Pretty in red

Monday, 30 September 2013 | No comments

Hi!

We paid a visit to the lovely town of Cirencester a few weeks ago. Whilst we were there we had a quick wonder around and also managed to pop into a shop or two!

I haven't had much luck with charity shop finds this year, every time I see something nice it's never in my size..bah! Anyway I saw a British Heart Foundation and thought I would have a quick look in. The first thing I saw was this gorgeous top, it was originally from M&S and still had the tags on. I didn't try it on as I thought it looked big enough and at £3.99 I had to snap it up!

I paired it with this pretty skirt I bought from the New Look sale a few weeks ago. This was going to be my Plus North day outfit but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to wear it.





I forgot I had a white bra on!




Do you ever shop in charity shops?
Much Love
N
x

Style It My Way

Sunday, 29 September 2013 | 6 comments

Hi!

Welcome to another week of the Style It My Way Challenge.

This week the theme is day to night.
 
Day
 
I kept it casual for the day by wearing one of my favourite jackets over this peplum top. I didn't add any accessories as the buttons on the jacket have some really cute detail on.
 
 
Top - Sainsburys
Jacket - Forever 21
Jeans - Yours Clothing
 


Night
 
For a night time look I have added this lovely lace and satin jacket and a chunky necklace.

 
Necklace - Primark
Jacket - Forever 21




Much Love

N
x

Use the hashtag #styleitmyway on twitter and check out the other lovely ladies taking part.

Autumn Tag

Saturday, 28 September 2013 | 1 comment



Hi!

 
 
When I saw this post on Leah's blog I knew I had to give it a go. Autumn is my favourite season as, even though I love the sun, there is nothing better than getting cosy on the sofa with Mr C, a movie and some good food.
 
For Autumn what is your:
 
Favourite thing about it - First and foremost I love the leaves changing colours and falling to the ground. As we live next to woods I can see it every day and it's so pretty. I also love snuggling up on the sofa, blanket on with Mr C and watching a good movie with some snacks of course!
 
Favourite drink - A Hot Ribena - I'm not a lover of tea or coffee so this is my preferred choice of hot drink on a cold night.
 
Favourite scent/candle - Without a doubt......Yankee Candles!

 
I stocked up at the outlet store!
 
 
 
Best lipstick -

Riveting Rose from Mac
 
 
 
Go to moisturiser -


Go to colours for the eyes -
 
I love this palette and have been using it all summer, I have a feeling that I will be using it all through autumn also!
 
 
 
Favourite music or band/singer to listen to - As soon as the nights get cooler I really love listening to a bit of jazz and then it will be Christmas music come the end of November.
 
Favourite outfit to wear -





Autumn treat - I will be purchasing a new pair of knee high boots, I haven't bought any for a few years now as I couldn't get any to fit but I have seen quite a few places are now stocking a better range of sizes that should fit my chunky calves!

Favourite place to be - Either at home curled up on the sofa or at a nice cosy restaurant with good food!

 
Much Love
 
N
x


OOTD

Thursday, 26 September 2013 | 1 comment

Hi!
 
On Saturday Mr C took me on a little trip to Leighton Buzzard in search of some black trousers for work.
 
It has been quite a week again. I had a little stay in the JR Hospital in Oxford for a few days and they finally found out what's wrong with me. Even though I should be relieved I feel quite upset that it has taken 18 months to get this far. Anyway, hopefully a little op and I should be back to normal again!
 
As most of my clothes are packed away it meant I had a limited amount available to choose from. I fully understand the true meaning of a capsule wardrobe now!

Here's what I wore:

 
Lightweight Jacket - Tesco
Vest Top - Primark
Jeans - Yours Clothing
Bag - Car Boot

 
Much Love
 
N
x

OMCZ #16

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | 13 comments

Hi!
 
 
Time for another OMCZ challenge.
 
This week it was the turn of Rebs at Sullen-Hearts turn to choose the theme, here is what she wrote:
 
I want to pick 'nightwear'! Let's see what you wear to bed, or flash us your naughty but nice undies, or show us what you'd wear for a good old fashioned sleepover. 
 
So when I first saw this I had a little panic, we were due to move house and I had packed away all my nightwear and had been sleeping in a t-shirt and old joggers. Luckily I was able to get to a box to whip out a pair of PJ's.
 
The attractive thing on my head is a do-rag, it's what stops my hair sticking up everywhere in the morning and of course I have to use a sleep mask to block out those early morning rays!
 
