30 March 2019

Breakin' out an old favourite!

Nothing says spring quite like a straw basket bag. I clambered up in the loft to retrieve mine this morning ready for it's first outing this year. It goes with everything. 

French Connection shirt
Arket Jeans 
Novesta trainers - 25% off with code SPRING
Straw basket


29 March 2019

Spring in my step!

When style and comfort collide......and leave you with a spring in your step! I'm a sucker for a loafer with a snaffle, so when Kurt Geiger offered me a pair of these......well it would have been rude to say no really wouldn't it?

Warehouse blazer
Topshop tee
Zara jeans
Carvela loafer, gifted
Izipizi sunglasses

28 March 2019

If you love fashion.......

I have just the event for you! Next week The Mall at Cribbs Causeway are hosting Bristol Fashion Week Festival. Feel uplifted at the fashion, beauty and well being event. There will be fashion shows, styling sessions, beauty demonstrations and treatments available. I'm delighted to be taking the stage in a Q&A session with the fashion legend that it Caryn Franklin and body positivity ambassador Megan Crabbe. I'll be at the event on Wednesday 3rd April  but they have a whole host of other amazing guests 'in conversation throughout the festival.....Giovanna Fletcher, Clemmie Hooper and Zoe de Pass to name but a few! 

Levis sweatshirt
Gap trousers, ancient - alternative here
Veja trainers
Zara bag
Rayban round metal sunglasses

A day ticket allows you to access to a catwalk fashion show, a talk hotel by Caryn and a styling workshop from The Image Consulting Company. The tickets are £15.50, you can book here. It runs from Wednesday 3rd until Sunday 7th April. I hope to see you there! #BFWF #feeluplifted


26 March 2019

some springspiration!

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And a few more stripes! I just can't help myself when it comes to stripes! Anyway let's talk about this gorgeous dress shall we! It's from the Rochelle Humes Edit. Rochelle picks a few of her favourites now and again from New Look. I was drawn to this as we are off to warmer climes at Easter and little linen blend number will be coming with me!


25 March 2019

never underestimate the power of the perfect striped t-shirt!

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If there is one item in my wardrobe thats guaranteed to pull an outfit together it's a Breton! As a fresh week starts I'm back in my mum taxi-service uniform. If I need to just throw something on this is the perfect combo.
H&M jacket
Lavender Hill Clothing Breton top - gifted
Arket jeans
Veja Trainers
Zara bag
Rayban Clubmaster sunglasses

24 March 2019

Sundays are for sparkles...and what's new in this week!

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Sunday is by far my favourite day of the week. It deserves a few sparkles doesn't it! I have had a super one this week as I was invited to sample the delights of a Sunday roast at The Botanist that has just opened in Bath. The food was superb, the venue is spectacular and the service was impeccable....the whole experience totally exceeded expectations. If you are visiting Bath make sure it's on your to-do list! I saw a few familiar faces SarahFromBath, L.i.p_Kate and StyleoPhile_uk we all said hi! It would have been rude not to break out a new purchase for the occasion wouldn't it!

H&M sweatshirt - new in!
Joy The Store skirt, current & gifted -reduced to £20!
Veja trainers 
Zara Bag
Rayban aviator sunglasses


22 March 2019

The frock that ticks a lot of boxes!

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This is a take me anywhere dress if ever there was one! It's a real wardrobe hero. I may have to buy a spare to hoard as I love it so much. It looks way more expensive than it's £17.99 price tag (it strikes me that it has a whiff of Cos about it) and it's a dream to wear. I have to thank my lovely mate Sue for finding it.....she knows my style better than I do! ;0)
New Look dress - gifted 

20 March 2019

My idea of occasion wear!

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My outfit of the day. One that fits my style niche perfectly I think!

New Look skirt, gifted - sold out alternative here
Zara bag - gift from the husband.....the boy did good! :0)


18 March 2019

It's been a while since my last weekly confession!

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Is this just me or does anyone else seem to have a little style wobble whilst we are amidst the lengthy seasonal crossover weather? It's like I don't know where to start with the new season. I made one or 2 spring purchases just before I started the personal styling course and when I learnt about my 'natural' style personality suddenly everything just clicked into place. I'm on a roll now. I feel like I'm nailing my style personality. I wore these Veja's on the first day of the course and they are fast becoming the linchpin of my outfits.....they are game changers I tell you! 


14 March 2019

utility chic!

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So very grateful for utility chic at the moment! This "Rise and Shine" Mac from Debenhams is perfect for these stormy conditions! The day starts out being grey, rainy and windy so you need a long coat but the sky are often blue by mid-afternoon.....still glad of my trench then though!

Debenhams trench coat, gifted
M.i.h Breton top, past season - alternative here
Pepe jeans via ASOS, sold out but check these out
Kurt Geiger/Carvela loafers, gifted
Longchamp bag
Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses


13 March 2019

comfort zone

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A double....or actually even a triple entendre for you today. Some of you may have seen already that I have been training on a personal styling course this week with The image Consulting Company. The majority of the time I've been in a classroom environment so I have worn things that have been comfortable. I completed the 3 elements of the course I signed up for this afternoon. Comfort zone has taken on a whole new meaning for me now that I understand my style personality.

Disko Kids sweatshirt, gifted - I'm wearing the small.
Gap vintage straight jeans, past season - I would try these
Primark jacket (in hand) - alternative here
Levi's bag, similar here


12 March 2019

Flower power!

