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Sunday 7 – Sports Luxe

Jul 15th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 22 min read

Hello! Welcome to what is going to be for most, an entire 7 of ‘wildcard’ items: a Sports Luxe 7. I figured, given it’s been a sporty kinda month, what with the World Cup and Wimbledon grande finale’s today… not to mention most of those with kids enduring Sports Days in recent weeks, it was time to have a little fun with a Sunday 7…

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Sunday 7 – Cheap Summer Treats

Jul 8th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

Hello! And welcome back to a Sunday 7 after an impromptu two week break… … and confession time: I struggle to blog about ‘new-in’ stuff during this frenzied season of sales, where most people are simply interested in bagging a bargain and there is little to none ‘new-in’ to blog about. That and this heatwave. I always blame the weather for everything. Or the kids!…

Sunday 7 – Shoes for Spring and beyond!

Apr 15th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 20 min read

Hello, And welcome back to a Sunday 7 after a little interruption to last week’s service in the form of my first ‘lurgy’ since last summer (so I shouldn’t complain too much!) as well as the fact that it was my wedding anniversary. 13 years! Anyway – last weeks draft blog post is yet another which will never see the light of day: I’m fickle…

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Sunday 7 – Spots and Stripes

Mar 25th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

Hello! And welcome back to my first Sunday 7 after a little 2 week hiatus… sometimes, life gets in the way, and other times, inspiration dwindles and thins out until you hit a blank. So rather than forcing it, and being disingenuous with the blog, I take a step back at these low inspo times, and sure enough, within a week or two, I’m suddenly full…

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Sunday 7 – After the Beast…

Mar 4th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hello! *So* delighted that the ‘Beast from the East’ has blown over: how about you? I’d like to say it was just a ‘storm in a teacup’ and no biggie, but we all know it’s been a little more than that: I haven’t left the house since getting home from yoga on Wednesday night! Whilst others have turned to online shopping for solace, this polar vortex has…

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Sunday 7 – Weather Crisis

Feb 25th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hello! Welcome back to another Sunday 7 after a half-term break: how was yours? I was lucky enough to have a long, family weekend in London this half term – and by lucky, I’m essentially referring to the fact that that first off, the husband actually (like for *real*) took a school holiday day-off (this never happens!) but that most of all, the really bleak weather…

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Sunday 7 – Bag Lady 2018

Feb 11th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 22 min read

Hello, And welcome to this week’s obsession in the fickle world of Small Town Bean…. bags. It’s almost a year ago that I did my first ‘Sunday 7 -Bag Lady‘ edit, which was a result of a favourite bag being broken beyond repair, and my quest for a replacement. Well guess what? The very beautiful, minimal and sleek Jigsaw Luna Mini Bag which I was…

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Sunday 7 – A proper “new in” drop from Zara: at last!

Feb 4th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 20 min read

Hello there, And just like that, we’re in February! Always a great month in shopping terms: we’re getting over the post-chrimbo-skint phase, and (more importantly) those stores who like to draaaaag their sales out for the.longest.time.ever. are finally, finally getting their new stuff dropped. Properly. Not just the odd piece here and there… LOTS of new-in. Zara…?   Yep, I’m looking at you!! So, after…

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Sunday 7 – Cheap Treats: H&M

Jan 28th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

Hello, And how are you all doing? It never fails to shock me how quickly this early part of the year seems to fly by, but like I mentioned last week… my heart has definitely started to lift a little knowing that longer, lighter days are coming. That said, fter one of the most expensive times of the year behind us, whether it was Christmas which sapped…

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Little Bean on the Prairie

Jan 24th, 2018 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

So… it’s been a while since I did an actual mid-week “review” post of things any of my own recent purchases. The timing of my somewhat ”western” themed Topshop order & delivery wasn’t ideal for blogging because of a fortnight’s work commitments… …or in other words, after taking my youngest to 2 birthday parties on Sunday (the sort where you have to stay & wait with them: why???) I got home…