Monday, 29 September 2008


Today is my half day - Yay! hence the super casual outfit for work, when I finish at 12.30 I have to go to the Post Office (with eBay sales) then to the supermarket and then I have an afternoon of household chores. I am all up to date with the washing, but I have the biggest ever ironing pile to get through! If i get the ironing done quickly then I plan to tackle my wardrobe.

It badly needs cleaning out and re-organising. There is just so much stuff that I do not wear and have not worn is such a long time and it is all taking up valuable hanging space.
My plan is to then sell on what I can on eBay and any money that I make I am going to turn into Dollars for our trip to Orlando!

I have a fantastic weekend, it was very quiet and I feel nice and relaxed. We stayed in on Saturday night and caught up with all of the things that we had saved on Sky +. We then got up early(ish) on Sunday had some breakfast and then headed to Ikea and Costco! We did very well we had 2 lists (one for each store) and we stuck to them and our budgets. After the Ikea trip or little living room/den is now totally finished and so cosy and nice to sit in. We use Costco to buy our large and expensive items, we can buy in bulk and store in the garage. We have been doing this for a year now and find that it does really help keep the costs of the weekly supermarket shop down!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny jeans - Vila
White t-shirt with silver stripe - Gap
Ugg boots - Ugg

Saturday, 27 September 2008


The dress that I have on today is a style that I am currently selling in the shop, it was not something that I was going to take for myself, but yesterday a customer was trying it on and noticed that there was a small pull in the front. Better in my wardrobe and wearing at work to advertise the brand!

Last night after work I had a friend come over for dinner, a bottle of wine and a serious catch up. We met 3 years ago when we were the only 2 girls in the place that we worked, we have been great friends ever since. We try to catch up every few months, or as close to that as possible. I made us a simple tomato pasta dish, with a lovely Greek salad on the side. The wine and conversation are always more important that the food!

Today's outfit is:

Black satin dress with amber jewels - Blendshe
Black patterned tights - Tesco
Black boots - Topshop
Gold necklace - H&M
Gold acrylic bangle - Mikey

A close up picture of the jewel detail around the neckline of the dress! My bf asked me why I had army boots on with a dress, I told him I was channelling my inner Carrie!!! He replied "Uugh, bloody Sex and the City!"

They are here.

My pearls arrived this morning!!! I can not believe the fabulous service from the wonderful eBay seller. I got them on a BUY NOW yesterday afternoon, as always I paid immediately. About 15 minutes later I got an email to say that the item had been dispatched!!
I got into work this morning and there was a small envelope (padded) laying on the mat, I tore it open and inside were my pearls in a lovely organza pouch. What a fab service for £3.00 (including shipping).

I am so happy about this, as this is the type of service that I strive to give my customers (both in my shop and on eBay). If I sell an item on eBay I send it off the customer the same day that they pay (unless it is a Saturday as the post office closes before me) I wrap everything in tissue paper and then in a protective plastic bag, before wrapping in brown paper or a large envelope.
This is the first time that I have had this kind of service in return.

I now can not wait to wear them over a cute outfit - I think I might just know where I will start!!

My lovely (faux) pearls, they are about 40 inches long!! And the cute little organza bag that they goe sent in!

Friday, 26 September 2008


Not sure about my outfit choice for today! I love the trousers and I thought that it was an idea to change the top that I wear with them - but I do not love the result. I do not hate it, I still feel smart and professional, but I think that it could be just too much grey!?

I have just bought a long pearl necklace from eBay (thanks Sex and the City movie) I have a pair of cream and black shoes that I rarely wear and thought that an all black outfit with the long pearls and the shoes would look fab! I would kind of like a black shift dress to wear in the look, but at the moment I can not see what I am looking for!

Today's outfit is:

Grey pin-stripe trousers - Blendshe
Grey vest (not seen) - Primark
Grey jumper - Vila
Silver necklaces - H&M
Silver, black & purple necklace - Bakers
Pewter wedges - Priceless

Thursday, 25 September 2008


I love this little dress so much - it is so comfy and I love the shade of charcoal grey! Still keeping at the Sex and the City inspired look. I know that today is not as full on as yesterday, but I still feel polished and professional!

