Wild in the Jungle...


Hey guys, hope you're all having a lovely weekend? Last night Michael and I went out with friends for a meal and to see another friends band.

I had one of those rocking outfit moments, when you put something on that makes you feel amazing, regardless of whether I did, it was how I felt that mattered.

I wore my new dress from H&M, I got a catalogue through the door the other week, I'm flicking through the pages, it's all very nice, but nothing in particular moved me, that was until I got to the maternity section. What?! Yeh it comes to something when I'm excited by the maternity section but when I saw this dress I got all excited!

MAMA Dress

MAMA Dress - from H&M


CONSCIOUS. Straight V-neck dress in softly draping jersey with a print pattern, with gathers and buttons at the front, a tie at the waist and a slightly longer back section.


Ooh get H&M they have a fancy blog widget you can copy and paste onto your blog, how awesome is that? So anyway, yeh... Here's what I looked like in it...

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I wore.... Dress - H&M (details above)// Belt - ASOS Curve// Boots - Barratts// Clutch Bag - Matalan// Earrings - Primark

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Words cannot express how much I love this dress, the fabric close up is amazing, the closer you look the more things you spot, like sneaky toucans and little monkeys.. Erm amazing. The fabric is a very thin lightweight jersey, and on the hanger I thought it was going to be see-through, but luckily it wasn't. And although on this occasion I dressed it up and can see me wearing this all summer long with leggings and sandals.

The H&M plus range can be a little hit and miss in both style and sizing so I tend to stick to the main range, the size XL is equivalent to a 22/24. I haven't tried the trousers but have found the tops and dresses a really good fit, it's definitely one to remember.

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I had a really nice time with my friends but unfortunately, I made the very silly mistake of eating bread. Although I haven't had a diagnosis yet, I've managed to figure out from eliminating gluten from my diet that I am in fact intolerant and if I do eat bread, pasta etc my belly balloons out and I look 6 months pregnant, I get terrible cramps and other ickyness! But my greedy bread loving self took over last night and I paid the price having to cut my evening short. My lesson has been well and truly learnt, it's very early days for me, so I'm not being too hard on myself. Do any of you guys suffer from a gluten/wheat intolerance? What do you do when eating out? Do you have any great lunch time recipes? I'd appreciate all the advice and help I can get!

P.S. I'm currently in mourning for bagels & pretzels, it may be a while before I can get over the pain and agony ;)

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  1. Love the dress and also the new hair do! x

  2. What a gorgeous dress! I have to say, I've never even looked at H&M before for fear of being laughed out of the place but I definitely will now..what a bargain!x

  3. I got diagnosed as gluten intolerant in 2011 and was advised to cut out all gluten & diary for 6 months. Lactose intolerance is often caused by gluten intolerance. By doing that I've been able to introduce diary and oats back into my diet but alas I won't ever be able to eat wheat again. However the substitutes are good. Genius bread is brilliant as toast. Dove gf flour can be substituted for normal flour. Get diagnosed first though. It might be something else you're reacting too. Also gluten is hidden in loads of stuff. So read packets and never assume!!

    1. Thanks Claire, really appreciated. I will book in with the doc again so we can try and pinpoint exactly what it is. I got the dove flour today too :)

  4. I love this dress. I might have to try one x

  5. First of all: Your hair is freaking great!

    Second: I am also trying now to eat no gluten. I don't believe that I have celiac, but I do believe that I have an intolerance. I crave my pastas, breads, bagels, etc.

    If I could just stick to one change in my diet, I'd be soooo happy!

  6. OMG your hair is fricking amazing! Seriously, ooft!

    I avoid all white bread (except wraps which I guess don't need yeast so they don't affect me) or else I end up feeling sluggish, sick and awful. I do have IBS and can gain several inches in a day. I get up every day, look in the mirror and think 'Yeah, you look OK' but by tea time I look like I'm about to go into labour.

    I hope you get a definite diagnosis soon. x x

  7. You look fantastic! I haven't bought anything from H&M before, might have a look!

  8. You look HOT! And I shop from all sections of the store - even men's! If it's cute and makes me feel good, I wear it!

  9. Delicious! Your much kinder than me btw, I would describe h&m plus range as a pile of shite! xx

  10. I love pasta and bread but try the gluten free range in tesco etc is not that bad at all. honest. I try and have a break from gluten now and again. I wonder if it causes my skin trouble lol
    Oh you look utterly fab in that dress. rocking it xx

  11. I looooove the dress on you! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  12. Thank you guys, I'm so in love with this dress, and thanks for all the GF advice too, I'm going to try and get a proper diagnosis and take it from there! X x x

  13. The hair, the dress, the everything...basically loving this look!! I dont have a gluten or wheat allergy but since going vegan, I've felt alot better for giving up dairy...its definitely a struggle (because we all know cake should be eaten when one is drinking coffee, right?) but I feel lighter and brighter for having done so.


Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x

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