adcap1 You are the sunshine of my life….

I love to spend time with my little family, it is the sunshine to my soul. A week or so ago we spent some quality time in snazzy Blackpool by the sea. Time to relax and unwind is always welcome. We packed up, left home early and were on our way. We started to walk from the car park to the sea front, there are so many run down buildings there. It is such a shame to see many bed and breakfast’s like this. But, if you look hard enough – there is beauty in everything.

Imperfection in pretty pastels.

Something about bright colours makes me stop in my track and reach for my camera. My heart wants to remember that moment I am in by being able to look back on a photo. I am quite pleased that this sunny yellow house cohabits next to this baby blue one. I think they compliment each other perfectly.

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Daisy. Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you.  With the words of Nat King Cole ringing true in my ears, I am head over heels for daisies right now. Daisy the flower that is, not Nat King Cole’s sweetheart Daisy. Having worn flowers in my hair in the more traditional “pin up” fashion for quite some time now, my collection is quite large. Being a mum and leading a busy life, sometimes you just need to whack your hair up quick and pop a flower in.

Becoming a Mum.

When I first had my little girl, I didn’t have as much time as before she was born to perfect my hair and makeup. Now don’t get me wrong, I still made time. But I was an instant fan of anything that was quick and effortless. I still am. Being a working mum, I need to go from tired to tidy in 0.3 seconds if possible. Wearing my hair in beehives and half up half down styles recently has got me thinking. How can I wear flowers in my hair with a more sixties twist? Or even more of a seventies vibe if that’s your era.

With the seventies being firmly in the fashion spotlight right now, there are frills and flounces pretty much everywhere. I favour more structure. The tailored fit of the fifties and sixties is still my unwavering true love. Having a natural hourglass curvy figure, relaxed 70s boho feels just do nothing for me. All these big baggy Bardot type shirts that are around seem to drown the smallest part of me and put emphasis on the largest!

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With Easter fast approaching, just what do you wear for the bank holiday that is more: classy Easter Chic(k) than a fluffy Easter Bunny???

Transitioning my autumn wardrobe into spring is always a task in itself each year. My heart says pretty pastels and bare legs but the weather outside says stick your tights back on quick. Being “typically British” – even a sniff of sunshine has me planning ice cream trips and country walks in sundresses with jelly shoes. Only to be severely let down once stepping out my front door. Untitled

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When its spring, still freezing outside and you want to get your legs out, what do you wear??

I have collected original and reproduction vintage for about four years now. One of my favourite reasons for doing so is the romance and story behind each piece. When your wardrobe tells a tale, it is a beautiful thing. View Post

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Looking for a quirky bag for work? This Vendula Grab Bag is perfect for you.

I love Rock & Roll, so put another dime in the jukebox baby….

Now for some, the “Britney Spears” version of this song will now be firmly stuck in your head. However, I am more of an old soul. I only have ears for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and their grungy badass version of I Love Rock N Roll.

I associate rock and roll with a sweet American diner, red plaid table cloths and cute waiters blowing chewing gum bubbles while they take your order. Of course, as soon as I saw the Vendula Diner Grab Bag, well I could almost here the jukebox playing. I love their range so much. It was almost impossible to choose one to review because each and every piece is a work of art.

Untitled  The lining is printed with their trademark “London” scene print. This includes the big red buses, Bucking Palace soldiers and underground signs to name but a few. You can read about my last Vendula review here featuring the fabulous “Ladies Day” Grab Bag.  View Post

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When life changes and your days are now filled with new challenges – what can you do but change with it right? Recently I have been busier than normal and as well as performing, writing music and being a mum – I am also back to work after a fabulous break on maternity. With these new changes in mind – I found myself wondering if it was time to change my wardrobe. After all, my days used to be full of running around changing nappies and singing “wind the bobbin up” and now they are spent learning new terminology, policies and procedures as well as juggling caseloads.

Being the “new girl” is daunting enough without wondering what on earth to wear right? Of course, after a good old binge on Pinterest, I realised that I don’t actually have to wear blacks, greys or in fact any other neutral colours to the office. This got me thinking (dangerous I know) but I was so inspired by “alternative” corporate looks that I decided to focus on finding/blogging about work wear options because well, that’s what my life is made up of and life is too short to wear boring work clothes right?

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