I am on the look out for a nice pair of grey shoes, oh and a nice bright pair in pink or red! However I do not want to spend too much (as much as I would love a bright pink pair of Christian Louboutin's) so I have been looking on eBay. But the eBay shoe market seems to be a competitive one!!

Today's outfit is:

Grey jersey dress - Forever 21
Black patterned tights - Tesco
Black wedges - Faith
Turquoise glass necklace - Primark

Barry M - Nail Polish

About 2 weeks ago I was in my local Superdrug having a little look before work, I was not really looking for anything, but I noticed that they now stock Barry M products.
I had never used anything from the range, but I am drawn to the wide range of colours available - a la MAC. As I am very happy with all of the facial cosmetics that I use I decided to have a look at the nail polish. I love Chanel Rouge Noir, but my nails chip so badly that I can not justify the cost! Anyway I have tried lots of cheaper brands that stock a similar colour and had not found a good one!

So, I thought I would give the Barry M version, 115, a go. I am so glad that I did. In my honest opinion it is just FAB!! And it is only £2.95!

The polish is a lot thinner than OPI or Creative etc but I think that may be what works??
I applied the first coat (in work - as you do) and was not happy at all with the colour or finish. It was an uneven colour that looked nothing like the colour that I was expecting. Anyway, I had some customers etc and an hour or so later when I sat down to paint another coat I was delighted with the result. It was a deep glossy colour - just what I wanted! From that first application I got 2 days without a single chip to my beautiful coloured nails (oh and I used not top coat!).
I have used it a few times since and it has been just as good.

This morning I bought shade 272 - I have just pained my finger nails and I am very happy with the result.

This is a brand that I am definitely going to continue to buy - I think I am going to go for a bright orange next!

The entire range of products are available from the Barry M website!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Today has been a very quick day for me! I had arranged for a rep to come in with some Christmas lines and I had also arranged for an electrician to come out - I have a few lights out and the problem is not the bulb! They have both been to see me but while both have been in there has been a continual stream of customers. This is good (well except for when a customer was in the fitting room and the electrician switched the lights off and she was plunged into darkness!!!).

I have been watching the Sex and the City movie in my very quiet moments and the fabulous outfits have made me want to make even more effort with my daily dressing. So much so that I had to wear my favorite boots today - I am so glad that I did!

Today's outfit is:

Black (with grey polka-dot) dress - Blendshe
Black leggings - forever 21
Black cropped cardigan - Primark
Black belt - New Look
Black boots (with patent toe and heel) - Nine West
Black cape style jacket - Vila
Wow, that is a lot of "black" in the one outfit!

My new jacket ( I love the cape style and the waist belt, the jacket has a really nice fine silver thread running through it that you can not see in the pictures) and my favorite boots!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Early post for me today as I have to nip home this afternoon for the Sky man! As we are moving the living room around a little for the winter months I need him to come out and drill some new holes and put some new cables in so that we get our full TV coverage (it would be awful to miss any of my favorite shows). So, as these companies do, I have been given a 3 hour window in which I have to sit in the house and wait. Thankfully my mum is not working today and she is going to man the shop for me!

I have still not managed to get my chore totally under control after the busy week last week, but I am getting there! I was putting some things away last night when I came across this scarf (my mum brought it from Forever 21 for me) so I took 10 minutes and planned today's outfit around wearing it!
It is another lovely bright and crisp day - but it is definitely getting cooler, time to start the proper layering I think!!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Khaki cami (not seen) - Topshop
Beige knitted tunic/dress - Topshop
Scarf - Forever 21
Leopard print ballet flats - Primark
Acrylic bangle - Ebay
Silver jewellery - Tiffany

Monday, 22 September 2008


Monday again - is it just me or are the weeks coming round so fast?
Yesterday was not a good day for me, I had a headache (hangover) and had to go off to bed for a few hours in the afternoon!! I got nothing done and I did not manage to plan or even have a think about outfits for this week!

