Sunday, July 20, 2014

New bedding from Asda

Lee and I bought a new bed last winter. We had had our old one since we'd moved into this house and it was only supposed to be a temporary measure. Ten years later it was time to finally buy a new one! We went for a king size and it's fab, it's got so much room! We bought a duvet cover and then my mum bought us another one for Christmas. But the first one was a ridiculous fabric that I just really didn't like, so I popped into Asda to see what they had.

The owl on our bed was a ridiculous present from Lee for my birthday. The cushions that we use as a headboard (and for lounging, let's be honest) were a Christmas present from my mum and were all from The Range I think.

My eye was caught in Asda by this white set as our bedroom is grey, black, and white. Yes our colour schemes aren't for everyone but I love it! Our living room is black, grey, and pink, haha.

I also really liked the writing on the pillowcases - "Mine" and "Yours". I knew it would appeal to Lee's sense of humour and it did.

This duvet set was £18 and it's really soft and comfortable.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Woolly Bike Trail

A friend of mine, Cass, got some funding to do a Wooly Bike Trail as part of the Yorkshire Festival which is happening because the Tour de France Grand Depart was in Yorkshire. I'm actually really impressed with how much arts stuff there was around during the Tour, not just sports stuff. It has been a fantastic spotlight on Yorkshire!

Cass' idea was to have 10 themed bikes, knitted and crocheted in 10 towns and cities throughout Yorkshire. She held 20 workshops in the towns and loooooads of people went along to help. On 3rd July the bikes all went on display in Sheffield Cathedral and I went along. It was great to see them en masse! They will remain there until 3rd August when they'll mostly return to the towns where they were made.

I was at the Halifax workshop. Its theme was 'multicultural'. I crocheted part of the surrounding of the back wheel, some of the chains wound into the front wheel, some of the Union flag on the back wheel, and some flowers that are on the crossbar. These were made from sari yarn which was difficult but interesting to work with.

This last photo is the Leeds bike, as you can see it's all Yorkshire white roses! 

Do go and see the bikes if you're in Sheffield!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New nighties from Yours

I, along with grandmas everywhere, love a good nightie. I get way too warm in pyjamas so I wear long nighties in the winter and shorter ones in the summer. I have several that came from Simply Be forever and a day ago, but when I was looking again I was shocked at the price! So I was pleased to find these in Yours in Meadowhall. They were two for £16 and they had a variety of colours and patterns. 

I chose this one - grey with neon pink hearts - and one that is lilac with white polka dots. If I remember I'll take a photo when I wear it! 

Nightie - Yours

Monday, July 7, 2014

What My Mum Wore

I decided recently it might be nice to showcase my mum sometimes on this blog! My mum is mid 50s, a size 18/20 and always looks fab! She and I have some similar styles but she sticks to quite a classic colour palette, and she also wears trousers a lot more than I do. I'm hoping to make this a semi-regular feature. There are always plenty of photos of my mum around as my stepdad takes hundreds! 

Recently she went on holiday with my stepdad and his mum and stepdad and I asked my stepdad to make sure he got full body shots of my mum for this feature. So, without further ado, here's the first What My Mum Wore!

Trousers - BHS
Top - New Look

Friday, July 4, 2014

What I Wore 3rd July

I had a hectic day on July 3rd, I went to an exhibition of crocheted/knitted bikes that I will write about later, and then I had a date with some rad fat lasses at Meadowhall. It was an exhausting day but I had fun!

I decided to wear this bright floral dress that I got recently from New Look. I chucked my cardigan on for warmth. I'm also wearing new leggings. Leah recommended them - they're from Very (So Fabulous) and they come in a two pack; there's a shorter pair (these are those and they come to my lower mid calf) and a longer pair, for £20 which I think is reasonable. I got these in a size 24 because I like my leggings tight.

Dress - New Look
Belt - New Look on a different dress ages ago
Leggings - Very
Cardigan - Tu at Sainsburys

I did a bit of a shop in Meadowhall, I'll share some bits later! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What I Wore June 24th

I popped into Evans in Sheffield a couple of weeks ago and was actually quite impressed by what I saw. There was a bright feel to all the clothes on show - not just black or purple but serious bright colours. I was also impressed by the age range aimed for - my mum and I both managed to pick up quite a few things to try on. She got a pair of linen shorts and I picked up two sleeveless tank tops.

They had these for only £6 in a range of gorgeous bright colours. I wasn't overly impressed at some of the other prices (I wanted a new nightdress but no way for £15-£20) but for £6 these are a bargain. I got a mint one and this lime coloured one.

I wore this yesterday for work. The skirt is my Yours Clothing one that I wear a lot, the cardigan is from New Look, and I love how summery and bright this is!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jessica London Outfit #2

As I said last time, I was provided with two items of clothing from Jessica London. These black jeggings caught my eye as they're the kind of thing I love to layer with - thicker than leggings but not as uncomfortable as jeans.

This top is from Simply Be and I only wear it with jeggings. I love the colour of the pink and black together!

I love how fitted these are to my skin, and how they're not ridiculously long on my 5'5" frame, either

Jeggings were provided to me for review.