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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




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.





What Have I Bought For Me Lately?

A little like Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, but a slightly different focus.  After being quite restrained for the last few months, the sales have begun and many of the items that I put on my Wish List have been reduced.  Or were in danger of being sold out, so I pounced anyway.  Here’s what I have bought for me lately:

  • Aldo Dobrus flats (£50)

Eve has these in the black, but I just bought Sam Edelman Adenas in black, so didn’t feel I could justify both.  So, I went for the nude colour.  A lovely shade they are, too, with a great shape.  I am between sizes at Aldo, annoyingly.  So I did have to size up to 40, and then put in an insole.  Just what wouldn’t these go with?!

  • Gap cowl neck dress (£30 down to £20)

I actually need this in a S, but its sold out, so could only get the XS.  This size is a bit tight round my apple shaped middle, so not sure if I will keep it, but am including it as its lovely and I did buy it.

  • Zara floral crystal necklace (£23)

Just in case you didn’t see it enough in my recent blog post…

  • Zara turquoise bib necklace (£20)

I think this will work with both black and navy, making it an All Rounder.

  • Zara bejewelled earrings (£10)

Not sure if I have blogged these yet?  They are gorgeous, but so heavy that I will have to convert them from pierced to clip on earrings.  On my list of things to do, so they glimmer at me, waiting to be worn.

  • Warehouse military trousers (£36 down to £20)

I wanted skinny cargoes, but couldn’t get happy with the pockets on the legs.  These are, instead, perfect for me.  And now only £20.  They are true to size – I need a size 10.

Skinny Military Trouser

  • French Connection blue top (£20)

I bought this on a day I was feeling tense and frustrated.  Bad idea.  Its not a great top – too long for me.  Live and learn, Ms Buy in Haste, Repent at Leisure…

  • Sam Edelman Adenas (£99, but on Brand Alley for £56!!)

Fierce and fabulously comfortable – an unusual combination…


  • Massimo Dutti strappy heels (£80 down to £56)

After wishing for these for a few months, I have also ordered these pretty things.  And I have something fun and lovely (waves to Chumps) to wear them to in a couple of weeks, too!

  • Coccinelle Queency (£185 down to £129)

Last but NOT least…!  I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this bag to go on sale, and when it had a decent reduction, It arrived the other day and is gorgeous!!  I will eventually have the strap shortened so I can wear it as a shoulder bag, but while I still have to chase The Bolters, a cross body bag is probably a better idea.



Oooh, I just checked and it has sold out, so I am glad I did’t dither.  I would have been really upset if my game of Sales Chicken backfired on me.  You know, where you try and work out whether you can wait for a further reduction, or risk it being sold out.  Not a risk I could taken for my Beloved Red Bag!

Apart from some shoes for The Bolters, I think that is me DONE for quite a while.  I think.

Studs and dots

I bought this dress at the weekend. It looked like it would be easy to “throw on” in the inevitable school morning rush, easy to breast feed in and quite pretty. Little Legs asked why I was wearing pyjamas. Not the look I was going for but I like it.
Gap dotty chambray dress, Topshop Hipstar sandals.

I believe Gap have 25% off dresses today if you like it.


I’m not sure if this picture manages to capture just what a flap I was in when I took it.  10 minutes before I am meant to be at a childrens’ birthday party and I couldn’t find the scarf I wanted and I couldn’t do the buttons up on the back of this beautiful new top that Eve WornOut gave me yesterday (grazie, grazie, grazie – I love it!!!)…

I was rushing around like an utter nutter, in a total flap.  I was actually so late I had to grab my eldest’s scooter and manically scoot to the party, with the birthday presents wildly swinging from the handle bar.  It was not good.  When I got to the party, I then had to console one of the littlest blossoms who had bumped her head while my friend buttoned the back of the blouse up.  I fear I lack grace.


Anyway, the party was incredible and the girls loved it and fell asleep on the way home, with chocolate all around their mouths.  So here I am, enjoying the silence.

New Look leather biker

Zara oriental bird print scarf


New TopShop lace blouse c/o Eve WornOut xxx

Details, details


Gap tan ballets

Now, this good weather has got me thinking of summer sandals, and I have fallen for these Sam Edelman Sophie wedge sandals (£155) – what do you think? They are quite a bold choice for Ms Staid, here…