August 3, 2015

Wardrobe Details: Wedding Guest Outfit

It doesn’t feel like summer without a good wedding to celebrate and last week the OH’s lovely sister got married. Hurrah for a loved-up shindig!

We have a couple of weddings this year but I was determined to look to my wardrobe for inspiration to save on costs. As per usual all my insecurities came out to play and I felt frumpy in every occasion-style outfit I owned. Either they felt too short, the sleeves exposed too much of my top arms (wah!) or the neckline just wasn’t right.  So I decided to bite the bullet, check the bank balance, and go on a shopping trip with only £50 in my back pocket. After 15 minutes (my sister can testify to this) I had bought my perfect outfit, and I’ve already worn it since. Score!

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Jumpsuit, Kimono and Clutch all from New Look | Uma Lace shoes c/o Babycham Footwear

After trying on around 10 pieces of clothing, including a handful of fit and flare dresses, I chose a black jumpsuit, floral kimono and a complimentary clutch bag; all from New Look. Bingo! There were two dresses that I really loved but truthfully I knew I wouldn’t get as much wear out of them, and these days I prefer fitted trousers to anything else. The kimono was a no-brainer, featuring a mix of colours that will work with lots of outfits in my wardrobe; I’ve already worn it since with jeans and had lots of compliments too. Also the peach tones fit perfectly with my new shoes from Babycham Footwear, and I didn’t have to take them off once, not even for dancing!

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I’ll be wearing the same outfit in October for the next wedding, but in the meantime you’ll find me in my kimono and jumpsuit at regular intervals. Jumpsuits for the win!

What’s your wedding guest style?

August 3, 2015

5 Positive Things To Do This Week #142


1. Eat alfresco one evening this week

2. Go clothes shopping and try something you wouldn’t usually wear.

3. Catch up with an old friend over coffee

4. Start putting away some money for Christmas.

5. Bake something you used to love as a kid

Brew up and see more 5 Positive Things To Do This Week posts here. Oh and don’t forget to share your positive moments over on Instagram and tag with #sharethepositive. Happy tagging!

Tote of the week
July 31, 2015

Tote of the Week: Shopping Basket Tote by The Printed Peanut


Via The Printed Peanut (£20)

I was convinced I’d already featured this screen printed tote bag on the blog before but apparently not. Probably saved in one of my many tote-inspired folders or on Pinterest perhaps! Anyhoo, it’s a mighty fine offering as this week’s tote of the week and is designed by the talented illustrator, Louise Lockhart. Go look at her wares!

As for the weekend, I hope you have a grand one. My plans include eating all the biscotti, gardening and doing lots of puppy research. Check out my Instagram for pictures of Polly!

P.S On the hunt for a new tote bag? Take a look through my previous tote bags featured.

Hebden Bridge
July 29, 2015

Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope Via Lumb Falls


It seems all I really need to put a smile on my face is a picnic-filled rucksack, good company and a camera. It’s official, we have caught the great outdoors bug. I just hope the weather is kind to us this weekend so we can enjoy another adventure into the hills. Why so rainy, UK?

The other week we walked from Hebden Bridge to the neighbouring village of Oxenhope, where The Bay Horse Inn awaits, via Lumb Falls where you can try a spot of wild swimming too. It was a pretty easy walk considering we followed most of Haworth Old Road (starting at Peckett Well) to our destination and it was pretty secluded too. We didn’t bump into one person until we reached Oxenhope village which meant I could practice my Withnail impressions with ease and confidence (see above). It’s the simple things, my friends.

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Good ol’ Yorkshire looking mighty fine. Oh and we have some news! Expect more outdoor adventures on the blog soon as we’re getting a puppy! Our Golden Retriever puppy (name nearly decided) will be coming home next month. We’re very excited and a little bit nervous but it was only a matter of time once we had our own home. And that’s another thing, can you believe we’ve been living here for almost a year? Time, why so fleeting?

Have you been enjoying the great outdoors much?

P.S Any puppy training tips or sites you can direct me too?

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