Category Archives: Monsoon

London calling

I spent ages getting dressed this morning.  I looked at my piles of clothes (my new wardrobes are still not ready for their new inhabitants) and felt totally uninspired.  I have lots of clothes, I have lots of summer clothes I have barely worn.  But I am 6 weeks post partum, breast feeding on demand (read every half hour), it was very clammy weather today and nothing looked how I wanted it to.  As I changed for the umpteenth time my little one walked in and said “Wow! You look beautiful!”  It usually takes a long skirt (see Gina’s post today about The Princess Skirt) or some OTT leopard print to hear those words.

London was beautiful today.  Lovely sunny weather, the happy Olympics vibe still going strong.  I wanted to get out there and enjoy it with my kids.  So I threw caution to the wind and went out wearing an outfit chosen by my toddler.

Hobbs navy trousers (copied from the beautiful Nat WornOut and Gina WornOut too), white H&M vest under a green Gap tee with ancient Monsoon gold sandals.  Bag is gold camera bag from M&S.  Balloon from Zizzi.

Holiday Wardrobes

So I had a wonderful time away (in Arizona since you ask) but since I’ve been back it’s as if we are now hurtling towards the end of term and the start of the summer holidays at a rate of knots. 
It’s always the same at this time of year, but it feels like there are a million and one things to be done and attended before the children break up from school……and not enough time to do them all.
So, less chat from me on this one. I’m going to cut to the photos and just show you what I wore.  Bar the first shot, which I had to include to show what an amazing blue sky they have in AZ, they are all evening outfits.
That amazing blue sky
DKNY cotton sundress (the skirt is tiered silk) still available in the My-Wardrobe sale
Sam Edelman gigi silver flats
Mulberry nude patent messenger bag (knotted to wear as shoulder bag)
Phase Eight grey silk jersey maxi dress (old)
Sam Edelman silver gigi flats
Beaded clutch from Marks and Spencer (old)
Banana Republic silk ikat print dress (a bargainous £30 in last year’s summer sale)
Sam Edelman silver gigi flats
Accessorise beaded clutch (see detail below)
Monsoon shantung silk floral dress (old)
Boden nude suede kitten heels with ruffled ribbon and silver bobbles from last year but similar available from Boden this year here
Necklace from Banana Republic (no longer on website)
Close up of Accessorise beaded clutch (old)
Pink and silver friendship bracelet from local boutique
Moschino Cheap and Chic black cotton pique dress still available in the My-Wardrobe sale
LK Bennett Oasis sandals (old)
MICHAEL Michael Kors sloane clutch in tan via the My-Wardrobe sale (now sold out)
The gold cuff was from Pure Collection but it doesn’t look as though they still stock jewellery