Monday, 30 March 2009

Monday 30.03.

March is almost over - I can not believe how quickly this month has gone!

It is only 3 weeks today until we head out to the Bahamas - I am so, so excited! I ordered the last of our sun creams last night and I got the toiletries organised yesterday. I am now going to try and iron one outfit for each of us per night (I hate ironing so I think that spreading it out may help me actually get it done). Other than that all that is left to organise is the currency, but we are going to hold off until nearer the time as the exchange rate is so bad at the moment!

The clocks went forward on Sunday and I really struggled to get motivated this morning. I was kind of expecting to feel that way so I picked out a basic outfit for today. But once I was dressed I felt that it was just a bit too blah - I added my bright Coach scarf at my neck and I feel much brighter!

Today's outfit is:

Black skinny jeans - Primark
Black long sleeved t-shirt - Primark
Cream cardigan - French Connection
Cream and black shoes - Primark
Scarf - Coach

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Saturday 28.03.

I am afraid I have no outfit picture today. My bf is off on a Stag Weekend to Edinburgh and he has taken BOTH of our cameras! I am not sure why he needs 2 - but I am sure I will find out when he returns on Sunday night!

Last night went very well, around 300 people attended the fashion show and I did not see too many faces that I recognised, so I am hoping that I will get some new customers from it!
The outfits went down very well, the girls all looked fab in the bright dresses etc that I picked out. And so far today I have sold a dress and clutch bag that one of the girls was wearing!

As I am alone tonight (and this has been a busy week) I have decided that I am going to go home and get my chores done as quickly as I can, after everything is all neat and tidy I am going to treat myself to a Chinese take-away I think I will then watch a film on the sofa!

I have decided to have a go at getting my tomatoes and rocket started tomorrow - I am quite excited about the thought of being able to eat what I grow! I then have to head into town to get the bits and bobs that we need for our holiday. There is not too much on the list so fingers crossed I manage to get it all in one go!

I hope you guys all have a good weekend!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Friday 27.03.

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Yes I have decided to be brave and start losing the tights and leggings. I had my first go with the self tanner last night and I am pretty pleased with the glow that I have (but I think I will put another layer on tonight to make my legs a bit darker!)

These cute little dresses came into stock this week and I took one home there and then. I love the little bird print, the length and it has the nicest little sleeve - I am looking forward to not having to wear the cardigan over it!

Tonight is the charity fashion show that I am taking part in (well I am showing 10 outfits from the shop) and I am a little nervous. There is nothing more that I can do know other than turn up and watch the show. Please all keep your fingers crossed that it goes without any hitches!

Today's outfit is:

Cream bird print dress - Vila
Cami (not seen) - Primark
Black cardigan - Vila
Boots - River Island
Necklace - New Look

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Thursday 26.03.

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I am feeling so much better today - much more like me! I spent some time last night just pampering myself and relaxing (relaxing = trawling eBay looking for some nice light, full skirts to brighten up my wardrobe) I then slept better than I have for a while. I have even been and stocked up on some self tanner. I am going to be ready for spring and all of the lovely light clothes that I want to wear as soon as it arrives!

I really love wearing this dress - I always feel so smart and dressed in it. Which is funny as when they came into stock (last Spring) I thought that I had made a huge mistake in ordering them, but they flew out of the shop - everyone loved them.

Today's outfit is:

Green Printed dress - Vila
Black tights - Tesco
Black cami - Primark
Black wedges - Faith
Green glass necklace - eBay
Earrings - Made by Me

Sorry about the mess of the layout on this post - Blogger has been acting up with me lately!!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Wednesday 25.03.

I am not having the best of days today and I am feeling a bit sorry for myself. I hate when I get like this as it makes me feel even worse. After typing this I am going to go and give myself a good shake - I really hope it works.

I am still not really feeling what I have in my wardrobe at the moment - I know that the weather is not helping things. We are having really nice bright days but it is still so cold. This is making me want to wear Spring-like clothes but it pretty hard to layer with some of them for warmth.

