I missed you too much to stay away!

I’m back! It has to be said that a break from blogging has done me good. It’s given me time and freedom to consider the things that are important to me, rather than my final thoughts each evening being ‘what am I going to wear tomorrow?’

I’ve made several changes

  • I’ve stopped drinking alcohol and never felt better – I really am an all or nothing person and those glasses of wine were turning into regular bottles of wine which left me moody, tired and unfocused (if you are considering quitting I highly recommend the tools I used – Jason Vale’s ‘How to kick the drink easily’  (kindly recommended by Nikki at Midlife Chic) and Sober Mommies – a Facebook group of incredible moms, around the world, across the entire spectrum of addiction and drugs – from those of us like myself who just enjoyed our wine too much – to those who have lost their children and families through opiate addiction. It’s an incredibly supportive group with completely no judgement.)
  • I’ve lost weight – after falling for Jason Vale’s technique to quit drinking, I decided to turn to his juicing recipes to kickstart some weight loss. I managed 12 of the 28 days of the Super Juice Me and now I’m following his 5:2 approach.
  • I got a tattoo! Yes my first and definitely go big or go home! Poppies happen to be my birth flower.

I’m happy to be back and I hope many of you are still out there to listen to my waffle 😉

Here are a few outfits from the past couple of months!

Jeans – Zara (old) // Shoes – Vince Nina (discounted here) // T-shirt – Madewell (old) // Jacket – J.Crew (on sale with Extra 25% off using code Shoptoit) // Bag – Mansur Gavriel

Shoes – Stella McCartney Elyse (cheapest US price here) // Jeans – J.Crew // T-shirt – J.Crew // Jacket – Mango (old)

Boots – Sam Edelman (on sale here) // Jeans – Zara (old) // Dress – Zara (old) // Jacket – AllSaints (old)

Boots – TopShop (on sale) // Jeans – J.Crew // Coat – Mango (old) // Shirt – H&M

Boots – Chloe // Jeans – Zara (old) // Sweater – Zara (old) // Bag – Mansur Gavriel

Boots – TopShop (on sale) // Jeans – Zara (old) // Shirt – Mango (on sale) // Bag – Mansur Gavriel

Boots – Sam Edelman (on sale here) // Jeans – Mango (old) // Shirt – H&M // Jacket – J.Crew (on sale plus extra 25% off using SHOPTOIT)

Boots – TopShop (on sale) // Jeans – Zara (old) // Sweatshirt – TopShop (on sale here)

Skirt – H&M // Shoes – Superga // T-Shirt – J.Crew (old) // Jacket – J.Crew (old)

Shoes – Stella McCartney Elyse // Trousers – Cos (on sale) // Sweater – & Other Stories // Bag – Mango (old)

Loafers – Gucci (old) // Dungarees – Gap // T-Shirt – Marks & Spencer (old) // Coat – Uniqlo (old)

Shoes – Superga // Trousers – Adidas // T-shirt – J.Crew (old) // Knitted Jacket – J.Crew (on sale here) // Bag – McQ (old)

 

Sick as a dog!

Sorry folks I am severely lacking in energy – I’ve been wiped out with strep throat for the past week. I can’t remember the last time I felt so dreadful! Fortunately I am on antibiotics so should be fit as a fiddle by Thursday when we leave for New York!

I’ve compiled a little shopping list in preparation – what do you think!?

Ok so I have them in red and I have them in navy – they are worth every penny in my humble opinion. I am on the look out for them in Reef Shell – it’s a lovely nude with gold hardware. The iconic Chloe Susanna.

Chloe Susanna

Now obviously my funds will have been obliterated if I buy the boots – but if not I am heading straight to Mango as we don’t have a store here in Atlanta.

This jacket is lovely and such a great price! The perfect mid length.

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H&M will be next for this oversize mohair sweater – I just love the color.

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In fact – how bizarre – those 3 items together with a pair of jeans would make the PERFECT outfit!

So for now it’s back to the packing whilst living in pjs – kicking strep in the butt! Keep an eye on Instagram for my NYC updates!

Animal print, sequins, camo, stripes - I think I've covered all bases❤️ #nyc

Animal print, sequins, camo, stripes – I think I’ve covered all bases❤️ #nyc

Trying to improve my mood with a little packing and Pinterest inspiration - no matter how many times I visit #NYC I never get it right! Thanking @chloelovestoshop for her recent blog post and guidelines! It's going to be warm too so no big coats needed - kinda sad about that!

Trying to improve my mood with a little packing and Pinterest inspiration – no matter how many times I visit #NYC I never get it right! Thanking @chloelovestoshop for her recent blog post and guidelines! It’s going to be warm too so no big coats needed – kinda sad about that!

 

 

Chloe Susannas are back

It’s rare that a hot ticket item comes back on trend almost 8 years after it first appeared on shelves, but in the case of the Chloe Susanna boots that is exactly what seems to be happening in 2016. I have several Instagram friends – ChloeLovestoShop and KateHiscox to name just two – who have been filling their feed with the fabulous black version. We all agree they carry a hefty price tag but they can be worn with everything, all year round. Take a look at these images of the fabulous red pair I have for some inspiration.

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I’m now slightly obsessed with this beige version available on pre-order at Nordstrom! They’d look amazing with bare legs or white denim.

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Here I am in mine last Friday. I opted for a bit of column dressing and let the boots do the talking! These grey jeggings by the way are incredibly comfortable and just $17.99!

ChloeJeggings – H&M // Top – AllSaints (old but similar here) // Bag – Balenciaga // Boots – Chloe

I’m in work out gear today, cleaning the house from top to bottom ready for my parents arrival tomorrow! I cannot wait to see them and the celebrate Poppy’s 10th birthday on Wednesday!