I was still feeling a little tired this morning so, I had a rummage about (through the clean clothes) and found something nice and bright. Today has been the first day that it has felt like autumn - it is fabulous, it is bright a little cooler and there a beautiful fresh smell to the air! Long may it continue!

Today's outfit consists of:

Yellow & black print tunic - Primark
Black long sleeved t-shirt - Primark
Black footless tights - H&M
Black patent ballet flats - Nine West
Silver jewellery - Tiffany

Should I????

It is a local holiday here, the schools are all off and most of the offices and shops around me a closed. So far I have had a quiet day, I decided this morning that if I had no sales by 2pm I would put a sign in the door to say that I would be closing at 4pm. I have had 2 paying customers - Great!

So, new deal with self - as I am here for the rest of the day I am going to make myself as comfy as possible and watch "Sex and the City". I was walking to the bank this morning and could not help but nip into Woolworths and buy a copy!! I do not think that it is bad to watch a (fashion) movie on a quiet day? I mean I will turn it off if I get a customer!!

The week ahead!

A new week, thank goodness last we was mega hectic!!
As well as the shop turning a year old we also had plans to go to a friends 60th birthday party (it was a good friends mum). But early on last week we also got a lovely surprise from my bf's sister, she went into labour a week early and had a beautiful baby boy on Tuesday.

Tuesday was a mad day, there was lots and lots of phone calls and message passing going on. And on Tuesday evening we both left work a tiny bit early to drive through to Edinburgh in time for evening visiting. It was a 3 hour round trip - but so worth it to see the brand new bundle. The rest of last week pretty much passed in a stressful blur, finishing up with a hangover (on my part) yesterday!!! Not good for your only day off - but the champagne the night before got me in my vulnerable state! It was pointed out that I could have just said no!?

So, this week should be a much more chilled out affair. We have no plans until we are off on our trip to London and we are both looking forward to quiet evenings in.
We have been turning one of our spare bedrooms into a small sitting room/den and we have the final stages to complete this week. We have been spurred on to do this by the rising energy costs, the room that we are moving to is smaller and is positioned between two other rooms, it also has less windows than our main living room. We hope that we will be able to turn some radiators off and save on fuel bills.

My bf is working away for a couple of days this week too, so I will get a chance to get the household chores up to date. It was only the bare essentials that got done last week.
As for work I am expecting to start taking deliveries of party styles - Christmas sparkly outfits, it is very exciting! It will not be long and I will be getting the Christmas window done!

Saturday, 20 September 2008


I am back!! I made a huge (well compared to the disaster that was yesterday) effort for today - I am still very tired but I feel so much better! The blouse that I have on today I had forgotten about! I was putting washing away the other night when I spotted it. I find that grey can sometimes be a bit draining, so I added colour with a bright necklace!

We are off out to a 60th birthday/garden party this evening and I am going to be wearing the navy dress from Thursday night (fingers crossed I will get a picture this time). It should be fun and it is so close to where we live that we can walk to and from the party (saving in taxi fares). Plus I have been told that there is going to be a chef cooking and serving food all evening!!

Today's outfit is:

Black wide leg trousers - Vila
Black cami - Primark
Grey chiffon blouse - Primark
Multi colour necklace - Bakers
Black & white peep toe shoes - Nine West

A close up picture of the ruffle detail of my blouse and my very cute necklace - I love the fun colours and how they work with so many outfits!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008


I have not taken a picture today. The reason for this is, it is quite possibly the worst outfit I have ever worn to work (I suppose it is not that bad, but my messy hair and no make-up added into the mix makes it a bad work look).

My party went very well, lots of people turned up and celebrated with me. Lots of people also made some purchases. There was a lovely atmosphere in the shop everyone was chatting and offering advice to each other about outfits.
I did get changed out of my jeans cardigan combo of yesterday. I put on a lovely navy silk mini-dress (over leggings). I am currently selling the dress in the shop and it is from Mina. It was so comfy to wear and I got lots of nice compliments (and that always feels nice).

