Friday, 30 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Next Clearance Haul

Evening Ladies!
A few of you had asked to see my Next Clearance haul, so here goes!
Cropped jeans - £25 reduced to £4

Utility Trousers - £35 reduced to £3

Sheer floral top with cape shoulder detail - £28 reduced to £2

Silky khaki top with cowl back detail - £25 reduced to £2

Silky gold tunic top - £35 reduced to £2

Gladiator sandals - £25 reduced to £6

Total - £173 reduced to £19

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... An Award And A Tag!

Afternoon ladies!

I have received this Happy Award from the lovely Eilidh :)

The Award Rules Are...

1. Post who gave you this award.

2. State 10 things you like

3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment.

I like...

1- The Mr
2- Italian Food
3- Cats
4- Picnics
5- Sparkly Things
6- My Job
7- Warm Chocolate Brownies
8- Sunny Days
9- Sandwich's
10- Trashy TV Programmes!

I am giving this award to...

Queenie @
Alice @
Gillian @
Fern Laura @
Alex @
Char @
Caz @
Steph @
Leia @
Pippa @

Next up I was tagged by the fabulous Caz to do this 8 question tag!

The idea being that you have to answer 8 questions by the person that tagged you and then make up 8 of your own and tag other people to do them. Great idea as you get to learn a little more about people!

My 8 questions from Caz are...

1. What magazines do you read?
I used to buy so many magazines, but when I realised I was spending £300 a year on magazines that had to stop! So now I just buy Company and Glamour.

2. Do you have any pets?
I have a cat called Missy who lives at my Mums house with her brother Smooptz!

3. What is your biggest achievement?
For me my biggest achievement was proving all the teachers at my school wrong! I went to a school where you were constantly told that if you didn't go to university you would basically amount to nothing in life. Well I didn't go to university, but I am now in a job I love and have recently bought my first house, so I think I have done pretty well for myself!

4. If you could only wear one nail polish colour for the rest of your life what would it be?
Probably Barry M, Mushroom.

5. What are your ambitions for the future?
I want to get married, have some kiddiewinks, become better at my job and own a house with a wrap around garden!

6. What is your favourite food?
I would have to say any type of Italian food, but especially a really god Spaghetti Bolognaise!

7. Share your favourite photo from Tumblr or We♥It

How cute?!

8. What was the last song you downloaded?
Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations. The Mr & I are currently making a playlist for our friends wedding at the weekend and this is the Brides favourite song!

My 8 questions are...

1. What is your dream job?
2. What is your favourite item of clothing?
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
4. Who is your celebrity crush?
5. If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world where would you go?
6. What made you start blogging?
7. If you had unlimited funds and could splurge on one item what would it be?
8. What never fails to make you smile?

And I am tagging...

Jen @
Jo @
Gem @
Victoria @
Ayden @
Sarah @
Vix @

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Everyone Loves A Bargain!

Hello Ladies :)
Hope you have all had a good weekend! On Sunday it was my Mum's birthday, so me and my sister decided to take her to Clarks Village for a little bit of discount shopping!
I must say I was pretty impressed with the shops there, mainly Monsoon, Whistles and Next Clearance. Seeing as I am currently abit on the poor side I only bought a few bits from Next as I had a gift card.
Next isn't a place I always think of to look for clothes, but I was seriously impressed with the clothes, and even more impressed with the prices! I thought that as it was a clearance store it would be full of past season items, so was really surprised to find gorgeous nude dresses, embellished tops, gladiator sandals, military inspired pieces and amazing heels!
I walked out with £173 worth of clothes for £19! I am sure you will be seeing these new items in the coming weeks!
Here is my outfit from today.

Heels, Primark (gift from my sister), Trousers, Next Clearance £35 reduced to £3, Grey tshirt, H&M £4, Studded cardigan, Tesco £7, Necklace, Matalan £2

Outfit total - £16

I will leave you with a photo of my favourite flower (gladiola) that is currently growing in my garden :) I am very proud to have grown something so pretty!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Blueberry Muffins :)

Afternoon Ladies!
Now I don't know about you, but any sweet cakey item that can also be eaten at breakfast is good with me! So let me introduce you to my favourite breakfast treat(well apart from the Mr's pancakes) the Blueberry Muffin!

Here is the recipe I use to make 12 muffins


85g butter, melted then cooled

280g plain flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

115g soft light brown sugar

150g blueberries

2 eggs

250ml milk

1tsp vanilla extract


1- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C or Gas Mark 4.

2- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in sugar and blueberries.

3- Place eggs into separate bowl and beat, then beat in milk, butter and vanilla extract.

4- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and and the liquid ingredients. Stir until combined, do not over mix.

5- Spoon mix into muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Dorothy Heels :)

Ever since I was little I have had an obsession with red shoes, just like Dorothy(I would of quite liked my own little Toto as well!)
So when I spied these shoes in Primark a while ago I had to have them! Red - check. Wooden heel - check. Peep toe - check. Bargain price - check. It would have been rude not to buy them!
Here is my outfit from yesterday.

Red heels, Primark £12, Jeans, Primark £8, Strapless top, H&M £5, Blazer, Primark £13

Outfit total - £38

I know I am abit late on this one, but if anyone would like to nominate me for the Cosmo Blog Awards in the 'Fashion & Style' category please click the link below. My blog address is

Thank you :)

I am off to watch the makeover episode of BNTM! How these girls can go into this and think that they are not going to have their average long hair turned into an edgy elfin crop I do not know!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Sorry!!

Just wanted to say that I have been abit of a pleb and clicked 'reject' when approving some comments! Sorry Caitlin, Disco Goth and others who I can't quite remember! Monday mornings are not good for me!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Hungover Hen!

