When you’re young, there are so many things you don’t expect will ever happen to you. You think you’re invincible, that your skin will stay smooth forever and that cellulite will never find it’s way to the back of your thighs. Cellulite? The word probably never even entered my vocabulary back then. Boy, how things change… When I was about thirty, I remember going swimming with a friend who was ten years younger than me. Yes she was gorgeous, slim… Read more »

Comfort is very important to me, and so is style. Add to that mix, luxury and heritage, and you’ve got Morlands (Glastonbury) Limited, a company that produces the most comfortable slippers and boots. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try out one of their products and, being a real girlie girl, I opted for the leopard print ballerina slippers with a pink trim: When my slippers arrived in the post (super quick, I might add), I must admit to… Read more »

I love hearing about exciting new brands, especially when it comes to accessories like handbags. And when those handbags are beautifully designed and created in the UK, Italy and Spain, it makes it even more exciting, right? Which is why I’m thrilled to be writing about the brand, Hill & Friends, and their collaboration with one of my favourite stores, John Lewis. The collaboration launched on August 21st. Hill & Friends Rather than try and sum up what Hill &… Read more »

Finding new websites that cater to style-conscious women is always fun, so when I heard about Apricot, I immediately headed over to their site to check it out for myself. It’s absolutely full of hot new trends that are affordable to everyone. I particularly love that their collections are aimed at both mothers and daughters – what a wonderful idea, right? Also, the company aspires to deliver what every woman’s wardrobe needs… from well produced staples, through to limited edition and trend-led fashion pieces…. Read more »

My beauty routine

I’ve never been the sort of woman who spends vast amounts of money on beauty products. The most I ever spent was about £70 or £80 on some Clinique products that proved to be a disaster. My face came out in blotches and spots 🙁 . These days, my beauty routine consists of a few Olay products that I absolutely love. I was first introduced to Olay as a youngster. I remember my best friend’s mum used to use it and I… Read more »

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 »