Wednesday, 4 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Four

Hello and welcome to Day Four of 31 Dresses of May!
I had a bit of tiz when getting dressed this morning and didn't know what to wear as the weather is changing as the week progresses. I ended up grabbing a Simply Be swing dress and leggings as I find it is still a tad chilly in the morning when I leave for work but much warmer when it's time to go home.

Today is also another stripey dress (anyone who says fat people can't wear stripes can sod off) as I do love my stripes and I also love a good swing dress.

I have to admit these photos were taken after a long day at work and a terrible journey home so please ignore my very tired face!! The trainers are what I wear to walk to and from the bus and I forgot to bring my shoes home from work to photograph but I like this dress with those trainers so nevermind!!

Yet again the leggings are from Primark and cost £3 a pair and my only gripe is I would like them to be tighter around the ankle but for the price they are amazing. They are very generous in size comfy and great value.

I do still love a good swing dress although I don't own as many as I used to but I find them so easy to wear and really comfortable especially when the seasons change.

Outfit Details

Dress Simply Be
Leggings Primark
Trainers New Look (last year)

Also if like me you love Star Wars then Happy Star Wars Day May the fourth be with you!!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Three

Hello and welcome to Day Three of 31 Dresses of May! Today's dress I bought last year from Yours Clothing when it was on offer.

The dress originally came with a thin red bet but I could never get it to sit right so I swapped it for a belt I picked up at the dress swap when I was at the Curve Fashion Festival last year. When I first bought this dress I loved it but over time I have become less sure I like myself in it as the sleeves are a bit big and it is a bit big across my bust and gapes when I sit down. If I'm wearing it to work I usually add a vest top underneath for modesty!

The necklace is from Johnnie Loves Rosie and I got it as a part of a Christmas gift swap via ASOS about two years ago.

Let me know if you think I should keep this dress or re-home it?!

Outfit details
Dress Yours Clothing (last year)
Leggings Primark
Shoes Peacocks (old)
Necklace Johnnie Loves Rosie

Monday, 2 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Two

So it's time for Day two of 31 Dresses of May and as today was a bank holiday Monday it has meant a rather lovely day off work for me.

The weather has been a bit hit and miss today so I decided to head out in my lovely Simply Be Babydoll dress which I had late last year (eagle eyed viewers may have spotted me wearing it in my Christmas Eve Vlogmas video) but I hadn't managed to get round to featuring it on the blog.

This is the kind of dress that years ago I wouldn't have considered due to the high neckline which I was always told to avoid due to my big boobs but as I now realise rules are made to be broken!! I did take some getting used to when I first got the dress as I haven't worn anything high necked for quite some time but I love the 60's feel to this dress.
It is a lovely soft jersey and feels all slinky when you wear it! The boots are from Primark and were a Christmas present from Mr S.
As you can see the cat decided to join me- she only likes to go out in the garden if someone goes with her and she wanders around me when I take my photos!!

If you fancy taking part then please do so by using the #31dressesofmay, post on Instagram, Twitter Facebook, your own blog wherever takes your fancy just let me know!

Outfit Details
Dress Simply Be
Shoes Primark
Cat - Bonnie!!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day One

Hello and welcome to day one of a new month long blogging challenge that will hopefully see me post a different dress on the blog everyday during the month of May!

The reasoning behind this challenge is to make me dig deep in wardrobe and wear more of what I own. I am also embarking on a spending ban (essential items are still allowed to be purchased) as I need to save money and curb my spending habits.

There will be a mixture of old and new outfits on the blog over the next month as I have some dresses that were bought earlier in the year which haven't made it onto the blog yet.

I really hope that I can complete the challenge and fingers crossed for warmer weather as the month progresses which should allow me to start wearing some of my summer dresses.

Today's post is a bit of cheat as I also wanted to share my new coat with you all which I bought in the New Look sale last month before I imposed the spending ban. It was reduced from £32.99 to £16.99 and I desperately needed a new lighter weight coat to wear to work.

Husband and I went for a stroll through the park this morning so I took the opportunity to grab some photos.

My only gripe with this coat is the sleeves are rather big but the it means I can wear thicker tops underneath and still have room. I have worn it to work and for a blogger event and it has been really comfy (apart from the first day I wore it and got snowed on!!).

I do indeed have a dress on underneath which is my old faithful Simply Be denim smock dress which I must wear at least once a week!

Sadly this dress is now only on Crazy Clearance in very limited sizes but it may also be worth checking Ebay.

Outfit details
Coat New Look
Dress Simply Be  Link to Crazy Clearance
Trainers via Lolly's blog sale
Scarf Primark (present from my sister in law)

If anyone wants to join in with this challenge during the month of may then please let me know.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Body Shop Birmingham Grand Re-Opening

I was lucky enough to be invited to the grand re-opening of The Body Shop on New Street in Birmingham  via The Bloggers Parlour and I was interested to see how the brand had changed since my younger years. If you are a similar age to me it was the place to get white musk (the must have perfume of my teenage years) but the brand has really evolved over the years.

My first impressions of the store was that it was light and airy with plenty of room to manoeuvre so you could browse comfortably. The staff were lovely and very helpful and were on hand to answer any questions. They were also more than happy to offer a skin matching service for their make up.

The displays were beautifully laid out and really made me want to spend but sadly as I am on a very restricted budget at the moment I just bought a few small bits. The collections I wanted to see were the Oils of Life and Drops of Light which look so luxurious and if at sometime money allows I want to try at least one product from the ranges.

I treated myself to some travel size pieces which were on a three for two offer and at the till I was given a tote bag with some goodies in which included my favourite body butter.

I was also really happy to see the lovely Kitty from Adventures of a Riot Grrrl and have a catch up and it was great to meet Abbigayle from The Bloggers Parlour.

All in all it was a fab event and thank you to The Body Shop and The Bloggers Parlour as it was lovely to have a Birmingham based event.