Sunday, 12 February 2017
So after some internet window shopping, I've made my February wishlist.
Taking centre stage in my wishlist this month is a lovely red body piece from Yours to celebrate Valentines Day. It's got a plunging neckline, lots of gorgeous lace and a cut out on the back to give it all you need to look and feel sexy. Also from Yours is this lovely bird print dress. Skater dresses are still my favourite style of dress for my body shape, and this could easily look lovely dressed up or down.
Boots are great in any season, and I loved the look of these Chelsea boots with buckle detail. They would go nicely with dress but I love wearing my boots with skinny jeans or leggings also. Having the jeans/jeggings taper down to the ankle and then a nice chunky boot is my favourite look, and these berry jeggings from Evans are one of my favourite colours. I love the combination of burgundy and black together.
Out of my comfort zone is the floral print sweatshirt from Simply Be, but it is something that I think I would grown to love. Again, team it with a nice pair of skinny jeans and some boots, or even the pink trainers from Evans, and I think it's something casual but with a little something extra.
I'm trying to expand the pattern content in my wardrobe as I have noticed that most things are either black or just very plain. Even the little zip pocket detail on this top from Dorothy Perkins is a nice little touch to dress up a plain black shirt.
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016
I was pleasantly surprised one day on Instagram to see a fellow pregnant blogger who was wearing leggings from Yours Clothing. So, I popped over to their website and had a look through their Bump It Up Maternity range (visit here)
So my first thing to look at was some black leggings, as these would be useful for day to day use, including for work. I came across a few lengths of leggings, but for work, I needed the standard full length ones.
Next up, I liked the look of their vest tops, which include secret support and are lovely and long. At the moment they only do them in black and white. Again, I knew that the black would come in handy the most, so bought that one first. I wear one under my work polo shirt just to keep my ever expanding tummy covered! I have now bought 2 more black and a white one too.
The Bump It Up Range seems to be growing each week, and I am sure I will be making more purchases soon!
Saturday, 23 April 2016
So as I mentioned in my new year post, I have been on Slimming World since January, and in total now, I have lost 2 Stone 4lbs :) I am so happy with how I've done so far, I was a little sceptical about how much it was actually going to work after doing diets in the past, but I was pleasantly surprised. For me, it has taught me how to eat more fresh food, and also cooking meals from scratch, such as Spaghetti Bolognase. In the past, I would just cook some mince and through in a jar of pasta sauce. I've learnt about cooking with fresh ingredients and simple dinners that take not too much longer than my old ways.
Then, on the 1st March, we found out I was pregnant! My goal all along was to lose weight so that hubby and I could try for a baby. We had been trying for a few years without any luck, so I thought a change in lifestyle, and health may play a part in us conceiving. And it looks like it worked! I am now 13 weeks pregnant. Still feels weird saying it! We have been trying for so long, I kind of gave up hoping, which I guess could have also helped us, Not worrying or stressing about getting pregnant.
So, I am now in the process of buying maternity clothes and bits and pieces, so I want to share my views and experiences when I do :) When I did start looking a potential clothes, I couldn't find many stores that did plus size, but I will be bringing some information and hopefully reviews when I get some bits.
So now I am going to get writing some posts and sorting pictures, maybe once I'm looking a little less tired - I am suffering from fatigue during this part of the pregnancy - but hopefully that will be ending soon!
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
2016 so far has consisted of me starting Slimming World, having a new nephew born and planning my life better! I have gone from being a stay at home, with not much going on, being able to blog more often, even vlog, to now working 3 days a week, being Chair of the PTA at my little one's school, running an after school craft club and still being a mum and wife! It's been a massive change I don't think I dealt with the change very well at the end of last year. So my - get ready for it - New Year's Resolution - is to just be more organised in my day to day life. I also want to make the most of my family and the time we have together.
So after all that resolution making, I want to make sure I make time to blog. I enjoy it and it's something that I can use to relax and talk about whatever I want. I just hope I can keep up with it!
So, on the topic of Slimming World.... A friend of mine from Jack's school had been on Slimming World for about 9 months and had lost over 5 stone, and was starting her own group not too far from where I live. So, I decided to join, stupidly on the 30th December.... but I didn't start the plan until Monday as it was too hard to start before the New Year celebrations! So I had my first weigh in today, 3 days in, and I've lost 3.5lbs! So pleased it's working so far and I plan to keep it up for as long as I need to. I've always been overweight, but I want to be healthier, fitter and one day have a baby, and I don't feel like that is something I want to do in my current health.
So there we go, my plan for this year! Happy New Year to you all :)
Sunday, 1 November 2015
As a treat for my birthday, my friend took me out for dinner at a lovely pub in my village. I have to admit that I had never stepped foot in there before.... it looked a little too fancy for me! But we decided to give it a go. A few weeks before, I had picked up a skirt from George at Asda, I think in the sale - bad blogger - as it was nice and long. It's not a skirt that I would usually go for, but I felt like giving it a go! So for my evening out, I just teamed it with a black vest top and my nude wedges.