Saturday, 16 February 2019

A spendy day


As you know I rarely go clothes shopping but yesterday I was in town for a haircut and then had an appointment with eldest DS at the Council on Disability to sort out his benefits (still no money from 3rd September!!) I had a few hours to kill between appointments so went shopping for some work clothes.

I picked up 2 Fatface tunics (they look better on me than on the hangers!!), black jeggings and a pair of skinny jeans from M&S and 2 pairs of gym leggings in TK Maxx.  I don't need any more clothes for a while now.

Edited to add:  The tunics are actually the Simone dress and come in loads of different colours.  It's a really flattering shape.  They're on the website www.fatface.com I got a 15% off code for myself and any friends cos I've just ordered another one!  It's in the comments. 


I got about 4 inches chopped off the length and generally tidied up.  I've also decided to go back to being blonde and made a further appointment to get my colour sorted out in a few weeks.  I'm not ready yet to embrace my grey mainly because I've still got very dark hair underneath and it just looks drab.


I had a voucher for M&S so picked this fancy rice mix (thanks for the suggestion Joy!) and a few other bits n bobs.


I was actually looking for Caramel Snack a Jacks and found these in Tesco.  At £1 they're 60p cheaper AND guaranteed GF.  Same 41 calories per cake and taste the same.



I also found these own brand G&Ts.  They work out at £1 each which is 75p cheaper than the Gordons brand.  And they're just as nice!  I like to keep some in the fridge for a low calorie treat at the weekend.


The dining room/hall is making slow but steady progress.  I'm encouraged by the changes already. Dark wood really is a bugger to cover!!  I was back at B&Q to get all my light switches and sockets and spent another £100. Gulp!

Luckily I have a clear budget for my clothes and a 'sort of' budget for the dining room.  But it did turn out to be a spendy day in the end.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you like the rice as much as I do. And I LOVE those tunics. I've finally been brave enough to buy some jeggings (from M&S!!) and now need some longer (much longer) tops to go with them. I'mnsure we have a Fat Face in town.
    xx

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    1. Technically they're dresses (if you're young and a UK size 8!!) but perfect as a tunic with leggings for me. Fatface has a website www.fatface.com Just put Simone dress into their search and you'll see a few colour ways. My red one is Posy Vine and the blue one is Floral Tile. I'm tempted to get the Tulip one as well ;-)

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    2. And I just ordered it!!

      Here's a 15% off code if you order from their website

      https://fatface.mention-me.com/m/ol/dq5uv-alison-beattie

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  2. Love the Simone tunics - I get a new one every year!! Much too short for me as a dress but sooooo useful with leggings, etc. They're worth the money.

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    1. I've just discovered them and predict I'll be wearing them for years!!

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  3. Loving the hair, Ali. Are you having an ash blonde to compliment your own hair? I had mine done last week but it bores me to tears sitting with all those foils on so I only get it done about three times a year. It certainly thickens my hair and most people seem to think it looks natural. Like yours, mine is such an uneven non colour at the back that I gave in after a year and had highlights again. Enjoy your weekend befor work resumes.

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    1. Yes it'll be ash blonde. It's the uneven blackness that I really don't like. I don't enjoy getting my hair done at all!

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