Shoes vs warmth

I definitely have two very different sides to my internet ‘window’ shopping. A long-term lover of pretty shoes, I had a bit of a mum life crisis a couple of months ago and purchased some beautiful Irregular Choice heels. Not essential, but I have either worn or re-sold them all, so it wasn’t a waste!? Sometimes, I need to don a pair of beautiful heels to remind myself that I don’t always need to be in jeans, flats/boots and a jumper.

'Nick of Time' by Irregular Choice

‘Nick of Time’ by Irregular Choice

This pair are on my ‘I love these, but have no occasion to wear them’ list. I can’t help but look at them from time to time, wondering if I could sell any other pairs to fund them…


Fleecey pyjamas by Boux Avenue

Fleecey pyjamas by Boux Avenue

 Then, on the other hand, I look outside and can feel winter coming, so I hop onto the Boux Avenue website and find myself looking at these warm PJ bottoms. I might even want these more than I want the shoes…or maybe I could wear them together. 

Shoe lover vs cold hater. 

Who will win? 

Can I be (have) both..?


Bang on trend, or getting old?

Yesterday I bought my first pair of high waisted jeans. These are in fashion at the moment, as they were in the 1980s. However, I’m still unsure about whether I qualify as being in fashion for the simple reason that I didn’t buy them for this.
As a mother, I spend an awful lot of time kneeling, crouching, sitting on the floor. My jeans all seem to slip down past what I would term as an ‘acceptable level’. To tackle this problem, I finally saw only one answer. Onto the New Look website I went (see, I am ‘down with the kids’ really) and picked out a couple of new pairs. 
While I still find myself occasionally hitching them up during the day, my indecent exposure during playtime is thankfully a thing of the past. I’d recommend them to any mums! 

Night feeds and the Internet

4am is a dangerous time when you’re doing a night feed and bored, sitting there with a smartphone. It’s amazing how many things I ‘accidentally’ stumble across (while on the Mamas & Papas website…). I do tend to restrain myself and switch to eBay, adding things to an ever growing watch list rather than a shopping basket! However, Sam does need that full set of 20 Winnie the Pooh books, right? Mind you, for ¬£7.99 including p&p, that’s a BARGAIN and I can read them to him from any age!

BargainBoredom shopping is dangerous. See my previous post ‘Join selling pages!’ for a list of items purchased last week…but please note that everything was second hand and will be needed! The only brand new items I bought were swim shorts and a wet suit since we’re going to his first swimming session at Wotton House on Wednesday!

Just be careful in the early hours, maybe try to just add iems to a basket and review it all in the cold light of day! Better still, do something more productive with your time. Mind you, I often end up so tired that I can’t look at a screen for long, so I end up simply staring into the dark, waiting to go back to sleep. How different my life is compared to the wedding planning of this time last year! Oh hang on, I spent all my spare time online looking for wedding bargains then…maybe this is just what I do!

If anyone fancies paying me a nominal fee, I’ll spend my nights hunting down bargains for you!