Monday, November 30, 2009

This Week I Will Be Mostly…

…wearing my snowflake earrings
…reading the December issues of Lucky & US Glamour
…watching Season 5 of Flying Doctors
…listening to Christmas tunes!
…eating Mongolian food
…shopping for most of my Christmas presents

Outfit: Cold Monday





Caterpillar Anna - Peanut

Last night I went to join the young man and his mate in the pub, and then we went back to the mate’s house for a Chinese takeout. I switched my EMUs for my grey faux suede flat boots.

This morning dawned cold but dry. If the rain holds off I will walk to the library at dinnertime to return my books. Hence the flat boots.

I have the busiest week ever this week – I am out every night until Friday, and then I have Friday afternoon off to do my Christmas shopping with my mum & my sister.

Leopard print cardi – Primark (eBay)
Brown top – Tall Girls
Brown skirt – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Brown tights – Tesco?
Brown boots – Caterpillar (Fitness Footwear) (gifted)
Silver cross necklace – gifted
Cream scarf – gifted
Silver snowflake earrings - Funky Junk Jewellery

Total Est. Cost £37.50

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Outfit: Wet & Rainy Sunday






We had a lazy morning – I did some washing & made leek & potato soup for dinner. Then the young man’s friend came over & they went off to PC World & B&Q. I ventured out in the rain to the local retail park to go to Borders (which is sadly closing down) and to Boots. I wouldn’t usually go up there in the car on a weekend, but it is so wet out that I really didn’t fancy the walk. Fortunately one of the car parks wasn’t too busy.

I had my charcoal grey fleece hoodie on this morning but changed into this blue cardi to go out. I wish I could pretend that it had something to do with style that I ditched the hoodie, but I can’t. I just didn’t want the hood getting all wet as I wanted to be able to put it back on and be cosy in it later on.

Now I need to go and order myself a subscription to Lucky magazine as I will no longer be able to buy it locally once Borders shuts.

Blue cardi – Dorothy Perkins
Grey stripe top – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Jeans – Next (charity shop)
Chestnut boots – EMU (Fitness Footwear) (gifted)
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Silver snowflake earrings – Funky Junk Jewellery

Total Est. Cost £38

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Outfit: Family Meal





Cowboy Boots

We went over to my parents’ house for lunch with my dad’s family. It was a combined celebration for my dad’s birthday which was on Thursday, and a pre-Christmas get together. In the afternoon the younger generation took a walk into my hometown. I was delighted to find that the bead shop is still there and that it sells sterling silver jewellery findings. After a brief wander round we adjourned to the pub for a couple of drinks before heading back for tea.

Black cardi – New Look Tall
Black & oatmeal stripe top – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Jeans – River Island
Brown cowboy boots – New Look
Turquoise scarf – eBay
Blue & silver necklace – BHS
Blue & silver earrings – Etsy
Blue bag – French Connection at Littlewoods (gifted)

Total Est. Cost £108

Review: Christmas Party Outfit At





Love Label Blue Suede T Bar

FC blue bag

The Blog Partner Program challenged me to pick out a dress, shoes and a bag to create an outfit. I cannot tell you how much I love the dress I chose. It was hard to see the beading detail in the picture I was sent so I took plenty of shots when I had a dress up session this morning. The dress is made of black & white mesh and is by Teatro.

The Love Label shoes may just be the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen. They are electric blue suede t bars with ruffles up the front. They have a hidden platform and a high heel so they make me super tall.

Finally, the bag. It is by French Connection and is also electric blue. It is made from a wool blend coat-like fabric and has a chain shoulder strap which I tucked inside it for this photo shoot. It’s not a particularly evening-y bag, but it is a good size without being over large and I could definitely fit my fold up flat shoes in it if I took it out somewhere. I used it when I went out this afternoon and it works just as well as a day time bag.

I styled up this outfit with the addition of my short sleeve back cardi as a cover up – something I would consider adding for warmth on a night out. All I have to do now is find somewhere to go to wear it!

Dress, shoes & bag are available at

Black cardi - New Look
Black tights - Silkies
Necklace - BHS
Earrings - Claire's

Friday, November 27, 2009

Discounts & Offers

The high street is offering discounts galore to entice you into doing your Christmas shopping.

20% off online at New Look: VIPCST20

Dorothy Perkins are offering free delivery on orders over £40, plus 25% off all their jewellery

20% off online at Big Shoe Boutique: AMAZINGS

20% off online at Barratts: AMAZINGB

20% off online at Priceless: AMAZINGP

And the Discount Shoe Store are offering free shipping on orders over £30: MOV3P

Outfit: Mish Mash Friday





Matalan Snakeskin

Today’s outfit is cobbled together from various elements I’ve worn throughout the week. I added my grey moto jacket over the top again and just as well as I’m sure it was trying to snow this morning. It was just 2˚C driving to work today and there is a patch of snow forecast for tomorrow morning.

