And just like that…

Another beauty of a top just pops out of the page at me…

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Green Lace Blouse // £29.99

Of course it’s ordered.

It’s green, it’s lacy and it’s going to be mine. (I feel like I should end that sentence with “wha ha ha ha “)

I gave up on the green sequin dress along time ago…it obviously wasn’t to be. It’s not like I’d even seen anything – it existed only in my imagination.

But green lace? Now we are talking.

I also have my eye on this beauty, also from H & M

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Crepe Blouse // £24.99

And this one…

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Blouse with Lace trim // £24.99

Oh and this…

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H&M are coming up trumps and have some great shirts and blouses in at the moment.

I find blouses are so versatile , they look great with jeans, pleather leggings and skirts…basically with most things…maybe not your jogging bottoms mind. Though never one to say never…I bet there’s somebody somewhere rocking that look.

I have to say that the store at Meadowhall (Sheffield) is a bit of a ‘miss mash’ and I prefer to shop on line.

My mum walks around there tutting, examining and telling anybody that’s listening that the clothes could do with a good iron. (she does have a point, some do look like they’ve been screwed up and are in need of a good press )

So anyway, I’m digressing… back to yesterday. At one point I had over 4 tops in my basket but I had to narrow it down to just the 1.

I’m not that flush unfortunately!

Green it was then. I have green eyes, that’s enough excuse to buy a new top I’d say. Plus I also love me some lace.

I just hope it fits?!

I’ve ordered size 12 which I would normally be. However I fear that what with the mince pie fetish I had over Christmas combined with my current obsession of mini eggs and Freddie bloody Frogs it might not fit.

Dam you chocolate (why do I love you so much) and where the hell did you go Miss will power?!

I’m hoping the up and coming holiday with the girls might kick start something. It’s not until the end of June but we’ve just booked a long weekend in Marbella to celebrate Leighs – one of my oldest and dearest friends – 50th.

There are 10 of us Yorkshire ladies winging our way across … maybe 13.. . Marbella you have been warned.

Here we are over 10 years ago!!!

I love this photo, it evokes such great memories (and some not so great…about an hour after this was taken I was sick in a plant pot bang outside a bar!)

Leigh is the very brown one (she insists on orange) at the end…making the rest of us look positively lily like.

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While I realise I am not fat (I just pull fun at myself) I do want to tone up. It currently feels as though my bum enters a room ( wobbling) a good 5 minutes after the rest of me… and in all seriousness my mince pie belly is starting to resemble a baby bump.

God forbid!!

I’m currently toying with the idea of Slim Fast. Has anybody used it before, would you recommend !? I know it’s lazy, but sometimes lazy is good… right?

I’m also started doing the towel workout, which involves a towel (obviously) that you must keep taunt at all times and lots of squatting. It’s playing havoc with my knee…

It also involves alot of… ‘Get down Mollie”, “Stop it Mollie”, “MOLLIE!” as our dog decides every time I squat it’s the ideal time to jump all over me, nearly flooring me as she tries to get my towel.

I am seriously hampered at times.

As a last resort I have seen this gorgeous Kurt Geiger snake-skin swimming costume…

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Swimsuit // £55.00

I love it.

It’s not cheap but it’s going to be my inspiration to get fit / tone up ( she says currently munching on a massive cookie. Whoops )

I keep trying to envisage myself sat at the pool, sipping on a ‘sex on the beach’, reading ‘love x style x life’ and wearing this…only I keep reverting to a bloody whale…

Whales donning Snake skin was never a nice image!

So in other news…

Yesterday was the Mister and I’s first anniversary together . Yay – one whole year, and what a year its been.

We’ve actually been friends for over 23 years.

He came to my wedding. He was a shoulder to cry on when all ‘men were bastards’ and over the years we have many a time got drunk into the early hours on ‘firecrackers’

He moved away, we stayed in touch via Face book. He came back. We met up and the rest they say is history…

Yes all that time he was right there in-front of me!! Who would have thought!

In true ‘our’ style we decided to make it as cheesy and as naff as we possibly could.

Bring on the red plastic heart-shaped cups, heart confetti, heart chocolates, PESKY mini eggs and a bottle of Spumante Brut…which was surprisingly nice.

I’ve always been a cheap date.

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I’m now going to love and leave you. I’ve rambled on enough…  I have a bath and major pamper planned in my beautiful new bathroom (and then some yellow shoes to source.)

It’s finished and I love it.

What do you think?

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Until next time, Tracey x

2 thoughts on “And just like that…

  1. Joanne says:

    I was wondering how you two met, it gives me hope for us over 40’s. I’m glad you’re happy. I’m still at the ‘all men are bastards’ stage! Lol 😀

    • lizandtracey says:

      You’ll do that, get angry, kick alot of doors and then slowly you’ll start to trust them again. Believe me Joanne I’ve had some blinking stinkers. I’m not sure what’s happened with you, but I get the jist, and I really hope your ok. Keep smiling xxx

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