Tuesday, 30 April 2013


 Hellooo, remember me? Im that blogger who used to blog 3 times a week, regularly prancing around in pretty dresses? Ring a bell?
Well, i have been forcing myself to write this post for a couple of weeks now and it's just not been happening. Actually, blogging in general just hasn't been happening for me. I have felt like i have had absolutely no urge to blog whatsoever. I've also had no urge to don my unsual attire of dresses and peter pan collars either.  If i'm honest i don't quite know how i feel right now. So far 2013 has been so full of change that i feel myself changing in every aspect...

 So thats basically why there has been no regular blog posts from me, i feel like im still going through a transitional period and i'm yet to find out where my final destination will be.
But i'm happy. Like, seriously happy. I'm in a good place even if i don't know where that place is. I'm really loving our new home, work is good, and time with my son is just wonderful. I've been taking long baths, drinking glasses of wine and reading great books. Not only have i not blogged but i have also spent very little time online,and no endless surfing the virtual world. I've been very much unplugged and its been refreshing.

I considered walking away from this little blog i have worked so hard at for the past (nearly) 2 years, but i don't want to. I still love this blog and i love the blogging environment with such wonderful like minded positive strong ladies. I'm just still considering what to do next i guess.  

 Style wise, it has been unbelievably casual, again something i am very much enjoying. Lots of jeans, skinny and boyfriend type, and lots of pretty blouses or shirts. I feel like my style is changing and i'm saying good bye to lots of my old dresses ( another BIG sale will be up on Thursday with some other lovely ladies also doing some selling too.. stay tuned for that) and welcoming some pretty lacey blouses, denims and casual pieces. Maybe its because compared to last year, my whole life situation has changed. I wear a smart uniform for work now and then on my days off its with Neo mostly. Also having a uniform means i need a lot less clothes, and i find my self shopping a lot less.
Maybe it's that i'm 29 this year and life is a constant cycle of change... who knows. But i do want to continue seeing you guys and i do hope you will stick with me whilst i figure myself out.

So thats that. Enough about me, how the devil are you?

blouse: vintage
jeans: next
shoes: c/o lotta from stockholm

Ps the giveaway for a beautiful pair of earrings is still open... be sure to enter  here!!!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dresses and shoes and goodies for sale

Well the move has REALLY made me have a good sort out, and my main realisation was, i have way too many clothes. Like, ridiculous. I think we all love a good bargain and a little thrifted number right? So have a look at these and see if you fancy grabbing yourself something pretty!

If you would like to purchase something please comment with the name of the item and your paypal address and i shall send you an invoice
Postage is
UK £2.50
Everywhere else: £6.50

Mod 60's MODCLOTH Dress

 Brand New!! Modcloth
Wonderful mod style dress, very 60's
Size M-L but quite slim fitting

 BRAND NEW Stripey Skirt

Brand new with tags showing its original price of £38.00
Size 12

Scotty Doggy Top
 Very: Love Label
Size uk 12, US 10

Black and White Dress
Limited Addition (Primark)
Size UK 14 (M)
(this isnt shiny in real life, stoopid flash kept coming on)

Oasis Animal Dress
Size UK 12 (US 10)

Green Heart Dress
 New look
Size: 14 uk (12 US, or Medium), elasticated waist so very stretchy and comfy

 Modcloth Floral
 BRAND NEW: Modcloth
Size US L and UK M

 Caramel Floral
 RIVER ISLAND, worn once
Size UK 4, US 12, Medium

 Navy Floral
Very pretty dress
Size M

Size UK 14, US 12, M

 Purple Flowers
 Tokyo Dolls:
Size UK 12, US 10

 Modcloth Bodycon
Size M

 A Beautiful Mess/ Red Velvet Dress
By the girls at A Beautiful Mess
Size M

Orange Floral
 TK Maxx
Size L but more like a M

 Oasis Floral Retro Skirt
Really lovely Limited edition
Size 12 uk  US10

 Modcloth stripes and Florals
Size US L but fits like a Medium


These are brand new Irregular Choice shoes.
Size uk 7 (40)
They have been stored away and because of this the suede has faded slightey on the side and heel and toe. it does not detract from the shoe at all and is still completely fabulous with a sequin bow
Comes with original boz and heel tip replacements

Orange Irregular Choice Shoe 

These are brand new and perfect.
Cost price was £70!They have an amazing perspex heel.
Size uk 7 (40) i would say a small 7 as i normally wear a 6.
So grab yourself a bargain at £30.00
All with original box and packaging

Now go get your pennies ladies and help this girl clear some room!!


