Category Archives: Outfits


Green dresses

I love green in all it’s shades and variations. It is my favourite colour to wear. I was having a little try on the other day to get me out of my jeans and a jumper rut and thought I’d share these two green dresses.

I bought this first dress from Zara when it was still sandal weather but after removing the tags I realised it was too short (I’m 5″6) I have no truck with the idea of age being a barrier to wearing things. I’m 42 and will wear whatever I want whenever I want but I couldn’t bend down in this dress. Add tights and boots though and it’s much easier to pull off.

Zara dress, Falke tights, old Topshop boots, green teddy coat, Mama necklace.

This next dress would be perfect if it was a roll not turtle neck (I love roll necks, dislike turtle necks)Old Stories dress (similar here), Zara coat, Falke tights, old Topshop boots, Mama necklace.

Have a good Sunday.

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Silky skirts

I’ve been interested to see if the slip skirt and big jumper trend would work on someone bigger than the usual models.Zara skirt (another one to stalk, it comes in and out of stock), Stories roll neck, Zara boots, Falke tights (also with a very old Uniqlo silk shirt)

Not silky but a similar slip style skirt in snakeprint.

Zara skirt, Stories roll neck, old Topshop boots.

A note on the roll neck which I’ve mentioned before. I have it in the black, brown and last year’s orange. It’s warm but the kind of shape that you can easily fit a shirt underneath – it’s just the kind of roll neck you need for the chunky jumper / silky skirt trend.

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Teddy bear

I have fancied a teddy coat for a few years. I really wanted one I saw in Urban Outfitters last winter but one of my teenage sister already had it. She didn’t mind me getting it too but I wasn’t keen on standing next to the beauty that she is (and twenty years younger than me!) in matching coats.

Fast forward to this year and they’re everywhere.

I tried this one from H&M, mainly because I was ordering some stuff for the kids and had heard it was good. The longer one I ordered keeps selling out but they have a shorter one here and check back if you really want it as they seem to restock a lot. I really liked how it looked on line but the colour is a bit paler in real life and less luxe with it. H&M teddy coat This was an “it’s arrived, try it on” rather than in anyway styled to show an audience as you can tell. For reference, the Ivy Park hoodie I’m wearing under it is pretty oversized. Here with an old Uniqlo merino jumper, this is a large and you can see that it’s a big old coat but I think a M would’ve been tight across the shoulders. I decided it was just too bulky and that the quality would annoy me so back it went.

One of my regular search terms is just “green” How pleased I was when a “green” Zara search showed me this! It’s perhaps more faux shearling than teddy but I like that.Zara green faux shearling coat

Zara coat, Stories cashmere jumper (old but this year’s version is here), Zara jeans, old Office boots, Zara neck scarf, very old Linea bag.

I like it so much I am wearing it straight away – always a good sign!

Back tomorrow with some silky skirts.

Starting winter as I mean to go on

By wearing my clothes and not saving things for best. I have a bad habit of only really wearing my nice stuff at the weekend and spending the week in gym gear (on days I’m exercising) or jeans and a sweatshirt if not. I’ve started making a real effort to put a bit of makeup on every day and to wear my nice clothes. Otherwise what’s the point of having them?!

Having said that, winter started two weeks ago and I’ve done the school run in joggers and Uggs three times already. Hey ho.

The clothes I wore for the first ice skate of the year were all old apart from my Sorel boots and all among my favourites. Old Topshop coat, H&M cashmere scarf, Zara shirt, old Zara jeans, Sorel boots, old Topshop sunnies.

Look, no hands 😉

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Toasty toes & witch boots

My children have a habit of giving my footwear names. We have the Clown Shoes (Nike Air Max), Plastic Buckets (leather Uggs) and now the Age Concern boots. Seriously, these boots are divine to sink your feet into. I had hoped they’d look a bit more, I don’t know, maybe hiking boot like. BUT. The comfort factor won me over.

Zara jeans, Sorel boots, & Other Stories jumper, old cashmere Cos scarf, old Topshop coat, Chloe Mini Marcie bag, old Topshop sunnies.

Having not worn skinnies for a few years I am dabbling again. Interesting to note how big my calves have grown through exercise. These Zara jeans are great but definitely for slimmer legs, they pulled a bit on me when I was climbed a tree in the park (with my kids I should add)

Thank you to everyone who commented on my IG post about warm boots and made recommendations – they were all very much appreciated.

These boots are at the other end of the spectrum.

These will be known as the Pointed Witch Boots. Here with Zara jeans (they’re high waisted which I don’t like so mine are held together with a hairband!), Zara boots, Stories jumper.

The heel is 7cm so perfectly wearable. There is a zip up the side so you can keep them laced. I really like them.

Here with a dress which has gone back as it made me feel highly flammable! I tried this earlier this week too and returned it – it was very short even for this mini lover.

Red dress, boots.

Enjoy bonfire night.

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