Monday, 31 August 2009


It's been a strange weekend weather-wise, yesterday was cool and drizzly!

It therefore took the opportunity to wear some warmer clothes - I quite enjoy the season change where you can re-find some old friends :-)

Blouse: Tesco
Tank-top: Sainsbury
Jeans and Boots: Next

Today was warmer again, and we had lovely friends over the a barbecue, so I had to revert to summer clothes!

Cardi: Next
T-shirt: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans and Boots: Next

My feet got too hot by lunchtime, so I did take the boots off and pop on my blingy flip flops. By 2 I had also rolled up my jeans (sigh!) and taken off my cardigan! Luckily nobody had a camera around at that point!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Thursday and Friday! (and special guest!)

Thursday for work:

Dress: Tesco
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look
Cardi: Tesco (perhaps, it's very old!)

Last Friday of each month is dress down day - so today I donned this outfit!

Top: QS
Jeans: Next
Shoes: Converse

And finally, here's Kira in her newly handed down t-shirt!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Holiday Update!

So you all sat through the planning phase, so I thought it was only fair to share the outcomes!

I wasn't very good at taking photos (Steve mocks this blog terribly!), but I've managed to find some to show you a taster!

The white skirt was my staple "evening meal out" item, and I was really glad I bought it at the last minute for £6 in tesco!

I also chucked in a pair of Next black linen shorts at the last minute - and they were generally what I wore for the daily trudge to the beach!

I did need both cardigans, it was cloudy most mornings, and if we headed into the mountains it was "chilly", and later in the evenings I definitely needed them.

I think the only item I didn't wear were my black linen trousers. The green t-shirt and the lime t-shirt didn't get alot of wear either.

What would I take differently next year? (we've already booked, and we're going for 3 weeks next year!) More vest tops, not in white (which quickly became stained with sun cream), more shorts, another skirt or white linen trousers, less t-shirts. I chucked my crocs in at the last minute too, and didn't wear them at all either. I would also take another bikini (or at least an extra pair of bikini bottoms!)

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wednesday, already!

This time last week was the last day of our holiday! I can't believe how quickly that week has gone. This time last week I was sitting on a sun lounger at the side of our private pool, wearing nothing but red bikini bottoms, reading Breaking Dawn. Now I'm sat on the sofa, looking out at the drizzle, wearing far more!

This was what I wore to work today - I decided to forego the usual belt and wear the beads as an accessory today.

Dress: Tesco
Beads: Next
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins

I also wore my turquoise cardy, but hadn't appreciated how cool it was today until after I'd taken the photo!

This afternoon I'm taking Rhian for her check up with the orthodontist - and, as previously mentioned, it's drizzling!

I'm trying something a bit different here - forward planning for winter! I don't think I can properly pull off a round neck without something lower over the top, so I'm trying out wearing a vest top over the top!

What do you think?

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Amazing what a difference doing some ironing makes!

I finally did some ironing last night, and this morning had a pick of outfits and felt much, much better about myself :-)

Blouse, beads, cardi: Next
Skirt: Tesco
Shoes: dorothy perkins

Monday, 24 August 2009

Post Holiday Blues!

Back to work today after 2.5 weeks off, and I've seriously lost my fashion mojo!

I need to do some washing (washing machine is broken, again), and I *really* need to do some ironing (for which I have no excuse apart from extreme hatred of ironing)!

So today I came up with this outfit.

I look lumpy and horrible! This was the blouse I bought to wear to my Dad's funeral, nearly 2 years ago when I was as heavy as I've ever been - it's a size 18, and I think it looks fine under a black tank top - but it was too hot for that today.

I was also not happy with the length of the trousers - I feel they're just a bit too short to wear with these wedges.

So, I took off the wedges and put on these flats.

They are probably half a size too small for me really, and were really hurting my feet, so I changed footwear again....

and this is what I finally left the house wearing this morning!

Not happy with the outfit, and perhaps now I should stop blogging and get ironing so I actually have something decent to wear tomorrow!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

New Hair!

And her it is, the much awaited dark hair!

It's darker than I was imagining, and more black that I intended, but I think it's pretty much at it's "natural" colour!

(the box said "brown black")

I'm not sure about it just yet, it's just so DARK compared to how it's been for the last 4 years, but at least it now matches my eyebrows! It's a semi-permanent, so in 6 weeks it'll all be gone! I think I quite like it, but might go more "dark brown" than black next time!

Either way I've got my next haircut booked for 5 weeks time, with a "highlights?" put next to my appointment!

What do you think?

Holiday Planning - Picture!

As requested by Imogen, here is a picture of my holiday wardrobe!

Seeing it all in one place (please excuse the vile decor - this is in Rhian's room, which is empty ready to be re-decorated, and about time too, poor child!) lets me see there's not a lot of colour! There's black and emerald green t-shirts to go in too, which are currently lost in the wash, 1 red and 1 black bikini, 1 white linen blouse and a black cover up.

What do you think (although it's a bit late now! lol!)