Saturday, 31 August 2013

Gold Tipped Boots

Style, its a funny old thing isnt it. Regardless of who you are or what you wear we all have our own sense of it, good or bad is personal preference of course. I like that from blogging i can actually see a transition of my style from over the years/months/weeks.  Sometimes a style to me can be fleeting, other times its a progression, a work in progress that i keep running with. I've mentioned a few times that i can definitely feel myself pulled to different styles and pieces these days..take my new boots. I absolutely, can not even get enough, 100% love them. Its crazy as i would not have looked twice at them say a year ago, but now, man i want to literally pair them with every single outfit i wear. Plus they are super comfy to boot (ha, excuse the pun)


 I guess i just like adding that edgier-edge to an outfit these days. Take a floral dress from the ton i have add a twist and i am good to go. These buckle cut out boots provide that twist, like the lime in my gin and lemonade, they give me that edge that makes things seem right.... or maybe thats the gin talking (?!ha)

 Speaking of style, don't you just love how blogging can be so inspirational. Ive said it before and i will happily say it again, the blogasphere is awesome. My outfit was inspired by this outfit by Julie of Orchid Grey.. her girly/edgy/boho style is beyond amazing, i was in love with her shoes and managed to bag myself a (cheaper) pair. Needless to say i think they shall be getting a lot of wear this autumn.

Have you bought anything lately that you wouldn't have bought say, a year ago?

Dress: Warehouse (last spring)
Denim Jacket: Matalan
Boots& Bag : New Look

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Friday, 30 August 2013

The MAGIC Dress ( & Passion For Fashion LINKUP!!)

F&F clothing Recently contacted me to ask if i would like to experience the wonder that is their new Magic Dress i said heck yes missy, let me see for myself if these are actually magic dresses.
You see i am alll about the shapewear when im getting dressed up for those special occasions. Before childbirth i had a seriously flat stomach, i was proud of it and never had to bother with support in the tummy department. But then Neo came and my tummy exploded to grand proportions. 3 years later and a wonderful healthy diet i now weigh less than what i did before him...however, i can not shift my mum-tum as i call it. I was not one of those women who's body naturally just pinged back to the same slim shape it was prior to bambino. My tummy will never be the same again (sob), its just permanently bulgy and even though it has shrunk, it is still there and not flat or smooth at all, unless i were to do a gazillion sit ups a day, and lets face it i'm not gunna, i will never have the dream flat stomach again. 
So supportive shapewear. I am all for it. 

 These Dresses have a fine support layer, kinda like a supportive petticoat, attached and underneath the actual dress. It supports, it smooths, it de-bulks. It works real well.  Having had a lot of personal experience with many a hold-u-in/shape-u type pants this for me was far more comfy.  It didnt squeeze me within an inch of my life but felt extremely supportive. It has a grip seam at thigh level which is very comfy and holds it securely in place and stops it rising. It smooths all the way down, leaving a more svelte appearance that i could not have been happier with, not only did it smooth the tummy area it worked the bum and thighs too (win win for a pear shape girl like me!)


 They have a few smart colours that would look great as office wear and would be comfy enough to wear all day. I went for this animal blue and black print and it had a great little tie detail on the waist too that added to the cinched in waist appearance that you want from a fitted dress. I would totally accessorize this dress for a wedding, or a smart occasion or even office wear for a meeting! It worked that well for me!

 Dress: c/o F&F
**EDIT** Dress now on sale for £10.00!! amazing dress,even more amazing price!
Shoes: River Island
Bag: New Look

Do you own any shapewear and would you try a Magic Dress?


And now lets link up i've shown you mine, now you show me yours!!


Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find the board HERE 

Best part, there are no rules!
We only ask that you link back to us via text link or button!
{this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word! }


 Tweet us / instagram us with the hashtag #PassionForFashion
 with your outfits, 
Lets spread the Passion For Fashion word, the more the merrier!
get everyone involved!!


