26 February 2018

This weeks *new in* confessional!

Crikey.....I have rather a hefty purchase to report this week! It has a bit of a story to it. A few months back I spotted a navy monogrammed vintage Gucci bag from a local preloved store (on their Instagram feed - do follow for all their latest arrivals as you can purchase online). I kept thinking about it....then messaged them to see if they still had it. However I still dithered. Then horror of horrors....they sold it. I've been kicking myself ever since. I couldn't get it out of my head as I felt I had a real hole in my wardrobe for a small navy crossbody bag. Even more so lately with the purchase of my navy Stradivarius coat and M&S wide leg trousers. I even stalked another on eBay but lost out to a higher bidder. I was only talking about the damn bag last weekend and that it was still on my wish list. Low and behold another popped up on Grace & Ted,  where I'd originally seen it). This time I didn't hesitate! It was £95 which I felt was a fantastic price (it was as described, in excellent condition) so straight it my online basket it went. I secured it right away and picked it up the following day. Here's my little beauty....

Gucci bag via Grace & Ted, alternative here!


21 February 2018

New York, New York!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have already had a glimpse of my half term shenanigans. I've had a few requests to do a blog post on what we did and what I bought! It was family trip. I've been before (about 15 years ago) but it was one of the husbands #2018goals so I sat back and let him take charge of our stay. I did have a hand in the choice of accommodation though after seeing lots of recommendations for The Ludlow Hotel on Instagram last year. The Ludlow is located on the Lower East Side. I would describe it more as a boutique hotel in a rather hip area. If you want a more central location closer to Central Park and Times Square this wouldn't be the place for you. I stayed very close to Central Park the last time I went which meant lots of the sightseeing stuff was within walking distance. I loved the fact that this time that I got to explore an entirely different part of the city.  

Just to warn you, this is going to be a picture heavy post so I can show you NYC through my eyes.

Let's kick off with the gorgeous interiors at The Ludlow.


6 February 2018

more of those #2018goals - skincare this time!

It's time for another one of those #2018goals This one is one of those 'be kind to yourself' kind of goals. I like to think I've always looked after my skin but now I see it's been pretty basic stuff. I'm what I'd call a 'drugstore' sorta gal. My skincare has always been off the shelf without being coerced by an over zealous sales assistant. I best not mention again the there is a big birthday on the horizon....so it is time to take myself in hand and invest a bit more time and money on my appearance as opposed to my wardrobe. 

A couple of years a go I *discovered* Caroline Hirons cheat sheets (I probably need to revisit these too!) and became a bit of a devotee. I adopted her best cleansing practices.....of which I will impart a bit later on. Firstly I shall share step by step my evening skincare regime. This is what perches on my bathroom shelf...........


4 February 2018

weakly confessions!

This is becoming a bit of a regular feature......my Sunday night fess-up! I say weakly as it's a good job I don't subscribe to anything like #frugalfebruary :-/

Anyhow.....what has made it into my wardrobe this week? If you follow me on Instagram you might have already noted that these have made an appearance. They should have been in last Sundays' post but delivery took place right after I hit the publish button. I'm trying to avoid using stock images from websites you see.....preferring to try and use my own pictures instead, in a bid to give you a better feel for whatever I'm sharing. Though, to be fair the old photography skills need brushing up a bit (#2018goals!) but I'm hopefully a work in progress in that department! ;0)