Renovation Update: Study

There is so much I want to talk about in this blogpost! This room has been over 10 months in the making - and has been a real labour of love, and so much more expensive than we ever imagined..
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My ‘can’t live without’ hair products

Top: H&M (old). Skirt: Boden Icons (sold out). Heels: Jimmy Choo (old but buy similar here). Clutch: Jigsaw (buy similar here) I have a fear of blowdrys.  It may be on the stranger side of the phobia spectrum but it’s just something that’s not me. I always ask to leave…
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•Frugal Buy* Accessorize bikini

Bikini top: £15, Accessorize. Bikini bottoms: £14, Accessorize. Towel: £20, Wood/Grey. Sunglasses: £15, Accessorize. Book: £10.39, Amazon I don’t buy as many bikinis as I used to, back in the day I would go on a 10 day holiday with 10 different styles. Nowadays, I have 4 -5 favourite styles – they’re more classic too – a Topshop stripe…
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At Home with….me!

Jumper: Bella Freud. Dress: MiH (sold out but buy similar from Asos here). Sandals: FitFlop. Photographs: Celia Topping. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have the Time Out team over to photograph my flat. It was a dream, as it has always been one of my favourite magazines –…
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The Frugality Gift Guide: For Him

1. 100% cashmere v-neck sweater, £59.90, Uniqlo 2. Rapha city Cycling: Europe guides, £25, Anthropologie 3. Wool beanie hat, £39.50, J Crew 4. Merino wool and cashmere football scarf (they have all team colours!), from £37.95, Savile Rogue 5. ‘True Detective’ series DVD, £18, Amazon 6. Socks, £3.99, H+M 7.…
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The Frugality’s Christmas Gift Guide

As usual, I’ll be doing a little series of Christmas gift ideas. I’ve been told I’m good at buying Christmas presents, and this year I’m pretty sure a lot of inspiration has come from the Red Christmas giftguide! I must admit, I use Christmas as a bit of an excuse…
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Homewares Lust-List

Black metal plant stand, from £29, Holly’s House I also need some copper plant pots for that matter….but thinking DIY is the way to go. Holly’s House has also just launched their own range of homewares, with prices starting from £25 – dreamy cushions and linens: Cushions, Holly’s House The…
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It’s PAYDAY (finally!)

I think I speak for everyone when I say that January has been the longest month. EVER.  Being paid before christmas and making my wage last 6 weeks has been near impossible, especially when all my house bills (building insurance), dentist bills (2 fillings) and solicitors fees (we’re moving my…
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