How to tie a scarf 13 ways

12 ways to tie a scarf - Bubbablue and me

I don’t really accessorise that much.  I certainly didn’t in the past. A pair of stud earrings (I’ve given up wearing really nice earring because I have a tendency to lose them. 2 pairs of diamond earrings lost – even having the metal detector out didn’t find the second pair lost at home somewhere) Watch (or Fitbit* currently) Handbag Occasionally a hat if it’s really cold Occasionally a necklace or bracelet if it’s a night out. But the last few years… Continue Reading “How to tie a scarf 13 ways”

From hoodies to crew necks – jumper fussiness

When kids go rogue about clothing choices and become fussy about jumpers - Bubbablue and me

I always said that N was easy with clothes.  He’s never wanted to choose his own clothes when we’re out shopping.  Usually I just buy things I like and I think he’ll wear, and usually there’s no moaning about the clothes I put out for him. Unfortunately this winter N has turned fussy, in particular about jumpers. Previously he lived in zip up hoodies. They were his favourites, and quite often he would get those out of the drawer if… Continue Reading “From hoodies to crew necks – jumper fussiness”

How to buy the perfect pair of jeans

how to buy the perfect pair of jeans - Bubbablue and me

I live in jeans outside of work.  Apart from dancing where I might opt for trousers because they’re cooler, it’s jeans for day or going out for me. The last time I had a wardrobe clear out, I had about 20 pairs of jeans, many that didn’t fit.  Plus the 3 or 4 pairs I do actually fit into. I have to admit, the numbers are creeping up again. Putting on weight (and having decluttered the old larger sizes last… Continue Reading “How to buy the perfect pair of jeans”

Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event

hotter-shoe-shop

When I told work colleagues I was going to a hotter blogger event, they laughed.  And told me I was an old woman.  My previous experience of hotter was limited to a quick look into my local store in Banbury, and speaking to the PR team at a blogger conference. My initial impressions before going to the event, were that hotter shoes didn’t really fill my shoe needed.  The colours had attracted me to look at some of their shoes.… Continue Reading “Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event”

Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway

walking on aid with a review of Wolky Wedge sandals - Bubbablue and me

Whenever it’s time to get a new pair of shoes my heart always falls.  Ok, so you don’t put on weight on your feet so in theory shoes should always fit, but I always struggle to find a pair because a size 5 is too small and size 6s are like boats.  But when I was asked to review a pair of shoes from Wolkyshop I was looking forward to them arriving…and just praying they would fit. Wolky are a… Continue Reading “Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway”

Oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May with LisaB Styling

oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May Oxford

For someone who currently lives in jeans and tops or jumpers outside work, and black trousers and brighter tops in work, a styling event doesn’t sound like somewhere you’d fine me.  But last week, I met up with other Oxfordshire Bloggers for a styling event at an independent boutique in Oxford, Olivia May. Organised by Kate who runs Oxfordshire Bloggers, the event brought together some of the usual crowd plus some other newer bloggers and business owners, to find out… Continue Reading “Oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May with LisaB Styling”

Succumbed to the onesie – Gruffalo style

Gruffalo onesie - Tu - Bubbablue and me

I’m not and never have been a fan of the onesie.  But N seems to be quite taken with them after having a sleepover at the farm along with 2 of his cousins, both of whom were wearing onesies.  The 6 year old had a dinosaur one, which admittedly was a bit cute, and that’s what N kept talking about I didn’t think much of it, plus N doesn’t spend much time lounging around in his pyjamas anyway.  Well, in… Continue Reading “Succumbed to the onesie – Gruffalo style”

Christmas jumpers and party clothes

Next reindeer christmas jumper

I’ve not joined in with any of the children’s fashion linkies for a while, but have a couple of outfits I wanted to share.  Recently N’s mostly been wearing either nursery uniform jumpers or t shirts, or we’ve not really had any opportunities to get photos during the day of his clothing.  Lots of outdoor activities but it’s really too cold or wet to be getting him to strip off out of his coat. Party outfit First of all, we’ve… Continue Reading “Christmas jumpers and party clothes”