Spring in your step

If i'm honest I spend most of my time looking at pretty dresses and wishing I had enough money to splash out on them all. Alas I do not

This knitted striped midi dress will hopefully be mine very soon. Well as soon as enough people buy my junk off ebay. It really is perfect for when it gets a little warmer and we can start venturing out with bare legs. Hopefully that's not too far in the distant future. I'd wear it with white TOMS (i've yet to invest) and my straw vintage bag. It's currently in the sale so what other excuse do I need to buy it?

This other asos beauty need to get on my body as soon as possible too. Look at the beautiful cut out waist?! But it doesn't come with a beautiful price oh no. It's a purse hurting £50. Still I may treat myself with next months wages as it would be ideal for my holiday (something I again need to invest in... see a theme?)

This floral Matalan midi dress would be absolutely perfect for work. Its just the right length and dressy enough for a day working in the city. It also comes in three other colours and for just £18 I admit I am tempted to buy them all.

This grey topshop dress isn't the most exciting dress but it's one that I can imagine i'll wear time and time again. It will look just as nice layered up for the winter months as it will in the summer with sandals and bare legs. Hopefully this will be in my hands next week when I hit Westfield to celebrate the joy that is payday. Just a shame I have to show some restraint and save most of my wages. Boo!

Finally Lavish Alice is a company that seems to be doing the rounds around blogs and they've caught my eye. Especially this fantastic flamingo print dress. To me it just screams vintage which is of course right up my street. At only £22 I think it's a complete bargain!

She saw it and she grabbed it and it wasn't what it seemed

Brown full pleather skirt: Primark
Brown scalloped blouse: Primark
Nude platform shoes: Primark
Nude envelope clutch: Asos

Yet again i'm a walking advertisement for Primark.

Losing 6lb means that i'm slowly gaining my confidence back and things in my wardrobe are starting to fit better. Hence why I decided to finally pull the tags of this skirt and blouse after buying them way back in October. Who said I have too many clothes? This leather skirt is one of my favourite things in my wardrobe but I never know the right occasion to wear it. It's too long for a proper night out, too risque for work and too leather to wear everyday in my lovely ugg boots and see though leggings town. So i've decided to brave it during a dinner at Zizzis and cocktails in the town next door. What could be a more perfect occasion?

Like I said I went out tonight for dinner, sadly had to stick with pasta as pizza is too many proproints boo hiss. But i'd rather have a few glasses of wine beens I haven't been out in three weeks. ANYWHERE! Being a pauper is not fun. But it was payday yesterday so I deserve to make the most of it. It was seeing all my favourite people as we haven't had a chance to all get together since my birthday outing at the end of last month. Being a grown up really is pants.

Have you got anything planned for the weekend?

Recipe: Weightwatchers Salmon, red onion and courgette frittata

Recipe adapted from Weightwatchers.

100g of Smoked Salmon (original says 120g but I didn't want to buy a 300g packet of salmon!)
1 red onion
1 courgette
6 medium eggs
2 packs of green beans
3 tablepoons of dried herbs
1 teaspoon of cooking oil
350g of new potatoes

The original recipe doesn't include the red onion nor the courgette but I just thought it bulked it up a bit. You can put whatever veg you fancy in it!

6 propoints per serving
Served 4
Takes 30 minutes

001. Chop the potatos into quarters and boil them in the water for 10 minutes
You don't have to chop them up but I found that they cooked quicker. Once they're tender and cooked slice into small pieces.002. Chop all red onion and courgette in however small you fancy! 003: Put a teaspoon of oil into a large frying pan and chuck all the veg in. Don't forget to keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the bottom. 005: Crack the six eggs into a bowl (i'd use a bigger one in future as you can't whisk very well in a small bowl) and add the three tablespoons of dry herbs. It does say in the orginal recipe to use fresh herbs (parsley and dill) but we just used what we had in the cupboard. Up to you what you choose to use! Wisk the ingredients together.
006: Pop the potatos in the pan and poor the egg mixture over the veg and potatoes.
007. Chop the smoked slamon into little pieces and spread evenly across the frittata. Cook on the hob for around 10 minutes so it sets. Then pop into the oven to help brown it off.
007. Ta da! Personally next time I think i'd add some baby corn as the plate looked a bit empty. I think it's more of a summer dinner than a winter warmer. It was very nice, even if I do say so myself! I think I did pretty well for my first time making something from scratch. I think everyone is my house were in shock that I actually made something edible and the house isn't burnt down. Rather enjoying this Weightwatchers lark!

Let me know if you make it!

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