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New Dresses and a day out!

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Hi! Last weekend Mr C and I took a little trip Leamington Spa to visit the Taking Shape store. I was really pleased when I found out there was a store there, Leamington is one of my favourite places to visit, quite a few high street stores mixed with lots of lovely small independent shops.   After a quick bit of shopping to warm me up for the main event and a sneaky choc muffin it was time for my style session at the store. We were greeted by the store manager Tracy who made me feel at ease straight away. Within a few minutes she had offered Mr C a seat for his weary shopped out feet and a glass of bubbly for both of us! Next we went around the store and picked out some items. I must say that if I had been on my own I wouldn't of picked 2/3 of the items that were in the pile but I'm always happy to try different clothing, you never know what could happen! On to trying on! It was so nice to be able to try stuff in spacious changing rooms, as I do the majority

OMCZ #32

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Hi! The next OMCZ challenge has been chosen by Debz and the theme is wishes! Debz wrote: We all have places we would love to shop but can't afford to. I would love to see your wishlist of clothes you would buy if money were no object!  So here are a few of my favourites, the list could have been much longer but I had to run and buy my lottery ticket! Confetti Dress        Leather Look Skirt     Peonie Princess Dress     Drapey Wrap Sleeveless blouse     Michael Kors Selma navy tote bag     Ok so this isn't an item of clothing but I just had to add it on here!   Don't forget to check out all the other lovely ladies taking part!   Much Love   Natalie   x   Nikki http://www.nattynikki.com Becky Brown http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com Mary  http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt Hollie Http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com Eri

Shop My Stash #2

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Hi! Welcome to the second post in the Shop my Stash challenge! Over the past few weeks especially during Shop My Wardrobe for Lent I have been trying to sort out of my wardrobe. Since moving in 7 months ago I haven't had a chance to sort out my clothes, shoes, accessories until now! Mr C and I went to Costco a few months ago to stock up my hot chocolate for our Tassimo, my latest addiction! Whilst we were there I saw these space saving hangers, I had already tried some from Primark but within months all but one had snapped in half.   The before picture   The old hangers    Here is how it looks after I used the hangers. Ta da! I'm trying to group items together and even colour coordinate, its still a work in progress!   I hope that I can keep my jeans nice and tidy!   The second wardrobe is still a work in progress! The best thing about sorting out my wardrobe is finding lots of items that I haven't worn for

Garden Time

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Hi! When I first start blogging I wanted to incorporate my love of fashion and gardening. The fashion soon took over from the gardening but that was mainly due to me being too ill to do anything! Over the Easter bank holiday I said to Mr C that we should perhaps try and cut the grass and tidy up the garden. 5 hours later the grass cutting had turned into weeding, digging and planting, hee hee! I did not take part in the digging, that was Mr Cs job which he thoroughly enjoyed! We were so engrossed that I didn't get a chance to take a before picture but here is picture of when we got about halfway. We spent about £50 to get the garden looking fairly decent. A lot of items such as the stone edging was just laying around the garden from the previous owners and the Buddha was hidden at the top of the driveway behind the gates.   The Snobby Dragon The Hostas I picked up a few weeks ago from Car Boot sale. I tend to get quite a lot of plants and flowers from c

I Feel Good

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Hi! Time for the next I Feel Good 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.                                        Getting into the music on a night out! Much love Natalie X Have a look at the other lovely ladies taking part!   Abi  http://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/ Becca  http:// thegirlewiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk Becky  http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com/ Bee  http://www.thelittlestbuzz.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma  http://emmaatouchofsparkle.weebly.com/   Felicity  http://felicityhart.blogspot.c

Korres Review

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Hi! Our local Lloyds Pharmacy has had a revamp and boy it was a good one! Previously it was quite dark and drab and I only went in there to buy paracetamol and cough syrup! Now it so lovely, bright and airy I sometimes just want to pop in and wonder around for fun! The are brands such as Korres, Ren and La Roche Posey. The next time I went in I dragged Mr C along with me. In the corner I spotted a Korres stand with different boxes on. On closer inspection there were various boxes with travel size products to try. It is a brand that I had read about quite a bit but never got round to buying. The boxes were all reduced to £12 so I thought, why not give them a try, even Mr C got in the act and we purchased a men's one for him.   Inside the box:   Wild Rose Brightening Mask Basil Lemon Shower Gel Guava Body Butter White Tea Fluid Gel Cleanser Wild Rose 24 hours Brightening Cream   One Sunday I decided to spend the evening and try out the pro

OMCZ #31

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Hi!     This weeks OMCZ challenge was chosen by the birthday girl Stephanie at Seeing Spots ! She wrote: " As a fat woman i'm expected to stand up, breathe in and generally blend into the background. It's my birthday today and I fancy a sit down and I'd like to ask all my fellow plus size bloggers to sit down. Wear what every you like but post a photo of yourself sat down. This takes me out of my comfort zone to the extreme.  Theme: Sitting Down   Sat on the train going to London for the day. We walked about 7 miles that day, I'm glad I didn't take a picture afterwards, it was not pretty!       Chilling when I got home, 10 minutes later that bra was off, oh yeah!   Check out the other lovely ladies having a sit down!   Much Love   Natalie x     Nikki http://www.nattynikki.com Becky Brown http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com Mary  http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt Hollie Http

The Magnifcient 7th

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Hi!         'We will be posting on the 7th of each month, and the aim of the challenge is to create an outfit to fit the theme, using clothes from our wardrobes, and yes that does mean digging deep into the depths and finding those long lost clothes! Hopefully one of us won’t end up in Narnia, but you never know with a bloggers wardrobe!' An outfit based around your favourite accessories I have been wearing this belt a lot recently. I got it from Forever 21 sometime last year but hardly wore it. Since moving and having a sort out of my belts, scarves etc it has become a firm favourite once again, so much that I'm surprised I don't wear it with my pyjamas!     Check out the other ladies taking part Much Love Natalie x Kaye http://polishedcurves.wordpress.com/   Becky http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com/   Nicola http://chunkycatcuddler.blogspot.co.uk/   Gail http://gailygumdrops.blogspot.co.