Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outfit: June 7th – Burgundy, Black and Tan

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After two days the rain finally let up and we got a day of sunshine, even if it was a bit chilly for June. Long sleeve t shirts are the perfect thing for cooler summer days and this one from Boohoo’s Tall range (which I reviewed here) is that little bit different thanks to its swing shape. You can always layer up with a jacket if you’re still not warm enough, which is exactly what I did because, well, nesh. And, as if to prove that, by dinnertime I was regretting not having put a cami or something underneath it (not that you would think you would need one, it’s June for goodness sake!) as I was finding the swing shape to be distinctly draughty!

Jacket – Tall Girls
Top – Boohoo Tall
Trousers – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – gifted
Belt – Dorothy Perkins?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outfit: June 6th – Boots In June

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I should not need to be wearing boots in June. But when the forecast is for heavy rain all day and you walk to work, what’s a girl to do? Put on her boots and rain mac, that’s what. The high was just 13˚C this day and I was tempted to put on my longer, thicker burgundy cardi but I decided to save that outfit for the fall and went with the crop sleeved one to at least look a little more spring-summer.

Dress – Boohoo Tall
Cardi – Ethel Austin
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Choker – Primark
Earrings – gifted
Necklace – George at ASDA

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Outfit: June 5th – Olive and Navy

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It was a wet and rainy Monday to come back down to earth with a bump after our holiday. No one likes going back to work after a week off (do they?!) but it’s made all the more miserable when two days previously you were basking in 30˚C heat and now it’s raining. But, onwards. I layered up with a jersey blazer as this top felt just a bit too chilly when I went out to the bin first thing. And then I added my mac as it was chucking it down when I left for work. I almost got in the car, but I’m trying to get on a health kick after my holiday so I made myself walk despite the weather.

Blazer – George at ASDA
Top – Primark
Pants – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Primark

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Outfit: What I Wore at the Lake

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In case you couldn’t tell from my Instagrams, the week of the Spring Bank Holiday we jetted off to sunnier climes (although I hear the weather in the UK that week wasn’t too shabby either), namely Lake Garda in Italy. I will be the first to admit that I am not good at summer dressing: we get so little hot weather in the UK that it’s not something I have do very often. I just stuck to a mixture of shorts and t shirts, and t shirt dresses. We did a mixture of walking between the towns on the shore of the lake, cycling on e-bikes (TOTALLY the way forward in cycling if you ask me), travelling by bus, ferry and car to the towns further afield on the lakeshore, and a day trip to Milan. Here’s what I wore.


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This was my outfit for our evening meal on the first night. We were on half board so ate in our hotel every evening. We planned this deliberately as we had stayed there before and knew that the restaurant there serves an excellent five course meal each evening. You start with a salad buffet, then there’s a little appetiser dish from the chef, the pasta course, meat or fish course and then a dessert buffet. It’s amazing! We weren’t long arrived so I swapped out my top and shoes from my travelling outfit.

Jeans – Esprit (via Tall Girls)
Top – TK Maxx
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – gifted


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This day we hired e-bikes in the town we were staying, and cycled a few kilometres up the lake. I would never cycle in flip flops at home, but everyone does it on the lake and it was fine.

Top – New Look
Shorts – ASDA
Flip flops – Reef
Sunglasses – Primark
Choker – Primark


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This day we took out our hire car and drove right around the lake. The James Bond movie the Quantum of Solace was partially filmed around Lake Garda and the young man was keen to drive through the tunnels at the northern end of the lake which feature in the film.

Top – Boohoo
Shorts – New Look Tall
Flip flops – Reef
Earrings – gifted
Necklace – gifted



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This was the day we visited Milan. It was an excursion arranged by our tour operator so it was an air-conditioned coach trip and then a lot of walking around the city in the heat of the day. A loose fitting t shirt dress was perfect for feeling put-together but keeping cool.

Dress – Boohoo Tall
Shoes – Primark
Sunglasses – Primark


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This day we took the bus to a town at the southern end of the lake to explore, and then caught the ferry back to where we were staying.

