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Kat  Fashion writer trying to straddle the line between mutton & frump. Musings found on my blog.

This was earlier today. I have since met up with one of my best friends and we have drunk our body weight in prosecco (actually we were ridiculously abstemious and only drank three baby bottles i.e. three glasses between two of us) after I thought it would be a good idea to attempt the "short" walk between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness which I have done on at least two holidays a year for the past 12yrs. And every year I forget that a)it's not short and b) it's like walking into an oncoming tornado. πŸ™„ Luckily I wasn't wearing this as I had noted the sun had buggered off and the mist and a light rain had replaced it... My journey of dreams is charted over on Insta.. which has just loaded in completely the wrong order. Which pretty much sums up my life πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I have finally warmed up.. the boys are much hardier than I am and have been kayaking on the meare. One came back with a flip and not the flop (his words not mine.. he didn't think it was so funny when I told him they didn't sell Havaianas in aldeburgh and he would have to have crocs instead πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). We are now off for dinner and I managed to find the trilogy of pirates of the Caribbean in the vintage (aka junk) shop so that's our viewing sorted for later πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š #ootd #wiwt #fashion #summer #thismorningnotthisafternoon #threeoutfitsinoneday #fblogger

It's ridiculously easy to get up at the crack of dawn and do some work when you have a view like this (and proper coffee... thank the lord for nespresso machines that travel and fit into the boot of the car). Also thank goodness for Apple TV that also travels even though it does mean that I may have been watching Rugrats 2 for past half hour on my own as the boys go down to the beach to throw stones with the husband (in case anyone was wondering - highly unlikely - it's a shite movie but I couldn't be arsed to get up and turn over...). So I'm now off out for brekkie but have done a cheeky sweep of my faves from a certain website which has a whopping 40% off but for TODAY ONLY. Link in bio #newblogpost #beach #sea #view #icouldlivehereforever

What a lovely sunny day that was! The wall says it all, not so much my outfit. When we did leave the beach and after a mooching at home, we went for a wander and I seriously underestimated how warm it was.. as did I on the beach, hence the daughter has v red knees 😫😫 Lovely dinner out with the family, back for a tin of gin and a movie. πŸ‘Š Hoping the rain stays away tomorrow... #ootd #wiwt #ginny #dogsofinstagram #whitejeans #fashion #fblogger #fashionblogger

No I haven't left everyone on the beach and swanned off to @debenhams This was from Friday but I've just put the blog together now. The mission was to find occasion wear for this tricky to master days... formal wear that you will wear again and won't have to sell a child to buy. Mission accomplished! More than a couple of amazing options.. this was one of my favourites, along with a couple of others over on the blog now. Plus a weekend offer with an extra 10% off. That's one to peruse when the rain comes down later.. although I have to say it's wall to wall sunshine here. And we are actually off shopping. Although I should probably get dressed first. I am still in my jamas 😳😳😳😳 Link in bio #newblogpost #includingtheshoes 😍 #dresslove #dress #occasionwear

The Forever 21 sandals getting their first outing... will be wearing all day, bets on my feet being butchered by the evening?! This was supposed to be one of those "making memories" (which can't be said without a little vomit in the mouth afterwards, can it? But alas the sentiment is true.. although maybe "one for Insta" is more accurate πŸ˜‚) photos. The reality is though that as I was papping, I realised they're actually having a weeing competition πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ #mumsofboysunite #beach #aldeburgh #holiday #family #realityisalwaysdifferent

TEN AM FOLKS!!!! That is what time I woke up this morning.. ok so that's what time I got up. I was woken up at 3am when someone went to the loo and 4am when the dog needed to go out to use the loo (or just to piss me off, your guess is as good as mine but I'm going with the latter) and at 5am when the dog decided she didn't want to sleep with the children and was mewing like a cat to get in our bed which the husband hates so I had to smuggle her in a headlock on my side of the bed.. BUT TEN AM!!!!!! The sun is shining, we are off to the beach and I am still wearing my jamas. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ The world is divided between those who get up at the crack of dawn on hols and are up and out and those who use holidays as a time to do sweet diddly squat if the mood takes them #quotes #quoteoftheday #ihavepropercoffee #lifeisgood

