STYLE | new beginnings and chunky knitwear

September always feels like a new beginning … a chance to start over again .

Forget January 1st my new year starts on September 1st as the trees turn from shades of green to burnt oranges and reds, the nights draw in and we bask in the beautiful ambiance of candle light.

We wrap up in cosy over-size knit-wear complete with fluffy miss-matched socks and beanie hats. ‘Bag lady chic‘ I like to call it.

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HEATH |Eyeye Sheffield… I see you !

There are various situations that send me into a mild panic ; make me anxious .

  • Flying
  • Being near sharks [ not that I rarely ever am. I don’t get to Sea World that often ]
  • Attending my eye test earlier this week.

I had been worried about my eyes [especially my right one] which over the last few weeks have felt heavy and hard to open in the morning – on awakening it felt like my eye was stuck to the inside of my eye-lid. Eekkk I know .

It was freaking me out to the extent I daren’t sleep for fear I’d not be able to open my eyes ever again! [ I’ve always been a bit dramatic ]

Rather than ignore it and hope it would go away [ something I promised mum I’d never do ] I booked in with favourite opticians Eyeye in Sheffield to get it checked out.

Unfortunately not everything in life can be resolved by sticking on some Barry White , turning up the volume and dancing around your living room like a woman possessed .

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STYLE | the one where I talk about River Island dresses …

I’m still bloody singing Cliff Richards ‘Wired for Sound‘ I’m starting to not only do everybody else’s heads in , but even my own now !

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about because lets face not everybody follows me over on Instagram . I woke up yesterday morning with this song running around in my head which I’ve proceeded to sing / hum / whistle for the past 24 hours. I’m sure the last time I heard this tune was around 1984 so gawd knows where it came from , or rather what I was dreaming about last night !

Me and Cliff * shudders *

In an attempt to rid my mind of this ‘evil’ I thought that now would be the ideal time to grab a big coffee and talk to you about dresses. More specifically a couple of dresses from River Island that I received earlier this week.

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STYLE | Teal Appeal

“Teal is a deep blue-green colour; a dark cyan 

Teal gets its name from the coloured area around the eyes of the common teal, a member of the duck family.” 

Hey up its me, sat typing and sweltering. I’m at work and I really want to whip my bra, pants and dress off. Not my best idea. But hey … anybody else feeling the same vibe…

Apart from the glorious weather – this week has kicked off to a grand start. I’ve only gone and bloody won a dress over on instagram! I know, I know … go me!

I don’t often do fashion posts ; I’m hardly the most fashionable person on the planet . I personally think people should wear what the bloody hell they want too. It’s clothing not rocket science. It should be fun and it should also be a reflection of you, whether it’s ‘ in fashion‘ or not. #youdoyou

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Introducing | Asquith London

My mum used to call me Mrs Gunna , “gunna do this, gunna do that . . .

She has a point I guess [ aren’t mums always right!] I am full of broken promises. Mainly that I’ll start to do some more exercise , get fit and run that marathon I keep threatening to do . Yes this is something I often spout on about, usually during the weeks following the London Marathon when I’m feeling suitably inspired.

So when Asquith London approached me to road-test some of their clothes I was chuffed [ I always am when I get offered to work with a brand ] I thought ha ha I’ll show them all. If I look the part , maybe just maybe I’ll feel it too and get off my arse and do something.

Makes sense right?

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Style | Anyone for tennis… sorry cricket 🏏

Is there anything more British than wearing a cricket jumper especially as Wimbledon fast approaches? I know, I know … I do realise Wimbledon is tennis [ and not anyway cricket rated ] but it’s sport non the less … and I’m sure you get my general drift!

They’re both very British … ones taken with strawberry’s , the other cucumber sandwiches … you don cool jumpers for both.

I’m not fussy either way…

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Style | KT by Jennifer Hamley

For 14 years I worked as Office Manager at a large design company based in Wakefield. I loved it there [for the most part] but like most good things unfortunately it came to a an end

I suppose during my time there I liked to look the part. I used to love getting ready for work ; smart dresses, trouser suits, neat hair and immaculate makeup . Stilettos; the higher the better [ this was my pre- dodgy foot era ]. Power dressing when you didn’t feel that confident / know what you were doing was the quickest way to fool everybody into thinking you were and that you did !

There was just one thing I always felt was missing. I always hankered after a brief case one that was both stylish and practical.

I never got one. I used to juggle various bags often forgetting where I’d put things, or leaving essentials at home! Having to carry my laptop in a separate bag [usually of the plastic kind!]

Fast forward a few years …

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Style | Lots of Klass . . .

It’s always lovely, but a complete surprise, when you get approached by a brand enquiring whether you would like to collaborate with them because they like what you do. I’m still the person that worries they’ve emailed the wrong person … despite working with a lot of fabulous brands in the past !

Of course it’s not always the right fit for you or your blog . I’ve turned down a few cooking ‘experiences’ and numerous offers of sheepskin slippers.

I don’t cook [ if I can avoid it] and I don’t wear slippers … even of the sheepskin type [ preferring bare feet ]

However when Klass Collection got in touch to see whether I’d like to style some of their latest collection I had a look and spotted a few items that really stood out.

I’ve got to be honest it’s not all for me. At 47 I’m no spring chicken myself but some of the pieces felt a little too ‘mature’ for my taste; BUT there was enough to keep me interested…

Klass is a ladies retailer offering a range of women’s fashion available in sizes 10 – 22, suitable for all ages. We are constantly developing our collections to ensure we have the latest looks to keep you on-trend every season. Make shopping a pleasure and take a look at our range of dresses, tops, knitwear, coats, jackets, skirts and trousers for all occasions.

So here’s what I choose:

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