Monday, 13 December 2010


Ok, so I haven't posted since the 30th October. That is pretty ridiculous. I do apologise.. I've had a lot going on. A huge amount going on actually. That now I've started writing, I really don't want to go into..
I've tried to still read/comment your blogs, I just couldn't face my own. I don't even know why. If you've been following a while you've probably already noticed that I have issues! Do forgive me...

Also forgive me for this hugely random post. This is just a 'I'm in the mood so might as well' kinda post. So will basically consist of anything that pops into my head :)

So.. as I'm sure you can imagine, I've bought a lot since I last posted. In fact, even when I last posted there was a huge amount of things I hadn't shown you..

Right, I believe in my last post I was babbling on about Autumn colours. This links to this:

Which is pretty much my favourite bag at the moment. Purely because of the colour. This isn't a colour I've ever really owned/worn, but for some reason recently I've become a bit obsessed with it! I love it. My collection of items in this colour or very similar now consists of: this bag, shoes, dress, tights, top & scarf (obviously not all to be worn at once!) I'm certainly noticing more of this kinda colour about recently, so I'm assuming it's not just me that's a fan!

You've probably seen these lots about, but these are one of my favourite pairs of shoes at the moment (I did warn you this would be a random post!):

They were £8 from Primark & to be honest, I wasn't entirely convinced when I first picked them up, but thought they were worth a try. So glad I did because I absolutely love them! I've worn them LOADS since I've had them, which says a lot for me, because I rarely wear brown. But they're great & my feet seem to constantly be in either these or my black studded brogues at the moment.

If I could find these (or something very similar) in grey, then my life would actually be complete..

I found this the other day:

I'd bought it AGES ago from that wonderful world of eBay & then I must've just put it to one side & forgotten all about it! I'm a nightmare, honestly. It goes to show that I have/buy FAR too many things! But anyway, I came across it the other day & decided that I love it. It's just the right side of tacky & it's really pretty :) What do you think? Too tacky? Don't worry, I won't be offended!

Some good news for moi! I've just found out I've won this:

on Alex's (Odd Socks & Pretty Frocks) Christmas giveaway :) Well chuffed! I've got a HUGE collection of rings (I don't deny it for a second) but this will be my FIRST double ring. Thanks Alex!

(Btw, hope you don't mind me pilfering the picture from your blog.. if you do, just let me know)

Also, I think it will go rather nicely with my new Urban Outfitters dress, with it's little gold buttons:

I took advantage of the free delivery offer a little while ago, & that's what I treated myself to :) I've just realised though, that I've not even tried it on yet! Hopefully it'll be nice..

Ok, I think I'm nearly done for today. I'm not making any promises about when I'll be posting next, but I really will try & not leave it so long until next time..

I've lost a few followers in my absence, which I totally understand, but I was considering doing a giveaway for all you lovely lot who've stood by my little blog, even when I'd appeared to have deserted it.. I'll put some more thought into it & let you know properly soon - it's still in the 'idea' stage at the moment. I'm thinking maybe to coincide with the New Year might be a nice idea..?

Right I'm off (it's nice to be back though)

Take care


Saturday, 30 October 2010


I didn't really feel like updating to be honest. But I'm sat here watching The X Factor, so figured I could do this at the same time.. My mind's not really in it at the moment to be honest. We've had some sad family news yesterday & I can't really think about anything else.

This is just a quick, half-hearted post to be honest - I do apologise. Yet again. I know. I'm crap. And that's why I'm losing followers too! Oops. Oh well. On the flip side though, hi to my newer followers - my blog will at some point be a bit better, hopefully!

Right, I said in my last post that I'd been to Blackpool last week & spent a day in the Lake District? Well here's a few pics from that day :)

I took these pictures in Grasmere (where William Wordsworth is buried, fact fans!)

I'm loving these autumnal colours at the moment, & those first couple of pics sum them up for me really - I am being inspired by those colours whilst shopping (so have obviously got LOTS of things to show you at some point..!)

These next pics were taken when we were on a boat cruise across Lake Windermere - it was such a gorgeous day. We were so lucky :)

So there's just a few I thought I'd share with you :)

Halloween. Yeah. Don't really do Halloween in my house. Never have! We do actually have plans for tomorrow night though, but totally un-Halloween related! We've got tickets to see Dara O'Briain, which we've been really looking forward to. Not sure that anyone's really in the mood anymore, but hopefully it'll be good..

I'm going to leave this there - hope everyone's good.

Take care,


Saturday, 23 October 2010

I had so many posts planned, but yet again, have been entirely rubbish at actually doing them! I do apologise, as always.

Lots has happened since I last posted.. including:

-going back to work: Yeah.. so I went back to work. Before my sick note expired actually.. Just felt like I should go back sooner rather than later, for my own sake & because I felt guilty about leaving them in the lurch..

