It’s fair to say that in the last five years there hasn’t been more of an excuse to invest in a ‘few’ capsule wardrobe pieces, than the big return to work.
I was somewhat under the impression that my brimming wardrobe(s) would be best kept in tact, just in case I ever did go back to work, but in reality, when it actually happened I realise how dated the contents had become. Not only were some items covered in dust and smelling musty, but I even spotted a few pieces that date back to my sixth form days (!).
more “HideTheBags; The work wardrobe”
I think one of the most beautiful things about growing older is finding a serene self confidence and lack of fear of judgement about menial things. Don’t like my hair? My tattoo? My bright clothes? It’s a pretty nice place to get to, when you realise you have let go of caring about anyone else’s opinion about your fashion choices. To laugh along with them and know you feel fabulous, sod the rest! more “Finding style confidence and having fun with fashion again”
Do you buy your other half Christmas gifts? Understandably, many couples choose to forego Christmas presents for each other in a bid to focus the finances on all the other expenses at Christmas, but ever the big kids at heart, there has always been a small selection of gifts under the tree for Mum and Dad Muddling Through, to and from each other. more “#HideTheBags Under the Tree for Dad Muddling Through with @Jacamo”
In the last couple of years I would definitely say I’ve found my stride when it comes to dressing in a way that makes me feel, well, like me. I guess that’s partly due to some of the inspiring influencers I’ve followed and given me the encouragement to wear the things that make me smile, as opposed to making me blend in – something I was definitely guilty of in my twenties. more “5 looks other people can pull off”
It’s been a while since I blogged my latest shopping haul, and as is typical after an influx of vouchers for my birthday, the beginning of June is often synonymous with the start of Summer with a big seasonal spend up. more “Hide The Bags Summer, Stripes and Swimwear”
Fathers Day this year falls on Sunday 17th June, just three (ish) weeks away. These things always have a habit of creeping up on me, and with four Dads to think about (Dad Muddling Through, My Dad, Step-Dad and Father in Law), last minute panic buys often end up in a bottle of booze and a plant. It’d be nice to think that I might actually manage to pull something out of the bag a little more pre-empted one of these Father’s Days. more “Fathers Day with Frederick Thomas A £100 #giveaway plus £10 voucher code @FredThomasTies”
Last month we saw the hottest April day on record in 70 years. After snow just a few weeks before, it really did seem like Summer had arrived and 2018 had decided not to bother with Spring at all. more “#HideTheBags Summer Ready with Magic Linen”
I don’t know about you guys, but sod the actual people watching, more than ever I’m using Instagram as a bit of a platform to lust after, stalk, pin and purchase clothes. more “#HideTheBags; Instagram shopping – Stripy Giraffe Review & #Giveaway”
It’s all too easy to fall into the accidental purchases for the kids this time of year. The recent uptake on the Christmas jumper tradition is just too tempting with so many cute as hell designs in the shops. (Christmas jumper day is on 15th December this year!). It’s even easier when the high street offers some bargains, perfect for carrying them through each and every party, lunch and family get together. And anyway, they grow so fast – so that’s my excuse, right? more “#HideTheBags Cool Christmas jumpers for kids”
It’s all too convenient these days to pick up your Christmas shopping from the giants – the mega toy stores, the supermarkets during your grocery shop and the online retailers offering sales and bulk delivery services. more “#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas”