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32yr old Mummy to 3. Our 4yo disabled son, 2yo strong willed minx and our recent addition our little piglet Deacon born 21st June 2013. Making our way through the every day, remembering to smile, as it's the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

#Fashionfridayplussized – Week 1!!!!!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #fashionfridayplussized, 2014, fashion


WHOOP WHOOP IT IS HERE! The first ever #fashionfridayplussized – I can not tell you how excited I am for this, how much I am hoping to bring a super community of bloggers together, to inspire each other as they have me these past months, to find new clothes that I need to have, to comment and share impressive outfits and beautiful women.

If you are wondering what I am harping on about, or how to take part, head here 1st.


So we are over that bit lets head onto the fun bit, the outfit. If you haven’t heard on social media, the very awesome Simply Be have donated a prize for me to giveaway to celebrate the launch of #fashionfridayplussized – I was over the moon as honestly in the past few months nearly all my outfits hold a Simply Be item. Simply Be is fab, you can shop from the comfort of your home (or store now, I shall visit one soon), you can order as much as you like as they have free returns and for the past 6 months they have seriously become BANG ON TREND with the clothes they are offering, I would not like to say how much I have bought these past months, I think I have most of the Look Mag for Simply Be collection.

My outfit choice for this week is a little different to maybe what you are used to seeing me in, but this is Mr Innocent Charmer’s favourite outfit I have worn in the past month, he says it represents me so well.

With the weather being one day storms, the next major heat wave it has been hard to find a balance. But this outfit works quite well for that and can be layered even more come the winter months, with coats and jackets.

This is perfect outfit for days out with the kids, in particular the day I wore it we went for a blistery walk along the coast and played in a park, Addison loved it as it has pink in it and I love making a statement.


Outfit Details

* Necklace – Anna Lou of London

* Oversized Pink Happy Tee – Simply Be

* White Vest – H & M

* Boyfriend Jeans – Simply Be

*Trainers – Converse

The tee I was not actually going to keep, but I loved the colour and the message so much, I had seen it worn on Instagram in a few ways, but still couldn’t work out how to wear it for me, then a friend of mine was dressed up in an eighties style outfit and it hit me, let’s try tying it, I think it is super cute, although next time I might go for a hip tie. These jeans have been my everyday wear for the past 2 months, they are very comfy but I warn you definitely go down a size, I actually bought them a size above which I wore for a week and then they got too big, so I bought my true size, they too have got big a month after having, so I think I shall end up buying in the size down as I love that I can roll them up or wear them long, they look pretty fab with heels too.

Now I just need my hair to grow, so I can feel a little more feminine.

So now for the fun bit, you all linking up, all you have to do is fill in the inlinkz widget below, I can’t wait to see all your outfits, I have some money coming my way so am looking to buy myself some treats next week. The outfit post or picture has to be from the next 6 days.

All entries will automatically be entered into a random prize draw, the very awesome people of Simply Be have put up the prize of an item of the winners choice from Simply Be up to value of £50! I am super jealous, my current wishlist is very long. Here are my top 3 picks at the moment.

Simply Be Wishlist

Neon Dress/Kimono/Checked Dress

Living Arrows {28th July 2014}

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

This little boy is growing so quickly, he is lovely and so difficult all at the same time. He hates to play alone, he hates to do anything other than be on your hip. I am sure if he had half a chance he would be at one with you, how I wish he was my 1st child, then I could have relished in it, but unfortunately most of the time my life is barely 2 minutes breathing space with 3.

Thankfully last week we had a day with both of us at home and only the younger 2, Deacon relishes this and loved the attention, trying new challenges, wearing shoes outside and exploring and most importantly getting to play on big toys with Addison.

Living Arrows - Swinging Deacon

living arrows

Well Done Asda!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, home, review

Supermarkets are one of my favourite shops, seriously, it isn’t like years ago where it was a chore to do the food shop (although I like to food shop) it is now a total shopping experience, with everything from clothes, beauty products, electricals and even homewares, I am sure you could buy everything you needed in a supermarket now if you wanted.

