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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 26
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 BooHoo.com that was cheap enough to suit my current meagre budget, and I thought it […]
February 17, 2014 21
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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
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Cocktails with Bettie Page

Last night I took my new dress out for cocktails. Ever since I came back from Las Vegas it’s been hung on the back of my bedroom door eyeing me reproachfully. “I don’t care about your coughing and spluttering” it seemed to say, “I’m a lovely dress, you owe me glamour and cocktails”. So last […]
January 24, 2014
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First and Last Frock of the Year

Happy 2014! I woke up yesterday morning with the rottenest cold in the world. I had not inexpensive tickets to the New Years Eve Bo Nanafana, which is always a fabulous night out, so I was determined to drug myself into oblivion and make it out anyway. I dragged myself coughing, spluttering and with my […]
January 1, 2014
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A Festive Fancy

Are you all back at work today? I recommend slipping a bit of tia maria into your coffee to make it fly by a bit quicker! Hic! After last years low key Christmas outfit, I ramped it up a bit this year, thanks to a fabulous Christmas present from Shona at Heyday! who sent me […]
December 27, 2013
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Tartan Skirts and Festive Fun

I’ve spent the weekend having a pre Christmas Christmas with some friends. Oh yes. One Christmas isn’t enough for me, I need a trial run first. This weekend we had booked a cottage in the wilds of Norfolk (ok, a mile outside Cromer) for the weekend with some friends. I used it as an excuse […]
December 16, 2013
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A Pre Party Peek

December’s here, it’s party time! A whole month of inventing festive party outfits before I have to out all my Christmas themed goodies back in the wardrobe for another year! Todays outfit was actually a dry run for a party I am going to this evening, as this evening I am bound to run out […]
December 6, 2013
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Braving the Chill

The best thing about winter is coats. When the chill really kicked in I was so pleased to be able to get last years beautiful and glamorous Heyday! Fifth Avenue coat out again. On Saturday morning we needed to pop to the Supermarket for supplies, and seeing as our route to the supermarket goes near […]
November 25, 2013
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The Eye of the, Er, Leopard

There are many things I love about Winter. I love dark evenings when the Christmas lights twinkle, snuggling under a blanket and drinking hot chocolate, pubs and bars that sell mulled wine to warm your hands on and frost sparkling on cars. One thing I don’t love is that despite having a fancy camera I […]
November 18, 2013