Not the Midlands of the UK, but Birmingham, Alabama. It’s only a couple of hours drive away and Poppy has her first AllStar Cheer competition there tomorrow. We decided to drive there with friends tonight so we can rest well before the early start tomorrow morning. I am not sure who is more excited me or Poppy! Sequins, makeup, bows, music and tumbling – what’s not to love? Poppy is a flyer too so I am particularly proud of her as she is so brave with her stunts! I promise photos of all the chaos soon – keep an eye on my Instagram account for live updates. I assure you this is going to be a HUGE culture shock of me – think pageants combined with gymnastic recitals and you might be close to the scene we will encounter. I expect some Moms will be totally into it 🙂
Here’s a couple of quick outfit updates before I head out of the door.
Yesterday I talked about Eve and I pointing out great buys to each other – in fact she did it again last night darn her – she was off to bed and I was on my first glass of wine – a dangerous scenario. Eve unfortunately isn’t the only bad influence who leads me astray. Today I’m wearing a sweater that I first saw on gorgeous Hollie on Instagram, and my fabulous coat is one Kat raved about.
The sweater is TopShop, I bought it here through Nordstrom. I absolutely love Nordstrom for their no quibble return policy – I have never once been asked why I am returning an item – they just take the item and refund the money, no questions asked. Great customer service.
The coat is Warehouse who currently offer free shipping and returns to the US. Just be prepared to wait – my coat took almost 2 weeks to arrive. It was undoubtedly worth the wait – I love it. Most sizes are available in low stock so be quick! Fortunately mine arrived at the same time as our mid-30 degree Fahrenheit temperatures!
Summer is in full swing here now. The kids are out of school, Memorial Day has passed and the pool is open daily. I’m still working half days while the kids are at camp – they are so American it makes me giggle. I would have done anything for a gymnastics camp when I was 8! I meet them after lunch each day, loaded up with pool toys and towels, and we then head to the pool. Pure bliss.
So here’s a quick catch up of what I have been wearing 9-12 over the past few days!
Let’s start with a low point – bad outfit and bad photo. I actually love this top but it is super unflattering on me – having seen the photo it makes my top half look enormous. Hey-ho – it is also extremely comfortable so it might still get worn around the yard!
I had to check with my Husband that these shorts weren’t too short – they are pretty short – but I love them! Just $25 from H&M and they also come in black too. I think they look great dressed down with a t-shirt and they have a jersey lining so they are really comfortable. I wear them low on the hips to give my cheeks a bit more coverage:)
Last night it occurred to me, as I was surfing some blogs and Instagram, that there are a lot of folks out there running, working out, doing crossfit etc. in preparation for the summer. I find it incredibly motivating seeing what others are up to in their work out regime and I love chatting with people about what works best for them. So I have a new challenge for you – just for fun:)
Every day I work out I will upload a post work-out photo on Instagram (poppysstyle) and tag it with #PSFitClub. Follow me here and leave a comment including the #PSFitClub. I’ll follow you back, and all you need to do is upload your post work-out photo tagged with #PSFitClub – easy hey? We can have our own virtual, global training group. Great motivation! I want to see rosy cheeks, sweaty brows and dirty sneakers/trainers. Tell us what your goals are, what you have done, how you feel, and what your reward will be. In 6 months time we can compare photos from now and then! Have fun with it. To start us off here I am after my hot, humid, sauna like run here this morning. After today – for those of you that have zero interest in working out – I’ll just be posting #PSFitClub photos on Instagram🙂
And now the reason behind #PSFitClub – so I can continue to drink wine, eat chocolate and wear fabulous clothes! Here’s what I’ve worn so far this week.
This post is dedicated to Charlie – my favorite man in Atlanta after immediate family:) Charlie is the Manager at the AllSaints concession in Bloomingdale’s and he is currently making me green with envy. Follow him on Instagram and you can see his exploits as he tours my home turf and visits AllSaints HQ and the various AllSaints stores in London.
Just for Charlie today I put on my Phinius dress – what I would like to call vintage AllSaints – it was the first item I bought off Charlie – probably almost 5 years ago now, and still one of my favorite AllSaints items. It’s one of those dresses that is so easy to wear and when I slipped it on this morning I made a vow to wear it more often – especially as my Newburys work so well with it.