Apologies for the radio silence. Gastroenteritis, flu, life, bad photos, a week of charity work, multiple school trips, a last minute cancelled trip to Paris and a last minute organised trip to the Cotswolds have been getting in the way.

I’ll be back with some more present ideas and outfits in the next day or two. We will put a Black Friday post up towards the end of the week too with all the codes hitting our inboxes. 

Until then, a photo from my blissful weekend in Castle Combe with three of my sisters. Where’s Wally?! (Woolrich parka, Zara jeans, leather Uggs, Joseph cashmere hat, old ASOS glasses) 

Back soon. 

WIT: Camel coat

I love this coat!  Yesterday in & Other Stories coat, old Zara black jeans, Zara dark green top, Michael Kors trainers from the Outnet, Anya Hindmarch mini Gracie, old Marc by Marc Jacobs dragon scale scarf. 

Today it’s on again. I’m essentially wearing a tracksuit underneath, ancient grey Zara knitted trousers and an old Topshop jumper (both rescued from the charity pile), & Other Stories coat, Stan Smith hi tops, Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf. 

I often find that when I finally get my hands on something I’ve really, really wanted, like this coat and the hi tops, I keep them for special and they don’t get much wear. Not the case this time. The coat smartens everything up and the trainers add a slight edge. I find hi tops, or mid tops as these are described on the ASOS website, easier to wear in Autumn/Winter. I have found that the Michael Kors ones aren’t as comfortable as my kicks from proper trainer brands but I’m enjoying the bling. 

Good shopping!

WIT: Friday & Sunday

Friday night for an early dinner with my kids.  Topshop denim dress, Falke tights, Sofia boots.  The leather of these boots is buttery soft which means they slowly slip down as I walk. I’m not in to the ruched leg effect and it annoys me. I keep trying though. 

Saturday night we went to see the rather surreal Book of Mormon. None of my outfit shots came out but I wore the last outfit in this post again. 

Yesterday for lunch out with friends I fancied a bit of colour.     Zara jeans, J Crew merino Tippi, Stan Smith hi tops, Cos coat, Anya Hindmarch bag with Jigsaw pompom. 

Hope you all had a good weekend. Back soon. 

An alternative to jeans

A few years ago, my sister bought some khaki biker jeans in Topshop. I’ve kicked myself for not getting them too ever since. Having looked at these for days, I finally clicked “buy” on the Zara military trousers. Not the most flattering photo but you get the idea, they make a nice alternative to jeans. 

I am wearing a 12. It says they’re mid rise but they are a low mid rise. I usually get very aggravated by low rise trousers, these are bearable though. They’re more of a trouser with some stretch than a jean. 

I’m wearing them with a Zara roll neck (lovely loose fit but I suspect it won’t wash well), old Zara leather jacket and khaki Nikes.  

Later in the day I popped in to see said sister and tried on the original khaki bikers I love. She said we can swap for a while. Happy days. 

Today I’m in my new kicks.  New Zara jeans, Zara checked shirt, Michael Kors via the Outnet trainers, old Zara leather jacket. If you’re tempted by the trainers, the sizing is large!

And finally one from the weekend. Double denim and my new & Other Stories camel coat – Hudson jeans, Nikes, Mango shirt. Not sure what I was looking at, my photographers are getting increasingly fed up so I don’t have many shots to choose from. 

Back soon. 


Half term

I’ve been a bit under the weather on and off these past few weeks and have felt the need for cosy, comfy clothes.   Olympic Park in old Mango wool culottes (these rank among my favourite trousers to wear ever), last year’s grey Uniqlo merino crew neck over a Uniqlo heattech, All Saints Papin leather jacket, Anya Hindmarch mini Gracie, old Malene Birger snake print scarf, Adidas Stan Smith hi tops.   Fun fair in J Crew merino Tippi in forest green, old Zara jeans, old Zara leather jacket, Nike khaki trainers, dark green Cos scarf, Anya Hindmarch mini Gracie, old ASOS sunnies. 

It got much warmer in London mid week.  New H&M dress, Falke tights, Topshop Arid boots for my niece’s birthday party.  My gang are so over taking my photo. In this shot we had literally just jumped out of a cab, I’d seen the coast was clear of people to feel embarrassed in front of and and said “now!” I am wearing Madewell “Bon Vivant” tshirt, Diesel Fayza jeans, Mango jacket, Stan Smith hi tops.  It felt appropriate to christen the tshirt with a lobster and chilled white wine lunch with my beloveds. As my dad always says on happy days, “we know how to live”. Big thanks to Joanna for the tshirt, it’s put a huge smile on my face. Ending the week in my Halloween costume! 

Hope you’ve had a good half term. Back soon.