The Little Black Dress …

I thought I’d do something a bit different today…you’ll have to let me know whether you like these kind of posts or not?

Christmas is only a stones throw away , its also party season and boy do I like to party. Don’t we all !

It’s also my birthday month . I’m 46 this year – don’t even ask me how that happened! I swear I was only 21 a few years ago – or that’s how it feels anyway. My mum always told me it flew by when you reached your 30’s. Boy was she right.

An item of clothing that will see you through is the ever trusty Little Black Dress fondly referred too as the LBD.

Over the years I’ve had a few of these and they are a god-send. Dressed up , dressed down coupled with the right accessories it can look like a totally different outfit.

First up is the dress of my dreams…and totally out of my price range.

Isn’t she gorgeous?

I’m 5ft 10 so this dress wouldn’t drown me. Lace , pleats, high neck what’s not to love?

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Self Portrait £320.00

I swore I’d never wear a long dress again after I was Brownie Queen and made to wear an awful pale green monstrosity ! It haunted me for years.

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Lily and Rose … an introduction

You’ll be happy to know that it’s only 2 weeks until I go on my long weekend to Marbella!

Or ‘bloody Marbella‘ as my mum and everybody who has had to endure me whittling on about it for the past few weeks have now christened it.

We appear to have moved on from the Bloody dog! In reference to Mollie who every visit insists on slathering like she has rabies on mums prize laminate floor !

I promise on my return to shut up about it and move on … I’ll never mention bloody Marbella again. Well not after I’ve posted numerous photos and my memoirs of course.

I’m only going for a long weekend ( but oh what a weekend it will be!) I’ll be back before you know it.

I’m excited to the point of busting .I’m that annoying 45 year old who refuses to grow up.

I had a similar feeling when I received a parcel from Sweden earlier this week.

Although I knew what it contained I couldn’t wait to see the goodies in the flesh.

Inside where 3 items I had personally choosen and that were then gifted to me by lilyandrosebyzetterberg.

I was dead chuffed that they approached me and even more so when I saw the jewellery .

I adore accessorises and tend to pile the bracelets on to create a ‘stack’ more or less everyday. Tanned arms and lots of brackets. Perfect.

I also love earrings.

Big and bold are my preference, though I’ve been known  to go small and delicate on occasion.

I do believe that your accessories can make or break an outfit.

I had my holiday outfits in the back of my mind when selecting my jewellery from the vast selection Lily and Rose have to offer.

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Lily and Rose specialise in Vintage inspired crystal jewellery.

With a background in fashion design, Therese Zetterberg created a successful concept with her two complementing brands.

Zetterberg Couture – exclusive couture, ready to wear clothes as well as bridal collections.

Lily and Rose – accompanying brand for standalone or matching jewellery.

The Name Lily and Rose actually comes from the TV series Sex and the City. One of the main characters was the wealthly Charlotte York Goldenblatt, who named her two daughters Lily and Rose.

“Lily and Rose is a tribute to the best TV series ever made”, says Therese. ” I was 16 years old when Sex in the City started and it was my biggest source of inspiration at the time. For three years I was Carrie Bradshaw lookalike every weekend, quite a success in my hometown.”

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First up I’d like you to meet the  ‘Amy earrings. A beautiful pair of cocktail earrings that feature multi faceted Swarovski crystals.


They really are something else.

Sturdy ( if an earring can be described as that) and very blingy. They sparkle when the light catches them.

The best bit is that they don’t have backs on them, they just loop through your ear. No missing back problems !

I love.

I’ve bought a new white lace dress from Fashion Union and these will look amazing with it.

They retail at £89.00 which many people ( myself included ) may find a tad  on the expensive side for everyday. Thatsaid they   would be ideal for that special occasion… Wedding, christening , family birthday and /or bloody Marbella 🙂

Leona Vintage Rose bracelet is handcrafted from gold tone brass adorned with Swarovski crystals.

It retails at £59.00 and is just simply gorgeous.

It has a real Vintage feel to it and is quite different to anything I’ve seen before.I couldn’t stop admiring it when I wore it earlier this week. People must have thought I had an affliction with my wrist!

Miss Miranda Vintage Rose bracelet is so delicate and pretty. I’ve been wearing this for the past few days. It’s so wearable.


It’s simple but packs a punch. This particular bracelet retails at just £29.00 which I think is excellent value.

I love rose gold . This bracelet is simple in design yet  stunning on. Only today I got complimented on it while out shopping. 

I’m over the moon with all the items I’ve received and the only question is …

which one to wear today !


I’m off bikini shopping now, so wish me luck. I think one may need it…

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Until next time, Tracey x

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Lily and Rose Instagram // HERE

*The above were gifted to me by Lily and Rose but all views and opinions are strictly my own*

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What we wore @ work….

We had an idea … (it happens)

a post which features what we wore each day during a full working week. I’m not sure about you but both Liz and I share a love of fashion and are fascinated by what people wear. Most posts tend to feature ‘going out’ outfits but when the majority of us spend most of our time at work we thought hey why not bite the bullet and do a ‘what we wore @ work’ post .

So here it is. First up Liz…

MONDAY:

Rocking the ‘teapot’ pose in a black and white H & M tunic dress which I bought for £14.99 last season and then ‘lost’.  I was convinced I had given ot to my daughter but then found it in a crumpled heap at the back of my wardrobe. I have rediscovered how comfy it is so sorry Naomi but I’m keeping it a while longer. I teamed it with black River Island leggings and long black suede wedge boots bought from Next at the end of last year.

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