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Good Friday Dressing Down

You’re about to see something you won’t see very often. Me in flats in an outfit post, and not standing on my tip toes! Also looking slightly worried and squinty as the sun was in my eyes. I don’t really like myself in flats. I have short legs proportionally to my body and I feel […]
April 18, 2014 22

Triumph #WomenInMaking

Today’s post is otherwise known as “Awesome Weekend Pt.3″. After leaving Old Spitalfields I jumped on the tube to shoot across to Covent Garden to pay a visit to the “pop up experiential brand space” that is Maison Triumph. This was one of those bizarre coincidence things. Triumph are currently running a competition, of sorts, […]
April 11, 2014 11
Black Hobbs Dress

The Perfect Little Black Dress

I’ve had an amazing weekend! I hope you did too? It’s not the sort of weekend I expect to come around again, and I feel very lucky to have had such amazing opportunities all in one go. I shan’t be doing the whole weekend in one post today, don’t fear. But I shall be starting […]
April 7, 2014 24

Afternoon Tea, Lovely Ladies and More Shoes

Did I mention I was having a shoe moment? I think I did. Monday started so well with no prospect of shoe buying in sight. The lovely Forties Floozy, the woman behind the awesome vintage glasses shop Madams Vintage was back in the UK for a flying visit after a sojourn in Germany for university. […]
April 2, 2014 19
bright pink hair

Pink Hair and British Tapas

For weeks now I’ve had a tube of Raspberry hair dye eyeing me from the bathroom shelf. I bought some Schwarzkopf Raspberry Rebel on an impulse. Then chickened out after dire warnings on Facebook that it would never wash out as promised. Then yesterday morning I woke up thought “Hey, why not!” So by 5pm […]
March 26, 2014 79
Afternoon cocktails

66 Happy Days……

I’m 2 thirds of the way through my 100 Happy Days adventure. It’s been interesting, some days it’s been easy to find something that makes me happy, others it’s been more of a struggle to cut through a fog of stress and and remember there are lovely things in the world. I find myself looking […]
March 24, 2014 3
wolf and whistle

Floral Frocks, Afternoon Teas (and a sneaky giveaway)

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the spring sunshine? I don’t know if the sun is still shining today, as I wrote this yesterday and scheduled it, so this is like some kind of time travel, like I’m speaking to my future self, spooky. I was in Kent visiting my family, and as Activity Superstore […]
March 17, 2014 74

I’m Your Biggest Fan

Well, haven’t we had some lovely weather? I’ve been pretty much living in my fan print Fleur over the last couple of weeks as it’s perfect for the spring weather, and finally here is the outfit post I promised with it.   ♥ Fan Print Fleur – Heyday! ♥ Sparkly Bones Hair Band – Janine […]
March 14, 2014 17

Wowzers Festival and Vintage Fashion at #NwchFW

Whew, that was a long old week into a long weekend! And I still have a few more days of work before my boss (that’d be me) has generously given me a day off to recharge my batteries. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with all of my long week/weekend, because much of […]
March 10, 2014 11

Lady in Red

Today I’ve tried to save you from yet more photos of me in front of my fireplace. Roll on summer when I can go and find an interesting variety of places to prance around outside in daylight when I want to show off my frock before I go out for the evening. Initially I did […]
March 3, 2014 16

Fantasy Shopping at Jarrolds

I do love a bit of fantasy shopping. It’s like real shopping but without any of the “Oh I can’t afford to pay my bills” guilt at the end. Here in Norwich we have a pretty amazing independent local department store called Jarrold, and they asked me to do just that, a bit of fantasy […]
February 21, 2014 17
Day 21: There's a rainbow in there somewhere!

33 Happy Days….

Just a little catch up with my #100happydays. I’m a third of the way in now, 33 happy days and counting. Hovering over the pictures should show you the caption. What’s made you happy over the last month?  
February 19, 2014 6
bowler hat

Retro Chick and the £12 Dress

One way of getting over some dissatisfaction with your wardrobe is to buy more stuff. There are cheaper ways, but while doing very important research for We Want All the Dresses (read: Window shopping for frocks) I found one on that was cheap enough to suit my current meagre budget, and I thought it […]
February 17, 2014 21

Happy Valentines Day!

Whether you’re single, coupled up or “it’s complicated”, rest assured that *I* love you and have collected some vintage valentines to prove it! Make the most of the special offers on fizzy wine and chocolates, and avoid the over priced roses and it’ll be fine.
February 14, 2014 8
back seams

Outfit Post: Something to Celebrate

Welcome to another week. The weather is pretty grotty, so at this time of year I grab any excuse to celebrate and cling onto it for dear life, and it just so happened that this weekend another opportunity presented itself. On Saturday lunch time I had my Sign Off sessions for Level 2 Roller Derby […]
February 10, 2014 57

Winter Wardrobe Blues

I’ve really not been feeling my winter wardrobe this year. I normally love my tweeds, jumpers, smart coats and berets. I love the extra opportunities for co-ordination and accessorising that winter presents, but this year I’ve just really not been feeling the love for any of it. I feel like I’ve spent most of the […]
February 3, 2014 26