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 *all* directions weather… you know that sort of rain that doesn’t just come down, but attacks every single part of you so you *have* to look down because if you you do look up, you get rain eye-drops forced into your eyes.

Yuck. Just Yuck.

Onto business: DISCOUNT CODE ALERTS (from newsletter emails I’ve received over the past couple of days)

  • GAP Have a whopping in-store discount of 40% off full-price new collection; you need to print off voucher or show email (its worth signing up!) OR , if shopping online, its a 30% discount plus free P&P using the oh-so-easy-code of N2MXQRXF1VPJ (I’d copy’n’paste that if I were you!).  Valid from March 8 -15.

These crop kick flares from GAP might just work for me as they come in Petite sizes.  However, I’m too small for mid-rise jeans and probably too short to pull them off.  Perhaps with the free returns, it might be a good time for me to order & try them?   I’ll keep you posted.



  • ME+EM have a spring offer on of 15% discount & free UK returns on full price styles using code BUY15.

I’ve been eyeing up these navy & cream side strip slim leg crops which would go perfectly with my skate sneakers & soon to be arriving Adidas Stan Smiths (bought from La Redoute with 25% discount code).   Two things stop me ordering these trousers: first, they won’t be cropped on a shorty like me (I can’t be doing with alterations on an already out of budget item) and second: the price.  I need a bigger discount! In principle though, I love the look of them…



As mentioned in my first blog post, my lovely, comfy & cosy Esprit Star Print Sweatshirt arrived on Monday – a little late for Mothers day, but hey, I am not complaining (I only plucked up the nerve to request it on Friday).  I love it!  Its incredibly comfy (erm… I said that already, didn’t I?!)  & is a soft brushed cotton on the inside; the size XS is just the right level of bagginess you’d want from a sweatshirt; it also has a cute half zip detail from the hip to the bottom hem on the left side.  I have worn it non-stop since it arrived: take a look & tell me what you think?

Right, off to clean that mirror! Xx