Last night we went out for a fancy meal at Sushi Samba at the top of the Heron Tower. Amazing food, stunning views and really good staff who were lovely to my kids. Here’s me ready to go out. I wore Sass & Bide Black Rats, Marks and Spencer shoes, Cos silk top, old Topshop coat. The top is beautiful, it has a soft collar and is the kind of blouse Cos does perfectly. My dad bought it for me a few years ago and I’ve not worn it enough because I couldn’t get a bra to sit right under it. This has been the answerI’m in love with these Marks and Spencer shoes. They’re high but I find them comfortable and my knees don’t ache the next day as they often do when I wear high heels. 

I’ve been feeling a bit grey and meh so spent Friday getting my nails done, my hair dyed and eating cake with my dad. Bad photo (before I had my hair done) but I wanted to show you this Warehouse leopard print jumper. I have Rebecca to thank for the top, I saw it on her and promptly bought the grey and brown. I sized up to a 14 and could’ve easily worn a 16 too (I’m a 12) I’m wearing it with Zara stepped hem jeans, Stan Smith hi tops and my Topshop bomber jacket. 

Thursday I wore my third pleated skirt, navy this time.  I’m sorry for the photo quality. Navy Topshop skirt, black J Crew Tippi, Topshop bag, Office Lucky Charm boots. These skirts are on the larger size, I have a 12 and could probably get away with a 10. The key for me is to wear a slightly fitted jumper tucked in at the front and draped over the hips. I am not sure what coat I’ll wear with these skirts when it gets properly cold – I may have a wool pea coat hole in my wardrobe. 

Today we are off to the countryside for a big family lunch. I’m wearing a very comfortable outfit – Zara jeans, Topshop shirt, Topshop backless loafers, Hush black jacket, Alexander McQueen Stepney bag full of colouring in for the kids. 

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The heating’s on

There’s a definite nip in the air in London. I went out in jeans, a sweatshirt and a light parka yesterday and was frozen! Doing the school run in flip flops this morning wasn’t the best plan either, it took almost half hour by the radiator to get the feeling back in my feet. 

It’s warmed up slightly since and I’m hoping I won’t be icy toed again going out in the Zara ballerina flats. I was convinced to get them after seeing them on Erin and figure I need to wear them asap before proper winter starts (though I’m hoping they’ll go with opaques too)Old Zara jeans, Zara shoes, my favourite old & Other Stories green cashmere jumper. 

What do you think of the shoes? I feel a bit top heavy and unbalanced to be honest though I’ve always had that feeling about ballet flats. 

Here’s the Topshop skirt I mentioned. I love it! Old J Crew black Tippi, red Topshop skirt, Office Lucky Charm boots, Topshop bag

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Ladies that lunch

I went out for lunch with my sisters yesterday and wore my Zara pleated skirt, a H&M t-shirt, Office Lucky Charm boots and the New Look bomber jacket

I like the Zara skirt so much I started looking at others. I bought this navy Topshop one for my sister for her birthday, it is lovely in real life with a slight shimmer. I think the sizing is on the larger side so I went for my normal 12 when I ordered myself the red

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That skirt

Bet you knew which one I meant. Yup, the pleated leopard Zara oneI usually stay away from skirts and pleats – they’re unflattering on my waist (my daughter described me as having a (albeit beautiful!) baked potato in between my neck and legs?!) This skirt though, well, it is better than some and I like it so I am wearing it. 

They have loads of this skirt on line all of a sudden (and they keep restocking when they do sell out – their sign up to be notified service is good) I’m wearing a large. Zara skirt, Office Lucky Charm boots (quick! most sizes back in stock!), old Cos black t-shirt, old Next bomber jacket, grey bag from a friend from Italia. 

I bought a few t shirts today. All the band tshirts seem to be Heavy Metal related and I just can’t do it so I am sticking with slogans. H&M t-shirt that feels made for me, others from Pull & Bear I will share next time. I may have got that H&M maxi dress too. 

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