I’ve found my winter coat klaxon 📣 It’s not this one(@veryuk from last year) I’m writing a blogpost on it so you’ll see it then properly AND I’m also chuffed to report that it’s my eighth purchase from my spending challenge this month #october 8edit (only buying eight wardrobe buys after the success of #nospendseptember ) I wanted something different, with colour and with the WOW factor ...👌🏽Can’t wait to share ✌🏽❄️🍁🍂⚡️#winterwardrobe
Wearing my mum's vintage 90's khaki combat skirt today, with the ac/dc tee that I had been coveting during #nospendseptember . Bonus is, I picked it up for £5 in the sale! 😊 It's just started peeing it down now that I have to leave the house...sods law! Hope you lovely lot are all having a happy hump day 😊 Much love 😘😘😘#ootd #outfitoftheday #outfitspiration #outfitselfie #outfitpost #wiw #whatiwore #whatimwearing #wiw t #whatiwore today #whatimwearing today #fashionpost #fashionover 40 #over 40sfashion #over 40andfabulous #chronicallyfabulous #fashionatanyage #asseenonme #styleatanyage #stylepost #styleinspo #mystyle #mylook #myvibe #myoutfitdiary #mylook book #backtothe 90s
How I ❤️ a blow-your-own-trumpet bag and this does EXACTLY that 🎺👌🏽Thank you @kemitelford for letting us Mamas proudly pat ourselves on the back with such a wicked, wicked bag 🙌🏽🌟 For those that are counting, this is now my fourth purchase out of eight for the #october 8edit challenge I set myself after doing #nospendseptember (Shit! Only four more wardrobe items left to buy this month 😬❤️🌎) Right, it’s nearly school pick up. Quick cuppa then, let’s do this✌🏽#mumsthatslay #kemitelford
Oh Hello Tuesday! As some of you may remember September was a belt tightening month for me. It started out that way and ended up like a blummin corset, thanks for that car repairs!Anyway I tried and mostly succeeded in not buying anything clothes wise, though a small splurge on the last Saturday. Grey ASOS boots, red Accessorize bag, M&S belt all from the charity shop for the princely sum of £11.50.Red boots for the daughter new from Next - which I'm rather envious of.If you want to see the full round up of my September then you know what to do....#linkinbio !#nospendoctober #nospendseptember #shopmywardrobe #thriftyblogger #4pplusblogger#thriftystyle #styleblogger #100daysofshoppingmywardrobe #moneyblogger #budgetblogger
I was quite successful with the #nospendchallenge last month (swipe left to see the results) so I am challenging myself again this month! Problem is, I need to buy a #mambihappyplanner teacher edition this month for our homeschooling stuff 😭 #NoSpendSeptember #NoSpendOctober #frugal mom #frugal #frugal planner #frugal life #planner d #planner #planner addict #planner stickers #planner ph #planner life #planner girlph #planner girl #planner girls
M o r n i n g . . ..I’m back after my peel. Still looking slightly red and very flaky but the worse is over! My thoughts & the whole process will be up on the blog next week as I want to see the results after a few more days. Feeling fresher and I’ve not used a filter ...anyway enough of my skin. I’ve also cut my own fringe ! #wonky . ..I wanted to wear my pretty @newlookfashion dress today but it’s freezing so I’m layering up using an @mandco_fashion polo neck. Think it works and most importantly I’m warm ! I’ll stick my leather over and I’m goods to go. Back in the land of the living !.... #ootd #layers #pursuepretty #over 40style #40plusblogs #hazyshadesofautumn #tcapeel #40plusbeauty #40plusfashion #metoday #documentyourdays #selfie #mystyle #fotd #skincare #skincare 365 #shopmylook #notbadfor 46 ..I’m not doing #nospendseptember but I have shopped my wardrobe. All old pieces from last year :)
