Spring Things

Quite a random selection of things that have caught my eye this week.

I really like this green dress. The shape looks flattering and the colour is gorgeous. Just add sandals and a denim jacket and done.

These shoes look very pretty. They also look quite impractical. I don’t have anywhere to go where I need shoes I can’t walk in or they’d be mine.They come in black too.

Last Spring me and my sister took my kids out for the day on a little boat trips a canal. A woman got on looking jaw droppingly cool in jeans, a plain tshirt, aviators and a vintage patterned bomber jacket. I’ve been looking for one since and think this might be it. It currently has 30% off. Bomber jacket.

My love for sunglasses is well documented. I like to get a few High Street pairs every season and one new designer pair. This summer it’s is these.

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Spring bag II

I don’t have many every day bags that aren’t black. I find black starts to feel a bit too serious when the sun comes out. I have been looking for a new one for a while, one less harsh than black against more summery colours. Tan I thought, or perhaps leopard print. I’ve not seen any animal print bags that meet my requirements- cross body, roomy enough for purse, keys, sunglasses and a lippy with gold hardware. I did see a tan Ralph Lauren one I really liked but I changed my mind at the last minute.

I’m glad I held out.

This is Marc by Marc Jacobs and far more me. So white I can’t photo it!

It is big enough for my purse, phone, essential make up, sunglasses and a few other bits thrown in by my kids. It has a gold toned zip closure, a gold zipped compartment at the front and a small flap pocket. The best thing is the strap which can be long, short or both.

I’m very pleased with it.

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Boring?

It may be getting boring but I have another Zara dress to share. And this one is a total winner.It’s a cotton / linen mix and comes in S or M. I have the medium. It has a V neck and an asymmetric hem with a quite discrete contrast trim.

Here I am in it with sandals and a straw bag.

It’s so sunny in London that I was tempted to wear it with trainers out for the day but no, I’ll wait another few weeks until I’m sure Spring is here. I am off for an afternoon of bowling and burgers with my girls and teenage sisters who are back from university for Easter. Happy times.

I’ll be back soon with something other than a Zara dress, promise.

Three dresses

I said I’d share two dresses, actually it’s three. They are all from Zara.

Starting with my favourite. This dress is black with a really lovely leaf print. It has a loose drawstring waist and almost kaftan short sleeves. It also has pockets. I just wish the material was slightly more substantial because I like it so much I want it to last. I may have to buy a back up.

Here it is on me. The photo isn’t great. I was juggling things, I have a coat falling out of my arms and there’s a minicab waiting for me just out of shot. I’m wearing Stans and carrying a very old bag.

A few weeks ago I got a parcel from Zara and signed for it. Then I undid it and realised loads of it was missing. It took weeks to sort out but thankfully Zara refunded me. But by then this dress had sold out. As soon as it came back into stock, I nabbed it. Here on me. Zebra print dress, Nikes. It’s slightly large to size – I have a large not the XL I often wear from Zara. It is cotton and also has pockets.

This dress I tried on in store when I went shopping with my sister a few weeks ago. I really liked it but I have an issue with white. It makes me spill my food and worry about an untimely period. Then I saw a woman wearing it with a denim jacket and red lipstick and and wanted it too. It makes me feel happy.Spotty dress, Nikes.

Finally me today in a new skirt. Hush jumpers, Nikes, leopard skirt. The waist is elasticated and it’s a maxi length on me – I’m 5″6 and a half 😉

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Outfits

I’ll be back tomorrow with the dresses I mentioned in my last post but for today I have a few random outfits to share.

It’s been a busy month or two organising and celebrating the birthdays of the two men in my life. We hosted a celebration for my dad’s 70th yesterday and today I’m feeling slightly jaded. We are going for a walk to wake me up a bit.I’m in Zara jeans, Hush jumper, Gucci belt, Miss Selfridge coat (see below for alternative), Nikes, leopard print bag.

Yesterday for my dad’s party I wore my favourite leopard print dress from ASOS last year and new shoes from H&M. The shoes come in nude too. I’ve kept them both!On Friday for a day of running around I wore a new yellow blouse and my new kicks. Blouse, jeans (mine have sold out but these are very similar), Gucci belt, Nikes.

Wednesday for my dad’s birthday meal I wore my new Stories dress, my old Stories coat that I save for best and my new Nikes!

Finally Tuesday for a day of pre birthday running around. H&M culottes, Reeboks, Choose Love tshirt, leopard print coat (sold out but similar here and here). The trainers are the comfiest ever and are half price here!

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