Suzy in black dress

I’ve talked before about how I sometimes like to dress to hide a bloated tummy but on this occasion I found an alternative way of going about it: making a bold statement with a black bodycon dress. But not just any black bodycon dress, how about one that brings all the attention to another part of the body? Here I opted for the cleavage! With such a low-cut dress, I guessed that people’s eyes wouldn’t be looking at my tummy lol 😉  … Read more »

Dressing for the bloat

I’ve talked before about how difficult it can be to dress for the intense summer heat, but on this occasion not only was I dressing for the heat, but I was also dressing for the bloat! I often suffer with a bloated tummy, and it can be so difficult trying to find something comfortable enough that also hides a stomach that’s sticking out. Okay, perhaps I also suffer a little bit with paranoia (or body dysmorphia as Michael keeps telling me)…. Read more »

Manipulated Lives

I don’t normally talk about books on this blog – I save that for my book blog. But when I read something really extraordinary that just happens to have been written by a very good friend of mine, then I just have to share it with you all! Manipulated Lives by H.A Leuschel is a collection of novellas all surrounding the subject of manipulation and it’s one of those books that will seriously get you thinking… Five stories – Five Lives. Have you… Read more »

Finding the perfect dress to suit your figure

I’ve mentioned before how difficult it can be finding the perfect dress to suit your figure. But after wearing my cute yellow dress a couple of weeks ago, I received so many compliments that I decided that this must be the style for me. So I went right out and bought another one! Clearly it’s not exactly the same, as this khaki cut-out dress has a different shoulder detail, but it hangs the same – skimming over the bust and flares out just a little over the stomach and hips…. Read more »

Most comfortable jeans ever1

I recently bought (another) pair of jeans from Massimo Dutti and they are the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever had. I mean, seriously, they’re like wearing pyjamas. The fabric is so soft and wonderful I could wear them all day! Not only that but I also love the button – isn’t it cute?   With a wide leg and sitting fairly low on the hips, this is one pair of comfortable jeans that will be cherished over the years. However, after… Read more »

Denim on denim

Denim on denim – you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it (most of the time) probably because I happen to be in love with denim. I’m a massive fan of jeans (which, I’m sure you’ve noticed by now). I love how versatile a great pair of jeans can be. You can dress them up or dress them down yet you’ll always be comfortable. And comfort is something that is really important to me. Denim on denim is… Read more »

Algarve Villa For Sale

This is a little break from my normal posts as I really wanted to share with you this gorgeous Algarve villa for sale. Okay, it just happens to belong to hubby and I and we are hoping to find a buyer soon! It’s not the house that we currently live in, but a house we inherited. It’s such a gorgeous property. We absolutely love it but it’s not in the location that we want to be (we currently live in the foothills of Monchique),… Read more »

Mustard Yellow Summer Dress

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how difficult I find the hot Algarve summers and dressing for the heat really very tough. Honestly, I should be living in the north not in this kind of climate! But I’m here now and I have to cope with it. On a recent shopping trip, I spotted this cute little mustard yellow summer dress in Pull & Bear. I tried it on more for the colour than anything else (you might… Read more »

You probably read the title of this post and thought, “will she not make up her mind already?” but bear with me. I’ve got a pretty good reason why I’m growing out my pixie… again. Michael and I have been married 18 years this year (we celebrated our anniversary in June) and for some time, we’ve been discussing the possibility of renewing our vows. Well, we’ve finally set a date. YAY! So in two years time, to show everyone how much… Read more »

George at Asda dress 14

  I don’t wear dresses very often (apart from with jeans). Don’t get me wrong, I love them, it’s just that I tend to feel more confident in trousers because I’m never quite sure what dress style really suits me and my body shape. Which is why I was quite excited to have the opportunity to try out a new tool from George at Asda – the George Dress Selector. This tool will help us gals find the perfect dress… Read more »