Glammed up hair - all ready for the allotment
Hi all, 
It’s been a while!  am so flipping busy since returning from the hols that I keep forgetting to take pictures of my work outfits for the blog!
It was quiet warm today, so threw on this African print top, jeans and trainers - not my best look but it sort of works and defiantly would have looked better with sandals or flip flops.
Yesterday I got my roots done and wondered around the shops for a bit - seriously wanted to get a new bra but my local Marks & Spencer no longer does bra fittings, so will have to go into Central London one day after work next week to sort it out. 
I also have two friends weddings this month, so will need to sort out an outfit and post it….YIKES…..dislike shopping for wedding gear, can never find anything! 
How is your summer ending? Getting ready for Autumn and jumper season? 
Well take care 
Much love 
Top: eBay / Jeans: New Look via eBay
Trainers: Nike from Sports Direct 

Glammed up hair - all ready for the allotment

Hi all, 

It’s been a while!  am so flipping busy since returning from the hols that I keep forgetting to take pictures of my work outfits for the blog!

It was quiet warm today, so threw on this African print top, jeans and trainers - not my best look but it sort of works and defiantly would have looked better with sandals or flip flops.

Yesterday I got my roots done and wondered around the shops for a bit - seriously wanted to get a new bra but my local Marks & Spencer no longer does bra fittings, so will have to go into Central London one day after work next week to sort it out. 

I also have two friends weddings this month, so will need to sort out an outfit and post it….YIKES…..dislike shopping for wedding gear, can never find anything! 

How is your summer ending? Getting ready for Autumn and jumper season? 

Well take care 

Much love 

Top: eBay / Jeans: New Look via eBay

Trainers: Nike from Sports Direct 

THIGHS, LUMPS, BUMPS, BELLIES, BOOBS AND ARMS!

Hi all, 

Apologies for not posting more regularly - I’ve been away in Europe for about two weeks doing festivals and sight-seeing and while away I learnt to let go, get involved, be comfortable with who I am and smile…sometimes I felt that people smirked about my body-shape and on occasion I even felt uncomfortable with my body but most of the time I didn’t care less, it was too hot and if I want to wear shorts then I did - I even had a bikini on when we went swimming in a lake but forgot to take pictures!

Hope you are well? 

Much love 

Alana

XOXO

p.s I’ve started a new job, so will try and do some work-wear post when I am more settled in. 

HIPPY DAYS

Hi all, 

I am heading off to BOOM and O.Z.O.R.A - sort of got my wardrobe sorted - may try and do a pics on the road but otherwise I won’t be able to post for a while! 

Much love 

Alana 

XOXO

War & Peace 

Hi all, 

I’ve been super busy recently and not updating the blog - my brother and sister-in-law have moved to live in South Korea and we’ve been catching up a lot with them before they left. 

It’s all been about family - we went to the War and Peace Revival with my cousin, her husband and two sons. I didn’t take any pictures at the event - bloody British weather it was raining, humid and extremely muddy (hence my rather grubby shoes). 

So I won this Evans/Clements Ribeiro dress from the Swan Collection (which was raved about by psbloggers here, here and here) on eBay.

I loved the colouring and fit of this dress and thought it went well for a 40’s vibe with faux pearls, bright red lips, lace tights, t-bar shoes and a wicker bag. 

What do you think? Have you go this dress? 

Much love 

Alana

XOXO

Clements Ribeiro Swan Collection Dress: eBay via this seller

Lace tights: XL Marks & Spencer / T-bar shoes: eBay

Lancome wicker bag: eBay / Glasses: Specsavers 

Faux pearl earrings/necklace: Bon Marche

THE GREEN ROLLING HILLS

Hi all, 

I had a meeting with a recruitment agent today and it was all a bit manic - woke up early with our food delivery which was followed by a package arriving via the Post man. I then proceeded to clean out and pack the fridge/freezer before settling down to a continental style breakfast with my man - sliced melon, meats, french bread, pate, cheeses etc. It was delicious. 

Sadly I got carried away talking, was late getting into the shower, my dress was still damp, had a dress change, knocked over my jewellery stand, no direct trains, no research done, printer took ages to print off all the in the info - arrived a sweaty, stress head! 

The recruitment agent was lovely though, really encouraging and has given me a boost for my interview tomorrow, especially as I had a dentist appointment afterwards and have possibly fractured my tooth from stress grinding (which apparently should not be seen in someone of my age).

So as you can see I went for this polka dot vintage style tea dress - it’s by TU which is a clothing range at Sainsbury. Each to their own but I tend to steer clear of clothing/supermarket combinations because I find the quality is not high standard although  I slightly take this back when it comes to the George and G21 ranges at Asda and this TU range. 

I won this dress on eBay from this seller and am pleasantly surprised - it’s a size 18 and is very roomy, good fit across the bust, not tight on the arms, a good length, nips in at the waist with an elasticated seam so does not really need a belt, lovely material, instant smart and machine washable - what more could you ask for? 

As this is one bold colour and pattern I did not want to over accessorise so kept it basic with faux pearl earrings, brown leather belt, black tights and black faded denim brogues from River Island. 

The only downer is that I felt boob hangover with the belt, so would wear this without a belt in future - I also think a black tailored jacket and some heels would go better with this for a work wear/smart creative vibe. 

Are you into tea dresses? Have you tried supermarket clothing brands? And if yes, which ones do you prefer? 

Speak soon 

Alana 

XOXOX

Faux pearl earrings: Bon Marche 

TU green polka dot dress: via this seller on eBay

Tights: Marks & Spencer / Denim brogues: River Island (no longer available)