Category Archives: Stella and Dot

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Pre-sale madness

Is there any better email to receive than one entitled ‘your exclusive sale preview’?  Come on, is there?

I know its a marketing trick but oh, how it works on this shallow creature.  And so how disappointed was I when after spending what felt like hours going through the My-Wardrobe site, I couldn’t find one single thing that I was even tempted by.

I then heard a rumour that the Matches pre-sale had started but where was my code?  Finally after much checking of my emails I received one.   Now I think Matches is possibly my favourite retail site.  Their styling is amazing but obviously their prices aren’t cheap, so a discount code makes a big difference.

So what was I tempted by?  Well as you know, I love Isabel Marant Etoile and I love quilted jackets.  Despite the fact that the patterned zara one was ebayed a while back (for what I paid for it  – yeay), I still have a yen for one.

So I ordered this one

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And here I am in it.  Wearing with navy vest from River Island, Stella & Dot necklace and Hudson jeans from last year which are a tad low rise really but I love the colour.

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Thank goodness I’m not on the Netaporter pre-sale list as that jacket has used up all my sales budget.

So what have I been wearing for this mixed weather half-term.  Well its ranged from spring coats to dresses, sometimes in the same day.

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So variations on a theme with navy Whistles coat to the left and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel trench on the right.  River Island skinnies in both and navy pistols – oh yes, I dyed the beige ones navy.

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That Zara jacket again on the left – lordy, I’m getting my money’s worth out of it.  Red bag as before, Topshop nano sandals which are incredibly comfortable, way more so than my Hasbeens.

And on the right, Johnnie B broderie top, Zara jacket and Stella & Dot necklace.  Slightly concerned I look pregnant in this one, because I am most definitely not.  However the constant eating of cakes my also account for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cougartown

As you’ve probably realised my television tastes can be terribly low-brow.  But something has to get me through the ironing and my current favourite programme is Cougartown.  Now the plot is pretty dreadful but oh, Courtney Cox’s wardrobe is fabulous.

I haven’t done too much research but it looks to me like a lot of Splendid/DVF/Tory Burch which is just my cup of tea.  But it was her jewellery which really got me googling.

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Now you’re probably all aware of Jennifer Meyer but I’d never heard of her or her jewellery.  But that has now changed and I love her range which is stocked on Netaporter.

This turtle pendant is so sweet but I think sells for over £1,500 so not umm cheap.

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This leaf pendant seems to have been worn by half of Hollywood and no wonder, it is so pretty but you know laden with diamonds in case anyone forgets you’re loaded.

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And I love how these pendants are worn layered with the long necklace below

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So as I’m sadly not BFF with Jen or Courtney I aimed to recreate the look with my Alex Monroe baby bee and a Stella and Dot necklace.

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Not that you can really see as the lighting in the Zara changing room wasn’t that great, but you get the drift.   With said necklaces, I’m wearing M&S leopard heels, J Brand skinnies, a J Crew camisole, J Crew navy Tippi jumper and last year’s Zara coat.   And yes I froze.  I seriously nearly put my Barbour on when I got home but resisted.

Anyway, I was in Bristol to get eyebrows threaded (hope Jasmine doesn’t read that I’m still paying silly Harvey Nichols prices for this).  And so had a very quick whizz round Zara which was very disappointing.  I tried on more ripped jeans.  I still don’t suit them.

I then had a look round the small selection of women’s clothes in Harvey Nichols.  I tried on some more ripped jeans.  I still didn’t suit them.  Not even at £200 a pair.  Thank God!

But I did make one purchase of some sandals in Mango.  I first saw these on StyleGuile’s blog but they were out of stock online, however, there were quite a few pairs in the Bristol store.

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And oh my, they are lovely.  But even more importantly than how they look, they have a cushioned pad under the ball of your foot.  Its like wearing footgloves from M&S, well I imagine so as obviously I’ve never tried them on but I’ve heard Gina used to be a major fan.