Thursday, 22 October 2009

Thrifty Thursday!



I was in such a rush this morning to get the kids to their respective carers for the day that I didn't have time to get ready! Horrific! No make up, nothing.

I chucked on a trackie and trainers and off we skiddadled.

En route, my toddler asked "going running mummy?"
"Yes darling!" I lied, whilst my teenager sniggered.

Boy, has that little fella got some things to learn about mummy!

Once back home I had a little more time to get 'officially' ready for work. The sun was shining for a change, so I decided to eek out some wear in a summer dress. I thought the colours could lend themselves to an autumnal look.

The brown courdroy blazer was the only 'new' purchase, £3, thrifted from a charity shop in Bury St Edmunds. Coolio.

I also had a little play with a new foundation. 'Minerals' from L'Oreal. It's a powder foundation that claims flawless coverage. And the result... Yea, I quite liked it. (how's that for a product review?).

I didn't really have time to give it a fair try, just a bit of dabbing on the face and back of the hand mainly. 10,000 years BC (before children) I would have spent hours playing with this, perfecting using it, but those days are long gone... Now I just make do with a tidemarked face and lying to my two year old son about my keep fit regime (or lack of it!).






ps. Don't forget to enter my second sweetie giveaway, you gotta be innit to winnit...


20 comments:

Leah said...

I love the dress and that yellow shoes.

I also use minerals. I've been using it for quite sometime already... from face powder to eye makeup.

Amy said...

I really want those shoes!! :)

xoxo
Amy
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Tights Lover said...

You look great!

Sher said...

Love that dress!

Em x said...

That dress is gorgeous! Your son sounds so cute x

Elizabeth Marie said...

Love the shoes! And that was the best product review ever...seriously. Done and done.

OMG the sweetie giveaway is back?! I DIE!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Stunning look, but maybe who should have wore some boots and not those shoes.

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Annie said...

wow,
great outfit!

love annie <3

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-a lovely autumnal outfit, the blazer was a gorgeous find!!

daisychain said...

LOVE the colours in this

grumpyoldwoman said...

You OWN a trackie and trainers!!!! Nah, must be reading the wrong blog..... Nice look by the way.

Struggler said...

Bury clearly has some very hip charity shops! You look fun and very autumn-appropriate.

Carrie said...

I really like this outfit. Your tights are really nice and I think the yellow shoes adds a nice touch to the whole outfit. And you look beautiful without makeup.

janettaylor said...

Great shoes!

XoXo

Ash Fox said...

you look stunning! i love the textures in your dress.

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Timeless Fashion... said...

You look very nice and feminie as ever! I love the shoes!

Kari said...

I just love your mustard shoes!

That's great that you found a good mineral foundation. My skin troubles have really decreased since I started primarily using mineral makeup.

I hope that this coming week is less hectic for you!

Kallie said...

those colors are gorgeous, like a trees turning leaves!

stylewithbenefits said...

You look great without no makeup! Such a great Fall look!

xo, Becs

Drude said...

Still looks goods though.. sort of Native American Indian style :)