31 January 2015

WIWT - A Polo Neck With My Biker

A normal Saturday for us - errands, a bit of fresh food shopping for treats this weekend & of course the karate run.

Keeping things simple with my Primark polo neck & teaming it with my Zara biker, although depending on what happens with the weather I may have to change the shoes for boots - we woke to an inch of snow but rain seems to have cleared most of it & we now have the sunshine but I think there's a small possibility of some more snow!




Biker Jacket - Zara
Polo Neck - Primark
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Office


Biker & A Polo Neck


Biker Jacket - Zara £59.99
Polo Neck - Woolovers £30
Jeans - Mango £44.99


Our son's out to a party tonight so we were supposed to be off out on date night but the hubby is currently full of man flu so it may just be a takeaway instead.  How about you, what are you up to today?

Don't forget Boden still have 20% off all their clearance items so perfect for a little end of January treat! Click here to take a peek!

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30 January 2015

New Outfit Post - Faux Fur & Ripped Denim

So how's everyone doing snow wise?!!  Despite it snowing quite a lot of yesterday it didn't really do much damage here :-(  Although there was one point where it looked like it was going to come down in bucket loads so frantic texts to the hubby were sent warning he might have to make a hasty retreat from work as he was about an hour & a half away but then the sun came out!!

This morning we've got just a covering in places but boy was it cold & slippy in parts when out on my morning run & despite wearing extra thick running gloves I had to run my fingers under the tap when I got home as the pain in my fingertips was awful :-(  So layering up today in my Mint Velvet gilet & Primark polo neck & teaming them with my ripped skinny jeans.




Jumper - Primark
Gilet - Mint Velvet
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Mango


Black & Faux Fur


Jumper - Woolovers £30
Gilet - Mint Velvet


Hoping to have a relatively calm day & clear my desk at work so I can enjoy the weekend & not be thinking about the items that didn't get crossed off my 'to do' list.  I hate starting the week with jobs from the previous week don't you?!

20% off Boden's clearance items today, it's well worth a peek as they have their leopard print clutch still available - a wardrobe classic if ever there was one!  Click here to get shopping.

Happy Friday ladies - wine o'clock is just around the corner!!!

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29 January 2015

OOTD - Dressed Down With A Statement Necklace

So a busy day in the office for me with work backed up from my day off yesterday.

Keeping it simple & dressed down today & letting the bling do the talking.  I just love this Zara necklace as it's the perfect style & length to jazz up a simple crew neck jumper.




Necklace - Zara
Jumper - Zara
Bracelets - Handmade
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Seven Boot Lane


Statement Necklace


Necklace -  Mango £29.99
Jumper - Boden £49
Jeans - Mango £44.99


Happy Thursday - only one more sleep till the weekend plus there is snow in the air whoop whoop!  Anyone had any large amounts yet?!  We've had a few flurries & it was snowing whilst running this morning but so far nothing major to report :-(

Don't forget there's 20% off bottoms & shoes at Boden today - perfect for clicking the button on those Alice statement shoes click here to get shopping :-)

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28 January 2015

Celebrity Style Steal - Louise Redknapp & WIWT

As soon as I saw this picture of Louise I just knew it would make a great style steal as not only is the outfit perfect for dressing up or down, it's made up of wardrobe basics that a lot of us will have similar to hanging in our wardrobe & if we don't then they'd be great staples to invest in.

First up here's Louise looking effortlessly cool & stylish.  I just love everything about this outfit & it could so easily be dressed down with some chunky ankle boots & a blanket scarf for everyday.




So let's get stealing her style.  Starting with the biker jacket.  How fab does this Mango one look for just under £60?!  I have to say I'm loving my biker jacket that I picked up for a fraction of the price last summer while in Majorca.  Great for dressing up or down & it really does go with everything from maxi skirts to shirt dresses, capri trousers to distressed jeans - a real wardrobe staple if ever there was one.






For the jumper I've picked this long 'V' neck one from Woolovers.  I have the hot pink version of this & love it, as not only is it a great length it has a lovely neckline too.  Now I know it looks a bit old fashioned in the below picture but seriously when my Gap one needs replacing I'll be getting one of these babies as I've been really impressed with mine.






Now I just love this horn pendant necklace from Mango.  Very similar in design to the one I brought in Wallis a couple of months ago.  These necklaces are just perfect for layering with shorter, delicate ones & they seem to come into their own come the warmer months, I'm definitely adding this onto my items to investigate further!






For the pleated midi skirt this one from ASOS looks great.  Again a fab skirt to wear all year long.  I just love wearing mine in the summer teamed with a simple camisole top & necklace similar to the one above.






