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Why Do You Wear So Much Purple?

Dress: F&F | Boots: USC | Necklace: Claires

Last weekend I walked to the retail park near me (well, its easier to walk to than to walk into the centre of Bristol from here!) and bought a few dresses from the Tesco Home store we have. (The Tesco thats closer has such a rubbish clothes department!) I would order things from the Clothing at Tesco website, but their sizing is so wonky – I ended up buying two dresses in a size 20 – I’m normally a 14/16 (depending on the store)

This dress is so comfy, although would be better if it were a little more fitted. There were some photos I took where it looked a bit tent like :/ Not a look I go for by choice!

I headed up to Tart yesterday to meet Emsy for tea and gossip, then we headed down Gloucester/Cheltenham Road to visit all the shops we pass on our ways to work – finally going in to Portabella (who have some gorgeous dresses!), another visit to Cox and Baloney next door, Shop Dutty (which is also the home of Boom Nails, who you’ve probably heard of from all the Motel event posts!)




Most exciting part of the wander down Stokes Croft? Finally being able to stop at Patisserie Leila and buy some macarons.  Blackberry, lemon, pistachio, raspberry and coconut. YUM.


As predicted in my post earlier in the week about dresses, I ended up buying all three dresses, including this purple dress*.

Busy week ahead, and more excitingly, the Aussie-versary party on Saturday night. Looking forward to seeing everyone, who’s going, and what are you wearing?

HtCC – Pyjama Party

So if you follow a few of us blogger types on Twitter, a few weeks ago, you’ll have seen that there were discussions about sleepovers going on – mainly the sort of sleepovers that we used to have as teenagers. (Hair mascara anyone?) A few nights ago, the Sarahs (@sarahs_scribbles and @essbeevee) and I were showing off our pj’s to each other and I realised they were the sort that you wear to mooch about in, the ones that you don’t let the boyfriend catch you in for at least the first 6 months.

But damn, they’re comfy.

With that in mind (and the fact that the boyfriend has been away for two weeks, so my comfy PJ’s have been making a return), here’s a few sets that I would like for Christmas please (It was a bit of a tradition (sort of) in our house that you wore new PJ’s on Christmas Eve so you’d wake up in lovely new things)

I’m quite fussy with my pyjamas. I don’t like stringy vest tops, and dislike slogans and cutesy bears. Long trousers have to be LONG. Oh, and shorts have to be of a certain length. These are clothes for comfort, and I can’t be bothered with picking shorts out of my bum while I’m wasting time on the internet. Now theres an image for you.

These stripey long legged pyjamas* (£25, Topshop) almost tick all the boxes for me. I’m not overly keen on the sleeveless vesty thing, but at least when I wake up, I wont have it twisted half way around my top (the reason why I don’t like strappy tops) for bed

I like this Fairisle short set* (£20, Topshop) and since I’ve already got a shorts set in this style from Topshop, I know that the shorts will be a reasonable length on me. (Thats the good thing about Topshop, they have a design and they just do different patterns on them. Some people might call this lazy. I don’t care.)

These Cookie Monster PJ’s* (£25, Topshop) are more something that Helen would wear, but they’re still cute. I think the trousers would be long even for her (she’s only 5’10”, not that tall really)

Back in the day, I was a MASSIVE Sweet Valley Twins fan. I wanted to be Jessica. My favourite colour was purple long before I started reading the series, so I thought this was a sign I should be in the Unicorns. Duh. Anyway. These unicorn pyjamas* (£18, Dorothy Perkins) made me think of SVT. The top is apparently blue, but looks purple to me, and those trousers look like hideous 3/4 length ones (why? Just why?) but I am still tempted to buy them. And girls are crazy about unicorns!

Theres one sort of PJ that will never look good though. The all in one. Sure, feety PJ’s* sound like a good idea, and yeah, you may have seen that episode of Family Guy with Peter and his rather fetching red ensemble. But this?

Just say no, kids.

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