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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Festival Essentials With New Look...

I have never been to a Music Festival. A few concerts, never a full blown music festival. It is something that is on my bucket list. Money and time permitting!! Having a new puppy and 4 children it is not always easy arranging holidays and weekends away. Planning to go to a festival would be a big task.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

New Hairstyle And Fringe...

You may have seen my new haircut? Last week I decided to get lots of length chopped off my hair, a new colour and a fringe cut in. I am now getting use to it after lots of banta from the kids!!


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

House Of Fraser Girls Dress Review...

I love dresses my daughter loves dresses. Polka dots, floral and patterns being our favourites. I know what styles she likes, she knows my style to a tee.

She had a couple of new dresses for Christmas season nothing since. I was going to treat her to a nice new dress in the sales but nothing had caught my eye, that was until I was introduced to the Joules range from House of Fraser.

Last week House Of Fraser asked me if I would like to review something from their children's range. I would not normally shop in House Of Fraser except for Christmas pressies and the odd bits and bobs. As my regular blog readers know I tend to buy budget and try to put my unique styling on them.

This then was a pleasant surprise. They have a beautiful range at competitive prices and I was torn between this dress and another lovely style with foxes on. Being House Of Fraser you know every item is quality, the old adage of "you get what you pay for" springs to mind. Excellent.

I knew how much she likes my flowered dress so I knew she would love this one. She did! She wore it all weekend.

  • Joules Girls sleeveless floral bow dress.
  • Fullly lined.
  • Day dress.
  • Machine Wash 30°C.
  • 100% Cotton.
  • Girl.
  • Sweet bow belt.
  • Buttons up the back.
  • In sale : £29.36

My thoughts on the dress:

The dress caught my eye straight away. Such a sweet vintage style dress, with a beautiful pink and floral pattern. The dress also comes with a lovely turquoise satin bow belt which is tied at the front.

The dress is a top quality 100% cotton and fully lined. I would love all of our clothes to be cotton. I always think cotton is the best fabric for me and my daughter to wear, it feels nice, lasts, is natural and adds a touch of class to anything made from it. Obviously there are many grades of cotton, whilst I am no expert, you can tell instantly that the dress is high grade cotton. (Soft to touch, Good colour retention, excellent strength etc.)

The dress is buttoned up at the back with some sweet little vintage style buttons. my daughter is 9-10yrs  I always go a size up as she is big for her age. This size fit perfectly.

All in all the dress is beautiful, high quality and worth ever penny. We need to go somewhere nice now to wear it ...

About this post :

I got to pick a girls dress from House Of Fraser to review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest option. 


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

My Perfect Christmas Dinner with Family Outfit...

A few weeks ago Marisota asked me if I would like to style some clothes for the perfect event this Christmas. I love a nights out, shopping trips and visiting family and the best day of the year for me is Christmas day. I love to spend this day with all my beautiful family. Our eldest son home from university, the children all home together. Perfect. My favourite day of the whole year.

My Perfect Christmas Day would go something like this...

All kids awake, all deny they woke up first, all deny they woke anyone else up. Ok then all up check Santa's sherry drunk carrot for reindeer eaten. Living room door open squeals, shrieks, minutes of shaking Santa has been!!All corners of room taken up by one of our children's presents. Quick breakfast washed down with tin of chocolates and mince pie. (not the whole tin).

Phone up family, wish them a Happy Christmas. Hope they had a lie in, and have had a nice morning.

Quick check all presents have been opened. Me and daughter get dressed up, nice dress the more sparkles the better. Glittery shoes or this year sandals on and a little bit of ruby red lipstick. Remember Turkey is not in oven, quickly dash to start it off.

A glass of wine for the cook when making dinner, perfect start to the day. Big dinner with all the trimming, eek.. Brussels sprouts all-round!! A few hours later it is time to eat again, grandma and granddad is coming for tea...

