Tuesday, December 1, 2015


There are a few items that I am not a huge fan of shopping for and one of them used to be shorts. I remember when I was a teenager - I hated my legs - I hated the exposure - I was not a fan of baring my legs much at all. A little ironic I guess as my school dress was short and yet I was not comfortable wearing shorts. 
NOW I love shorts - I love a printed short. I have changed and I have quite a collection in my wardrobe. As long as they are not overly short shorts ...... I wear them and love wearing them. Call it maturity or call it feeling comfortable in my own skin. I am on the other side of 40 and I often think if others can wear shorts then i can get away with it too .... cellulite and all. I am often told what great legs I have which has encouraged me to wear shorts. But I am fussy, you see ..... I like quality and they need to be tailored and comfortable.

Monday, November 30, 2015


The season to giving gifts is upon us. I love giving gifts and I tend to place a lot of thought into them. Have you ever considered taking a step back and think long and hard about your life, where you are at and making yourself a better person. I am constantly looking at ways that I can make myself a better person in so many aspects of my life. My life is changing and only for the better. It is my time to get out and enjoy and to be the best ME I can possibly be.I would like to encourage you all to embrace the wonderful individual you are and live your best life.

Friday, November 27, 2015


The innocence of a child at play reminds me of how simple life  can be and how we should take a step back to take the time to r e l a x  and to be thankful for all that we have. I have noticed myself lately being grateful for all the things that I have in my life and most of all my daughters, my step families and their amazing little people. The image below is Miss Ivy, soon to be 3. I had the privilege of looking after her a few weeks ago, here she is playing with my eldest daughter's Fisher Price dollhouse. That dollhouse was purchased over 18 years ago. Little miss remembers this doll house every time she visits. I am thankful that I have kept it. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015


There are an abundance of family and friend gatherings as 2015 comes to a close. If you are anything like me I like to have a gift on hand to offer my thanks for hosting the event. I will either buy or bake something depending on the place and hosts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


As I sit here patiently waiting for my contract to come through for my new job, I am contemplating where my life is heading as I enter a new phase of my life as well as other facets with my daughters. Miss R working, spending loads of time with her boyfriend and planning a trip to Japan in February. Miss B having her P's, a car and driving herself around everywhere. Last Wednesday we had a major scare as my baby girl had a minor accident which distressed us completely. We have now recovered but still a little tender. Miss B is loving her independence. The time is absolutely right for me to take time and do all that I would like. Time for me!!

Indulge me for a moment with the bare shoulder silhouette perfect for those hot days outdoors. The simple and complete outfit all in one for a stylish summer. The bare shoulder style is super flattering and look fabulous on everyone. I find I feel super confident and feel a little glam wearing an off the shoulder number.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


The maxi dress is a summer essential. A glamorous easy to wear piece no matter the occasion. I like to purchase a new maxi dress every year. This year I am yet to find the perfect one for me. I am on the hunt and i know I will find the one which i will love to wear.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Summer style consists of simple and easy pieces the keep cool. Off the shoulder is one of the most flattering trends this season, so why not give it a try ... I guarantee you will look and feel fabulous.

Today's style inspiration comes from Forever New

Are you loving the off the shoulder ?

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