31 May 2020

Lockdown Wardrobe Staples

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As well as sharing what I've been wearing this week I thought I'd tell you about a couple of my hero pieces throughout lockdown. Both items have exceeded the #30wears mark. They haven't featured in any of my posts even though they have been worn on a daily basis recently for dog walks and weekly supermarket trips! No jacket required this past week though......it's been scorching hasn't it?! The humble shacket has always been one of my go-to jackets but it has held the number one spot for the past couple of months. It's so good that I have more than one version of this style of jacket......I've been alternating between two. Both of them are past season from Topshop. I have a lightweight one which is great for over dresses, t-shirts and shirts. I've also been wearing a slightly heavier duty army style one, which is oversized and better for accommodating layers, bulkier knits and sweatshirts.

Topshop shacket, past season - nearest I could find is this one* (I would personally remove the belt)
Dress details below.


24 May 2020

Making the most of my wardrobe

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Last weeks outfit round-up seemed to go down well - so I'm just keep this post simple again. It's a mixed bag this week. After a little root around in my wardrobe I uncovered a few hidden gems......more on that below.

This week I'm going backward.....starting with what I wore today.

H&M shirt, ancient - they do it every year.....see here*
Pepe boyfriend jeans S/S19 - similar here*
Sandals courtesy of my friend Sue - you can buy similar here*

17 May 2020

Just a few lockdown looks......

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I'm merely sharing a few of my look this week. I am conducting a little experiment which I will share in another post.......but without further ado here's what I've been wearing. 

The looks are all in chronological order - starting last Saturday when it was positively scorching!

M&S beach dress - S/S19 Similar here*
Birkenstocks Big Buckle Arizona via eBay S/S20 Same here*


8 May 2020

Lockdown Life

Sorry.....it's been a while. In truth I've been enjoying this slower pace of life a little bit too much. I certainly aim to adopt some of my lockdown habits even when life starts to get back to some degree of normality. All those little jobs I promised myself I'd do have been done and I've got through my TV watchlist. I've got through books that have lain idle on my Kindle since my last holiday. I've a new found passion for cooking. I'm drinking a ton of water (instead of copious amounts of builder's tea) and I'm doing Yoga on a daily basis too! I think I may have even cracked my social media habit once and for all. I've had the odd down day.....mainly when I couldn't sit outdoors but on the whole I've really embraced this downtime. How have you been finding it? Hope you are all ok.

I actually mustered up the motivation to blog this week. I've still been scouring Pinterest for lockdown outfit ideas....... as well as recipe ideas and ways in which to improve my outdoor space. I thought I'd share a few of the things that are keeping me occupied at the moment.

First of all a style steal.......courtesy of Pinterest of course!

My outfit
J Crew vintage tee
Mih Tommy Jeans via Kilver Court
Tkees flip flops via eBay
Ancient Topshop Belt


4 April 2020

Saturday Seven - 04/04/2020

Just because Friday Seven just didn't have the same ring to it!

Right now as I press publish on this post we would have been mid air on our way to Lanzarote. We were so looking forward to heading off for some sun - to a place that has become home from home. Obviously due to the current situation we are on a staycation instead. A few weeks back I did mention I'd be doing a holiday packing blog........which is essentially what this blog is I guess! I made a list a couple of months ago......edited it a couple of times but these are the dresses I would have been sharing with you over the coming week had we been going. These photos are all from holidays past.

No.1 Kicking off with the most liked photo from our holiday in Lanzarote last year.......in fact whenever this dress features it gets a lot of love. The dress is Oysho and I actually bought during the holiday. I was looking forward to wearing it again :0(


28 March 2020

Friday Five - 27/03/2020

Sorry I'm a bit late with the blog this week. It's been a funny old week hasn't it?! The only excuse I have is that I've been binge - watching a Swedish thriller called Before We Die and was gripped by the season one finale last night - hence the delay!

This week it's quite simply five things I'm grateful for.

My wardrobe 

Guaranteed to bring me joy. Clothes are definitely a mood-enhancer for me. However now more than ever I don't want to own more than I need. I've made the decision not to buy any clothes for the foreseeable future. It just doesn't feel right to be acquiring anything that's non - essential. My hope is that whilst we are in this situation that I can break the habit of buying things for the sake of it. The time I'm getting to spend at home is a luxury.......I can now play around with my wardrobe to my hearts content and I intend to make the most of it!