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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Flirty Floaty Dress

 Did you ever have a dress that just made you want to do flirty, floaty twirls and go dancing on the cobbles at midnight doing the samba by lantern light (just me,haha)? Well you get my point, this dress is just so fabulously fun, it was an absolute beaut to wear. I actually just wore it last Sunday to run around and spend some time with hubs (no dancing im afraid), but man did i feel good in it. Lots of nice compliments on the dress too which is always pleasant isnt it ;)









 It really didn't need much as its just such a great dress on its own, so i popped my floppy hat on, grabbed a clutch and some tan shoes and i was good to go! The dress comes from a company that was recently introduced to me. Choies is a global fashion forward website that offers something for EVERYONE. Literally, there is so much choice im sure practically everyone on planet earth could find something they like! They also have a really great Blogger program, go check it out here, its totally worth doing ladies as they are a great company to work with. This dress arrived within 7 days of me ordering it, which is much faster than i anticipated. I would say one thing, with this dress i bought a size Large, knowing sometimes sizing can run small and it fit extremely well, i would never have fitted in my normal medium though.. just worth considering, i imagine each item is different however.


 Do you own a special dress that makes you want to go out dancing?
DRESS: c/o Choies
Hat & Shoes: Next
Necklace: Vintage
Clutch: Warehouse
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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Horses and Mocs


 Happy weekend folks..


 we are amidst a wonderful long bank holiday weekend and Hubs is here and not working at all.. its so good to have him back. Today we hit the shops briefly to buy him some sidecutters (?!) and me a new wedding ring, yay! My eternity band (which was my wedding ring) and engagement ring are really loose after loosing weight (stone and half to be precise) , if i shook my hand they fell off! I was so worried i was going to loose them that we got me a new perfect fitting band that keeps them all in place..happy happy happy :) Its silly but i still look down at my wedding rings and love them as much as they day they were given, if anything, with all the scratches and wear from years of being on me, i kinda love them more. They've been through so much, a lot like our relationship, but ultimately they're still the beacon of togetherness that they were from the moment we were engaged many years ago (all together now, ahhhh hahaha)
 After the shops we went to what we call the path, its built parallel to the new road that runs and connects the local villages, its perfect scooting terrain and the kids love to scoot! It goes for miles and is great for going for a long walk all together.
Me above directing the kids how far they can go as they literally just go speeding off.
Check Neo's lil face in this photo.. hes sooo happy on his scooter, his little leg goes ninety to the dozen, its hilarious!



Dress: Dorothy Perkins (back in Spring)
Shoes: Minnetonka 
Bag: Next

 So as you can tell i am super happy to have Paul back with us for the weekend, and hes happy to not be working i imagine. Tomorrow we have another play day planned. Weather permitting its either a big huge park that the kids love or Cardiff Museum.. we shall see, either way, im happy :)
Are you having a good weekend so far?
oh and if you haven;t joined in yet, there still time to link up to the Passion For Fashion Link up, we'd love to see what you're wearing this week and its really easy to join in ...come see here.
And don't forget im offering 10% off all ads for September , get it here

Oh and yes, i cut a vast chunk of my hair off, gutted as today i was having a terrible hair day for its first preview on the blog, haha, bloody typical, but you can see it more clearly on instagram in this pic, i do love it, its easier and breezier but think im just having a few teething problems, any mid length haired girlies that can give me so advice / tips on styling?
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Friday, 23 August 2013

Sponsor in September ( & discount code)

hellloooo, fancy seeing you here..
Well its been a looong time since i did an ad shout out because, well, i have been blogging through a haze and now finally i see the light and its beautiful;-)
SO September is set to already be a fantastic busy month here on the blog, im so excited to have my blogging mojo majorly back..it feels goooood! I have so much lined up all ready and i would LOVE for you to be on board and be part of that too.
There are just two options..easy peasy...

If you take a large ad THE TOP HAT spot then you will be able to submit a guest post to feature here on the blog, we can either work on something together or you can post something that's totally YOU! Giveaways are also available too for The Top Hat as are lots of nice tweeting tweets

Alternatively, wanna see how you go and just go for the smaller ad with
 THE BOWLER HAT?
I can confirm that one of my small ads running has had over 16,100 hits from Rachel The Hat since it started out with me a few months back...how cool is that?!

I am also running a 10% discount for all ads bought in the next 4 weeks... just enter
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in the discount section to get your discount!

So jump on over to the Sponsor page and lets work together, yes?

