Shiver Me Timbers

Its been a while since i blogged last. Partly due to the fact that I managed to catch that lovely chest infection that was doing the rounds. Which really knocked me for 6 for about 3 weeks so most of my fashion was about keeping warm, and then cooling down to counteract the fluctuating temperature that went on for about 9 days. During all this for various reasons I was in work, including a few days at a court like place where I outcoughed the voice of our barrister.

It started when I went home to see my Mum and Dad on Jubilee weekend which also happened to be the Whitehaven Maritime Festival. Whitehaven was once the biggest port in the country after London and was a major trading point. The coast was rife with smugglers at one point bringing in smuggled alcohol. We were also invaded during the independence struggle with America. So lots of maritime history. If you are ever in the Lake District Whitehaven is worth a look.

It was a very hot weekend and I wanted something cool and simple for going around the festival.


Shirt – Asos curve
Trousers – New Look Inspire
Hat – Festival Market

I love pirates! I think if I had lived in those hard times I would have had to be a female pirate. I do like the pirate fashion too. I have managed to snag a great shirt from the Mary Portas sale which is very pirate-esque. Im just an 80’s girl at heart. I will blog on the shirt soon, but more on Mary later.

I wore the shirt with my ASOS curve jacket


This is a picture of my fantastic dad which though he hasnt got his fashion mojo on is just too good not to share. My sense of humour is very much from my Dad


A day later it had really kicked in. The weather had changed and I turned to warmth and comfort layers including my Vuitton Sprouse scarf which was outrageously expensive but in terms of pence per wear has paid for itself many times over.


Cardigan- Marks and Spencers Autograph
Skinny Jeans – Very South range
Top – GAP pure
Shoes – Converse
Scarf – Louis Vuitton

By Saturday just gone I was starting to feel myself again so headed off for a day shopping with my friend P.




Jacket – ASOS Curve
Top – Very South Range (now bought another 3 in the sale)
Skinny Jeans – M&S plus jeggings
Bag – Zara
Necklace – Tatty Devine

Paula was shopping for a wedding outfit and I thought it was going to be a hard long day but she managed to bag an amazing emerald green dress in the Mary Portas sale reduced from £135 to £40. We both bought the sheer white shirt reduced from £60 to £30 , and errr I managed to buy a non sale item the firework print dress which I also will blog soon.

Mary Portas now goes up to a size 20 in some styles but as much of the styles are over sized it will fit sizes above. The shirt i bought was a size 16 and I tried on the new no brainer dress and would also get that in a 16.

I have to say I was incredibly impressed with the quality and service. I will definitely go back. The clothes are simple and stylish with a bit of an edge and are high quality. The staff said Mary is responding to customer demand so the more of us that go in there, the more styles that will go up in range.

All I can say is thank god I now dont wheeze like an old spaniel and will crack on taking better blog photos.