Sunday Tittle Tattle: New Shirt, Murderous Stare

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Look, I know a new shirt isn’t big news, but I have to be honest: not a lot has happened this week. That I want to write about, at any rate. The quick dip into my local H&M was a definite highlight (as was the chocolate and salted caramel milkshake from Five Guys I downed whilst perusing the aisles) and the fact that I managed to nab myself such a pleasing bargain makes this prime weekly news fodder.

New shirt alert! What’s printed with palm trees, has a soft feel and only costs £7.99? The Light Pink/Palms Jersey Top from H&M! I’m off to get another one of these first thing on Monday – I see online that they have the same cut in different prints, too, so I may have to grab a few alternatives whilst I’m at it.

Excuse my murderous stare in the photograph – this particular picture was never actually supposed to see the light of day, it was just a quick test to try out a new background. I even have one eye more shut than the other, which isn’t ideal, but it’s the only photo I have of the shirt in question and I’m writing this in bed at 11.30pm on Saturday night so there’s no way I’m dragging myself back up to take a better one!

Anyway, if you like your tops with a relaxed fit, sexy neckline (not too revealing but in no way demure) and soft feel, you can’t go too far wrong with this H&M number. Not at that price. Find it here: H&M

l'occitane 40th anniversary giveaway

In other breaking news, well done to the following FORTY people who I am pleased to announce are the winners of the l’Occitane giveaway. Please hold tight and the brand will be in touch via email to get your prize choice and postal address!

Lorah, Natasha (hollisn), Rebecca Burslam, Stephanie (stephcxh), Michelle Atkins, Katryna (katlmc), Clare (cprakel), Rebecca (@dunelm), Lottie (flareaforte), Lily (lhartdyke), SV (vannsd), Shelley (shelley.g), Jess (rbf2010), E Nicholls (enicholls73), Min (owenwall), Rachel Flounders, Anna (annahope97), Simon (, Claire (@mileshayler), Ria (riahickman), Sofi Paige, Bella (claire.jones2409), Sinead Hagen, Lu (, A Davison (angsplace), Tara Lynne Woolley, Jacqui Littler, Ali (@bacon), Amy (amybu), Josephine R Hetherington, Liv (vixen_25), Amanda (atghome), Nicola (nicola_dcmcg), Tiffany Ye, Stephanie (vampireblood69), Beth McLaughlin, Sarah (si2004), Zabiba (zabiba_kohli), Nikki (nicola_pile), Tamara (tamaravoituron).

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  1. Min
    July 31, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Yay! I won something -first time ever!!! Thanks ever so =^..^=

  2. Tiffany Ye
    July 31, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Oh thank you very much Ruth & l’Occitane! Xx

  3. Claire
    July 31, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Those shirts are genius! I have a green floral one and it is the best. So soft! Can be dressed up or down and a great work staple. Might have to add that palm print to my collection…

  4. July 31, 2016 / 11:28 am

    They have Five Guys here in England?!

  5. July 31, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I love that photo of you Ruth- Its slick and so super-model!
    As I am renovating a barn in the West of Ireland right now, I dont get much time to read through my subscribed emails. However, I save every single one of yours to read, so my inbox is just a long list of AMR’s! have a great sunday. Love Rachel xx

  6. funday
    July 31, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Your makeup looks great here. What are you wearing?

    Also, can you do a video about supplements/diet?

    • August 1, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      The Effaclar Unifiant, Dior bronzer and the Dior lipstick I mention in the video! : )

  7. July 31, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Yessss! They finally have that shirt back on H&M!
    I have few of those in the same design with different prints from previous seasons, and was looking for new ones two months back but it wasn’t in store. Thank you for the info! Now I can stock them up!

  8. Jacqui Littler
    August 1, 2016 / 2:17 am

    OMG for the first time in my life I’ve won something!! Thank you Ruth and thank you l’Occitane x

  9. August 1, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Next time you’re in Five Guys do try their malted & peanut butter, oh god.

  10. Clare
    August 1, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Wonderful! Thank you very much Ruth and L’Occitane! x

  11. Bex
    August 1, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Oh how I wish that was what I got to consider a bad photo, lol! You’re absolutely slaying it in that pic Ruth! H&M are wishing that was the publicity shot for that shirt right now!

  12. Margot
    August 1, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Hey Ruth! I got myself the shirt – it’s gorgeous! Thanks for inspiration :)

  13. Josephine Hetherington
    August 2, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Ooh I’ve won! Thank you so much Ruth for organising this giveaway, that’s great!

  14. Ria Hickman
    August 2, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Oh wow-I’ve won! Looking forward to hearing from L’Occitane!!! Thank you so much!

  15. Michelle
    August 3, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    OMG I’m a winner ! Thank you Ruth & L’Occitane :D

  16. August 5, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Thanks Ruth and L’Occitane for this great competition – can’t wait to receive my new perfume! xxx

  17. Jayne
    August 12, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Hi Ruth, new to this but have already discovered some new products through you that are working really well for me so thank you. Just wanted to say I popped in to town to H & M to grab the top you bought as I love, love it! Ended up with three of them! They are really versatile and such good value. Have worn them with smart trousers/skirts for work and with jeans dog walking. Thanks for letting us know about them…x

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