I have not worn this dress for a while and saw it when I was putting some clothes away at the weekend. I have to say that it is great to use as a smart but comfy piece, but it is not warm enough for now. It will be going away again for another few weeks.

Today's outfit is:

Stripe knitted dress - S'nob
White cami - Primark
Black tights - Tesco
Black belt - New Look
Black patent ballet flats - Old Navy
Necklace - Forever 21
Charm Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tuesday 24.03.

I decided to go for comfort this morning as I new I had a busy day ahead of me - and I was not wrong. I have had 3 boxes of new styles delivered which I have checked, priced and displayed. I have changed my window display, so that anyone passing by knows that I have new styles in stock. And after I type this I have 2 models coming into the shop to be fitted for outfits for a charity fashion show that is taking place on Friday night.
I will be very glad to get home tonight to have a bath and relax on the sofa!

Today's outfit is:

Pink & brown tunic/dress - SkunkFunk
Brown leggings - Oasis
Cami - Topshop
Brown boots - Faith
Brown wooden bead necklace - Plume

Monday, 23 March 2009

Monday 23.03.

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What a lovely weekend I had - it was so nice to catch up with family and friends over a few glasses of wine on Saturday night, but still be up and about early on Sunday morning.
The Mother's Day lunch went very well (I made 2 dishes that I had never tried before and they were both fab). The Caramel banana Blondies were a huge hit - they were so easy to make - I will be making them again soon!

After food shopping, preparing lunch and washing the floors we even managed to squeeze in a little trip to the park to feed the ducks and stop in at our favorite coffee shop (it is becoming a bit of a Sunday ritual).

I love the way that these trousers hang, I think they flatter my legs! The trousers have quite masculine detailing so I think that this frilly chiffon blouse works really well - I only wish it was a bit warmer as this is really not an outfit for a cold and windy day!

Today's outfit is:

Checked trousers - Vila

Cami - Primark

Frilly blouse - Forever 21

Black patent t-bar wedges - Barratts

Necklace - Ann Taylor Loft

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Saturday 21.03.

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It is a lovely Spring Saturday and I have (so far fingers crossed it continues) had a nice busy morning.
The trousers and blouse that I have on came into stock a few weeks ago and so far lots of people have commented on them but no sales as yet. As it was another bright day I though I would wear them and do a bit of advertising/modeling! I am glad to say that I have sold 2 of the blouses so far!
We have a lovely weekend planned and I am very much looking forward to getting home and getting on with it! My sister is having a get together this evening which will be fun and tomorrow we are having my bf's parents round for lunch as it is Mothers Day.
Today's Outfit is:
Beige & cream pinstripe trouser - Vila
White blouse - Vila
Tan wedges - Dune
Necklace - Guess

Friday, 20 March 2009

Friday 20.03.

Yay for Friday!
This week has not been great for me! I know that I should not be complaining as the FABULOUS Spring-like weather is still with us but I just can not help it!

Last night I arrived home to a package that I have been waiting on and I was very excited that finally it was here. It was the seeds that I need to have a go at growing some vegetables. A few weeks ago we bought a mini greenhouse and decided to try and grow some of the things that we eat!
So this weekend I am going to be getting started on planting the following:

Cherry Tomatoes
Gem Lettuce
Courgette (Zucchini)

I am very excited as we have almost been in our house 2 years and this is the first year that we are putting real effort into the beautiful garden that we have. I really hope that I manage to get a few things that we can eat!

It is my mums birthday today, so after work I am heading to see her and give her the gift that I have for her. My parents are off to Orlando tomorrow for a week so it will also be a chance to say goodbye and give my mum the list of things that I would like her to bring home!!

Today's outfit is:

Block colour dress - SkunkFunk
Teal tights - Primark
Black shoe boots - Armani Exchange
Necklaces - H&M

Discount Code!

For those of you that like the manicured look and LOVE a bargain - get over to as this weekend they have reduced their nail polishes to only £1!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Thursday 19.03.

