On Thursday morning at 5am a driver (taxi to you and I!) is coming to pick me up and I'm going to Gatwick to join 11 others for a 4 day/3 night break in Carvoeiro in the Algarve. We're staying in townhouses at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa and I am VERY VERY VERY excited!
I don't want to over pack, I don't want to under pack so I've put some thought into what I should take and will then add a few more choices if I have space.
I've got lots of mini bottles of hair/face stuff and will leave them there after the weekend.
I have a friends 40th to go to this summer and I'm all in a quandary about what to wear. I was on the Esprit website as theirs was the latest sales email to drop into my inbox. There hasn't been a day gone by in the past 2 weeks where someone somewhere isn't declaring it sales time.
Remember the other day I was going on about a new brand I'd heard of via the ladies on 'the avenue'? Well they only got in touch with me asking if I'd like to review a dress! THANK YOU!
I spent a very long time on the site. The reason is ALL of their clothes are gorgeous. From colours, styles and fit (length).
I finally chose the Sid Cravat dress because I like to hide my crepey chest skin and I love the ruched middle for the wine baby I'm carrying and the length looked perfect (no bum skimming here now I'm nearly 42)!
I am never surprised by how stylish the ladies over on Avenue 57 are. Avenue 57 is a secret group on Facebook (due to some unwanted guests in the past) but if you do want to see daily looks by women then send me an email - email@example.com and I'll add you in.
Here's what I'm talking about. I get inspiration from them daily and it helps making dressing easier as I don't have to think, I just steal!
There are so many photos I could post and I'll start doing a weekly round up but here's just a fraction of what women every day are wearing and showing each other.
It's not always about clothes either, it's about beauty, hair and all things we like to talk about.
Where do you get your daily styling inspiration from?
THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST! I am gushing because I'm in love! Those ladies on Avenue 57 don't half know how to keep me 'in the know'. Today a lady posted "Hi all, just enquiring has anyone bought from a shop called Onjenu, think they are based in London. They have some beautiful clothes. I've a wedding in August and have seen a few pieces I fancy"
Me again with my favourite annual blog post! I'm all geared up for a short break to Portugal at the end of the month with the girls. The plan is to be lazy around the pool and read/drink/laugh.
I have a tankini from last year that works a treat for my flat chest. I see M&S are stocking it again this year. What works (even though it's not a push up style top) is that it's ruched and so it gives the illusion of extra breastage!
This year I want to be brave and get a bikini but I need one that has gel inserts or HEAVY padding (not just lightly padded).