Tuesday 28 August 2012

Tuesday 28.08.12

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After the winters day that we experienced yesterday (I honestly do not think the rain stopped at all during day light hours and it was so chilly) I did not feel like risking bare legs today!!
I do, however, feel that it is just a wee bit early for the tights and feel that this look is very dark for August.

Today's look is:

Skirt - Charlotte Russe
Cami - Primark
Jumper - H&M
Shoes - Christian Louboutin

I had a fabulous weekend with my family - the weather was not great but we still managed to get out and about and have lots of fun together.
On Saturday we collected out wedding pictures (the proofs) from the photographer, we then went to get a birthday gift, afterwards we went to a local farm park with tea room for some lunch and a play outside. Sunday was spent at a family birthday party.
This weekend will be quieter and I am very much looking forward to it.

Monday 20 August 2012

Monday 20.08.12

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Here we go again...... I am going to try and get back into the swing of posting here. I make no promises that I will be here everyday, but I am going to try for at least once a week.

I almost did not post today as I could not find the cardigan that I wanted to wear with this dress. This dress needs a cropped or short style, I love my little back bolero - but can I find it anywhere?? I spied this little number in the drawer and decided to give it a go. I do not hate it with the dress but it just does not feel right!

Today's look is:

Dress - Vila
Cardigan - New Look
Shoes - Christian Louboutin

We had a fabulous family weekend, we had breakfast with friends on Saturday (on their deck, please let us have some summer like weather for at least a month more). Saturday afternoon we went furniture shopping as we are about to re-vamp our lounge.
Sunday we headed down the coast for a picnic on the beach and walk to Culzean Castle. Miss O had a ball and loved the adventure playground in the castle grounds.

Wednesday 15 August 2012


The time has finally come for me to have a catch up post and tell you all about our fabulous wedding day!!

** This will probably be long and very picture heavy!!

Saturday 14th July 2012 marked the day that I became a wife and had the most fabulous and perfect day, wearing the most beautiful dress that I have ever owned!!

We decided to get married in a local hotel (that is very family friendly and has a fabulous outdoor space for kids). We decided that fancy bridal cars were not us so myself, Miss O, my mum and my bridesmaids all arrived at the hotel very early and used the bridal suite to get ready. The morning was great, we had fun drank pink champagne, got our make up done by a pro and enjoyed the sun streaming in the window!!

The ceremony was at 2pm and was just lovely. I had no nerves, I was just so excited to finally marrying the perfect man for me. After the ceremony the photographs began - wow, it takes a lot of the actual day getting the photographs done!! In between shots we drank champagne and tried to mingle with guests. Thankfully, most of them knew each other and the day was so gorgeous, warm and sunny that everyone was happy to sit in the garden and enjoy drinks, canapes and the candy buffet!!

The meal and the speeches were great, the food was just fantastic, very yummy and lots of it. After the meal my hubby and I got a little time alone to just chill, then it was time to start greeting the evening guests.

For the reception a friend who is a DJ provided the entertainment. After the formal first dances, I got to dance with my girl to some of her favourite songs (Beyonce - Single Ladies and FUN We are Young). Then the real fun started. There was a dance off!!! Stags V's Hens. I have never laughed so much in my life - what a fabulous ice breaker and great way to get everyone ready to dance the night away. The Hens of course stole the show and beat the stags hands down!!
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Wednesday 4 July 2012

Some sales bargains....

I am not a huge shopper of the sales, I work in retail and sale time is just not a pleasant time - in my opinion.
As a shopper I can not be bothered with the mess and the rummaging for something in my style. That said a few weeks ago I was in Primark stocking up on toddler vests and pants when I passed a rail full of random-ness!
Everything on the rail was £5 and there was a single skirt that grabbed my attention. I love the colours, it has a belt,  the print, it is cotton, it is lined and it has pockets. I did not even try it on I just bought it. I am so happy that I did.

Photobucket Photobucket As well as not being a huge sales shopper, I am not an Internet shopping fan - I own a bricks and mortar store, I like to support the high street!! However H&M have changed my views (a little). The local H&M store that we have is not great. I love the kids clothes and started to order for Miss O. As you do, I then started to look at items for me. Before I knew where I was I had a blazer £12 and bikini arrive on my doorstep!!

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I think I will get a lot of wear from the blazer - it is classic!

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Tuesday 03.07.12

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Quick post while I have 5 minutes between working and final stages of wedding planning!! I feel like I am drowning in ribbon!!!

An easy to wear outfit today, Tuesday mornings are a bit of a rush as I have to get Miss O to playgroup for 9.20am. I got this blouse for my birthday a few weeks ago and this is the first time that I have worn it. I love the style and the orange print.

Today's look is:

Jeans - Primark
Cami - Primark
Blouse - H&M
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Saturday 16.06.12 A Birthday Night Out!

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Saturday was my birthday - I am now the grand old age of 31!!

It was a lovely but very busy day. The morning was spent with my fabulous family, we popped into town to get some bits for lunch and a very quick look in the shops. The weather was awful so it was just a very quick look. Then after lunch I had my wedding day make up trial. It went very well and I am pleased with the look. But we have decided that it will need to be a tad stronger on the day.

