Birds on the wire

Hey lovelies..
You all well? This week as been a-tough-ie! Work is really suffering at the mo, and is our quiet time of year… But i have one word that sums up this week, it is an ugly horrible word that i hate…. Cutbacks! I’ll leave it there as i won’t want to bring you down on this depressing note. Life isn’t perfect but we plod on, as always!
Do you ever make an effort to dress up to cheer up? Granted no amount of dressing up could really help the week i’ve had, but it did make me smile a little more… a nice outfit can do that i find.

Dress: New Look
Tights: Tesco
Shoes: Hush Puppies from Very
Cardigan: Primark
Bow& vintage style brooch: Sunshine and Carousels

My favourite part of this outfit is the bow & brooch. They’re so pretty… I have also bought one another lovely  hair ribbon in mustard and plan on getting a festive green too. The lovely maker is Erin and her fabulous crafty blog is sunshine and carousels

This dress has birds on a wire… i used to think they were warming their  little feet on the wires…i was corrected in my adulthood, that this is not the case, lol!

This was also me attempting to do hair probably on one of the worst days ever. we had 70mph gale force winds and torrential rain alllll day long! so as soon as i walked out the door and loaded Neo in to his car seat, the doo was done for :o(

Hence also why piccies are in my office today. not the best location, but i couldnt stand outside in fear of being blown away, and plus they would have made for tragic photos… funny maybe, but not good!

I have some exciting news, i’ll be giving you all the details on Saturday 10th, but i feel a little Christmas  giveaway is in order! My festive feelings have dwindled of late so i have decided a christmas competition is in order. How exciting!!! 

And finally here’s a couple of piccies from our Christmas decorations. I was really concerned that Neo was gunna pull the tree down or at least everything off it, but he actually helped his daddy by passing baubles and attempting to put them on. I gotta say, it was one of the cutest things i’d seen and made my heart sing (christmas carols of course 🙂

mini real tree 🙂

The angel we adorn the tree with every year. Mia made this 5 years ago and it is a prized possession  

helping dada

my little penguin boy

family advent calender, customised for each child (one baby  treat, one  dairy free treat, and one of anything)

Wow picture over load! and if you made it through alll that then pat pat on the back for you, 😀

Be back soon with giveaway details

Take Care all


x o x

pleated poppy


  1. December 8, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    Aw hun I hope things pick up soon – it's a horrible time of year for most businesses isn't it [unless you're santa…!]. You look great, the dress is gorgeous, there was a similar print top in Dorothy Perkins recently that I ummed and ahhed over for aaaaaages. Neo looks gorgeous as ever, how cute is the little penguin suit! We really need to get our tree sorted…I keep passing by the tree shops and balking at the prices, but I so want a real one this year for the little fella, x

  2. December 8, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    I hate the word "cutbacks" too. Not good. I hope things will be looking brighter soon.

    Love everything about the outfit, especially the red shoes. The little hearts on them are mega cute.

    And Neo is also v. sweet, especially in his little penguin outfit.

    Emma xxx

  3. December 9, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    Love your shoes and hairbow especially! Festive pics are lovely too! Hope you feel brighter soon, hugs Stel x

  4. December 9, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Lovely photos! I really like those hush puppy shoes of yours. Such a great colour.

  5. December 9, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Your posts are always a joy, beautiful you, gorgeous kids, smiles and happiness.
    Hope things pick up at work. It's way better to dress up and feel confident when everything around you is in crisis. x

  6. December 9, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    I love that whole outfit, that dress is lovely xx

  7. December 9, 2011 / 11:02 pm

    Hiya Rachel! You're such a cutie! I love your birdie dress!! It makes me smile! Thanks for sharing such lovely pics! And for commenting on my blog! Happy Weekend! OXO Natalie

  8. December 9, 2011 / 11:02 pm

    Hi thanks for the comment you left me and sorry i dont, all nail polishes chp really eaisly for me to but if I only put one coat then they stay on for a bit longer. Are you interested in following each other?

  9. December 9, 2011 / 11:29 pm

    Yeah im clumsy like that to and I always get tempted to put 2 coats cause I think it will look prettier, thanks for following me and I followed back 🙂

  10. December 9, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    That penguin outfit is adorable!
    The bird dress looks really nice on 🙂 xo

  11. December 10, 2011 / 4:34 am

    Such a cute dress, and I love the length too. So many dresses I find too short to wear as a winter dress with tights, but thats so perfect.

    Hope you get some snow in Wales soon! Some pretty flakes in Toronto today but nothing sticking 🙁 I hope we both get a white Christmas! xxx

  12. December 10, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    I hope things get better quickly! In the mean time, that dress is totally adorable! If we were friends in real life, I would probably have to "borrow" it haha!

  13. December 13, 2011 / 6:28 am

    I love your dress! Your wear it beautifully.

  14. December 18, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    Super cute dress and shoes 🙂 And I loved the little story of the birds warming there feet on the wires 😀 Cuuuuute!!

    CC xXx

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