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My blog is 1

Mar 8th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

So time sure does fly when you’re a grown-up, doesn’t it? As mentioned at the end of my last post – I’ve felt a bit low over the past week in the run up to my blog turning 1 on Monday… in part because that is just how I get about birthdays because… I’m a bit weird; but another part of me felt low because that old…

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Sunday 7 – a mixed bag

Mar 5th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Sunday 7. My fifth one in a row – whoop! OK, probably not quite enough cause to celebrate just yet… but feeling a teeny, tiny bit happy with myself about it. That is all. Today I’ve got another mixed bag for you, a bit of a hotchpotch, and after writing about how I may need to purge print from my…

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Out of Print

Mar 2nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

So, can you believe it?  On Monday next week, my blog turns 1! This is a massively big deal for me… and given I started this blog to keep track of how I built my threadbare wardrobe up after several years of neglect, I figured it would be nice to take a look back, as well as forwards. So, for the whole of March, in…

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Sunday 7 – Cool High St Tees

Feb 26th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hello & welcome to another Sunday 7. Blimey Sunday’s come round fast, don’t they?! This week I’m going to run through 7 of what I think are the best high-street statement tee’s. And by ‘statement’ tee, I suppose I mean slogan t-shirts… which are very regular t-shirts with some added interest.   I had wanted to do a full list of tee’s which simply have…

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My Daniel Galvin Experience

Feb 22nd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 10 min read

So… following on from my Hair Story post, I thought I’d share my Daniel Galvin (DG’s from here on in)…hair experience with you. Now before I get into it, if you’re wondering why I chose this salon over, say, George Northwood –  which comes highly recommended on Instagram, or indeed any other London salon for my haircut: it’s simple… DG comes highly recommended by a friend of mine here…

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Sunday 7 – Get your Sweat Hygge On

Feb 19th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

Hello!  This week’s Sunday 7 has been inspired by a recent sweatshirt purchase I made, which has to be the cosiest sweatshirt I’ve worn in a long, long time. More on that later… Further inspo for this post came from today’s ‘Hygge’ prompt from the #mystylephotochallenge which I’m taking part in this month over on Instagram; a month’s worth of daily prompt’s which keep me posting…

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Sunday 7 – London

Feb 12th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 20 min read

Hello!  And Welcome from London… I’m currently coming to the end of my kid-free, footloose and fancy-free weekend in London whilst my in-laws have most probably been run ragged by my two little tornados, all whilst having great fun: you know what they say about Grandma’s? What happens at Grandma’s, stays at Grandma’s! This week’s Sunday 7 comes with a slight twist… I know, it’s…

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A Hair Story

Feb 9th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

So this is a rather self indulgent post about my hair, and the drama, of what on earth to do with it? Also included at the end is a review of a couple of items I recently ordered from Topshop. This quote recently appeared on my Instagram feed: And it spoke V.O.L.U.M.E.S. to me. You see, I’m one of those people who naturally has what you…

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Sunday 7 – Topshop

Feb 5th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Welcome to my first Sunday 7… a new (hopefully) weekly post of my favourite 7 things I’ve spotted this week. I had planned to start this feature in January, but rather like all good New Years Resolutions… February is a much better month to start them, don’t you think?! Now, I didn’t mean for this to be just a Topshop Edit, but once I started scrolling…

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Sales Madness

Jan 17th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

So… although it’s the middle of January and Christmas & New Years Eve are long gone, I’m gonna have to do it. I’m going to say it, even though its woefully late: Happy New Year! (#sorrynotsorry!) So far this year, my blog has taken a back seat even though I have been desperate to get back to it though sadly a few things hindered my…