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Dashing through the shops

Dashing through the shops, with only days to go…  Every year I think it will be different, that I will be different.  More organised, no last minute shopping.  Hasn’t happened.  Next year for sure.

So, for yesterday’s playgroup and shopping trips, I wore the new Zara oriental bird scarf, with a black Gap wool turtleneck (old), Mango cream skinny cords (reduced to £20, but size down – they give!) and tan Mimco ankle boots (old).  Its a bit matchy-matchy, but I liked this outfit, and while the  scarf isn’t incredible quality, the print makes up for it.



Mango Corduroy trousers NEUTRAL - House of Fraser

Mimco Anarchy Bootie

My husband and I then headed out to have –too many cocktails– dinner and drinks with a friend, so I grabbed the new velvet tux blazer from Zara (its divine, I love it), a silk with lace trim Massimo Dutti blouse, TopShop Baxter skinny jeans, TopShop Anarchy boots and baroque Accessorise earrings. The velvet tux blazer is wonderful, but I think I need some better evening trousers and should step away from boots sometimes!  Its a hard one, as my husband walks really fast and I struggle to keep up in heels…




Old photo of the Accessorize earrings


Today I do not feel good, but that’s the cocktails talking.  So to cheer myself up, I got out the new red Aldo Frorani boots!  And I underestimated them – I do really like them, and have felt so  cheered looking down at red boots (they are definitely red and not tan), as I hurried along a wet, grey path.

I wore them with a new (my God, am so profilate at the moment!) Uniqlo black heavy gauge wool polo neck jumper (reduced to £20 and its an absolute bargain – lovely quality, long sleeves and quite flattering.  I got size S), TopShop Baxters (I have many pairs!) and black/white striped l sleeve Primark top.  With River Island Russian doll earrings (reduced to £2!).


bright red articulated russian doll earrings - earrings - jewellery - women - River Island

WOMEN Heavy Gauge Polo Neck Sweater

Aldo FRORANI boots

Is now a good time to mention that Mango has just gone on sale??  Just saying…

Making the most of the day of summer

Since it appears that summer is with us but for one day, I made the most of the good weather and dusted off a sundress I bought last year from New Look. The style was charmingly named Samantha. How bewitching. As was the weather today. I don’t think I can bear to look at the weather forecast for tomorrow, though….

One thing that will cheer me up, though, are these fabulous and incredibly flattering vests I just bought from H&M. Isabella Oliver style side ruching but with an inner layer that pulls you in a smidge, and only £8 each! I bought both the white and black (in small – I am a standard 10) and have high hopes for the magic they will perform on my chunky trunky. I will post photos ASAP when I am wearing them.

Dress: New Look, sandals from Accessorize (old), Clarks trapeze handbag (sold out?  Not on the website anymore.  Mine is now sporting green pen marks, which is why I didn’t buy the Gracie – my darlings trash my things) and navy Pure Collection round neck cashmere cardi(holding it, and, of course, ended up wearing it). The first photo I took shows the whole outfit but is blurry. Much more flattering, but not terribly helpful for seeing detail so took extra photos when in H&M.