Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge 2013/14 Save 70 | Birthday Girl!

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NL navy flats


As I mentioned yesterday, yesterday was my birthday. Working on your birthday totally sucks but I have tomorrow off instead so that will make up for it.

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I wore a cute little dress with flats and tights as the wind on Sunday was cold so I wasn’t sure how warm the spring sunshine would really be. I didn’t add a belt as I needed room for cake!

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Now that we’re getting some better (dry) weather I can start saving some of my fabric flats. This pair is from New Look and were bought for about £10 a few summers back.

Burgundy dress – New Look Tall
Navy cardi – Next Tall
Navy tights – New Look?
Navy flats – New Look
Silver necklace – New Look (sale)
Silver hoops – gifted


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Outfit: Sunny Sunday in the Garden

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George Zebra Flats


Yesterday was really sunny but also really windy. I headed over to see my little sister and we went out for dinner at a local pub. In the afternoon we went to see our parents and played football in the garden with my niece.

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I got these fabulous distressed jeans from my parents for my birthday (which is today!) abut as they arrived on Friday afternoon I thought I’d wear them to go and see my mum and dad yesterday.

Black faux leather jacket – Topshop Tall
Mint sweater – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Jeans – H&M (gifted)
Zebra print flats – George (eBay)
Turquoise necklace – Dorothy Perkins (sale)
Turquoise leopard print scarf – ASOS
Silver hoops – gifted


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Outfit: Distressed Denim and My Favourite Flats

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Jones Bootmaker red suede flats


These jeans are another item I pulled out of storage last weekend. I put them away in the autumn because my left knee tends to get chilly when I’m wearing them. I didn’t intend for them to be ripped jeans really – when I bought them they had what Long Tall Sally described as a small amount of distressing on the knee. Well that became a big rip the first time I wore them. I don’t mind though, distressed jeans are the thing this summer.

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The top was purchased with a voucher kindly gifted to me by the lovely people at Spartoo. Back when I used to write regularly for them they only sold shoes and bags, but now they stock quite a wide range of clothing too. This top is by Best Mountain which is a French brand that I hadn’t heard of before. I love the slouchy fit and the studs which are stuck on. The sleeves are about long enough (good considering it’s a non-tall item) and the hem is slightly longer at the back which is not a style I have worn before but I really like it. I also got some jeans with my voucher; those are yet to make their debut on the blog or indeed on my body!

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Finally my red suede flats. I’ve been in heels all week this week, and in the evenings too with being at the theatre for the show, so I decided to give my feet a rest today. These are comfy, pointed and in a lovely soft suede. They are so comfy that they are the flat shoes I pick out most often (as long as it’s dry outside).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Black blazer – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Grey top – Best Mountain (c/o Spartoo)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Red suede flats – Jones Bootmaker (sale)
Silver hoops – gifted
Red beads – eBay


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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Outfit: More Cobalt and Black

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Georgia Rose Venette blue suede ankle boot


One of the problems with not blogging every day is that I’m finding I’m posting similar outfit consecutively, even though I wore something completely different in between. And I know, #firstworldproblems and all, but there you go. If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, why not?!) you will know that yesterday I wore a bright red sweater with navy and white stripes. I usually post to Instragram on my off-blogging days, as well as other random snaps throughout the week so hop on over there and follow me!

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So back to today. This skirt was pulled out of storage at the weekend. It’s black which is not particularly summery, but it is made of quite a light cotton fabric (and is in danger of pants-flashing if there’s anything more than a gentle breeze, hence the black tights!) so isn’t really suitable for the colder months.

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It’s the drama group’s annual show this week and although I’m not really a member any more I’m still happy to help out show week doing front of house and entertaining the dignitaries (presidents of other local societies plus the mayor) on the night they are invited to watch (which is tomorrow). So that means it’s shaping up to be quite a busy week for me.

Blue sweater – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Black and white spot skirt – New Look (charity shop)
Black tights – don’t know
Blue suede boots – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Silver hoops – gifted
Whitby Jet cross necklace – gifted
Blue beads – Scope


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Monday, April 07, 2014

Outfit: Spring/Summer Wardrobe

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NL Blue


Over the weekend I switched out my heavier winter items for my lighter weight (and lighter coloured) spring and summer clothes. I also packed away my winter coats and got out my denim jacket and trench coat. I am aware that it is still only early April, and of course it has turned cold and rainy today, but making the switch has given me some fresh options in my wardrobe and some lighter pieces to mix in with my sweaters and ankle boots.

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Today’s shirt was pulled out of the storage bag and I just love the colour. I’ve paired it with the striped pants I’ve been wearing all winter, and added a cardi and scarf as the shirt has little puffed short sleeves.

Black cardi – New Look Tall
Blue shirt – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Grey and cream striped trousers – Forever 21
Blue patent shoes – New Look (sale)
Cream and black spot scarf – Dorothy Perkins (sale)
Blue necklace – New Look (sale)
Silver hoops – gifted


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Friday, April 04, 2014

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge 2013/14 Save 69 | Denim, Stripes and a Biker-Style Jacket

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Office Chantelle



Happy Friday y’all! Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? Mine is looking like it’s going to involve a lot of driving.

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So I saved another pair of shoes today (hello spring and your slightly warmer temperatures that mean I can wear shoes rather than boots!). I am trying to stop thinking of these as my favourite shoes as they are getting a bit old and worn-looking now, but I just can’t do it. They are so, so pretty (so much so that I made them my blog header) and they are really comfy to wear too. I got them from Office many years ago now and I’ve a feeling I only paid £20, despite them having real leather uppers. I’m just amazed it’s taken me until now to save them in the Shoe Challenge.

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The rest of today’s outfit is your typical casual Friday attire: jeans, striped top, biker-style jacket. Comfy yet stylish and a big statement necklace finishes it off. I added a navy scarf as it’s still quite chilly in the mornings. We have been under a blanket of fog/smog in the UK this week which isn’t helping the temperatures either, so let’s hope that lifts in time for the weekend. Apparently it’s a combination of pollution and dust from the Sahara desert being held in the air by low pressure. Or something.

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Final thing for today: I am getting back on the Weight Watchers wagon from today. I am giving the Filling and Healthy approach a try so that I don’t have to track or count anything from the F&H list, only any extras that come out of my weekly points. I wanted to get back on it, but I wasn’t sure I could be bothered with all the counting so I’m hoping this way will work out well.

Navy jacket – Warehouse (sale)
Navy and cream stripe top – Zara (sale)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally
Blue metallic shoes – Office
Silver necklace – New Look (sale)
Silver hoops – gifted


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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge 2013/14 Save 68 | Patriotic Tuesday

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Irregular Choice Patty


So I saved two pairs of shoes in two days! That’s pretty good going for me considering that some weeks I don’t save any shoes at all. This pair is a good weather pair of shoes as they are made of fabric. Rain won’t do at all. They are Patty by Irregular Choice and were a birthday present a few years ago. They come in a black background too, but I liked the traditional red, white and blue.

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As the shoes are quite wacky I thought I would keep the rest of the outfit fairly simple with a plain dress and cardi and minimal accessories.

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Is anyone else obsessed with The Big Bang Theory? I have only got into it recently so I’m catching up with all the early series that they’re showing on E4. Amy (aka Blossom Russo! I loved Blossom when I was in high school!) has just come into it and I think the later episodes with all the girls in are the better ones.

Navy dress – Next Tall
Blue cardi – Next Tall (eBay)
Navy tights – Falke (Debenhams sale)
Blue Union Flag shoes – Irregular Choice (gifted)
Silver hoops – gifted
Red beads – Claire’s
Navy heart necklace – Scope


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