Category Archives: Retail Therapy

The future is bright…

I purchased a few new items of clothing since my last post and will share them with you over the coming days.  Most of them have been sale items of summer attire in readiness for my upcoming holiday in Tenerife.

My first items are a lovely tangerine orange top with a scallop hem from New Look which I have worn with black skinny jeans, black open toe sandals and a black chiffon, longline sleeveless waistcoat with a crochet hem.

These longline waistcoats will also look great with ripped denim shorts for holidays as I think the nice weather in the UK has sadly left us.

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Ski Scotland

I’m on my way home from a week in Scotland visiting my partners family. We took the opportunity to squeeze in some skiing as they live so close to the Cairngorms. We made a few stops on the way and spent a night at the MacDonald Manchester which was very nice but we had only booked a room and found out the next morning that the breakfast was £19.85 per person which I think is a little pricey for a fry up.

http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-manchester-hotel-spa/
@Macdonald Hotels

Our second stop was at the Craigvrack Hotel in Pitlochry and a room with breakfast was £65. It was a lovely little place and reminded me of the ski towns in France. And the food we had at The Old Mill Inn was delicious.

http://www.craigvrack.com
http://www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk/index-ipad.html
@TheOldMillInn

Our first attempt at skiing was a non-starter as the road into Glenshee was closed due to snow but we managed to get through yesterday and enjoyed a good day skiing. Now I have to say the slopes are not as high as the Alps but snow is snow and it’s a good way to find your ski legs before your holiday. I put my new Dare2be ski gear that I had for Christmas to the test and it fared very well. I have gone for black and white this time and have put links to their website below. Although, I did fall off the poma lift and well and truly bent one of my ski poles. So, of course, I had to buy a new set in black and white to match my outfit. They were very reasonably priced at £25 for Salomon.

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http://www.dare2b.com/womens/genteel-jacket-black.html

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http://www.dare2b.com/activity/snow/womens/embody-pant-white.html
@Dare2bLtd

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http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk
@theglenshee

Green with Envy

I must admit I’ve been a little green with envy as my other half has just been on a boy’s skiing weekend. So in a bid to cheer myself up I have participated in a little retail therapy.

I bought some knee length black boots from
MandCo. They have gold buckle detail to the side and are quilted at the back with a small block heel. I also bought a sequin shift dress from Kaliko and will be wearing it on my birthday night out tonight. I have picked up a strapless black and white stripes dress from River Island which will be perfect for Ascot or my brothers wedding later this year.

And I found a few tops for work in the January sales from New Look and Dorothy Perkins. So all in all a very productive shopping trip and I must say I feel much better.

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@NewLookFashion
@Dorothy_Perkins
@mandco_fashion
@KalikoFashion

Woolly Jumpers

I’ve had a splurge on buying woolly jumpers for the cold weather we have been having in the UK of late. And if the weather forecast is anything to go by it is likely to get worse.

These jumpers are from various shops, New Look, FandF, Primark, TKMaxx by GingerG and Brave Soul and are all very different and range from plain to patterned to number logos. They can also be worn casually for a last minute shopping trip or glammed up with a skirt and knee high boots or some accessories for a night out.

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@Primark
@NewLookFashion
@TKMaxx_UK
@FandFclothing

iPhone 6

You may remember a post from a few months ago where I wasn’t particualrly impressed with Apple as I had an iPhone 4S which, after the IOS 7 update back in July, would no longer connect to the internet. Apple denied all responsibility and I was left with a phone which I couldn’t use wifi on.  This isn’t too much of an issue in the UK, apart from the annoyance factor, in that I’ve purchased a phone with a 24 month contract which I can no longer use effectively 18 months in.

After numerous conversations with Apple and my service provider T-Mobile I managed to get an early upgradeto EE, with the fee waived, to an iPhone 6. Initially I wanted an iPhone 6 Plus but having looked at them in the shop they are huge and not practical for someone with small hands to hold, let alone navigate around the screens.

I had my new phone a few days when I wanted to take a picture, which you can do from the lock screen using the camera icon in the bottom right hand corner.  Not on mine you can’t! So online I go again and find several other people experiencing the same issue.  Various things have worked to restore this function and mine worked by erasing all the content and taking the phone back to the factory settings and restoring it from a previous back up.

So expect a few more pictures popping up here, there and everywhere as I test it out.

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@AppleOfficialll
@EE

Rings on her fingers & bells on her toes

I’m loving a bit of jewellery at the minute, in particular stack rings, midi rings in fact any ring. And in gold or silver. I also bought these earrings for a bargain £1.50 from Primark at the weekend. I haven’t quite got enough piercings in my ears to wear them all but I gave it a good try.

My most recent expensive indulgence was this Michael Kors, seems to be the designer of the moment, rose gold watch in duty free on my holiday to Tenerife. I really like this colour as it makes a change from gold and silver. I think some outfits looks better with yellow or rose gold as opposed to silver and I am very anal about matching my jewellery to my outfit in so far as if my sandals/shoes have good buckles I have to wear gold accessories.

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