Category Archives: Topshop

Monochrome @ work

Note to self: must dust mirror EVERYday!

The top is beautifully cut and very flaterring. The trousers are a recent purchase, 96% cotton and £59.


TopTopshop (I’m wearing a size 4, still instore), trousers – COS (current season), shoes – Comptoir des Cotonniers, bracelet – Whistles, bag – Mandarina Duck (from the days before the term ‘pop of colour’ was invented).



Bear necessities

The humble duffle coat. A timeless classic, I adore them and have several.

If you’re petite and happen to be passing Topshop do check this out in the sale racks. It’s now only £30, sold out online but still instore. The wool mix fabric is the type that doesn’t look like it’ll bobble and the colour is a beautiful deep green. Neat and minimal, I reckon I’ll be wearing it for years. Even the buttons are cool and it has a hood.

With temperatures here struggling to get up to double figures, this feels perfect just now – incredibly warm but without the bulk of my puffa jacket. Duffle

CoatTopshop (I’m wearing a petite size 4), trousers – Cos, bootsCeltic & Co, jumper – Comptoir des Cotonniers

Topshop duffle


Night Jasmine

An all too rare child-free night out and only 15 minutes to get ready.

I could have done with borrowing some of Belinda’s jewels (not to mention doing something with my hair), but my inner minimalist was actually quite happy with this outfit. The photos were taken on my return, hence the rather crumpled look.


CoatCos, Shirt dress – Cos (current season), LeggingsTopshop, Shoes – Marni platform sandals, Clutch – Nicole Farhi, NecklaceStella & Dot

I enjoyed wearing my new coat soooo much. I usually dislike clashing hemlines but the coat and dress felt good together. Perhaps it was the lightness of the silk skirt against the wool? I love the print on the dress.

The Topshop pleathers are really very good indeed. I bought a regular size 6. The length isn’t bad but I wish I’d got the petite version to iron out some of the creases at the knees. I’ve ordered a petite pair in a size 4 to try (the only petite size left) – highly optimistic of me, it’s unlikely I’ll  be able to get them past my ankles!

And the shoes. How I adore these shoes. The heels are 5 inches high with a 1 inch platform. I bought them in the NAP sale a couple of years ago and they’re very very comfortable. I should wear them more often.

The COS treggings I bought recently have had to go back. They started to bobble after just a few wears –  not good for £79. COS customer service, however, was excellent with a no hassle return.




Stars and stripes

A few of the other WornOut ladies have this Zara blazer too. It’s two years old and still very much loved. Blazers usually make me feel too corporate, too polished, not really me. But the beautiful star print makes this feel fun and casual.

Wearing all old stuff today.


All copy


Jeans – Topshop, Top – Jaeger, Blazer – Zara, Necklace – Urban Outfitters, Boots – H&M (so comfortable I can run in them, as proven on the school run this morning), Earrings – Stella & Dot.


Another grey sweatshirt…

for another grey and dismal day.



Taking a decent photo of a grey sweatshirt isn’t easy; it doesn’t look all that great on the model either. But, it’s one of those essentials that I’ll end up wearing everyday week. Good quality and very comfortable, my only wish is for the same but with a boat neck. So, the hunt for that perfect sweatshirt isn’t over yet …


Cos top

Sweatshirt – Cos, Shirt – H&M (old), Jeans – Topshop Baxters, Scribbles on hand – remains of Eid henna