Leopard Print and Red Coat + link up

March 24, 2019

Leopard Print and Red Coat

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! They pass far too quickly don’t they? Last week certainly had its trials, mainly due to moving to a new web host. After being forced to miss last Sunday’s post I decided I had to move to another web host. In theory it went very well, apart from an issue with my internet provider’s server. As soon as I cancelled with my previous host my site appeared to go offline. Despite assurances from my new host Stablepoint that all was fine and dandy, I still couldn’t view either the blog or my WordPress dashboard.

After many messages pinging back and forth between both old and new web hosts, including one of the Stablepoint team accessing my laptop remotely, we finally worked out what the problem was. It turned out that even though I’d cleared the cache on all of my devices it was actually my internet provider’s server cache that needed to clear. This often happens within 24 hours, but can take up to 72, as in my case.

By the time I worked out how to do it the problem had resolved itself. Frustrating? Yes. But definitely worth it in the long run.

As a workaround I edited the host file on my laptop to force it see my site from the new server, but doing this on a mobile phone is not at all easy. By the time I worked out how to do it the problem had resolved itself. Frustrating? Yes. But definitely worth it in the long run. Since TSO were taken over by GoDaddy the service has been getting steadily worse, with more and more outtages.

Stablepoint were absolutely brilliant and calmed my frayed nerves when I thought I’d cocked the whole thing up. Turns out I didn’t need to do anything, they did it all for me. Plus, they offered me free hosting until November, which is when I’d paid up to with TSO. They have just had a relaunch (the company was known as Speedydot until a couple of days ago), and have pledged not to increase any hosting prices for at least the next five years. Plus, if the server that hosts your website has less than 99.95% uptime per month they will automatically credit you with a free month. (They will use third party monitoring for accuracy.)

So if you are looking to move to a new host, Stablepoint are definitely worth considering. *Disclaimer: If you use this link I do get a little bit of commission, but I wouldn’t recommend them unless I was 100% happy with the service. If you are thinking of switching web host and want any advice, please feel free to message me – I’m by no means an expert but I feel like I should be after last week!

The outfit

Isobel went on a one-night residential with the school to Stratford-Upon-Avon last week, so we went out for a meal. The Bear’s Paw is our favourite place to eat locally; it serves traditional pub food that Pete loves, and it’s also great for me because they have a vegan menu. We did the whole three courses…well we don’t get out often! I had soup, followed by roasted beet risotto, and sticky date pudding with soya custard for dessert. Unusually, I wasn’t bowled over by the first two courses, I thought they a little bland, but the pudding was delicious.

I dressed fairly casually in a fine knit leopard print jumper and coated skinny jeans. The red coat pairs nicely with leopard print, which I added a little more of with the ankle boots. Even though they have a heel they’re quite comfortable as they’re a wide fit. I’ve taken to wearing two pairs of socks for added cushioning and it makes a big difference. On this occasion I only had to walk a few paces to and from the car, but I wore them to the Blogosphere Festival in December and my feet were fine 🙂

I hope you can stop by tomorrow for this month’s Style Not Age post…it’ll definitely be fun!

Leopard Print and Red Coat

Leopard Print and Red Coat


Leopard Print and Red Coat, Aqua di Perla red and cream bag

Leopard Print and Red Coat

Leopard Print and Red Coat

J by Jasper Conran coat (old, similar) | Mango skinny jeans | Principles ankle boots (similar) | Dorothy Perkins jumper | Aqua di Perla bag (old)


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13 responses to “Leopard Print and Red Coat + link up”

  1. Laurie says:

    Glad you got it all sorted out Emma. Keep us posted on how the new host runs. It’s interesting to hear about these sort of things. I’m happy with my host but it cost a bomb!
    The red coat looks amazing on. A great colour on you Emma xx

  2. Wow Leo and orange – you look fabulous Emma!
    XO Tina

  3. What a faff. I’d get into quite a tizz over a move like that. Every IT type thing seems to take an inordinate amount of time to sort. Have a good week.

  4. It gives me hives just hearing about hosting issues Emma. Isn’t is marvellous when they take over the mouse and do it for you!? Glad things have got sorted. LOVE your outfit – perfect for a dinner date xx Maria

  5. Nancy Baten says:

    I am so glad for you that it all worked out good in the end. It is so stressfull! What a fantastic bag that is with your gorgeous outfit!

  6. I am glad you got everything worked out with your website, Emma! I get so stressed with things like that! And you look lovely in your double leopard print and gorgeous red coat! Have the most wonderful week!


  7. Jaymie Ashcraft says:

    I love how the leopard pops under the red!!

  8. Jacqui Berry says:

    Oh I dread this sort of thing – hopefully i won’t have to change anything for a while! Your outfit works so well together – love the leopard with your red coat. Happy Monday Emma. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  9. Jennifer says:

    I love the leopard print and red together!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  10. Leopard and red are such a stunning combination and timeless. Love this look Emma!

  11. Nailil says:

    I love the way leopard looks with red!!

    Xx, Nailil

  12. Darlene says:

    Emma, I love that rusty red shade on you! And it’s gorgeous with the leopard print as well. We took a tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon when we visited London several years ago and loved it! Such a darling, quaint little town.

    xx Darlene

  13. Hi Emma
    Dont know how I missed this post? ! This is a beautiful color on you, wow, you have some great coats! I love leopard with some waxed denim, a bit of rock and roll, it looks great! Sorry to hear all of the frustrations around hosting and your site. I know it can be stressful!
    jess xx

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