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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Desk to Drinks Challenge With House of Fraser...


Last week House Of Fraser asked me, if I would like to take part in a fun fashion outfit challenge. Share an outfit that can be dressed down for the office and yet can also be styled up for a night out : The Desk To Drinks Challenge. (Just in case you go out then out out!!)


As part of the fun challenge, I got to choose one of their beautiful prom dresses to share how I would style it.
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Thursday, 14 April 2016

50's Poppy Dress...


Happy Thursday! 

Hope your having a lovely week so far? 

Busy busy here with the children still on school holiday. Not many days off school left now. My eldest 2 sons have gone back to uni. It is starting to get a little quiet around here now. 


On Monday it will just be me and Mollie, when my little 2 have gone back to school and husband back to work!! Talking of Mollie, can you believe she ate the corners of 3 of my dinner table chairs yesterday!! She is nearly a year old too!! Grr now most of my 8 chairs have been bitten somehow or another by her :( 
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Orange Is The New Black..


It has been a beautiful sunny day today here for a change! I am starting to think I can pack my Winter clothes away? 

I have replaced my go too plain black jeans and long sleeved plain black t-shirt, for a new colour I am loving. It is the in fashion colour of Spring.... Orange. Lovely and bright, reminding me hot temperatures are on their way.


I really need to work hard at the gym over the next few weeks. Everything I put on at the minute, is pulling tightly on me. A nice excuse to go shopping though!
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Monday, 11 April 2016

13 : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


I wore this outfit last week here, and thought I would save this post for today as it is my youngest Son's birthday and he turns 13!
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Monday, 28 March 2016

Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone.

Hope you had a lovely weekend?


Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

What I Wore : Creative Mondays Blog hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


My husband was off work today and we decided to go for a long, long family walk. With a train ride chucked in. We also walked 10 miles in, out and around Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. It was such a beautiful day but when the sun went in it was really cold.
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

How Do You Wear Pearls?


A few weeks ago I was asked "How Do You Wear Pearls?"


I love to wear costume jewellery, especially pearls (remember this outfit?) but I have never actually owned a real pearl necklace before. You can imagine how excited I was then when Claudia Bradby Jewellery asked me if I would like to review a piece from their SS16 collection. They have a beautiful collection of cultured pearls.
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Monday, 1 February 2016

New Boots : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you have had a lovely weekend? It has been so miserable here, cold and damp. Roll on Summer...


A few days ago I mentioned that I have spent most of the month in running trainers or wellie's for walks with Mollie the Collie. So this weekend it has been lovely to break that routine and wear something else.
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Flowered Dress...


How quickly is January flying by!?

I am not a fan of this cold, dark and miserable month. It is so hard to get motivated to go out for a run in the cold. I like to be nice and warm, even before I start! Having a dog makes me stay slightly fit by going out for walks at least twice a day. Also my daughter doing her own run streak, has helped me keep going out running. Even when I do not feel up to it.


This month I have mostly been living in wellie's for walkie's in the muddy fields or trainers for our after school running. Makes a change to get dressed up!!

One thing I miss in the cold Winter months is seeing the pretty flowers growing. So I am wearing them on my dress.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Out For Pizza : What I Wore...


Last night I got chance to dress up for a change and go out, out! 

I keep saying we should go out more but we always opt out last minute to stay home in the warmth.

Last night I was invited out for a pizza night with 3 of my friends. Time for a catch up and lots of red wine. 

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree In A Polka Dot Dress...


On Friday House of  Fraser asked me if I would like to pick out and style one of their Prom Dresses for a Christmas party. 

At this time of year, you would usually expect to pay full price for everything. How many times do you see toys you have bought the kids for Christmas loads cheaper in the New Year? The same with clothes, you normally never see Christmas party wear reduced in price. Not until January at the earliest. You can imagine how pleased I was to find this Jolie Moi 50's inspired polka dot dress at half price a week before Christmas then! Bonus!!


