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A little summer updating

The clothes that I have from last summer are, really, still all I want to wear, except that I (convinced myself?) that I needed a couple of new things to update my summer wardrobe.  I don’t spend much on summer clothes as, well, you don’t really need to, and I don’t get as much wear out of them as I do my winter clothes.  So… here are my budget buys, and a couple of planned purchases:

1. ASOS | Five Star Leather Flat Sandals in tan | £11 (told you!)


This is what they look like on me:

These cheapies are mostly sold out, but ASOS have numerous other tan sandals, including these ALDO | Bellia tan thongs | £50 (I have a gold version from a past season and have lived in them for the past few summers):


Very on trend for this season are these NEW LOOK | Hippie Tan Fringed Flat Sandals | £28:


Finally, if you are on a tight budget and like the minimal sandal look, there are the ASOS | Fated leather sandals | £16:


2. MANGO | Scuba Pelmit Skirt in black | 63% Polyester, 33% Viscose, 4% Elastane | £9 (was £29)

I tried, and returned, a similar J Crew skirt last year, as it was too flared.  When I saw this, I thought I’d try that style of skirt again.  Its a keeper.  Flared, but not too flared, and its £9, so if I wear it twice a year, that’s fine.  I’m a size 8-10, but ordered and kept the size 38 (10) as I didn’t want it tight around my middle.


This is what it looks like on me, sans fake tan!:

As for what I plan on buying, well I have a slim / skinny (not super skinny) white jeans hole in my wardrobe, as my old TopShop Baxters wore out.  I tried some on a Zara, but the cut didn’t work for me.  My dear friend Tracey tells me that the TopShop Baxter jeans are good (aka made of thick denim and cut well) again this year, so I plan to try them, again, soon.

3.  TOPSHOP | Baxter jeans in white | £40:

This image looks quite promising, I think, and pretty much just what I had in mind.  I used to have the 32 inch length, but think I will go and do some trying on, including of the 30 inch length, as I fancy a cropped length.

As to what I am buying to wear until it actually gets warm enough to wear summer clothes…

4.  MASSIMO DUTTI | Leather leggings | £265

I have been quite restrained over the last month, as I am saving myself for these beauties.  I am just hoping against hope that they don’t stretch out of shape, as I like the cut, just the way they are.  Unlike many leather leggings I had looked at, these don’t have an elastic waistband (I approach them with caution) and seem cut for my slightly apple-like shape:


Here’s how they look on me (in size 10):

"Mmm, not exactly workwear, but did you know @massimodutti made such amazing #leather #trousers? I didn't." Photo taken by @theworkwearedit on Instagram, pinned via the InstaPin iOS App! http://www.instapinapp.com (03/04/2015)


Have a fantastic day!

Short story

This is a short story. It began with a dress, but it was too short to sit down at a picnic in. So it ended in shorter shorts. For strangely enough, sometimes that’s the more covering option.

Dress outfit: ASOS ikat dress | ASOS orange belt | Gap leather pewter flip flops

Shorts outfit: Dorothy Perkins lace detail cotton top | Mango black cotton shorts | Aldo gold leather sandals | Coccinelle red Queency bag. And lots of moisturiser mixed with St Tropez Gradual Tan in medium / dark




In distress

– ASOS distressed jeans (“lovingly” stitched and patched and cropped last night. While watching Gossip Girl. Its such good eye candy. Except for Ed Westwick who is quite repugnant. Please can I come back in my next life as Serena Van Der Woodsen? Or at least with her figure and wardrobe?;
– French Connection navy crochet trimmed top;
– Marks & Spencer faux diamond platinum plated bracelet: good but cheap bling;
-Aldo Dobrus nude flats.





Frilly me

I went to French Connection yesterday, looking for Annie (beautifully embroidered top), but found Anoushka (cotton voile, lace trimmed dress). I thought she would be perfect for me. But even in a size 8, she was huge. What sizing madness is this?!

So, I went to Massimo Dutti where I bought a gorgeous, raspberry pink cashmere jumper for my husband, who is quite indifferent about getting new clothes. Clearly, opposites attract…

Anyway, outfit was: ASOS orange and cream frilly dress, Aldo gold leather sandals, Clarks Trapeze (Anya Hindmarch Gracie “inspired”) leather bag.



Ikat talk right now

I have just downloaded a book about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, so am going to read some of that instead of writing a proper blog post.

On Friday I wore an ikat patterned dress, Gap pewter leather flip flops and the Coccinelle Queency bag. I got my haircut (much needed) and drank almost a jug of Pimms in the sun with my husband and some friends on Southbank (much needed). The end.