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Style | One Dress 3 Ways

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Hi! A few months ago I wrote about this pinafore dress from ASOS. It was very much an impulse buy, I had already purchased a denim pinafore which is not one of my favourite items of clothing, it fits so well on the top but is a little too tight on the bottom when I sit down, hence why it is now hanging in the back of the wardrobe. I hadn't worn it for awhile so I spent an hour or so one evening last week working out different ways to style it. As I've worn each outfit I took pictures to share the various ways I styled the dress. This is something that I want to do more often so that I get more wear out of my clothes!   Casual Bomber Jacket - ASOS T-Shirt - ASOS Tights - Primark Trainers - Nike at ASOS Hat - Primark (old)     A Pop of Colour         Jacket - Fashion World (old) T-shirt - ASOS Tights - Primark Boots - Dorothy Perkins (old)     Work       Shirt - ASOS Tigh

His & Hers Christmas Wish List

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  Hi! 4 weeks till Christmas?! Huh! 2 minutes ago there were 4 months till Christmas, I was planning to be super organised this year, get all my presents early, have them wrapped before mince pies were on the shelves and have cards in letterboxes before 2017 arrived. One thing I do have organised is my wish list for Mr C . These are only a few items from my actual list, whether I actually receive them is another story but, a few strategically placed notes and pictures should help. Mr C is also getting in on the action here with his wish list as well! Mr Cs Wish List: Okay, anybody that has ever met me knows I am obsessed by 5 things: Football, Cars, Trainers, Watches and Electronics. Now, I was going to include a new football shirt but Natalie is always saying I have too many as it is (how many is too many??). So, how about a new car on my wish list........ then Natalie reminded me I only changed my car a few months ago so that idea was scuppered. So, below are my 3 items an

Style | The Perfect Black Dress

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Hi! As I write this post there are only 5 weeks left until Christmas! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I tried on Friday and failed, coming home with only one gift and quite a few items for me! Oh well, still plenty of time left! Not only am I thinking about gifts but also what to wear to Christmas parties, drinks and the big day itself! A black dress is the perfect item for me, not only good for the festive season but versatile for all year round. This dress is from Lovedrobe . I've styled exactly the way I'm going when I head off to my first party! I sized up to a 26 in this dress, even though its slightly big around the waist it still fits well and more importantly its comfortable, something that is crucial for me when I start to act like I'm Beyonce on the dance floor! The material has a crepe like feel to it, easy to iron and stayed crease free when I was sat in the car for over 45 minutes. There is a lovely loose bow detail on the

Beauty - November My Little Box

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Hi! Time for another My Little Box post! I've decided that I'm going to keep the subscription until Dec/Jan time and then perhaps give a different box a try, if you have any recommendations please let me know!     Ok, so I'm glad that I didn't cancel my subscription as I love this box! A box where I will actually use all of the items rather than having one or two items that I don't think I will use or have to give away!   I've used the Garnier facewash before and if you want a quick, easy and effective face wash and mask in one then this works really well. Its especially good if you have oily skin like I do.   The perfume smells really nice, I'm not very good at describing scents but this is definitely wearable! Last of all is the jelly make up remover, I'd never heard of such a thing so I saved it for the weekend when I knew I was going to have a face full of makeup to try it out. It starts out as a gel but as

Style | The last drops of Autumn

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Hi! Some days I feel like winter has arrived and then there will be a random day when it really feels like it is still Autumn. I'm still loving my ASOS Cocoon coat, its perfect for smart and casual wear. I have to say a big thank you to Mr C for picking this one for me as I probably wouldn't have chosen it myself! I've also been delving into the back of my wardrobe and found a pair of shoes from Primark that had never been worn! I don't know why as they are so comfortable, shopping my wardrobe for November is actually not too bad! Coat - ASOS Jumper - New Look (old) Chinos - ASOS Shoes - Primark (old) Scarf - Primark (old) Bag - Radley Hat - Gap   Much Love   Natalie   x

Style | Something old, Something new

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Hi,   Back in October Mr C and I took a short break to Crimdon Dene near Hartlepool. We always tend to go to a caravan park down south so we decided to have a change of scenery this year! Despite not having the best time in the holiday park we still had a lovely time away.   The day before we left we took a quick trip to Hartlepool Marina, it look as though a lot of the area has been renovated including this area. We were just going to look at the boats but seeing as I liked the outfit I had chosen for the day so much our little walk slowly turned into a mini photo shoot!   I was really hoping that I could still wear this skirt in the winter but after wearing it on this slightly chilly day with tights I felt like my legs were frozen! All the items that I'm wearing are old apart from the necklace.   I don't know how many times I've said that I'm on a shopping ban, too many too count but, during November I'm going to try my hardest not to purchase

Beauty | The Facial

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Hi, A few weeks ago I went for a facial at the LA Perfection Salon in Witney. If you are a regular reader you will know that I went to their open day back in June, you can read about that here if you missed it! I booked in for a facial with Tina. It had been months since I last had one and since my skincare routine has disappeared into thin air once again I thought it would be a good idea to have a really good cleanse and refresh. After a quick wander around Witney I left Mr C on his own to go and discover the Shake Shop (yes, a shop that specialises in weird and wonderful milk shakes plus other sweet treats) whilst I made my way to the salon. I was greeted by Tina who was doing my facial. We went into the first treatment room at the front, small but as there wasn't too much equipment in there it still felt light and airy. I had to fill in a short questionnaire with questions regards my skin, medication, allergies etc and then I got myself ready and hopped on the

Style | ASOS Chinos

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Hello! I finally thought that I would get back into wearing jeans and jeggings after having a period of not wanting to wear anything but dresses and skirts but, unfortunately the Sainsburys jeggings that I thought were perfect have let me down. They seem to have stretched so much that I spend 90% of my time battling to keep them up by my waist rather than down by my ankles! I decided to try a pair of chinos that I had spotted on ASOS during another browsing session, evening not lunchtime, not that it makes much difference!   I first ordered these in a size 22, recently I noticed that the sizing had gone a bit awry on ASOS so I decided to go down a size...bad idea, they got as far as mid thigh and that was it. A swift exchange and a size 24 and 26 were on their way to me.   Both sizes fit, the 26 are a tad too big but I thought that they were perfect for casual weekend look or the monthly bloated feeling, so I decided to keep them. The 24 fit true to size, not muc