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Debbie the Dot

Sheffield

Flamborough

Until a few months ago I had never heard of Flamborough but I have been a few times now and really love it.

Me and Paul haven’t been together all that long but in the short time we have, he has taken me to some beautiful places, Flamborough being one of them.

Flamborough is a tiny village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 4 miles from Bridlington. It is quite well known for the Flamborough Head Lighthouse and it has the beautiful, yet enormous, chalk cliffs.

I realised I feel calm and relaxed when I am by the sea. I feel free and the continuation of water, as far as the eye can see, fascinates me.

So, at the weekend we headed to Flamborough for the night in a caravan.

My sister came along, and although I don’t see Jen as much as I would like, we always have a laugh and she is one of my best friends so I love seeing her.

Flamborough was cold. Really cold. It always is I think. There isn’t a lot to do but it’s nice to come and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are a few local pubs with great food, Bempton Cliffs and a little beach.

The weekend consisted of cups of tea, ale, walks, the beach, pub grub, mud, crisps and sweets – my ideal weekend.

Thank you guys for a great weekend and roll on the next freezing cold one ❄️🌊

#flamborough

#weekend

#minibreak

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Being honest ….

I haven’t written a blog for a really long time and I miss it.

I’m going to change my blog posts and write about me and my life. I will still throw in the fashion posts as well.

So, health anxiety. Many people suffer from it, many people will have never heard of it and some people will think it’s just silly. 

I’ve always been a natural worrier, a really organised and meticulous person. I worry about money, I have a busy job and I am obsessively tidy, but, my main worry is my health. What’s that saying ‘the worried well’ which means ‘people who are unnecessarily anxious about their physical or mental health’ …… that’s me. 

My heart flutters a bit (due to anxiety) and I’m certain I’m having a heart attack, I have a headache and I worry it’s something wrong with my brain, I get a pain in my side and I relate it back to my heart. Always. It’s a horrible, vicious circle that can make you really sad.

So, I’m now seeing a counsellor. He’s really friendly and suffered with health anxiety himself so it was nice to speak to someone who knows why I think like I do and who reassured me that no, I’m not going mad.

This post has been a very honest post as some of my family don’t know about this and it’s nice to publicly post it as I know a lot of people struggle with various anxiety issues, so I know it’s not just me.

My advice to anyone who feels embarrassed or silly or too frightened to admit that you don’t feel great, go to your doctor and have an honest chat and ask for help. 

People won’t laugh and people won’t call you weak …… and if they do, screw em …. 💪🏻

#mentalhealth

#anxiety

#wellbeing

Fred Perry Polo Shirt

I think you have to be a certain type of chick to be able to pull off a Fred Perry top ….. and also want to! 

When This is England was released I was obsessed with ‘Lol’ (Vicky McClure). She was fierce, cool as hell, stylish and ruthless, she became my idol. However, this goes back to taste and individual style and some people won’t get why I liked her ….. but I’m not asking you too. I’ve included a pic of her in my blog because she is flawless 👑

I have always been a fan of polo shirts and I think they look really good with skinny jeans and heeled boots, a tight midi skirt or denim shorts. 

It was recently my birthday and I was bought the Fred Perry Star Embroidered Piqué Polo Shirt from the Bella Freud collection. They have sold out of pink but I have linked the same t-shirt in white at the bottom.

It’s like a ‘girly’ Fred Perry shirt as not a lot of their shirts are pink and have stars on. I really like their collection of polo shirts this season and I would definitely have more in my wardrobe if I could. However, they’re a little out of my price range to be making this a regular thing.

After the This is England phase I tried to dress like Lol as much as possible, almost a bit ‘Mod’ like. I bought old school Levi jeans and Fred Perry tops. I quickly realised that people didn’t get it and someone once shouted ‘who the f**k do you think you are’ and I thought what …..! Being an individual is unique but you have to be ready to take some criticism, but also plenty of compliments 💁🏼.

I wear what I want to wear and if you have your own style and you love being adventurous then I take my hat off to you ….. ⚡️





Fred Perry Polo Shirt

Off the Shoulder

I’m sure your Instagram is like mine, full of well dressed, attractive females in the latest high street trend ….. including off the shoulder tops or dresses.

I was always unsure of the whole ‘off the shoulder’ clothing as I didn’t want to mess around with a strapless bra. There is also the lack of movement i.e when giving someone a hug, and also how to wear a jacket with an off the shoulder top/dress ….. I haven’t had these dilemmas yet and I plan to wear my top when it’s summer – so I’m good to go.

I decided to buy a dark colour so that I could go bra-less and bought the Ribbed off the shoulder top for £6.99 from H&M. I have linked this at the bottom of the page.

I actually really like this top and think it looks really nice. I feel quite glam and sophisticated ….. 😜. It’s a bit sexy whilst being chic (I’m hoping you will agree) 

I will wear mine with some skinny jeans or a pair of denim shorts, but they are really versatile so even a skirt or some smart trousers – depending on what look you want to go for.

If, like me, you have admired the girls from Pretty Little Thing or Miss Guided and wondered if an off the shoulder would suit you, I would definitely say try it. I am mildly surprised that I really like mine and I’m pleased with the cheap price as well.

Show those shoulders and enjoy.

Ribbed off the shoulder



#h&m

#offtheshoulder

Walking Sandals

Ok, I appreciate I’m not 60 but, I have been searching for some comfortable walking sandals for months.

