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My Thursday three [02]

I would like to start my post today by thanking everyone for their supportive and lovely comments on my last post where I put up some pictures of the woods and then whinged on about my inability to lose weight.  It seems I'm not the only one feeling the pressure of the new year/new body resolution.  One thing I will say is that it is almighty inconvenient that a week after I am given a stocking full of chocolate oranges, after eights and boxes of chocolates that I am expected to vow to diet and only let salad past my lips.  As if I can tuck gleefully into my grilled chicken breast when I have a chocolate orange whispering at me from the cupboard....

Anyway, onto something completely different....


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My new routine as of this year is to make myself a green tea in the morning before I go to work and spend some time reading either blogs or online news sites to give myself a bit of me time in the morning.  Whilst there is a special place in my 'Blogs I'm following' list for fashion and photography blogs, I have a few blogs that I especially pick for these moments because I know I can count on them for interesting thoughts, a writing style that I enjoy and something to motivate me to start the day.  My personal favourite at the moment is Being Little; Lyzi's blog where she often posts lovely photos of where she lives, baking and other crafty makes and snaps of outfits. I think I enjoy it so much because it is exactly what I envisage for my blog (although she is clearly much better at cooking and crafting than me!)

Another blog I always eagerly click through to when I see a new post is From Gem With Love.  Gem not only posts up really beautiful photos (of her own) but she also regularly blogs about real issues in a candid, honest way I really enjoy.  She wrote a really brilliant piece about blogging recently that I found really inspiring.

Finally, a new find for me; found after a couple of bloggers mentioned her blog on Twitter - Ren Ate All The Pies.  I am deeply jealous of her ability to write pithy, witty, insightful and genuinely entertaining reads and have enjoyed reading back over the posts I have missed.  



There are some days when it is so convenient that my walk home brings me down Southampton High Street, and other days when it is nothing but bad news for my wallet.  Today was just the latter, as, to avoid the rain, I ducked into Primark for a nose around and ended up buying three things I probably didn't need.  I'm not usually one to buy in to an item that's being raved about, but since I saw this gorgeous rust pussy bow dress on Emma's blog, Milkteef, I have been trying to avoid its calls as I walk by every evening.  This evening I gave in and bought it, along with the polka dot playsuit (I didn't know it was a playsuit).  I tried on the playsuit when I got home and it makes me look about 3 metres wide so I'm not sure I'll keep it.  Maybe I'll post up a photo of me in it and let y'all decide!

Finally, yesterday I had one of those moments where I decided that, along with the basic necessities of life - air, food, water, etc - I also needed a pair of mustard tights, and popped into Topshop on the way home (I need to find a different route home) and picked some up.  The only thing is, I tried them with everything I envisaged them looking great with (black shift dress, black long sleeved body con dress, black t-shirt dress) for work and they just looked awful.  Does anyone have any suggestions for how to style them? Also what shoes to wear with them would help as tan brogues also look terrible!

11 comments

  1. Oooo what a lovely post!! I LOVE Lyzi and Ren, like adore them both, Thanksssss. Loves ya xxx

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  2. just stumbled across your blog...fab mini haul! especially the tights & primark dress - I'm like a magpie for anything mustard/rust coloured at the moment!

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  3. I adore Lyzi and Gem! I've also recently been introduced to Ren's blog. Great picks! Fab haul too - those tights are a great colour (:

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  4. I tried on the Primark dress and a gorgeous playsuit from there but because they don't do a petite section, they made my legs look all stumpy and horrid! It's such a shame because Primark are making such lovely new Spring pieces.
    Looks like I'll have to stick to their tops and skirts,

    Rosie x

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  5. Aw thank you!! I'm blushing :)

    I love the rust pussybow dress- I need smart (ish) clothes for work experience in August and that looks like just the sort of thing I could buy, not being a suit girl.

    Mustard tights are tricky, you are lucky you can carry them off- I avoid coloured tights because I just end up looking like a Christmas elf! The one type of shoe I can imagine with yellow tights is black high heeled Mary-Jane's, cute but not too cute xxx

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  6. Love all three of them blogs, great picks :) xx

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  7. Yay thank you so much! :) maybe try the tights with something burgandy? xxx

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  8. The dress is gorgeous. Especially love that colour :) xx

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  9. the pussybow dress is gorgeous and i'll be checking out the blogs you linked :) x

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  10. Love the polka dot playsuit! so cute.

    x

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  11. cant believe that dress/playsuit are from primark, the rust coloured one looks identical to one sold in topshop at the moment. I need to get myself to primark!
    ive had the same issues with dark yellow tights, i was desperate for a pair but they done seem to look right with anything and it doesnt help that my boyfriend calls me banana legs in them! x

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