Evening! I am very hungover as the result of Hen Party antics from last night, so I will leave you with a brief outfit post and some photos from the evening!

Silver peep-toe heels, Shoe Zone £5, Black dress, Lipsy via Clothes Show £20, Leopard clutch, Asda £4

Outfit total - £29

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... My 100th Post!

Hello Lovelies!
I can't believe I have made it to my 100th post :) I am very gratefully for everyone that has read, commented and followed my blog! I am hoping to do a giveaway soon so keep your eyes peeled!
So onto the usual, an outfit of the day!

Steve Madden boots, TK Maxx £35, Tights, Primark £2, Playsuit, A*Star via TK Maxx £15, Cardigan, H&M £15, Belt, Primark £2, Necklace, Elsie Belle(blog giveaway win), Cocktail ring, Primark £2
Outfit total - £69

I love the nautical print and the nude colour!

I attempted a reverse french plait and it didn't go to bad considering how un-coordinated I am!
Today I decided to pop into the charity shops during my lunch break and picked up a few things :)

Cute swallow and blossom print top, Topshop via Charity shop £2

I'm a sucker for anything with a bird print on it! Really don't like actual birds though!

Floral maxi skirt, Warehouse via Charity Shop £3

Love the Cath Kidston style pattern, now 100% sure if this is a keeper yet though!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Easy Breezy!

Evening ladies!
Just a quick blog post whilst I wait for Britain's Next Top Model to start. Anyone else eagerly awaiting the 'Makeover Episode'?! Is it slightly wrong to enjoy them all having their hair chopped off and crying alot?!
Here is an outfit from the weekend, which was largely spent doing housework!

Gladiator sandals, Primark £4, Shirt dress, H&M £5

Outfit total - £9

Think it has to be my cheapest outfit yet!

Before I disappear off for chocolate brownies and BNTM time, is anyone else very much looking forward to H&M's online store coming to the UK in September?! I know I am! Our European ladies have been able to shop at H&M online for a while now so is great that us UK lovelies will soon be able to as well!!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Wedding Bells Are Ringing!

Evening my lovelies!
Hope you all had a fabby weekend :) It's only Monday and I'm already counting down to 5pm on Friday!
This weekend I was treated to an extra day off as on Friday I attended my friends wedding. It was the most perfect day, the sun was shining, everyone was dressed up, the venue was beautiful. Happy days!
So here is what I wore
Heels, Tesco £5, Dress, Pussycat London via New Look £25, Flower in hair, Primark £1, Starfish necklace & earrings, Christmas gift from the Mr
Outfit total - £31
Here are some piccys from the day :)

The bride and groom

Confetti :)

Friends :)

The couples

The Mr & Me

Mr & Mrs Palmer

The Mr & Me Again :)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Sport Luxe Outfit

Afternoon Ladies! Just a quick post today as I try to avoid doing housework!
I decided to give the 'Sports Luxe' look a go the other day. Being the least sporty person I know here is my attempt!

Lace-up heels, Primark £18(but a gift!), Cycling shorts, Peacocks, £4, Jersey top, Bershka £8, Necklace, H&M £3

Outfit total - £15

Now off to empty the dishwasher and put the clothes away! Oh joy!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Leggy Cover Ups!

Afternoon Ladies!
Where has the sunshine gone?! Please let me know if its still shining where you are, I may consider moving!! Lack of sunshine means the need to cover up my legs(goosebumpy legs are never a good look!)
So here are a few outfits from the last few(cloudy!) days.
Steve Madden boots, TK Maxx £35, Black leggings, H&M £7, Grey strapless top, Primark £3, Floral sheer dress, Primark £5, Necklace, H&M £3, Bracelet, ASOS £3
Outfit total - £56

Gladiator sandals, Primark £4, Jeggings, Tesco £6, Leopard over sized t-shirt, H&M £7, Necklace, Matalan £3

Outfit total - £20

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Sunshine Yellow!

Afternoon ladies. Hope you have all had a nice weekend!
I am currently hiding out in the lounge, slightly worried by all the sawing/drilling/demolishing noises I can hear from our bathroom! The Mr is building a built in shelving unit and making lots of mess, though he has said some if the space can be used for shoes :)
Here is my outfit from Friday.
I keep rediscovering this yellow mini dress. I bought it in a H&M sale many years ago, and it sat unloved in my wardrobe for a good year before I eventually wore it! Now I cannot imagine it not being loved and worn frequently!!

Steve Madden boots, TK Maxx £35, Black leggings, H&M £7, Dress, H&M £10, Scarf, H&M £3

Outfit Total - £55

An outfit with no Primark items, that has to be a first for me!!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Nudey Shoes

Evening lovely blog readers! I am not impressed with the grey clouds and rain that have replaced the glorious sunshine!(Though the garden is getting watered for free!)
Thought I would show you my outfit for the day, looking out of the window this morning I decided I needed something OK for the rain, but cool enough for the humid heat, so here is what I came up with. Oh and I really wanted to wear my nude bow shoes :)

Nude shoes, Primark £10, Jeans, Primark £8, Mint vest, H&M £4, Floral vest, Primark £4, Blazer, Primark £13

Outfit total - £39

A few of you noticed my lighter hair in my last post. I had it re-highlighted and cut on Friday for the bargainous price of £25(thank goodness for home hairdressers!)

I have been trying to go for the caramel look that Miss Audrina Partridge has been rocking so well, have I achieved it!?

Taking close up pics of your head is difficult!!

On another note, I am thinking of maybe doing a blog sale(silly me forgot my car tax is due next month, stupid expensiveness!) would anyone be interested in this? Would be mainly clothes/shoes/jewellery.

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