Sunday 7 – Autumn Ankles

Sep 17th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  Isn’t September just flying by?! I blame the kids. Kids and their weekly routines just make each week blend into the next, with no rest-bite or break from the continuity and before you know it, it will be (whispers) C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s! Yikes! So I’ve been feeling pretty flat this week because our builders, who were on holiday for the last week of August, and, who…


Trench Style

Sep 13th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 8 min read

So, just lately, I’ve been reaching for my non-waterproof mac-style trenches on repeat. When you’re petite (as in short!) it’s quite tricky to find a trench style coat which has sleeves the right length, not to mention the over all length of the coat. And so… I’ve rounded up some of the best trenches on offer for us petites (although pretty much all are available in…


Feeling Rusty

Sep 10th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello! And welcome back to Sunday 7! I’m feeling a little rusty after my break… and I do mean rusty: I have the colour “rust” on my brain. You will see this colour described as ginger, dark camel, burnt orange, conker (yes seriously) to name but a few… but I’m a simple 70s kid, and this colour was always described as ‘rust’ when I was…


Sunday 7 – Autumn is coming

Jul 30th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 14 min read

Hello! Time sure flies when you’re blogging… one of the problems is that in fashion, we’re always looking ahead I guess; I’m certainly not wishing summer away – I haven’t even been on my actual “real” summer holiday yet… however, as I’ve droned on about in my previous couple of Sunday 7’s, the sales really do seem to drag on nowadays, and summer stuff seems…


Press Days & Talks

Jul 27th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 17 min read

So… it’s school holidays at long last: how are yours going? I’ve had a very hectic start – that law of sod is currently having a right old laugh at the cards he’s chucked my way!  But before I bore you with that, I thought I’d do a short little post about the press days I attended last week, as well asa little overview of…


My Glittery Green ‘Astro-turf’ HM Trousers

Jul 20th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

So… as promised on Sunday here’s a little review post about those HM Glittery Green Trousers (£39.99 – currently sold out, though they may get re-stocked). I mentioned on Sunday that I’d try and recreate these Looks, but alas, with builders arriving here for our renovations there have been bedrooms and bathrooms to clear out and dump runs to do and furniture to dismantle and amidst all that…


Sunday 7 – No Sales Here

Jul 16th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

Hello! How are you all doing?  If you’re approaching an end of school term like me, you’re probably on your knees before the hols have even begun? And Sales? Ugh! I do get a bit sick of them… I know there are some fabulous bargains to be had, but then there’s the size availability frustrations etc and most stores currently resembling 1970s church hall jumble sales……

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My Table-cloth Dress

Jul 12th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 7 min read

Hello!  Feels like ages since I’ve done a mid-week post… I blame the home renovations – sorry! Anyway, this is, as promised in last weekend’s Sunday 7 – Instpiration post, a short update about this Debenhams Red Herring dress (reduced to £19.50, limited sizes available): Now I’ve already talked about this on Sunday, but a quick re-cap for you:  I’ve bought this dress a total of…



Jul 9th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 18 min read

Hello!  How are you guys?  It was lovely to have a week off last week… I had planned on doing a Boden Bargains Sales pick post, but then I got all self-doubt-y and thought why on earth would anyone want to read that? And how patronising of me… and how many others have probably done a similar blog post? So in a ‘woe is me,…


Sunday 7 – White Skirts

Jun 25th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

So… the Sales are in full swing: have you got sales fever or are you over it and ready for new-in? The thing with the Summer sales is that they seem to go on for an age, don’t they? Though no doubt, it’s a great time to buy trans-seasonal pieces which can be worn into Autumn and pulled out again next Spring… and right at…