Thank goodness it is Thursday! I am still not sure what is up - but I really do not feel like myself at all this week! I really just want to get to Saturday night lock up and go home and sleep until I feel normal again!

It was such a beautiful evening yesterday that my bf and I went out a lovely walk along the beach to watch the sunset before dinner - it was just beautiful and so uplifting to finally see that lighter nights and better weather is coming!

I have taken a layer out of my outfit today and it feels so good! No camisole on today - it is a start! Bare legs before I know it! I also have not had the heating on in the shop since mid morning!

Today's outfit is:

Plum tunic - Papaya
Black Leggings - Forever 21
Black cardigan - Vila
Necklace - Forever 21
Shoes - Forever 21

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


And the winner is.........
Chic Mamma

Send me an email ( containing your address and I will get this off to you!

Wednesday 18.03.

I decided to break out the colour to try and lift my mood - I have been feeling a bit down this week and I am not sure why!
This skirt never fails to make me feel good and chirpy - and with another fabulous spring day I am feeling slightly better!

Today's outfit is:

Pattern skirt - French Connection
Teal cami - H&M
Coral sweater - BlendShe
Teal tights - Primark
Coral ballet flats - Topshop
Necklace and earrings - Forever 21
Charm Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

A bit of Spring!

I am starting to get Spring Fever!

It started for real at the weekend when the weather turned very nice, sunny and mild and the bf and I were able to get outside and get some work done in the garden!
In the last few days since we cleared away all of the dead leaves that winter left behind all of the Spring flowers have really started to come through.

In the back garden and in the pots at the front door the Daffodils are in full bloom and they are just so bright and cheery. I love Daffodils they are one of my favorite flowers for the simple reason that I can not help but smile when I see them!

So because of that I decided to buy some cut Daffodils for the shop - to inject some Spring cheer!
Don't they just look beautiful??

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Tuesday 17.03.

I am feeling very blah about my wardrobe this week. I was so tempted to just pull on a pair of jeans this morning but just managed to resist.
I think the problem is that I am sick fed up wearing winter clothes - I want to be wearing nice spring styles with bare legs and nice light cardigans!
I really hope that I can drag myself out of this asap - as it is just not good for business!!

On a plus note, it is a lovely spring day here today (we seem to be getting nice and not so nice day about which does not help things) and I am very pleased to announce that I do not have the heating cranked right up to max - this is progress!

Today's outfit is:

Grey leggings - Vila
Grey cami - American Eagle
Grey & cream jumper dress - American Eagle
Cream boots - River Island
Necklace - Guess

Giveaway Reminder!!

I am going to draw the brooch giveaway at some point tomorrow afternoon!
So, if you want to be in with a chance of making it yours and you have not left a comment yet - leave me a comment today!
Good luck!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Monday 16.03.

Forgive me for this super casual outfit! I am not feeling the best (I have not been for a few days now) and I am only in work for the morning. I lots of errands to do when I finish and really if I am honest I just could not be bothered to think about what I was going to wear today.

I aim to have my errands done as quickly as possible so that I can get home get some cleaning out of the way and them cook up some meals for the coming week. I do hope at some point during the weekend to relax with my book and one of the muffins that I baked yesterday!

Yesterday was a beautiful day here - it was SPRING!! We got up early got the food shopping done quickly, had breakfast together, went and met family for coffee and catch up. The bf and I then went to feed the ducks (with our stale bread) and this was all before 1pm! After lunch we spent a fantastic few hours out getting out garden ready for all of the things that we have planned! I love days like that!

Today's outfit is:

Black skinny jeans - Primark
Grey bow detail knit - Vila
Black patent ballet flats - Old Navy

Friday, 13 March 2009

Friday 13.03

I am dressed very casually today as I could not drag myself out of bed this morning. The bf and I watched some of the Comic Relief programmes last night and I ended up staying up later that I should (I am not good on little sleep).

