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…

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Sales Madness

Jan 17th, 2017 Small Talk Bean 16 min read

So… although it’s the middle of January and Christmas & New Years Eve are long gone, I’m gonna have to do it. I’m going to say it, even though its woefully late: Happy New Year! (#sorrynotsorry!) So far this year, my blog has taken a back seat even though I have been desperate to get back to it though sadly a few things hindered my…


New Years Eve… with the kids!

Dec 31st, 2016 Small Talk Bean 9 min read

Hello!  Hope you’ve all had a fabulous festive season so far… was Santa kind to you? Tonight, it’s the big one… the grand finale… New Years Eve! Since having kids, NYE nights are spent round at friends or family houses… we have been to the occasional party, but long gone are the days of working out whose going where, sourcing enough tickets for our favourite haunt…


Insta-reality & Other Stories…

Dec 13th, 2016 Small Talk Bean 19 min read

So! (my favourite word to start a blog with, in case you hadn’t noticed…) I’ve recently been up to London a couple of times and met some ‘virtual’ friends which I’ve made along the way since joining Instagram back in March. The first meet-up was with a group of #mystylephotochallenge ladies back in the middle of November; ‘my style photo challenge’ (@mystylephotochallenge) is a a…