Lulu Hun wedges and a pencil dress

Lulu hun wedges cover

More sunshine, huzzah! I grabbed these shots on my way back from a pub lunch, where my friend and I sat outside. In March! I’ve worn this pencil dress a few times previously, in fact it featured on my first ever outfit blog post back in March last year. As wiggle dresses go, it’s fairly comfortable and easy to wear. The structured cotton and slightly looser fit mean it’s not too figure hugging, and the front pleat allows room to walk in normal sized steps.  Continue reading “Lulu Hun wedges and a pencil dress”

The Organic Pharmacy Discovery / Travel Kit

Organic Pharmacy cover

The truth is, I’m pretty nervous about writing this blog post. I’ve never written a beauty / skincare post before, so be gentle with me. I wanted to cover my entire skincare process, so there are a couple of #nofilter pictures of my make-up free face in all its nakedness. As someone who happily admits to using filters and make up to make my face more presentable to the outside world, this is a pretty scary prospect. So please, be gentle with me! Continue reading “The Organic Pharmacy Discovery / Travel Kit”

The Sleeveless Coat

Sleeveless coat cover

I can’t believe it’s March and I’m still working through my sale haul from the New Year! I guess that just goes to show how much wear I get out of my favourite pieces. Also, it might give an indication of how nervous I am to try new looks. In my defence, it’s not been warm enough to wear a coat without sleeves until now. I’d been on the lookout for a sleeveless coat for a while, and when I saw this one in the Next sales just after Christmas I knew it had to be mine. The fabric is a really heavy mix which I really like. It also hangs quite long on me, which I think works well for a chilly spring day. Continue reading “The Sleeveless Coat”

Green, black and cream

Green, black and cream cover

Another day, another dress that has been in my closet for years! Here’s a quick piece of fashion retail history for you. I bought this dress nearly 10 years ago from ASOS, back when it was still called As Seen On Screen. For those who don’t know, the online retail giant started out as a way to emulate your favourite celebrities. They would list items from various retailers, with “in the style of” or “as seen on” as part of the description. This dress is by a brand called Mina, on the website “as seen on Kylie Minogue”. There’s probably a picture of her wearing it somewhere in the depths of the internet, but I can’t find it! Continue reading “Green, black and cream”

Old favourites – Knitwear, leather and white denim

Knitwear, leather and white denim cover

Just a quick post today, as I’ve not got a lot to say about this outfit of current favourites. I’ve got a pile of clothes at home from my winter sales haul that I’ve not even worn yet! Somehow, though, I seem to keep reverting back to the safety of my favourite pieces. These white jeans have appeared a lot lately, with the onset of spring. It’s still a risk for me to wear white as I’m so very clumsy, but I quite like the challenge! I’ve lost count of the number of times this super soft jumper has appeared on my social media. I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite piece of knitwear ever. Continue reading “Old favourites – Knitwear, leather and white denim”

Red, White and Blue in the Sun

Red, White and Blue in the Sun cover

Ohhh I’m so excited about spring, warmer temperatures and SUNSHINE! The weather today was the best way to get over the post-holiday blues from my snow holiday with my parents. I didn’t plan on going full red, white and blue when I selected my outfit pieces, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. One of my colleagues commented that I looked very “nautical”. I’ll take that, I think it was meant in a nice way! Continue reading “Red, White and Blue in the Sun”

Mixing Prints – Stars and Zebra

Mixing Prints - Stars and zebra cover
I spend a lot of time looking for inspiration on Instagram, reading blogs or just in the street. One of the things I often wish is that I could be more adventurous with my outfits. Some of my favourite blogs like Pages By Megan and The Girl Who Lived For Clothes always feature bold, adventurous, eclectic outfits. Then there’s the likes of Lucy at Fashion Me Now and Sheryl at Walk In Wonderland who have a more subtle vibe, but often include statement pieces and quirky extras. The trouble I often face is the panic that everyone will laugh at me. I just don’t yet possess the confidence to throw on a Susie Bubble-esque ensemble and strut to work without a care in the world.

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A Week In The French Alps

Alps

It’s not strictly fashion, but since I’ve not really been able to post anything for the past week or so, I thought I’d write a quick round up of my fantastic holiday to the French Alps. I know it’s not really normal for a 32 year old to go on holiday with her parents, but I don’t get to see my folks that often, so a week on the slopes is the perfect chance for me to spend some quality time catching up and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Continue reading “A Week In The French Alps”

White Denim and Leopard Print

White denim and leopard print cover

When I wrote the title to this post, I had a little chuckle to myself. White denim and leopard print conjure up images in my head of Eastenders, the 80’s and Pretty Woman, and not at all in a good way. But I’m hoping here, that even with the whitest of white jeans and furry leopard print ankle boots, I’ve managed to look at least acceptable for the office on a sunny spring day.  Continue reading “White Denim and Leopard Print”