Monday 29 June 2015

Girlie weekend in Portugal

Back from my weekend in Portugal - lots of laughs, lots of sun, lots of wine and lots of food. I am on a serious detox this week (yeah right)!

What I wore to travel in (up at 4am so this light is not great)

Tuesday 23 June 2015

4 day break - capsule wardrobe

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.

Here's what I'm thinking:

Monday 22 June 2015

Party time!

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.

Friday 19 June 2015

Onjenu - fallen in love

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)!

Monday 15 June 2015

Every day style inspiration

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 - and I'll add you in.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

New brand - Onjenu

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"

Monday 8 June 2015

Swimwear for small boobs

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).

Friday 5 June 2015

Finery London

Have you heard of them? Me neither until this morning! Apparently set up with a bunch of people, some of whom are ex Top Shop employees. The ladies on Avenue 57 are so in the know (I am not).

Off I skip to look at the website....

THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST, I'm just sharing a new brand that I discovered and thought you might too!

Thursday 4 June 2015

Happy 30th Birthday Gemini Fashion

It was late last year that I was introduced to Gemini Fashion up in Stratford upon Avon. I was invited to their store to have a styling session with their clothes. They also arranged my hair and make up. The other highlight was meeting up with the gorgeous Donna from I Won't Wear Sludge Brown.

Happy memories from some gorgeous outfits.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

What I stock in my shop

I love my little popup shop. I love playing dress up, meeting customers and making women feel happy with the bargains they go away with. I'd love to do this full time too. The husband thinks that no matter what your part time job is, if it becomes full time then it becomes (in time) a chore. I don't believe him! I'd love to play shop all day long :-)!

I have some amazing things in right now, lots of silk tops, gorgeous scarves and amazing necklaces. Prices start from £10 so bargains to be had!

My highlights are:

Scarves from £10. Click here to view the full range.