What I Wore: Four New Things

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a fashion post, because honestly?  Until summer hit the UK I just wasn’t feeling particularly inspired about getting dressed (…I live in leggings and an old hoodie most days anyway!).  It was that weird, in-between period between winter and summer (…Yeah, Spring. Duh! But not Spring weather, I guess is what I’m trying to say oh so eloquently – am I ever eloquent?), I didn’t really have anything to dress up for and just wasn’t bothered about anything I saw in the shops.  But, then summer arrived (…and, more importantly, stuck around for a bit) and recently I’ve started picking up a few colourful bits and bobs.  I’ve got a couple of trips coming up this summer, as well as a wedding, so I fancied sprucing up my togs a bit 🙂

Primark Pointed Flats – £6

Six quid well spent.  I LIVE in flats, and the moment I spotted these babies in the Cardiff store I knew they’d be permanently attached to my feet all summer long, and I’m not the only one; when I managed to nab a size seven and skipped off to checkout with them, the cashier laughed and said she’d been selling them like hot cakes.  Mine are looking a little bit grubby at the mo, it has to be said and I thinking of trying to give them a bit of a wash in the machine to spruce them back up.  They are a faux-suede material though so that might be a mistake in the making.  Hmm.  If you’re after ones that will last, Urban Outfitters are probably your best bet.

River Island Faux-Wrap Dress – £50

If you tune into my Instagram Stories then you’ll probably remember me despairing over what to wear to a wedding.  I was really hoping to get a jumpsuit (I love them, they’re so easy… and – if you’re like me – they tend to spare your dignity when you fall over after a few too many glasses of prosecco), but alas, I just couldn’t track one down that I liked and was a reasonable price, so that was that.  Then, I spotted this gorgeous pink faux-wrap dress in River Island and totally fell in love with it because I feel like it’ll be something I’ll wear over the summer out and about, not just to a wedding.  (They’ve even got it in yellow and stripe 🙂)

Florence and Fred @ Tesco Pink Espadrilles – £12

I need to stop trolleying around the clothes section in Tesco when I should be picking up bread and eggs.  I bought these to go with the wrap dress from River Island and for just general bashing around in over the summer.  They had loads of different colours, but I loved this frayed, dusky pink pair.  They also come bragging cushioned soles, which I’m always a bit suspicious about (to be honest, I buy most of my shoes with the expectation that they’ll cripple me), but these are so damn comfy that I easily looped around Bute Park in them without getting a single blister – even on the first wear.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a link to the pink ones online (here’s them in a white broderie anglais), but Dorothy Perkins do a very similar pair.

T K Maxx Yellow Culotte Jumpsuit – £11

I haggled this one down, guys.  I love a jumpsuit, but when I spotted this one in store I wasn’t sold on the culotte-style legs.  Tried it on anyway, loved it, but found a couple of holes around the waist line.  They didn’t have any others in my size, and you know how it is with T K Maxx, once it’s gone, it’s gone (although looks like Boohoo have got a very similar one).  I’m good enough with a needle and thread (I knew that Brownies sewing level one badge would come in handy one day…) and decided I liked it enough to give fixing it a go, but was absolutely unwilling to pay full price.  Anyway, I bossed it up to the cashier and asked them if they could do anything about it, and they did.  I got it for £11 and half an hour of stitching in front of the telly.  Nice!  It pays to ask, right?

Bag – Marks and Spencer, Earrings – Dorothy Perkins (similar here)

Hopefully I’ll be taking it out for a spin this weekend if the weather’s nice.  Here’s to the Bank Holiday weekend!  Have a good one everyone! 🙂

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What I Wore: Autumn Greens

It’s finally scarf weather!  If you caught my Instagram Stories a few weeks back then you’ll have seen my excitement at bringing down my towering bundle of scarfs from the top of my wardrobe – and this silky teal green scarf is one of my absolute faves.  This time of year I feel like the clothing colour palette is so geared towards hot reds, oranges, mustards, maroons – all the colours that tend to wash my Daz White skin out!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a mustard jumper that I’m very attached to – but teal green ticks all the boxes for me and my pale, cool-shades-loving tones.  And actually, it goes really, really with mustard too.  🙂

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Did anyone do #NoSpendOctober?  I did it without even thinking about it (thanks flu!) and then officially jumped on the bandwagon at the end of the month.  I’ve been trying to get more use out of the clothes I’ve got hanging in my wardrobe recently anyway and have tried coming up with new outfits from what I’ve already got rather than cramming more impulse purchases into my already packed (and kind messy!) cupboards.  I think I’m going to keep going with it and see where it takes me.

Scarf – H&M (Old!  Similar here).  Blouse – White Stuff (Old Similar here).  Belt – £12.99 H&M.  Jeans – M&S (Old!).  Bag – TK Maxx (Similar here).  Coat – Primark (in store now).  Shoes – Primark (from the summer – I added the ribbons myself to stop them slipping off my giant feet.  In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have worn them – my feet froze!)


What are your favourite colours to wear this time of year? 🙂

What I Wore: Joyeux

I can list on one hand the things that make me happy.  Some of them are those small every day mood-improvers – the little things – and others are much, much bigger, can’t live without things and people.  1. Good (bad) food.  2. Fresh Flowers.  3. Writing.  4. Music.  And, 5. My Family.  Of course each of those things can be broken down even further (I mean, the subcategory of what kinds of food make me happy is absolutely fricking ENORMOUS), and obviously there are other things in life that make me happy, but the above are my five great loves in terms of my day to day happiness.

Here’s another thing that’s a little further down the list; T Shirts.  I don’t know why the hell I’ve gone and bought another one – I’ve got a whole heap of them – but every time I wear them they seem to bring a smile to my face so I’m rolling with it.  I picked up this new addition in H&M recently; I love the bold, bright text and of course the word itself; JOYEUX, which means Happy.  And sometimes that just means wearing jeans and t shirt and dancing around in your kitchen with your dog  🙂

Baklava.  Baklava (as I’ve recently found out) makes me very happy.

Look at that grin.  That grin makes me grin 🙂


Happy Monday!  What little things make you feel joyeux?  🙂

What I Wore: Votes For Women

If you’re wondering what I’m looking at, I’m cringing at the great big dustbin truck headed my way and the bin men inside who’ve just clocked what I’m up to.  They gave me a thumbs up in the end as they passed, so it’s all good.  Anywho, this is a bit different to normal programming, innit?  Up until now I’ve only really dipped my toes into fashion blogging, even though the truth is I’m huge fan.  I’ve fancied doing some outfit posts for a while and one very breezy August afternoon I plucked up the courage to take my camera to secluded spot in Cardiff and take some pictures.  (…Well, Google Maps made me think that it was secluded but it actually ended up being really busy!  White van men, bin men, old ladies, cuddly toy… you name it, it ended up walking past me.)  

Votes for Women T Shirt, Literary Emporium | Spotty Trousers, Marks and Spencers (similar here) | Shoes Office (similar here) | Bag, T K Maxx (similar here)

These wide leg trousers have to be my biggest bargain of the summer sales, if not EVER.  I’d never have picked them out normally, but they were £5 in the Marks and Spencer’s sale.  I tried them on and totally fell in love with them.  They’re so comfy and could be worn up with a camisole and heels, or worn down with a t shirt.  And with polka dots a firm fave for the new season I’ll be wearing them all winter. 🙂

The animal print bag was a cheapo find in T K Maxx (God, I love that shop!) and can be worn as a clutch or with the added strap.  I’m not normally into animal prints but I thought this would be a fun Autumn/Winter bag to brighten up all the black and grey I’ll probably be wearing.





Have a great week everyone!