Supermarket Sweet

Finally, a camera, and a person to take my photo with it. Unfortunately that person is my darling husband, and while his skills are rich and varied, they do not include photography. Look at the Testino-esque way he’s captured the full flabbiness of my thighs…



Jacket – Next
Sweatshirt – James Perse
Jeans – Goldsign Zebra Leggings
Shoes – Charles Philip Shanghai
Bag – Zatchels

I wore this outfit for a big Easter shop at Sainsburys, and my followers on Twitter (if you want to be one head to the left of the screen…) will have seen my tweet about the fab bargain I found there. I have been looking for a white broderie anglaise top since time immemorial but I usually find them too twee, too expensive or too polyester. But call off the dogs, the search is OVAH! I found my holy grail broderie top, and it cost me £13.50!


This is a snap of the mint version, because I love the colour (it doesn’t love me back, I look like I’m on the donor list for a liver) and of all the colours the detail shows best on the mint. The top is available in white, mint, lilac and black and usually costs £18, but TU is 25% off at the moment. I’m seriously thinking I’ll go back for the black, as that price for pure cotton is awesome. I love the scalloped detail at the bottom, and I think the addition of the pocket keeps it looking fresh and not too Little House on the Prairie.

And here I am wearing my white version:


I can’t wait to wear it with cropped jeans and neon sandals if this weather ever bloody cheers up!

Never say that this blog doesn’t offer something for a range of budgets – but they’re going fast, I got the last 8 at my local branch, and apart from one 10 there were only 16 and up in the white, and tediously I can’t find them on the website, so if you want one I suggest going sooner rather than later!


Another day…

…another photo of a knackered woman with a ludicrously bright bag! This time the neon Zatchel I ordered from the BrandAlley sale posted about here. When I dropped off the children to my parents’ this morning, my Dad, always the comedian, asked if it was a safety measure. It has also drawn a few comments, uniquely from men, in the office this morning. Whatevs, it’s cheering me up!

Another new item I have on today is this gorgeous bracelet, from Bijoux by Desi F at Etsy. I love this store and am planning a lot more purchases from this talented lady!


(God, I look haggard, when will my children sleep?!)

Shirt – Gap
Skirt – Moschino
Tights – Falke
Shoes – Russell & Bromley
Belt – Whistles
Watch – Michael Kors
Bracelet – Bijoux by Desi F

(p.s. you can’t tell from the photo, but the skirt is actually polka dot!)


Zatchel Frenzy

Just a quick post to alert you to the excellent sale on Zatchels at BrandAlley. I really like this brand, and though I don’t own one (yet) I understand that they are very durable and well made.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Metallic Purple

Blue Elephant

Neon Yellow Barrel

Pink Neon

Lavender Rucksack

But be quick – they’re selling like hot cakes!

UPDATE: This Neon orange saddle just found her way into my bag

I’m imagining her with a black and white Breton mini dress and my Marni for H&M silver sandals from last year. Did anyone else find themself snared by a Zatchel?