Friday, 12 April 2013

Hi, bit of a lazy day today (too much time spent surfing the internet) but I did manage to fit in a quick twenty minute session in my little gym. Im doing mainly weights as I want to build up muscle tone and lose a couple of dress sizes. I don't really believe in diets as they mess with my head and I end up not listening to what by body is telling me. I tend to go with the "eat when Im hungry" philosophy and eat what I want ( which is usually lots of salad or veg or fruit) even if it is a Mr. Kipling's Cherry Bakewell. mmmmmm!!!! they are my new thing and I deserve one after all that weight lifting. . .





For me lifting weights gives my body back the shape that getting older seems to take away.  I have slim arms but I can see a bit of a shake in those triceps when I wave to someone. Also I feel so much better after a session, as though I have really worked each part of my body. And of course summer is on its way. . . . isn't it????


 
 
 
Im only ten minutes from the beach so I love to spend time walking along the sand eating a real icecream, watching all the holiday makers playing in the sea.
 
 
As I said earlier, I spent far to much time on the internet today (well I was studying but got distracted rather too easily) and bought myself a little red shirt dress for a real bargin so now Im on the lookout for the perfect pair of shoes to go with it.
 
 
 
 
the dress isn't quite this red, more the shade of the shoes below
 
 
 
mmmmm. . . . think these little beauties from yesterdays post will look perfect.
 
 
 
 
 
 
with maybe a little yellow cardi
 
 
and a soft as butter lemon suede bag
 
 
and do you remember the lovely bootcuts I posted the other day, well I found the most perfect bag to go with them.
 
 
 
 
 
I love the feel of suede, so soft and touchy feely.
 
 
Well as this was a late post,  Im off to bed now and tomorrow I might just go and get those lovely red shoes. I will let you know. 
 
 
 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Hello. . . Well we have rain and sunshine today here in the mountains in North Wales and a bit cold BUT my new coat that I showed you on my last post has arrived. . .  Yay Its so warm and snuggly while still being very stylish as it goes in at the waist. Its filled with down and feathers. I am going to go out in the rain in a while to give it a proper road test.
 

 
 
Yesterday I went out with my lovely husband to do a bit of  "man shopping" and by that I mean DIY materials, paints, varnishes. . . .stuff like that, as were doing up our kitchen at the moment. Being a very old cottage it requires a lot of preparation before we can even begin to paint.
 
 

 
 
So while he went off to do his stuff I decided to pop over the Next and have a little look at this seasons new colours.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is a lot of items in a warm coral this year teamed up with white, cream, black and blue. Also there was a little bit of cerise pink. . . a colour that I remember being big in the 80's. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then I saw these two tops which I think would look really stylish with a long necklace.
 





 
 
loved this heart belt
 
 
 
and these beautiful lady shoes caught my eye
 

 
 
and these cute little ballet flats
 
 
 
 
and I was sooooo excited to see the "sunnies" section. Tried a few on but didn't buy any as its just not warm enough yet.  Im sure that I am going to get caught out and I will wake up one morning and it will be hot hot hot!!!! And, I wont have a thing to wear. ha ha.
 
 
 
 
 
Well,  Im off to go for that walk I was talking about and yes. . . .  its still raining !
 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Its here......maybe......Spring that is. I have hardly been outside in the last couple of months as here in the mountains its been freezing and snowing constantly.



but its very beautiful....




So I have ventured outside for what seems like the first time in absolutely ages and look what I saw in our field.....



Awwww......he is soooo sweet just lying there with his head turned towards the sun, soaking it all up.
There are a few daffodils around too so its all looking promising.

As I was saying though, its been so cold the last couple of winters and I have been looking for the perfect long coat as I miss not going for long walks when its freezing and have been waiting for the one I want to come down in price and today it did and I ordered it.....Yay......so pleased.


So next winter (and probably still some of this spring) I will be warm and snug. Now I just need to find the perfect snow boots!

and I quite like these.....
But anyway, back to spring and I have started buying some spring type clothes, well transitional type clothes really cause it never really gets all that hot here. First of all I wanted a really gorgeous pair of slim bootcut jeans as my old ones have worn out. Having looked at the fashion forcast, it would seem that bootcuts are back in fashion (but I have always loved them for their leg flattering abilities).

 
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Throw in a few cardi's and tunics......



And a couple of silk tops....










There all on my wish list at the moment and that list does seem to get longer and longer. Thing is, I like to have a good look around, then look in my wardrobe and plan what will go with what. To me the looking and the planning is the most enjoyable part of clothes shopping. I also think when your older (over 45 in my case) that you want to choose things that feel like they are part of you already. Things that go with a lot of other stuff in your wardrobe and things that make you smile when you put them on and you feel, like you!