When it doesn’t work out

May 25th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 6 min read

So I’ve kind of given the game away in the title here, haven’t I?! My H&M order (which I talked about at the end of this post,) arrived… and even before I opened the plastic bags containing the dresses, I knew they weren’t right. Just to remind you why I’d ordered the dresses in the first place, it was this image which caught my eye: I…


Sunday 7 – Black Cats are Lucky

May 21st, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  This Sunday I have woken up feeling every one of my 45 years (11 months & 2 weeks). My 8 year old’s busy schedule seems to have taken over: driving him an hour away to a ‘Maths Challenge Day’ on Friday and wasting my day (5 hours) waiting around for him to finish – as in, I then drove a further 2 hours round trip…


A Little Pep Talk

May 18th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

So… I blogged about getting down in the dumps (here) when my blog turned 1: those feelings were a direct result of analysing my self-worth against my stats on social media. Namely followers on Instagram. In that blog post, rather than focussing on the negatives, I decided to look at all the positive things which have resulted from a year of being on social media and…


Sunday 7 – The One

May 14th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Sunday? Again?! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly chasing my tail at the moment: time is running so, so fast and I just can’t keep up. So I’d drafted a shell of this post on Friday, found my Stinker of the Week and Wildcard straight away, but rather unusually I couldn’t settle on  my actual ‘chosen 7’ items (usually I can find the 7 and…


Random Acts of Kindness

May 10th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

… bear with, this is fashion related I promise. Isn’t there an official Random Acts of Kindness day in February? or is it November? At the very least, there is a Foundation dedicated to the subject with numerous websites full of ideas as to what Random Act of Kindness you could carry out… you know, putting a little ‘surprise’ love note in a lunchbox for…


Sunday 7 – Cheap as Chips

May 7th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

Hola! Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend? It’s the start of a month, which, in theory means, wages have been paid and a time to feel ‘flush’. However, just to buck the trend… I’m feeling a little skint at the mo and as such, thought I’d do a Sunday 7 full of little cheap-as-chips pick me ups. And I do mean cheap. And by…



May 4th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

…or more specifically, going slightly bananas! So this is a bit of an update/review post on the continued saga of “those topshop trousers” which have been mentioned once or twice over my last couple of posts: But more on that later. First, I fancy sharing my views on Bananas. As in the fruit… … the one you eat? Or don’t in my case. It’s a bit…


Sunday 7 – Lines

Apr 30th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 24 min read

… vertical stripes, depending on how you look at it? I see lines. In fact, I’ve been ribbed about this very subject before (as in lines vs stripes) by my friends, as they simply couldn’t understand why I saw, and described vertical stripes as lines: but I can’t help it – it’s just what I see. Stripes are horizontal, aren’t they?  Like a Breton…?  Plus,…


A Little Tweak…

Apr 27th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 8 min read

So… I saw this Bell Sleeve Shirt Dress on the New Look website and without a second thought, I’d ordered it: This is from New Look’s regular range – not Petites. Which meant of course, it would be longer on me – I’d hoped it would be full-on midi-length. In fact… the only thing about the dress which was bothering me was the sleeves… would…


Sunday 7 – Something Small

Apr 23rd, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello! And welcome back after my Easter Sunday off: even bloggers need a break sometimes, right? I think that my Sunday 7’s generally seem to be random stuff which has caught my eye over the past week from my ‘New in’ emails, magazines and of course my Instagram feed. However, I often bang on (and on and on…) about being small, short… extra petite and…