We popped into Massimo Dutti last weekend and I fell in love with this black suede jacket. We certainly weren’t planning to spend €199 but when I put it on, I just knew it was a ‘me jacket’ – so hubby bought it for me! Aren’t I a lucky girl? I realise black on black isn’t the best way to show the jacket off but it’ll be featuring on the blog a lot in future – no doubt about it. It’ll go with almost anything…. Read more »

A couple of weeks ago, hubby and I bought a few new pairs of Converse All Stars. The shop was closing down and they had a two-for-one offer. We couldn’t resist, so we bought two pairs each! I chose orange and yellow Converse as well as a golden pair. Like most people with a pulse (!), I’m a huge fan of Converse. I love how versatile they are. They look just as good with jeans or combats as they do with a… Read more »

Mum Jeans

Mum jeans or mom jeans (whatever you want to call them) – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. I love them. Hubby hates them. They can be very plain and very boring but if you jazz them up a bit, then they become way more fun, right?!   How to wear mum jeans Yes if you wear mum jeans with old white trainers and a frumpy top, they’re going to look downright blah, but roll up the hems and team… Read more »

Aphrodite's Closet

I’m so excited to announce that my latest chick lit novel, Aphrodite’s Closet, is finally available to download for Kindle (and kindle apps) from Amazon. The idea for Aphrodite’s Closet (and it’s fun title) came to me quite a few years ago and it’s slowly been coming to life in my head ever since. I knew I wanted to write about a sex shop in a light-hearted way and if I don’t say so myself, it is a really fun story,… Read more »

Chinos – the perfect trousers for dressing up or dressing down, don’t you think? The weather is slowly warming up here in the Algarve. Although, as I write this, it’s very grey and has been pouring with rain today. Two days ago though, I was out in the garden with my shorts on working on getting a little colour on my legs! Apparently there will be a little more rain over the next week or so but the summer is definitely… Read more »

A look that never dates

A look that never dates is the classic white tee, blue jeans and black blazer. It’s such a simple statement that’s been around for decades and I just love it. Back in the 90s, I remember flicking through teen fashion magazines and seeing supermodels wearing the classic white tee and black blazer, along with loose fitting blue jeans (they’d be pulled tight at the waist with a big belt if you remember?). Add to that bright red lipstick and lashings of black mascara and… Read more »

Silver tee

This weekend we had a few pals over for a pizza dinner and I just had to wear my brand new sparkly silver tee, bought from H&M last week. Silver tee As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. Light grey with silver polka dots on it, it was the sparkliness (I made that up) that caught my eye. Actually, they’re not really polka dots, they’re more like little star bursts. I know the tee will go with so… Read more »

Pão do Rogil

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that hubby and I, along with some good friends, headed up to the west coast for the day. Our first stop was to the Cafe Pão do Rogil, a cafe bakery in the small town of Rogil. If you’re ever in that neck of the woods, I would highly recommend this place, especially if you like cakes!   Cafe Pão do Rogil specialises in traditional custard tarts (pasteis de nata… Read more »

Denim skirt

Get ready folks… put your sunglasses on because I’ve got my legs out and they’ll blind you otherwise! For someone who lives in a warm climate, my legs are ridiculously white… almost translucent. But last weekend, I decided it was time to get them out, so I put my denim skirt on and went for a drive in the country with hubby. Odelouca In the hills and valleys of the beautiful area known as Odelouca, we found this gorgeous little… Read more »

Red, white and black

Red, white and black, colours that just seem to work together, right? Especially when the majority of an outfit is black and white and you just add a hint of red – like a cardigan, a handbag, a lipstick or a pair of shoes. Red, white and black – it just sounds right too! When friends suggested we head out for a meal, we thought it would be great to lift our spirits a little (see last paragraph). We went to… Read more »