Category Archives: Outfits


A few things….

It’s a busy time chez moi.

We just spent a mega weekend without our kids in Bordeaux celebrating a mate’s 50th birthday.

I came home with a truly horrible stomach bug which saw me bedridden for an entire day and hobbling around for another and ill again as soon as I tried to eat something. Yuck.

We are moving house next week!

My eldest daughter is starting secondary school in September so we have all the Y6 leaving stuff and the introduction days at her new school.

Lots of changes. Lots to organise.

But, but. A few outfits and bits I’ve seen on my travels.

I love these ASOS shoes. I saw them one of my IG friends and for now I’ve totally forgotten who – if it’s you shout! I was going to buy Tevas instead until my mate wore them around London and they hurt her lovely feet. They aren’t leather but they’re so comfortable and having worn them in direct sunlight for an hour in the park I can say they’re not sweaty.This dress looks like it’s maybe Dolce Gabbana 2016 but is actually Monki via ASOS.Dress, sandals.

Looking for a summer hat? I tried tens of them! This is a good one. Hat, vest, shorts, sandals, bag (now £25, QUICK!!), belt, jacket.

And here in the roof top bar of our Bordeaux hotel. Cheers!

I’ll be back soon!

Grumpy Lady in Red

Today I am grumpy. It’s June and it’s raining AGAIN and it’s cold. I look like I’ve been mildly tangoed too because in lieu of any real sun I’ve been fake tanning and am at the point where it all needs scrubbing off and starting again.

I’m going to try and cheer myself up with lunch with my sister (after a meeting with the removal people, finally!)I’m wearing old white Office loafers (I’ve never been convinced by loafers, I feel a bit Sloaney but they’re so comfy on rainy days) shirt, bag – mine has sold out but I like this blue version at lot, jacket, old Zara jeans.

I wanted to show you this red dress and sandals before they sell out.Here they are on me though you must bear in mind that I’m wearing the wrong bra. Dress, sandals.

The dress is lovely, it is the kind of crinkled cotton you don’t have to iron and has pockets. I’m wearing a 14.I’ve been waiting to buy these sandals for months. I wanted the black but they sold out very quickly. These white ones came back in stock the same day they sent me a 25% off code so I pounced.

Back soon.

Blue dress

I love a floaty dress and have a significant number in my wardrobe. This blue dress is one of those Insta famous numbers everyone seems to have. I was worried it wouldn’t work on a big chest but it is fine. Zara do well with the diversity of their models but they don’t have anyone my size wearing their clothes so its always hard to tell what size to order. I’m in a L but it goes up to XXL.Dress, sandals, bag.

The bag is worth a quick mention. It’s deceptively big and fits purse, phone, small make up bag and kids colouring books, pens and the compass and binoculars we take everywhere 🙂

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Snake mules

Last year I bought some snake print mules that I loved but were uncomfortable. Perhaps partly because I sized up as I often do with mules – I like a bit of extra shoe at the back for slouch. Eventually I gave up on them and they went to a new home. I’ve missed them since – I often think “if only I had snake print mules….” (sad but true.

Fast forward to these babies.

I saw two people wearing them on Instagram; @thefashionablepan who wore them for what looked like a busy weekend with lots of walking in Madrid, and my friend who knows a thing or two about shoes.

They arrived this morning and I put them straight on.Trousers last year but pink version here, tee, jacket, belt, shoes I got my usual size this time (gawd my roots need doing!)

I have my three year old niece and sister coming to stay so am going to have a quick calm coffee before the storm!

Back soon.

Ladies who lunch (in the rain version)

My youngest sister is just back from university and yesterday I stole her for the afternoon. Lunch with just me then she got my kids from school which they loved then tea and board game fun at home. (My sister happens to be a makeup whizz so we had a bit of makeup fun too)

It’s now not just wet and grey in London but actually chilly. To say I am annoyed about this is a huge understatement. I have a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes that have had almost no wear.I was planning to wear this green dress and Stan Smiths (too wet for any other footwear) but I couldn’t find a jacket warm enough that went with the dress so I had to get changed. So goddamn dull.Old Zara jeans, blouse and headband are H&M but sold out, mac (lovely but in no way waterproof)

Today I am wearing a shirt I bought a while ago but haven’t worn yet.Old Zara jeans, shirt here. There’s a blue dress version too that I’m rather taken with.

Back tomorrow.