Category Archives: London Rebel

The Transformer

Well, here’s hoping anyway!!! I bought this lovely denim shirt from H&M last week for a thrifty £15. At first it seemed a bit early ’90’s, but then the other Worn Out ladies were so encouraging about its versatility that I am thinking it will be The Transformer. You know, one of those items that goes with many things and transforms your wardrobe by adding a new look to existing items.

Today I have worn it just like I used to. Old School style, literally, as I had a Levi’s denim shirt I used to wear to school with leggings. The leggings are American Apparel and the silver leather ballets are London Rebel from ASOS. A wonder purchase at only £22.

Anyway, I plan to bring out denim shirt to make my TopShop pleather leggings more wearable for daytime, wear it with a black miniskirt, tights and ankle boots, and also with my white Baxter skinnies. How’s that for transforming?!


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How shocking

Our eldest is lion obsessed. And I mean obsessed. As we don’t live in Clacton, Essex, the best place for us to go on a lion hunt in London (aside from the London Zoo, which I highly recommend) seemed to be Trafalgar Square! Unfortunately the lions are currently surrounded by temporary barriers from the Olympics, but you can still get a look at them.

The main place we were hunting lions, and other wild animals, was the National Gallery. The nice man at the information desk did some searches and told me the room numbers where paintings containing images of lions, tigers, rhinos and horses were.  In case it helps, the animals are in rooms 45 (tiger), 34 (horse, deer and cows), 39 (rhino, but also lots of fruit), 14 (donkey), 29 (leopard), 54 (lion)and 57 (two lions!).  There are, of course, other animals in paintings, but these were the ones that stood out.

My biggest darling loved it, and the pink cupcake she had in the cafe afterwards, and, so, I mention it in case it appeals to you. And if you know something similarly fun to do with very small children in central London, please do let me know!

For our lion hunt I wore a shocking pink Oasis shirt, black skinny Mango cords and silver leather London Rebel ballets. With a bright Loreal pink lipstick, which is a bit different for me, but a shock of pink does one good from time to time, I think!

The lighting doesn’t really show the black cords, so I have included another picture, as they have a lovely sheen.

And since I am talking shocking pink, look at my beautiful new shocking pink heels – they are so fabulous, I can’t wait to wear them!  They are the Callahan style from Jones the Bootmaker, reduced to £39.


MNG by Mango® Skinny Cords Black

Jones the Bootmaker Callahan Red (actually its raspberry)

Flowers for my sweetheart

As mentioned yesterday, today was my eldest’s birthday party. So I wore a floral top to please my flower loving sweetheart. It was either that or some animal print and I have been giving the leopard print a good shake lately. Time to embrace the sunshine and look a little summery!

I am utterly wrecked from the party. Which means our little love and her little friends had a great time. And our friends are probably cursing us as we sent the children home full of sugar and carrying a monster sized animal shaped helium balloon. So I go to bed tired, but happy. And I will try and get the Dorito smears placed by chubby little hands off my jeans tomorrow.

Floral Zara top, lavender New Look skinnies. And I wore gold leather London Rebel ballets (not pictured.  And about to be returned as the gold paint is coming off – nooo!)