Last week was a bit of a write off, I had both my kids home for most of the week and then felt ill myself. Let’s hope this week is better.
I did manage to get out to a classical music concert with my dad last Tuesday and wore the red Cos pixel dress he bought me a few years ago. What an unflattering photo but here with Falke opaques and H&M heels.
I mentioned the Zara order I’d place in my last post. Apart from the boots, it all went back. The white top was huge! I had ordered an XL (when Zara do an XL is generally a sign of small sizing) but it was too short anyway.The red stripe top I liked but it creased just putting it over my head so back it went. Less I say about this top the better. Just no no. (Though I did see Trinny wearing it beautifully later in the week)The navy dress with fluted sleeves was much better. I liked it quite a lot but as my sister pointed out, it’s very figure hugging and when would I wear it? Back it went. I had ordered this & Other Stories jumper too. I got a M and perhaps a L would’ve been better but no, the style just isn’t me. The Zara boots however, they stay. I’ve not worn them out yet but will take some decent snaps when I do. I really like the sock fit and the small kitten heel makes them really wearable.
Friday I whizzed to the shops to return my Zara haul and to nab the H&M zebra blouse I wanted. I’d ordered it on line a few weeks ago but I didn’t realise how big the sizing was! I’d ordered a 14 which was huge. This is me in a 12, in the end I got a 10. I was wearing my old Zara zebra print loafers, one of the comfiest pairs of shoes I own! I’m in love with my J Crew jacket too and can’t wait for the cold to go for good so I can wear it everyday. I changed into the squeaky shoes in the evening to go for an early dinner in our local pub and really enjoyed wearing them. Here with H&M jeans (out of stock on line, loads in London stores and I have and love these too), Boden cashmere crew neck (size up at least once, I have a 16), J Crew leather jacket. I’ve no idea why but thankfully the shoes stopped squeaking all of a sudden.
My obsessions for this week are loafers and gold mules. I wore my Topshop leopard print loafers on Saturday when it was a lot warmer and I can’t wait to get back in them full time. Jack Wills shirt (similar here, here and here), old Hush jacket, Topshop bag (sold out), Topshop loafers from last year (in their sale here!), old Zara jeans, H&M belt.
I am trying to decide between these 4 pairs of loafers for Spring. Red Kendalls Pink KartersBlack KarpentersOffice Delight loafers (these look interesting if you’re into bows)
And these sublime heels. Gold Juicy mules
If only they were less £ and I could get them all! Not that it’s going to be loafer or mules weather for a while again apparently.
Finally I wanted to mention my new bargain white and gold Stan Smiths. I hadn’t planned to buy any more trainers until the weather starts picking up but these were a great price so I bought them.