Friday, 24 May 2013

Half Price shoes you say??

Hello everyone,

Are you all ready for the THREE DAY WEEKEND? I know I am!
I have lots planned for this weekend, lots to squeeze in. I hope I find have time to find some bargains along the way!

I am treating Phil to a surprise birthday meal and drinks tomorrow night and still haven’t decided what to wear-eek! Really need to get on it! (Good excuse for a sneaky look round the shops tomorrow!)

So, I was thinking last night that I would like to treat myself to a new pair of wedges for my forthcoming holiday. I was delighted to find an email from my friends at stylistpick this morning, offering me 50% of all full priced shoes until Monday!
Even better they offer FREE delivery and returns – doesn’t get much better for a shoe-a-holic!!

After much deliberation I have decided to go for the Dayna ankle strap raffia wedge in blue (also available in pink) the wedge is currently selling on the website for £38.00 meaning I get them for just £19.00!!

I love these wedges and they will go perfectly with all of my holiday outfits. Can’t wait for them to be delivered!!
There are so many gorgeous pairs to choose from it was really hard. It was just as hard to ignore the little voice in mt head telling me to buy two pairs!

I hope you all have a fab bank holiday weekend – what have you got planned??


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Cotton Shirt-dress

Happy Tuesday.
The bank holiday weekend is fast approaching!

Apologies for my lack of posts over the past few days, things have been pretty manic!
Today it’s time to share with you my 3rd and final Salvation Army bargain from last week.
It comes in the form of this Gorgeous Khaki cotton summer shirt-dress.

It was originally from Bay Trading and doesn’t look like it’s been worn at all. The material is so soft and light, perfect for summer days and the belt which come with it is lovely too.

This little beauty only set me back £3.50!! I am still hoping for some sun to wear it!


We are going out for Phil’s birthday this weekend and trying to decide on my outfit so it’s not a last minute rush – any suggestions?

Friday, 17 May 2013

Floaty Friday

Hello my favourite followers! It’s very nearly the WEEKEND :)
Very Excited!!

It’s time to tell you about my 2nd bargain from my local Salvation Army Charity shop.
I’ve been on the hunt for a summer maxi skirt for a while but didn’t find one I really liked….. until now!

This gorgeous coral number originally from New Look had my interest as soon as I saw it, even though it’s a little big, it has an elasticated drawstring waist so I can draw it in. Plus at the amazing price of £1.00 I just couldn’t leave it on the shelf!

I think this bright colour will look fab with my black crop top, some statement jewellery and flat sandals (as well as many other outfits)
It’s been an amazing few weeks for bargains, long may it continue J

Have a FAB weekend and keep smiling and keep your eyes peeled for bargain No3!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Salvation Army Barmy!!!

Hello!! Happy Thursday!

Hope you are all well and on the countdown for the weekend?

I visited my local Salvation Army charity shop again recently and got some bargains that are almost too good to be true!!
The first one I want to tell you about is this gorgeous sequinned blazer from Next.

Last winter I looked everywhere for one of these to wear over my party dresses. I ended up buying a sliver one from eBay. As soon as I set my eyes on this one I wanted it. I hadn't really noticed it was Next Signature until after I got it home, just saw the £3 price tag and snapped it up!!

I was amazed when I got home to see it was Next Signature and was brand new with the tags!
The tags say €96 so at todays exchange rate that would be just over £80!!!!!!

I am so pleased with my bargain I can't stop grinning! Although I will mainly wear this for the party season I may also team it with my skinny jeans and a glam T on nights out :)

I have two more amazing Salvation Army bargains to share with you.....Coming SOON!!


Monday, 13 May 2013

Bikini Blues

Hello! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend?
I did but as usual, it flew by in a blur or shopping, family time, housework and cocktails!

On Saturday I visited a charity shop I’d never been into before. I spotted St Vincents in Wrekenton quite by mistake and of course I just had to have a browse!

Just as I thought I was leaving empty handed I spotted a basket of swimwear by the door and saw this gorgeous New Look Bikini poking out.
It was brand new with the tags on and I snapped it up for just £1.75!!
I probably wouldn't have chosen this print/design if I was paying full price so not only was it a real steal, its also made me try something new :)


So that’s my holiday bikinis all sorted now, I am over the moon with my find!

I‘d love to hear about your recent charity shop finds?

