Tag: shopping

MIMCO must-haves for the month of May…

I was on the hunt for a birthday present the other day and popped into one of my favourite stores. And can I just say that I’m still not sure how I only bought the gift and not one thing for myself? MIMCO have launched their new Winter 2017 range, featuring lots of gorgeous wine ...

OOTD: pineapple power

For someone who thinks she has enough black in her wardrobe to handle life in the funeral business there are actually a lot of prints. Many times I’ll see an out-there print on someone else and think how much I love it, despite the fact that I would never actually notice it in a store or ...

OOTD: it’s not a vest it’s a sleeveless jacket

I’ve mentioned before my issue with vests, and when they’re longline like the ones I like then to me they’re obviously more like a sleeveless jacket. Now that that’s settled… There’s nothing like a bright punch of colour to brighten your day as well as your outfit. Whenever I wear bright pink I seem to receive ...

OOTD: silky snakeskin

Okay, let me begin by saying that snakes are my one phobia. As in the very definition of a crippling and stomach churning anxiety inducing phobia. But strangely I never met a snake print anything I didn’t love. Today’s OOTD is from Winter 2016 via The Iconic, and is a winning combo of shirt dress plus ...

OOTD: boho vibes

Give me a sheer floaty top with embroidery any day. A bit chilly to be worn on it’s own outdoors today but perfect for working from home. Pictured here paired with black skinny jeans and my favourite ankle boots. It might even help if I could remember where everything came from… I couldn’t resist sharing ...

March fashion files: new clothes for a new job.

Yes indeed. If a new job isn’t a bloody good excuse to buy some new stuff then I don’t know what is. Especially considering I’ve always worked at jobs in retail or hospitality, and there was always a uniform. I have long wanted to have a job where I get to wear some nice stuff. ...

The February fashion files: what you wear when you feel fat all month.

I guess there’s no way around the fact that I’m still feeling shit. I’m stuck in this groundhog day-like loop of weighing myself, feeling like shit, eating crap, feeling like shit, crying, feeling like shit. I know everything I need to do, but I have just fallen so far away from a positive state of mind because ...

The fashion files: January 2017.

It’s been so easy, and fun, to make more of an effort to wear all the clothes I never usually wear. Even if some days I put something nice on and do nothing more than pop up to the supermarket or tidy the house, at least they’re being worn. I don’t take a photo every ...

TGIF #1

For a while there Friday’s stopped having any special excitement for me, as anyone who works weekends would know. It didn’t exactly stop me from pretending that I had the next day off though, judging by the amount of mornings I turned up at the cafe ever so slightly hungover. But now that things are ...

What's in my kitchen?

I’ve been in the kitchen since I was sixteen, and married with a family since nineteen, so it’s fair to say I have had A LOT of experience when it comes to kitchen equipment. There’s always personal preference, such as stainless steel over cast iron and so on, but I thought I’d share my list ...