 
 


Much Love
 
N
x
 
Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies taking part!




Shoes Glorious Shoes!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | No comments

Hi!

Shoes.... I don't have enough of them I think, especially now autumn and winter are closing in. It's time to retire my favourite summer ballet pumps and get some new footwear that is able to keep the chill off my toes!

In some of my posts I don't wear shoes, so I have picked some out from the Kurt Geiger Collection at John Lewis that I think would go with the outfits!

I love wearing trainers for a nice casual daytime look especially if I'm going shopping, these grey trainers would go really well with this outfit.

I love wearing flats to work and these Ankle Buckle Pumps would be perfect for racing around the office.


I really love this style of shoe at the moment, the crocodile print is subtle and classy. With these I would be ready for a dinner date with Mr C!




Much Love

N
x


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Style It My Way Challenge

Sunday, 22 September 2013 | No comments

Hi!
 
I couldn't post anything for last week as I don't own anything Aztec print!
 
This week's theme is: Style a spring summer outfit for autumn.
 
This dress is something that I had been wearing all through the summer. It's a little bit big so I had to wear it with a belt. On the days when it was really hot it was an absolute lifesaver!
 
 
 
Now the weather is cooler I added some leggings and a cardigan and when it gets colder I will add some knee high boots!







Much Love
 
N
x
 
Use the hashtag #styleitmyway on twitter and check out the other lovely ladies taking part.

New Look Wishlist

Friday, 20 September 2013 | 1 comment

Hi!

With Autumn here I feel like it's time to update my wardrobe again to deal with the cooler days and chilly nights!

I have made a wish list from my current favourite store, New Look.

Their plus size range Inspire has lots of great pieces. I bought a lot of items for the summer from here and would love some additional pieces to bring my summer style into autumn!

Here are my picks:

 
 
My first pick has to be a cardigan, pop it over a vest top and add a brightly coloured scarf.... perfect!

I already have the maxi version of this skirt and I love it! I would team this with tights and some tan boots.
 
 
Okay, so I saved my favourite till last! I would wear this dress with a black cardigan, tights, black knee high boots and a nice chunky scarf...... ohhh so cosy!
 
Much Love
 
N
x
 
 
*This post is written in conjunction with New Look*

My Room

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | No comments

Hi!
 
Last year we decided to turn our 3rd bedroom into a dressing room/relaxing space for me.
 
A lot of people always look at us with raised eyebrows when we say that have done this but as we are not having children (for health reasons for me) we thought why not!
 
I adore this room, it's where I can sit for hours to read, blog, write and watch endless SATC in peace! The 2nd bedroom is more of a spare room/X-Box room for Mr C, not as nice as mine so we won't go in there.
 
I didn't spend a lot on the furniture in this room as we just moved stuff around from the other rooms plus I need the extra pennies to fill my wardrobe of course.
 
The spotty chair is my favourite item, I found it on Ebay one night and was determined  to win it. It was well worth the 2 hours drive to Gloucester to collect it!

 
My wardrobe is from Ikea, I didn't bother keeping the doors because the room is quite small so I wouldn't have been able to open them fully.

 
I must confess I do have too many clothes so much that I have one drawer in our room with a few extra bits! Time for a sort out and sale soon!






Much Love

N
x

Mr C Styles Me (again!)

Monday, 16 September 2013 | 4 comments

Hi!

So I really enjoyed having Mr C picking out my clothes for me, it made me think again and become inspired from my wardrobe

This time I asked him to pick a casual weekend look for me and here is what he choose!


T-Shirt - Gap
Jeans - Yours Clothing
Bag - Ebay
Trainers - Puma (Puma store)



I haven't worn trainers all summer so I will be glad when it gets cooler so I wear them again. I think I just need to chuck on a jacket and I'm good to go...oh and fill up my bag because here its empty!

Much Love
 
N
x

I Feel Good

Sunday, 15 September 2013 | 9 comments

Hi!


Welcome to a new challenge set up by the lovely Vicki at The Curved Opinion.
 
This is what Vicki wrote regarding the challenge:
 
"You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped?  This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".  
 We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful.
 
For my first post I am using a picture that was taken about 4 years ago. We were at a friends wedding in Blackpool, this was my first visit there but Mr C had been a few times before.
 
I had such a panic trying to find an outfit, I didn't really own any dresses at the time as I always had it in my head that I was too fat to wear one.
 
The dress is from Debenhams but I borrowed it from my sister along with the bolero and I think the shoes may have been hers too! Thanks sis!
 