Why do I always think it will take 5 mins to pack? "Three hours later"... 😝It's not the clothes, it's all the extras.. 78 chargers, 4 different pokey brush things as well as electric fecking toothbrush (yes I am that scared of my hygienist and yes I still maintain a good set of falsies is looking more attractive by the minute). Not to mention dog toys, suncream, enough medication to open our own pharmacy and the other 67 chargers that I'd previously forgotten πŸ˜‚ But the sign was shining, we did take two cars so I had the pleasure of a medium sized boy for company the whole journey. 😍😍 although he did wear headphones for most of it as apparently my singing is "really bad" πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ Out for dinner shortly, let the holidays begin!! (I've smuggled tins of gin in as the husband is on a health kick and has said tonic water with lime juice will do him this week 😳😜😱. I think I should buy shares in Gordon's before the week is out...) #sendgin #holiday #ootd #wiwt #fashion #fashionblogger

What a difference 12 hours makes.. this was last night going round to friends for supper in the gorgeous weather and this morning it's raining cats and dogs with thunder. I might not have packed yet.. but the kids are sorted and I have all my new primark underwear to go straight in the case. Combo of dresses, jeans and some tees as the weather looks unpredictable (quelle surprise) and mustn't forget the coffee machine... (nor must I forget to bring it back like I did two years ago 😫😫 seriously how does one forget a whacking great big coffee machine πŸ™„) Looking forward to falling out with the husband in the next hour (do any couples manage to harmoniously skip away on their hols?) Our family is more like the X rated edition of Outnumbered πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ #fridaynight #ootd #navy #wiwt #fashionblogger #fashion

If then made this dress in 20 different colours and prints I would buy it. If I'd walked around today with a bagful of these I could have sold enough of them to pay for my kids' uni fees. And before any asks, yes it is sold out and yes I am sorry as it HAS POCKETS!!!!! I am off to get changed for dinner. And then pack tomorrow morning. What could possibly go wrong? 😜 Just waiting for the husband in the morning to start doing some washing. Every. Fricking. Time. I should have added that to the "vacation list". Just mine? He has known we are going away for errr weeks. At least I do know what I'm going to pack... and it's clean..!! I wish the bookies would let me place a bet on it. With that and my sack of dresses to sell, sod the uni fees, I'm off to the Caribbean πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #ootd #wiwt #summer #dress #perfectsummerwear #fashion #fashionblogger

Throw back to yesterday when I was quaffing white wine in the sunshine... as opposed to doing the school run and the supermarket shop having spent all day in primark πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ However off out later and very very much looking to that first Aperol Spritz... you know who you are, you've promised... obviously need to pack.. @hushhomewear @brownswordhotels #ootd #wiwt #summer #hushsummer πŸ“·@dan_beck_1990 😘

If anyone needs a giggle this morning. This is doing nothing to add to the aesthetics of my "grid" but bothered... this did actually make me howl πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The husband.. not so much. "That's just sexist" (or just true??! πŸ˜‚) Apparently he makes a list so he's always organised.. 😝😝 For himself... πŸ™„πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜‚However he does do all the food shopping and all the cooking whilst we're away so he's forgiven... This is still blooming funny though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #quotes #quoteoftheday #instaquote #holiday

I've been saving this outfit from Tuesday as I've been desperately trying to finish off a blog on white jeans to go with it... yes that thorny subject, I've tackled it head on and come out winning. Not entirely winning at trying to slot writing in over the last couple of days (the gin in a tin won last night and zero work was accomplished as I zonked out at 10.30.) On the train at 7 this morning for a fabulous day in the most sublime weather for a work day which didn't really feel like work (although I'm actually having a cup of tea, that's how tired I am.. who am I, and what have I done with the wine loving me? So I may have had a glass or two earlier..). Anyway, i have found white jeans that work. The end. Link in bio #newblogpost #ootd #wiwt #fashion #lizhurleyeatyourheartout

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