Thursday, April 30, 2009

Outfit: Smart Casual

Ideally I would have worn my turquoise peep toes with this outfit, but as it is another wet and dreary morning there was no way I was going to do that. I was happy to subsitute for my favourite metallic blue pair though.

I like to wear jeans on a Thursday even though I’m not really supposed to, but I try to keep it smart and then go more casual on a Friday.

Black waistcoat – Next Tall

White shirt with black stripes – Next

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins Tall

Blue metallic shoes – Office

Turquoise scarf – eBay

Turquoise necklace – Dorothy Perkins

Bead bracelet – gifted

Total Est. Cost £71

Outfit: Wednesday Night Rehearsal

It was back to it last night with the drama group. The society is 60 years old this year so we are having a big celebration concert in the town hall in October. Last night was the first rehearsal for that. It was good to see everyone again after spending every night last week with them.

This is the result of the t shirt I cut off last week to make it shorter. I like it much better this way.

Grey cardi – New Look

Grey t – Next (charity shop)

Jeans – Topshop Tall

Pink shoes – Faith

Pink scarf – eBay

Grey flower – Primark

Sunglasses – Boots

Total Est. Cost £56

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Outfit: Pink Wednesday

Buying this pink scarf for a penny was a smart move as it is encouraging me to wear my pink items a bit more often. I thought about this dress yesterday and when I looked through my archives I was surprised to see that I haven’t worn it as a dress since November. I wore it as a top back in January but not at all since then. The scarf goes with it perfectly and is keeping me cosy on this dull grey day. Jessica said yesterday that she likes to look back and see what she was wearing this time last year and I do that too. It’s great to be able to see how my style has (or hasn’t!) evolved over the past year or two.

Grey cardi – New Look Tall
Pink/white/grey/black print dress – eBay
Black leggings – New Look Tall
Grey tank - Cherokee at Tesco
Pink shoes – Faith
Bangles – gifted
Necklace – gifted
Pink scarf – eBay

Total Est. Cost £46

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


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Outfit: Tuesday

The weather has not improved much today. Leggings are better than tights when it’s wet – if they get splashed there’s less chance of it leaving a mucky mark on your leg.

Black cardi – New Look Tall
Black & blue dress – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Blue tank – Topshop
Black leggings – New Look Tall
Blue patent shoes – New Look
Necklaces – gifted
Blue & silver bangles – Oxfam

Total Est. Cost £65

Outfit: Monday Choir Practice

Last week was finally starting to catch up with me yesterday evening. I was so tired all I wanted to do was fall into bed. But what I had to do was drag myself off the sofa and out to choir practice. I was fine once I got there, and pleased to see we are singing a couple of pieces that were favourites of the choirmaster at school.
I wasn’t in the mood to dress up though, and I thought it might be cold if the heating had been turned off for the season, but it was OK in the end.

I need to play with my camera settings for indoor pictures in poor light.

Grey cardi – New Look Tall
Turquoise tank – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Grey jeans – Primark
Chestnut suede boots – EMU Australia (ON Shoes, gifted)
Turquoise belt (on jeans) – H&M
Turquoise necklace – Dorothy Perkins

Total Est. Cost £25

Monday, April 27, 2009

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing eye make up in a colour other than brown (it was brown for the stage every night last week)
…reading UK Elle magazine
…watching my Flying Doctors DVDs which finally arrived, as well as catching up with Gok & Ashes to Ashes online
…listening to Mel C
…eating chocolate coins – a gift from the stage manager as I lent him some stripey socks to wear all last week as part of his pirate costume
…shopping for nothing

Outfit: What I Was Wearing

I am still wearing most of this outfit. We were promised rain today but when I got up there was no sign of it so I eschewed the boots I’d laid out and opted for shoes instead. However, by the time I’d had my breakfast, it was indeed raining so on went the boots, along with my cream pashmina as it looked like it could be cold out. Updated pictures will follow later.

Black & cream wrap dress – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Turquoise cami – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Tan boots – Faith
Turquoise necklace – Dorothy Perkins
Turquoise & silver bangles – Oxfam
Cream pashmina – gifted

Total Est. Cost £74

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Outfit: Sunday

I slept in this morning as we stayed out late at the after show party last night. I went to Tesco this morning and the young man is going to do a BBQ for dinner. We’ll be enjoying the sunshine this afternoon.

Red cardi – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Turquoise tank – Topshop
Crop jeans – Next (charity shop)
Turquoise flats – New Look
Red beads – eBay
Sunglasses – Boots

Total Est. Cost £51

Shoe Shot!

The ladies chorus was told to have white shoes for the show, and that resulted in a trip to Priceless Shoes for most of us to purchase the same pair. We had to get a photo with us all wearing them.

Outfit: Saturday

Yesterday morning was spent catching up with housework, then it was off to the theatre for the matinee performance. We all went to the pub for a buffet tea and then it was back for the final show.

Blue cardi – Ethel Austin
White Mickey Mouse t – Topshop Tall (eBay)
Crop jeans – Next (charity shop)
Yellow flats – Cherokee at Tesco
Red beads – eBay
Red & cream bangles – gifted

Total Est. Cost £24

Outfit: Friday Evening

I had no time to post yesterday with the matinee and evening performances so here’s Friday evening’s outfit.

Grey cardi – New Look Tall
Pink top – Primark
Crop jeans – Next (charity shop)
Pink patent flats – Ethel Austin
Pink scarf – eBay

Total Est. Cost £21

Friday, April 24, 2009

Review: Dove Hair Minimising Deodrant

I have been trying out the new Dove deodorant over the past month or so. I bought the Nature Fresh one and the scent is divine and very long lasting. I get a whiff of it every time I move, practically. It smells lovely. As for its hair minimising qualities? Well, it claims to make regrowth finer and underarm skin softer. I’m not sure the regrowth is finern but it is definitely easier to shave as the product promises. I would definitely recommend it and will be buying it again.

Outfit: Colourful Friday

I loved the combination of red and turquoise last night and decided to repeat it today so I could add the accessories and make up that I wanted, rather than what was dictated by going on stage. I must have been asleep when I got dress though as I have forgotten to put on my rings and my hands feel naked without them.

Red cardi – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Turquoise cami – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Crop jeans – Next (charity shop)
Turquoise peep toe shoes – New Look (charity shop)
Blue beads – gifted
Turquoise bangles – Oxfam

Total Est. Cost £19.50