Polkadotty-navajo, its a thing isn’t it? It is now! 

Can you BELIEVE its 4 sleeps tell the big fat man in the red suit makes an apperance?!! Arrrgghh! Where the heck has this year gone? I’ve read a few blogs lately, reflecting on their past year and it’s really got me thinking about 2012 for me too. I think i’ll be doing a full reflection post coming up soon ladies. I’m still in utter disbelief that the year is nearly over. Have you had a good year?

 I bought this blouse on ebay for 99p a month or so ago. Man, i love Ebay. This blouse is in the most perfect condition and is so pretty on. I’ve been wearing it with jeans and jackets as well as skirts, it was a really great piece to add to my wardrobe, and at the price it feels even better!

And the cardigan is another gift from Hubby for my birthday 2 years ago. That man knows me well, he knows i’m like a little old lady who loves her cardi’s! This one is like a coatigan. It doesn’t get worn as much i’d like, its really thick and warm and you can’t wear a coat with it, so it had to be a dry day, which fyi is a rarity in these parts lately. 

Oh and the Minnetonkas which i have been so desperately after but too tight to pay full price are also an awesome Ebay find. I tell ya, i am an ebaying demon! These came and are like brand new for less than a third of the price… yay for a good bargain!

 I didn’t realise how short this skirt was until i was out doing the very last of my shopping this morning and with arms laden with lots of last minute Christmas supplies i dropped 3 rolls of wrapping paper. I had to bend over and get them as discreetly as possible, but i wouldn’t be surprised if half of Tesco saw tomorrows washing…eek :/

 Cardi: Gift from Paul 2 years ago

Skirt: Matalan

Shoes: Minnetonka : Ebay

Blouse: Ebay: Originally New Look

 The Minnetonkas are so super comfy. They are a bloggers dream aren’t they?! I see them on so many bloggers and have loved them from a far. And now i have them they are every bit as comfy as i’d hoped. funny isn’t the power of the blogger. I find we really do rub off on each other don’t we. I kinda like it, like it’s a secret gang,haha! 

Anyway gang, I will be popping back in hopefully before now and the big day, so i shall see you all real soon!!

Ps Tomorrow i shall be dressing up as the Indian from this well known group, with headress and all, and raising money for Breast Cancer…. should be fun!!! Wish me luck! Off to go practice my YMCA actions πŸ˜‰



  1. December 21, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    I want your shoes! They are amazing.. looking back on the last two years, 2011 was amazing: I got married. 2012 was equally amazing: I had my baby!

    • December 21, 2012 / 3:35 pm

      Oh wow! and 2013 will be equally amazing watching your little baby grow. It all happens so fast, enjoy every moment! Merry christmas lovely!! here's to fab 2013! xx

  2. December 21, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    That blouse is supercute! <3

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:22 pm

      thanks Sara! Happy christmas and have a fab New Year! xxx

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Happy holidays to you lovely laura! Hope its filled with lots of fun and laughter xxx see you on the other side!

  3. December 21, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    The mix of patterns works so well here!

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Yay, thank you Kati! I kind of surprised me how much i loved it.
      Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous 2013! xxx

  4. December 21, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    I'm an ebay demon too! I love everything in your outfit… that blouse is an amazing find. And I want a cardi like that so bad!!

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:19 pm

      well hello fellow Ebay demon, you gotta love it haven't you. When funds are tight but i need a fashion fix its the first place i head!
      Happy Christmas Chantilly hope you have a fabulous one, and heres to a wonderful 2013!!xxx

  5. December 21, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Number one- mixing navajo with polka dots was brilliant, this is SUCH a fun outfit!

    Number two- i need to get on ebay and ASAP if those are the kinds of blouses you can find for that cheap of a price. i was blown away.

    Aaaand number three- i can't believe the year is over either!! I feel like i got nothing accomplished i wanted to. arg is there a way to press rewind??

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:17 pm

      Marlen that is such a wonderful compliment from the pattern mixing queen herself! I bow down to you πŸ˜‰ Thank you lovely, oh and totally get yourself on ebay i get so very many bargains on there!
      And lastly, no we cant rewind unfortunately (but boy if we could that would have saved me a lot of agro over the years!) but least we have a nice fresh start to try all over again haha! Happy holidays to you lovely, wishing you a great one! xxx

  6. December 21, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    Love both the oversized cardigan and the shirt so much.