I mentioned I've a few projects on for October. The second is a No Spend October, following in the footsteps of @thedaisybee and @the_ft_times who both made admirable efforts in No Spend September.Whilst they posted an outfit each day throughout last month, I know most of my non-essential expenditure isn't in one area but spread across food, accessories, make up, clothing, other 'beauty' stuff, knick-knacks, arts and crafts paraphernalia, books; you name it. I usually don't spend much in one go (with exceptions) but it adds up and I don't have any income to support it.No Spend October isn't so much a choice therefore, as necessity. That said, I know spending is a less than helpful coping mechanism when times are tough, and indeed, times are rather tough just now. As such, I've devised a plan to make me re-appreciate things I already have. I'll be experimenting with themed days of the week, and whilst this is a day or so late, the first is Sunday Funday.As I'd like digitise my kitty pictures, I began by playing with the Sketches software I've had on my iPad for a few years. I've not used it for at least a year, so I'm reacquainting myself with its functionality. The above is one product of that, a watercolourful bubbly pattern. I'd like to make a bubbly fabric pattern and perhaps look into making/printing fabric designs. One day. Maybe 🙂•#nospendoctober #nospendseptember #copingmechanisms #appreciation #newthings #newfromold #whatihave #sunday funday #fundaysunday #sunday #latepost #latergram #funthings #sketches #sketches app #digitalart #digitaldrawing #digitalpainting #watercolour #digitalwatercolour #colour ful #colour #abstract #bubble #bubble s #pattern #pattern making #fabric #fabric pattern #design
So we're in October and over the month of #nospendseptember . Yes we can imagine some of you saying for goodness sake get over yourselves, it was only 1 month you spoiled brats. Yes, there is obviously many more important things in life than clothes. But clothes and styling is something that we love and get genuine joy out of. So we don't feel shallow or guilty about that.Here are some of the things we learned:1. There will be things in your wardrobe you said you'd get loads of wear out of and have only worn once. You do not need a new outfit for going out on Saturday night, there will be an outfit on your wardrobe you will love wearing. 2. There is always a bit more product left at the bottom of the bottle. Mel uses @benefitcosmetics #gimmebrow daily and ran out midway through September. She boiled water and poured a tiny amount into the bottle which loosened the remaining product up and it has still lasted until now. Saved forking out £20 sooner than necessary. 3. We are spoiled to be in a position where it is possible for us to buy new clothes as and when we want them. We already know this, but this was a reminder. We need to be very conscious and grateful for this. 4. Instagram isn't good for your spending habits. Before Insta, you had to be either in a shop, flicking through a mag or online shopping to see something you wanted to buy. Now with so many fashion accounts on Instagram, is it all too easy to see someone wearing something that takes our fancy, swipe up, and be at the checkout stage before you can say "woah I don't need this."5. We buy too many items of poor quality. Doing this really made us think about what is in our wardrobes. Whilst we like fast fashion that is cheap, lasts a couple of washes and then can be binned, both of us have realised that we would rather have a capsule wardrobe of many less items but better quality, fit and versatile than lots of cheap disposable items. 6. Ask yourself the questions, do I need it? Will it make me happy? Does it suit me? Am I buying it just cause it's on sale? ...#nospendseptember
Now that we're in October 🙌🏽🍂 decidedto try something different and do 4 weeksof braid outs on blown out hair thru Oct 27.Know hair will benefit from being washed anddeep conditioned weekly w/ my workouts.Swipe to see easy process, seriously cake.Did #nospendseptember now #braidoutoctober just to put myself outside my comfort zone#Monday #Naturalhair #hair #October
Did an awesome job if I must say so myself with my first no spend challenge. 😁. Excited to try again for Oct. #nospendchallenge #nospendmonth #nospendsept ember #nospendsept #budgeting #bugdet #happyplanner budget #happyplanner #happyplanner mini #financialfreedom #debtfree #financialplanning #debtfree journey #debtfree #debtfree planning #debtfree community
