What a few weeks! This is one of the reasons I hate winter – it’s been almost a month since we’ve all been well in my house and I’m so tired of it. It has felt a bit funny to be thinking about sparkly, fancy clothes while sitting in my pyjamas and cleaning up after sick kids!
Anyway, on to clothes.
I’ve been looking for a black lace dress for years. I have lost count of how many I’ve tried. Perhaps part of the issue is that one of my sisters has one from Reiss. When we were on our annual sisters’ weekend away last year, she put it on and my jaw dropped. She looked simply stunning. Every time I’ve tried one since, I’ve thought of her in hers and none have made me look like that.
On Thursday, after a week at home licking my wounds (or sore gums) I went for a stroll. We were going to a wedding on Friday night and I couldn’t find anything appropriate to wear in my wardrobe (happens often when I’m under the weather) I popped in to Joy to buy a wedding card and a black lace dress with a high neck and beautiful back detail caught my eye. So here I am in it, wedding ready. Louche at Joy black lace dress, Falke tights, Zara heels. I have the dress in a 14 as I couldn’t get the 12 done up.
I bought this blouse in Joy too. It’s polyester but I can overlook that for a once in a while party top. I’ve tried it with jeans and heels and am really pleased with it.
Saturday I escaped the house and took my eldest on our annual trip to Liberty to buy a Christmas bauble. It was really busy but we had the best day (and managed to find a few Zara treats for ourselves)Old Topshop coat, Office Lucky Charm boots, & Other Stories green merino roll neck dress (size down!), old Mint Velvet pleather leggings, old See by Chloe bag, ASOS hoops. Looking unusually prim for Sunday dinner with the inlaws. Uniqlo merino crew neck, Zara skirt, Falke tights, old Zara bow kitten heels. I have a large in the skirt and an XL in the Uniqlo top.
I have a few other bits to share. I adore these gold mules from M&S I have a 7 so they seem pretty true to size.
Please bear in mind that I took this photo two days after having my teeth removed….Zara gold shirt, H&M velvet trousers. I shall be keeping both but not wearing them together.
I got this lovely black lace blouse from Zara too. It’s quite cropped so I got these high waisted trousers to go under it.
I have a few bits arriving today, mainly Christmas presents with my traditional one for you one for me approach 😉
I’m off to down some more echinacea and snuggle up with my little one.