Saturday, 26 February 2011

Saturday 23.02.11


It is a lovely sunny day here today and it looks like Spring is just around the corner! I can not wait for the weather to get a bit milder - not hot just warmer so that I can pack away boots and think about wearing my little ballet flats without socks!

I usually wear this knitted dress with leggings, but I fancied pairing it with coloured tights today. I like the look but I think that it is maybe just a little bit short for the tights!?
The scarf that I have on today is quickly becoming one of my go to! It just matches everything!

We have very little planned this weekend. I finish at 5pm so we will head out a walk with the dog before it gets too cold for O. N and I will then catch up with some TV - we are behind on Boardwalk Empire and I want to get caught up! Sunday I think N has to work in the morning so I will get the food shopping done and then we may take O swimming after lunch. Nothing spectacular just fun family stuff!

Have a great weekend whatever your plans are?!

Today's outfit is:

Dress - H&M
Tights - SkunkFunk
Scarf - H&M
Boots - Armani Exchange
Necklace - Forever 21

Wednesday 23.02.11


Wednesday got away from me. It was a bitty stop start kind of a day! There were a few deliveries in the shop that I had to get sorted and before I knew where I was it was time to go home, feed O, make the dinner, walk the dog etc!!!

Wednesday's big news (well for me) was I managed to lose 4lb at this weeks weigh in! I am so happy with this fantastic loss and great start to my weight loss journey! I have a few days this week where I have been tempted to have a less healthy choice, but the thought of my good loss (and my holiday) have kept me in check!

Wednesday's outfit was:

Dress - S'Nob
Cardigan - Vila
Scarf - Vila
Tights - Tesco
Shoes - American Eagle

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tuesday 22.02.11


Phew! I am managing to post this on the day that I am wearing it! Finally!!

I got this jumper as a gift for Christmas and I love it! The pockets make (an otherwise boring, plain) grey jumper so pretty and special! It is a shorter length but that is OK as I am a lover of layering!
This entire look is a very typical Sunday look for me, but it was just how I was feeling today when I was getting ready.

Today's outfit is:

Jeans - Old Navy
Vest - Vila
Jumper - H&M
Scarf - Gift
Boots - Nine West

I started back at Weight Watchers on Wednesday - I was not going to mention it here but thought that I would as you lovely readers and bloggers inspire me and keep me going when I find things tough and I know that at some point I will need that on this journey.

I was very lucky throughout my pregnancy and I did not gain very much weight at all - I carried a lot of fluid, but that all went when Orla was born and feeding was established. Then the feeding stopped but the eating continued, and then winter hit and the walking was not everyday as it had been. Then Christmas came and before I knew it my jeans were snug and lots of things were just not sitting quite right.

I have tried to lose weight on my own but I always fail. Well this year I have heard so many good things about the new Weight Watchers Pro Points plan - and how it is not at all faddy - that I thought I would get myself back along to a meeting.

So I did and I have had almost a week of doing the Pro Points plan. So far I am liking it. I have not yet felt like I am on a diet, I have been out for a family lunch, I have had a scone or biscuit at night with a cup of tea, I have enjoyed a Vanilla latte with a friend and I had a vodka and diet coke with N on Saturday night.
Weigh in is tomorrow before work. I promise to let you know how I get on!

Saturday 19.02.11


It is that dress again!! Sorry if I am boring you all with it? I can not help it - it is beautiful and comfortable and look at the skirt - so pretty!

Saturday was a funny old day. The shop was busy but not in the usual Saturday kind of way. And becuase of that I have no idea how I did not get around to blogging?!

Saturday's outfit was:

Dress - Vila @ i am.....
Tights - SkunkFunk
Boots - Armani Exchange
Scarf - H&M

Wednesday 16.02.11


I apologise for the late posting lately! It is not happening through laziness it just seems that with only working 3 days a week I have so much to deal with when I am here that blogging gets missed! I think I may have to look at blogging from home sometimes........ This is something that I have never done and to me it seems strange! I have no idea why??

Anyway back to Wednesday.

The blouse that I have on has been in stock for a little while now and I have always liked it and thought that it would slip into my wardrobe very well. But with only working the few days now I do not feel that I can treat myself quite as often as I used to.

However, a week ago a customer tried this on and got make-up in the front of the top (aarrgghh). So I thought to myself instead of taking money off this item (if anyone is interested in a top that has make-up on it) I am going to take it home and wear it! I have magical laundry potions for such stains.

I am so glad that I did as I am really very happy with how this look turned out!

Wednesday's outfit was:

Jeans - Primark
Cami - Walmart
Blouse - Vila @ i am.....
Cardigan - American Eagle
Shoes - American Eagle

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tuesday 15.02.11


A new week and new work outfits needed!!

