Mae’s cameo + a little giveaway

Next jumper dress
Wedge trainers c/o spylovebuy
Cat- totally one of a kind.
It’s odd, I was just thinking the other day that it had been a while since Mae got in on the photo action; at least the photos don’t show the amount of white fur she left on my tights; she only wants to come near me when I’m wearing dark colours.
This jumper dress is one of my wardrobe “comforts”. I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it…you’ll find me still clinging on to it’s remaining threads when I’m 80. I’m not sure why I put shoes on as I wasn’t actually going anywhere but now I can wear something other than flats I’m fully embracing it.
I hope everyone had a good weekend? My shopping trip didn’t yield many goods but the gorgeous weather made up for it. Sunday saw me have a mad shoe and wardrobe clear out so clearly another trip in to town is on the cards soon.
It’s the start of another week and a somewhat nerve wracking one for me as I’m off to see some medical students to talk to them about my experience with treatment for eating disorders. It’s a bit surreal actually, even six months ago I never saw myself being in a position to be asked to do such a thing and yet here I am. There is room for improvement on my recovery road but I can hand on heart say I have never been so happy or confident about myself in the ten years illness has blighted my life and it’s amazing how much more life has to offer when every waking thought isn’t taken up by food and calories.
Eh, I got a bit deep there, sorry, how about I make up for it with a little giveaway?
I was sent these cult tattoo design instant nail designs to give away to one of my readers; knowing a lot of you are nail obsessed I thought it might appeal! The nail polishes are limited edition created for this launch and are available from at Β£3.00 each.
The tattoos are available from Boots,, Urban Outfitters and at Β£5.99 rrp.
Entering is quick and easy, you just need to leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address (and please be a follower of the blog in some form or another…google, facebook, twitter, hello cotton)
The competition will run for one week, closing at 7pm on Monday 11th Feb.
Open to UK residents only due to postage rules.

29 comments for “Mae’s cameo + a little giveaway

  1. I’m not entering, just wanted to say that your Next jumper dress looks nice and the pics of you and Mae are adorable. You must have quite a way with cats. I wonder if she’ll stalk you the way Flash did – or maybe she already does? So cute.

  2. Ok can i just say i am a MASSIVE nail art fan!!! i always look at those kits and think “ooh, they look fun” and then never get them cos
    a) my hands are ugly – check out my latest blogpost!!!
    b) i never think i deserve to do nice things for myself
    and c) i dont know which ones to get!!

    So pop me in for this faboosh giveaway hun, i might as well give it a shot! πŸ™‚

  3. Mae is sooo cute this is such a lovely little giveaway πŸ™‚

  4. your cat is beautiful! my email is thanks lovely!

  5. May is purrrrfect! And you my dear look beautiful in that dress – so cosy + cute looking! I want it.

    What a lovely giveaway! My email is now : πŸ™‚


  6. That jumper dress is cute on you, it looks so comfy and cosy too, perfect for chilling at home. Maybe Mae likes the softness of the tights? Lol.

    Good luck with the medical students, I know you can do it Laura. You are an inspiration!

    Janine xx
    Giveaway Post >>>

  7. Good luck with your talk, that’s so exciting! I’m sure you’ll be brilliant. Lovely outfit – I love when Mae joins you!!

  8. I really do love your dress! I’m so proud of you for how far you’ve come in recovery too Laura, i hope that talking to the medical students goes well for you!xx

  9. Good luck with the talk!
    Your shoes are amazing by the way πŸ™‚

    Lovely giveaway, I’m partial (in love with) to a bit of nail art!


  10. Mae is looking super cute, and I love that dress on you!
    Enter me please lovely, I love my nail art!
    Follow on gfc as Jesss and my email is mustbeadreamer at hotmail dot co dot uk πŸ™‚

    Jesss xo

  11. Yay go you! Hope the talk goes well, it just shows how far you’ve come πŸ™‚ Also I love it when cats photobomb outfit posts! πŸ˜€


  12. Really hope the talk goes well, and will give you some clarity.
    Mae is ever adorable here!

  13. Love this outfit, and the kitty of course!

    This nail art set is so cool, I love the little transfers and would love to enter! My nails are always so boring.

    I follow via GFC and my email is

  14. Mae is so cutie!!! More Mae pics!!

    Id love to enter I’m trying really hard to get good with nail art πŸ™‚


  15. Cool sweater and sneaks, dear. Good luck with talking with med students. I think you’re very brave, no doubt.

  16. It is a wonderful jumper-dress!! πŸ™‚

    My e-mail is

    Well done you for doing so well in recovery, hope the talk goes well!

  17. LOve your dress and love cute little Mae x

  18. That’s really great to hear that you’re feeling so positive. I think it’s also great that the students you’re talking to will hear first hand from the patient’s perspective how the treatment works/doesn’t work. That’s so important. Good luck with it, I’m sure you’ll be ace xxx

    And, thank you for doing a giveaway πŸ™‚ My email is


  19. Cosy outfits are just the thing for this grey wintery weather (uh, assuming you have similar rubbish weather there!). I love seeing a Mae cameo as well, she’s such a stunner πŸ™‚

    I wouldn’t mind entering for nail art either… I’m an addict as you know! xD


  20. Im joining! πŸ™‚ hoping to win these awesome freebies. x

  21. Hooray for Mae! She needs her own blog really. Good luck with the talk, you’ll be awesome.

  22. It is so heart warming to see how far you have come =) Also weird to think that I have known you for that long? Wow! I bet 10 years ago both of us didn’t expect we would still be communicating through a very different type of internets!

    Corinne x

  23. That jumper dress is amazing, definitely a keeper! I am so proud of how far you have come, you are such an inspiration <3

    Maria xxx

  24. You’re doing great, lovely girl! That’s fabulous that you can share your experiences with medical students! I am so glad you are doing so well!
    (P.S. I am hopeless with nails, so not entering but thought I’d say hey!)x

  25. Aww thats fab you are willing to share your experiences and educate the educated =)

    Please enter me.

    Follow on GFC as Jessica Knox.

    Email: ohsogawjess at gmail dot com.


    Want to follow me too?

  26. You are so beautiful, that even in your comfort dress you look gorgeous! The dress looks perfect for snuggling up in with it’s sleeves long enough to cover your hands (I love that about clothes). I find wardrobe clearing out so therapeutic – I hope you found it similarly so and didn’t end up with a wardrobe too bare! Well done you on being asked and accepting to do the talk. You are so brave, you should be really proud of yourself because not many people could do something like that πŸ™‚ I wish you the very best of luck!! I hadn’t intended to enter your giveaway when I started reading your post, but after seeing those nail tattoos I have to – I’ve never seen nail tattoos before! I’ve had a very dodgy experience trying water decals on my nails (I will not be doing that again!!). My email address is πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy the rest of the week lovely, and good luck again for the talk!! xxx

  27. SJP

    Mae looks so adorable when she looks up at you like that! So chuffed to hear you’re feeling more confident and happy than ever : ) xx

    Following via Bloglovin

  28. Ooh I love that dress, simple but v stylish! How wonderful that you’re going off to chat to the medical students – hope it goes/went well! xx

  29. That jumper dress is gorgeous, just my style. I’m a follower of your blog on GFC as Lynn Savage.