A Monkey Fatshionista

Following the life of a fat monkey.

Autumn Curve

With the distinct autumnal nip in the air today, my thoughts have turned to what my “AW14″ is going to look like. Luckily, my favourite place to spend my money – ASOS – has recently launched its lookbook for autumn. Here are my favourite items from the collection:

Exclusive crop in check print Exclusive midi skirt in check print

I haven’t been 100% enamoured with the midi skirt crop top look, but the above matching skirt and top really appeals. I think its…

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Through the looking glass - part two

Through the looking glass – part two

Yet another collection of my poorly shot outfit pictures in my bedroom mirror.

First up some of my work outfits:



Are you sick of the ASOS trousers yet? I’m getting there! They’re so comfy and brilliant but I would love a similar pair. The tunic in the other picture was originally from Gina. When I saw it on the H&M website, I wasn’t keen but it’s really great in real life. I can see me…

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It’s clothes swap time!

It’s clothes swap time!


Kirsty and I are hosting a clothes swap on the 7 September. We’ve hired a community library for it – Crofton Park Library. The library was actually threatened with closure in 2011 but thanks to donations from the local community, it’s managed to keep open. The library provides not only access to books but also free classes (such as English as foreign language), free internet access and supports…

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Working from home


I’m lucky enough to have a job which lets me work from home from time to time. There is something quite decadent replying to emails in your pyjamas! A few of my team work from home on a regular weekly basis but I just do it from time to time. So when I was contacted to chat about AXA‘s new competition about work for home, I was more than happy to chat about my experience of working from…

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Lochs and Glens

MoL Shoot (2 of 8)

For the second year running, the husband and I spent a week in Dunoon – a small coastal town on the shores of the Clyde. The quickest way to Dunoon is by ferry which for me is always exciting – not matter how many times I do it!

This time my family – mum, brother, sister and brother-in-law – joined us and we stayed in Toward (pronounced tollard as I was corrected!) – a small village about 6…

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Pinspiration: Look Three

Becky and I have been doing this challenge for three months now, so hopefully you know the drill (but look here if you don’t). It was Becky’s turn to choose this month and she went for this outfit:


source here

Here is my interpretation of it. Before we see the pictures, my photographer is currently in-between cameras (he’s purchasing a new super dooper one which has a waiting list) so you’ll…

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Through the looking glass

Through the looking glass

So I’ve been a bit slack on updating the blog. I missed my 4th anniversary and everything! The reasons why? Well, busy real life workload, my photographer deciding to change direction (into video!!) and a general lack of oomph!

If you follow me on instagram you’ll have seen my outfits – snapped in my bedroom mirror. I decided to put them all together in one post just to see if it re-en-lights my…

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How to make your perfect Japanese inspired bedroom

How to make your perfect Japanese inspired bedroom


The Japanese culture – I love everything about it. The quirkiness, the bright colours, the characters; nothing quite says carefree like Japanese inspired music, television and fashion. You only have to look at the latest Avril Lavigne videoto see just how much fun the ‘Hello Kitty’ craze is – Canadian singer Avril was so inspired by our favourite little bobtail cat that she wrote a whole song…

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