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My love affair of the floral midi skirt is still going strong! I've broken out of my usual sweatshirt and skirt combo and found this great cardigan. I prefer it done up and worn as a sweater. It's definitely going to be a useful little number in my wardrobe.

Midi Skirt


11 March 2019

The eternal classic!

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I'm talking outerwear.....the style that epitomises spring. The trench. This one is heavenly. I think this beautiful coat will be taking my wardrobe in a whole new direction.


10 March 2019

When is this wind gonna do one?!

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Is the weather doing anyone else's head in? When we are all ready for Spring it scuppers my outfit plans most days!! Grrrr! Back in a coat, coats and layers today.....refusing to go back to socks and boots though!

Zara jacket, past season - similar here
Levis 501's - hacked the hems off myself - similar here
French sole pumps, past season - alternative here
Levi's bag, similar here


9 March 2019

It's all about the 'new season now!'

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Come on spring.....let's be havin' ya!

All New Look, gifted - chosen by me.


7 March 2019

It's all in the bag!

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You know I give good baggage! ;0) I'm pretty obsessed by the darn things......from High End to High Street, it's always the one purchase guaranteed to give me a lift. And let's face it a good accessory really elevates any outfit.

H&M sweater
Levis 501's - hacked the hems off myself - similar here
French Sole Pumps, preloved - alternative here
Faith at Debenhams bag, gift

6 March 2019

Life won't sparkle unless you do!

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Bringing you a bit of everyday glamour cos let's face it life won't sparkle unless you do! Life is too short not to wear what you love.......even if the weather isn't playing ball. I've been struggling a bit this week as the hubby has been away for work (thankfully he is coming home early and is back tonight!) and although my 12 year old daughter is very resourceful and independent I've been failing miserably at keeping all the plates spinning! I've been pretty housebound thanks to being chief dog walker.....we have a high maintenance hound who needs a lot of exercise and he's still young so doesn't like to be left home alone for too long. The majority of the day has been spent in dog-walking gear but I did pop out for a quick coffee at a friends this afternoon and so naturally I made the most of the opportunity......and my friend's central heating! I've been itching to wear this skirt....and the sweatshirt, love them together! This ensemble certainly brought a smile to my face! :0)

Levis sweatshirt via Swindon Outlet, gifted - stocked here also
Louche skirt via Joy the Store, gifted
Converse via Swindon Outlet, similar here


5 March 2019

my love for the midi skirt!

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I've devoted a lot of words to how much I love a midi skirt lately. I'm yet to lose a couple pounds gained over the festive period and so wearing something with a partially elasticated waistband is bringing me joy on a daily basis! ;0) I love the fact that with separates you can create many different looks which is why the humble skirt has become such a wardrobe staple for me.

A black pleated skirt is a must have for any wardrobe. It's so versatile. The perfect staple to dress up or down. You know I'm favouring with a sweatshirt and trainers.......exactly as I'm wearing it today.

Whistles leatherjacket, past season - alternative here
Diesel sweatshirt via T K Maxx, past season - alternative here
Balenciaga Bag, ancient 


4 March 2019

Oh the joy!

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When you have no outfit planned as your next few days are revolving around dog walking as your dear hubby is away.......then a parcel arrives bearing the perfect transitional dress! Happy ending! A mirror selfie was my only shot at getting an outfit of the day pic though!

M&S coat, old
Preloved Preen by Thornton Pregazzi bag via The Dress Agency


3 March 2019

a better late than never "whats on my radar this week"

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But first my outfit of the day. My #sundaybest Despite storm Freya blowing a hooley I managed to get away with wearing a skirt and sweatshirt combo again thanks to my Uniqlo heattech and a pair of leggings under the skirt! 

Save the Children sweatshirt, gifted
New Look skirt, gifted
Converse - similar here
Hermosa London bag, gifted


2 March 2019

my current go-to spring outfit!

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May I present my spring 2019 transitional uniform. Ta-da! No big surprise really......I feel like I've been banging on about this kind of ensemble for a couple of weeks! The basis of my transitional wardrobe in spring and autumn is usually the trusty sweatshirt pair it with a midi skirt and trainers and hey presto......I bring you my current signature look. Today's Disko Kids sweatshirt has 15% off with code MAMMAMIA. The discount is just fir this weekend......so don't miss out. And do check out how I styled some of my Disko Kids favourites on this blog post here.

Disko Kids sweatshirt, gifted (mine is a size small - trust to size)
New Look skirt
Village England bag, past season
Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses


1 March 2019

Things that make you feel good!

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Apart from my outfit......I've done a little something worthwhile today by getting behind a campaign for a lovely charity! Swindon Outlet supports Brighter Futures Handbag Amnesty. The outlet provide shop space for the charity to resell donated handbags. All proceeds go to Brighter Futures who fundraise to give exceptional levels of care (be that new equipment or making the hospital environment nicer for patients) at Swindon's Great Western Hospital. The shop is run by volunteers who have double the amount of bags to sell this time.....over 800!! They have some luggage, purses and scarves as well to sell. Prices start at £3....there are some really excellent bargains. I spotted lots of brands such as Lacoste, Kipling and Cath Kidston to name but a few! I bought a little leopard crossbody bag for my daughter who was distraught she couldn't come with me this time because of school!

DKNY jacket, ancient - alternative here
Zara dress, past season - alternative here