Maxi skirts

The maxi skirt is everywhere and I love it! If you saw my stories yesterday, you will have seen this skirt above from Hush Homewear that I bought in the sale for £35. It’s the Botanical print maxi skirt and it’s so beautiful. The material is silky and flowy, and it will take me through to autumn paired with a cashmere jumper and boots. Link here

Maxi skirts in a bold print are fab to throw on with a t-shirt and trainers for a more casual look, or a plain cami and sandals for a night out. 

I’ve had a browse at ASOS, M&S and TU At Sainsbury’s and found some lovely skirts that can be worn both ways. 

Asos Free people maxi £108

Asos satin pleated skirt £35

TU at Sainsbury’s Tropical maxi skirt £7

Tu at Sainsbury’s black lace maxi skirt £30

Tu at Sainsbury’s Red pattern skirt £20

Asos High waisted maxi skirt £21

Asos River Island sequined detail maxi skirt £35

Asos Milk It vintage maxi skirt £45

Asos Bershka skirt £14.99

Asos Warehouse pleated maxi print skirt £49

Asos satin print maxi skirt £38

M&S Tiered maxi skirt £35

M&S Floral maxi skirt £35

Now we just need this rain to stop so we can wear all these beautiful skirts! 
Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

The Bardot dress

I’m in love with the Bardot style dress and I hope it stays around for a while. I think it’s so flattering to see a woman’s neckline and shoulders, and I’m not to happy showing my arms so it’s the ideal dress style for me.

I think they look great with espadrilles or wedges (gold wedges old) similar linked here

My gold leather bag can be used as a shoulder or clutch, it’s a beautiful soft gold colour with chain strap. Ideal for day or night. Get 10% off using code ‘STYLE10’ Available from the link here

I bought this boho style dress from Primark a while ago, and I’m not sure if it’s still available. So I’ve linked a few below that I love. All available from ASOS

I love all these dresses, they are ideal for summer and perfect for holidays. I have my eye on a couple of these so watch this space! 

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

Boho babe

It’s the perfect weather to get your Kaftan’s out! Floaty, airy and tassels galore. Thought I’d hunt around for my favourite ones out there at the minute and share them with you. This one I’m wearing is from Zara and is a lovely cotton with bright yellow tassels, perfect with jeans or denim shorts when it’s really hot. Zara Kaftan £25.99 link

I’ve paired this one with my Rag & Bone jeans £175 link here

There are lots of sales on at the minute and I’ve seen a few sparky flats around. These are from KG by Carvela, they are so comfy, they have similar ones in House of Fraser link

Hope you liked my outfit today and here are some of my favourite kaftans out now below.,acc_23.4/2973641052?skipRedirection=true&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CJz_tNvazNQCFc2ZGwodLVQBNA&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CMLE3tvazNQCFWit7Qodu24OZA

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

Gingham & Chanel 

There is something about gingham that screams ‘girly chic’ It’s everywhere, in skirts, Bardot tops, trousers and dresses. Blue, red, yellow and black are all colours that I’ve seen on the high street. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not for everyone, and believe me I have walked away from loads of dresses that I absolutely love, but just didn’t look right on me. I tried the famous Topshop gingham skirt on, but again this wasn’t the right shape for me. 

The gingham ruffle skirt above is from M&S and is such a flattering shape (for me) it’s a pencil fit with a high waist and just skims my curves in the right places.

In this look, I’ve paired my gingham gorgeousness with a plain black tee from HM £6.99

The black block heeled shoes dress up the skirt and are available through Aldo for £50

…and to finish the outfit off, the Chanel of course. My absolute favourite bag that just goes with any outfit. 

To dress the skirt down, pop on some white trainers for a more casual look, a great daytime alternative. White trainers from Mango £29.99

Overall a great skirt for dressing up or down.

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

The little white dress

Don’t you just love it when you find a dress, that when you try on, You immediately love. I’m one of those people that doesn’t make quick decisions anymore about clothes. I’m one of those who goes back and tries things on 3 or 4 times before I actually buy it! However, this Next Official dress is white, floaty, 100% cotton and looks great with most footwear. I’ve paired it with my white Converse which also seem to go with everything! 

Converse from Office £54.99,21/2452010866

My handbag today is from the lovely Anne Hudson Boutique, it’s the perfect cross body that can fit all my bits in. It’s a lovely grey with a metallic foil stripe. 

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This denim jacket is so old, but I just can’t seem to find one that comes close to it. I’m still on the hunt for a new one. I’ve linked one here that I have my eye on.

My only accessory today was this beautiful watch from Stella & Dot. It’s the Pyramid tank watch-Exotic £85 linked here

Overall the dress is fab, and it comes in black too! But don’t tempt me. 

Wishing you a lovely evening of internet browsing, Joanna x

Wear what you love



One of my favourite things to do is to put a fun outfit together. I have had this Primark skirt for a while now and if I’m honest I have only wore it a couple of times. Its such a beautiful skirt and for me its just building up my confidence to wear it more. I do love to wear things that stand out a little and I have become a lot more confident doing this the older I’ve got.

It’s interesting because just a few weeks ago, Zoe from ‘dresslikeamum’ was saying that some mums had been in touch with her saying they had received negative vibes from other mums because they had wore something cool and fashionable, like bright pink trousers or silver shoes to do the school run in. I mean why is this still happening? Why are grown women criticizing and tearing down other women? Support each other, say something nice, its not hard and you will make that mum feel great if you do. I love to give compliments, and whenever I see someone wearing something I like, I will always ask that person where they bought it. It has happened to me and it immediately makes you feel great!

We also need to stop worrying about what other people might be thinking, and feel a bit more confident in wearing ‘what we love’. I’m definitely doing this more.


