Wednesday, 29 May 2013


 Well ain't life grand when your in an outfit you love. I felt so , well so very me in this outfit and i just love that feeling. Comfy, cool (as cool as i get anyway) and practical. I did start the day in tights but it got super warm and muggy and not long after we took these photos the heavens truly opened. It feels like we need a big ol' storm to clear this iffy weather we've been having! Bring on the warm sunshine i say!! Lord knows these milk bottle legs need some vitamin D ;-)

 (hello unwelcome sock lines...  you can tell i'd just been inside with my socks  on around  the house haha! True fact, im not a lover of being bare foot. My husband loves it.. me not so, slippers, socks or both majority of the time.. weirdo i know)

 This jacket was an absolute bargain, marked down in the New Look sale from £39.99 to £11! It's the perfect Spring coat and khaki was just what i was after. I do love a good bargain.
The dress is actually from March, i got it what feels like ages and ages ago, and havent really worn it much. I've actually lost a few pounds in the old weight department since buying this so i kinda wish i sized down, but never the less it is comfy and belt-able so its all good.
Speaking of weight, Slimming World is going well. SO far 2 weeks in and 6lb down and weigh in is tomorrow so fingers crossed for a couple more off. I'm already feeling a bit better, maybe its that i know that i'm finally doing something properly about it rather than just moaning at myself that i wasn't happy. It's funny really, it's taken Slimming World to make me realise that i had to completely change my lifestyle and how i eat. No pre-packed meals/jars etc, its been mostly cooking from scratch which also feels great. If you have any good Slimming World recipes i would love to hear!  Or slimming advice in general, i've still got a way to go yet so any help would be gratefully received.

Well, its been lovely but i shall love you and leave you. Half way through the week folks, woop woop! I am looking forward to a meal with a best friend tomorrow and a weekend off from work, yippeee.
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Jacket & Hat: New Look
Belt & Boots: Matalan


  1. Love the print on your dress!

    Sita xx

  2. I LOVE that dress, you look amazing xo

  3. Gorgeous dress, I love Dorothy Perkins stuff but this looks like much better quality then most stuff from there. Well done on the weight lose xxx

  4. That print is just great. I do love the hat as well.

  5. Oh I wish I could wear hats! You look great in yours!


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  6. what a wonderful outfit, i love the dress! x

  7. You look lovely Rachel! Love the dress on you, and can already see the effects of your slim-down. I know for me, yoga and pilates or barre workouts have always been the fastest way to get toned. Plus it just makes you feel really good, which is the most important part :)

  8. I love the print on that dress! That jacket was such a great bargain, especially since you'll probably wear it all the time.
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  9. Congrats, you look great. I start my slim down program on Monday. Love the sock lines!!!

  10. Well done on the weight loss! You're looking very pretty Rachel!

  11. I love that dress and the pattern. Husband is in the UK at the moment - any suggestions on where I should send him to buy some lovely printed dresses?

  12. Loved the whole outfit but you had me at the dress. Gorge.

    Marie @
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  13. I'm the complete opposite--I hate socks and shoes lol! I love that dress it is Aztec but not too in your face. Congrats on the weight loss!

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  14. Love this aztec dress print! I know what you mean about Milk bottle legs - me too, it's been way to long since they have seen the sun. I really like your watch as well, where did you get it from?
    Surprised I didn't see you at the Cardiff bloggers meet last month, I used to live up the valleys (I'm from South Africa, my partner is Welsh) - in Treorchy but have moved closer to the city now.

    Anyway great blog and stopping by from What I wore wednesday

    Laura x

  15. Adorable dress! And I have the same shoes--love them :) It's funny 'cause I have a ton of shoes, but if given the chance I will definitely go barefoot!

  16. That dress is just so amazing - the pattern is just perfect!


  17. What a great dress! I love how you've styled it with that jacket, too.

  18. That print is the coolest. I love the booties with bare legs look. It's super cute with dresses & shorts for the summer...but I can never seem to pull it off! Haha

    Flounces & Hubbub

  19. You look lovely here, sock lines and all! ;) I always end up with sock lines on a night out, how embarrassing?!

    Maria xxx

  20. You look gorgeous! Eating less processed stuff has definitely helped me too!

  21. This whole outfit is awesome, the print of the dress, the cut and shade if the it! Xo

  22. Cooking is super fun and really is good for you in the long run. Also, your outfit is great- it's great to grab a bargain on a nice jacket.

  23. LOVE the dress. very flattering, and it looks like it will weather the variable UK seasons well. VERY cute.

  24. The print on this dress is so cool and summery! The color looks great on you too. I really love the fringe boots you paired with it and your adorable hat.

  25. I love the color of this skirt! the pattern is just perfect!


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