Monday, 5 October 2015


Today feels super Autumny, and this time of year I love nothing more than a super big jumper and a constant flow of tea. In my favourite mug, may I add! I'm a bit obsessed about anything with an initial on at the moment, to the point I've been tempted to buy some actual light up initials... but maybe that's a bit much, I don't want my living room to look like a wedding reception.
I do apologise for the nesty hair & my pet hate of sunglasses indoors! Who do I think I am, Neyo? This was though, for the sole purpose that I am having a no make-up day to rest my weary lashes. Something I try to do on my days off. I also try not to do anything with my hair to give it a rest, hence the 'hun' giving the front of my hair a break from straightening. My hair is in a dreadful condition at the moment, I really need to find a miracle potion to revive it... so any suggestion would be most welcome!

Friday, 25 September 2015


Today is the boyf's birthday, so yesterday eve we went out for a cheeky burger. Although saying that, I'm a wheat intolerant vegetarian and all round awkward eater, so no burgers for poor old Helen. I did however, find a tasty salad and the most delicious courgette fries I've ever had... (the only ones I've ever had, but still delicious)
I thought I'd show you a little snippet of what I wore to dinner. I'm not usually a warehouse shopper, but I love this cardi, and anything else with a tie belt waist for that matter. It's my current obsession.
On another note, I need to find a new place to take my photos. I'm very much over the gross mossy floor at my new house. God damn fungus.

Sunday, 20 September 2015


I'm back blogging after the most stressful few weeks ever! I moved house, got a new job & had my driving test all within about 3 weeks... and for a sensitive soul like me, that is a hell of a lot of nerves & tears. My nails are also about 3 inches shorter than they were,  but I've done it now! I passed my test, my new house is starting to feel more like a home and I'm feeling proud! This all means I am back to blogging and illustrating, both of which I have missed like a left arm.
For my first post back, I wanted to show you this little cold shoulder number from Hidden Fashion. It was perfect for a sunny autumn day like today, when you just don't know what to wear. Last week some days I was in skirts and sandals, and other days I was wearing knitwear and boots. It's such a hard season to dress for and I just want it to be oversized coat and chunky boot weather now. So I think this sort of outerwear is just the right piece for this queer old British weather. I feel like a bit of a grandma about the fact that I have just written a whole paragraph about the weather. I also brought some Horlicks on my weekly shop the other day. Maybe this is what turning 26 does to you. It's all down hill from here.
Also... when you click on the link for this duster, you literally will not believe the price of it. I couldn't!
It's so nice to be back!!!!


Sunday, 6 September 2015


Sometimes, when it gets to this time of year, I um and ah about what sort of coat I want for Autumn/Winter. This year, I couldn't be more sure/obsessed about a belted wool coat. Oatmeal, camel, mink, grey, nude... I want them all! These are a few of my top picks, although I am yet to order one. I feel like I'm holding out for one that makes my jaw drop when I see it. It will happen.

Sunday, 23 August 2015


I've been a little bit AWOL this last couple of weeks, and as this is my blog, my very own space on the internet, about me, I thought I'd explain a little bit why.
A blog, social media, Instagram and what not are good ways to edit your life. You don't put all the things up that you don't want people to see. It's the good times, the new clothes that arrived in the post, the amazing looking cocktails you are out having with your pretty friends and the palm tree clad places you visit that you're likely to post. Not the down days. Not the days when you've sat in your mismatching pyjamas watching Netflix and having a good cry. So I wanted to make a conscious effort not to edit this part of my life out that I've been finding tough, instead I wanted to share it with you in an attempt to show you I'm a real person that has my own little battles just like everyone else. I don't just internet shop and drink wine. (although I wish that was the case)
I'm a very anxious person, and I have had to have help with this in the past. I will go dizzy if I'm sitting in a room full of people, Sometimes I think I'm going to faint if I am in a queue and other ridiculous irrational things. I'm a bit better with these things now, I've learnt how to cope with various techniques and by understanding the physical reactions to panic. I now understand that I am overestimating the danger of a situation, and underestimating my ability to cope... however, I still hate change. Something, that ironically, will probably never change. I like to be settled, I like to be in a routine and have familiar things around me. Don't get my wrong, I love going away on days out, weekends away and holidays to new places, but I always like to know I am coming back to my own comfortable environment. Where everything is familiar and safe. This place has been my family home for the last 25 years, full of love and dogs!
Last week I moved out. Something relatively easy and exciting for most people, but for me (as dramatic as it sounds) I have found it hard to deal with. The most ridiculous part of it all, is that I've literally moved over the road. I couldn't be any closer! Yet everything is so different and unfamiliar in my new home, which I really struggle with. I cried for about 3 days like an absolute moron, and have found it hard to eat all week. I've mostly been surviving off oranges. Then I end up getting myself all worked up about the fact that I find normal things so difficult, which I really can't help. Someone once said to me, it's like having a row of cars parked in the street and I'm the car whose alarm goes off with a little gust of wind, but another car can be having it's windscreen smashed in and the alarm still wont be going off. Which I suppose is a very accurate description.
 I'll probably never like change, even little things, but I'm really doing my best so soldier on and fingers crossed I will be back blogging again soon. I know this is something that most people won't understand, it's very 'un-chic' and you might think I'm a massive doofus now, but I thought it was important to share this aspect of my life with you and not edit it out.
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