I had forgotten all about this tunic. I got it when we were in Orlando in November - I paid $5.39 for it from a clearance rail. At the time my mum asked what I would wear it with and I just shrugged!! It was pennies - I spend more going for a takeaway coffee!!

However, seeing back in the pictures (which are not great) today I am glad that I did take this. I love the colour and I really like the shape! Oh and it has pockets - I do love when skirts, dresses etc have pockets!!

I hope that everyone that buys into Valentines Day had a lovely day yesterday? N and I do not do much for it - we never have! This year was lovely we bought the M&S meal deal, had a bottle of Cava, watched Boardwalk Empire and went to bed early for a full nights sleep (Orla was with my parents). It was perfect! No money spent on over priced food, or flowers just a nice evening with my other half!

Today's outfit is:

Tunic - Cotton On
Cami - Primark
Leggings - Blend
Scarf - Blend
Necklace - Ann Tayor Loft
Boots - Target

Saturday 12.02.11


No chance to post on Saturday either - it was a busy afternoon and I was not online much!

I have been so tired lately and my skin is suffering from a "teenage" thing!! My hair is at an in between stage -I am kind of growing it! And I have been feeling generally sluggish. I am trying to drink more water as I know how good it is for my skin and hair - but I find it hard to do all the time!

With all of the above in mind I had no creative ideas for what I wanted to wear to work on Saturday. So I went with a style that is currently selling in the shop and that is so comfortable I am considering wearing them on a long haul flight!!

Saturday's outfit was:

Skinny Cargo Jeans - Vila @ i am.....
Shirt - Gap
Cardigan - Republic
Belt - Primark
Shoes - Charlotte Russe

Friday 11.02.11


Wow - I really fell behind with posting last week! But as promised I did take pictures of what I was wearing so here we go!

A night last week I started to have a wardrobe clear out/dig out some bits that I want to pack for our hand luggage only trip in a few weeks! I came across these shorts and instantly thought of pairing them with brown tights! I loved how the look turned out! But then I love anything that I can pair with orange (the best of all the colours) and my beloved cardigan!!

The wardrobe clear out did not go so well - it is very much a work in progress! I do not like to be too ruthless as I always look for an item after it has been binned/donated/eBayed. But the things that I keep just in case, I always seem to overlook! I think it is known as "Sods Law".

Friday's outfit was:

Shorts - Blend
Tights - Tesco
Jumper - Primark
Scarf - eBay
Cardigan - Abercrombie & Fitch
Boots - Faith

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tuesday 08.02.11


I had a slightly different outfit planned for to day, but when I put it together is was not quite right! I then remembered about my trusty leopard print cardigan and thought "Ah ha" and the day was saved!
Next time I wear this I think I may try my brown, heeled, knee high boots with it as I think they could work well with this look! I did not have time to dig them out from under the bed this morning!

I have been feeling a bit blah lately what with a poorly baby, lack of sleep, it being January, it being cold and wet etc - you get the picture!! But last night I decided that enough was enough and I gave myself a face scrub (deep clean) and mask and a mini pedi!! What a difference those two little things made. I feel a bit brighter and like my skin (although still being a bit teenage) is better! So this evening I am going to apply a bit of tan - I love the way that my skin is in Summer, so I am going to re-create it!

Today's outfit is:

Black dress - Vila
Tights - Primark
Cardigan - Forever 21
Shoes - Faith

This weekend turned out to be a great one! Orla started to pick up and actually get better and my family got together for my mums long service award dinner! She has been with her employer 25 years! The meal was lovely and afterwards we went back to my parents house for some wine, nibbles (not that we needed them) and some Just Dance on the Wii! It was great!

Here is a picture of Orla and I at the dinner! No full outfit shot, sorry!


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Saturday 05.02.11


Thank goodness that January is over!!

However, February so far SUCKS!!!
This last week has been my toughest week as a mummy. Orla has a diarrhoea and vomiting bug and it has been hard going! We are very lucky that she is (normally) a healthy little baby. She was not sicky as a newborn so this has come as a huge shock to us! She has been a poor little thing and very clingy and today is first that I have been out in almost a week - I was almost running out the door this morning.

The washing machine and I have been in talks and as of Monday we are both going in strike! I have a new respect for my washing machine (that I regularly mock/bash/slag off etc for being old and not the fancy one that I would like) it has coped so well with the constant washing and nothing has been left stained - not even nappies!!

Anyway, enough of that. This is the first day that I have worked this week due to Little Miss being sick, I am tired and I am un-inspired but a deal is a deal so here I am. I am so glad that I am sticking to my deal. So, you have to excuse the hair, make up and general casual look!

Today's outfit is:

Jeans - Old Navy
Top - Forever 21
Cardigan - J.Crew
Scarf - Next
Shoes - Topshop