Get that summer breeze with these dresses

Hey readers,

We now have frequent pleasant weather frequently so I have seen a lot of lovely summer dresses. In this post, I am going to share some of the dresses that I love at the moment that are in the shops.

First, we have this lovely black dress with a beaded crochet collar from Asda for £16.00.

Next, I have selected this quirky Cacti print mini swing dress from Asos Curve for £22.00.

Something a bit cooling on the shoulders and a lovely print is this gingham cold shoulder dress from Matalan for £18.00.

I think by far this is my favorite dress as it is so fun with the small and big spots. It is from Simply Be Unique 21 mixed spot wrap dress for £45.00.

For the final dress, I have chosen this bright coloured limited collection navy, red and white stripe pocket swing dress from Yours Clothing for £23.99.

Cheers for reading X

Father's day gift guide 2017

Hey readers,

Next month (18th June) will be Father’s day and if you are struggling for ideas then look no further, as I have complied a father’s day guide.

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1) Firstly, my hubby is into baking and cooking, I know shock right. But I thought he might enjoy this as he always watches the programme and there is something beautiful about flicking through a cook book when you have five minutes to yourself. The Great British Bake Off Every Day cook book, full of favourite recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. You pick pick up a copy from Asda (£9).

2) Looking for something amusing and a Star Wars Fan, check out this funny mug with the well know Yoda character printed on it. You can buy this online from Etsy (£6.99 + P&p).

3) Now, this item is slightly pricey but it will be a top hit for the techno man in your life. It is a spectrum solo DAB+FM radio. I like the fact that it looks similar to a Lego piece so something little bit different from your typical DAB style radio. But be perfect to have in the kitchen or even if you opt for a summer barbie in the garden, will create the perfect ambience. You can buy the radio from  John Lewis (£40).

4) If you want something a little bit different check out  Matalan option of growing your own pizza toppings (£3).

5) Always a hit in my household is the old alcohol beverage and this Hobgoblin beer from Tesco (£1.25) will nicely quench any father’s first on the special day.

I hope you have found this guide inspiring and whatever way you celebrate Father’s day, I hope you have a fabulous day spoling the father’s in your life.

Cheers for reading X

 Cheers for reading X

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Pastel Clothing Wishlist

Hey readers,

Recently I have noticed more spring like clothing in the shops and I am loving all the lighter and pastel colours. Here is some items I am loving at the moment.

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1. Firstly, we have this beautiful trainers sold through Asos website. They are from Gola Harrison in the colour of pastel mint trainers. They are great for jazzing up an outfit but also the benefit of comfort, especially if you are doing the school run, result.(£55.00).

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2. Next we have this casual butterfly print top from Your Clothing,  I am loving the blend of the lilacs and blue. The top also looks more lighter for the warmer months, because no one wants to be a sweaty betty running around after kids do they! (£15.00).


Asda Lemon trousers
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3. What a beautiful colour on this trousers, I feel you don’t get to see much lemon, so it is really refreshing too see at Asda, (£14.00).

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4. If you want to chill out at home but need something a bit less heavy then look no further then these lovely floral matching top and bottoms  from Matalan,. They have a lovely pastel colour and a bonus is they have an elasticated waist, making them the ultimate comfort. (12.00).

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5. I still love a good old jumper when I can get the change to wear during the cooler spring days. I am loving this Mint green jumper at the moment and how lovely is the ruffle detail of this jumper?! You get your mitts on it at Simply Be, (£24.00).

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6. The last piece on my pastel wishlist is this lovely looking light blue floral embroidered shirt. What I like about this piece the most is the fact that the floral detail is not too loud. I am not a massive floral fan but this is perfect in the amount for me and it is not too girly. From Simply Be , (£32.00).

Mother's Day Guide

Hey readers,


We are now in March and that means it is fast approaching Mother’s day (26 March 2017). Sometimes, it can be a struggle to get gifts especially as most of the stuff in shops tends to be a bit lovie-dovie stuff. Which is fine if you are into that stuff but if you are not it can be a pain to find something suitable. So, I have come up with a gift guide to help inspire you.