On the whole we do not have much planned for the weekend - which should be great! I am hoping to make a start on preparing the garden for summer. But we are out a friends for dinner this evening. It is a very casual affair so I will not even be changing.

Today's outfit is:

Plum tunic - BlendShe
Cami (not seen) - Topshop
Black leggings - Vila
Black Cardy boots - Ugg

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Thursday 12.03

I have decided that I am going home tonight to take this dress off, wash it and get it listed on eBay - it is just not working for me. I think it is just too short for me.

My bf is home today (he has been away working again) so we are just have a nice chilled out night. I have dinner pretty much prepared (that way I am not stuck in the kitchen too much) and I think we will go out a walk and pick up a bottle of wine to take with us to our friends house tomorrow evening.

Today's outfit is:

Grey & plum mini dress - Mina UK
Purple tights - SkunkFunk
Purple shoes - Forever 21

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Wenesday 11.03.

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At the weekend I decided to have a clear out of my underwear and PJ drawers - 5 drawers in total (and quite a task). I was fed up with having to stuff and squeeze things in! So I pulled all of the drawers out of their chests and put them all on top of the bed and got to work.
I decided to sort the underwear into matching sets, matching cotton basics, perfect socks (ie no miss matched pairs - under boots I do not care - or holes) tights that are of a good fit and that are perfect.
Well I filled a kitchen bin bag with miss matched underwear, single socks and uncomfortable tights.

I then got to work on the PJ's - I have a LOT of them. When I get home at night I change out of my daily outfit and into PJ's, if we go out I get dressed again. I love them I love to get new pairs as gifts, I love to treat myself to new ones for no reason and I like a new pair for going on holiday etc. However, I tend to wear my 4 favorite pairs over and over (wash, dry, wear). I also have my all time favorite pair that are honestly about 8 years old (my mum has given the shorts new elastic at the waist twice, the top has holes in the underarm etc) they are my sick PJ's!!!
Well they went in the bin bag too!! Along with the ones that are just not comfy to sleep in, the ones that I can not hang out the washing or take the bin out in (too short, too see through etc).

It was great - I now know that everything that I kept is not falling apart, uncomfortable or just not me. I can also open and close my drawers with ease and without stuff springing out at me! I also found things buried way in the depths of drawers that I had forgotten all about!!
So the point of the story just told - today's tights!!! Totally forgot they existed!

Today's outfit is (created round the tights):

Black jersey dress - Vila

Black cropped cardigan - Primark

Black cami (not seen) - Primark

Pink footless tights - Primark (I think)

Scarf worn as belt (sorry Kimberly for ripping off your idea AGAIN) - Vila

Shoes - Nine West

Necklace and earrings - Made by Me

!!!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!!!


This brooch was part of a lovely LBD that I had on sale just after Christmas (the dress had a cute little belt that was secured with this brooch). I found this brooch lying under the chair in the fitting room and all of the dresses had been sold.

I have been holding onto the brooch for weeks looking for something to add it to - but brooches are just so not me. I have tried to pin it to hats, coats, cardigans and I just do not like the look!

So ladies if yo want it to add to your accessory collection leave me a comment and I will enter all of your names into next Wednesday (18th March) and draw a winner! I will post this item anywhere!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tuesday 10.03.

What a difference a nice bright and dry day makes?!
I am much more positive today and there have been lots of people in the shop - some just browsing and others buying! Fingers crossed this is a sign that the nicer weather is just around the corner, this winter has been going on forever - I am so over it!

I started my outfit today with the boots (I realised that I had not worn them for a while) and then worked the rest around them. It then turned out that I have not worn black with this cardigan/dress for a while - and it then all came together nicely!

Today's outfit is:

Plum cardigan/dress - Vila
Black cami - Primark
Black tights - Tesco
Plum necklace - Primark
Ring - Charlotte Russe
Boots - Topshop
Earrings - Forever 21 via the amazing Kimberly (I love them and you are the best!! <3)

Monday, 9 March 2009

Monday 09.03.