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of me in the dress, but I do have pictures of the dress! I love the detail in the back!

It turned out to be a late night, we went for a wind down drink after finishing up. However, I did not do the clearing up before going home!!!! (hence the bad outfit today, as there was lots of cleaning and clearing to do this morning).
Today, so far, has been pretty quiet, which is a good thing as all of the stress and excitement of the last few days has become a migraine which has kindly set up camp right above my left eye! If things stay quiet I may just treat myself to a bit of an early finish!


Yay - I made it!!!!! My shop is one year old today!!
Tonight is my party, I have decided to throw a little thank you evening for all of my customers. I am giving them all a gift bag filled with chocolates, money off coupons, vest tops, compact mirrors and a lovely little key-chain. I am also having champagne cocktails and a competition for a chance to win £50 and £20 to spend in the shop!

The last few days have been all go and today is just the same. I am dressed very casually today as there is still lots of moving and cleaning to be done! But I do have another outfit for this evening!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Cream vest top - Hollister
Red & cream striped cardigan - Vila

Oh, and I decided a change in the hair department was needed to mark the occasion!!


Wow, what a busy day I had! I had to fill 100 gift bags (to give to my customers!). I am having a birthday party for the shop (a thank you evening for my loyal customers) and I had lots and lots of organising to do!

Wednesday's outfit was:

White silk tunic - S'nob
Black leggings - Vila
Black cropped cardigan - Primark
Cream & black ballet flats - New Look

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Monday & Tuesday.

Sorry for not posting yesterday - I had an appointment with one of my suppliers in the afternoon and the morning just vanished!


I went for comfort as I had to drive to the appointment and the weather was yucky! I am still trying to limit my wearing leggings, so I went for my super comfy skinny jeans.

Monday's outfit was:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Black T-shirt - American Eagle
Leopard print scarf - Blendshe
Black patent jewelled ballet flats - Nine West


When I was at the appointment I had all of the items that I wanted for the shop hanging on the rail. We were about to start putting the order into the computer when an assistant came through with a list of out of stock items. We went through it and found that the jumper that I have on was on the list. I was very upset (I almost had a tantrum - but I managed to keep it in!!!!) I had a lovely mental picture of wearing this on a spring day. Anyway, the lovely Karen could see my distress and gave me the sample. I never get samples as they are always tiny! This is a small (I have not been a small since I was 6 years old) I am not - it is just a very stretchy (free) jumper! So, as you can imagine I had to wear it today, then I will try to put it away until Spring!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Cream Cami - Primark
Coral striped jumper - Blendshe
Coral suede shoes - Topshop

Saturday, 13 September 2008


I have another evening on my own tonight (my bf is not home until late tonight) so I have decided to head straight home at 5pm and have a quick tidy up. I have a few things needing ironed, so I will get them out of the way. I found a recipe for toffee apple muffins yesterday, and I plan to try and make a batch later. We have the most beautiful big apple tree in our garden and I really want to make use of the huge amount of apples that it gives us. Last year we used a tiny amount and hundreds of great apples went to waste.
I am also going to treat myself to a Chinese take away while I watch the X Factor and Desperate Housewives from the other evening! I can not wait.

Sunday I will be in work! i am..... turns one year old this week and I am having a birthday party/thank you night for all of my customers on Thursday night, but I have lots of preparation to do that I can not do when customers are in! I have to clear a passage in the stock room so that customers can get to the toilet. It is ok for me to scramble and climb but not the paying public! There are also a few little places that need a little lick of paint, plus the windows need washing, bathroom needs a good clean etc.

