Five Reasons Why An Impulsive Trip Is Good For The Soul

I’m pretty sure there are way more than five reasons why an impulsive trip or holiday is good for the soul.

But for the purpose of this post, I’m focusing on those that sprang to mind following our trip to Majorca.

When you consider the practicalities such as affordability, work and the commitment of having kids at school, impromptu holidays all of a sudden feel like a distant memory.

Then there’s securing last minute dog care, trying to find accommodation that fulfils your family’s needs and wants (air conditioning is a non-negotiable for me!) and the task of getting flights that match up at a fairly reasonable time of day. And that don’t cost an arm and a leg!

Oh and don’t forget that moment of horror when, as you’re all celebrating that you overcame all of the above successfully and efficiently, you realise that your daughter’s passport runs out two weeks before you’re due to fly…

Why You Should Take The Day Off & Play Tourist In Your Own County

This week Mr OS and I got to take Monday off and head out for the day. It was a postponed birthday celebration from the week before, put on hold when H got sick with a throat infection.

In the end it turned out to be pretty serendipitous as not only did we get to combine it with our 13th wedding anniversary celebration but the weather this time was warm and sunny as opposed to last week’s drizzle.

We headed over to the Isle of Purbeck via the Sandbanks chain ferry for a walk to Old Harry rocks followed by lunch at The Pig On The Beach.

Not truly an island but a peninsula, Purbeck encompasses the most beautiful landscape with sweeping sandy beaches, nature reserves and cliff top walks.and of course the magnificent Old Harry Rocks…

Can We Talk About Really Big Sleeves Please?

But seriously… can we? I’m OBSESSED with the things!

It goes back to last year and this shirt and now there’s the ASOS White version pictured here.

Following on from this purchase, I’ve added this shirt, this one (short for summer – with bows!) AND this one to my collection. Notice how the sleevage is growing in size with every addition.

Soon I’ll just be one giant walking sleeve.

It’s not just shirts. Oh no. There’s also been a couple of cosy Zara knits with really big sleeves acquired of late too. They came with the kind of sleeve that requires a spot of nifty clothes pegging in the arm region when washing dishes. True (Instagram) story…

Elevate The Everyday Wardrobe | Dungarees

Following on from Wednesday’s post and my asking for your input re future blog content, I had a Carrie Bradshaw moment. As in…I got to thinking…

Man I loved that SATC line!

Sarah Jessica Parker related digressions aside, hands up who remembers the Style Snaps series? I used to really enjoy these quick hit wardrobe snapshots of the days I considered to be a Good Outfit Day.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a well thought out, styled outfit shoot on location too but in the interests of staying relatable (there’s that word again!), I thought it might be fun to resurrect Style Snaps with a new format.

Embracing The Everyday Jeans Uniform

As my style has slowly morphed from less fussy and more into paired back, calmer territory, jeans have become my goto for most of those dressed down, everyday outfits.

And for the slightly dressier ones too.

There’s no getting away from it. One of the things I hear most often is “HOW do I break out of my everyday jeans uniform habit? It always comes back to me reaching for jeans!”

This is often accompanied by anguished looks and much wringing of hands. You know what? I say stop trying.

Give in to the power of the jean and just change them up a little more often. They’re practical, comfortable, versatile and go with all manner of footwear. There aren’t many things in my wardrobe that I can say all those things about!