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Another week here already!
It was a very wet and wild weekend here, so I decided to keep things casual for today as the walk to and from work will be a bit of a battle.
The weather made for a quiet Saturday and even quieter day so far today - I really hope that Spring shows itself around here soon.
I have so many nice lightweight styles in stock in lovely pale Spring shades and people at the moment are still thinking about their winter woollies!
Today's outfit is:
Jeans - Vila
Cami - Primark
Check shirt - Hollister
Red silk scarf worn as head band - Echo (vintage from eBay)
Red ballet flats - Tod's
Silver jewellery - Tiffany

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Saturday 07.03.

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I am so ready for Spring to make an appearance - I have had enough of cold dark days!
I thought that I would wear a nice light outfit today and not reach for my go to long sleeved t-shirts. I am glad that I did as I feel like I am dressing a bit more for Spring (but I have kept up my layers and my trusty scarf).
My bf has been working away again this week and I have no plans for this evening - so I am going to head home change into my yoga pants and an old t-shirt and get stuck into the house hold chores.
At the moment I am aiming to keep going until it is done and that will keep Sunday as a "free" day! But I will have to see how it all goes!
Today's outfit is:
Jeans - French Connection
Cardigan - French Connection
Cami - Hollister
Scarf - Forever 21
Brown boots - Aldo
Necklace - Forever 21
Charm bracelet - Thomas Sabo

Confessions of a Shopaholic......

I had to write a bit about the movie as I was so pleasantly surprised!!

I went with pretty low hopes as I enjoyed the books so much - I read them as they came out and I have re-read all of them (they are the ultimate beach read for me). I had even lower hope of what Isla Fisher was going to do with the role!

Isla I take it all back - you were just fabulous, not to mention hilariously funny. I loved how "out there" Becky's style was.
I want a pair of orange leather gloves for next winter and I am on the eBay hunt already. I also have to mention the bridesmaid dress!! It was so UGLY that it was just fabulous!

I went to the movie with my friend who is getting married 7 weeks today (in the Bahamas) and I joked that I wanted multi-coloured tulle for under my dress!

If you have not seen the movie go out and see it - even just for the comedy factor or the designer label spotting!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Another reason to not do the dishes.....

In our house (9 times out of 10) I make dinner and my bf does the dishes. On Wednesday night he was working late and I was seeing to myself, so I was clearing up the kitchen and washing my own dishes.

I was washing a mug that I had, had a cup of tea in and it broke as I was washing it!!!
I ended up with a pretty nasty cut in a really bad area of the finger.

It is right at the knuckle on my index finger and it bled for such a long time. The bleeding has stopped now but it is still a bit sore and puffy!

Excuse the adhesive marks from the dressing - it is too sore to scrub at the moment!

Friday 06.03.

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I am heading to see "Confessions of a Shopaholic" with my friend tonight and I am really not sure if I am excited or not. I have read all of the books and loved them. I have been advised to just pretend that it is a stand alone movie and not try to link it to the book too much!
Also I just DON'T like Isla Fisher - I didn't like her back when she played Shannon in "Home and Away" and I still don't now!

I did not mean to wear similar outfits 2 days in a row - it has just kind of happened! I love wearing this tunic as it feels nice and bright and I can wear it with lots of brown tones!

Today's outfit is:

Mustard printed tunic - Mina UK
Brown leggings - Oasis
Brown cardigan - Forever 21
Brown boots - Faith

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Thursday 05.03.

So, we still have the snow - well it froze over night so we have piles of ice everywhere. It was an interesting walk to work this morning!! The sun has come out in the last hour or so, fingers crossed it starts to melt a bit by the time I am heading home!

As it is another cold one I went for layers today - and layers I have - lots of them! But it is a trick that does keep the chill out!

Today's outfit is:

Block colour jersey dress - Forever 21
Cami (not seen) - Topshop
Brown leggings - Forever 21
Brown cardigan - Forever 21
Grey knee high socks - eBay
Brown boots - Faith