I would like to introduce you to my most recent sale purchase. This yellow, white and black floral skirt was all alone in Dorothy Perkins and in my size so of course it had to come home with me right? It would get lonely on its own after all.

I think what I love most about it, is it has a vintage vibe. A great vintage vibe is all good in my books. Sure I’ll never look as good as the lovely Gemma but a girl can dream right?

I’m super excited for this weekend as a three day weekend is about three times just as great as a normal weekend. Also my fiancé made me watch the second Hobbit film this past weekend. Now, I know I had read the book at least three times as a child but for my own sanity I must have wiped it from my memory – how have they even contemplated making three films out of that one tiny book? Also I thought that film would never end. In fact i’m very grateful that now on Friday that I’m not in fact still watching it. Me and the Hobbit therefore? Not firm Friends.

Wherever you are enjoy your weekends whether they be one day, two days or three!

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Before 2012 I had never even thought about Ankle boots. But after having bought my first pair (The legendary sparkle boots) lets just say I have never looked back. My extensive shoe collection would be nothing without them. In fact its fair to say that since buying that first pair I have worn an ankle boot every week for two solid years and that is saying something.

On the catwalk and in all the September editions of various magazines fashion has been all about having fun and whats more fun than walking around in a pair of space boots? Its probably my favourite thing about Autumnal fashion is its about texture and interesting fabrics so to add fun to the mix has meant some truly awesome finds on the high street. I love the unexpected nature of these boots, they make such a statement that I’m excited to pair them with a more neutral palette during the day and then make them stand out at night.

Other silver pieces I love are the holographic and silver clutch bags like this one from Stella McCartney and the silver flats from Russell and Bromley but in the end how could any of them compete with silver Spaceboots?

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This jacket ended up being one of my better puchases this year. Bought in the H&M sale I’m pretty sure I never saw it before that point because if I did I think I would have had to have snapped it up! A great pattern, a fun colour and fitted back this jacket is my go to for smart work outfits and casual sundays alike.

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Florals? Stripes? They are the real life girls best friend. I both adore this dress and this crop top so putting the two together made perfect sense. I will admit however that this top isn’t the most flattering on me or probably any larger breasted woman but sometimes my love of stripes over take any problems with the pattern.
Is there anything you guys wear that you perhaps shouldn’t?

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Florals? Stripes? They are the real life girls best friend. I both adore this dress and this crop top so putting the two together made perfect sense. I will admit however that this top isn’t the most flattering on me or probably any larger breasted woman but sometimes my love of stripes over take any problems with the pattern.

Is there anything you guys wear that you perhaps shouldn’t?

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f you asked me a couple of weeks ago whether I would be wearing a playsuit this summer. I would have said no. Me? Never? But as it is I took a risk in Next one Saturday and somehow came home with a brand, spanking new playsuit.

Firstly it wasn’t even in the tall section so my hopes were not high at all but somehow it was long enough in the body, the pattern was cute and here we have it! The only downside of course is that it is a bit of a bother to get it off for bathroom breaks but other than that I see a great future for myself and this playsuit.

My first thought of course was the beach. What better to wear over your swimming costume than a beach styled onesie? talk about comfort! Then of course I extended it to time by the pool, garden parties? Then finally to date nights, the trifecta! The above I think will make a great date night outfit with the boy. Until that time however I have been wearing it around the house like PJ’s because that of course is totally normal!

Has anyone else found a great long bodied playsuit in the regular section? If so link it to me so we can share the love!

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Polkadot, Polkadot, Polkadot!!!!!

Who doesn’t love afew polkadots on their clothes? I can tell you who, me!! These shorts of course are no exception. I literally wore these all last summer, everyday of the weekend these were what i pulled on. Until this week however its never really been hot enough during the weekend to pull them out which has been a shame!
But thankfully the weather gods gave us some good weather a couple of weeks back and this was the result! Hallelujah!!
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Polkadot, Polkadot, Polkadot!!!!!

Who doesn’t love afew polkadots on their clothes? I can tell you who, me!! These shorts of course are no exception. I literally wore these all last summer, everyday of the weekend these were what i pulled on. Until this week however its never really been hot enough during the weekend to pull them out which has been a shame!

But thankfully the weather gods gave us some good weather a couple of weeks back and this was the result! Hallelujah!!

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We’ve all been there, its the moment you find yourself copying old Carrie Bradshaw outfits. I adored Carries similar look in the Sex and The City film so much that I have been on the look out for a long enough top to pair with my flippy £1 skirt from last year.

I just think it looks so fun to just see the bottom of a pleated skirt and it helps avoid it looking too much like I’m just wearing a school uniform!

Skirts and Carrie Bradshaw

Hello Legs.

So its supposidly summer which can mean only one thing. Getting those old legs out thats what. Over on wordpress I was asked about how to style this summers styled shorts at first I was quite frankly, petrified I mean me? shorts? agh!

But rather than running to hills I thought, “I know, I’ll wear it with something flowing that will work!” Well, it didn’t work out quite as great as I had planned surprisingly so here it is, shorts with a blazer and fitted tee, the only way to wear shorts this summer!

Shoes Must.
There are so many things in fashion that someone can turn to us and say, “You don’t need that” you look at them firstly of course with pure hate, I mean, how dare you? But then of course the reality sets in. Do I really need another pair of jeans? No, but I want them … But then we have shoes which to me are a totally different kettle of fish!
For example in winter you need a waterproof pair, you need the snow safe pair, the trecking pair, the running … you get the point. But then we have summer when we have an entirely different set of priorities! You need them to be cool for the hot days, smart for work, beach appropriate, date night appropriate you name it, you need it. Thats why I always tell Josh, shoes are not a choice, they’re a must and having as many pairs as possible is a totally viable decision. Right?

Shoes Must.

There are so many things in fashion that someone can turn to us and say, “You don’t need that” you look at them firstly of course with pure hate, I mean, how dare you? But then of course the reality sets in. Do I really need another pair of jeans? No, but I want them … But then we have shoes which to me are a totally different kettle of fish!

For example in winter you need a waterproof pair, you need the snow safe pair, the trecking pair, the running … you get the point. But then we have summer when we have an entirely different set of priorities! You need them to be cool for the hot days, smart for work, beach appropriate, date night appropriate you name it, you need it. Thats why I always tell Josh, shoes are not a choice, they’re a must and having as many pairs as possible is a totally viable decision. Right?

The on going question about blogging in summer? How do I make my outfits interesting? The reality is for the most part I wear dresses, cropped jeans and harem pants for the majority of the summer season which is great for the day to day but are the outfits that interesting?
The answer is quite obviously no but I’m willing to try. I know I’ll never be as amazing as Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller (man does that woman know what makes an interesting outfit!) but I’d so like to make my summer outfits as interesting as my autumn/winter ones!
What would you suggest for keeping your summer wardrobe interesting? Is there anything you’d like me to try styling? Any summer trends your not sure about? Drop me a comment or an email! and lets see if summer 2014 can be that little bit more exciting!
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The on going question about blogging in summer? How do I make my outfits interesting? The reality is for the most part I wear dresses, cropped jeans and harem pants for the majority of the summer season which is great for the day to day but are the outfits that interesting?

The answer is quite obviously no but I’m willing to try. I know I’ll never be as amazing as Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller (man does that woman know what makes an interesting outfit!) but I’d so like to make my summer outfits as interesting as my autumn/winter ones!

What would you suggest for keeping your summer wardrobe interesting? Is there anything you’d like me to try styling? Any summer trends your not sure about? Drop me a comment or an email! and lets see if summer 2014 can be that little bit more exciting!

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