musings (3 of 5) Robinsons Lime & Mint

It's really nice :)

I did a supermarket shop yesterday and happened across this Robinsons Lime & Mint cordial. I'm trying to drink more water but frankly I find that a little dull so a little dash of the cordial just makes everything go down that much easier. And if you really want to jazz it up, go add some real lime slices and mint and a good handful of ice. Refreshing and yum.

Friday Five (4 of 5) Trainer Update


I need new trainer blood in the wardrobe. I saw this pic of Sienna Miller early on in the year and was on a mission for pure white trainers. I wanted them to look "box fresh" instead of my usual worn in ones. And then it got too cold and I went around in my Ugg boots instead and promptly forgot about them. Until now and I'm back on it. I actually picked up a cheap pair from Primark who do a good lookalike pair and after trying them on a few times with different outfits, I'm returning those and I've just ordered myself the Reebok Classics from ASOS as they have a 20% off code today GOFORIT. I also have a coat very similar to Sienna's so I can be a total copy cat. But why not, when someone looks so good?




Monday Musings (5 of 5) Youth Truth

Spot the grey ones!

Last week I went to the hairdressers and had to take my two boys with me. When I came out, the eldest said, "Your hair looks okay but they didn't cover those grey hairs of yours very well".

I didn't have them done, that's why.


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Last Note :

  • Before I ordered the Reeboks, I ordered these Nike Air Max. I did think in all honesty that they would be returned before they even arrived but they have arrived and I rather like them. A lot. So Reeboks or Nike? Talk to me.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday Five : 10 August 2018



What's this? A Friday Five? :)


Friday Five (1 of 5) Saltwater Dupes


2. Tan Saltwater Sandals (sold out!)

My go to sandals for this summer have suddenly become my tan Saltwater sandals which I bought last year. I didn't get much wear out of them then (heel pain and I couldn't wear very flat shoes) but this year, I find that they are  turning in to a bit of a pair of "reach for" sandals. Anyway, I know they are not the cheapest pair of sandals on the block but if you are wanting the look,  I think the New Look ones are worth a look.


They're actually from the teen girls range (go up to a size 6) not leather but they look pretty good and the tan ones are now down to £12 though limited in sizes and they even do rose gold ones though they are a little shiny for my taste. And me? I decided to give the Saltwater Slides a punt this year and ordered these white ones here in the sale.

Friday Five (2 of 5) Watermelon.


Costco do seedless watermelon. This is major. It means I no longer have to pick out all those pesky seeds before I can enjoy my watermelon. And if you can't get to a Costco, I have found that the ones in Aldi are not bad on the seeds front - few and far between and almost negligible. Also for those who don't like getting sticky chops chomping in to their big slices of watermelon, try cutting them in to little sticks like this. Makes it so much easier! #sharingiscaring


Friday Five (3 of 5) Kodak Moment



I'm having a Kodak moment and there is a reason behind it. My brother used to work for Kodak and I have fond memories of my first camera which he bought me in 1982. A Kodak Disc 6000. Heaven knows where that's gone now but I do still have a bright yellow and red Kodak beach towel lurking somewhere. Having spotted that tee on the H&M website, I might just have to purchase for the memories as this is one thing I feel I can legitimately wear! Oh yes, the Worishofer Sandals - don't mock. They look like nana sandals but they are cool. Look at Bean.

Friday Five (4 of 5) Neapolitan

Someone said my Sezane jumper from last year looked like a Neapolitan ice cream. I can see where they are coming from. And if you too want to look like an ice cream, you can pick up this rather pretty jumper now (forget the temperatures, it's time to look ahead, early bird, worm, you get the picture).



Friday Five (5 of 5) Blogging.

Just a girl, standing in front of a mirror, taking a pic ....

Well sometimes I wonder if people still read blogs but basically that's where I started and that's still where you will find me although there may be periods where I go AWOL. But I managed two posts this week, so I guess you don't get rid of me that easily.



Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Quick OOTD : 07/08/18 Hello




Urban Outfitters Culottes (last year)
Handmade Crochet Bag (but not by me)
Aldi Sunglasses (sold out)

Hello there. Long time no blog on here but you know once a blogger, always a blogger so I thought I'd pop past and just say, I'm still around. Just.

And my culottes are khaki but khaki is a strange colour to photograph and always comes out greige. Just so you know.

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  • Mango top . The one I have is actually in the ivory colourway but that appears to be sold out online and there are very limited sizes of the pale green shade online but it has been reduced to a bargain price. I have downsized to an XS (normally a small) in this as it's quite swishy.
  • I couldn't resist including the latest Village England mini bag on here and partly because there is a 20% discount code (BIRTHDAY20) too. It literally has just dropped on to the site and I am currently deciding between the mushroom colour and the black. I should go for the mushroom but the sensible head says black. My head always says black.
  • The Novesta white plimsolls are on a wishlist which I am trying to justify. I picked up a pale grey pair in the ASOS sale last year and I am seriously impressed with them. They even have removable insoles which incidentally are very cushy and very comfy. They also make a nice change from the ever popular Superga and Converse.
  • The Tiger bag. The Tiger bag - what can I say? This is so not me and I would not have looked at it were it not for the fact that Sarah has it and she has made it such a statement piece and it totally works with so much! Forget leopard print - we want Tiger!