Today's outfit is:

Black chiffon dress - Vila
Black cropped cardigan - Primark
Black patterned tights - Tesco
Multi colour disc necklace - Bakers (gift from mum & dad)
Black patent shoes - Christian Louboutin

Friday, 12 September 2008


My feet were a little sore last night after walking, to and from work and then to meet my friend, in my boots - my feet are too used to flats! So, I planned my outfit around flat shoes and my new scarf!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny Jeans - Vila
Black V-neck t-shirt - H&M
Black half sleeved cardigan - Vila
Multi colour scarf - Coach (gift from Mum & Dad)
Red ballet flats - Tod's

My parents brought me this beautiful Coach scarf (along with a lovely cream leather coin purse) home from Orlando (I am a very lucky girl). My mum knows how much I love everything about Coach. For me it is not a label thing, I love how well made the products are and classic they look, and a Coach bag signifies a point of change in my life.

My love affair with Coach started nearly 4 years ago, I was going through a very difficult time in my life (and had been for a few months) and I was on holiday with my parents in Orlando (they had kindly paid part of the ticket to help me get away). In the run up to the holiday I worked 4 jobs (1 full-time and 3 part-time) just to get by, and every spare penny I saved for my week away.

The exchange rate was great and my money went far and lots of shopping was done. Half way through the holiday I came across Coach (outlet store) I was in there for hours, looking, feeling, trying over my shoulder - but I left feeling that it was just too much to spend on a bag or wallet. Anyway I went on and on about the bag that I loved and we went back another couple of times, to look at it. On our final night (I still had a little money) we went back and my mum talked me into buying the bag (small black shoulder bag with white stitching). I would use it on the rare occasion that I was going out somewhere nice.

The first Coach bag signifies my life changing for the better, I met my bf soon after my trip and used the bag on our first date! Four months after the trip, I was only working 2 jobs and by one year later it was only 1.

Since then I have added to my collection and still love the products and the stores. I still very much see the goods as a lovely treat. Last year my bf bought me a larger shoulder bag and this year I HOPE to get myself a leather organiser.

A closer look at my latest Coach item.

Thursday, 11 September 2008


OK, OK I know that I said yesterday that it was still too early to wear boots, but my bf had gotten these ones re-heeled for me and brought them home last night and I just had to wear them this morning.
Weather is wet and dull again today so the boots are not out of place!

My bf is working a lot at the moment and he is working away for the next few days so, I am home alone. This evening I am heading to Beanscene to meet a friend for a catch up and a coffee. I will then head over to my parents and catch up with them (not seen them properly since they got home). I have no plans for Friday at the moment and if it stays that way, I think I will do some household chores and give myself a mani/pedi.

Today's outfit is:

Plum sweater dress - Vila
Grey tights - Primark
Grey cami - American Eagle
Grey boots - Topshop
Star necklace - Plume

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Horrid wet weather today, so I dug out my cowboy boots for the walk into work - I still kind of feel that it is a bit early for boots, but needs must! I was really un-sure of what to wear today - I am trying to wear leggings a bit less than I did last winter as I did not feel my jeans get too tight (leggings grow if you do). But when I got my new scarf from my sister yesterday I decided I wanted it to feature in my look today!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny Jeans - Vila
White half sleeve t-shirt - Tesco
Silk scarf - Present from Zante
Cowboy boots - Topshop (Faith)
Cardigan - Topshop

Tuesday, 9 September 2008


I got a new pair of shoes on Sunday and I really wanted to wear them this week - they are a summer style and soon they will be at the bottom of the pile!

Today's outfit is:

Coffee baby doll dress - Asda
Brown leggings - Oasis
Brown wedges - Next

This evening I am going out walking with my friend (we are going to make an effort to make it a weekly thing) so I have to hurry home, change and get to her house. We chat so much that we walk for ages and before we know it, it really is too late to be making meals etc. So, we are making an effort to go earlier.

The best present.

My family are all home from there holidays and my sisters have already been in to see me, this of course was a lovely surprise, but even better they came bearing gifts!!!

My sister who had been in Orlando was very generous indeed, she brought me a lovely Coach bag - it is in my signature brown and beige tones! But best of all she brought me two magazines (ones that I can almost never get here) Milk Duds, Junior Mints and twizzler! What an afternoon I am going to have Reading magazines and eating sweets that I love! I always bring as many Milk Duds and Junior Mints home as I can, but they never last long!