Speak soon


Friday, 10 May 2013

New York States....of Mind

Hello Lovelies J

I am so pleased it’s the weekend! I have been thinking about my holidays a lot recently.

I received an email from ASOS this morning so I decided to have a little browse (even though I am not meant to be spending!)
I was really rather restrained and only purchased one item! This gorgeous crop top for just £6.00!!

I am so excited for its arrival. I will try and keep this one until I go away, I think it will be fab with my denim shorts.


QUESTION: what is your holiday wardrobe staple?? Answers below :)

Have a FAB weekend and keep smiling


Thursday, 9 May 2013

25 Things about me!

I saw a post like this on A Scottish Lass' blog and thought I'd give it a go :)

1. I am an only child, and very close to my parents.

2. I am an adrenaline Junkie!

3. I don’t like needles 

4. I'm a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo

5. I have two lovely guinea pigs, Betty & Freda

6. I am a self-confessed gym bunny

7. I got engaged to my lovely Fiancé, Phil, on new year’s eve!

8. I love trying to make cocktails

9. I love animals of all shapes and sizes

10. I only have a handful of very close friends

11. I am not sure how I feel about turning 30 this year

12. I am lucky that I have the family and friends that I do

13. I used to have a crush on Dr Christian Jessen (Had no idea he was gay-ooooopps!!)

14. My favourite colour is Green

15. I LOVE the sun and being warm, even though I don’t tan! 

16. My birthday is 28th August and I was born in 1983

17. I love music of all kind, especially when it’s live 

18. I have Raynaud’s

19. I don’t know what I would do without my best friend Amanda

20. I look after those I love 

21. I get very excited over Halloween

22. I love the countryside

23. I am obsessed with planning my time and trying to be organised. 

24. I am a co-driver in rallies.

25. I am sometimes a little crazy!

So there you have it, 25 facts about me. 

I’d love all my blogging friends to do this and then send me your links, I love learning more about people!


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

TU Tuesday!

Hello Lovelies!

Hope you all had a fabulous bank holiday weekend.
Apologies for my lack of posting over the last few days, the weather was so good I just had to make the most of it!

Last night I popped into my local Sainsbury’s for some shopping and thought I’d have a quick look around the clothes while I was there.
They had two big sale rails with up to 70% off, so of course that’s where I went. There wasn’t much left in my size and just as I was about to give up I spotted the gorgeous material of this dress poking out.

I looked at the tag and it said size 6 petite so being 5’6 I was very doubtful it would fit. I popped into the changing room and to my surprise it fitted perfectly. I love the print and cut of this dress and the material is so light and comfy, it even came complete with a belt.  The best part about this dress? The price! Reduced to just £5! Definitely bargain of the week.

The colours and print of this dress are quite retro, can’t wait to wear it (although it’s raining now – think the 3 days of sun were our summer-hope not!)

More bargains to tell you about very soon, until then, keep smiling J


Friday, 3 May 2013


It’s Friday!! And a 3 day weekend –woop!!
I hope you are all well?

We booked our Summer holidays yesterday, I am SUPER excited! I have decided to treat myself to some new dresses from AX Paris to take with me.

As you know I love a massively thrifty bargain but as AX Paris is one of my favourite brands when it comes to dresses, I don’t mind treating myself every  now and then. I always find the dresses fit me perfectly and are very good quality as well as being reasonably priced.

I have been browsing the website and have picked out some of my favourites. I plan to buy two pieces and I will be taking advantage of the Free UK delivery on orders over £50!



Which are your favourites, and more to the point which ones should find a place in my suitcase!!
Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend, let's hope we see some sunshine!!


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Work it!!!!!!!!

Welcome to Wednesday!
As I mentioned previously, it’s been a great week for bargains.

Today I want to tell you about another fab bargain from Select. This time it’s a work wear bargain.

I love the tailored/cigarette style trousers but they are usually too short for my legs or the fit is wrong. When I was in Select last week this pair stood out to me, I decided to try them on and to my surprise, they fit perfectly.
They fall exactly to my ankles and fit so well everywhere else, I love the gold zip detailing too, it makes the trousers that little bit more funky. These trousers were an unbelievable bargain at just £8!!

I buy the majority of my work wear from Next and will team these trousers with my gorgeous printed jacket,  sleeveless shirt and colour block court shoes which are all from Next.


Another bargain report will be with you very soon!!

Keep smiling!