The word's on the streets and it's on the news

Topshop navy and white polka dot midi dress - Donated by a very kind friend
Navy 3/4 length cardigan - Primark
Black and cream two tone pumps - Primark
Red plastic watch - Toywatch
Silver charm bracelet - Pandora

The plus side of having a fashionable friend is they unload their pretty clothes onto you. I was green with envy when my friend managed to snag this off eBay for a decent price - the ones i'd seen were going for £40 plus. You can imagine my delight when she offered me it FOR FREE! Of course I was the dutiful friend and told her to sell it on eBay but deep down I was screaming GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE! Luckily she's a bit of a diamond. This has my name written all over - the midi length gets me every time. I'm on the hunt for a red pair of shoes - can't believe I don't own any - and a red bag to make the dress complete.

I know i'm making a major faux paux - in my eyes anyway - by wearing black with navy but I didn't have any shoes to wear! They don't look too bad I suppose!

As you read this I shall just have landed in the hopefully sunny Bulgaria. Hopefully I'll be coming back with a killer tan! Wish you were here!


Lusting over Dixi

Dixi is one of those brands that came to my attention through reading blogs. I find out about so many wonderful brands that would never have been on my rader - one of the many things I love about blogging. This is just a little sneak preview of what's to come. Exciting eh?

I was immediately drawn to the rings. Like a magpie I love anything big and eye catching. A statement ring can really make or break an outfit which probably explains why my dressing table is overflowing with them!

The arrows and skulls make me want to embrace my inner rock chick while the brown boots would be perfect in the winter for work. It's all about looking fashionable AND comfortable!
The great news is Dixi is offering a special and exclusive discount code which is running until the 9th September - you better hurry up and make some decisions! You just have to spend over £15. The code is : UPDATEMEFS

Has anything caught your eye?

What's cooler than bein' cool?

Black 3/4 length t-shirt - Next
Hot pink pleated midi skirt - H&M
Pony skin Dalmatian print slipper shoes - Next
Long cameo necklace - Random boutique

This is a typical work outfit - i.e. a t-shirt tucked into a midi skirt. Nothing too exciting but it helps me feel like i'm making some effort going into work. Not too smart for a fairly casual office but smart enough to be working in the city. I brought this skirt months ago for just £7.99 - full price! - and have only really just started to get use out of it after losing some weight. It was one of those skirts that had to go over your head as it wouldn't go past your bum. It was happening to a lot of my clothes ha! These shoes may look pretty but they ripped my feet to shreds by the end of the day. I think they may need some wearing in! Excuse the exposed bra strap I didn't notice until I uploaded them! If i'm looking a bit bleary eyed it's because these at half 7 in the morning. Came to the conclusion that my outfit posts are better when I do them in the evening haha!

I'm off on holiday on Monday - I don't think i've mentioned it enough! I'm going to try and get a few posts scheduled for the two weeks but it might not happen! If things are a little quiet over the next few weeks you know why!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I'm off to Brighton tomorrow as the boyfriend booked a night in a hotel before we fly out from Gatwick. He's a keeper eh? See you all in two weeks!

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