Wednesday, 16 April 2014

I feel good #7

Another month, another I Feel Good challenge.  Here is what Vicky had to say about the challenge "You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped?  This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror  no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".  We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful."

I can say at the moment, i do not feel good. Three and a bit weeks of a kidney infection has broke me, my blood tests also showed that my immune system was on the low side meaning i am run down and my body is struggling to fight this infection. I am exhausted and overloaded with antibiotics. The doctor has ordered me to rest so that is what i am going to do. I took this picture earlier today, make up free and my hair tied up, i might feel like crap but i still have the energy for a selfie.   

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Welcome Spring

Dress - Simply Be 
Cardigan - Primark

Spring has fully arrived now (i don't want to say summer as it is only April) but the sun in shining and we have temperatures in double digits; i even sat in the garden to eat my breakfast this morning. Last weekend i went to my first clothes swap, i had a fab day. I picked up some new clothes, ate amazing cake and spent time with some fabulous ladies (we had a great dinner too) and this is what i wore. It is cute, colourful and just says spring to me. 

Do you have an outfit that makes you feel like spring has sprung? 
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Simply Be scuba prom dress review

Dress* - Simply Be 
Necklace - Debenhams

The lovely team over at Simply Be sent me this lovely dress, i'd had my eye on this dress for a while as it is stunning, the almost nude coloured backgrounded is splashed with colourful flowers, normally you would see this on a black background so i thought it was something a bit different. The sleeves are long enough to not need a cardigan, which i like. There are pleats to the skirt, you will know that i am not a huge fan of pleats, they seem to sit odd on me but on this skirt they seem ok, they don't make me look any bigger. There is an exposed zip to the back which is a nice detail. It is is made from the popular scuba material that is everywhere at the moment, it has some stretch and help the dress keep its shape. Now the drawback, this dress is short, on me it sits mid thigh and i'm only 5'4 so if you are tall, this dress isn't going to work for you. It is even pushing it for me as i don't think i could bend over without flashing my knickers. For reference i am wearing a size 20. 

The big question though, it is worth £60? i personally wouldn't pay that for it, i would wait for it to go into the sale and snap it up then. I think the quality is there but it is more of an occasion dress than everyday dress but i think with tights, pumps and a cardigan you could dress it down, making it more wearable. I haven't washed it so can't comment on that, but i think it would wash well, the only problem i could foresee is shrinking. 
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