Category Archives: Marc by Marc Jacobs

More shades of black and white

Unlike Eve, I’ve had few sale successes this season (a few disasters actually, more on that later…). However, I thought I’d share a few of my recent purchases.

I LOVE this top. It’s also available in a couple of sizes on the Part Two website. It’s really easy to wear and the ombre effect is beautiful. Here’s a quick snap of  me trying it on.

Part Two top

This scarf is also a keeper, good drape, fab print.

Whistles scarf

Not a sale purchase, but a good buy, I’ve used this bag loads already. Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

I’ve got my eye on a few other bits but holding out for final reductions.


Bright day, bright shorts

Hooray the sun came out and so did my legs! (not so much cheering for the legs though!)

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photo 2 19.6.13I think as Eve has observed before, neon shades don’t really photograph very well, but these shorts are bright!

Shorts from Asos (sold out now I think but still available in a black/white stripe here) I’ve also just seen these candy stripe ones in what I think is a similar shape although mine are flat fronted rather than fly fronted. I think flat fronted can look neater and more flattering but they need to sit just right to work.

T shirt from Boden – I am quite impressed with this and I have a very low hit-rate with Boden, very lightweight but not transparent. If I was being really picky I would have liked the neckline  to be more of a true crew, ie. smaller and higher but that is really nit-picking

Sandals are Hania from ALDO and I LOVE them. For some reason, superflat sandals are killing my feet this year – not sure if it’s running related – but the tiny heel on these makes all the difference. Essentially flats but so much more comfortable.

Bracelets by Marc by Marc Jacobs from My Wardrobe – the site isn’t loading for me right now so I can’t link but last time i looked they still had various styles in the sale. On my right wrist I’ve got the rubber interlocking ones, the flash of neon pink you can see on my left is the leather with gold buckle type.


Must try harder

I haven’t blogged much recently because the clothes I have been wearing have been very bland. My trusted favourites haven’t been feeling right and even when I have made an effort to wear something a bit different the result hasn’t looked how I had hoped.

Today we were out adventuring all day and I needed to be able to jump, chase, breastfeed and crawl around the floor (oh, the glamour!) I choose a top from Uniqlo the year before last that I have a love-hate relationship with. It is a very forgiving shape and the dark grey colour and weight of the material are perfect, but it is mainly polyester and it makes me sweat and ends up driving me crazy every time I wear it (hence my ruddy face in the toilet snap)

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Nudie jeans from a generous friend moons ago, grey Uniqlo long A-line tshirt, Next biker jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs dragon scale scarf, Zara black & white leopard hi tops, Zatchels neon bag

Tomorrow I will try harder. Hopefully the sun, or at least a bit of warmth, might give me a helping hand.

Paint the town grey

I don’t need more jeans but I am trying to stop wearing my ripped jeans every day and these grabbed me the moment I saw them.
They’re described as “always skinny” but I think they’re more of a straight almost boyfriend fit.
20130508-094517.jpgThe paint splatter is lovely. I’m looking forward to wearing them with some of my smarter tops to make them feel less prim and more me.

Today I am wearing them with a grey Gap tshirt (I wear these basic ones which are a very good fit on larger chests), H&M neon knit, Gap grey leather scrunched ballet flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of my whole outfit as La Bambina photo bombed the only one I took and I don’t want to share her beautiful face with the world.
You can see the actual colours better in my own photo – the trim is a bright pale blue.
Have a good Wednesday.

Mind the Gap

Quick coffee with friend yesterday followed by a little peruse of all the new stuff in Gap. And its nice, some really lovely stuff.

I was particularly taken with the following things and have added them to my virtual basket in anticipation of a 30% off code soon.

The twill mini skirt is a nice shape, particularly if you’re an apple.  I tried it with a shirt half untucked and my hasbeens and it wasn’t too short on me but of course I am not exactly tall.  The sizing is huge though.








I love these neon shorts and again they looked really good with the white linen shirt they’ve just got in,









I also love this dress in the navy









And so nice to see lots of above the knee dresses in and not just a sea of maxis.

Now obviously I haven’t given up on the great white top hunt.  And these are my latest contenders









Now this is the most expensive so will wait for the sales but it is exactly what I’m looking for.  But how similar is this mango one









And at £29.99 its definitely going to be worth a try.   And also saw this one in Zara and what a shock its cotton, a fabric I thought was forbidden in there







Now to wear with my yet to be purchased white top, well, I have a yen for some ripped or faded jeans. Basically as Nat and I have been discussing, we just want to look like Eve.

So I love the look of these J Brand ones








But I don’t want to spend more than £30.  I feel a trip to Zara next week coming on.

So as to what I’ve been wearing over the past few days,









Jeans, top and jacket all River Island.  The necklace is Marks & Spencer, my new favourite shop for jewellery.








OK what on earth is going on with my hand here?  But was trying to get a photograph of another M&S necklace, worn with Boden Breton and Rag& Bone jersey jacket which is very cosy.









Etoile Marant blouse, J Brand rail jeans and Marc by Marc Jacobs wrap bracelet which you can see more clearly here









The diamante bracelet is my daughters and was a party favour, just hope she doesn’t realise I’ve ‘borrowed’ it.