I have a meeting to attend today hence the heels on casual Friday, and then I have to do the food shopping on the way home.

Black sweater – Long Tall Sally
Jeans – Topshop Tall
Pink scarf – eBay
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Pewter earrings – shop in Seahouses?
Snakeskin shoes – Matalan

Total Est. Cost £51

Outfit: Crazy For You!






Leopard flats

I went to see a production of Crazy For You last night with a group of friends from church. It was very good – the dancing was excellent and bits of the show were very funny.

Black sweater – Long Tall Sally
Jeans – River Island
Leopard print flats – Priceless Shoes
Cream pashmina – gifted
Whitby Jet Cross – gifted
Grey moto jacket – Dorothy Perkins
Silver & black earrings – Claire’s
Blue clutch bag - Barratts

Total Est. Cost £115

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Outfit: Knit Dress





Another day, another LTS knit dress. They are so easy to throw on in the morning and just add some accessories to. I’ve gone for a mix of black and brown today, and I added my cream pashmina when I went outside. I would have got a shot with it on but the battery in my camera died.

I’m trying to stay cosy today. I got so cold at rehearsal last night that I had to get out my hot water bottle when I got home. I sat up watching an episode of Flying Doctors, then took the bottle to bed with me to keep me toasty. I love winter but hate it in equal meaures as I am cold all the time.

Black knit dress – Long Tall Sally
Brown boots – Faith
Tan Obi belt – ASOS
Black tights – Primark
Whitby Jet cross – gifted

Total Est. Cost £115

Outfit: Shades of Grey






Matalan Snakeskin

I met the drama group gang at Wetherspoon’s for tea last night, then we all headed off to a very chilly hall for a rehearsal. I enjoy going but I don’t enjoy being so cold. It was a relief when we stopped for a tea break.

I read a question on another blog somewhere about wearing socks with shoes and whether it is OK. I think that it is up to you but personally I think it’s fine. As you can see, I have on grey socks here. They are purely for warmth but as long as you keep them neutral I don’t think it looks out of place. If I’d had a skirt on I would have been wearing tights of almost the thickness of the socks.

Grey cardi – New Look Tall
Grey polo neck sweater – Long Tall Sally
Jeans – River Island
Turquoise scarf – eBay
Snakeskin shoes – Matalan
Grey socks – New Look
Earrings – Etsy

Total Est. Cost £99

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Contest: “Get The Look” With Superdrug

There are some great prizes up for grabs over at Superdrug so read on for details!

If you answer YES to any or all of the above, here’s your chance to win fantastic prizes in the Superdrug “Get The Look” competition!

The Challenge
Your challenge is to create your favourite party look for the festive season.
Once you’ve created your look all you have to do is post step by step guide of how to get the look along with pictures and on our blog

Getting Started
Simply register on and they will send you a password.
Post your party look, including up to six products from and explain how you created the look in less than 200 words.
Include your name and tag your post ‘getthelook’.
Your entries will be judged by the carefully selected Beauty Panel who will decide the winning looks. There are also five prizes for customer favourites.

Winner – Look of The Season
Their Look will be featured on the homepage for 2 weeks.
2 invitations to the UK Elite Model Final and the After Show Party, taking place at June 2010 in London.
A hair and makeup shoot with Sue Moxley of Famous Cosmetics.
A steel cosmetic box from Revlon.
A GOSH Goody Bag worth £100

Second Place – Look of The Season

A GOSH goody bag worth £100
A steel cosmetic box from Revlon worth £xxx
A Bloom Gift Set
An Elite Make Up Purse
A set of 10 Barry M Nail Paints

Third Place – Look of The Season
A GOSH goody bag worth £100
A steel cosmetic box from Revlon
An Elite Make Up Purse
A set of 10 Barry M Nail Paints

5 Customer Favourite Looks will each receive
3 Barry M Nail paints
£25 GOSH goody bag

Outfit: Black & Teal Remix






I liked the colour combination I sported on Monday so I thought I’d use my teal knit dress as a skirt and put a sweater over the top. This gives me added warmth too on yet another chilly & blustery day.

It’s drama group tonight and we are all going to Wetherspoon’s for tea beforehand to celebrate a birthday.

Black polo neck sweater – Long Tall Sally
Teal dress – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Black tights – M&Co
Black patent shoes – Matalan
Black patent belt (free with a shirt) – New Look Tall
Teal beads – Claire’s

Total Est. Cost £66

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Outfit: Red & Grey





Priceless grey over knee

Another cold & dull day so the splashes of red really livens things up a bit. I am looking forward to a night in this evening after running around to the gym and to choir last night.

Grey knit dress – New Look Tall
Red top – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Red belt – mall market stall
Grey tights – Primark
Grey OTK boots – Priceless Shoes
Silver cross necklace – gifted

Total Est. Cost £52