OOTD: Long Dress Denim Jacket and Biker Boots – Wheelchair Fashion – Mainstream Grunge

Short Denim Jacket – Primark  //  Long Tie Dye Dress – Asos  //  Biker Boots – Asos I had a wee spending spree in Asos recently, and this outfit contains two of my purchases, one of which has to be my fave wheelchair fashion staple ever.  For me, you can’t go wrong with a long dress, if it is something you enjoy wearing.  I am very much a dress girl, and like to style them up and down.  I wear short dresses alot with leggings or thick tights as I find them super comfy and flattering, and at the end […]

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Great strides for wheelchair fashion: New York fashion Week’s First Wheelchair Model – disability matters

With both New York and London Fashion weeks gaining fantastic media coverage as well as a huge public following over the last few weeks, I have hardly looked up from the pages of Grazia and away from the gorgeous (and sometimes a little strange) clothing that has been showcased from designers worldwide.  I could talk about the garments themselves  for a year and a day, but what has really excited me more than everything else combined is the appearance of the first disabled woman to ever ‘walk’ the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in a wheelchair. The stunning Dr […]

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500 follower giveaway: Benefit Porefessional & Pebble Grey LED light + review

This really is an all singing all dancing post, in celebration of Around and Upside Down reaching 500 followers on Bloglovin – woot! So this post is a big thank you to everyone one has helped me get there; friendly lovely bloggers who have given me help, support and advice and the lovely readers who take the time to read and leave comments.  You’ve all made my blogging adventure really enjoyable, and something I want to continue doing for a long while yet. To go with my Oscar-esque speech above – we need the bright lights baby!!  You can’t get […]

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What I wore Wednesday: #OOTD wheelchair fashion – simple handkerchief hem bold prints and metallics

Woot for wheelchair fashion – and what I wore Wednesday!  Could that sentence be more alliterative? (said in the manner of Chandler from Friends) Tunic style handkerchief hem top – £5 from the Factory Shop //  black leggings – widely available  //  black ballet shoes – £3 from Sports Direct  //  sequin scarf 2 for £5 offer from local market Yes, it really is a full outfit including shoes and accessories for less than £15!!  I tend to by my leggings at TU at Sainsburies – more than anything because it is my local supermarket.  They come in various colours […]

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OOTD: chevron print long skirt black top and short jacket – wheelchair fashion – simple and stylish

Black ballet pumps  //  Chevron print skirt M&Co  //  Black layer top //  Cropped black blazer jacket Gok Wan @ TU  Here I am in my natural habitat – a hospital waiting room.  Very glamorous.   I was having nerve conduction tests, which involved having needles put into my arms and legs and having electricity passed through.  It wasn’t great – but I do love choosing an outfit for any occasion, and for this appointment my thought process was ‘well, I don’t want to get undressed if I can help it, so will wear something I can pull up’.  Same sort […]

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OOTD: wheelchair fashion checked shirt casual wearable grunge black leggings and boots

  Checked shirt £5 on sale – Factory Shop //  Black leggings – widely available  //  Black vest top – widely available  //  Rocket Dog Chocolate Slouch boots  //  Chains – Peacocks £4.50 First, my apologies about the picture quality.  It is something I am working on, but my fiancee is no David Bailey.  When the weather improves, OOTD will most definitely move outside in the natural light.  I also have no doubt you will see these pieces again, just because I don’t have hoards of clothes, so pieces tend to re-appear. I have wanted to do the checked shirt […]

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Brooching the subject: pins things and blingy accessories – my picks

I have a rolling ‘wish list’ that I keep on my phone.  It is filled with all the lovely potential purchases; things I’d like to buy if I have the pennies and can find them at a price I am happy to pay.  I am a very frugal shopper, and I find that listing my current ‘must have’s’ actually gives be focus when I have the energy to hit the high street, or when I’m looking around online, so I don’t get reeled in my impulse purchases.  Well, not often. 😉 I have a very minor problem, which thus far […]

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Why I love…. Heinz Baked Beans

This is the first post in a new mini-series I shall be embarking on.  The concept is pretty simple, but I want to start adding a little more structure to my blog posting, and this is step one.  The ‘why I love…’ series is essentially me waxing lyrical about why I enjoy some fairly day to day things that are part of my life, and why I think they could make a welcome addition to yours, if they haven’t already.  I’m starting small, but I think that sometimes when we add up all the little things that make our life […]

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Just a little teaser…..can you guess what this is?

I have just purchased this little what-not here – and wondered if you guys would like to have a guess at what it might be used for.  No cheating!  Will happily give clues if people get stuck.

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