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All change

Goodbye Summer and all your sartorial challenges…….see you next June. 

I’m chomping at the bit to fully indulge my love of layering; A/W is most definitely my season.

The old summer gear is barely away (laziness on my part), but dipping temperatures meant I had to to pull some winter woollies out today. Nothing new or inspiring, just some well worn and cosy favourites.

I’ve yet to add to my A/W wardrobe (boots don’t count), and I’m not planning to add much as I’m aiming for a capsule wardrobe. But, I know there will be temptation everywhere so we’ll see…..

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 Apologies for the hazy photo.

Jumper – Cos, Poncho – The White Company, Cords – H&M, Boots – Rag & Bone

A/W Wish List – old and new

I’ve poured over Vogue, NAP and Matches, browsed my high street favourites and I must say I am pretty uninspired. I’ve seen very little that I am interested in buying for winter.

It’s actually quite a surprise that I have seen little. Ok so I don’t like pink much but apart from that A/W’s trends are some of my favourites – lots of black, masculine cuts, shearling, leather, and baggy jeans and trainers still feature.

As I mentioned before, I am in the middle of a serious clothing cull. I keep things for decades and am pleased if they get one wear a season. It would be okay if I had five or ten things that fell into this category. Embarrassingly I have closer to 100. Ten grey tshirts, not one of which I love but one that will go with x skirt and justify me keeping them all. It is just too much and I have been very serious in my attempts to get rid of things and not to do those crazed H&M dashes. I will be buying better in future. Better, happier, more sustainable.

Enough moralising. I do have my eye on a few things.

At the moment all I want to wear is my lovely J Crew neon Cashmere Tippi (here but I can’t see the same pink anymore) It is bright enough to sate my colour lust (one of our lovely readers called me a “colour magpie” which made me smile) and the balance of warm but cool that only cashmere can be (in my humble experience) I have the black tshirt version from a few years ago but am very tempted to purchase another with the 25% code I have. I am seriously kicking myself for not buying the yellow neon when I had a chance. Every day I think, “if only I had the J Crew yellow neon sweater….” Hey ho.

I am also rueing the return of the La Redoute Shearling coat I bought in the sale last year. I loved it but was worried I had spent too much money and it had to go back. I have had a long term love affair with shearling though and have a few pieces I am going to bring in to daily wear including my black shearling Zara stole.

On to things new.

I love boiled wool. I think I’ve mentioned before the boiled wool funnel neck jumper my mum has had for many years from Stefanel. I’ve been looking for similar for over a decade. This Boiled Wool Cape from The White Company looks similar though it might be too similar to my draped black boiled wool coat.
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I also really like this Chunky Button Poncho from The White Company, though I’m slightly concerned that being 100% merino wool might mean it leaves fluff on anything I’d wear it with. And the quality of the jumpers I’ve had from there in the past hasn’t been fantastic though this may just be me?

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I am hoping to find a Cos version of the Acne Wham oversized sweater (or a NAP discount code!) Then I will discard all the similar sweater dresses in my wardrobe that no longer fit / have moth holes etc.

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Were I rich, this Day Birger leather jacket would be mine in a flash. As it is I have a black Zara leather jacket, a grey All Saints Post Commander and a Massimo Dutti red leather biker that will more than adequately do the job (not that it stops me lusting!)

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These J Brand grey leather trousers are what I really, really, really want. There must be a High Street pair that would be far better suited to my budget and lifestyle (“paper thin leather” worries me) If you have seen them, please let me know!

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Boots wise I am sorted. I was lucky enough to be gifted these shearling lined Acne Pistols for my birthday. I bought the Ugg Gershwins last year for when it is really cold and my Ash Jalouse in stone and black are still going strong. I also have my Belstaff biker boots which will last me years more.

I am not planning a new coat purchase either (not a very aspirational wish list – sorry) I have my Barbour Arctic Parka for when it gets freezing, my Zara parka from last year, as well as the grey Zara coat with faux leather sleeves which I still love. I am even tempted to give my almost unworn Zara navy studded sleeve coat to my beautiful sister.

This is a jacket 637878_mainrather than a coat but I am trying to resist the temptation to visit a River Island to try it on.

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And finally, these. They won’t be on the wish list for long as they have my name all over them and will be on their way to me as soon as I find them in my size. I blame Joanna from Poppy’s Style and am expecting her buy me a large glass of wine when she is next in the UK to make up for making me fall in love with them 😉

That’s all for now. What’s your major current clothing lust? Please do share.