A lovely excuse to get dressed up for a photo. Now my eldest boys are back from Uni for babysitting duties. Just need the Hubby to take me out, to give the dress a proper spin.
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Saturday, 19 December 2015

What I Wore : Christmas Jumpers ..


Happy Saturday :) The weeks are just flying by at the minute, aren't they!?! I have so much to get done before Christmas it is unreal.

Yesterday I grabbed a bit of metime and went to the hairdresses. Not that my husband noticed my hair had been done! He just thought I'd washed it!! Also realised with all the decorating I have been doing, I had not wore my Christmas jumpers. Eek, I have collected a few over the years and they need to be wore. Now its a jumper a day to get my wear out of them before they get packed away for next year!!

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Little Black Dress...


This week I got sent this lovely little black dress from Sainsbury's to style up over the festive season.


A black dress is one of my wardrobe essentials, especially at Christmas. A black dress can go with almost anything..
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Monday, 14 December 2015

Creative Mondays Blog Hop : Your The One That I want...


Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


This week I am sharing some more picture from my photo shoot with Marisota. My second outfit that I picked out first. I picked this outfit based around these beautiful red shoes. I thought the black PVC, sparkly sequins and faux fur all went together great with the red stilettos. I love this outfit.


When my husband seen the pictures he said "Your outfit looks like the one Sandy wore in Grease at the end!!" I quickly Googled Sandy to look at her outfit and it is very alike!! Then I replied back "Tell me about it stud!! Lol..


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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

#XmasStartsWith Marisota Bloggers And Blog Hop..


If you have been reading my blog this week you will have seen many pictures from a Christmas fashion campaign #XmasStartsWith I was invited to a few weeks ago. Here we are, me and the 4 other lovely bloggers who took part in the photo shoot and a video for Marisota.


From left to right starting with me :  BeckyEmmaNikkiEmma
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Monday, 7 December 2015

The Red Christmas Dress : Creative Mondays Blog Hop,,,


Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

This week I am sharing some of my photo's from a photo shoot with Marisota. Starting with the red Christmas dress. I love red, as you may guess from the outfits I picked.


Outfit and photo's c/o Marisota
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

My Sunday Photo...


Earlier this week I got 100's of pictures sent me from a photo shoot with Marisota. So many favourite shots and this one makes me laugh out loud! The camera man was filming the day and I was very nervous at first.


After a while I got use to him filming. Trouble is I am not usually to good with speaking on camera. My words usually all come out wrong!! Hopefully I was OK!?! I can not wait to see the video now.

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

A Model For The Day...


Next week I have lots of photos to share from a day with Marisota at the JD Williams head office in Manchester. They kindly invited me up to take part in their latest campaign #XmasStartsWith.

It was such a great day!

Exchanging my running trainer for high heels and my stay at home mum of 4 routine, to be a model for the day!

How exciting!!


I thought I would start at the beginning and share some of the back stage photo's. First up picking my outfits from the rails of sparkly party clothes.
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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Black And White : White And Black Polka Dots...


Happy Saturday!!

Did you grab a bargain yesterday on Black Friday?


After watching last years YouTube videos of people fighting in the supermarkets; I gave them a miss! I was temped to go and have a look though!

 Instead I went to meet one of my sons, who is at Uni in Nottingham for a spot of catching up and window shopping. We were suppose to buy lots of presents but everywhere was so busy. They queue's in the best shops looked hours long. So glad you can do it all on line!
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

What I Wore : Marisota Photo Shoot...


If you have stopped by my blog over the last few days you may have read I went to Manchester on Friday for a photo shoot with Marisota!?!


I left home at 4 am as my husband was working early and this worked out best on the day to cover child care. I arrived in Manchester 3 hours early. Haha no worries though, it gave me chance to explore the shops and I found a lovely Wetherspoons. All trimmed up for Christmas inside too :)

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