    Crazy that both Christmas and the new year are coming so fast.

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:15 pm

      It is crazy fast isnt it? I dont hink im ready for it at all!! eek! Wishing you a lovely one hun! xxx

  7. December 21, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    You look so good in this outfit, really cool! I like how you have chosen what is your style and worn it how you want to wear it and put it with a bit of a popular trend item to create your own unique look without being a fashion clone (which I am guilty of sometimes, oops). "012 was strange for me. I have ended up in a job I never even intended to end up in (as a secondment to help another team out and to help me escape from the stress of my permanent office) and have ended up finding my niche in life! I am amazed at how far I have pushed myself and what I have learnt (my new boss echoed this when we were tipsy on Tuesday night lol, she said she is very proud of how far I have come, but that is because of a great manager!) So that is the main change over my last year. Excited for what 2013 brings for me, I have big plans for work (and I mean the type of scary plans I wouldn't have had the balls to even allow myself to think about last year) and I also plan to start my own business (online) I have decided to make this quote my mantra for 2013;

    "Your playing small does NOT serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. And as we let our Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our Presence automatically liberates others.”

    Janine xx
    PS I also plan to shorten my blog comments in 2013, I am working on it lol (I have too much to say when a blog inspires me)

    • December 21, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Wow! what a wonderful year! And well done you, you must be wonderful at your new job, i truly believe everything happens for a reason and whether you fell in to this job or not it is obviously where you are meant to be!
      that quote is superb, i have saved it in my documents as it really strikes a cord with me… thank you hun!
      Heres to an amazing 2013 lovely lady! and have a fabulous fun filled chrimbo too! xxx

  8. December 21, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    wow what a great look! i love how you paired that navajo cardigan with that polka dot blouse!!!! and how gorgeous are those colors!
    i wish you and your family merry christmas darling!

  9. December 21, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Red and brown, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm must try.
    I am also very glad to have found you, Rachel.
    In the old days people celebrate just the 3 kings, but now it is Father Christmas on the night of 24, nothing on Christmas day, and then present for the children on the 6th from the 3 kings.
    My English husband is still confused, lol

  10. December 23, 2012 / 4:13 am

    I love your post because coincidentally I just ordered some beige glitter heeled booties (on sale!) after admiring yours when you wore them, when was it, a week ago? That's pretty amusing.
    Anyway, I had a cardi just like yours in greys and blacks, but I just didn't know how to make it work for me so I returned it. But after seeing how pretty you look, I'm kinda wishing I had kept it.
    Anyhoo, I am so damn excited for Christmas and am currently awaiting the late arrival of my brother's & sister's flight. Yay!!!


  11. December 23, 2012 / 10:45 am

    love your color combination so flattering on you!
    Good thing you do for Breast Cancer
    Mr D and I are serving breakfast to the homeless on X-Mas day !

    Merry X-Mas to you

    Ariane x

  12. December 23, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    LOVE this outfit, that blouse is gorgeous with that skirt! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

    Maria xxx

  13. December 23, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    oh, how cute is this outfit?! i love the brown tights, i can't seem to find a pair that i like lately in brown? but these are wonderful.

    lindsey louise


  14. December 23, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    This is such an awesome eBay score! I love how the polka dots look with the cozy shawl sweater! I want it all!


  15. December 23, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    Such a unique combo! I really like that polka dot top.

    <3 Melissa

  16. December 24, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Minnetokkas are a Teacher's dream too since we are on our feet all day. Only problem is the kiddos think we are wearing our slippers. πŸ™‚ Sort of are I suppose. Fun to find you from #yolo! Happy Christmas

  17. December 24, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    I love this look!! That top looks so great on you! xo πŸ™‚

  18. December 25, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    I love the pattern mixing in this outfit. And those colors are beautiful. I love your style, and I'm your newest follower on GFC πŸ™‚

    -Mary @ Style That Moves

  19. December 26, 2012 / 5:27 am

    That cardi is divine!

  20. December 26, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    I love polka dots. I have to say I love that outfit its gorgeous x

  21. December 27, 2012 / 7:34 am

    Your shoes are so cute! x

  22. January 4, 2013 / 2:38 am

    Aw I'm super late to comment on this post, but I love this outfit! The moccasins look great with your adorable polka dot top.

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