Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Lemon with Spots & a Side of Stripes

How's it going lovely ladies. 
Half way through the week,  my how time flies!
I have nothing of interest to say as its been one of those week so far. You know the type, stress + crazy work levels = not the best. Add in to the equation a baby  who did not want to sleep last night and woke no less than 6 times, and a crazy nose bleed for me early hours of this morning and you get a very frazzled me! ( I know get those violins out... woe is me) But we do what we gotta do and carry on right. Least the sun is shining! Its far from warm (infact its bloomin' cold to be honest!!!) But dry and sunny i can deal with a lot better than constant rain. Ok, yes i'm babbling about the weather... shall we just go to the pictures instead? yes? Gooood!

Jeans, Top & Cardi: All Clothing at Tesco
Shoes: Matalan(about 6 years old and hardly ever worn)
Bag and necklace: New Look Sale
Glasses: River Island

Recently the lovely Catherine mentioned her like for supermarkets and combining a bit of food shopping with clothes. I am a lover of this too!! Tesco always makes food shopping that bit better, i get on that travelator to the upstairs clothes section and always discover at least 6 things i want to buy. Normally before any food has hit my trolley there's a new top or pair of jeans in there. This outfit all happened over a few days (i shop a lot! 5 mouths to feed most of the time, we go through A LOT of food!) But when jeans are £14 and the top £9 and cardi on sale for £7 i just couldn't resist! Plus on my bank statement it says "TESCO" which when looking back i always mentally file  in the "SPENT ON FOOD"  as opposed to "FRIVOLOUS SHOPPING" category, hee hee! Anyone else do this? 
And then on to the glasses. I LOVE them. Seriously it was lust at first sight. And for £10 they were most certainly coming home with me!
Please excuse the doo, having some serious hair issues lately! Fringe (bangs) in need of a desperate cut and the rest looks like i've been dragged through a hedge backwards. I'm hoping to magically create some time at some point to get this sorted, or i will be resorting to cutting ones own fringe(or worse asking hubby...eek!) i'm not opposed to cutting it myself but with a huge cows lick on one side it hangs different every time! Fringe issues!! Jeez.
Ok, so it's been lovely chatting about just silly little things, actually really relaxing.. its taking my mind  off the stressy crappy stuff, hurrah!!
Well wishing you a super lovely day. If you're feeling generous, here's that link to click and like it you would be so kind. I'm currently just outside of winning a prize :( sad face! would love your help!

The lovely Estelle awarded me this gorgeous award!!!
Ain't she pretty!!
Along with this i have to answer 10 questions about myself, which i will bore you with on friday and pass on!(as i keep forgetting to do that bit d'oh!! naughty blogger Rachel!)

PPS: I'm now the owner of As you may know i started off as yummymummysgalore but changed as it just didnt feel right anymore, so now you can view me on!! YAY! (I'm also still in the same place and nothing really changes though)
Also there's a lovely new badge up on the side with my fav Kitty in Glasses jumper on... would be honoured if you would like to display it on your blog, i also have some spaces left down the side also so let me know if you'd like to trade.


pleated poppy


  1. Really love that colour combo - looks fab on you! Hope Neo (and you!) have a better night.

    So glad you like your award, you totally deserve it as your outfits brighten up my day :)

    Speak soon, Luv Stel xx

  2. Love the mix n' match going on!And I see some things that need to make their way into my closet! New to your blog by way of the linkup....congrats on the award:D

  3. Yellow, black, and white is one of my very favorite color combinations!! I really want to try out this colored denim trend now ;)

  4. Oh I SO miss shopping at Tesco! The shoes never fit me for some reason (always far too big) but the CLOTHES-they have SUCH cute things and for such a reasonable price!

  5. love the entire ensemble! yellow pants, and the polka dots with stripes is fun!

  6. Oh, I love the bright yellow pants with the black/white polka dot, stripe combo. Such a cute look. Love the styling with your hair too.


  7. likee your blog dear,
    keep posting and go for it!!


  8. I love the yellow trousers, look so cool with your outfit!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for following, I am now following yours too and I hope you pop back soon!

  9. This is perfect. Love the print mixing.

  10. Ok I just found you on the link-up at and COMPLETELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this outfit! pippa

  11. Such a cute outfit! I really love pairing stripes and polka-dots together, I think it just makes an outfit a little more fun. Those pants are pretty wonderful too!

  12. Love the lemon and mixed patterns!

  13. Firstly, the "do" is lovely, it works really well with the overall look. And the outfit? Stunning! I love the contrast of yellow, black and white. Gorgeous. Those sunglasses are fantastic as well. Totally love it!

    As for the shopping thing.. I kind of do the same thing - I buy things on my Tesco credit card, it shows up with Tesco on the bank statement so, like you, I list it under groceries as well! xx

  14. Love your outfit. Totally intend to try to recreate this from my own closet. Beautiful!

  15. The first thing I thought when I saw these photos was, "Her hair looks so good! I bet she thinks it's a mess." haha
    Anyhoo, as I expressed to you on twitter, I adore this outfit. It's so graphic and mod and interesting. Coincidentally I wore b&w polka dots yesterday too, but after seeing your lovely rendition of the outfit, I'm not sure I can bring myself to post mine up. It just pales in comparison to yours.

    It's so intriguing that you guys have clothing at the grocery store. The first time I was in a Coop or Migros in Switzerland I remember being fascinated that I could go upstairs and buy a bra after filling my cart with bread and cheese and fruit! We don't have anything like that here (that I know of) which is probably a blessing in disguise since I might begin to justify my purchases as "food" as well. lol


    p.s. - congrats on the twitter blog mention from tesco!

  16. Hi Rachel, I love your style.I just joined through GFC. Thanks for stopping by my blog and would love to see you again.I love this outfit with the black prints contrasting with the yellow. I just voted for you also, good luck!

  17. You are rocking the shit out of those yellow pants! I want some colored jeans really bad, but haven't found any that fit the way I want.

  18. what a brave pattern/color combo. looks FABULOUS!

  19. LOVE this outfit, the colours and the prints are so nice together. Your bags so nice as well. Cant believe half this outfit is from Tesco clothing, amazing!!

    Love your style and blog, just followed :)

    Ruth xxxx

  20. I love the mix of stripes and polka dots! Hope you have a lovely rest of week!

  21. I love the outfits, strips look great with dots! <3 anyway I'd like to invite you to my romwe giveaway! enter if you like :*

  22. very lovely looks! I love ur photos! Come by and lets follow each other if you feel interested:')

  23. Congrats on the dot com! Really lovely outfit, I love how some people can pull of the mixed patterns, I always chicken out, will have to give it a go soon!

    joanne from

  24. Love this outfit, so cute and i'm loving yellow at the moment! Love your blog :) thanks for the visit on mine as well :)

    Lisa :)


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