How to shop without trying anything on

In this strange time, one of the unfortunate realities, at least here in the UK, is that when you’re out on the high street, you can’t go into a fitting room to try anything on. All the fitting rooms have a sign that says ‘fitting room closed’. Darn you Covid-19. Trying on clothes is halfContinue reading “How to shop without trying anything on”

5 Style Tips from Grandma

My dear late grandmother may not have been the most fashion forward of ladies, but she was always impeccably dressed. The styles of the 40’s and 50’s were her defining era, and she carried over a lot of lessons from those into her later years. She also taught me a lot about how to dress,Continue reading “5 Style Tips from Grandma”

Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin

I’m having a massive clearout at the moment. My entire family is – we have to clear out Grandma’s bits and we’re also taking the time to have a good sort out of our own stuff. My eBay selling list has never been so full, and it feels good. Clothes and accessories are part ofContinue reading “Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin”

My birthday haul

It was my birthday on Monday (the 8th) and as with every year, there were a few presents! Let’s start with the best one! And not pictured, because there’s personal details on it. Ticket to the British GT and British Formula 3 championship at Brands Hatch. My friend got me this gift. Can’t wait –Continue reading “My birthday haul”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 31

Today’s post is: what have you learned from doing this challenge? What have I learned? Well, mostly that somehow I can write more than two blog posts a week and it’s really a question of scheduling and spending some of my weekend doing post stuff. Also planning, because there’s no way I’m going to beContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 31”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 30

Today’s post is: the meaning behind your blog name. Nothing to do with Fashion Cat, sadly. The name ‘West Surrey Style’ came about because it’s where I’m from and what the blog was originally meant to be about. As any regular reader knows, this blog is nowhere near a style blog – it’s more ofContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 30”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 29

Today’s post is: where I’ve travelled Despite my hatred of flying, I’ve actually been to quite a few places. Here’s the three most memorable. Egypt Ah, Egypt. 1994, I was a thirteen year old nerd and the only child in my class who was allowed to go on the trip. Everyone else’s parents were tooContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 29”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 28

Today’s post is: what I’m looking forward to in 2019 I’m most looking forward to going to Sheffield again this year. I am spending a week there, so I’ll get enough time to have a good look round the city. There’s also enough time to go up to Leeds, back out to Chatsworth House andContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 28”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 27

Today’s post is: favourite part of my body and why (nothing to do with biscuits sadly, I just needed a picture) I think my favourite part of my body is my eyes. I have always liked my eyes. They’re sort of grey-blue, and I like that I can wear almost any eyeshadow with eyes thisContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 27”