Shades Needed

I have now lost 2 pairs of sunglasses in 4 weeks.

 The first pair are somewhere in Brighton.  Having enjoyed a fish and chip takeaway on the pebbles, I insisted on throwing a strop until Mr 29 handed his Oakleys over.  Personally, I’m thinking Mr 29 lost them on purpose as he wasn’t a fan of my D&G’s and called me ‘fly eyes’.

The second pair were left in a carriage on a South West train from Waterloo to Alton, via my station in Surrey.  Whilst ensuring I picked up all  the free crap given to me at Brit Mums Live, I left behind my Armani aviators. Opps.

Therefore new glasses are needed.  And quickly.  But I am undecided.

Here are four pairs which are jumping out of my ipad  at me.


One    Two    Three    Four

I am undecided between pairs one and four.

Decisions, decisions.

In the meantime, Mr 29 can continue to squint whilst I’ve kidnapped his pair again!

On a brighter note, I left my shades on the train, but I have a Butlins lipgloss ; )



Summer, {optional} socks and sandals

 Here are some summer shoes I’m loving right now.  The ‘Saltwaters’ and ‘Havianas’ will be making their way to this household very soon!

You would have noticed yourselves, without me pointing this out to you, that the shoes I have chosen are all neutral colours and there is a reason for this.  The reason?! Bright colours are just not me.  I really, really want a pair of orange saltwaters, red hasbeens, and pink jellies but, in the words of Phoebe {from the episode ‘The one with the thumb‘} “Whenever I walked I would hear, “Not mine, not mine, not mine.” And even if I was happy and I was skipping, I would hear, “not-not mine, not-not mine, not-not mine”.  And I expect people would snigger at me, because bright colours are just not me.   They would probably be thinking look at Vickie in her bright shoes; they’re not hers.

The biggest decision I need to make is whether I order the saltwaters in tan or navy?


Mama Style: April


I have realised that I haven’t shared a ‘Mama Style’ post with you for ages.  That doesn’t mean I have not been wearing anything {!} or have taken to my onesie and Ugg boots on a more permanent basis {don’t judge me- it is ultra comfy by the way!}.  I have just been a bit lazy and reliant on the good ‘ol unpredictable climate that we have in the UK.

I brought this purple tulip style dress from Full Circle, some three years ago.  I have worn it twice.  I rediscovered it a few weeks ago when the sun decided visited.  It would be ideal for perfect Spring days with bare legs and sandals, or rainy April days with wooly tights.


I teamed it with a denim jacket from H&M, these brogues from Clarks, and my faithful Michael Kors handbag {which has been used nearly every single day since purchasing it in NYC 18 months ago}.

I feel like have a new dress again, having not worn it for 2 years!



Spring Time Shopping

I truly have loved having time at home {and out and about} this spring break with The Things and Mr 29.  But seriously guys, get back to school and work.  I need to shop.  In peace and quiet!

Here are my post Easter spring wants essentials ; )


Zig Zag dress by Poem from Oliver Bonas

Saltwater Sandals from Sun-San Sandals

Porchester Place nail varnish by Nails Inc 

Large White Face Tan Watch by Olivia Burton 

NICA satchel from Debenhams 

Happy Shopping!


A romp outside, anyone?

The weather has seen a high of  17 degrees celsius. This last weekend may well have been summer in Surrey. And Sussex, since we went to Brighton for the day on Sunday.

I have spring and summer on my mind.  My Instagram feed has been streaming with sunshine, and I have been thinking of my Summer wardrobe.

And look what is on the high street. A whole lotta rompers. Or jumpsuits.  Or play suits.  Whatever you call them. There’s going to be some leg action out there this season.

Here are some of my favourites.

For the day.


1} River Island  2} Miss Selfridge  3} Zara

For the Evening.


1} Warehouse  2} Miss Selfridge   3} Zara

I put my pasty white pins away last Autumn, and I need to spray tan and shave them pronto!


Mama Style: Autumn {5}

Those of you that read my blog carefully, will know that I’m not really 29.  So, when does wearing the ‘wet look’ become unacceptable?  Again I am surprising myself and trying to keep out of my comfort zone.  How easy would it be to rock up in skinny jeans and a blazer on a night out?!


Ignoring Mr 29’s “mutton dressed as lamb” comments,  I purchased this skirt from Miss Selfridge.  I haven’t brought clothes from Miss Selfridge FOREVER!  I usually never know if an item is a skirt or a boob tube! However, this is a nice twist on the pencil skirt, and not as tacky as I first thought the ‘wet look’ would look on me!  It was really comfortable.  In hindsight, I should have brought the next size up to what I would normally wear, just so as my extra lumps and bumps could remain hidden- thus no close up shots!


I teamed it with a River Island leopard print vest, which I brought at the start of the year, and ankle boots from Next .

And then, I went out with my Girlfriends, ‘up’ The Shard.  As you do.


Mama Style: Autumn {4}

It was a lovely Autumn day in Surrey.  The sun was shining, it didn’t rain and we found a conker!

Keeping with the introduction of patterns to my wardrobe, I purchased this H&M Navy Stars jumper {£24.99} yesterday- whilst popping out to get my eyebrows threaded.  A skirt from Miss Selfridge also came home with me, but more about that next week!


I paired it with dark skinny jeans and last years Top Shop nude ballet pumps- similar here Still priced at an amazing £16.00!  This remains a ‘safe’ outfit- I must be braver In the future!

I am thinking I may wear a vest underneath this jumper on Bonfire Night- perfect!


Football, Wine and Internet Shopping

It feels as though football has been on the tele everyday since the start of the season.  I know I can watch a movie in another room, but I’m quite comfortable here.  If only my glass of Sauvignon Blanc had a straw in it, for extra comfort.

My autumn wish list has increased.  Again.  This is not helped when emails arrive in my inbox offering free postage and 20% off.  What do you know? I’m easily swayed.

This evening, I want need these items.


1.  Pea coat from River Island £55.00

2.  Retro print dress  from Zara  £45.99

3.  Black Buckle Ankle Boots by Loeffler Randall £380

I have decided to wear more dresses this season, and as it becomes cooler, I will team them with leggings and tights.