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Seeing Double

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It’s the mark, I think, of a really good buy when I want to wear it the second I get it home. I actually bought this dress in the sale at Whistles a few weeks ago, but hung it up on the outside of the wardrobe so I could see it from my bed. On Friday, it got its first outing, joining me for dinner with a few friends. It was a sunny evening, so I decided to walk to the restaurant, which required flat, comfy sandals.

Saturday morning was bright, but breezy, so I chucked on jeans and a tee, but by noon the sun was high in the sky, just in time for us to see the carnival dance past, so I felt like putting on something a little looser. On went the dress again, this time with flip-flops.  Today I will have to force myself to wear something else but I’m already looking forward to wearing my Whistles dress again.

Necklace: H&M, Dress: Whistles, Sandals: Clarks, Flipflops: Haivaianas Bags: Mulberry

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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.

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Accidental boyfriends

I was having one of those ‘nothing to wear’ days and rooting around in the wardrobe when I found a pair of jeans that I had bought on a whim and forgotten about. Back in the autumn Marks and Spencer launched these jeans for different body shapes and I got the Marilyn straight legs (probably while en route to the food hall for a profiterole stack – don’t tell the children, they are all mine). Now, I don’t know whether it’s vanity sizing gone mad, or maybe I have a rouge pair, but they are huge on me, which is probably why I had sidelined them. No good for winter, but now with the ankles rolled up they make pretty good boyfriend jeans. IMG_5599

As it is now officially summer in Dublin (I know this because my firstborn just got his school holidays, 3 solid months of funding his summer entertainment, yay), I rooted out my Hasbeens, but I’m more likely to be wearing them with my Clarks Hamble brogues which I have hardly taken off since I bought them, so comfy and a great neutral colour.

IMG_5603Wearing them today with a pretty tunic I got years ago from Red Direct and last years best buy jacket from Zara.

I do apologise for the fuzziness of the photos, I found my camera, but have lost the charger. There’s always something missing.

 

Bedazzled

For my mid-week weekend I donned my darling Musa purple and clear crystal sandals. And built my lilac and white outfit around it. It’s ok, these sandals deserve it. For they are bedazzling.

And here I am in the John Lewis toilets where they were also clearly having a purple moment when they planned the decor. Nice little backdrop for today’s ensemble, no? Just as long as I amuse myself…

And while I was out I saw a grown up blouse that Zara have just recently got in. Its coming to my wardrobe soon!! And I am hoping it will work nicely with these new Primark super skinny jeans in a dark emerald/ sea green. They are new and they have some other jewel colours, including a deep but vibrant blue.

I find the jewel-like colours incredibly attractive but sometimes difficult to style. Until I think of jewellery. So gold and silver make wonderful settings for coloured jewels and the vibrant colours work terrifically with off-white (like emeralds and pearls). And black. So I would wear metallics and off-white or black with jewel colours. I am sure I *sound* barking, but I think it also does make sense. Doesn’t it?