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It is my partners birthday this coming weekend and as usual I have no idea what to buy him. However, I know he wants to buy new skis for our annual ski trip next March. Great I think I’ll buy him a voucher for Decathlon but this is the most complicated process ever. You have to go to a website called Sporeka Gift Cards which very usefully tells me I have to visit a store to purchase a gift voucher. My nearest store is either Oxford or Reading both which are at least an hour away from me on a good day.
Come on Decathlon / Sporeka in this age of online shopping and social media surely you can offer an online gift card?




I just wanted to review an app called Mallzee.  It is a personalised shopping app which you can filter to search for exactly what you are looking for.  My daughter was looking for a particular style and colour of dress for a holiday this Thursday.  Yes, as usual, it was left until the last minute but Mallzee saved us hours of trawling through internet websites.  When you have found what you are looking for Mallzee takes you straight to the website of your chosen item to make your purchase.  You can also save your choices for later and even ask your friends and family for their opinion before you make that final decision. Genius.



Oops, I did it again!

I went out shopping this weekend and bought a few more clothes for my holiday.  Below you can see my purchases which I will be trying on over the next week and putting together some outfits for my holiday.  Stayed tuned for some of my ideas which I hope you will like.











Birthday Cake and Pimms

I went to see my niece and nephew today as it was their birthday.  Indulged in some cake and a few glasses of pimms.  As it was such a nice sunny day I thought I would take the opportunity to start trying out some holiday outfits.

I’m wearing some denim shorts and grey vest top, both from Primark with my New Look kimono and some sandals I’ve had for a few years from F&F.  Oh and my Oakley sunglasses.











I also did a spot of web surfing this morning and found some nice shoes on a website I’ve recently discovered called http://www.spylovebuy.com and in their sale I found the following boots.  I’ve been in love with this style of boot all winter but couldn’t find any suitable ones.  So I saw these today and bought them for the winter.  Mind you with the current weather not being able to make up its mind I might be wearing them sooner rather than later.




I also spotted some nice sandals on this website so may be returning before my holiday to purchase these, funds allowing.











http://www.newlook.com. @newlookfashion

http://www.primark.com. @primark

http://www.clothingattesco.com  @FandFclothing

http://www.oakley.com. @oakley


Holiday Shopping Spree

I am so excited we’ve booked a last minute holiday and will be off to sunnier climes soon.  Can’t be soon enough judging by today’s weather.  As I have recently lost 2 stone I spent today sorting out my old holiday clothes and went on a mini shopping spree to replace them with a smaller size. Yay me!!!

The usual shops I gravitate towards are New Look and Dorothy Perkins but I found some nice pieces in H & M.  A couple of t-shirt beach dresses, a maxi dress with a slight dip hem and a pair of lace shorts.  I spent the afternoon trying out various accessories and this is the result.  The jewellery is from various shops, including New Look, River Island and Dorothy Perkins, which I already had. H & M have a holiday checklist on their website but I could only seem to see menswear, no womenswear!











I’ve also fallen in love with these chunky block heel sandals from StylistPick but can’t seem to find the white ones on their website anymore which I’m really disappointed about.  But the black will look great with my lace shorts and a coral top I recently bought. Mine are a size 6!

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@newlookfashion  @Dorothy_Perkins  @riverisland @riverislandpr