-my birthday: Urgh. Didn't actually celebrate at all really! Basically just tried very hard to forget it even was my birthday.. Just not in the mood this year. And I feel old! Urgh.
I did get a nice selection of jewellery though - my family obviously know me well!

-half term: I was only back at work for a week & then it was half term anyway (partly why I decided to go back!) - Have had a week off so far & still got another week to go :)

-Blackpool: spent Monday to Friday in Blackpool on a coach trip with my Nan.. which I suppose I should be embarrassed to admit, but I don't really care! We had a good time. She hasn't been away for a really long time, & she wouldn't have gone on her own, so I know she appreciated the company. It was nice.
I actually really enjoyed living like a granny for a few days - a few early nights did me good!
My favourite day was Wednesday when we went up to the Lake District. It was a gorgeous day & we went for a boat cruise on Lake Windermere & it was just lush (pictures may well follow, when I can be bothered to find the camera lead!)

I'm sure there's other things I could talk about, but that's your lot for now!

I've been kinda busy, so am still trying to catch up on the reading/commenting I've missed over the last few days - I will do it though :)

I'm sorry for this disappointing post. I will get round to doing some better posts, sooner or later, including the things I'd promised in my last post. Just wanted to quickly update so you knew I was still about..

Hope everyone's good :)

Take care,


Friday, 8 October 2010

New Shoes

Right, so here I am again. As usual, it's been a while. I've decided that you lot surely don't expect anything more from me by now, so it's not like I'm letting anyone down! That's my theory anyway :)

I have been buying a ridiculous amount this week.
I know I always say that. And to be fair, yes, I do actually buy a lot of stuff. But this week seriously takes the biscuit! I actually think I need therapy or counselling of some sort to cure my shopping addiction. It can't be normal. I need help!

So, I'm going to share with you some of my buys. As I said, there's been a LOT - so what I'm going to do is break it down into sections. As you've probably guessed from the title, today's post is going to be based on my new footwear.. You also have the pleasure of 'clothes', 'cosmetics' and 'accessories - jewellery & bags' to look forward to, sooner or later :)

I've actually been signed off work sick (don't really want to go into that though..), so these have all been online purchases. It's just too easy to click those buttons & then have lovely packages come to your door!

First we have:

So.. these were all from
They were in the sale at £5 each. And I also had a 10% discount code = bargains.
Just a note, those first pairs aren't actually as shiny as the flash has made them look. They're a more matte finish, then just the bows are sequinned.

Then there's these:

More bargains from my favourite site of the moment:!
I have bought SO much stuff from there recently it's ridiculous! But seriously, their things are amazing - such good quality, for such good prices. Check it out if you haven't already!
(Oh & just to convince you further, there's free delivery on all clothing until midnight tonight - so go, now! Then come back & tell me what you've got!)

I loved these on the site, they looked the perfect neutral colour & just gorgeous. Then I wasn't sure when they arrived.. But now, having photographed them & seeing these pics, I love them again :) I actually think they're amazing..
I've totally bought into the whole brogue trend.. I love them. I've now got quite a few pairs, in various colours - HOWEVER, I haven't worn them! What's the matter with me!? I love them on other people, then I feel like I look silly in them when I put them on.. But these are going to be the ones that break that cycle, I know :)

Ok, now onto boots:

Again, these are purchases - they're lovely. Really soft & comfy.

I also got these ones from the site I mentioned earlier (


My sister laughed her head off when she saw them - but I think they're bloody great. Very 'me'. Love 'em!

Now all the pairs featured so far are actually here, in my possession, in my bedroom, with me now.

These next couple, are ones I'm still waiting on delivery of:

These are asos.. Don't even get me started on their sale!
These pumps make up part of my THIRD order from them this week. Wait till we get to the 'cosmetics' post of my recent purchases! I told you my shopping habits were getting more ridiculous by the day.

And I'm also waiting for these (& very looking forward to getting them):

These are basically perfect in my eyes. I love them. Which is why I had to have them, even though I'd just got those other grey boots.. Oh well. I will wear & love them both. Gorgeous.

These, as you can see, are Dorothy Perkins boots - but I've bought them brand new from good ol' eBay.

I think that concludes my new footwear post :)

I am actually going shopping tomorrow :/ But I seriously need to try & not buy anything. No, not anything, that'd be unrealistic.. Not buy much. I'm going shopping with my sister, as she's starting a new job on Monday, & she needs work wear, including shoes/bag/everything! So hopefully I'll manage to stay focused on that mission, rather than get distracted by things for me.. We'll see!

Right, that's me done. Hope you're all well & have good weekends :)

Take care,


Thursday, 23 September 2010

I'm alive...

Ok, so it turns out that I'm one of the worst bloggers in the history of blogging.. I have been SO crap recently it's actually unbelievable.. so:

I really am. I know that my posting makes or not makes no difference to any of your lives, but I still feel bad for having practically abandoned my blog. There's just too much going on at the moment. And even when I'm not doing anything at all, there's too much going on in my head, to concentrate on posting. If it makes you feel better, I'm also not reading or seeing my friends or watching dvds or anything else I'd normally be doing either - basically anything that requires any brain power at all, is out!

