Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekend and Sunday’s Outfit



LK Bennett Madox wedge

I hope you are all having a good weekend. Mine has been busy (yesterday) and relaxing (today). But first, back to Friday. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my new hair do that I had done on Friday afternoon. My fabulous hairdresser put some shorter layers in but left me with all of the length I’ve been cultivating around the back so I have the best of both worlds and I love it!


Saturday morning we were up bright and early and headed back to my home town to help erect the Easter cross that goes up every year on the hill above the town. It’s 40 feet high and made of wood so it takes at least 40 people to get it off the lorry, into position and upright. There were plenty of folk there yesterday and it all went off without a hitch. A reporter with a camera was there from the BBC local news and the young man was very chuffed to see himself on Look North on the lunchtime bulletin and again in the evening. We called in to see my parents as we were within 10 minutes of their house, ate a second breakfast there (my dad’s home made bread makes very good toast) and then went home.


Saturday afternoon the young man wrote me a list of spring cleaning chores, all of which I completed and I also cleaned my car. Once I was done with the dusting, vaccing and cleaning I baked some flapjack. We spent the evening watching more episodes of Lost.


This morning I was on Sunday school duty so I went off to church. We learnt about St Patrick as it is St Patrick’s day today. When I got home the young man was out and so I had some dinner and painted my nails whilst catching up with Friday’s episode of Neighbours and then watched an episode of Gossip Girl. Once my nails were dry I went for a walk up to the retail park and spent some more of my Boots points on some more eye cream (I use Clinique’s All About Eyes and I highly recommend it) and had a wander round the rest of the shops up there (Gap have a really good sale on at the moment – 40% off loads of things). I bought some dates in Marks and Spencer so I can make some date slices (my friend gave me the recipe this morning) and then walked home.


I spent the rest of the afternoon drinking tea and watching some more Gossip Girl.

Navy sweater – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
White and navy stripe top – H&M
Jeans – Next Tall (eBay)
Turquoise wedges – LK Bennett (c/o Sarenza)
Turquoise spot scarf – Becksondergaard (TK Maxx)
Silver earrings – gifted
Turquoise necklace – Dorothy Perkins

Total Est. Cost £52


  1. I like your pattern mix of stripe and polka dot. The robin egg blue/turquoise accents are also very Easter appropriate.

  2. Thank you. I like the colour combination and the pattern mixing too!

  3. Your hair looks great.

    I hope that you wrote the young man a list of spring cleaning chores & that he's yet to finish them ; )

  4. Just found your blog from All the Tall Things. Love your style, I'm fairly new in the country and am still having trouble finding clothes/brands to fit me. I do like your Next jeans, will try them soon. I am currently wearing New Look 34" bootlegs, but they are a tiny bit too lowrise for me! There don't seem to be that many ranges that cater for tall women in the UK, so I'm interested in which brands you choose.

    Jocelyn - 50, 6 ft 1/2", size 6.5 shoe (so, no I don't have any trouble finding shoes, just trousers!)

  5. Welcome to the UK! If you need any tips on tall shopping feel free to ask. I would recommend Topshop as you can try on in store, and of course Long Tall Sally if there's one near you. Next's tall stuff is great even though it's only online (their sleeve/body/leg lengths are the best ones around) and you can return it to a store if the items are no good. Dorothy Perkins have a tall stuff in a few of their shops, but it's usually just black trousers, jeans and the odd top. Worth a look if you're passing though. My best tip is eBay. There's a huge market on there for second hand tall items so have a look.

  6. Thank you!
    The young man was busy with a list of garden-related tasks, don't worry!