Cropped Kick Flare Jeans for Petites?

Apr 19th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 11 min read

Who out there remembers the Clothes Show?  You know, that old BBC chestnut from back in the day: the one presented by the rather flirty & giggly Selina Scott and Jeff Banks and then eventually, by Caryn Frank as well…?  Well if you can’t remember it, its well worth a google, if for nothing else but a bit of a laugh! Honestly, it’s a classic… sort…

ASOS: Big UnWrap (Herringbone Jumpsuit and Silk Shirt)

Mar 23rd, 2016 Small Talk Bean 11 min read

Welcome to another Big Unwrap, this time, a couple of pieces from the ASOS White collection, one of their own labels.  I love this collection with its minimalistic aesthetic & slightly masculine tailoring.  It’s branded as being ASOS’s premium, luxe range and as such is pricier than regular ASOS labeled clothing. If I had to compare it to anywhere else, I guess its not a million…


Bombed Out

Mar 21st, 2016 Small Talk Bean 5 min read

I guess I should start with an apology for being a bit rubbish with blogging last week: having only started Small Town Threads the week before with such gusto & high hopes of regular blogging, I found it had to take a back seat, mainly due to our new baby, Sylvie, our 8 week old mini schnauzer pup… but also because I hit a bit of…

& Other Stories: Big Unwrap (Stardust Dress & Vans)

Mar 14th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 5 min read

Welcome to the Big Unwrap: I hope you like my video…? After receiving my & Other Stories order last week, I was itching to open it straight away, as you can imagine… however, I held off until my lovely parter was available to help video my first Big Unwrap. Both items were purchased from the & Other Stories Sale, which is, in my opinion a really…

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Pre-puppy pootling in Bournemouth

Mar 11th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 13 min read

So yesterday, I did the mad dash with my sister (- within school hours) to Bournemouth ( – 2 hour round trip) for a quick whizz around some actual, *real* shops.  Once the puppy arrives on Saturday, I don’t think I will be going any where near any shops for a few weeks.  Hallelujah & Amen for the internet & online shopping! But, aside from…


Staying Cosy

Mar 9th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 4 min read

I’m not designed to do the morning school run. Fact.  Its not that I can’t get up & get going, I can. Even if I’m not a morning person, I can get up & get organised, its really not that big of a deal. What I am not so good at is the stepping outside into the COLD. Today is my idea of weather hell: wind-blowing-rain-in…

People Seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.

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Hello big wide world from a small girl, living in a small town…

Mar 6th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 7 min read

Hello… and *breathe*… This is a big deal for me: putting myself out there somewhere on the world-wide-web after many years of shunning the likes of Myspace & Facebook and what not.  But, I guess, the time feels right.  I’ve also probably given it away, that I’m hardly a ‘girl’ given I am old enough to remember Myspace! Anyway, enough rambling and a proper introduction:…