Nothing to wear

Honestly I know this may seem a little hard to believe but I’ve been having a few days where nothing I put on feels right.  And going through last year’s spring/summer clothes – well I honestly wonder what I actually wore – oh yes an awful lot of white jeans.

However I’m not feeling white jeans ready yet so it was back to rifling through my wardrobe in deperation.  And this is where a silk shirt comes in handy especially if you’re an apple shape as they cover up that tricksy middle area.  The one I’m wearing here is from Equipment and is their slim signature shape

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I have a lilac silk shirt from Whistles which I also wear a lot and love the look of this Ida by Donna Ida one – perhaps one for my sales wish list.

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Out for supper last night to the lovely Methuen Arms in Corsham which I’d highly recommend and wore H&M cotton top, J Brand marias, Boden leopard clutch and bargainous Whistles burgundy sandals which were £45 in the sale recently.

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And after posting about Jennifer Aniston’s tope – I discovered its the Isabel Marant  Loria  blouse

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I really love the pale blue version but would happily take the coral version too but at £365 – its a definite wait until the sales buy.

I am quite tempted by this White Company top which has a similar look and is a lot less expensive (thank you very much to the kind person who flagged it to me)

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Of course when looking on The White Company site its impossible not to look at the girl’s clothes – my 3 year old was particularly taken with the cornflower top and dress

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I sense a White Company order coming up.

And today for some pottering round the garden its neon Gap tshirt with old Hudsons which is the closest I get to a boyfriend jean.  I loved how Sarah looked in hers but know for me its a look that just wouldn’t work unless I suddenly grow a foot that is.

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Move over Gwynnie

I’ve got a new style crush.  Well its not exactly new as I’ve always really loved Jennifer Aniston’s style but seeing this photo of her today – oh how I want that top.

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Now thinking of Jennifer led me onto sunglasses and specifically Tom Ford ones.  I wear my Jennifer ones pretty much everyday as they are so light and comfortable and the brown works well on my pale skin.

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But I recently tried on the matteo ones and loved them.

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They’re more aviator in style and were very flattering on.  I also fancy a pair of Whitneys which are basically just a slightly larger version of the Jennifers.  If only my budget was as large as my wish list.

So another lovely day here albeit rather blustery.  I actually rather love this type of weather as it means lots of boots and jackets – two of my favourite things.  So here I am wearing Rag & Bone jersey jacket, White Co top, Lily & Lionel scarf, J Brand careys and Office keepsake boots.  And of course Tom Ford Jennifers.  Sorry I know the photo is rather blurry and have just realised I’ve chopped my feet off.  Ooops.

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My name is Tracey and I want some white stilettos

Honestly I do.  I’m not sure which ones yet but something along the lines of these Mango ones but maybe a little lower

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And I’d wear them just like this

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OK so you need to allow a little bit of artistic licence but I like them with slightly cropped jeans and a spring coat – both of which I already have.   So what do you think?

Whilst having a white shoe moment I saw these ones on the Topshop website

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and am rather taken with them.  They look a bit like my Swedish Hasbeens and I think would get lots of wear this summer – to be honest they are a much more practical buy for me than white stilettos.

Belinda and I are both white top obsessives and I love the DP ones she linked to recently – I’m also rather liking the look of this White Company one

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But I suspect it would make me look 6 months pregnant.  Whilst I was looking at their new summer range online I also thought this dress had potential

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But wonder how it would look without the windswept effect – I may have to venture into my local store for a try on session.  However I would never buy in store as there’s always 20% off codes floating about online.

But anyway, the pretty things above are just mere diversions from the bag I have fallen in love with.  And oh how I want it.

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Its the Marc by Marc Jacobs too hot to handle hobo in lipstick red and it would work so well with my wardrobe.   So I’m busily ebaying in an attempt to fund it oh and anyone else who ebays – hope you’ve all realised Royal Mail postage costs have gone up a lot so increase your p&p accordingly.

So anyway what have I been wearing over the past few days

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The jeans are the River Island khaki ones which are currently reduced, J Crew denim jacket, old Breton top and Jigsaw scarf.

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Yes I know its the Zara coat again.  And yes I’m sick of it too but its cold so out it comes with Anya bag and the Jigsaw scarf.

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But look a white jacket – and yes I froze in it and had to shove uggs on when I got home but for a little while I looked like I was dressed for a spring day.

The shirt and jacket are both old Topshop and the bag is a very very old LV one.  It nearly ended up on the ebay pile but got a last minute reprieve based on the fact it would probably only get buttons and my daughter may like it when she’s older.

Hey don’t I sound just like Tamara Mellon who archives her wardrobe for her daughter.  Not sure we’re in quite the same league though.