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

I'm Back...and i come bearing gifts :-)

Well hello, its been a while huh... that was a longer pause than i expected if i'm honest, but between moving, living out of boxes and no internet connection i have had very little opportunity to blog. I will update more on that soon but for now, like any guilty parent who's been away a while, i bring you gifts!! Well a wonderful giveaway anyway!

 Today i have the pleasure of introducing the lovely Gina of Acute Designs to you all. Not only is this lady a complete beauty she is also super talented and owns a wonderful Etsy shop which sells pretty earrings and fabulous head adornments which are just perfect for weddings, or if you're already married like me, just to wear to the supermarket, 'cos they're that gorgeous!!

 Gina so kindly allowed me to choose a set and i chose these beauties. They came in such lovely, well thought out packaging too (which always makes me happy, pretty packages are so nice!) and they are perfect on, not heavy or hurty like some earrings.

 And the wonderful thing is? You guys have the opportunity to win a pair also!

So all you have to do is leave a separate comment below for each entry:
To enter :
1. Follow Acute Designs via Bloglovin' HERE and leave your name and which pair of  Acute Designs earrings are your favourite in the comments below (feel free to drop Gina a comment to on the blog, she is such a sweet lady)

Additional Entries
2.Follow Acute Designs Facebook page HERE
3. Follow on Twitter HERE
4. Follow on Instagram HERE

Easy peasy huh!  That's 4 ways of entering and being in with a chance of winning yourself a pretty addition to your jewellery collection! Don't forget to leave a separate comment for each so they can all be counted. Draw is open for 10 days and will be drawn 7pm on 3rd May!


Friday, 12 April 2013

Casual Layers

 I'm not gunna lie, i bought this dress a few weeks ago with visions of wearing it with tan sandals and bare legs... Well that ain't gunna happen anytime soon is it, really.

 I have had these photos sat on my desktop for about a month, (the temperatures are still exactly the same now a month later) but just didn't feel compelled to post this outfit, i think i liked it more in my head (with the bare legs and sandals perhaps) but i haven't managed to take any outfit photos lately. I'm still amidst boxes of crap everywhere and 98% of my clothes are still packed away. Good news the new carpets have all be laid and the new house is now mostly decorated, so this weekend we are actually moving in and hopefully spending out first  night there! Fingers Crossed! Living between two houses is officially doing my head right in now!!

So folks do you have wonderful plans for the weekend? Do tell, let me live vicariously through you whilst  i sit packing yet more boxes :-)

Dress: Warehouse

 Cardigan: Tesco
Denim Shirt: Next
Boots: New Look
Hat: Matalan


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Matalan Style Project

Well helloooo lovelies. How have you been? I've not blogged since last Thursday and it already feels like an age. Moving is in full swing and i am absolutely shattered! More about that later. 
Today i have the absolute pleasure of being part of The Matalan Style Project.
Each month 4 bloggers are given a £50 budget to style an outfit to a certain theme, this month i was chosen with 3 other wonderful ladies and the theme was China Blue. I chose this dress and paired it with these boots and my own denim jacket (which also happened to be from matalan!) 
I am absolutely loving boots and dresses right now. This is something i would wear all summer. The dress actually surprised me when it arrived as it is an absolute dream on, with a comfy stretch waistband and a lovely flowy material.

 Oh my word it was soooo windy up here on the mountain and really cold. Can we just pretend for a moment that its actually Spring, please? And while we're pretending lets pretend that those milk bottle legs up there arent a shade of Casper white can we? Aww thanks;-)

This style project is actually a competition ,so if you would like to be so kind and put a vote my way (which would enable my shopping habit as the prize is a £50 Matalan voucher and i'm already eyeing up this little beauty) that would be simply wonderful. All you have to do is click HERE and scroll down to the comments and leave a comment voting Rachel The Hat. Simple...
Muchos Muchos Gracias!!!

 So we are currently smack bang in the middle of our upheval and mid move to our new house. Its going ok... ok because, well we have the keys and have started decorating, but not great because we still have so much to actually move. I'm getting a little antsy living amongst boxes and between 2 houses. This morning i couldn't find my jeans...anywhere.. So stressful i threw a small hissy fit and then proceeded to find them in a pile on the floor.. opsy.. So yes, i may be away again for a few more days whilst i sort this mess of moving out.  I can not wait to be back in to a normal routine again!

Wishing you a wonderful week! And i shall be back very soon i hope!
Oh and don't forget  Vote Rachel ;-)

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