Work it baby...

I had a great night at work recently, I say "work", I upload the social media for Neptune Colchester, a furniture and life style company, my work takes up all of an hour a week, from home. Ok it's not the most important job in the world but I love it.  

Very rarely I'm asked to work in store, Thursday was our Christmas launch night and it was fantastic. Di, my boss arranged for some local boutiques to come in store and set up stalls. There was some cute jewellery, a beautician's salon and a clothes shop as well as all our lovely things.  

Top from Michael Kors, Jeans from Topshop, Boots from Russell and Bromley. 

Top from Michael Kors, Jeans from Topshop, Boots from Russell and Bromley. 

I spent most of the night eating mince pies and shopping to be honest. Mostly at the clothing stores stall. I think this explains why I am only rarely asked to work in the store. ;)

Anyway, I hadn't been to No.27 in Colchester before but I will be going once I get some spare time. I had a little splurge Thursday night.  I tried on things that I haven't really explored before and I really really loved them. 

As you can see I was working very hard! Or working it I should say! Hahahahhahaha

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Never worn anything like this furry trimmed cardigan before but I tried it on and loved it, it's very Cruella De'vil, only with fake fur. :)

I think for me personally I wouldn't wear it with anything too dressy as I'd feel too over the top but with a nice top underneath and a pair of biker boots it'd look cute. 

I bought quite a few bits. I was so taken with the clothes.  

Pearl trimmed poncho from No.27 in Colchester. Jeans from Topshop, Boots from Barbour.   What a perfect top to wear when you have a colostomy.  Covered up and confident. Not that I feel I have to or should cover up but it's really comfy and makes a nice change.  You know me, I wear bikinis on the beach, I'm not one that's embarrassed or ashamed of having a stoma, quite the reverse actually, I find it a badge of honour. Scarred, bagged and proud! Why indeed would I be embarrassed? I don't judge toilet users, why would they have cause to judge me. I'm very lucky, I found new confidence in myself with getting through what I did, and with that came an acceptance of what I can and can't change. I'm bagged for life and I can only see that as a good thing. I'm very very lucky.

Pearl trimmed poncho from No.27 in Colchester. Jeans from Topshop, Boots from Barbour.  

What a perfect top to wear when you have a colostomy.  Covered up and confident. Not that I feel I have to or should cover up but it's really comfy and makes a nice change. 

You know me, I wear bikinis on the beach, I'm not one that's embarrassed or ashamed of having a stoma, quite the reverse actually, I find it a badge of honour. Scarred, bagged and proud! Why indeed would I be embarrassed? I don't judge toilet users, why would they have cause to judge me.

I'm very lucky, I found new confidence in myself with getting through what I did, and with that came an acceptance of what I can and can't change. I'm bagged for life and I can only see that as a good thing. I'm very very lucky.

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Although I don't feel I need to cover up I do like to try different clothes. And this store offered something different. It's always worth trying something new. It's always nice to refresh and reboot your wardrobe. 

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I love this jumper, oversized on the body but slim on the sleeves. Perfect for me, over sized jumpers tend to have baggy sleeves which make me look like I've borrowed my big sisters tops (I don't have a sister, big or otherwise, it was just an analogy). The slim arms and baggy body create a great casual look. Great with boots, converse or a pair of bedsocks for a very lazy Sunday. 

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Star jumper from No.27, Super stretchy leather look jeggings from Next.  

I bought a few other bits but haven't yet got round to wearing them. But thankfully the weather has finally turned chilly which means I should be able to wear them all very soon.  

Our house has been undergoing a reboot itself. Since August we've had teams of very talented people working their magic on it and today it's finally finished! It's been a long time in the making, we've needed a new kitchen since we moved in 11 years ago, the one we had was fitted in 1978, it's been crying out for an update. We had planned to get it done but, well things happened along the way and it just got pushed to the back of the queue... and most unlike me I haven't whinged or whined about it, I simply wished, hoped and dreamed it. Long story short, walls came down, new walls went up and hey presto I have the most beautiful kitchen I've ever seen.  

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Sweet dreams are made of this. It's been a long time coming but I'm so so happy. So very grateful to Chris for making it all happen. So pleased with Tony and our amazing build team and the kitchen design team and kitchen fitters, and so very thankful for the gallons of Rescue Remedy (the alcohol free one of course) that I've been drinking by the bucket load!  Hahahahahahaha. Now all I need to do is learn how to cook or maybe not, I don't want it to get dirty. Hahahahahah. 

That's not a joke, last night I cooked in it properly for the first time and I was in a constant state of stress as I made more and more mess hahahahahahhahah...   

I've always been a big fan of the book The Secret. I do believe thinking positively goes a long way in life, all aspects of life.   

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Swotting up on being a Goddess...