Blue And White Casual Outfit With Rose Gold Accessories

Choosing the images for this post, I was struck by a rather alarming thought – pasta doesn’t seem to agree with me at the moment. Which, being as one of my favourite restaurants is Italian, has me more that a tad worried.

My attitude towards food, losing weight and keeping it off  is (I believe) seriously sensible. My meals are healthy and well-balanced, and I stick to a pretty strict ‘if it’s made from white flour it doesn’t cross my threshold’ rule.

Yet when it comes to eating out, occasionally all (well most) rules go out through the window and I do eat pasta, pizza, etc. I adore food: I love experiencing new recipes, finding new places to eat, sharing dishes with Mr Chic, spending two hours having a lazy lunch. But lately I’m finding that my enjoyment of eating out is being overshadowed by my discomfort. After some meals I bloat like a puffer fish; my stomach increases in size by such a degree it has to be seen to be believed.

We had just left an Italian and the bloat had began when we did this shoot. You can just see my tummy starting to swell in the second pic from the top. Not that I look like Jabba The Hutt, but it was uncomfortable and I did have to nip back to our boat to change my trousers. Which is shame, because I was rather enjoying wearing this blue and white casual outfit.

I think a bit more investigation into exactly what is causing this need for stretch waistbands is in order – I’ll keep you updated.

Standing in a bus shelter wearing a blue and white casual outfit. Smiling in a bus shelter wearing a blue and white nautical outfit. Old fashioned bus shelter Smiling in an old fashioned bus shelter wearing a blue and white casual outfit. Standing in and old fashioned bus shelterSitting in a bus shelter wearing a blue and white casual outfit.

Trousers – M & S (old but these are similar) / Top – (old but I like this) / Bag – Bought in a small boutique in Yorkshire (label says LYDC) / Shoes – Primark / Scarf – Bought in a small boutique in Broadstairs (this one is pretty) / Sunglasses – Metal Man (I won’t link as they may look cool as fcuk, but they scratch really easily so I wouldn’t buy them again) / Sunhat – Bought at Broadstairs folk festival (link takes you to a post and not a site to purchase it)

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Do you find that as you get older there are foods that simply don’t agree with you? What did you do about it? Leave me a comment and let me know.



  1. June 8, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Those photos are stunning, Michelle, worth to be published in a magazine! Your look is perfect for the seaside – the white and soft grey accessorised with rosé gold looks so stylish.
    I understand how you feel after a meal, I have to be careful with my nutrition too but honestly, if you hadn’t pointed it out I’d not have seen it!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • June 12, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thanks Jacqui
      I’m so glad you like the blog, it’s my ‘baby’ 🙂
      Michelle xx

  2. June 12, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Lovely, fresh outfit, Michelle – and sorry you weren’t feeling your best. I do have to watch my diet more carefully now, and do best with my vegetarian meals. Love the hat too! xo


    • June 13, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      I’m glad you liked the outfit Patti. I’m giving serious consideration to cutting out gluten for a while to see if that helps.
      Michelle xx

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