Tag Archives: Coccinelle

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

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Long and short

Outfit: Massimo Dutti embroidered white cotton blouse (old) (“the long”), Mango black cotton shorts (old) (“the short”), Aldo gold leather sandals (old) and Coccinelle Queency bag (new-ish but sold out). So, that’s the long and the short of it. Boom tish.

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Before I start my day, I thought I’d mention that the St Tropez Gradual Tan (on sale at Boots) in medium/dark is very good when mixed with an equal measure of moisturiser. No streaking, good subtle colour, limited fake tan smell.

Gradual Tan Everyday Body 200ml medium/dark: Amazon.co.uk: Beauty

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.

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Red wine

Red, red wine.  How I love it.  But, since I am in charge of little people, my glass of red wine is about 3.5 hours away.  Not only does it taste good, but its a pretty gorgeous colour.  Since I can’t drink it, I will wear it.

Today I am wearing wine coloured skinny cropped trousers from Mango.  Despite me, generally, loving Mango, these are a regret purchase.  They look great for the first hour, then bag terribly  To make matters worse, I have them in both the wine and the black.  I might get them altered, as I have the Holy Grail.  A great alterations guy who is good, close and cheap.  Yes, sometimes the Gods smile down on you.

I am wearing the wine trousers with a black Massimo Dutti coat, and a really beautiful floral print silk Beta scarf.  Its a square shape, which is a bit “air hostess”, but the print was too wonderful and the colours too gorgeous to pass by.  The boots are TopShop Anarchy.

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Beta Diamond Flower silk scarf

 

Mango Cropped super slim-fit trousers

Mango super slim wine trousers

 

TopShop Anarchy boots (also available in tan)

TopShop Anarchy boots

 

The girls are horribly whiny this afternoon, so this is the treat I am looking forward to, at the end of a very long, long day.  Cheers!

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