 
 
I love this dress, it fits nicely and was the perfect length. The belt was a nice feature to accentuate my waist. I felt really good and most importantly comfortable whilst wearing it which made me feel confident all day and night!
 
Much Love
 
N
x
 
Don't forget to check out the other ladies taking part:
 
 
 

OMCZ 15

Friday, 13 September 2013 | 4 comments

Hi!


Time for another OMCZ challenge!

This time it was the turn of the lovely Nikki from Natty Nikki, she wrote:

I decided to go with Oversized as sometimes I like to try an oversized top or dress rather than something more form fitting and I think that with the right accessories etc it can look good. If people dont have oversized clothing then use oversized accessories instead!

Hope that is ok

Nikki x

For my outfit I choose this cardigan I picked up from Forever 21 a few months ago, it's so comfortable and works either as a casual or smart piece.

Please excuse the huge bruise on my arm, it happened whilst I was in hospital and made me a bit self conscious about having photos taken.




My oversized jewellery


Much Love
 
N
 
x


Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies taking part!




Plus North No Show!

Thursday, 12 September 2013 | 6 comments

Hi!
 
So this weekend just gone was Plus North, an event in Manchester organised by the lovely Becky and Toni. I had been looking forward to this for ages, I started packing my bag on Tuesday with all the lovely new outfits that I had purchased and my hot rollers!
 
On Wednesday evening I had to go for my routine check in at the hospital, the weather had been really warm that day and as I sat in the waiting room I had a little moan about being there and how I just wanted to get home and pack some more! After finding out that I had to come back the next day for some blood tests I had another little moan because it meant another 1/2 hour drive.
 
So I went for my test on Thursday and then had phone call later to say that I had to call the doctor asap, assume panic mode from me until I got in touch with her.
 
Anyway to cut a long story short I had a blood count of 5.3, this is very low as a normal person should be between 12-15, I therefore had to have an emergency blood transfusion of 4 units starting at 1.00am Thursday night and ending at 23.00 on Friday night and a stay in until Saturday evening.
 
I feel quite angry at myself as I had been feeling ill for a few months now, I had ignore all the classic warning signs of severe anaemia, tiredness, short of breath and a general feeling of malaise. The fact that I couldn't walk up the stairs without feeling like my lungs were going to collapse and my heart was going to pop out of my chest should have been a warning to myself to get to the doctors.
 
I feel much better already even thought I'm still slightly anaemic. My advice is always listen to your body, if you feel unwell don't feel like you are going to be a bother to the doctor by going like I thought I was going to be. The fact that the doctor told me I was at risk of heart failure has been a massive wake up call for me for me to slow down. I am the type to worry and stress over the smallest things but now I'm going to try and chill out and take it easy, first thing some online shopping and then I'm planning a little bit of pampering next weekend for myself, a massage and manicure.
 
I hope that anyone reading this that went to Plus North had an amazing time and I'm looking forward to attending it next year as well Plus London 3 in November!
 
I would also like to add that you are able to or know someone that can please donate blood, you can find your nearest venue here. I am very grateful to the people that donated the blood I had that literally save my life!
 
Much Love
 
N
x

10 Day You Challenge - 1 Picture

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | No comments

Hi!



A picture of me just after I had seen Legally Blonde at the theatre, would I suit being blonde??
 
Much Love
 
N
x

10 Day Your Challenge - 2 Songs

Monday, 9 September 2013 | No comments

Hi


1. Robbie Williams - She's the one
 
It was the first song Mr C and I slow danced to and always reminds me of him
 
2. Lenny Kravitz - I belong to you
 
The words in this song mean a lot me, so beautiful
 
Much Love
 
N
x

Top 5 Wardrobe Favourites - Mixing it up!

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Hi!

A while ago I did a post on my top 5 favourite wardrobe items (link).

My favourite items are:

Cardigan
White Vest Top
Jeans
T-shirt
White Shirt

I thought that I would see if I could create 5 outfits from the 5 pieces, it was quite a challenge but I think I gave it a good go!

 
Cardigan - Forever 21
Vest Top - Primark
Jeans - Yours Clothing
Necklace - Boutique in Menorca
 

 
 

 
White Shirt - Forever 21
T-shirt - Primark

 
Outfit details as before
Bracelets - Car Boot Finds

 
Necklace - Frankie Doodle

 
My angry face! lol!
 
What are your favourite wardrobe items?
 
Much Love
 
N
x