Turning to Louise's bag now &  I've gone for this great one from ASOS.  I just love the black teamed with the pinky/red suede & of course we all know how useful a clutch bag for a night out with the other half/girls can be.






And finally for the boots how about these from Next?!  I just love them - perfect for teaming with skirts, dresses or trousers & they really would go with anything.






Finally here's my outfit for today - back off to London for a meeting & I have an equal mixture of nerves & excitement but keeping my fingers crossed all goes well!

Of course another day in London equals another dilemma of what to wear........cue mucho trying on of clothes, a huge pile of discarded clothes on the floor & much raising of the eyebrows by the hubby & son as I whaled 'I don't have anything to wear!!' - me dramatic.....I don't think so ;-)

In the end I settled on this.




Poncho - Zara
Biker Jacket - Zara
Necklace - Zara
Jumper - Zara
Capri Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Mint Velvet


Black & Grey


Poncho - Zara £25.99
Biker Jacket - Wallis £60
Jumper - Boden £49
Capri Trousers - Boden £59
Shoes - Dune £65


So what do you think?  Is this outfit that Louise is wearing a style you could see yourself wearing?  Perhaps you've already got most of these staples hanging up in your wardrobe & are tempted to give it a go?  As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a fab day & see you in the morning.  Oh & for today only it's 20% off all outerwear & knitwear at Boden click here!

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27 January 2015

New Outfit Post - All Blue

Keeping things simple & sticking with a blue colour palette today & teaming my checked shirt with a simple Topshop sweatshirt & some distressed denim.




Shirt - Zara
Sweatshirt - Topshop
Jeans - Zara
Bracelets - Ashiana
Boots - Boden


All Blue


Shirt - Mango £34.99
Jumper - Boden £49
Jeans - Mango £44.99
Boots - Boden £119


Busy day ahead for me as I'm not at work tomorrow so desperately trying to get all of today's to do list as well as most of tomorrows list completed oh & the small matter of a full on day at work!

Have a great Tuesday & don't forget Boden have 20% off all knitwear for today only click here for the discount & Wallis have just launched 30% off everything, starts today & ends Friday see here - perfect timing for a little end of month treat me thinks ;-)

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26 January 2015

Dressed Down Monday & A Chunky Knit

Happy Monday!  Thought I'd dress down a bit today & keep it simple & team a chunky knit with my trainers.




Jumper - Zara
Bag - Boden
Bracelets - Ashiana
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Mango


Chunky Knit & Trainers


Jeans - Mango £44.99
Trainers - Mango £44.99


Happy Monday - here's to another week flying by as quickly as the last!  And if you've been waiting for a Boden discount to 'click the button' then for today only they have 20% off all tops & t-shirts click here to get shopping!

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25 January 2015

My Picks From Boden's Spring Collection & WIWT

You may recall in a recent post I gave you a sneak preview of Boden's SS15 collection (see here) so today I thought I'd share with you my picks from their latest collection that are perfect for taking us into Spring & beyond.

Starting with something that's not new in but is back in stock in their sale & that's their leopard print clutch.  Now if you don't already own a Bet-tastic clutch then you really should consider in investing in one.  They go with everything, are a great way to jazz up the simplest of outfits, look fab with a spot of pattern clashing & are my 'go to' bag whenever I'm not sure which bag to use.  Plus they really are a style staple.






Talking of classic items for your wardrobe that are going to last then how gorgeous is this Westminster bag?  I'm just loving it in navy & think it would look fab teamed with a pom pom key ring to add that little bit of interest & individuality.






I'm also loving Boden's Milan Clutch too.  Available in four colours but my colour of choice just has to be the navy.






Now if you happened to, like me, miss out on the neon Hush scarf last summer then fear not as this Boden one looks quite similar.  I'm just loving the bobbly neon edging, which would be perfect for adding a splash of colour without being all out there & would look stunning when teamed with sun kissed skin - oh how I long to feel the warmth of the sun - it seems like its been a while doesn't it?!






Moving onto dresses now & I'm loving both the colours & patterns of this simple tunic dress.  Perfect for teaming with heels & a simple clutch for a night out or dressing down with flats & a boyfriend fit blazer for the day.






This next dress I spotted at Boden's press day & I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.  Who doesn't love a denim dress.  Perfect for layering with a biker, chunky boots & thick scarf till the weather warms up & then sandals & several necklaces & bracelets for a boho spring/summer look too.






Moving onto their jumpers now with this gorgeous striped number.  Needless to say I'm never going to have enough stripes in my wardrobe & I'm loving this grey & navy combo - classic, striped & so easy to wear - do I need anymore justification?!!






