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20 August 2014

One year on......

and I am still blogging......just about! It was August 20th 2013 when I published my first post and what a year it has been!! The most amazing thing has been making some brilliant new friends, you know who you are, ;0) so thank you for all your support ladies!! Here's to another wonderful year!!


Admittedly I've been a little quiet of late which I shall blame on the school holidays, the annual family holiday with a bit of bloggers block thrown in for good measure....I blame that on being in-between seasons! I didn't make any purchases for a whole month so there is nothing new to report at the moment! The hubby banned me from using the phone on holiday, threatening to chuck the 'damn' thing in the pool if he caught me using it which turned out to be a good thing! I definitely feel refreshed after taking a break from all things internet related!! I managed to get a couple of shots of holiday outfits which I will share with you!

Our first evening in Majorca!


Zara dress (summer 2014)
Kurt Geiger Kad sandals (summer 2014)
River Island clutch (ancient)


Mango dress (summer 2013)
Kurt Geiger Kads (summer 2014)
River Island clutch (ancient)


Gap dress (ancient)
Kurt Geiger Kads again!!

Now I promise I didn't wear black every night!! I kept forgetting to take photos though so are 2 outfits where the pics were taken before I went on holiday, which I didn't get around to sharing on the blog! The first dress I wore out for my anniversary back in July. It was a fab bargain in the sale.....it cost me about 13 quid!! The hubby calls it my Marilyn Monroe dress....I think it's safe to say he likes it!


Gap dress (recent)
Kurt Geiger Kad (recent)
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag (recent, The Outnet)
New Look necklace (last year)

Lastly, my Mango dress got another airing on holiday too!


Mango dress (summer 2014)
Zara sandals (ancient)

And so onto a few of the outfits I've been wearing since I've got back. After a hideous night flight home, comfort was required so just in some Cosy Joe's to slob around in.


Zara sweater (old holiday purchase)
M&S loungewear trews (old)
Kurt Geiger Madison espadrilles (summer 2014)

Holiday blues setting in here!!


Gap shirt (summer 2013)
H&M boyfriend jeans (summer 2013)
Superga trainers (summer 2012)


Whistles sweatshirt (old)
H&M skinnies (old)
River Island slides (summer 2014)

So there we have it! It is now feeling decidedly chillier, so hence I am now in the mood to begin compiling the A/W wishlist....I shall be back soon to spill the details!

As always I love reading and responding to your comments!

Until next time, Michelle xx

37 comments:

  1. lovely to have to back Michelle! I love black dresses on holiday and you look lovely in every one and I am so loving the Izzy like shoes. x

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    1. Thank you Annemarie, it's good to be back!! The sandals went with everything....they were brilliant!! xx

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  2. Good to have you back honey! Love seeing holiday outfits so thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Glad you like Sharron....I did dither over whether they were actually worth sharing!! xx

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  3. Congratulations on your blogoversary and congratulations on not buying anything - wow, huge admiration. Lovely, lovely outfits Michelle xx

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    1. Thanks Donna! Now that month is up I'm more than making up for it!! Lol!! A couple of A/W purchases may now have been made ;0) xx

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  4. Lovely outfits Michelle....delighted you had a good holiday.no harm in switching off every now and then! Happy Blogoversary:)
    Anne xx

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    1. It was lovely to have a complete break! I was shocked at how many couple spent the days and nights glued to their phones and not speaking to each other!! Happy to report we have some quality family time!! Thanks for the lovely compliment Anne xx

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  5. Happy blogversary!!!! It's a big deal reaching a year!!! Love your asymmetrical blcak dress from Mango - stunning!

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    1. I made a whole year....whoop whoop! It's been a fab journey made all the more wonderful by meeting you and all the other ace FBU ladies! I have you lot to thank for such great support!! xx

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  6. Ah, so lovely to see you back after what looks like a fabulous holiday! Black always looks so chic in the sun, especially in later summer? 'And' big congrats on reaching your 1 year blog birthday! Helen xx

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    1. Thank you Helen! We did indeed have a wonderful holiday! It's nice to be back though and I am starting to get excited about A/W clothing at last!! Love your M&S cocoon coat!! xx

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  7. You have been missed!! Happy 1st Bloggersversary Darl! I love your Marilyn Monroe dress & you look so different with your hair up! Ax

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    1. Ahh thank you my lovely!! I missed reading my favourite blogs on holiday but the break did me good!! Who'd have thought I'd reach blogging a year?! Not so keen on my hair up now it's shorter but on holiday it was a case of needs must but thank you for the lovely comment xx

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  8. I have loved following your first year. Here's to many more of them.

