Sunday, 1 April 2012

White rabbits

shoes - clarks
dress - topshop
cardigan - red herring
necklace - hobbs (via Rachel Phipps blog giveaway)

Long time no see! I seem to go through fits and starts with blogging where I can blog every other day for a whole month and then disappear for a whole month. Oops, sorry. March has been pretty busy in work as everyone has been using up their annual leave before the end of the financial year and I have been on a few courses & conferences too. I'm the secretary for the CILIP north-west committee and we held our member's day in March which was really good but kept me very busy. I also had to use up my annual leave myself and we spent some time doing the garden and got a bit carried away with perfecting the garden wall. It looks ace now! Now that the clocks have gone forward too I feel like I have so much more energy and time so it may well be spent blogging. 

I eventually got round to spending my Topshop vouchers on the dress above, of course I am drawn to anything polka dotty. I also received the Hobbs necklace through a blog giveaway by Rachel Phipps. I had been eyeing it up in Hobbs but at £49 it was a bit expensive for costume jewellery for me. So when I saw Rachel giving one away I was so excited! I couldn't believe that I won too. It's a really weighty piece and I love bows on necklaces so it will become a classic in my collection. 

I also finally had my hair cut! I hatehatehate going to the hairdressers and the last time I went was about last May. I had quite a lot off then but it had got into a state. Since moving I've been meaning to find a decent hairdresser in Liverpool and a few friends had recommended the Andrew Collinge Graduates on Bold Street so off I went a few weeks ago and had my hair cut by a lovely chap called Michael. I think part of the reason that I hate going the hairdressers is how awkward I feel amongst the perfectly groomed ladies and I always feel like they are judging me for not wearing fake tan and mascara (which I know is probably silly but still, humour me). However, I was really at ease at Andrew Collinge Graduates so I've booked in for another trim in May! I am trying to keep my hair regularly trimmed to avoid that horrible frizzy haired look when my split ends become untameable. 

My resolutions for spring are to 1) blog more and 2) run more. I went for a run this afternoon and am blogging now so I have already done better than March so far! Does anyone else have any spring resolutions? 


  1. I genuinely miss your blogging! Looking forward to a blogtastic (...yes, I just cringed inside) April. I'm coming to Liddypool in less than two weeks. Perhaps we'll bump into each other!

  2. there's a polka dot dress in matalan i saw and thought of you! defs worth a look! i'm currently prepping myself to go get a haircut haha i haaate going too :( ugh!xx

  3. I hate going to the hairdresser for exactly the same reason. I can't wait to see some pics of your garden. I need some inspiration for my tiny back yard! :)

  4. My spring resolution is to blog more too! It is so easy to get busy and blogging gets put to the back :) I love your polka dots and your garden wall is looking great from what i've seen on instagram! x

  5. My B.F.F is a hairdresser, but I still go too long between trims. My spring resolution is to get my son's hair cut again. He's getting mistaken for a girl too often, LOL. Also, more yoga, less caffeine.

  6. I'll be trying to get out doing more running now that the weathers picked up and it's lighter. It's so much easier to be motivated in the spring!

  7. I feel uneasy at the hairdressers for the same reason. Been meaning try that one but couldn't find anyone who had been before. Might have to book an appointment now!

  8. Love the dress, polka dots are always a favourite!

  9. Glad to have you back :) That's an amazing necklace! And dress (can never go wrong with polka dots!)

    Amy (

  10. that necklace is beautiful x

  11. What a pretty necklace. And the dress suits you perfectly.

    Good luck with your running, mine starts today too.

    X x

  12. Glad to have you back!
    Love the dress and necklace - very you!
    Hope you post some new garden pics, would love to see what you've done!

  13. Your posts were missed on my reader! Your hair's looking lovely and sleek - a trim does the world of good, doesn't it? :)
    Spring resolutions are similar to your's, definitely need to keep up with my blog & I've just signed up for an 8 and a half mile run in June - DREAD!
    Good to have you back! x

  14. aww love your little necklace, it's so sweet! :) x

  15. I love this dress on you! And I am jealous you won that lovely Hobbs necklace too ;) I need to get my haircut too, but I don't trust anyone with it!

    Maria xxx

  16. Your dress is so lovely! And congrats on winning that beautiful necklace xxx

  17. Ha I made the same resolution, so far its going a bit slowly! Love your haircut, looks v pretty :)

  18. Love that polka dot dress - so fun! and the bow necklace is too cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  19. cute outfit, your hair looks great and your resolutions sound moore than good :)

  20. I think your hair looks fine!

    I don't think I've kept any of my 2012 resolutions (yet). congratulations on trying to keep yours! I don't think I could run, though--too old and out of condition.

    Don't you love Clarks shoes? I am looking at some (too) expensive Clarks sandals for summer. I too work in a library and would like to become a librarian.

  21. I love your idea of spring resolutions. I never got round to deciding any New Year resolutions, so i need to think up some resolutions now for sure.

    Clo xox

  22. Absolutely Charming combination!



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