Style Inspiration | The Thrifty Friend

I am one of those people that could spend hours scouring charity shops and never find anything good. My friend Emily however, is one those lucky few who finds something good every time she walks into one and paired with the fact that she's also a pretty good sale shopper she's ended up having one of the cheapest yet nicest wardrobes I've seen. 

Bringing up a Disabled Child

A couple of months ago I asked my mum to write a post for me about bringing up a disabled child - I've written posts in the past about having a disabled sibling but thought it would be good to get a different perspective from my mum. So thank you to my mum for a lovely post and I hope you enjoy reading:

Summer Favourites

So it's not the end of summer yet (fingers crossed), but I've had some firm favourites so far this season that I wanted to share. These are a mixture of fashion and beauty and also a mixture of old rediscoveries and new finds. 

Two Primark Sale Bargains

I'm not gonna lie, I don't usually have much time for Primark. They're often my go to for shoes and accessories, but in terms of actually foraging through the clothes and then queuing to get into the eau-de-feet scented changing rooms just to find that all the clothes make me look like a balloon? Not for me.

Temporary Living Room Transformation

So I wasn't sure whether to do a transformation post on this room or not because it's actually eventually going to be our spare bedroom, but at the moment it's our living room while we get to work on downstairs. It's actually probably my favourite room we've done so far (sorry bedroom) because I adore the colour and it's got the fireplace and the built in shelves which give it a bit of character. So because of that I thought I'd do a transformation post now because it's not going to look that different as a spare bedroom because the sofa will just become a bed and the TV will disappear.

Hairstyles with Irresistible Me

I received a comment in my year 11 yearbook (by yearbook I mean notebooks we all bought ourselves in the hopes everyone would write nice things about us in them - lol) from a friend telling me that whenever she thought of me she thought of headbands and that used to be very apt. I was obsessed with wearing headbands from when I was very little up until I left school and I started making less and less effort with my hair (I mean don't worry, I still washed it). Although in the past year or so I have started trying to make an effort with my hair again, I haven't reintroduced accessories yet so when Irresistible Me got in touch offering me a choice of three of their hair accessories I knew I'd pick headbands.

How Blogging Has Made Me Less Bitchy

This is kind of a scary post to write because I don't want it to come across in the wrong way, but hopefully I'll manage to jumble some words together that make sense and put across what I want to! I'm not trying to say that I was a massive bitch before I started blogging - I like to think I was quite a nice person, but I would say I was quite judgmental. I'd make assumptions based on few facts about people and even though I wouldn't voice my assumptions I'd still make them in my head.

Blog Outtakes #1

I love doing outfit posts and although I recently spoke about how looking through the pictures can be bad for my self confidence (post here) it can also sometimes be pretty darn funny so I thought I'd get over myself and share some of my most recent 'outtakes' i.e. pictures I'd usually laugh at then delete. 

On our blogs and Instagram pages we tend to put out the best versions of ourselves because, lets face it, why would we post a picture of us in our pyjamas slobbing out in front of the TV with a huge bar of chocolate? And although there aren't any pictures quite like that in this little collection I thought it'd be a funny post to show the pictures that usually don't make it on here! I'd also quite like to make this into a regular feature hence the #1 so let me know if you think it's a good idea or not!

Summer Accessories

I've actually never spoken about accessories on my blog before, mainly because I'm quite minimalist when it comes to accessorising and quite often I stick to the same few rings and pairs of earrings and that's about it. This summer though I seem to have become a little braver (emphasis on the little) and I have some real staples that I've been loving and I thought it'd be rude not to share!

What I Wore This Week #7

It doesn't seem like that long since I did one of these posts, but ideally I'd like to start doing about one a month because I love doing them and showing you what I've been wearing day to day. I realise in these pictures I've made a rookie camera set up error because you can see it in the mirror (whoops) but it just adds authenticity right? So without further ado here's what I wore this week:

A Salad For Salad Haters

I'm not quite sure why I've named this a salad for salad haters because it is still a salad so if you actually hate salad it might not be for you, but what I mean is a salad for people like me who find it a little boring and not as tasty as pizza (before you get any ideas, this salad still doesn't beat pizza). This is one I made in Glasgow while visiting my friend and I'm pretty proud we made salad when we usually make pasta (although we did have beans on toast the next night to compensate).

Summer Sandals Wishlist

After sorting through my shoes and sandals recently I've realised that although I tend to stick to the same few pairs I actually have loads and don't need any more - that doesn't stop me dreaming though and as I get older (sob) I seem to love shoes more and more so here are my current summer sandal lusts: