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.
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…
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.
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.
Wearing 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.
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?