Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Despite my best intentions the ASOS sale got me good. I ended up sending most of it back but one thing I did keep were these Kimmi Shrunken Boyfriend Jeans. I love the darker blue colour, the loose but not too baggy fit and let down hem - oh and did I mention they were just SIXTEEN POUNDS?!

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asos kimmi jeans reviewJumper | Matalan (alternative here)
Necklace | Whistles 
Jeans | ASOS
Trainers | Adidas

My experience with ASOS jeans has been one of trial and error, for example the Farleigh's look awful on me but I'm a big fan of Ridley's because although the denim is thin and stretchy they're good for comfort (and pigging out) reasons. The Kimmi's are a good, thick material and while I'm not sure they're the most flattering on me it's good to get out of my skinny jean rut. I think I'm just so used to skinnies I feel like anything else looks weird! If you do want a pair for yourself I'd recommend you definitely size down. 

Today I'm back at Harefield for a check up, it's gonna be a long day but at least I can read my book. I'm bloody knackered from the zoo on Monday! I did actually manage to get a few pics, I'll probably show you them on Friday - here's a little sneak peek!


Monday, 17 October 2016

Chunky Monkey

This jumper is described as the ultimate chunky jumper and I must say I do agree - it's definitely chunky! I ordered it a little while back, when I was still in hospital actually, because it looked so cosy and like everyone else this dusky pink shade is my current obsession. I match my room too, how's that for next level co-ordination? ;-)

Coat | Uniqlo (alternative here)
Jumper | ASOS
Jeans | J Brand (alternative here)
Shoes | Dune (alternative here)
Bag | Mulberry

The only thing I wasn't sure of was the shape because it's boxy and quite unflattering really but it''s like a cupcake - when something is this sweet and sugary you kind of forget it's bad for you! 

Talking of chunky monkeys today I'm off to the zoo! It was on my list of things I wanted to do this year so I'm glad I'm going, I can't wait to see some animals and hopefully take some nice photos. I may do a post about it if I do! Then I'm going to do a big blog catch up because I'm so behind with comments - sowwee!


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Three Months

So yes, as you might have gathered from the title I am three months post transplant this week! It's weird, it seems like I had it done yesterday but it also feels like it was ages ago. I've been home just over a month and all is going good, I didn't even have clinic this week as they've been changed to fortnightly visits now which is great! Three months also means a little more freedom so I celebrated by returning to my favourite place, the shops. I didn't even buy much, I was just so happy to be back in my natural habitat (also I've spent a bomb online recently, plus I got a new laptop eeek!)

My new pal at the park - still ordered duck for dinner though :'-(

I feel more like myself now, like I have so much more energy - physically I do but I still have a good way to go yet and have to make sure I rest a lot but also mentally. Maybe because I'm still buzzing that I have this new life or maybe this is how I was supposed to feel if crappy lungs didn't make me so tired and ill all the time. I feel like how I felt a couple of years ago, I can really tell just by reading blog posts from the time how much happier and carefree I was! I think being in hospital all the time and getting listed for transplant over the last year got me down more than I realised. But now life is SO good, the only way I can think to describe it as is freedom. I mean transplant isn't a cure, the rest of my body still has cystic fibrosis and I still take medication but just not being tethered to a blimmin' oxygen machine all the time is a huge deal! Yesterday I went to the park with Baby Florrie, she's nearly two and I don't think I've been able to do that with her properly before without getting too out of breath, having a coughing fit and throwing up lololol. But we played, I walked up mini hills and didn't have to sit and stop once so yes, it felt like freedom. Free as a bird! I'm just so happy.

I'll tell you how happy I am these days, on Friday night I went out to eat at a restaurant (first time post transplant!) and the waitress dropped a pot of salsa all over my beloved camel coat and even worse, INSIDE MY MULBERRY BAG. But I wasn't even mad, a state of shock maybe ;-), but there were no tears. Only from the poor waitress maybe, she was mortified. They said they'd pay for the coat dry cleaning but I'm more worried about the bag because it's all over the lining and I think it'll go mouldy which I don't think will be very good for these shiny new lungs of mine. So wish me luck when I go back there in the week with a whopper of a bill for that!

See, look at life now - the biggest problem I have is salsa on my bag!

P.S. There's a post on the NHS Organ Donation Facebook page about my transplant if you wanna check it out and also do a girl a favour and share pleeease to get as much awareness of organ donation as possible :-D


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Nobody's Child Wishlist

I have a list as long as my arm of important stuff I need to save for, I wish I could include a pair of Acne Jensen's on that list but if I did those boots really would be made for walking because I'd have no money for the driving lessons that I need *sobsob* So it did not come at a good time to discover Nobody's Child (I know, I know, where have I been?) Seriously, I went on the site and was like that Mr Krabs meme, they have so many gorgeous, bargainous things and I just want it all. Doesn't help that the styling is just perfect! It's also an ethical AND affordable brand too, which you can read about here - you don't usually put those two words in the same sentence! But since I've been trying to stop buying things I've been encouraging everyone else to shop instead - I've sent links to friends, family and now you, happy shopping!

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As you can see I'm still into monochrome this A/W (ain't we all?) but I'm hoping to add in pops of blush and some star print too since it's my current obsession - it's only a matter of time before I order that beautiful dress! I'm so pleased there's so much of this pink about because I'm not really a fan of the usual rusts and burgundys this time of year, at least not on me anyway.

This is all from the New In section but they've got a fab sale that shouldn't be ignored, I think I may get a dress or two for next summer because they're so bloody cheap. I usually get all my summer clothes in the sales and spend more on winter stuff because I think a cheap knit tends to look cheap but a bargain summer dress can look more expensive with the right accessories! That's my official, know-it-all advice anyway ;-)

Seeing as we've got to the end of the post I'll no longer lie to you, I've ordered the starry dress, the bomber, the nude cami and a summer dress from the sale because after writing this I convinced myself I needed them. Oops.

Have you shopped at Nobody's Child? What are you loving for A/W? I'll let you know what the pieces are like once they arrive!

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