Here was me thinking I might lose a few pounds on holiday. Errr not the way I’m going at the moment. Copious wine, Mum’s fab cooking, plus a trip to Tesco where I stocked up on a few home comforts.
I’ve already had steak and kidney pudding and mushy peas, the bag of revels, and the Monster Munch have been opened. It’s a good job I stocked up on some of my favorite shape wear from M&S this morning too! Right now if you use BRAFIT48 at check out you will receive 8GBP off every 40GBP you spend! I broke it up into separate orders online to benefit fully from the code!
These are my favorite pieces – they really do cinch the waist, and the legs have no elastic so completely eradicate the VPL. At 25GBP each who can argue with that? M&S also ship free to the US now so I can rest easy.
This afternoon we’re babysitting for my sister so the house has 4 children in it. Poppy is enjoying every minute of schooling Hugh, Jack and Tom – poor boys.
Here’s my outfit for today – starting with a jacket and sneakers for a trip into Bury, followed by a cardigan and flip flops for hanging out at home.
I hope you all had an amazing long weekend. Mine was spent by the pool chilling and having lots of fun with friends. It feels a bit odd being back in regular clothes today.
I’m convinced my hair is benefiting from taking Biotin combined with the sunshine – it feels pretty long today – well long for short hair if you know what I mean. I am determined to grow it over the summer and see how close I can get to a bob by Fall. In the meantime it requires plenty of wax for tucking it behind the ears. As I dried it this morning I felt inspired by the 70s and tried to make my flick as Farrah-like as possible at the front. Gosh she was beautiful wasn’t she?
Going with the 70s theme I went with my Lotta from Stockholm clogs. I love these shoes – they are incredibly comfortable and at $85 they are far cheaper than Swedish Hasbeens. You can buy them here on Amazon or via the Lotta site. I applied a couple of treatments of olive oil to these nude ones to age them a bit and make the leather a tad darker. They also have a great Facebook page with regular updates on new styles here.
Sticking with my formula for feeling great, i.e. jeans + jacket, I have been trawling online store fronts, perusing jackets at every opportunity. I’ve convinced myself that now I know what works for me, at least for daily ease and work attire, surely I can justify more items that adhere to the formula?
This jacket looked NOTHING on the Zara site (a little better now with the new model and styling) – but based on plain black jacket I have that is a similar style I decided to try it. I am so glad I did – I love it! It is really lightweight and has lovely wide, bracelet length cuffs. I think the cropped style works great with these Asos Saxby jeans. The jeans were an absolute bargain and my favorite boyfriend jeans to date. They have low slung pockets at the back and are loose fitting throughout the leg. Not too distressed either – just enough. If you use 30ASOSRMN you can get $30 off $150 with free shipping till April 28th.
Oooh and my current favorite nail polish was applied last night – China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy that I first saw on Eve on AllWornOutBlog.com. It is a gorgeous neon peachy pink that glows next to a tan – LOVE it!