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That’s how I roll

Sounds like the Bolters are “playing by themselves” (its what I call it when they destroy the place, but without fighting), so lets see how much I can write…

I like a little New Look from time to time.  Definitely somewhere you need to shop in person – amazing how well some of it photographs.  Maybe I should hire their snapper for family photos?  Anyway, the other week I discovered this tremendous roll sleeve T shirt for a fiver.  Yes, please!  Its 90% cotton, 10% viscose, and I sized up to a 12 as while its roomy, its a slimmer cut than some, so doesn’t really work half tucked in unless you size up.

Grey Roll Sleeve T-Shirt

If the Bolters can continue with their cease fire, I might even do a little online order to get the pink version…  And these black biker skinny jeans (£23) that look good in real life (not being solidly black is a good thing, I think), and have 28% polyester, so they should hold their shape.  Black Biker Skinny Jeans

since I bought it the new grey T shirt, I’ve worn it a few times, most recently to the jungle gym.  Yep, glamour, glamour, glamour.

Outfit: Zara cobalt cotton blazer  |  Forever 21 necklace  |  New Look grey roll sleeve T shirt  |  TopShop Baxter white skinnies  |  Banana Republic Ashley black ballets

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Am I the only one who is constantly fantasising about life when their children are back at nursery / school?!

Lacy

I am a real lady about town.  Ooh, yes.  This morning, while the Bolters were at nursery, I had a lovely coffee with my husband and then dashed to Selfridges to get a silver christening gift engraved.  I must say, Timpsons do the engraving at Selfridges and, having used them a couple of times, their staff are just lovely: helpful, kind and informed.  On the way back to nursery, I had just enough time for a quick look through a local charity shop.  And I am glad I did!

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Selfridges on a sunny day

Charity shopping is such a hit and miss affair.  For every visit that I find something, there are numerous visits when I walk out, empty handed, thinking “oh dear me, that really wasn’t good”.  But I seem to be on a lucky streak lately, so I found two sweet, lacy summery things.

First, this simple, unassuming embroidered white camisole that will work nicely over a white vest and with some distressed denim.

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Pretty tops all in a row

Secondly, I have heard a lot about Maje, but never actually tried anything from the brand on.  Now I have, and now I own this lovely grey silk and white lace Maje dress.

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Although I think it would work better on me if its a bit shorter, as per the way I have stylishly hoisted the hem up below.  I think I have a frame (small but curvy) that means I can’t wear things that lack shape if they are too long or too big.  But then, I also bend over when attending to and chasing the Bolters, so my dresses and skirts can’t be too short.  Its a fine line.

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Details, details…

Today’s outfit: Mango black vest, Forever 21 necklace, Mango black lace skirt, Australian brand sandals, Coccinelle red Queency bag.  And Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Nail Colour in Rose Poudre – buy some nail polish from this range if you like your nail polish to last all week.

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Finally, last night my husband played me this clip of Steve Kardynal singing Call Me Maybe, while recording people’s responses on Chat Roulette (never heard of it, but apparently the kids these days love Chat Roulette), and I was both charmed and amused – just try not to smile or laugh while watching!  I have watched it about 6 times today.  OK, just one more time then I will wake the littlest Bolters from their nap…

Cheap fix

I am not meant to be spending.  But its been a bit of a trying week, with the girls all either sick or teething.  So I went to Forever 21 for a quick cheap fix.  I recommend going early (just after nursery drop off), alone and with an open mind (the stock turnover is high and the range is broad – from crap to cute).  Since I just wanted a cheap fix, I allowed myself to buy 1 thing.  And 1 thing only.

I looked at these really charming vintage style earrings (£4.90):

Womens earrings and stud earrings | shop online | Forever 21 - 1030241956

And I looked at these enamel floral earrings (£3.15):

Womens earrings and stud earrings | shop online | Forever 21 - 1017307691

While looking for online links, I have also stumbled across these beauties:

Womens earrings and stud earrings | shop online | Forever 21 - 1000043928

But, of course, the earrings that I actually did buy are only online on the US site, so the link isn’t much use, but here is a photo.  They are quite bright, but seem like the perfect antidote to the grey skies of the last week (on sale for £3.  The cost of a coffee…):

Fuschia

The Forever 21 on Oxford St, also had the teal, which is pretty, too:

I might be kidding myself, but I thought they had a touch of the Shourouk about them.