20 March 2020

Friday Five - 20/03/2020

How things have changed in just a week. The world seems like a totally different place in the space of just 7 days. As planned I'm just going to share a few of the things that make me go Mmmmm. I'm not taking for granted the simple things in life that never fail to lift my spirits.

I'll start as I usually do with a style steal. 

Alexa made me do it.

My outfit 
Zara coat, past season
Pull & Bear sweatshirt S/S 19
Topshop Straight jeans
Cocorose shoes, still available (purchased in January)
Clare V bag

13 March 2020

Friday Five - 13/03/2020

Remember this outfit inspo I shared with you a couple of weeks back?

Well it's my style steal for the week!
Joseph trench via Kilver Court
H&M blouse, past season
M&S cashmere sweater, past season
Rag & Bone jeans via TK Maxx, past season
Preloved Swedish Hasbeens via eBay


6 March 2020

Friday Five - 06/03/20

So this is my fifth Friday Five! Woo hoo! I think I'm establishing a new habit :0)

Style Steal

Right off the bat - apologies. This weeks outfit is a little dull. There is spring inspiration everywhere and it's been hard to find ways in which to shop my wardrobe with the allure of gorgeous newness everywhere. Here goes though.....I'm copying the incredibly cool Anime Bing again.

My outfit details
H&M sweater, past season
J Crew V-Neck tee (under sweater), past season
New Look trousers, past season
Golden Goose Trainers
Balenciaga bag, ancient


28 February 2020

Friday Five - 28/2/20

It's a short and sweet Friday Five this week. I've been scouring my Pinterest boards for a bit of inspiration for my spring capsule wardrobe.

I've thrown in a little bonus -a style style of course! Copying an outfit from another of my style heroines - Anine Bing.

H&M shirt A/W 2019
New Look trousers A/W 2019 
Preloved French Sole two tone ballet flats


21 February 2020

Friday Five - 21/2/2020

Hitting the ground running this week!

No.1 Style steal! 

I'll start by sticking to the usual formula.....this week it's the turn of Emma Hill's. This was an easy one to replicate from my winter capsule. I suspect a lot of us could replicate this look with similar items in our wardrobes

My outfit details
Fahri coat via TK Maxx (Christmas present 2019)
& Other Stories jumper (A/W 2019)
New Look coated skinny jeans (A/W 2018 - they still stock similar)
Golden Goose Trainers via Flannels (S/S 2019)
& Other Stories bag (A/W 2019)


14 February 2020

Friday Five! 14/2/2020

Here's my little weekly round up - starting with a style steal.

No.1 #sorrynotsorry I make no apologies that Michelle Williams is my muse again. Love the way she keeps things simple. Trying to get in the habit of wearing clothes suitable for my real life - not my fantasy life. You really have gotta love Pinterest......it's so good for reminding me what I already have. This Topshop jacket has been a wardrobe staple every season - they bring out a version every year which says it all......it's a classic!

My outfit
Topshop jacket, past season (similar here)
New Look coated skinnies, past season (similar here)
New Look hi tops, past season (nearest I could find here)
Snood - currently has 20% off


7 February 2020

My First Friday 5!

So here goes.....my first foray in Friday Fives.                                                      Affiliate links used

No.1 Kicking off with a style steal

Michelle Williams is my style heroine. Love her easy effortless style. By the way.....it was this picture inspired my purchase of the leopard print Vans.

My outfit details
& Other Stories sweater , past season (more similar to Michelle William's here)
Gap Original Fit jeans, ancient (similar here)


2 February 2020

What's in store for me in 2020?

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Keeping things simple. That's top of my list of goals.

New Look coated jeans AW18 (similar here)
New Look leopard print hi tops AW18 (similar here)


19 January 2020

Instagram #bestnine vs my favourite nine

Just for fun!

So these were my most liked photos on Instagram during 2019. I actually think they are a good reflection of my style. I am more 'liked' in a dress though it would seem!


12 January 2020

How an Instagram "rest" has affected my style..........

........and what I've been wearing lately!                                                         **some affiliate links used

Hat & Scarf both gifted via Black.co.uk