I thought I’d share a few outfits from over our very cold London half term. My kids have gone back to school today but my sister’s kids have this week off and as her childcare fell through last minute and she has to work, I have her kids this week.
My children went to stay with their grandparents for the last day of their half term and I got to do some real life shopping!
Toga Pulla boots (I haven’t taken these off since I rediscovered them apart from to drive, they are not driving shoes!), Topshop bag, Cos coat (similar colour here), Cos scarf, Zara jeans, Kate Moss for Equipment shirt (I now desperately want this one), old Gap belt (excuse the bras – I was in Bravissimo!)Theory navy leather trousers, old Topshop star shirt. I love a star shirt and would buy this one in a flash if I didn’t have three very similar ones already. I am going to get this one – it comes in petite and larger sizes too and this looks great for a tenner if you’re a size 10. I’m also wearing my Zara boots and Mango jacket which I adore but has sold out, sorry. A close up to show you my new lipstick which I really like. It’s Laura Mercier Velour Extreme in Fire, it’s matte but not drying and feels very light on which is unusual for such a matte colour (if you like a lip liner I like this for all my Mac / Nars / LM oranges and reds) Note that the photo on the John Lewis link makes the lipstick colour look more orange than it is, they do have two really orange shades but Fire is definitely redder than it looks.
Zara blouse with neck tie, old Zara coated jeans (similar here), Zara leopard sock boots.Old Zara poncho, Boden cashmere roll neck, Zara jeans, Toga Pullas.
So, what I bought….
I got these striped trousers from H&M. They have an elasticated back so I got a 12 but I am debating whether to swap them for a 14 as I think I want a looser fit. There is a matching jacket I am quite tempted by.
I got this Lilac jumper in H&M too. I decided a few years ago not to buy any more jumpers that weren’t cashmere or merino (and actually keep me warm) but I’ve loved my & Other Stories roll necks which are a similar composition so I allowed myself this one.
I picked up the instafamous H&M Etoile jumper too and have already worn it twice. I like that it’s thick inside, rather like the Hush ones that are much more expensive. It says it is cropped; it’s not long but I wouldn’t say it is much shorter than normal. The sizing is on the large side – I have a medium.
I got these Zara cropped straight leg jeans but can’t show me in them as I’ve had to return them for a larger size. They aren’t as soft as some Zara jeans but are a great colour and as I’m a bit shorter than their tall model, they’re ankle length on me.
These aren’t my usual style but I’ve been hankering after some kick flares. These are a gorgeous colour but are a large fit – I am exchanging the 12 for a 10.
I got these joggers from Zara in a large. I’m trying to wean myself off wearing loose joggers so much but they’re so comfortable I couldn’t bear to return them.
Finally from Zara are these! I quite liked them but my daughter said they looked like someone had vomited custard and blood over my legs which has oddly put me off! Also (on my pair at least) the bum section was almost entirely a kind of pig-pink. Lovely 😉
The Mango order I mentioned in my last post all goes back – I looked so dreadful in the jumpsuits I couldn’t face taking photos.
I did splash some cash in the beauty hall at Selfridges but will save those purchases for another day.