I recently walked 38 miles (it was meant to be 50 but blisters got the better of me in the end) and just before I finished I noticed a lady in sandals. Basically she had changed her shoes throughout the walk from walking boots to sandals to even flip flops. I thought she was crazy ……. but she’s actually a genius really. She didn’t wear a pair of shoes long enough to create blisters and her feet got air and stayed cool. So, mission sandals was on!! I’m also going to Barcelona in a few weeks so I wanted some nice sandals that I would be comfortable walking around in.

I bought these gorgeous sandals from Teva and they are the Original Universal Crafted Leather in Tan and they were £55. I have linked them below. 

I know some of you may think this is a bit steep for some sandals but honestly, the quality and comfort is amazing. They also look good and are still trendy – for a walking sandal.

I hadn’t heard of Teva before so if you haven’t either I would recommend their shoe range and will definitely be buying from them again 🙌🏻



#sandals

Teva Sandals

Swimsuit

Hellooooooo, I’m back. Sorry I haven’t written a blog for a while. Anyway ………

I’ve wanted a new swimsuit for quite a while as the one I have is a bit boring. I know everyone is different but I only wear a bikini when I’m away on holiday (for maximum tan results) and the rest of the time I wear a swimsuit. There are some really nice designs, styles and colours out at the minute so I have deliberated over which one to get for months.

However, I decided on the gorgeous Calvin Klein Cheeky Scooped Swimsuit in Diva Pink. It was in the sale at £37.50!!! I have linked this at the bottom of the page.

It feels really nice on. The back is quite low and I like that, I’m sure I read somewhere that an open back is the most sexiest look on a female ….. apparently! I love the little Calvin Klein pin at the back as well, classic.

My swimsuit at the minute is black and I wanted something fresh and colourful so when I saw this Calvin Klein one, I instantly loved it. As you know from reading my previous blogs I don’t buy designer clothes but this just happens to be Calvin, but in the sale, and it was around the same price as other swimsuits I have seen on ASOS so I thought why not 💁🏼

I’m heading to Barcelona soon so il definitely be showing off my new swimsuit. If you’re a bikini girl I think you should take a look at some of the swimsuits out there as some are really flattering, trendy, bright and affordable. I can recommend the selection at ASOS 💎

Calvin Klein Swimsuit




#asos

Socks

Ok, I love socks. I wear them pretty much everyday (aside from when I have tights on of course). I went to Vegas for my 30th and even wore socks with my sandals – much to my sisters horror 💁🏼

I also cannot stand to wear, or see, shoes/trainers without socks. Sweaty, smelly feet – no, urgh, just no!

Most people accessorise their outfits with jewellery or a handbag but mine are socks. If I’m wearing a skirt for work with a grey top I will wear my grey glitter socks, or if I have a pink top on and jeans, I will roll my jeans up so my socks can be seen, and flash my pink fishnet socks.

I also know some people look and I know they are thinking “what the hell” but I do not care haha. 

I used to hate the whole socks and sandals thing but then I got my amazing KG sandals and rocked them with my spotty socks and loved the look so changed my mind.

I also have a few pairs of knee high socks that I will wear to work with a black skirt and a shirt – bringing some sass to the office 👑

I have taken photos of some of my favourite pairs of socks as I didn’t want to photograph my entire drawer. Most of my socks are from ASOS as they seem to have the best range that is good quality and affordable. 

I know they are just socks but you can get some really pretty ones that add a bit of individuality to an outfit. Try the socks and sandals thing – I think you will be surprised at how much you love it ✨


#ASOS

Sports Wear

When I go to the gym, or cycle to work, my make-up comes off, hair gets scraped back and I wear some leggings, an old vest or a t-shirt that once belonged to an ex. I also work hard and sweat ….. a lot 🔥But for some girls it’s a full on fashion parade – complete with a full face of make-up …… each to their own I guess.

These new tops that I have bought are about as ‘trendy’ as I will go for exercise. They were also in the sale which helps.

Both tops are from MissGuided and this first one is the Active Black Tropical Print Sports Vest which was £10. Black is such a flattering colour and teamed with the tropical print, I really liked this vest. I think it is subtly trendy for gym wear. It also feels like a swimming costume material which is weirdly nice.

The second is the Active Green Crossover Back Sports Top which was £10. I just love the detail on the back of this top. It’s a wide, open neck and it’s really different. I’m also loving animal print at the minute so this top is perfect. I’m almost tempted to wear it as a normal top with some skinny jeans 💁🏼

I have linked both items at the bottom of the page.

I think if you feel good in what you wear the urge to go to the gym and show your clothes off will spur you on. If you’re just starting out, persevere, get some new gym clothes, go show them off and trust me, no one is looking at you and thinking ‘what the hell’ ….. be confident, work hard and enjoy. 

Miss Guided still have their sale on so grab some cheap sportswear whilst it’s on offer 🔥

Tropical Vest
Crossover Top






#gym

#fitness

Printed Shirt

Zara have the most beautiful printed shirts/blouses. I could have easily bought another 3 from their website, but gotta be sensible right?!

This is the Printed Blouse with Polo Neck which was £29.99. I have linked this at the bottom of the page.

I love pastel colours and I think they suit me so I’m drawn to any clothes that have that creamy/pastel colouring. I also love animals so this shirt is perfect!

It sits really nice and floaty and looks great with a pair of skinny jeans. I’m a massive fan of a shirt with no collar. I think it still has the smartness of a shirt but looks fresh and slick.

The shirt has quite a low v-neck which I don’t normally go for but I think it looks really cute. I always worry about a shirt side-boob view, you know when the shirt pulls at the boobs, however, because the shirt is really floaty I don’t have to worry about that happening 🌸

Anyway, as summer approaches get searching for that cute shirt with say leaves on, or the sunshine or flowers – it brightens up any day.

Printed Shirt – Zara



#zara

#shirt

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