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Thursday, 17 January 2013

If You Want To Get Ahead...

In a further attempt to be warm yet stylish, I dug out my grey beanie hat to wear in the charity shop today. So cosy…I didn't want to take it off all day! Having a big head, I tend to avoid hats (or it's more the case, they never fit me) but this cashmere mix one from M&S was a great investment.
I wore it today with my Matalan stripy scarf (which Joanna over at Poppy's Style called her Dr Who scarf!). It's a fab one - last worn here - as it's so long and can be wound a few different ways to show off the colours.
Also wore a Primark blush coloured long sleeved top with a Dorothy Perkins navy sheer top over (last worn here). Gok's Perfect Skinny jeans and the French Connection flat tan ankle boots (seen here) finished the outfit off.

The other exciting news is that today sees my writing debut for Britmums, Britains biggest parent blogging network. Starting this month, I'll be editing the Britmums Style Blog Round-up, sharing a selection of the best fashion blog posts. Check out my first piece all about January sales on this link - next one will be published in mid-February. 

Ax


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  1. You look very cute wearing that beanie Avril:) Congrats on the writing front also!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne - I think I've found my favourite hat!! Avril x

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  2. Loving the cancer shop's FB Avril (I have some stuff here if you'd like it) and I like the beanie on you! And many congratulations on your new post with Britmums xx

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    1. I would Sera - tho if it's easier to give to a local store, go ahead. I'm sure they would be very grateful. Thanks for the britmum congrats too - will give you a mention for sure in one of the next couple of round ups. x

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  3. Ya hats are a problem, hair issues....still I do love them, boots look fab, great outfit
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thanks J - in this case, this hat hides all bad hair issues. That's why I love it! Avril x

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  4. Congrats on the writing gig, that's great news. Love the beanie and scarf combo. Very cute!

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  5. I don't blame you for wanting to keep it on, beanie's don't really suit me but I love them! I still want those boots, think I should go back to ebay and take another look, I had forgotten about them since you first posted. Well done again on the gig and a massive thanks for the mention, you are such a doll. I liked the page for the shop and will hopefully make my first Charity shop purchase ever in the near future! Anything good in a 16, I'm your girl! xx

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    1. I'll post what I can to the FB page each week so do let me know if anything catches you eye. Avril x PS I sold the boots the next day….eek! I wasn't wearing them and I've two other pairs of tan boots. One of the Avenue 57 girls offered to buy them and they're away and the money's in the London fund!

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  6. Really like that scarf, but I think I like every one of your scarves Avril! I'm glad my hair is long enough now to wear a hat, as a hat without hair peeking out the bottom can look a bit weird. Going by the weather forecast we'll be needing a hat or two over the next few days.

    Oh and congrats once again on the Britmums gig!

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    1. Thank you Trea…you're right about the hair and hats - needs to be long I think! x

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  7. The scarf is fabulous - I love mine and my DD keeps trying to steal it:) Big head and big feet? Hmmmm... xx

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    1. And you look fab in yours also - seeing it on your FB profile always reminds me about it! Ax

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  8. Hi Avril-you look amazingly stylish and cosy in your beany and scarf, the yellow in it really compliments your outfit! Very well done on your work with Britmum's, it sounds very exciting! Sharon x

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    1. Thank you Sharon! So kind of you to say, Avril x

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  9. I love this relaxed look and I particurly like the beanie. I don't really suit them so I have to go for the big furry trapper thing instead - now that is toasty. Well done on the writing job for Britmums. You'll be great!

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    1. Aw thank you Susan, I have just been LOL'ing at your fur trapper hat! It would look ridiculous on my huge head but looks super stylish on you. Avx

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  10. Meant to message you yesterday re Britmums Avril - congrats that's brilliant!

    Nic x

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    1. Thanks Nic - going to do a mention of a couple of beauty blogs too so you're on the list for that, Avril x

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  11. Big head - Avril, it looks teeny tiny and that's with the hat on! It looks fab, give more a try! Loving that scarf and the pop of yellow colour, bright and cheerful! Thank you tons for the mention, what a lovely surprise when I clicked on that link! Huge congrat's on your editor role, how exciting! x

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    1. You're welcome for the mention - was a perfect fit! And my head is big - it's just big from front to back rather than from side to side! lol x

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  12. Hi, Many of our fans are looking forward to see pictures from excellent bloggers like you on world's 1st eyewear styling community plus.firmoo.com, could we have the honor to see you there?

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    1. I must pop over with my new specs pictures Amy! Thanks for reminding me, Avx

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  13. Very jealous that you can wear hats...I've yet to find one that suits me. I have a tiny pea head!! Well done on your Britmums blog. I'll be having a read. Have a good weekend. Kat x

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    1. Thank you Kat - I think there's a hat to suit everyone out there but it's not easy to find - only took me about 40 years! lol x

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