Cath Kidson Haul...



I adore Red, Polka dots, Cath Kidston, London and London buses. So this is what I brought in the sales. I got some money off my husband and son for Christmas. I wanted to buy something special this time instead of lots of silly little things I would never wear, just because they were cheap.

First choice to spend my money was on some new Irregular Choice shoes I had seen on the Internet and I was sure I would not see anything else in Meadowhall on a shopping trip out. Then you know when you want to just buy everything in the shop?

Well that happened. I was good though I put down things I did not really need and just spent my money on 3 things I really loved.


The best thing was, everything was in the sale and I picked these all up for £56.00. That is £9.00 cheaper than the dress was before Christmas... Bargains eh!?! Can not wait to go to London again now, just might wear my new red dress and polka dot bag...Or some jeans and my London bus bag..


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Where I'd Rather Be Umbrella Review...


Earlier this week I was excited to be sent a beautiful umbrella from Where I'd Rather Be to try out and review.

I love to listen to the rhythm of the falling rain hitting the windows, when it is cold outside and you are all cosy inside. I am not a fan of being caught outside in rain though! Now though if I ever am, I can be caught in style with this beautiful umbrella.

Last week I got to share all their 8 designs over on my fashion blog here. what better time to try it out, pouring with rain and windy outside. Like most people I would avoid the rain if possible, sometimes though needs must.

Not knowing which design I would be sent I was pleased to receive my favourite design ~ Life's a beach folding umbrella.





About my umbrella~

Where I'd Rather Be, offers a visually captivating collection of umbrellas so you can imaging your somewhere else. With world first 360° under canopy photo designs to help us Brits escape the wet UK winter.
  • Double layer canopy with quick dry, water repellent coating.
  • 100% electroplated steel frame and shaft. 
  • Invert & revert from wind without damage.
  • Manual open/close.
  • Non-slip matte black handle with elasticised wristband.
  • Compact umbrella case
  • Umbrella height when open 57cm, folded & closed length 29cm.
  • Canopy diameter 99cm .
  • 360 design .
  • Wind resistance.
  • Quick dry.
  • Quality construction.
  • £3.99 for Express Delivery (1 to 2 business days) within UK.
  • £27.99 for the folding umbrella (the one I reviewed) 
  • £29.99 for the classic umbrellas.
 There is 8 designs to choose from with just one question~ Where Would You Rather Be?













The umbrella is made with really high quality material. Double layer with a lovely design on the inside and plain black material on the top. The first day I used it the wind was so bad it blew my umbrella inside out, no problem here though. I just folded it up and opened it again. Perfect and no damage, (every other umbrella this has happened to before usually breaks) Not with my Where I'd Rather Be umbrella as it is Invert & revert from wind without damage. I think this one is really going to last the distance.

I think this would make a lovely present for Christmas.


About this post~

I was gifted this beautiful umbrella from Where I'd Rather Be. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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Clairejustine : My New Over 40's Style Blog...


My new blog is now up and running. There has been different layouts, different names and different post over the last few weeks. Now I have got it just as I like it. Most of my fashion post will be posted here Clairejustine to keep all my style post on one blog. Leaving my lifestyle blog for all the family, food and fun post, not forgetting my 3 great blog hops each week ...Please stop by and say hi :):) You can click on any of the above posts too ...


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Posh Wellies From Lotus Shoes :Review...


Everywhere I seem to look lately, I keep noticing the new style wellington boots. 

Not just ordinary wellies..

These new boots have gone all posh!!

Posh wellies indeed...

 When Lotus Shoes asked me I would like to review something from their footwear range, I just knew I had to pick some of these posh wellies and take them out for a spin.




About The Posh Wellies Brealyn Black Knee-High Boots

Equestrian styling is key this season, so opt for the stylish Posh Wellies knee high boot Brealyn as this remarkable style takes inspiration from this wearable trend. With a trio of decorative buckles incorporated with a exposed antique gold zip, a waterproof foot and a wearable 3cm heel this stunning Posh Wellies ladies’ boot is as stylish as it is practical.
  • New in.
  • Posh Wellies Brealyn boot.
  • Ladies’ knee high boot.
  • Material
  • Quilted
  • Buckle & zip detailing.
  • Waterproof foot.
  • 3cm heel.
  • Item in Stock.
  • Usually dispatched within 24 hours.
  • Size 37 to 41 in stock.
  • Free delivery over £40.00.
  • 100% secure shopping.
  • Price £65.00


What I think of the Posh Wellies...

I am loving these posh wellies from Lotus shoes.

They feel high quality and fit true to size. 

They feel nice and comfortable to wear.


I wore them all around Meadowhall today with my boot socks on and they felt great. Would I have wore ordinary wellies around Meadowhall!?! No,,, but these are posh ones and felt very stylish. 

Not only glamorous and fashionable but most importantantly to me, very comfortable. 

Perfect for cold, rain and snowy weather too!

These boots will be great for winter.

These will style up great with skinny jeans and chunky jumpers for a nice casual look on Autumn walks. 

I am now almost looking forward to some snow and rain, just to try my new boots out!!

What do you think?

Love them as much as me?

About this post~

I got to pick some shoes or boots  from Lotus Shoes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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Share-In-Style : Favourite Print....


This weeks theme over on Miss Papelicos Share-In-Style (on Mondays) blog hop is favourite print.  

My favourite has to be...

 Polka Dots...

I love Polka Dots...

 My daughter love polka dots...

Even got my husband a few polka dot shirts and he wears them...


These photos were taken in the ladies powder room at a hotel we stayed in for our holidays..

My daughter loved this room and thought it was a cool place to go...


I use to own lots of polka dot dresses...

 One by one they have wore away, got to big or old and tipped so I sent them to be recycled...


I even washed this one with an orange t-shirt and now has a peachy glow!!

So I'm on the hunt for a nice new red and white polka dot dress...

Any ideas? 





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Bird Hat, Converse And Not Forgetting The Strawberry Sunglasses...



You know when you want to surprise someone and it goes wrong?

Well that is what kinda day we has yesterday!!

Me and the youngest two spent 2 and a half hours on a bus, for no reason!!

Well there was a reason but we missed it!!

A day we will never forget!!

What I wore

Converse - c/o JD sports
Jeans-Abercrmbie and Fitch,

Getting all dressed up and wearing jeans is not the best outfit to wear on a red hot bus journey. 

Melting at the bus stop as the burning hot sun was shining down on us! Such a sun trap there. Waiting for a bus replacement, that turned up late, as the trains are not running at the minute, was not ideal. Then we got on the bus that takes us round all the houses and took 1 and a half hours instead of 40 minutes!! As the 40 minute bus pulled up behind as our bus took off..

On a day we was going to surprise hubby/dad from work.

From the start of our journey to his work it took us 2 and a half hours to get to him, to find out he had finished work and gone home.

When he picked up our messages, he was home.

So a trip back home by bus, after buying water, but thankfully we caught the quicker bus...


I found this photo when we got home from London...

Mr bird photo bombed my picture, it sure looks like I am wearing a bird hat!!
But first, let me take a selfie...
Loving these sunglasses, mini me brought last year...



2 pair of Converse my hubby picked me up in the internet sales..


A spot of up-cycling..

Hows everyone's holidays going?

Good I hope?


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