Day fringing

      Topshop Arid in black leather (tan here), Zara fringed scarf, old black Zara jeans, black Uniqlo merino sweater (this year’s here), All Saints Papin leather jacket. Excuse the smooch on the mirror from my baby girl, now cleaned. 

This was supposed to be Day Fringing, Night Fringing. Tonight I was hoping to go and meet my bestest friends, but the week that was has made it impossible. 

I was planning to wear my Next fringed boots, black All Saints Aiers blazer, ASOS fringed cape, Uniqlo silk shirt (this one is “silk touch”, I’m very tempted by this), with Zara black jeans. Not to be. I was digging round to find an old bag today and found this which I’d totally forgotten about, one of my best buys of the summer. I wouldn’t have carried it tonight with all the fringing going on but it will be great for the winter party season. There’s a sale on as ASOS at the moment, it is reduced to £16. Worth a look. 

Anyway, a huge mwah to the glorious All Worn Out gang who are painting the town red. 

New boots

I dithered about two pairs of Topshop boots a few weeks ago (here) and ended up with neither.  I decided the tan suede Arid boots were impractical.  I really do like these olive heeled Megan Chelsea boots but for now though they stay in the shop too. My (slightly battered) Acne Pistols are heeled and shearling lined and comfort always wins for me.  I saw this black version of the Arids in store when I tried the other pairs and was reminded of them by the_artists_wife on Instgram a while ago.    (These are box fresh, un”styled” and the fringing needs to settle a bit)

They’re different enough to my other flat boots, really comfortable and fit nicely with cropped jeans (I do regret lobbing the bottoms off most of my jeans this summer) I love the fringed Next boots I got a few weeks ago and wish I could wear them every day. The Arids seems a good day to day alternative. I have a 7 and they seem true to size. This suede fringed cape arrives tomorrow (loveya10 works for an extra 10% off for Premier customers at least). I might wear it out for dinner tomorrow with the Next boots and channel my inner Dolly Parton. Yeeha! 

Time for Blue Peter. Back soon. 

New looks

A few outfits I’ve tried out but not been entirely sure about.  Zara dress, over the knee boots, old Cos coatigan. 

I bought these boots in Italy last year. They were an expensive purchase and I spent a long time in the shop trying to decide which of two pairs I wanted. I’ve always felt that I make the wrong choice. I’m determined to get some wear out of them this winter though and enjoyed putting them on the other morning. 

The coatigan is from Cos a few years ago and was a present from my dad. This current offering from Cos is slightly fluffy and comes in several colours, I’m considering the camel. I am a huge fan of Cos, brilliant quality for the price. 

I love this denim dress I got from Topshop this summer. The length should actually make it easier to wear in winter with tights to maintain my modesty. Here with ancient brown leather boots I’m pleased I’ve kept. I don’t really like the gap between the skirt and boots and won’t wear these together again. 

Yesterday I wore one of the loveliest things I own. My partner bought me this Jaeger cashmere jumper years ago and it really is like being wrapped in a beautifully soft blanket.  I normally wear a grey roll neck underneath but we were going to family for dinner and so I wore this less warm & Other Stories shirt with Zara skinnies and Office shoes. Northmore flares (sold out but similar here and MiH Marrakesh reduced here), Acne Pistols, Uniqlo black cashmere roll neck, Mango jacket. This felt very strange. 

Ending with these beauties that I am sure about. They are from Next and I saw them on The Frugality.  They’re faux suede but they don’t look cheap and the pom pom is lovely. They do feel a tad hard at the back of the heel but I often find that with Next shoes and always wear them round the house a fair bit before venturing out in them. 

That’s it from me. I am going back to jeans and trainers for a few days!

The Girls

It’s a while since I have written a kids wear post and I have bought a few things I am really impressed with recently so thought I’d share.I have to start with these cotton chunky knit cardigans from M&S, my favourite buy of the year for La Bambina. I got the navy at the start of the summer and snapped up the berry in store two weeks ago.   I have just ordered the ochre to go with some of my favourite Zara girls’ dresses. This gorgeous grey and yellow dress looks great with grey tights (these from John Lewis can’t be beaten according to my girls) and boots. This Zara smock is one of my favourites, it’s great over navy leggings and is nice enough for special occasions but still really comfortable. La Bambina often wears it with grey tights and these shorts from Frugi via John Lewis.   
For older girls this Daisy dress from Zara is really lovely and would look great under all the M&S cardigans (sadly they don’t fit Little Legs and I have yet to find anything similar and affordable).  We have this lovely floral shirt from Zara too which La Bambina wears with her Boden jeggings and boots.  This is similar and an equally lovely print if your girls prefers tshirts. 

Possibly the most useful winter purchase I’ve made for my youngest is this denim smock dress from Gap.  I get a few denim dresses for her every year as they’re so practical. This one is great with a striped tshirt underneath and tights (as is the denim owl dress we just got in the Gap sale)  This Boden one looks similar and is in their sale.  These yellow cord dungarees are really comfy and great with grey tights and one of these cosy tops underneath. The dungarees are in the Boden sale too so get in fast.    
This dress isn’t in the sale but it’s a cracker and I highly recommend it. The green is really vibrant and the length is perfect; long enough yet short enough for climbing up trees, mummy’s legs etc. Here is my munchkin in hers.  My love of black extends to my girls’ clothes and has happily rubbed off on them.  Little Legs is very disappointed this cityscape dress her sister has doesn’t come in bigger sizes. 

While I mention Gap, this floral shirt dress is worth every penny of the £9.99 sale price.  Sadly Gap’s toddler range is miles better than the girls selection but I always keep an eye on their website as they frequently come up with absolute gems and there are almost always discount codes around. 

I’m not hugely into cute stuff but these bunny ear hair clips made me smile.  £2.99 from Zara kids

I have to mention the Zara Sporty Girl range. At least three of the WornOut girls are doing sports in their new gear today. Really good value.  

I’ll end with a question. I want to get my girls some furry lined boots, like my Ugg Gershwins but I am always worried the cheaper versions don’t have any ankle support. Please let me know if your girls have got on well with any (We have the Crocs fleece lined wellies already)

Back soon. 

Leather bell bottoms

So the Zara leather bell bottoms arrived.  They are very long so I’ve had to tuck them under in these photos. We are all a bit under the weather too so overlook my pallor.      With a Uniqlo black silk shirt, Mango denim shirt and Zara kitten heels. I tried them with my new Boden roll neck (the mineral green colour) and liked it but the photos haven’t come out. 

I have a medium (they don’t do L at the moment) and they’re a bit tight on my tummy but leather has to be as it gives. 

They quality of the leather is good, not as buttery soft as my All Saints leather jacket or Theory leather leggings but good. They need shortening obviously and they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I love them! I will wear them with a silk shirt and my All Saints tux. Christmas parties sorted. 

I have this crepe jumpsuit too.  I’ll have to be careful with the waist but it is very easy to wear and ever so comfortable. 

Thanks for all the cape advice. I will decide over the weekend. 

Back tomorrow.