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Monday, 20 June 2016

How Do You Handle A Compliment? Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've 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.


In a recent survey commissioned by George at Asda, they found out that 41% of women feel unsatisfied with their body shape, and only 13% of women find compliments about their body shape to be believable. 

I think we can all find something we don't like about our bodies, especially as we get older. I could easily write a list of things I would like to change. If somebody does pays me a compliment though, I would be smiling all day and believe them ;)
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Rain Rain Go Away!! Real Mums Real Style..


Really fed up of the rain now.

Aren't you!?


I do like the rain and I do like going out with Mollie on 2 hour walks in the rain. I don't like the fact I have no dry trainers left to wear!!

I keep wearing a nice dry pair every time I go out. Now they are all soaking wet through. All under the kitchen radiator waiting to dry but its too warm to put the heat on!!
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Monday, 13 June 2016

Fashion Over 40 : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've 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 brought this dress a few weeks ago for my holiday. When I seen it in the shop I loved it straight away. It screamed buy me! When I got it home and tried it on, I hated it! Far to wide, too baggy around the top.  So it was take it back to the shops and not have a new dress for my holidays or pack it in the case..
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Polka Dots, Rain, Sunglasses And Holidays...


When you go on holiday and pack only summer clothes, you have to wear them even in the pouring rain.


Thankfully I remembered to take some jeans with me!!
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Real Mums Real Style : What A Different A Week Makes...


What a difference a week makes!!

Can you believe how quickly the weather can change. Last week when we were away I packed a suitcase full of summer clothes and it was freezing, gale force winds and raining. Now we are back home, this week it has been red hot and sunny.

Typical eh!?


I wore this dress on Monday on a trip to Meadowhall. We took our oldest son with us before he headed back to Uni, to pick himself something nice for his birthday. 

Talking of birthdays, I still have my birthday money burning a hole in my pocket. When you do not have any spare money you see lots of things you want to buy. Then when you have some, you don't see anything.
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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Floaty Maxi Skirts..


I have a thing for long floaty pleated skirts. Especially in Summer. They keep you warm when it is windy and cool in the sunshine. I brought this skirt a few weeks ago with some of my birthday money. Talking of birthday money, I can not believe I haven't spent the rest of it yet! I think I need to go shopping, before it burn a hole in my pocket!



I actually have the same skirt from Primark that I brought a few years ago, only the other one has a splash of colour on top. Trouble is I have gain a few pounds since then so I have to lose weight before I will be wearing it again!!
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Strive Footwear Review...


A few weeks ago I was kindly asked by Strive Footwear, if I would like to try out a pair of their new premium Health and Wellness sandals. Strive sell functional, healthy footwear and they are the World’s leading foot heath care supplier to the medical market.

Think fashion meets comfort. They sell a lovely range of sandals proven to correctly support your feet with Biomechanical Footbed Technology.


I picked a lovely pair of black patent tee- post sandals. I thought these would go well with everything I wear this summer. As long as the rain stays away.
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Monday, 16 May 2016

Polka Dots And Flowers : 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.


Today I'm sharing some of my favourite things, polka dots and flowers. I wore this outfit yesterday for a walk into town with the family. I forgot to ask someone to take a full outfit post though!! Doh!! 
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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Me And Mollie..


Me and Mollie loves walkies. It's a good job too as she needs at least 2 hours of walking time a day! Once she has her first walk she just chills, sleeps and eats until her next walk around 2 oclock. Sound like the perfect life eh!? 


We love to walk through the woods. It really chills me out, not Mollie though, she is obsessed with her frisbee!
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Monday, 9 May 2016

What I Wore : 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.


The weather has been amazing here over the last few days. It was so beautiful on Thursday for my birthday too. 

My daughters school was closed for Polling day and we got to spend a girly day shopping in Nottingham.
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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Shadow Shot: What I Wore..


Wearing my lovely new skirt which I brought with my birthday money. Some serious shadows going on around here!!


Linking up with shadow shot Sunday..
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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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