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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!

Back soon!

Mama’s got (another) brand new bag

My girls bought me this bag for Mother’s Day and I love it.It’s roomy enough for a weekend away, light enough for the beach and lovely enough for general mum bag outings (I don’t know about you, but the moment we are set to leave the house my children appear with handfuls of stuff they must take out with them but want me to carry)

The original Gweneth tote is a very popular bag and for good reason. I have the black and it’s the most useful bag for travelling. It folds up small, it is light and very spacious. Indeed right now it’s in Nairobi with my sister!

Back tomorrow with two Zara dresses, I must have every dress in their store at the moment!

Colombo wants his mac back

It’s quite nice weather in London but there’s still a chill in the air. I am over Winter and over my winter clothes (it doesn’t help that I have a foul cold) I wore my red Stories rollneck last week and that’s it for me – the big woolies are not coming out again.

I need a few outfits that are warm enough for breezy but sunny early Spring days and don’t involve too many wintery vibes. Shirts, cropped jeans, trainers – yep. And my new mac!

Yes, I caved and bought the jacket. You knew I would, right?Here’s how I might be wearing it, as soon as I am well enough to go out!Zara jeans, black and snakeprint mules, Hush jumper (here in pink in the sale), Gucci belt, Zara mac, old Prada glasses to hide my not feeling well eyes.

Boiler suit, pointed mules, mac, random last year’s red sunnies to cover my ill eyes. I’ve not worn this boiler suit as much as I’d hoped mainly because I can’t find a coat to wear over it. Mac it is.

When I’m better I will try it with some of my midi dresses too. Like the boiler suit, I often struggle with what jacket will go with mid length dresses and I’m hoping this is it.

I wanted to mention three other things from Zara.

First this blouse. I am wearing a size L which is the biggest size it comes in. I have to wear a minimiser bra with it. It is a rich terracotta colour which will only look better with a tan.

These jeans I love. They are skinny flares with destroyed hems. They are true to size waist wise but they are very long. I’m 5.6 and a half and you can see how long they are on me below.I am going to make them perfect for me with some scissors.

Then these gold sandals. I didn’t mention them in yesterday’s sandal blog because I wanted to see what the quality was like first. They’re leather and tie up well. The heel is perfect for the kind of occasions I want them for. Strappy shoe box ticked.

Back soon with a rather interesting dress.

Sandals

It might seem a bit early to be thinking of hot weather footwear but the sun is shining in London and if you don’t get in early, the best sandals are long sold out when the weather for them finally arrives. I am also feeling grotty with a horrid cold so am only sharing photos of my feet today.

First up a bargain leather pair from Topshop.These come in lots of colour ways – I have the orange and am considering the gold. I really like this kind of go with anything sandal.

These are also from Topshop.  My sister spotted them when we were out shopping last week – black and gold, my favourite!They’re quite substantial and have a utilitarian feel.  They look like the kind of sandal you could happily wear for a day of walking – a failing of many of the thinner soled sandals I tend to love.

I normally wear reasonably cheap shoes in summer – most of my sandals are about the £15-30 mark. A few years ago I bought my first pair of Ancient Greek sandals and I got the black studded Niki last year as a present from my kids (here on me last summer with the Stories dress I can’t wait to wear again!)img_5628.jpgThere is definitely a difference in quality with these more expensive sandals. The leather is soft but not loose and the anti slip heels really do work.

Net a Porter have 15% off at the moment with code NETAPORTER15 if you’re tempted. I am hoping that these might fall in to my lap on Mother’s Day (sadly not from NAP but use FREEDEL for free delivery at Matches) These are a good less expensive alternative?

I saw these Figue sandals on Laura Fantacci a year or two ago and really wanted some but missed out.Then last year I picked up some tributes in a Next Outlet store for a tenner and wore them a lot.  The only problem – and I expect why they were in the Outlet store – was the dye – greeny-black stained feet isn’t a great look! img_0448-1.jpgImagine my delight then when I saw these from Zara.Here they are on my pasty feet. They’re true to size / slightly large – I had considered sizing up so I didn’t get heel overhang but I didn’t need to. They’re quite a loose fit, more a summer mooching sandal than a city walking affair. I find I have to get my feet muscles used to these kind of sandals over a few weeks then they’re comfy as anything.

I wore the white strappy sandals I got from Topshop loads last summer. I loved them with jeans and dresses and danced the night away in them at my dad’s wedding party. I wish I’d bought two pairs because mine are looking a bit battered. Luckily strappy sandals are everywhere this season. img_0115-1.jpgThese look similar though the heel is a bit meh for me.

These are a more delicate pair with a slightly higher heel.

These aren’t so strappy and I know three people who have bought these and love them.

These are totally flat and look great!Moving on from white, I loved these when I saw them on line.Here I am in them. What do you think?

C’mon summer.

A Spring bag

Straw bag. Straw bag here with shell earrings (I can’t find them on line but similar here) and a pretty red scrunchy I fancied that is from H&M too. Of course I can’t find the hair ribbon on line but I did spot this in Accessorize which looks pretty special. The bag comes in black too which I meant to pick up and forgot. I’ve spotted this one now which I might get instead. C’mon sunshine!

Back tomorrow.