Shorts – M&S
Top – Next (via charity shop)
Shoes – Primark
Sunglasses – c/o Oxfam

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Outfit: May 24th – Look Ma, No Hands Cardigan!

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I actually went to work like this. No jacket, no cardigan, nothing. Now that might not sound like a big deal to you, but for Miss Super Nesh over here, leaving the house without some form of cover up is a very big deal indeed. But do it I did and it was nice not to have that extra layer that I’d have only carried to work and carried home again.

My legs are tanned courtesy of St Tropez Gradual Tan which isn’t exactly gradual. This is one application, the previous morning, and after showering in between. The product blurb states that there is no fake tan smell and, initially, there isn’t. It is billed as a tinted moisturiser containing gradual tanner and when you apply it the smell is quite pleasant, like a nice moisturiser. However, as the colour starts to develop so too does the fake tan smell. By mid-morning it was as biscuit-y as can be. To be fair, I don’t usually fall for the ‘no smell’ claims of fake tans as, in my experience, ALL fake tans have that smell (perhaps it’s just my skin – what’s your experience?). I only tried this out as it was free with Marie Claire magazine this month. The colour of the tan is really good, and initially I was thinking I’d buy a full size bottle of it (£15 in Boots, I think) but I really can’t be dealing with that smell and it has only served to remind me why I don’t bother with fake tans usually. I think I’ll just stick to my good old Sally Hansen airbrush legs spray.

Skirt – Primark (sale)
Top – Boohoo
Shoes – Georgia Rose c/o Sarenza
Necklace – gifted
Choker – Primark

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Outfit: May 23rd – Black Dress, Striped Blazer

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The young man said this dress looked like a sack when I first put it on in the morning, and I suppose from some angles it does. But when you stand up straight and move around it hangs beautifully, thanks to the heavy weight jersey fabric. Heavy weight jersey fabric that somehow also manages to be quite thin, so you do need to wear an underskirt/slip with this dress.

I tried an experiment with my hair the night before taking these pictures. My hair was wet and air drying as I was watching Made In Chelsea, so I plaited it into three sections – the top section, and then left and right bottom sections. I pinned it all up on top of my head and let it finish air drying overnight. In the morning I just finger combed it through, sprayed it with gel spray and I was good to go.

Jacket – New Look (eBay)
Dress – Boohoo Tall
Shoes – La Redoute
Necklace – George at ASDA
Chokers – Primark

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Outfit: May 22nd – Has Summer Arrived?

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I should have taken my pictures without the jacket as it was so warm out (I know, I was surprised too!) that I didn’t really need it once I had walked up to work. In fact I would have been fine in a short sleeved top and without the cami I had on underneath my t shirt. I was glad of the cami though, if only to tuck in and stop the label in the back of my trousers scratching me (note to self: unpick that label!).

Blazer – c/o TM Lewin
Top – H&M
Pants – Primark
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Scope
Choker – Primark

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Outfit: May 18th – A Respite From the Rain?

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We were promised a fine, sunny day on Thursday so I put some washing on and toddled off to work. At lunchtime I popped home and put it all out on the line, confident it would dry in the blazing sunshine. About 4pm the heavens opened and it poured down. For about half an hour. So thanks for that, May.

I kept my outfit simple with an all black ensemble and put my faux leather jacket over it in the morning chill. I added some pops of turquoise/teal to brighten up the black.

Top – New Look
Pants – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Chokers – Primark
Scarf – H&M

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Outfit: May 17th – It’s Grim Up North

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Or at least it is after three days of solid rain. I never really liked that song when it first came out, but then I realised that it name-checked my hometown and so I’ve had a soft spot for it ever since.

Do not be fooled by the shoes. It was still wet and horrid outside the morning I wore this so I stashed the shoes in my bag and put on boots to go out in.

Sweater – Primark
Skirt – Next (charity shop)
Shoes – Primark
Choker – Primark
Necklace – Scope

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