Twelve months, No New Clothes

January 2021 was fairly enexceptional. Well, pandemic aside.

Perhaps it was the vast expanse of nothingness that gave me time to reflect on the ridiculous extent of my consumerism; particularly towards fashion, having stared at a redundant wardrobe of clothes and shoes for the best part of a year.

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Bagging a Christmas outfit for less than £20 with @EllenorCharity

As traditions go, picking up a little sparkly number for the festive season is about as Christmassy as watching the Muppets Christmas Carol on Christmas eve or frosting the Christmas cake.

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Half term at home with Femme Luxe Finery

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This weekend marks the end of my week of annual leave and time spent with the kids at home for the October half term, 2020.

Unlike previous years where we have taken the opportunity to meet with friends, head away for a late break or even abroad for autumn adventure, this year we have spent the break… at home.

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A shoe for all seasons – @RydaleClothing leather leopard print Chelsea boot

I’m not sure how many shoes is too many shoes, but I’d take a guess that the number squirreled away in every corner of every cupboard, wardrobe and storage space is probably a good sign I’m at max capacity.

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Afterlife; Strolling out of lockdown like…

Make no mistake, we as a family are still on full lockdown alert. Give or take a couple of garden grandparent visits, the social situ is still at ground zero. Which is totally fine, after all, the most important thing right now is to keep safe.

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#HideTheBags The lockdown look @femmeluxefinery (AD)


Five weeks ago, (or was it six?), I promised myself that I would get up at my usual time each day, make a moderate effort to look and therefore feel ready for the day, despite the strange circumstances being imposed.

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Not Going Out with @FemmeLuxe Finery (AD)

“Mummy, are you going out tonight?” my five year old grumbled as she spied me donning some new clothes, hoops and checking myself out in front of the mirror.

“No sweetie, not tonight”. (I’m actually just putting these clothes on to take photos to share on the internet, then I’ll pop back in to my joggers). Little does she realise the innocence of her question and the weirdness of our current situation of social distancing.

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#HideTheBags Rebranding second hand fashion

If I think back to seventeen year old me, she would rather be seen dead than in a charity shop.

Come to think of it, probably twenty five year old me wouldn’t be too different. And even, if I’m brutally honest, thirty five year old me too.

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Winter threads for working Mums

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It’s official, the heating is on, the socks have become a daily staple again and I’ve been obsessing over coats online. It can mean only one thing…Autumn is clinging on to the last of the sunshine and frozen school runs and scraping the car is not far away.

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4 Tips For Choosing a Designer Bag to Give as a Christmas Gift

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If you have someone in your life who is crazy about designer fashion, whether it’s your wife or girlfriend or even your son or daughter, then a designer bag from one of the most coveted high-end brands could be a fantastic idea for a Christmas gift they will love. more “4 Tips For Choosing a Designer Bag to Give as a Christmas Gift”

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