My other sister brought me a lovely silk scarf (she was in Zante in the Greek Islands). They both made me suitably sick with the suntans that they have!

Monday, 8 September 2008


I am loving the purple and plum shades that are in all the shops at the moment, they are so bold and bright and such a nice change from black and grey. I decided on a casual look for today as I was tired this morning and did not feel like putting lots of effort into dressing!

Today's outfit consists of:

Black skinny jeans - Primark
Black vest (not seen) - Tesco
Plum tunic - Blendshe
Black patent jewelled ballet flats - Nine West

The Weekend.

So Saturday night was "date night" and my bf did not disappoint! He took me to a great Japanese restaurant which was fabulous, we had a great meal (I had a lovely glass of wine too) chatted and took in the atmosphere of the place. We will definitely return with friends soon. The only thing that I was not too impressed with was my fortune cookie, it was just not nice! It actually said: A driver of a car is a passenger seeking revenge!

We ate quite early so we were back in our town by about 9pm so we stopped off for a nice quiet drink, picked up a bottle of wine and went home to watch that nights X Factor (which as always was great).

On Sunday I got up early walked along the beach, stopped off to buy some nice things for breakfast and headed home. While I was waiting on my bf to wake I did a little laundry and had a quick tidy up. We had our lovely breakfast then we headed to my parents to make sure all was still as they left it. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging around the house. We then went to my bf's sisters for dinner. My bf's nephew had been at a fancy dress birthday party in the afternoon and he was still dressed as a skeleton when we arrived!

All in all a lovely weekend was had!

Saturday, 6 September 2008


Tonight is "date night" and it my bfs turn to decide what our plans are, I have no idea what our plans are or when they are, but i do know that he is collecting me at work at 5pm. So, I decided to put my favourite dress of the moment on as I feel amazing when I wear it!

Work has been funny today, customers coming in, in fits and starts - one minute I am sitting wasting time on the Internet and the next I have 3 customers all needing my help! Anyway, it makes for a quicker day!

Today's outfit is:

Tribal print dress - Vila
Black cropped cardigan - Primark
Black patterned tights - Tesco
Black wedges - Faith
Necklaces - H&M
Acrylic bangles - eBay

I have been struggling with a wobbly hand in some of my pictures lately, but this one was really bad!! My dress does look kind of cool though!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Victoria's Secret Yoga Pants

I have a quick question for all of you. Are the Victoria Secret yoga pants any good?
I really need some new lounge wear and I have not seen anything that I like. I am watching a few nice looking pairs on eBay and I was wondering if it is worth the hassle of having them shipped from the US?

I would like a smarter pair that I could wear to travel to Orlando in. We are on an early morning flight and we are leaving late November, so we are going to hanging around an airport very early in the morning and it will be very cold and most likely wet!

Any help or other brands to look out for would be great.

This kind of thing but in all black.


It has been a strange old week for me. My bf has been working a lot of extra hours and he has not been getting home until I have gone to bed, my family are still all away sunning themselves on their various holidays!
I am very much looking forward to my day off this week - we have no plans what so ever and I am so looking forward to a day of chilling in the house! I even plan to get all of my chores done and out of the way this evening (the bf is going on a night out so i am home alone again!).

The shop was much cooler yesterday, so I decided to start up my layering for the winter months. The heating in the shop is almost non-existent and through the winter months I wear more and more layers of clothing. I have to get some of my winter boots to the cobbler to get the heels etc repaired before they are put into wardrobe rotation!

Today's outfit is:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Brown bib detail t-shirt - Vila
Leopard print cardigan - Forever 21
Leopard print ballet flats - Primark
Wooden bead jewellery - Plume
Beige jacket - Vila

Thursday, 4 September 2008


First of all I have to say sorry for the very grumpy face in the pictures! I was at the dentist early this morning with my broken tooth and I was all numb! Thankfully the tooth was saved and not pulled! On top of this I got soaked going from the dentist office to the car - thankfully the rain has now stopped and it has turned into a lovely afternoon! As it is now so nice I think I will take some pictures of things that I really have to get listed on eBay as the light in the shop is very good!

Last nights walk was another long one, I feel so good after I have cooled off and had a shower and I think I am sleeping a bit better for it! I also made myself take an hour to sort out the washing and ironing - so I am now on my way to being on top of it!

I am on my own this evening as my bf is working late, so I think I will have a little pamper night - mani, pedi, face scrub and mask!

Today's outfit consists of:

Grey pin stripe trousers - Blendshe
Plum bib detail jumper - Blendshe
Pewter wedges - Payless
Silver necklaces - H&M
Silver bracelets - Tiffany
Grey coat - Vila

Wednesday, 3 September 2008


Last night after work I went and met a friend and we did our catching up while we went out walking to get some exercise. We got so carried away chatting that we did not realise that we walked for over an hour and a half (we think we covered about 3 miles maybe more). I then had a late dinner and tried to sort out the mountain of washing and ironing that I have.

Tonight, I am heading out walking with another friend, but this will be a quicker and shorter walk due to the weather and her childcare. Tonight I will manage to get some dinner before heading out.

Today's outfit consists of:

Black chiffon dress with grey polka dots - Blendshe
Black cami (not seen) - Primark
Black leggings - Forever 21
Black patent t-bar wedges - Baratt

The detail of the dress did not come out very well in the main picture so I took a closer one to show how pretty it is!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


I got up nice and early this morning and got my supermarket shop out of the way - it is great feeling knowing that I have got all of the nice fresh things before lots of other people have touched them! As I have mentioned I am trying to make better use of my time and I feel that not going to the supermarket on my day off is the best way to do this!

I have had to give in and dig out some tights, as it is getting too cool and damp for bare legs. If I had managed to get a week (or more) in the sun and my legs were nice and brown I would still be rocking the bare leg look, but unless we get a very late heatwave the tights are back!

Today's outfit is;

Grey skirt - Vila
Teal vest top - H&M
Charcoal cardigan - S'nob
Teal tights - Primark
Multi colour shell necklace - Topshop
Pewter wedges - Payless
Grey coat - Vila

Healthy Eating!!!!

I have been trying my very hardest to eat as well as I can from Monday to Friday so that I can enjoy eating out at the weekend without worries! So, yesterday I was snacking on some dried fruit and mixed nuts, I really enjoy this as a snack - I kind of liken it to a bag of crisps.

However, all was not well yesterday afternoon and I broke a tooth on a nut!! Not good!
I have no pain, but it is sharp where it has broken. Thankfully I have managed to get a dentist appointment for Thursday morning before work.

But the real point of my post is to show today's snack.......... Red Velvet Cupcake with Chocolate fudge frosting! Yum, yum, yum.

I baked these last night as a trial run for the first birthday party that I am having for the shop!

Monday, 1 September 2008


I had the migraine from hell yesterday, so I had an early night (and a great sleep) but I did not organise an outfit for today, so I turned to one of my trusty outfits.
Today has been another great day lots of customers willing to part with their hard earned cash (my favourite kind of customers). I have also just had a delivery of new stock, so that means much fun to be had tomorrow!

Today's outfit consists of:

Black skinny jeans - Primark
Cream with black detail top - Blendshe
Black necklace - Primark
Cream and Black ballet flats - New Look
Black jacket - Forever 21


I did not manage to post on Saturday the shop was busy and then I was heading to my bf's nephews birthday party as soon as I finished! It was a great day, it is always a lovely buzz to have lots of customers leaving my shop with bags full of new clothes!

The party was also a lot of fun - I arrived just as it was coming to an end so I got to spend sometime with the birthday boy after all of his friends had left! The adults then retired to the garden and huddled around the chimnea, drinking wine and chatting (the birthday boy was long in bed at this point).

My outfit was:

Skinny jeans - Vila
Black and white striped bow top - Vero Moda
Black cami - Primark
Red Ballet flats - Tod's