Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Outfit: Tuesday






Priceless Silver flat

We have this week off because it meant taking only 3 days holiday to get an 11 day break once all the bank holidays were factored in. I went to Tesco for a few bits this morning, and defrosted some homemade soup for lunch. I was planning to make some bread, but we are taking the young man’s parents out for tea as it’s his mum’s birthday tomorrow, and fresh bread is best enjoyed whilst it’s still warm.



The young man has replaced the carpets in our bedroom closet and the kitchen closet with the remnants of the carpet we had fitted last autumn. I took the old pieces to the tip this afternoon, and did some ironing. It is distinctly cooler today, hence the jacket.

Grey stripe top – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Jeans – River Island
Silver flats – Priceless Shoes
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Silver hoops – gifted
Grey jacket – Dorothy Perkins

Total Est. Cost £90

Outfit: An Easter Monday Bike Ride




This weekend hasn’t felt like Easter at all. I think that’s partly because we were away and so I didn’t do any of my usual church things, but also because it has fallen so late in the year that it feels as though it should have been and gone weeks ago. The unseasonably warm weather contributed too, I think.



Yesterday it was warm and sunny again (sorry to anyone still under snow, or enduring cold rain – I think this will be the last day I say that for a while now) so we set off on a bike ride. We called in on the young man’s aunty, then headed up to a pub on the moors for some lunch. We hadn’t gone very far from there when the young man spotted his mate’s car in a pub car park, so we called in for drink before continuing on with our ride. We cycled about 19 miles in all.

Cream and navy tank – River Island
Navy tank (underneath) – River Island
Jeans – River Island
Trainers – Diadora (Brantano)

Total Est. Cost £74

Outfit: Good Friday and Weekend Recap





Next Tan Wedges

This is what I wore on Friday. Except I changed the shoes at the last minute and could have saved another pair in the shoeper challenge, only I didn’t get a picture of them.



Friday morning we had a full English breakfast, then set off to visit our friends in Lincolnshire (the young man is godfather to their 6 year old daughter, and she has a younger brother who will be 4 in about 2 weeks’ time. It was hot and sunny again and everyone was in the garden when we arrived. We spent the afternoon in the garden and had a BBQ for tea.




Saturday dawned hot and sunny too and we had a walk along the river to Tattershall Castle. There was an Easter egg trail for the children to do, and they managed to find all the answers and make it to the roof to claim their eggs from the friendly dragon up there. Saturday afternoon we headed to the next village for ice cream from the village shop. Saturday night was another BBQ, but the threat of rain (and thunder and lightning from a nearby storm) drove us indoors.


Sunday was less hot but still sunny, and we headed off to do another (but different) Easter egg trail at another National Trust property, Belton House. I was quite excited to discover that it had been the location used in the 80s children’s TV series Moondial, as I can remember watching it. Our friends left us around 4pm to go home, and we had a quick look around the house (that belonged to Edward VIII’s Lord in Waiting around the time of the abdication crisis) before heading back up north. It was warmer when we got home, so we rounded off the day with another BBQ.

Blue top – Dunnes
Blue and white stripe tank – River Island
Jeans – River Island
Tan wedges – Next
Blue beads – gifted
Blue chunky bangle – Diamonds and Pearls
Silver hoops – gifted

Total Est. Cost £87

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Have a fabulous Easter Day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shoegal Flashback


What I was wearing this time last year.

It wasn't Easter Saturday and it wasn't quite so warm by the looks of it!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stuff I’m...


The good weather
4 day weeks

...Not Loving

That I can’t drive in wedges (it’s not really safe to not be able to feel the pedals!) and have to change my shoes in the car when I’m in those
Blogger changing my scheduled posts to ‘draft’ of its own accord and therefore not publishing them on time. Gah.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge #39 and Keeping It Simple






Red Wedges

What could be simpler than a white t shirt and jeans? I just added a couple of red accessories and a blue bangle, and I had the perfect outfit for sunny day in the office.



These wedges were bought in a charity shop about 4 years ago, and have been a staple of my summer wardrobe ever since. Not bad considering they only cost £4.99.


Posting may be sporadic over the Easter break but I will schedule a couple of posts to keep you going and I’ll be back with outfits again next week.

White t – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Jeans – River Island
Red wedges – New Look (charity shop)
Red beads – eBay
Silver hoops – gifted
Blue chunky bangle – Diamonds and Pearls

Total Est. Cost £62

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge #38 and the Penultimate Day







Today is the penultimate workday this week, thanks to the Easter holidays. I have all of next week off work too, though that would only be three days as Monday is a bank holiday and week Friday is also a bank holiday, due to the Royal Wedding. So thank you Prince William and Kate Middleton for not only choosing to have your wedding on a Friday, but also tagging it onto the May Day holiday, giving us two four-day weekends in a row. Good choice!



My scarf looks a bit scruffy in the pictures as I forgot to tie the ends underneath. I added it for a pop of colour, and for warmth in the early morning. We are still having lovely weather in the UK but as it’s only April, it takes a while to warm up. The shrug is also for warmth, and to cover my shoulders as this dress is now sleeveless. I’ve had this shrug since I was at university – 1998 or 1999. A few more years and it will be vintage!


These shoes were a gift from my sister’s best friend, K. K’s cousin had picked them up for just £1 in the M&S sale (they had been £45 originally) but they were too small for K. So she remembered that my feet are almost as big as hers and offered them to me. My sister brought them back with her a couple of weeks ago when she visited K. I’m not sure I would have chosen this style if I had been out shopping, but I do like them and sometimes it takes a freebie to make you branch out of your ‘safe’ style territory. The shoes have partial suede uppers and feature Insolia technology in the heels for added comfort.


If you are looking for some bargain shoes, check out the Shoebuy Coupon site for discounts and deals on shoes.

Black shrug – New Look
Grey dress – Long Tall Sally
Black shoes – Marks and Spencer Autograph Collection (gifted)
Green beads – I Am..... boutique
Silver hoops – gifted
Bracelet – gifted
Black patent belt – Primark
Scarf – H&M

Total Est. Cost £51

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Outfit: Running Errands





Next Tan Wedges

I seem to have an endless to do list this week. Last night I went to Boots on the way home, then made some soup after my gym class. At lunchtime today I have to return a package and buy milk. After work I need to go to ASDA for contact lens solution, then get the washing on the line. Tonight I have a skirt hem to mend and aqua aerobics.


This is a complete change to what I was planning to wear as I fancied an outfit with jeans. I’ll save my dress for tomorrow or Thursday.

Leopard print cardi – Primark (eBay)
White top – QS
Jeans – Next Tall (clearance outlet)
Tan wedges – Next
Turquoise necklace – gifted
Turquoise bangles – Oxfam
Silver hoops – gifted
Tan leather belt – River Island

Total Est. Cost £70