Thursday, 15 December 2011

15th Dressember 2011



Leopard print today, with maroon underneath, just for a change!


Dress: Tesco

14th Dressember - Part 2!



Girls night out at the pub last night, not sure whether this strictly qualifies as a dress, but it covers my bottom, so fits within the very loose Dressember "rules" (heck, it's my project, I can set whatever rules I like eh?!)


Dress: H&M (via ebay)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

14th Dressember 2011

Today was "Waving Wednesday!" - as you can probably tell from the completely manic look on my face, I'd completely forgotten I was supposed to wave until the moment before the shutter clicked!

Dress: George (via ebay)

13th Dressember 2011

Day 13, so it must be time to bring out the old faithful spotty dress!

Dress: Tesco
Top: Dorothy Perkins

Monday, 12 December 2011

12th Dressember 2011

A quiet day in the office for me today, and I was a bit tired after yesterdays celebrations! This dress is so lovely and comfy - it's like going to work in my pjs!

Dress: TKMaxx

11th Dressember 2011



Rhian, my gorgeous eldest, was 16 years old today! It appears from this photo that she's smaller than me - but in reality I'm just nearer the camera :-) She's about 3 inches taller than me!


Me: Dress: Primark (via ebay)

Rhian: Dress: Dorothy Perkins (also via ebay!)



Saturday, 10 December 2011

10th Dressember 2011




Lots to do today, so needed a functional frock, and luckily this arrived in the post yesterday!


Dress: Bon Prix

Top and tights: Sainsburys


Friday, 9 December 2011

9th Dressember 2011

This was not the dress I was planning. I was planning a wrap dress, but when I put it on it turns out it doesn't wrap over enough to make it decent enough to wear over tights for work, so I had to make a quick decision about an alternative! This was the same colour scheme (black/white/red) as the wrap dress, so it was just as easy.

Dress: Monsoon (via ebay)
Top: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: Tesco
Boots: Clarks

Thursday, 8 December 2011

8th Dressember 2011

An old stalwart today - the pin stripe from Dorothy Perkins, with the purple belt and purple top.



And my very special Dressember badge!


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7th Dressember 2011

Today was "Whirling Wednesday" for the fabulous Dressember facebook community - pick your most swirly twirly dress, and spin while you take your photo!


I had a couple of attempts, but got a bit dizzy and decided that would have to do! The funny thing is that there is not one photo on the facebook page without a great big grin to go with the swirling skirt :-)




Thought I'd do a "sensible shot" as well - I do like this dress :-)


Dress: Warehouse, via Ebay




Once I got home from work I got changed into Dress 2! Dress: Next, Top: Sainsburys






Tuesday, 6 December 2011

6th Dressember 2011





Necessity is the mother of invention - and today I couldn't find the black belt I normally wear with this dress, so popped on my purple belt instead, and then decided on purple tights as well! As it was Christmas lunch at work today, I popped on my rather special ice-skating robin badge as well!


Dress: Dorothy Perkins


Shoes: M&S

Monday, 5 December 2011

5th Dressember



All ready for a day of Christmas shopping, with a pile of ebay parcels ready for posting!


Dress: Tesco

Sunday, 4 December 2011

4th Dressember 2011

The 4th day of Dressember already! Today is my Granny's 98th Birthday, and we had a family lunch out with her to celebrate :-) I wore this dress, which is sheer, with a little underdress. I popped on my burgundy tights for a change, and wore my rather comfy mary janes.



As it was rather chilly out I popped my trench coat over the top, with my lovely Blend scarf, and my rather "special" christmas badge!


I was rather pleased with this - it's a Christmas decoration from Accessorize, and I cut the hanger off, and sewed a safety pin on the back :-)




Kira decided to join in with Dressember as well today - I didn't realise how tall she was growing!


Both Dresses: Next (mine via ebay)

Shoes: M&S






Saturday, 3 December 2011

3rd Dressember 2011





Day 3, first casual dress of the season.


Dressember, and taking photos of myself again, has already had a big impact on me. After looking at the photos I have made a decision. I have decided, that whatever the scales tell me, *this* is my goal weight!


I have been struggling to get back down to my previous goal weight for ages, well, in fact, since my 40th birthday! I've not been a particularly strict dieter, but even when I was, I could get this far, and no lower. I'm about 7lbs heavier currently than my goal weight.


So I have decided that actually I think I look pretty dang good at the moment - and maybe half a stone lighter would be too skinny. So, as of this morning, I reset my goal weight!


and actually, I feel gooooood :-)


Dress and Leggings: Next (via ebay)


Top: Dorothy Perkins

Friday, 2 December 2011

2nd Dressember

I bought this little gem from ebay earlier in the year - using my usual "no more than £5 delivered" policy, it was a bobby bargain :-) It's a little outside my comfort zone, with it's brown and beige bits, but I'm growing to like it :-)

Dress: Paper Sun (via ebay)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1st Dressember 2011

Dressember is finally here! Why not click on the facbook link in the top left to see that fantastic array of dresses that have been worn by beautiful woman from all over the world!

This is my offering - I had a funeral to go to, so went for this somewhat understated black dress, with a touch of colour on the legs and sleeves.

Dress: Sainsburys
Tights: Tesco
Top: Dorothy Perkins