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Passion For Fashion #17

Happy Friday everyone!!Hope you've had a great and fashionable week!
I have been slogging away this week, hubby has been working nights &days and i have been holding the fort alone..its been tough, i miss him.. but hopefully come this evening will be the last of this super long hours. And of course im supper dooper grateful to have such a great husband who works his cute little arse off for us. But man.. kids.. they can't half push your buttons. Is it school time yet?? ;-)
So i have had the pleasure of reading lots of GREAT blogs this week and ohmagod, its getting so hard to pick favourites each week (i may go about it differently next week) because, wow, you guys keep upping the game each week, bringing more and more amazing outfits to the blog hop. Its awesome!!
So heres a few that i have loved this week..

Sigh Gush Gasp

broderie anglaise dress and killer shoes...awesome!!

14 Shades of Grey

such a sweet look, i adore the spots!

 Pretty Confused

Pretty florals, grey and tan, im dabbling more with greys this a/w for sure!

 Life As An Hourglass

Isnt this skirt fabulous??
So here we go week 17!!
Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find the board HERE 

Best part, there are no rules!
We only ask that you link back to us via text link or button!
{this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word! }
 Tweet us / instagram us with the hashtag #PassionForFashion
 with your outfits, 
lets spread the Passion For Fashion word, the more the merrier!
get everyone involved!!


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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Biker jacket, Black And Red

 I feel a style progression happening lately. I mentioned back in april that i was going through a bit of a transition, and i guess really you never stop changing, and that to embrace the change and go with it. That is definitely more of how i am dressing lately. I don't think im sticking to one particular style, or limiting myself (as i have been known to do that previously) but opening my mind to trying new styles and im actually enjoying picking new clothes and styles out for myself. It makes for a more interesting collection, rather than just a row of floral dresses (which i have a TON of!)




Something i had never really dabbled with before is the slightly edgier look, and sleek lines. I was alll about the girly twee previously, which i still like but im excited to try different ways to wear items. I am loving biker jackets, studs, and i don't think i've ever been so in to black, which feels bizarre for me as i used to be allll about the colour, but lately, black with the right accessories feels gooood.
Do you have a particular style? Or do you dabble in a varied way of multiple styles?


 Hubby bought this jacket for me last week, and we actually bought my step daughter nye on the exact same one, i went to put the jacket on just before leaving to go for yummy indian food with the girls from work and the jacket felt a wee bit tight and the sleeves were up my wrists. It did not fit like that in the shop... it actually took hubs to say  "you have Mia's jacket on!!" before i even realised, haha! I'm such a dope! But on a plus note Mia and i will totally be ble to share clothes soon as that age 11-12 almost nearly, fitted. Heehee!
This is also the last outfit before my hair cut (which was today) i've had a fair old whack off the length and lots of layers put in. I like it, it feels lighter and easy going which is what i am all about! Im looking forward to trying some different styles for shorter/mid length hair, any one have suggestions?
Jacket & Blouse: F&F Tesco
Biker leggings: River Island Sales
Shoes: Primark
Bag: Dorothy Perkins


Ps also, leggings as trousers, controversial non? Hit me with your feeling on this as i know its like marmite, like or loathe!!
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Monday, 19 August 2013

The Denim Shirt Dress


The denim shirt dress is an absolute all time, hands down favourite of mine. I have always got a denim dress (or two or three) in my wardrobe, they are just so so easy and comfy and can be remixed up a whole load of times.

Do you have a denim dress in your arsenal of clothes? :-)
This is my newest addition thanks to Uniqlo. It is the softest denim and so comfy i have worn it on average at least twice a week since receiving it. I've been wearing it with boots lots when it rains and tan pumps when its dry. Today i decided to pair it with my Lotta From Stockholm peep toe clogs which have not had enough wear yet this summer.


 But d'you know what? I am having the worst time with my hair lately, i'm at the point where i would quite happily cut it all off.. its just so Annoying!! Bad hair day after bad hair day, meh! I am hoping to go tomorrow and if i dont chicken out this time i am looking to go a lot shorter, maybe something like THIS... what d'you think? Go for the chop or just get a trim? Last time i totally chickened out so im thinking i need to just go do it this time rather than over thinking it like i am totally prone to doing! Obsessive over thinker over here... anybody else ever talk yourself out of a big haircut?




 Monday has rolled round again, i'm off for another week with the kiddos and *hoping* for much nice weather this week, im planning a trip to the museum and the farm weather permitting for the latter. Do you have nice plans this week?



Denim Shirt Dress: c/o Uniqlo





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