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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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Untitled  Balance – it’s a juggling act right? Where do you draw the line between working to earn money to pay bills and working on your hobbies to stay happy? Creative humans similar to myself always feel that this is the biggest struggle when it seems that you need to spend money to get money. One of the biggest adjustments I have found when becoming a mum is how to find time to fit “me” stuff in. When I had my little girl the amount of people who told me I would never do anything else in life was deafening. It destroyed my soul – temporarily. Then I created something called balance and decided that I was going to adjust and find time to still do the things that I loved. It sometimes meant getting up when it was pitch black or staying up and burning the midnight oil – but it was all worth it. I am a worker bee and love tasting the honey when it comes in.

“Balance is not something you find; it is something you create.”

 
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Girls Who Want Curls Need Curlettes In Their Lives! Simple.

“Like a queen crowned with curls” – having bouncy curly whirly hair is something not everyone is blessed with.

Since adopting The Curly Girl method on my own hair, I have managed to improve the overall condition of my own hair. However, it still isn’t quite how I would like to wake up. Of course, going with what my mamma gave me – I’m not complaining. I have natural beach waves that some people would pay good money for. Having lusted over big full and bouncy curls parading themselves all over social media recently, I knew I had to try and investigate further.

I have tried a lot of sleep in rollers, curlers and plaits and never really been a fan of them. I like my undisturbed sleep! But when I heard about “Curlettes” – comfy curls for vintage girls.

I knew I had to test them out.

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Untitled Sixties style on a shoestring. Fabulous budget buys that won’t break your bank!

Welcome to the sixties woaaah oh oh oohh ohhhh oh (sic – Hairspray)

Yes, whenever I think about the swinging sixties, I just cannot help but hum that famous tune from Hairspray the musical. Okay so obviously the sixties are SO much more than big hair and catchy tunes but it’s a good place to start right?! For those of you who regularly read my blog, you will know that I am a big advocate for “wearing whatever ya like.” I think it’s important to express yourself through your own style. My personal preferences change from season to season and I have always been described as a person who “wears their mood.” View Post

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