Yesterday I did one of those things that happen so rarely when you’re the full time carer of kids; I went out spontaneously.
My partner called to say he’d bumped into an old friend of ours, my dad was over to play with La Bambina, Little Legs was at an after school class. I seized the opportunity and half hour later was sipping a soda and lime with my partner and friend. I only stayed an hour but it was lovely.
In a way my outfit was inspired by Rachel WornOut. She linked to a gorgeous Topshop dress that I immediately tried to purchase but was sold out in all of the 3 sizes I can wear.
I was half tempted to go to the real shops to try and find it but the sun won out. Then I suddenly remembered a similar, well kind of similar, dress I bought many moons ago.
Very old Louche dress, Sam Edelman Warner sandals.
I love these Sam Edelman Warner sandals. They’re pretty high and I had a wobble in them when I first wore them, but the platform makes them comfortable and they’re flattering on the foot, even more so with a tan. Having said that my tootsies look a bit like trotters in the photo but I think
hope that was the photo angle.
I am going to sit in the sun for a while and try to forget the trauma of being woken up every 50 minutes all night again.
So a few things have arrived.
Topshop Hipstar sandals
These Topshop Hipstars are my first foray into white shoe territory (I have always been very sceptical) but I love them and the quality is really good. I like more of a covered sandal for summer in London and expect to wear them a lot with pyjama style trousers and jeans.
More comfy Topshop footwear that has thrown me into a dilemma!
Topshop Techno Neon print runners
Topshop Trace Snake runners
I am a big trainer fan and am so pleased that they’re now “in fashion”. I want all 3 pairs of these runners that I ordered and am sorely tempted to keep them. The Trace and Traes are mainly mesh which I didn’t realise from the Topshop website. It will certainly make them nice and cool for summer. The colours on the Technos are fantastic too. I am definitely keeping the black and snake ones but want the neon ones too, and the orange and cobalt. Decisions, decisions…. Definitely enough to keep me trainer happy until my birthday and if I am very, very lucky I get some Golden Goose.
Golden Goose. Swoon!
I also ordered these Pentathlon runners and these Truffle beauties that Rachel WornOut has too but they go back – the leopard ones are too small oddly and the Pentathlons are too dark and heavy for spring (for me)
On to summer heels.
I really wanted these Sam Edelman Warner sandals last year and had them on my my-wardrobe wish list for ages. In the end I decided a newborn ruled out much heel wearing and my Swedish Hasbeens would suffice if I felt the need for some extra height. Then I saw someone wearing them on holiday and my obsession began again.
Sam Edelman Warners
I thought these Topshop Lanies looked reasonably similar and were worth a shot. They’re nice shoes but not what I wanted so back they go. Luckily I have since found the Warners in my size in a sale and they are on their way for the same price as the Lanies. Result!
I almost missed the boat with these M&S Autograph Snakeskin Almond Toe Flats that Tracey WornOut drew my attention to. I ordered them and waited excitedly for them to arrive but alas they’re too hard and formal for me. They are a great price if you’re after a structured flat (might be worth noting that the sizing seemed on the larger side though)
Marks & Spencer Autograph shoes
These heels are faux snakeskin leather with a clear perspex heel and also from M&S. They are divine. I love them! (Thanks again to Tracey)
I am hoping all this snakeskin will satisfy me enough to stop lusting over the beautiful Lama Peach Jensons.
Lama Peach Jenson boots
Final item of the day is this Topshop neon skirt that I’ve had my eye on since it hit the stores. I ordered it before I went away but it didn’t arrive in time. I don’t wear short skirts much anymore (bending down with kids all the time doesn’t make them practical) but I’m making an exception for this.
Topshop Fluro orange Lace Pelmet skirt
I am waiting for a Kurt Geiger sale order and that will be me done for a while. I shall report back on these when they arrive.
Sam Edelman Alvins
Kurt Geiger Moves in silver
What do you think?
A warm and bright Sunday in London finally!
We went on the “Park in Progress” tour of the Olympic Park earlier; a very brief coach tour followed by a trip up the Arcelor Mittal Orbit tower.
Arcelor Mittal Orbit
Glorious weather meant we had a great view across London and vantage point to look at the work that has been going on to transform the space from Olympic venue to park. (The north section of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open in July 2013 and the south section will open in spring 2014)
I wonder if this line would work on my kids?
I wore Mint Velvet leather jacket, black Gap tee, Sam Edelman Frankies, Whistles cream and green star scarf and green draped Zara trousers.
Zara green draped trousers
These trousers are strange. I have reasonably slim calves but they were so tight around the ankles I had to have 3 inch slits cut into them and they are still mighty tight. I have them in the blue too so expect to see them frequently if Spring sticks around.
The leather jacket I have had for a few years. It started to look grubby last year so I had it professionally cleaned which sadly faded it a shade or two. I have ordered this New Look leather that Belinda WornOut put me on to and if it’s a good replacement I am going to dye this Mint Velvet one grey. We shall see.
I am waiting for a few pairs of shoes and trainers to be delivered too and will report back when I have chosen which ones will be gracing my tootsies for Spring.
Right, off to the local park for some more fun in the sun. Happy Sunday!