But I thought I should probably just remind you of my existence.. So here I am.
I've got a helluva lot of stuff I could show you.. It's all online shopping purchases, because I STILL can't find my camera, so website photos are the best I can do for the moment..

So here's some things I've been buying:

These were both sale items. Had them a little while, but haven't worn either. In fact, bought them bank holiday weekend, because there was a free delivery offer (which I can never resist!)
I've ordered from Boohoo a few times & never really had any problems, but they took the piss a bit with this order for various reasons - the main one being that it took more than 2 weeks for my parcel to arrive, which is pretty ridiculous! Also, was quite gutted when it actually got to me - because I was really excited about that dress, but it's FAR too short so I can't even wear it. Really disappointing.
The shorts are really cute, I love them. When I tried them on my Mum informed me they looked like pyjama bottoms though.. but, I don't care, I like them :)

Placed an order with the other day. Should hopefully receive it tomorrow.
Again, this was inspired by a voucher code for 25% off, which I certainly put to good use!

Here are just a couple of things I chose, I'll maybe show you the rest when they arrive:

Y'know the last time I posted I told you about a order I'd made? Well, I only a few days later bought a whole load more stuff, including:

Absolutely LOVE that skirt, it's gorgeous in real life. Love it!

Then last night, I somehow ended up back on the site.. Oops. Yep, another order placed.. Honestly, I have a problem.
Last night's order included the following:

Plus a few other things, including 'Toy Story' pants for my nephew for Christmas - he'll love 'em!

Right, I'm going to make a move & say goodbye now. I do apologise for not having been around as much as I should've been - posting, commenting, replying to comments etc. I am aware of how shite I am as a blogger. However, I'm making no promises for drastic improvements as yet, because I don't like making promises I can't keep!

Take care,


PS. I apologise for how messy & un-put-together this post is, but I literally can't be arsed to faff around with those pictures to make the layout right..

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Rings & Things

Right, first things first, before I forget: how do I delete blogs from the list that I follow..? I'm not going to have a massive cull or anything, but there's a couple (ok, one in particular) that's doing my head in & I don't want to follow anymore.. It's just turned into a string of adverts basically & that really doesn't interest me. But I can't work out how to 'un-follow'! So please help if you can, thanks :)

So, as always, I've been buying stuff. Yes, I know, I have a problem..
I'm going to share with you just a tiny proportion of what I've bought recently. Mainly because I haven't had chance to take photos of the majority of it..

I had a big Primark trip last week.. Bought quite a lot, but the most expensive item I bought was £5, so definitely got my money's worth!

That £5 item was this:

Love it. Totally got a thing for polka dots at the moment.

One of my other favourite items from that shopping trip was this:

Yeah yeah, we've all got a million & one lace things.. It's old hat. However, for £2 I couldn't resist it. And I actually love it. I'm planning on wearing it over the top of my grey tshirt maxi dress. What do you think? Actually, I'm planning on wearing it with lots of things, but that's the main one I have in mind.

I also picked up this baby:

Again, yes I know, everyone has it. Yes I'm jumping on the bandwagon. But, oh well! If you've read my blog before, you'll most likely be aware of my obsession with rings, so therefore I feel quite justified in having to get this when I saw it, even if everyone else already has it!

Ok, so seeing as I appear to have moved onto rings.. I got these pretty packages in the post this week too:

They contained...

Apologies for the pic - could not for the life of me get a decent pic of this one, dunno why!


And probably my favourite of today's bunch:

Love :)

Now, this may seem like a random recommendation, but I suggest you all go & check out Yes, I did say Tesco!
I placed a rather large order from them very late Saturday night. It arrived yesterday morning, & I gotta say, I'm very impressed! All the items I chose were sale items, & man did I get some bargains!
Definitely worth looking if you've got children too (or nieces/nephews/cousins/brothers/sisters/friends children etc) - I got LOADS of great stuff for my nephew. Going to put most of it away for Christmas though, because I'm trying to be sensible..!
I haven't taken pics of any of what I bought yet (haven't even tried them on yet actually) - but here's a couple of pics I've nabbed from the site:

Good stuff hey?!

I googled before I ordered & managed to find a 10% discount code - so what were already serious bargains were even cheaper!

* Studded shoes: £4.50
* Longline tunic: £2.70
* Spotty shorts: £5.40
* Cut out shoes: £4.50

How ridiculously cheap is that!? I'm sure you can see now why I ended up with a huge order.. and I could've bought LOADS more! And I got free delivery (because I spent so bloody much!)

Anyway, I'm going to stop babbling about Tesco now. I just really wanted to share that little tip with you - let me know if you do check it out, I'd love to hear if you order anything - purely because I'm nosy!

Right, going to leave it there. Gone on long enough I think!

Take care,