Thursday, 29 September 2016

About Time

I've said before that I don't wear things straight away. It's just the way I am. But today, I must have been in a good mood as the sun was was shining and it wasn't too cold. I felt I should brave a skirt whilst I could still get the bare legs out. And whilst I was flicking through the contents of the wardrobe, I pulled out a sweatshirt which had yet to see the light of day. For the record, I've only had the skirt (one month) and the sweatshirt (3 months). 

Now let me fess up about this sweatshirt. Way back in May when Whistles last had a promotion, I bought a dress. I bought the Lola dress seen here in this post. The dress was lovely but I never reached for it. As the time got nearer and nearer to the end of the returns date, I decided that it just wasn't the kind of thing I would wear as a SAHM. It was just a little too formal for me. So I took it back to store and exchanged it for this sweatshirt. And then hung it up in my wardrobe till now. Because I am like that.

Well with Whistles having another one of their 25% off promotions, it reminded me that I had this little sweatshirt and I really should give it some love. 

Today was it's day! :)

Whistles Hummingbird Sweatshirt (here and here)
Hobbs NW3 Bag (Old)
Zara Leopard Skirt (sold out but put yourself on the mailing list here)
Or this is a nice alternative.


Last Note :

  • Grazia are running a promotion with 25% off currently. WH25AW16 is the code online.
  • Unfortunately, my sweatshirt is now sold out online on the Whistles site though there may be the odd one in store. Sorry, sorry, sorry!
  • If you are after birds on your chest, this one looks rather lovely.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Lovely Dress

Not a lot else I can say about it. I think it's a lovely dress. If you were to look at it on the website, well I guess you wouldn't really look at it twice. I mean I've glanced at it briefly but it hasn't made me go "whoa there!".

But I was in store and it did catch my eye. It caught my eye because it was floral but it wasn't as frilly as the other infamous H&M dress currently making it's round the the IG stratosphere. It also wasn't as long and there was no high neck for me to contend with. What did I have to lose by trying it on? Errr £24.99.

So into the changing room I popped with it and surprisingly I just fell in love with it. It's flattering (come on, it's black) and it fitted where it needed to. The neck loop fastening at the back was easy enough to do. It fell in all the right places and it hid all the bad stuff I like to eat. It's a winner. Now let me say though, this dress is probably designed for the smaller vertically challenged people out there. Also this is actually a knee length dress but given my height, it hits me as a midi. One of it's plus points is that it falls from below the chest so there is nothing cutting me off at the waist. One of it's minus points is that it has an open back (either wear a fabulous bra or get daring and go without). And I think it's going to go rather well under that squeaky biker jacket of mine seen on the previous post!

It's the perfect dress up, dress down dress!


Last Note :

  • I'm a size UK 10 (chubby 10) and the dress I have on is a 10. It's exactly that - no more, no less. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Biker Girl

Topshop Petite Faux Leather Biker (regular size version here)
Isabel Marant Etoile Shirt (old)
Forever21 Khakis (old) (nice alternative here)
Swedish Hasbeens (old)

That little biker up there? It's the most perfect fitting biker jacket I have ever tried on in my life. The sleeves are not too long nor are they too tight, the back is not too short and I can even fasten it up. It also doesn't pouff up near the chest area where some jackets are shaped to accommodate a bosom. And for a faux leather jacket, it's a rather good one I have to say. 


It squeaks. Yes it does. Squeak, squeak, squeak. I squeak like a mouse when I move. Hmmm.

I've read the reviews on the Topshop site (I wish all stores had a place where people could leave reviews as these are extremely helpful) and my jacket is not a one off. They do squeak apparently but the noise will disappear. So there is hope. 

But now I'm in a quandary. Do I keep and wear with the hope of the squeak disappearing? Or hold tight for the ultimate non squeaking perfect fit biker (preferably real leather)? I'm not sure one exists out there for little old me! :(

Monday, 26 September 2016

Quick OOTD : 26/09/16 Night Music

Mango Jacket (old but alternative here)
Bella Freud Jumper (ss16 but current season here)
Adidas Stan Smith Luxe

A very kind lady contacted me in June to let me know the Bella Freud Night Music jumper was on sale in Selfridges after I'd left a comment on her Instagram in February saying how much I loved it. 

Me? I was on it like a car bonnet!


Last Note :

  • Incase you're wondering about the fit of the Bella Freud jumpers, I'm wearing a size small and I'm a size 10 and the jumpers are quite long in the body. Well they are if you're a shortie like me.
  • I've previously had a Bella Freud jumper in a medium but had to sell that on as it was a touch too big. There wasn't much in it though but you know yourself what feels right.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Accessorize Ronnie Camera Bag

Ronnie's just joined my bag family. He's kind of a lovely deep red with a mock croc finish. Not too big, not too small. If you like, you can even buy extra funky bag straps for him and his family. Family? Oh yes, there are a whole bunch of Ronnies out there. There's a blue one, black one, tan one, leopard one and of course my lovely deep red one. A veritable little bag family all living here. And to add to their charm, you can even buy interchangeable funky bag straps (here) to jazz them up a little. 


Zara Coat, Adidas Superstars, Uniqlo Breton, Accessorize Ronnie Camera bag

Monday, 19 September 2016

Starry Starry Jeans

Kate in her Stella's.

That woman up there in the funky jeans? That's Kate from Wearsmymoney. That woman makes me want to go all rock chick and wear crazy ass star printed jeans. Her jeans are Stella McCartneys which are available here. Me, I can't afford Stella's but I can afford New Look. 

Question is. I can afford them. 

But have I got the guts to wear them? #notascoolasKate


Last Note :

  • To get 20% off, the code MAGIC20 appears to be working on full priced items on the New Look site. 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Quick OOTD : 18/09/16 Mules

F&F Culottes (old but good alternative here)
Tula Bag (old)
Next Tan Mules (old but these are nice and I also have them as well)

Just thought I'd try again with my tan mules which I first posted here. They don't seem as wibbly wobbly as last year.

Strange that.