September was the first time I entered into the #debtfree community and really took a long hard look into my finances and how I could better myself. .And boy did that one month teach me a lot!!!.I learned that it's actually quite easy to stick to a meal plan and a grocery list and not rely on eating out when in a pinch. I learned that I don't need to impulse shop to make myself happy..I learned that I don't make a whole lot more on income than I spend on necessary expenses so it's more important than ever to track every penny and make I sure I know where my money is going.Don't get me wrong, I did make some flubs throughout the month in terms of budgeting, and surprise expenses that I wasn't expecting. I'm chalking September up to a learning lesson and I'm looking forward to October!! #debtfree community #debtfree #debtfree journey #crushingdebt #budget #nospendmonth #nospendseptember
YES, #nospendseptember is over and NO, I really don't want to undo all the good work and start buying just for the sake of it.. 🌍❤️...so I'm setting myself another challenge #October 8Edit 🖤I'm only committing to EIGHT items for my AW17 wardrobe... join in? The first is this pair of almond toe leopard print midi heels from @raidfootwear ❤️🐆#SevenMoreToGo
What's up October? Falling for fall is something I do every single year, always!#NospendSeptember went 93.33% well!Then I failed on 2 of last 7 days of Sept.So reflecting what did I learn because likefitness, finances teaches you things aboutyourself and that's how you change, grow!I have far more willpower over what I eatvs what I buy (clothes/shoes) 🤷🏽♀️ weird huh?Most struggle w/ food yet Sept 30 marked90 days of no meat (pescatarian during time)and no I didn't broadcast bc I change what I eat often to see how my body will respondbecause it's interesting to me tbh.Not giving in 3 weeks of Sept allowed me toadd and remove things from my wish listrealizing I wasn't as in love with as I thought.It also allowed me to wait for better dealswhich was awesome but too tempting! 🤦🏽♀️I did save & pay more on debts as plannedand secured birthday gift early so outsideof supporting some smaller brands shouldbe able to restrain most of fall! 🤞🏽#trying But in life you fail, you reassess, move on!Happy for self imposed adulting lessons!#noshopping #adulting #October #frugal #bargainqueen #fail #fml #almost #debtfreecommunity
Who ever said our pictures aren't professional quality?! 😂 Apologies for the shocking grainy photo but it came as a shock to me last night that it was completely dark outside by 8pm when I was heading out so too dark to get a photograph outside, winter has arrived! Outfit wise, this dress is going on my list of one of my fav things ever, I bought it back in July and put it away for a #specialoccasion - last night was one of my best friends birthdays 🎉 so as good an opportunity as any to wear it. It's covered in ✨ and 🌙 and is a really good fit and shape and I just love it. It's another of those dresses they we'd wear with heels, boots, trainers - the lot! Worn here with my old @warehouseuk leather jacket and @zara sock boots from 4 winters ago! ....Happy October to everyone today and Happy end of #nospendseptember !! We'll talk more about that later today, how we did and what we learned. ....#outfitinspo #dailypic #outfitpost #dogsofinstagram #whatiwore #ootd #whatiwore lastnight #zara #warehouse #moonandstar #starandmoon #constellationprint #constellationprint dress #saturdaynight #dressandboots #sockboots #ankleboots #allblackeverything #stylediaries #styleblogger #styleinspo
Woohoo! 🐆Officially finished #nospendseptember and here's my first purchase 👌🏽There were only two fails on non essential purchases for the entire month 1: Fake Malone room diffusers from Aldi 2: Gold supersize tassel earrings from Hennes (not technically for me, but purchased for a styling job*cough 😉) I did good, right? 🙌🏽👊🏽✌🏽
FINAL #nospendseptember outfit - this dream of a @bodenicons dress, pictured in horrid hotel bathroom lighting. (It was a very generous present, the new Icon stuff is a sexy seventies chiffon and velvet dream and with these ruffles I am Peak Celia. Off to @jerseyfestivalofwords to chat #howtobeagrownup with favest of faves @cathyreadsbooks ! It is raining, I am wearing a shower cap and carrying my heels in the bag the hotel provides for the hair dryer.
It's #nospendseptember CONFESSION TIME. Chanel's Coromandel was going to be my reward for getting through to the end of the month - but it seemed mad not to buy it at the airport today, instead of buying it next week when it would not be Duty Free and cost an extra £30. Did I do the right thing???
