I have a wedding coming up! Not my own, that was a while ago, but a wedding nonetheless. Like any normal woman I am already worrying thinking about what I am going to wear. Mercifully, we are not taking our children to this wedding, it's not a fun day for anyone when that happens. Instead we are going as a couple, it will be nice to just spend some time together, like a date! Apart from all the people around us of course!
Anyway, although I have quite a few dresses that I have only worn once,
since I hardly ever go anywhere that warrants wearing a dress, it seems a
shame to wear something twice doesn't it!
For me, it's quicker and easier just to search on a department store's
website as most high street stores can be found on there anyway, and it
means everything is in one place...
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It is officially autumn. The leaves are falling, knitwear is back on the rails and my gas bill is taking a beating as the heating is getting put on far too often under the pretence of 'keeping the baby warm'. Pjs are making an appearance earlier and earlier and some days I am only dressed for a couple of hours! John Lewis were kind enough to offer me a new dressing gown and suddenly my evenings are a whole lot more snuggly.They have a great variety, but my criteria was big, soft and cosy and I quickly chose the perfect one for me. My absolute favourite thing about it is that it has a hood. I have never had a dressing gown with a hood before and I feel twice as snug sat right in my little den on our corner sofa with my hood up...
Yesterday was one of those lovely Autumn days that was perfect for an afternoon walk. Wrapping up in neutrals with a splash of seasonal orange seemed appropriate for the natural rustic colour palette on Wimbledon common. The idea of the … Continue reading →
Outfit – Dress: Lady Vintage, Boots: Dorothy Perkins (yonks ago), Cardigan: Monsoon (yonks ago) Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about the layers and ridiculous jewellery most of the time. But last weekend I really fancied the plain and simple. Even my hair was a simple style, just making pin curls the night before for
curly craziness the next day. And that is it. My outfit is just a dress,
boots, cardi and curly hair.
It has been quite a while since I last
shot an outfit post. The summer just does not inspire me the same way
Autumn does (I have already mentioned how much I love Autumn).
Also, if I am totally honest, I have not been feeling the most
confident recently, well…more self-conscious than usual. It's weird, I
think my body is starting to change at the moment and I am having minor
style awareness issues to go along with it...
Apparently it's National Clothes Swapping Week, who knew such a thing existed? Actually isn't there a dedicated week for everything nowadays? National Green Snot Week coming to a wrist band near you soon. I jest. Or do I?Anyway, clothes swapping, s'good right? Actually it really is and it's something I heartily recommend if you're on a budget.
I've been to a few swishing parties (which is what clothes swapping is known as) and had a great time. Some of them have been more successful in both organisation and swapping bounty than others but they generally seem to be good fun.
Swishing Parties How do they work?
Loosely you just bring a long something you no longer wear and swap it with someone else at the party. Don't bring anything grubby or in need of mending, bring items you'd in the state you'd like to receive yourself.The parties I have been to have ranged from just a group of girls sitting in a living room swapping clothes (and accessories) over a bottle of wine whilst watching a DVD to full on military precision events for 100+ women. Some have rules, some don't. Some value each item and give you a stamp card so you can claim items up to the same value however some give you a little stamp or ticket for each item you bring. So if you're going to a swishing or clothes swapping event try to have a word with the organiser or check out their website for details.
Hey guys! Company Magazine is a fashion magazine aimed at …hmm… young, fash-happy females? Younger than, say, me! This month it's even youthier since this issue has been put together by fashion graduates rather than Company's regular perky young staff. But I love a fashion magazine and this month it's just £1 so I picked up a copy. Look at the things that are in fashion at the moment Wolves? Haunted houses? Dancing in circles? Wait… what does that word in the centre say??? It says Goth! Goth is in, ladies! Cast off the pink floral dresses of opression! Fetch the fur and velvet! Cheap knock-off designer gothness making it's way to high street fashion stores right now! Be still my blackened, undead heart! Also… Baroque! Baroque is in! Velvet as far as the eye can see, baby...