Turning to shoes & if you missed out on their leopard print slip ons that were available for a short time in the autumn then fear not as Boden have re-released them.  I have a pair of these babies (in fact it was on seeing these that eventually led me to the dark side of the slip on & I've never looked back!) & they seriously are soooo comfy not to mention stylish, I can't wait to start wearing mine more again come the better weather.














This next pair of shoes I think are going to be the Boden equivalent of their jewelled pumps from last season.  I just love these & with the heel being 8.5cm it's not too high for those of us who aren't too adapt at walking in skyscrapers & they even do them in a lower heel here.  The only problem is they're available in three stunning colours but I think the last pair are my favourites....any guesses why?!!














Moving onto tops & I'm just loving their Marion Top.  Available in several colours but I think the navy & orange combo is my favourite & perfect for injecting a bit of colour.






And finally how about this casual striped sweater?  Of course I'm loving the stripes but what I really love most is the dipped hem.  I think this would look fab teamed with some distressed boyfriend jeans & white trainers for a great stylish laid back look.






Finally here's my outfit for today - a nice quiet one at home.  After an early start for me making sure our son made his newspaper round, I've done the ironing, prepped the veg for lunch, made soup for in the week & the bread is baking in the bread maker (can't tell you how much we are loving this new purchase!) so time to start that Sunday chilling vibe!




Shirt - Zara
Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Clarks


Double Denim


Shirt - Mango £44.99
Jumper - Boden £49
Jeans - Mango £44.99
Boots - Clarks Now £90


Before I go I'd love to hear what you think of my picks, do you see anything that tickles your fancy?!  I'm seriously drooling over all of it & there's still more beauties that are far too summery to think about yet plus lots of beauties from their press day that haven't even been released!  Temptations, temptations - so come on are you tempted to join me in clicking the button? I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Plus if you're tempted Boden are running a 20% off offer this week with today being 20% off all dresses & accessories click here to get the discount & follow me on Twitter (click here) to see which category is being discounted each day this week.

Right just the Sunday lunch to cook then I'm crashing in front of the fire - its a bubbles, film & chocolate kind of Sunday here & I can't wait!  Time to start re-charging the batteries for the week ahead!

Have a fab day.

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24 January 2015

New Outfit Post - Boucle, Khaki & Denim

Just a normal Saturday for us today - errands, food shop, karate run & then hopefully a cheeky snooze on the sofa (as I've been awake since silly o'clock & won't have any chance of staying awake past 9 otherwise!) before a nice dinner, chocolates & of course some bubbles or two ;-)

Teaming my khaki Zara boucle jacket with my off white Mango top & some distressed denim.




Jacket - Zara
Top - Mango
Scarf - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Bag - Zara
Boots - Mango


Khaki & Denim


Jacket - Zara Now £29.99
Jeans - Mango £44.99


So what are you up to today?  Anything special or just a day with the family?  Whatever you're up to have a good one!

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23 January 2015

WIWT - All Black

Happy Friday ladies :-)

I'm going for a bit of an all black look today with my Next pleather skirt & Primark polo neck plus a thermal layered underneath to keep me warm!




Jumper - Primark
Bracelets - Ashiana
Skirt - Next
Shoes - Office Shoes


All Black


Jumper - Woolovers £30
Bracelets - Ashiana £58.50
Skirt - Next £28


Busy day ahead with taking our son to another interview for a sixth form college this morning then heading straight back to the office & getting my nose to the grindstone to clear the decks ready for the weekend.  Son is out with friends this evening, meaning date night with the hubby :-)  Not sure if we're going to go out or just crash with a bottle of wine - either way I can't wait!  How about you do you have plans for this evening?

Here's to wine o'clock & the weekend ladies - cheers!

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22 January 2015

New Outfit Post - Trainers & Tartan!

Wearing my new Mango trainers again today......can you tell I'm loving wearing them?!!  I just need them to loose their whiteness & then they'll be perfect!  I really think these are really going to come into their own in the Spring & I'm already planning outfits in my head.    So if like me you've dismissed white trainers then I would recommend trying on a pair or two as I'm delighted with mine & they are just so comfortable it's almost like you're walking on air!

Today I'm teaming them with some smart navy trousers which I've rolled up & a tartan shirt.




Shirt - Zara
Necklace - Eternal Collection
Bracelets - Ashiana
Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Mango


Tartan & Trainers


Shirt - Mango £34.99
Bracelets - Ashiana £58.50
Trousers - Zara £35.99
Trainers - Mango £44.99


Happy Thursday - I don't know about you but I'm fully on the countdown to the weekend - all my household chores are done & only a couple of things remaining on this week's 'to do' list.  I can feel a glass of something chilled & some easy TV happening tonight - pure bliss :-)

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