What is excellent is they are not scrimping on style and quality, I have mentioned many a fashion item I have bought from a Supermarket, 2 of my favourite pair of trousers these past months are supermarket purchases, my bright patterned bargain trousers I wore to Britmums were only £10 from Asda, how can you complain.

So imagine my excitement when Asda asked me to come and choose some Home-wares from their George site, my 1st problem was what to choose, I mean they have so so much that I wanted, my list was endless and the prices amazing.

I decided to go with new Kitchen bits and Dinnerware as we had very little (I am always breaking bits) and were having a week of dinner parties and BBQ’s so I knew they would be put to good use.

George at Asda

I like mix and match china, so I decided on 2 Dinnerware sets, the most expensive one I picked was £18 for a 12 piece set, the other was only £10, what seriously low prices. I know you could be worried about the quality for that price but don’t be, I was surprised at how thick and lovely the Dinnerware was, as good as some pieces I have that cost more than double.

George At Asda Homewares

I loved that they offered great oven to table ware in several colours, I like to cook and go straight to table but pieces like this can usually be pricey, I received 3 pieces, including an awesome casserole dish for under £15 for all 3.

George At Asda Review

All items on the table other than tall hi ball are from George at Asda

The have been used time after time and washed in the dishwasher for the past 5 weeks and they are as perfect as the day they arrived.

What is great is as well as offering simple, classic pieces, George has also produced some funky on trend items, still for great prices, I also received these cute little tumblers, 4 in each set for £2.50 with Flamingo’s and Pineapples, they have been really loved by guests, as they add a real fun element to the table. They are not painfully thin either like some glassware, I am not frightened to hold them tight for fear of cracking and like the Dinnerwares, they have gone through the dishwasher daily and came out perfect.

George at Asda Review

I can honestly say there is nothing I have not been HUGELY impressed with, I actually bought another heart chopping board as I loved it so much.I have picked out a few of my favourite homewares bits on the site at the moment, that may sneak into my trolley whilst I stock up on Nappies and food.

George At Asda Wishlist

So if you are wanting some new homeware bargains and need some milk n bread then head off to Asda and watch your trolley fill up. I don’t think you will be disappointed, but be warned if you have kids their clothes selections at the moment are too good to pass up.

Disclosure – We were sent these items FOC from Asda for purpose of review, all opinions are our own.

Win Time – A Picnic with Higgidy worth £50

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, Current Giveaways

I love Summer for one main reason, PICNICS.


They are something that all my little family can enjoy, we have them several times a week during the Summer months and even inside ones in the Winter.

Sometimes they are planned and I make lavish homemade salads, sandwiches and treats, but other times they are stop by the Supermarket on the way to the park, beach or gardens.

So imagine my excitement when the lovely people at Higgidy contacted me and asked if I could give one of you my lovely readers a Higgidy Picnic bag filled with £50 worth of vouchers to spend on their picnic products. I am so jealous!

Higgidy, maker of award-winning pies and quiches, have launched a range of three mouth-watering sausage roll recipes just in time for picnic season. Packaged in picnic basket open-style box, Higgidy’s new sausage rolls come in three flavours: Herby Pork & Pancetta, Roasted Tomato & Pork, and Feta & Red Pepper. They can be enjoyed hot or cold and make perfect picnic food. 

Oh I do love a Sausage Roll and these flavours sound scrummy, the hubby likes the sound of the Feta & Pepper were as I am excited to try the Pork and Pancetta.

Higgidy picnic pack

So who fancies a free picnic then ? it is simple to enter just use the Gleam box below, there are 2 mandatory entries, one leave a comment telling me your favourite food to have at a picnic (I am always looking for inspiration) and two follow Higgidy’s Facebook page.

If you want to double your chances to win Higgidy products then go and check out “Catch a Quiche” game including many different products to win.

Higgidy Picnic Prize

UK Residents Only, over the age of 18. – Do read the T&C’s.


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