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1. Combine Spring with Mother’s day with this beautiful heart shaped wreathe from Matalan (£8).

2. Get something personalised with this rotating photo frame from  Matalan for (£6).

3. If your mum is not into girly type stuff then this is a winner, It is The Girl On The Train DVD from Tesco (£15).

4. If you have a book loving mum and what something humous then you should definitely checkout this Ladybird classic with a twist from  Tesco (£3.85).

5. Who doesn’t love a candle, so this is a lovely little gift set of 6 Yankee Candle green votive gift set from Asda for (£5).

6. For an uplifting read check this book all about finding happiness in the small stuff by Fearne Cotton. From Waterstones for £11.99.

I hope you have a lovely time celebrating Mother’s day.

Cheers for reading X

Dress Wishlist

Hey readers,

Today I am lustering after the dresses, especially as one day it might get warmer for a day (we can all hope!). So, having a gander on line I have come across some beautiful dresses that are practical and cosy for a mum, in my book anyway!


1) Gotta love a bit of check and for once it is in the pattern on a dress as normally check I find on a shirt. The dress is  from Matalan (£18.00).

2) This lovely and comfort black and white stripped t-shirt dress from Simply Be (£25.00) and it has pockets which are fab for a parent like myself.

3) For something a bit feminine check out this gorgeous black print tea dress from Simply Be (£25.00).

4) Asos knitted dress with cut out detail and ribbed sleeves that gives you that modern feel (£30.00)

5) For a wild time check this Asos Curve T-Shirt Dress with lace Inserts in Leopard Print (£30.00). What I like is one the colour but secondly that it is not too loud in colour.

6) I am in love with this colour on this dress. It is like a deep red with frill front brushed dress from Matalan (£15.00).

Hope you found some inspiration,

Cheers for reading X

Spring 2017 Wishlist

Hey readers,

The other day there was some sunshine shock horror and it made me thinking how I wish I had some sunglasses on me as it was so bright. So, it made me think of the seasons changing, specifically spring as it is just round the corner. I thought as I am skint I would just create a fantasy spring wishlist, enjoy!

1. I think there is something really feminine and flattering about a classic black jumper with a peter pan collar. I love the detail and it is great for informal and informal occasions. It is from Matalan and costs £16.00.

2. Asos Curve have this lovely neutral coloured and light weight coat perfect for the mix of weather in Spring time. It costs £65.00 but it is quite versatile so feel it could be worthwhile investment.

3. Next is a great bargain from Primark and costs a grand total of £4.00. To add a splash of colour to your wardrobe check this red and navy leopard print skater dress.

4. I can not get enough of clothing in dark green and this lovely t-shirt with rolled sleeved front pocket  comes form  Curves New Look – £17.99.

5. I can not stop eyeing up these lovely leopard print ballet shoes from Simply Be, which are great if you have wide feet like me – £10.00.

6.How beautiful are these lovely checked cigarette pants from Peacocks which are currently in the sale for £8.00, bargain!

Cheers for reading X

This is not a sponsored post, I just frigging love shopping but with no money it ends up being window shopping 😉 

Plus Size Autumn dresses


Hey readers,

I have gathered some wonderful dresses for plus size people like myself for the autumn that are a variety different styles that I would love (if I had the money I would buy them all 😉 ).





  1. Asos Curve tartan  shirt dress for £30.00. I do love tartan and I always associate the pattern with Autumn.
  2. Next (Fashion Union Curve) 2 in 1  dress for £28.00. I think there is something very appealing and feminine about a peter pan collar.
  3. Khaki sleeveless shirt dress for £29.99 from  Fashion World. Great for the variety of temperatures we get in the Autumn!
  4. Papaya Curve (Matalan) denim pinafore for £18.00.
  5. New look Curve blocked  coloured swing dress for £22.99.

Hope this has inspired.

Cheers for reading X

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