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Uniform colours

My school uniform was green. Emerald green. Emerald green polyester. I was so traumatized by it that I was in my mid 30s when I next purchased a green item of clothing. Maybe that’s why I have sent my children to non-uniform wearing schools?! Most uniforms around here are navy or grey, which is what I’m wearing today. I’m hoping that the textures stop it from being too dull, but maybe I’m deluding myself!


I’m wearing a lace skirt from Zara (last winter), grey fine knit cashmere jumper, Comptoir leather jacket, Mulberry mini bayswater clutch, suede Autograph ankle boots and the (in)famous Mumsnet scarf.

These heels ain’t fooling anyone!

I was accosted by a 5 year old at the swimming pool changing rooms this afternoon.

‘I saw your sister in the playground today’ she declared, pointing at my 6 year old daughter. Before I had a chance to formulate any super vain thoughts, said daughter retorted (to me), ‘That’s because you’re so short and I’m nearly as tall as you are!’

 Yes, so we all had a good laugh and here I am minus my heels – what is the point of them anyway!

Topshop Baxter jeans, Comptoir des Cotonniers roll neck jumper (old), The White Company poncho (old)