Frugal Fashion Friday

frugal fashion friday

My outfit today is making me smile, it’s a frugal fashion Friday triumph, at least in my head. I picked up the Celfie t-shirt in a charity shop yesterday for 99p, the polka dot skirt came my way via a charity shop a couple of years ago and I expect I paid no more than £3 […]

Impossible to find swim wear in August (I’ve spotted some BARGAINS)

cheap swim wear september uk

It’s Autumn. Well actually, no, no it isn’t. It’s August and it was definitely August on Friday when I went into Manchester in search of a swimming costume and clothes appropriate for a warm holiday. Only you see, on the High Street it is is officially OMG AUTUMN and summer is done and fully dusted […]

The Scarf 2014

houndstooth scarf primark

Essential to any winter wardrobe is a decent scarf. I stumbled across this one when wading through the (stupidly huge) Primark in the centre of Manchester with Mikhila from Miss Budget Beauty last week. Although it is 100% acrylic it is deliciously soft and once swathed within its huge layers it is lovely and warm. […]

JML Magic Layer Review

JML Thermals Magic Layer

  I’m a thermal fan, loving to add thermal layers under my clothing as we head deeper into the cold months. Most of my thermal layers are fairly thick and suited to be worn alone or under regular clothes in only very cold temperatures because they add too much bulk. I like a nice barrier […]

Thrifty Thermals


Winter is on the way and one thing I’m keen to stock up on this year is a good set of thermals. Our house is at the end of a row of terraces and I can just sense our first winter here is going to be cold – especially with a lot of building work […]