An oldie but a goodie…#ootd

I’ve not done a fashion or beauty post for a while, one of the reasons being I thought I was losing my mojo. Let me explain. I read so many fashion / style blogs and I  like so many different looks, it all got …well a bit confusing.

After a little word with myself ( I do this often) I decided that I can take inspiration from others but should stick to what I like, what suits me – be it fashionable or not!

Yes I can most definitely experiment with different looks but I shouldn’t try to be anybody else. I’m unique, my wardrobe should be the same, or rather the way I wear it should be.

I hope I’m making some kinda sense here. It’s turning into another one of my rambles…

So here it is today’s offering.

When I was clearing my wardrobe out last week I rediscovered a couple of dresses that I had totally forgotten about. I blinking love dresses but just a lately I’ve been neglecting them. I’m more or less living in my jeans and pretty tops. Nothing wrong with that but the dresses kept looking at me and Whispering “wear me, wear me”

I bought this dress from New Look a couple of years ago. It was £12.00! I remember because at the time I thought if I don’t wear it, it’s no biggy as it’s not like I had forked out a fortune.

I needn’t have worried it’s one of my most worn dresses. It’s like a second skin and I adore the print.


As it’s still a bit chilly out (for a northern bird I’m blinking nesh). I decided to layer it up and wear one of my denim shirts over it.

This particular one is from Next. I love this shirt, it’s so versatile. it can be worn dressed up or dressed down.

Similar shirts HERE // HERE


I completed the outfit with my tan knee length boots and across the body handbag from Dune. Complete with turquoise accessories.

I did venture out (curry’s – rock n roll) and layered it up further with my white Primark ‘Larry the lamb’ jacket. One has to be warm. If I’m not then I become generally miserable and that’s no good.

It’s the same with food if I’m not fed regularly!


Bracelets – Envy , Sheffield . (Independent Ladies fashion store)



With my other neglected wacky dresses.


Some days just call for a Wacky dress.

What do you think…will it pass?

In other news …

I’ve also had my hair coloured. NO MORE grey roots for me !! Yay

I’m not sure who was happier Mike or I? He point blank refused to go out with me last week unless I wore a hat or did something / anything! I ended up getting an old mascara and colouring the grey bits in. I only had black but anything’s better than grey.

I’m growing my fringe out. It’s a ball ache and it was touch or go whether I had it cut back in last week. My hairdresser has persuaded me to persevere. I’ve never not had a fringe…this is new territory to me.

I left the hairdressers with such bouncy hair. I love the blow dry she gives me; sadly it will never look this good again until I go back in 4 weeks time.

Ta dah!


Wearing – Top from Matalan (about 2 years ago) Make-up – Rimmel Hide the blemish on my spots, Rimmel Anti-shine powder to stop the shine and Rimmel Wake me up concealer to brighten the under eye area.. Blusher ‘Fools Paradise’ by Boutique (Sainsburys own brand). On my eyes I have a mixture of Snake Bite, Suspect and Busted from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Lancôme 01 black eyeliner on water line and Max-factor False effect Mascara in Black. My eyebrows are tattooed but still need a little help – Brow Wiz in Granite by Anastasia (available from Cult Beauty) is the best eye brow pencil out there and I’ve tried a lot! Lipstick Penelope Pink, Charlotte Tilbury with random pink gloss over – Hair – by the wonderful Claire at Hair @St Pauls, Sheffield.

I think that this is maybe my favourite length hair on me. I loved it in a pixie cut but I get bored easily and my hair grows so quickly!

Saying that I’m a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my hair, next time you see me anything could have happened.


Until next time, Tracey x

Hair  @St Pauls // HERE<



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