After the make up it was then on to the dressmakers for the dress fittings! I got to put my beautiful dress on again and wow, I still am so much in love with it! The bridesmaids dresses are stunning and I hope that they are going to be as striking on the day as I hope them to be. Miss O had a try on of her dress too and she looked just fabulous!!

The outfit pictures are from my birthday dinner. We went to a local restaurant for dinner and drinks with some friends. It was a lovely night and I am so happy with the outfit. It was so comfortable to wear, it was light and summery, yet it was still a good look on a very wet June night.

My birthday look was:

Trousers - H&M
Junper - H&M
Necklace - Charlotte Russe
Shoes - Christian Louboutin

** I must practise my full on laughing/smiling as I do not want wedding pictures to have me with my eyes all screwed up!!

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Wednesday 13.06.12

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Casual, casual, casual.......... That is the look, well feel, for today.

I walked 8 miles last night and I could not bear the thought of heels or restrictive clothing for today.
I got this maxi skirt a few weeks ago, it was a real bargain (under £5) but it is a bit more clingy than I would have liked. But I like the colour and the comfort of it. As for the look - I kept it super simple with just black.

I made it back to Weight Watchers this morning and the news was not good!! It was not devastating but I need to get my head back in the game. I have 4 weeks until the wedding and that means that I have 3 weeks to lose a few pounds. It is time for me to say goodbye to wine, nibbles, chocolate and cake and a big hello to my trainers and the running app on my phone!! I will report back in next week!!

Today's look is:

Skirt - eBay
T-shirt - H&M
Sandals - Primark
Necklace - Topshop


A customer walked in on me taking pictures of myself this morning!! That was awkward!!

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Tuesday 12.06.12

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I love this dress and realised recently that I had not worn it for ages (I sold the shoes that I used to wear with it on eBay in one of my mad clear outs). As much as I love this dress when I see the pictures today I do not like it with bare legs. I think that with it having the black slip underneath it needs black tights to make it pop!

I do also think that it is just a fraction too short for the bare leg look!

Today's look is:

Lace dress - Vila
Cardigan - Primark
Shoes - Nine West

Monday 11 June 2012

Monday 11.06.12

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Back to work today and with being away for the overnight I was not at all organised this morning. I am pretty pleased with this outfit considering it was pulled together in a rushed fashion this morning.

It is just myself and Miss O tonight as N is working late. It will be bath and early beds all round, but I will try and plan my clothes for tomorrow as I have Miss O to get to playgroup for 9.30am in the morning so we will be rushing.

Today's look is:

Jeans - Marshalls
Blouse - Charlotte Russe
Cami - Walmart
Jacket - Primark
Wedges - Payless Shoes

Customer Service

On Friday my friend and I packed out little ones into her car and set off to Glasgow to Braehead shopping centre. My friend had been shopping on line for a dress to wear to her brothers wedding. A style that she liked was out of stock on line but was still available in store.

We arrived at the store, she selected the dress and went to the fitting room. The dress was cheap fabric that already had a static build up and from not so close I could see that it was covered (and I mean covered in self tan). She decided to try it on anyway as we had travelled to see it and she need to put it out of her mind. It was swiftly discounted due to poor fit and we left.

We were heading back to the car when we paused outside of Oasis - it is a store that I do not often shop in as there is not one near us.

We went in and the shop was quiet, we were greeted and help was offered. We had a browse and nothing was jumping out. My little one was then starting to shout from her buggy so, I headed to the back of the store to distract her with the mirrors - only to stumble upon a sale rail.

I had a flick through and spied  this gorgeous dress.
Typically they only had a tiny or a huge size - which of course meant that my friend LOVED it. She really loved the half price ticket. She went to the sales assistant and asked if there were any more sizes. Unfortunately there were not. She asked where we were from and then offered to call stores that we could stop in at on the way home to see if they had the size we were looking for. The sales assistant did this and managed to find the dress in the correct size in another store that we were passing on the road home.

Her help was fantastic and my friend now has a fabulous dress to wear to her brothers summer garden party wedding. Best of all it was a steal!

I will most definitely be back in Oasis and 100% will go back to the store in Braehead where the staff were so helpful.

Thursday 7 June 2012


Peplum dresses are a style that I have never tried to wear. I am unsure of the extra fabric over my hips. Saying this I am drawn to them - I think most of the styles are very pretty.

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What do you think of them? Do you have one yet?

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Wednesday 06.06.

Photobucket Photobucket So rough start today what with Miss O deciding 5.10am was the perfect time for us all to be up watching Ben and Holly!! Even with a 2 hour head start on my day I was still rushing out the door with seconds to spare - how does that happen??

Photobucket Spied my wedges in the bottom of the shoe basket last night when I was looking for something else. I have not worn them for an age and decided that today was the day they were having an outing! They were a flea market find in Orlando in 2005, they were an impulse then but as I have grown up they have suited my style more! I love the shape of them at the back!!

Photobucket The trousers and top that I have on today I find pretty hard items to wear. The top is kind of fussy and it is really long and the skinny cords I have shoe issues with - I think I NEED a nude ballet flat.

Today's look is:

Skinny Cords - Forever 21
Top - Forever 21
Shoes - Flea Market
Bracelet - Thomas Sabo
Watch - Michael Kors

** Just to add. I have no idea what the heck is going on with my hair. I think I have been twiddling or fluffing just before taking the pics.