23 days left to go: Good morning everybody! Today is the most important day of the year for me, because it’s my little ones 3rd birthday (no wonder I woke up at 2:37am all excited😂) We’ll be out with her all day and tomorrow we’re having a small family party at my mother in laws. It’s hard to believe that it’s October tomorrow. I didn’t know it a year ago, but it would be the month I’d start my No Spend Year. Time flies when you’re having fun 😁I hope you’re all having a fantastic day and weekend!!
Day 29 of #nospendseptember and it's my PENULTIMATE #OOTD ...! Dress 2013 ASOSBoots 2013 ClarksOn August 29th I was having a panic rummage around Arket on Regent Street thinking "But THIS is the hot new store! There must be something I can buy!" It did not occur to me that four year old seventies inspired ASOS suits me better than brand new utilitarian scando chic. This feels like a new outfit, even though it's old, and I feel better than a million dollars - more like I found fifty quid down the back of the sofa!
This is all I can give you today guys (hungover) *hic 🍸A pretty Notting Hill doorstep from yesterday after a biscuit decorating workshop with the 6yo 👧🏽💓Then, it was back to The 'Burbs to drop her home then BACK into town (total monies worth on a travelcard!) for what was the BESTEST wrap party for @welovepopmag 🍸🍸🍸🍸Made the last train home (phew!) and yes, it's on Stories but I had a sweet, sweet kebab too👌🏽🤦🏽♀️😂Happy Days and Happy Friday gang ✌🏽
24 days left to go: Have you ever thought about how little you would spend if there was no internet? I fondly remember the times when you had to actually go into town to buy something. Obviously back then I was still very much consuming left, right and centre. Nowadays I’m not bothered about online or ‘real life’ shopping, but I definitely think about all the people out there who do a lot of online shopping. Black Friday is coming up in November and although I don’t have the exact numbers I know that it’s one of the biggest online shopping days. What’s the last thing you bought online? Do you think you’d spend less, if there was no online shopping? Or do you actually save money by shopping online? Let’s chat👇🏻
I've worn this midi dress with trainers, biker boots and today my leather sock boots. Dresses are defo our go to when I a) need to look smart and b) can't be bothered thinking about putting an outfit together😬. I then had to change into my trainers to coach netball just now and forgot my gym stuff so that was fun....😆🙄🤷🏻♀️..Dress: @hm Blazer: @zara Boots: @topshop Bag: @nextofficial . ...........#mididress #florals #autumn 🍁 #wardrobe #ootd #whattowear #mumontherun #nospendseptember #instastyle #instadaily #dailypic #outfitinspo #fashionblogger #fashiongram #mystyle #over 30style #wiwt #boots #thursday #clothes #howtowear #wearitdifferent #wearwhatyouhave #lovewhatyouwear
DAY 28 of #nospendseptember and my #ootd includes... Tee Blackscore 2015Leggings Willow & Clay (Century 21) 2014Trainers, Nike, 2016LADS, I'M GONNA BE REAL WITH YOU. I've been working and working and I've not had a shower yet (it's nearly 4PM - also, our water keeps being turned off because there's a mysterious leak somewhere in the building) and my outfit is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Still, I ❤️❤️❤️ this shirt. (Chanail No 5! Geddit?!)
25 days left to go: The closer we get to moving, the more I feel like selling my belongings. I don’t have much, but even the little I have I want to, mostly, get rid of. Material things nowadays just don’t really appeal to me anymore. The last time I test packed my luggage for our move I was able to put all of my clothes into one medium sized piece of luggage. Overall I’m aiming to fill that medium sized piece of luggage and one piece of hand luggage. I just don’t need much more. I need a few things to wear, my hair dryer, laptop, you know..the basics. Everything else can be cheaply replaced thanks to places like Ikea. I don’t know how other people do their oversea moving, but that’s how I’ve done it a few times before and it always worked for me. No need to worry about big boxes, furniture, shipping companies and the like. I hope you all have a great day😃