Spring forward? Yeah right! Daylight Savings Time (DST) falls on 30th March this year, and I'm already preparing myself for a miserably short day of sleep deprivation (it could be worse of course; poor mums wait all year for Mother's Day and when it finally arrives they end up losing an hour of sleep when the clocks go forward!).
I don't know about you but every year I make the same old resolutions just worded differently. For example, last year I decided I was going to take up jogging, the year before - join a gym, before that - walk the dogs twice a day. Well, you get the idea, I know I need to get more exercise but I never stick to any resolutions because they're all far too rigid to fit into the life of a full-time working mother of five. So this year, I'm keeping it simple. I have one resolution which, when adhered to, will dramatically improve my life - this year my one resolution is 'I will improve'.
As I am sure you are aware, the Versace collection for H&M has been revealed. This long-awaited marriage of couture and the High Street was greeted with loving approval by fashion's media elite, a usually fickle crowd who delight in the fall as much as the rise to grace. Maybe it is the enduring love for the house of Versace or the fact that these mass produced dresses are actually high fashion but every review I've read has been overwhelmingly approving of the line. As I am certainly not in the media elite circle, I can unbiasedly tell you the truth about this "purse-friendly" endeavour. It is gorgeous! While the collection is primarily focused on partywear, there are some nice jackets and separates to mix in with daily wear. Donatella was even generous enough to include jewellery and accessories into the budget friendly line.
I've been putting off writing this particular article since last Spring but alas the time has come. Much as I try, I can no longer deny that the fashion of my wasted youth has made its return. The dam broke this morning when I saw the term "90's Grunge" in bold text over at the Telegraph fashion section. Well that does it, the fun, bright 80s nostalgia is on it's way out, forced out by boredom and flannel. My God, it really is the 90s all over again only without the music. Say what you will about the fashion, the music rocked! This is not a music blog-umn though, it's a fashion one. I guess this means I must now attempt to guide you through this 'everything old is new again' trend. Strap up those combat boots, 'cause here we go!
Last year, NHS Direct received 850,000 calls over the festive period, a 16% increase on the year before. So, to ensure you stay healthy and your Christmas isn't ruined by illness, we've put together a Savoo survival guide.
Stock up - The most common ailments over the festive period
include coughs and colds, indigestion and hangovers. Fortunately, these
are all things that can be dealt with quite effectively with products
available at your local chemist. Unfortunately, if you don't have
any of these products - especially when everything is shut on Christmas
Day - then you'll have to suffer your way through the biggest day of
the season. Plan ahead and stock up on antacids, cough medicine, Vitamin
C and paracetamol, along with plasters and ointments for any unexpected
bumps and falls (we all have an elderly aunt who might over-indulge on
the sherry!) Try Boots or Asda if you'd rather not venture out in this weather and want to find all those OTC remedies in one place.
'The Body Shop' have kindly teamed up with Savoo again to offer
our members a chance to win one of two great prize packs featuring
some of their top products. All you need to be in with a chance to
win is to be a Savoo Community Member. Click here to sign up.
Already a member? you're automatically entered in the draw. Draw
will be held at the Savoo offices November 30th, Good luck!!
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