Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Don't rain on my parade!!!

Yesterday should of been our Easter Bonnet Parade at work. Except the boiler broke in the school building and so the children were told not to come in - I was actually really looking forward to seeing them all in there bonnets - the children that did turn up and bring there hats looked fantastic!!

Not sure but it shows off my dress so I left it :D

Easter Bonnet Parades originally stemmed from the Palm Sunday walk as Jesus walked to Jerusalem - and in years to come Easter Parades took place before the Easter Sunday service at church!
I used to have a great time making my Easter Bonnets for the parade when I was younger - I won twice!! (See below) and won an Easter egg and a basket of fruit for my troubles ;P
I used to love the whole tradition of the march, with the band. carrying the flags and the people waving as we walked - it's not something you get to see as often now - well here in the UK anyway.

Wow I would still wear that checked skirt and those blue tights if I could, maybe not my brownie uniform - haha

Oh and once a poser always a poser!!;P

What I wore:
Dress: Florence and Fred @ Tesco.
Necklace and Earrings: Gifted - Avon Boutique.
Tights: Primark.
Shoes: Gifted.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Mushroom cakes and shiny trifle balls

It would of been my Nanna's 93rd birthday on Friday .. she died 3 years ago just a couple of weeks before the big 9-0!

When she was alive we used to have a b'day party for her every year - and she still used to do all the baking - she would make mushroom cakes and lemon curd tarts .. and always a trifle with shiny edible silver balls on top - so this post is dedicated to her!!

I wore this outfit to go run some errands, and go shopping may of picked up some bargains ;)

I went to the churchyard after that to visit my Nanna's plaque and take a pot of Gerberas!

What I wore:
Top: H+M
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins.
Tights: Primark.
Scarf: Primark.
Shoes: Level Nine.
Bangles: Gifted.

Below is a sneak peak of some of the items bought yesterday - although I have to go back with one as it still has the security tag on - goodness only knows how I didn't set the alarms off! I did buy it I swear ;P

Today is a nice sunny day - but still quite windy and cold here in the UK, and apparently snow is forecast for Tuesday and Weds :S Thought we had seen the last of the that!

We decided as it was a nice day to go out for a wander and went to Dobby's World - a garden centre a few miles away, was nice to have a wander round as they have all craft shops and clothes (no non came back - but i saw a gorgeous maxi dress :D) Also had dinner sat in the conservatory was soooo warm sat in the sun!! :D

What I wore:
Halterneck top: Select.
Cardie: Florence and Fred@ Tesco.
Jeans: Cherokee @ Tesco.
Shoes: M+S

My hubby didn't want to be left out today so here is what he is wearing (apologies for quality of pic - must of been on wrong setting)
What Gra wore:
Jumper: Florence+Fred @Tesco.
Jeans: Calvin Klein
T-shirt: Unknown.
Shoes: Adidas.

Wanna come play in my new house? :D

Friday, 26 March 2010

Whats black, white and Green all over?

Ummmm .... Me apparently .. it wasn't intentional to wear all black, green and white it just kind of evolved. I started off painting my nails - Blue Moon it's called but it's actually more turquoise green than blue.

I then added the vintage necklace to my outfit and was originally planning to wear black tights but then when i was in the tight drawer I saw my nail varnish was the exact colour of these tights - and a look was born!
Sadly it might be the tights last hurrah - as a hole has developed - its right at the top of my thigh so not noticeable and I stopped it running any further by painting nail varnish over the end of the ladder so maybe they'll live to see another day yet :D
Here are the ways I've worn my beautiful tights so far....

What I wore:

Top: Dorothy Perkins.
Skirt: George @ Asda.
Tights: Asda.
Shoes: Barrett's.
Necklace: Vintage - Mum's.

On Thursday I wanted something simple and comfortable as I am full of cold and really couldn't be bothered to mess about so went for a tank and trousers.

My husband thought it funny to take a pic as I was falling over!! (Hilar-ious!!)

What I wore:

Top: Primark.
Shrug: George @ Asda.
Trousers: Florence+Fred @ Tesco.
Shoes: Gifted.
Scarf: Gifted.

Have a great weekend everyone :D

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Checkmate Blossom?

Today I have had a lovely day so far - we went out to the Wedding Photographers to finally sort out the album - I know, I know 8months later!!
It's looking good - I can't wait to see the finished product!

Then after that we went and did the food shopping and then out for a meal and drinks :) Was lovely and the weather is gorgeous today, which helps!
Have just come home and baked a chocolate cake - YUM can't wait to taste it - if the mixtures anything to go by should be yummy :)
Going to a pub quiz tonight - haven't been for a while - fingers crossed we win :D
When I put this outfit together (minus the hat) it reminded me of a 90's TV show - so I found out my old hat for a couple of pictures - then I looked like Blossom haha.

Speaking of - I saw a programme on MTV last night that had Joey Lawrence on - I didn't recognise him he looks soooo different!!!
I told you the other day that i was going to set a new challenge for myself - well this one ties in nicely with it - I want to find inspiration from Film and TV programmes and base some outfits around those ... I have picked out a few films I want to try to emulate - but would love some idea's and suggestions ....

Hope your all having a great weekend :D
What I wore today:
Dress: Evie @ Peacocks.
Vest: Unknown.
Leggings: Florence and Fred @ Tesco
Boots: Barrett's.
Hat: Unknown.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Just Another Day ....

Simply put - this was just another day - was at work - nothing really special happened!

What Can I say?

Oh and puppet sheep wanted to get in on the blog pic action!!! :D

What I wore:

Shirt and Cardie: Evie @ Peacocks.

Trousers: Florence and Fred @ Tesco.

Shoes: Mary Jane's, Gifted.

Celtic Cross Necklace: Unknown.

Puppet Sheep: Gifted :P

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mama - I love you ....

Sunday was Mothers Day over here in the UK, We went over to See both set's of Parents (Mine and the in-laws)

We didn't do a lot - just had afternoon tea at the in laws and then a meal at my parents.

What I wore:
Skirt: Pilot.
Yellow Bandeau: New Look.
Brown Top: Select.
Tights: Primark.
Boots: Gifted.
Necklace: Vintage - Mum's.
Bracelet: Gifted.

This is a pic of My parents and me when I was a little baby haha.

One of my fave pics - In Le Touquet - France.

Mama and I on my wedding day :D

Crazy Lady ;P

This is what I wore for work today - after work I called at a shopping mall - I didn't buy a single thing :S

What I wore today:
Skirt: Pilot.
Khaki Top: New Look.
Cardie: Matalan.
Tights: Primark.
Shoes: Gifted.
Necklace: Gifted.

Thanks for all your kind comments on my snow white outfit post :) I am in the planning stages of another challenge for myself - stay tuned ;P
Blog Title Song : Mama - Spice Girls.