I’ve paired this gorgeous skirt with some really comfy trainers from Holster Australia. They are called the Jetsetter.


Don’t you just love trainers with a pretty skirt?



The red tee is from H&M it is a slogan tee at the back, it says ‘lets meet in los angeles’ I think the pop of red brings the red flower out in the skirt beautifully. The tee is £8.99 and available


You can easily take it from day to night with some gorgeous statement jewellery from This emerald green ring and art deco bracelet brings out the green detail in the skirt. The clutch is a timeless classic from Dior.

I’ve linked a few other floral skirts below if you cant get hold of this one, it has been out for a while now.

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Hope you liked my outfit today, and remember to be confident and wear what YOU love.

Joanna, x


My everyday makeup


I have had a lot of you lovely ladies asking me what make-up I use, so I wanted to share with you my favourite beauty products that I use almost every day. I’m not one for wearing loads of make-up, I always feel and look better with a more natural look. I don’t own any contouring palettes as I wouldn’t know where to start, and I’m pretty old school when it comes to applying make-up. I have linked all the products below that created this look in the photo above.

My favourite product at the minute is the Christian Dior Dream Skin, which is what I put on my face after cleansing. Its a pink serum that immediately smooth’s fine lines and pores, and is a great base for your foundation.

covers_Y0291320_F029433000Dream Skin serum £105

I then use Christian Dior Capture Totale Fluide foundation in No.22 This is a great foundation, it covers all blemishes and evens out skintone, I always apply this with a beauty blender by dabbing the foundation all over until even.


Capture Totale £62

I always use an under eye brightener, and my favourite one at the minute is the Benefit Ooh La La which is an instant brightener for bags! I apply this under the eyes and under the eyebrows, dabbing with my finger.


Ooh La La lift £19.50

I then use the Benefit Hoola bronzer all over my face for a natural tan look, its a matt bronzer so has no shimmer which I like. I apply this with a big soft bronzing brush.


Benefit Hoola Bronzer £24.50

The best blusher around has got to be the Benefit Galifornia, its a sunny pinky peach blush that gives you such a natural glow. I pop it just on the apples of my cheeks for a rosy glow.


Benefit Galifornia Blusher £24.50 galifornia

My eyeshadow is one that ive been using for years and it immediately brightens my eye, its the MAC matt eyeshadow in Gesso. (will have to get a new one very soon) I apply this to the lids and just underneath my bottom lashes for brightness. It always makes my eyes look brighter and awake.


MAC eyeshadow in Gesso £13.50

For my eyebrows I just lightly go over them with Loreal paris brow artist pencil in dark brown. I have quite big eyebrows so I don’t need a lot of product.


This eyebrow pencil is great and is not expensive at £5.99

The one and only mascara that gives me the false eyelash effect is the Christian Dior Diorshow mascara in black. It has a big brush and is easy to apply. I always apply 2 coats.


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The lipstick I’m using at the minute is the MAC Patentpolish Lippencil in colour Hopelessly Devoted. Its a great colour for day or night, and is really moisturising on the lips too.


MAC Lip pencil in Hopelessly Devoted £18


So I’m pretty simple when it comes to make-up but I also think that less is more. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Wishing you a lovely day, Joanna x

Glam Macs


I thought I would do a quick blog on some rain coats, macs, parkas whatever you like to call them. The weather doesn’t look to good over the next few days so wanted to see if I could find any Mac’s that weren’t too boring or dull. To be honest its not my favourite item of clothing, but this one I’m wearing from Next has some pretty nice detail to it and sort of pimps it up a bit (which is what I loved about it)


It has ruched sleeves and a tie detail, with a drawstring waist and oversized fit. This is available through Next at £78

I’ve linked below a few others that caught my eye..


Metallic parka £58 This is a short parka with a hood, but long enough to cover the bum area (which I like)


Joules Raina grey bloom print waterproof £140 This is a cute floral print Mac I think would also look good with a dress


Topshop Metallic Mac £39 If you are adventurous then this one is for you, such a conversation starter


Washed Trench coat £69 I love this pink trench, its such a lovely summery colour, and would brighten up any day


Zara parka with hidden hood. Classic black parka, goes with everything £59.99


Zara sequinned parka £69.99 This is my favourite and if I needed a new parka this would be it!


Zara Metallic raincoat £49.99 Love the length of this one and again its a great metallic colour


Zara Embroidered trench. This hasn’t got a hood but would look good under an umbrella, keeping you on trend with the embroidery £99.99


HM Khaki green parka £49.99 Very similar to mine but a bit cheaper green

Try not to get to wet today, and have a lovely evening.

Joanna x

My red dress edit


Ok so this dress isn’t your typical red, but its a gorgeous orange red that is perfect for those warm sunny evenings on holiday. Red is a big colour for spring/summer, and I think every woman needs a red dress in their wardrobe. Link to this dress below

I have had a good browse of the internet and found 10 red dresses that I think are flattering and easy to wear dressed up or down.


ASOS Y.A.S Riku long sleeve ruffle dress £55.00 red dress&SearchRedirect=true


New Look red floral print tie sleeve bardot dress £19.99


New look red embroidered trim smock dress £39.99


Boden red shadow spot lara wrap dress £80


New look drop hem slip dress £17.99 look red dress&pgesize=16&pge=0&totalstyles=16&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=3


H&M sleeveless red dress £34.99


Zara Red dress with bow back detail £29.99


Zara fruit print dress £17.99


Dorothy perkins red spot dress £25.00


M&S Floral print midi slip dress £19.50

Hush Melanie dress £55

Any of these dresses would look good with sandals or trainers, I have tried the Hush dress on so I can tell you that its a nice relaxed fit and feels really silky too.

And yes there are 11 dresses not 10, I snuck another one in for you..

Hope you like my picks today, Joanna x