What I Wore~

Dress ~ c/o Magisculpt Dress
Underwear ~ c/o Lace Body
Sandals ~ c/o T-bar Sandal

About the lace body~
  • The Magi Sculpt value lace bodyshaper offers light control and non-padded cups for a smooth silhouette that’s comfortable enough to wear all day.
  •  Light control.
  •  Full, non-padded cups.
  •  All-round stretch lace with powermesh lining to front. 
  • Bra fastening to back. 
  • Cotton-lined gusset with easy popper fastening. Medium leg coverage.
  • Hand wash.
  • 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34DD, 36B, 36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36DD, 38B, 38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38DD, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40DD, 42B, 42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42DD, 44B, 44C, 44D, 44DD, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46DD, 48B, 48C
  • Available in: Natural
  • Price ~ £24.99

About the T-bar sandals~
  • Add a little panache to your evening wear with this glitzy T-bar sandal by Sole Diva. 
  • The style is complete with wearable heel and buckle-fastening ankle strap.
  • E’ Fitting.
  • Heel 3¼in. (81mm) approx.
  • Upper: other materials. Linings and sock: other materials. Sole: other materials.
  • Product available in sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Available in: Black, Gold
  • Price ~ £28.00

About the MAGISCULPT Dress With Lace Trim~
  • Magisculpt dress with lace and satin trim and short sleeves makes for the perfect day-to-night dress.
  •  This dress contains our Magisculpt control tube that extends from under the bust seam to the lower thigh. 
  • Hem of sculpting tube has a non-slip edge so it won't ride up when wearing.
  • Length 41in/104cm. 
  • Sits below knee.
  • Machine washable.
  • 60% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane, 1% Lurex. Trim: Polyester. Lining: 83% Polyamide, 17% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32
  • Available in: Black, Ruby Red
  • Price ~ £65-00

This outfit will be just perfect for Christmas day, party and shopping. I have also been having fun mix and matching these clothes up with other items too, the sandals look fabulous dressing down with jeans..

About this post ~

I was gifted this perfect outfit for Christmas day. I picked out all the things I love. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kaliko Dress Review...

Last week I was introduced to Kaliko, a website I had never visited before. The website owned by Jacques Vert Group is a collection of Elegant British Brands.

They say~
"We are passionate about confidently dressing the mature woman in the highest quality products that are proudly designed in Britain".

I was excited to be asked if I would like to try something from their website to wear for a special occasion. As we often go to London for weekends away, I wanted to pick a elegant dress that is comfortable to wear when travelling down by train. A dress that is stylish that does not crease up when travelling, figure flattering and most of all feels and looks great.

When it arrived I was pleased to find the dress, ticked all the boxes. Lovely.


Having been away, eating far to much over the last few weeks, with no exercise, I was worried about picking the right size. I ordered a size 10 but noticed my usual clothes getting a little tight. I was hoping it would fit me!!  No worries there. The next size up would have been far to big. The sizes are very generous. Plenty of room to move around and fits lovely. I would say it is a roomy Size 10.


This A-lined dress has the feel and style of that classic look I love. You can immediately tell that it is made with high quality fabric, with a lovely design around the waist. It feel great to wear and has a very flattering cut and line. A real quality garment. Black, with brightly coloured flowers on. It has a centre back zip and elegant short sleeves.

Perfect location?

Dress ~ c/o Kaliko ~ Frida Yoke Detail Dress
Shoes ~ Irregular Choice
Bag ~ Cath Kidston
Sunglasses ~ Primark
Jewellery ~ My old shop

As the dress looks beautiful and feels great on, I feel very stylish and confident when wearing it.

About the dress~
  • The Frida Yoke Detail Dress updates the classic fit and flare style with a vibrant print.
  • In the vibrant graphic floral Frida print, this dress features a fit and flare shape to flatter any figure, ruched detailing at the round neckline and a panel design at the waist. 
  • With a centre back zip and short sleeves for a great silhouette.
  • Length Detail: 101cm.
  • Fabric Detail: 100% Polyester 
  • Lining: 100% Polyester 
  • Wash Inst: Machine Wash 
  • Style: A-Line
  • Price Was £129.00 Now £49.00

About this post-

I was sent a dress to review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Neon Pink Tea Dress...

Warning you might need your sunglasses on to read this post !!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

What I Wore On My Daughters birthday...

June is the month that 2 of my children have birthdays and after getting over the shock that my son turned 18 just over 2 weeks ago I can't believe my (baby) daughter is 7 today...

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Summer Dresses From my987wardrobe.com ....

With all this rain I can't wait to get April over and start looking forward to summer.


Friday, 25 November 2011

Look Chic And Keep Cosy This Season With Ellos....

Look Chic And Keep Cosy This Season With Ellos.Creat this look to keep warm and fashionable this winter...


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sparkly Party Dresses For Christmas 2011...

Are you looking for the perfect dresses for the Christmas party season?

Here is some great dresses from Goddiva a glittering collection of high shine,sparkly dresses and all at a great price of around £40-00 each


Saturday, 5 November 2011

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