Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Rockin' Robin jumper

Hi everyone,

Well, I decided against venturing outside for most of this weekend. As much as I love shopping, I couldn't face all the crowds on Panic Saturday as the press were calling yesterday.

So I had a day of paperwork and watching tv - perfect pre-Christmas chilling. And here's my cuddly robin jumper I wore to get myself in the festive spirit.

I took advantage of the recent 30% off offer Marks and Spencer had on recently on their knitwear and bought a couple of their Christmas jumpers. I never want to spend too much on something that you can only really wear for one month a year - does anyone else think that? Come the January sales though, I'll be hunting down all the jumpers!

Jumper - Marks & Spencer 22

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Snowflakes and tanks

Hi everyone,

So, it's nearly here and I'm trying hard to wear something a little bit festive everyday.

Earlier in the week I visited Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Now I know this isn't everyone's idea of a good day out - but for me it's perfect. I especially like visiting right before Christmas when it can be really quiet and you feel like you're only people in the whole museum. It's become a bit of a Christmas tradition now.

They have different exhibitions through the year and the new ones I saw this time were 'Warhorse to horsepower' - the story of how horses were used during World War I and 'Fury - the exhibition' which tells how the makers of the Brad Pitt Hollywood film Fury used some of the tanks from the collection.

Jumper - Marks and Spencer 20
Jeans - Marks and Spencer 22
Trainers - TU @ Sainsburys
Coat - TU @ Sainsburys 22




Part of the 'Warhorse to Horsepower' exhibition


Even tank museums have Christmas trees!


 

 
 
If you're ever in the area, I would really recommend this as a place to visit. There's plenty to see and you can get up close and personal to the exhibits.
 
Thanks for reading
 
Cathy
xx
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...and a little bit of make-up too!

Hi everyone,

One of my favourite things this time of year is the Christmas tree. During the year I like to buy at least one new decoration and if I can get some while on holiday, even better. That way, I have a tree full of memories every Christmas.

I don't tend to go for themes or colour schemes, it's all and everything as far as I'm concerned. The only no-no is tinsel. I love the stuff - but never on a tree. I normally end up wearing it instead!




 
 
So..with my tree all decorated, it seemed the perfect backdrop for an eyeshadow palette I recently bought from Marks and Spencer.







Now, I must admit, M&S weren't my first thought when looking for make-up, but I'd been looking for a small travel sized palette for a forth-coming trip to Scotland and when I saw these with 50% off - I was sold!

The only downside is that it doesn't come with a mirror, but the colours are beautiful and subtle enough for daytime wear.


 
 
My little tree xx
 
Thanks for reading
 
Cathy
xx

 




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Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas jumper day

Hi everyone,

Well, as I type this - it's only 13 days to Christmas - eek!

I have to admit though to having nearly all pressies bought and wrapped (don't hate me!). I love Christmas, and this year especially. Last year I worked over Christmas for the first time ever and it just rushed by in a blur. This year I plan to take things a lot slower and be a lot more relaxed



Anyway - having fallen ridiculously behind with all my planned blogs - I've instead decided to share some of my Christmas themed jumpers and tops over the next couple of weeks - because if you can't look daft at this time of year - when can you??

As today was Christmas Jumper day (and cold and wet) it seemed a perfect time to bring out a Ho Ho Ho favourite.


 
 Topped off with pink antlers from Asda - what more could you want??

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx


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