I hope everyone had a really lovely Mothers Day yesterday. I decided to skip my usual Sunday evening post and enjoy some more mummy-time so I thought I would bring my Sunday inspo to a Monday morning in the hope it’ll perk you up as you start the week. Monday mornings are never much fun after all….
This week I have kept it pretty simple by updating my wardrobe basics. Anyone that follows my Instagram will know a week cannot pass without me wearing a breton stripe, so I introduced two new striped tops this week, a Summer t-shirt and a long sleeved version but with an interesting neck detail. The t-shirt isn’t online, its H&M but I’ll snap it next week and share it on IG.
I have included the long sleeved purchase details below as well as a couple of other buys I managed to sneak in….
As a mum having time to wash and blow dry your own hair is a luxury and I think personally it comes round about once, maybe twice a week (at a push) for me (shameful) hence multiple cans of Batiste can be found in our house at any one time. In my defence my hair is quite long and takes an age to dry!!!
I was not sorry to see the back of January, what is it about the whole month being so depressing?! It’s all doom and gloom in the media too, diets, dry January, tightening those purse strings post Christmas. So I am welcoming in February for a fresh start!
This week I finally purchased one of my dream beauty buys – the Mason Pearson hairbrush. It has literally been on the ‘Christmas List’ for years, and this year my dear mother decided to gift me some money so I could buy one myself. I think she felt it was far too much to spend on a brush so couldn’t quite do it herself, she made some excuse and handed over the cash…. and yes it is very expensive for a hairbrush… do I think its worth it? Hard to tell really. It does make brushing your hair feel like such a luxury though. And I have a lot of hair so I have to brush it regularly. It also looks very pretty on the dressing table. I went for nylon and natural bristle, the website has a clever little tool that lets you put all your hair details in and then up pops their recommendations. I also went for the largest, far quicker brush-time with this mane.
If you buy one online here they are offering 25% off until Monday!
Second on (what I am now calling) the list of guilt… a very reasonable H&M cardigan. This is from the H&M basic collection and cost £14.99. Anyone that has read past posts and followed my IG will know I am obsessed with leopard print so when I spotted this simple cardigan on route to the changing room I had to make a quick pit-stop and grab my size. I am afraid I have searched online and they don’t have it but if you head to the Basic range in your closest store hopefully it will be in stock. I have also included an alternative here that is gorgeous and this amazing cardigan I didn’t even see in store but am now coveting!
So I left everything else in the changing room and came home with just this feeling smug that I hadn’t spent too much money.
My husband and I had discussed Valentines and to be honest we don’t really buy into it, I think after Christmas and then my birthday is in January, February we are done with gifts and trying to keep those purse strings closed. But after a bit of a rough few months health wise in our family he thought I deserved a treat and within seconds (of course) I knew what I wanted… a simple gold bangle. And today I found the perfect one! In a little local jewellers. It is beautiful and I will make sure I post it on IG next week… if I am allowed to wear it pre-Valentines…eeek.
And there it is… the list of guilt.
Did you buy anything new this week? Any finds you want to share?
Thank you for reading…