In a few short hours I’m heading off on my honeymoon for lots of sun, sea, sand, and masses of wine with seafood pasta!   I think my husband would no longer be my husband if I tried to bring my laptop and blog from the side of the pool so I’ll be taking a break for a fortnight.…

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Masquerade!

Every year my work holds a Christmas party.  It normally involves lukewarm turkey, watery gravy, and abundance of cheap wine, a vaguely fancy party dress, and a whole lot of boogie! Last year I wore an old favourite dress for such occasions – steel grey with heavily embellished shoulders and a sweeping neckline.  I thought I looked great until the…
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A not-so-LBD party piece (almost) …

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my favourite LBDs for the party season.  You can read the post here.   I spoke about how I was shocked to find that not everyone loves the LBD and I set out to convert them. Yet, despite my perpetual love affair with anything deep, dark, and moody,  I thought I may just…
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The Monsoon Party

I loved Monsoon as a teenager – it was a brand to aspire to.  Then I started earning money, could afford the clothes and promptly dismissed them as not very me! Then, last weekend, I walked into the Monsoon store in Reading.  It was small with not the greatest selection but I walked out having fallen in love with 2…
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The Hunt for a strapless wonder

I recently lost weight, purely through exercising like a loon after the doctor gave me the all clear to do so.   The best bit about dropping a bit of weight is the wealth of new lingerie that goes with it – my boobs actually got bigger, going from a standard G to a GG-H, and my back got smaller…
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