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    1. Thank you.....I am loving your blog too and look forward to celebrating your year milestone! xx

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  9. Hi my lovely!! So pleased to see you back and you look so radiant and stylish in your holiday pictures- the Gap white dress was such a fabulous buy and looks gorgeous on!! Hope you're enjoying the rest of the summer holidays, the weathers not all that though!! Hope to see you soon!! xxx

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    1. It's taken me a while to get my but into gear Sharon but I'm glad to be back and am looking forward to the new season!! The Gap dress has been such a winner....David loves it and I do too!! Hope the weather gets better here, still 2 weeks of the holiday left!! We must make another date to hook up soon!! xx

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  10. Lovely to have you back and congratulations on a whole year of blogging - it soon passes doesn't it? I feel like an oldie in the blogging world but I've only been doing it just over 2 years myself.

    And I love the monochrome holiday palate! I profess to having a bit of a fondess for black summer dresses as well - they seem a bit anti-summer almost but I love them all the more for it and besides, they are easier to keep clean. And those Kad sandals? Worth every penny!

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    1. That year has gone frightenly quick Sue!! But time sure does fly when you are having fun!!
      The monochrome palette did work perfectly for holiday, it allowed me to get the maximum wear from the Kad's which was fantastic as I love them....hope to get a bit more wear from them before the end of the summer! xx

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  11. Wow, a year already...congratulations!! Hope you had a fabulous holiday, love your looks...shame you didn't bring the sunshine back with you! ;) Love your Mango dress & the Kads have been such a great buy! I haven't bought anything for the whole of August (& I still have 10 days to go) but now the weather is on the turn it seems all the lovely new season things are calling me!! x

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    1. Hasn't it gone quick Sian!! We had a great holiday....it looks like you did too!! It was lovely to get some wear out of the Mango dress...it's been sat in the wardrobe since last year and the Kad's were perfect with it!! I'm on a roll with the A/w stuff now! I have a kind if a plan and so far I have stuck to it!! Watch this space ;0) xx

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  12. Congratulations on reaching the 12 month milestone! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and I love seeing what you wear. A true style inspiration for me.

    Keep it up!

    Fiona
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    1. Tis a milestone isn't it! I'm pretty surprised to have made it thus far!! Comments like yours are what keep me going Fiona, I can't thank you enough for all your support ever since I started this journey starting with posting on A57! xx

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  13. Happy blog-a-versary Michelle!!! Loving all your outfit pics, you're looking as gorgeous as ever. Hope you had a fantastic holidays :-)
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Hey Jane!! Thank you for the lovely compliments!! We had a fab time sounds like you did too!! xx

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  14. Congrats! Hope you had an amazing holiday and happy to see you back, missed your posts! Am thinking of a little shopping trip to Bath when kids go back so maybe we can arrange a coffee? Xx

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    1. Thank you Abbi....we all had a lovely time!! Nice of everyone to comment on how much everyone has missed me....makes it all worthwhile!! I'd love to meet you for a coffee when you come to Bath! Drop me a line when you have a date free!! xx

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  15. Anonymous22/8/14 08:17

    Congratulations! I missed your posts, but glad for you that you had a break. As usual, you are a style inspiration,
    Thank you.
    Linda C.

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    1. Bless you Linda! Your comment has made my Friday!! So lovely to hear that I may have inspired you....thank you so much!! xx

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  16. Congrats, Michelle, and nice to see you again. I know you haven't bee quite as tardy as me but I have noticed a lack of posts. Your' Husband sounds like mine!! I am with you, on thinking about Autumn and Winter, and I am sitting here with my cardigan and slippers on #freezing. Big hugs. H xx

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    1. Yep H, I felt I really needed a bit of a break too! Glad that the arrival of the new season is here now as I love A/W clothing so at last there is something to get excited about!! My bargain hoody from Primark has been coming in very handy of late now things have gotten a bit chillier! xx

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  17. Congratulations Michelle!! Wonderful to mark the occasion! Thanks for sharing your holiday wardrobe, I need some inspiration as off to Spain for a week soon. My OH just read your post over my shoulder and thinks you look cute in that first white dress! Here's to many more years of happy blogging! P x

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    1. Thank you P! I would have shared more of the holiday wardrobe but I kept forgetting to take pics!! Many thanks to your OH for the lovely compliment about the white dress! xx

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  18. Congratulations Michelle, you sound like you have been blogging for much longer than a year, I always enjoy reading your posts. Love your holiday looks, very sophisticated. Well done again, looking forward to the next years posts.
    Sue xx
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Hey Sue, it feels a lot longer than a year to me, I think becuase I have been sharing my outfits on A57 since Oct 2012!! Lovely to hear you enjoy reading the posts! xx

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  19. Yay! Congrats, Michelle! Love the Marilyn dress on you! Great outfits as always. Lynne xx

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