Sunday 7 – Spring Time

Mar 12th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 20 min read

Hello!  It is almost… almost, properly Spring: yay! We’ve had a couple of very mild, sunny 16 degree kind of days where, forget needing any kind of coat or jacket, it was almost warm enough to go short sleeved! OK, I exaggerate. But how lovely to feel the warmth from the sun rather than just the cold-crisp winter sun’s rather nothingy glare. And with Spring in…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…