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Archive for March, 2014

#FrockSwapUK…Rachel’s boho smock

Man, I love a good smock dress, perfect for covering up your lumps and bumps and plenty of room for a nice big meal to boot! You can just throw them on with a necklace and you have an instant pulled together look, so I was thrilled when I received my next #frockswapuk parcel with this dress from Rachel inside.

It’s starting to warm up and I think this is a great transitional season piece so I teamed it with my cropped pleather jacket and favourite boots from Topshop (and it will look even better bit a bit of fake tan too…I’m not quite there yet though!)

This is such a versatile dress, I can’t wait to see how Erica Styles it!

Rachel dress 1

Rachel dress 2

Rachel dress 3

Rachel dress 5

This is how Rachel and Donna styled it…

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#FrockSwapUK is brought to you by George at Asda

F&F at Tesco – introducing…the Skort!

OK OK, I know I’m a little late to the party when it comes to skorts but I’ve been admiring them from afar for a while now never thinking I would find one that was a decent length on me (i.e not showing my bottom!). Camilla is my go-to girl when I think about skorts, […]

Craft a week challenge -Week 11

So here is my second Emery cut in the correct size (8 US) this time! If you are a regular reader you will know that I made an Emery a while back but cut it a size small (wishful thinking there Deb’s) but I cut it to my size this time and I’m really pleased […]

#FrockSwapUK with George at Asda Part Deux!

This is the second item I chose from the vast selection of lovelies on the George site. Again, like the kimono, it’s not something I would usually go for but it’s about time to push some boundaries and try some new stuff. So here is me in bright blue – bright white legs to match… 😉 […]

‘You’re my lobster’

Jenny Jackson X Duck & Duffel has landed… I’ve a very exciting collaboration with illustrator Jenny Jackson this Spring/ Summer! Meet Jenny… Hello! I am an Illustrator and Designer based in London.  I believe putting pen (or pencil) to paper and making your mark is one of the most important, unique and personal things you […]

Craft a week challenge – Week 10

Swoon! This dress must be mine…. so this week I’m making it (#100dayshoppingban) Photo credit to Karl-Edwin Guerre and MarieClaire.com Dress By Tara Starlet and you can buy it here Yes I’m finally making the Emery dress again but in the correct size this time! This time I’m using 1″ square gingham and making it […]

Vintage Pattern Sale

I’m having a little clear out as it’s just getting ridiculous on the vintage pattern front. As much as I love them all, I’m never going to have time to make them! A few things to remember when buying vintage patterns; Sizing: Go by the measurements rather than the stated clothing size as ladies in […]

#FrockSwapUK with George at Asda

  How lucky are me and the other #FrockSwapUK girls? …umm very! The lovely people over at George at Asda have kindly let us pick two items each to style up then swap with each other. This is particularly fabulous as we are also currently under a #100dayshoppingban, and although we are over halfway through […]

Craft a week challenge – Week 9

This weeks craft is a bit of nostalgia for me. I have always loved making things, as far back as I can remember I always had pencils in my hands or some sort of clay, and a needle and thread as I got older. I loved modelling clay and was a big Fimo fan as […]

#FrockSwapUK…Donna’s dress

Welcome to my first #FrockSwapUK post! I’m so excited to share all the lovely things I’ve been sent including some gorgeous pieces from George at Asda so keep your eyes peeled this week for more fashion posts! Just to recap myself and a bunch of other lovely blogger gals; Rachel, Donna, Erica have teamed up to swap […]


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