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Boot cuts

I have a vision in my mind of what I want to look like. A memory even.

A floaty creamy white top perhaps with some embroidery, a clog style wedge, a long necklace and boot cut jeans. The jeans would be tight on the thighs, not too tight on the tummy and have a noticeable flare at the ankle.

I once had this outfit but children and eBay have parted us (no, I’m no longer a size 6)

I have the shoes. I won’t know which ones are perfect until I can try them both (one pair of them are currently MIA) but either my Swedish Hasbeens or higher Sam Edelman Warners will be right I’m sure.
20130517-121444.jpg I bought this top in Zara a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the jeans to wear it again. I also tried a white shirt on in New Look yesterday which might work. It’s so rare that I find a shirt that does up I was quite excited and for £12 I couldn’t resist. (I am still looking for something creamy and more smock like though)

So, the jeans. Beths and Evas. Special names.
20130517-115308.jpg Hudson Beths
20130517-115424.jpg Oasis Evas

The Beths are far softer than the Evas. I made a mistake again – Hudson sizing is crazy! I wear a 27 in them when in real life I’m a 12 / Zara L. I forgot and ordered a 29 which were gaping at the back already. They are a more relaxed fit than the Evas and would be forgiving on larger thighs I’d think. They’re also longer. More of a relaxed flip flop jean perhaps.

The Oasis Evas are over half the price of the Beths (even though I got the Beths with 50% off from House of Fraser) They are more structured, a higher rise though still not high rise but more mid rise which is flattering but comfortable on a big belly like mine. They don’t have the back pocket details like the Beths (which is a good thing for me) and have a crease down the front which I love.

I’ve taken crap photos. There is no proper natural light (it’s so grey today), I have a cold and four new cold sores to add to my extensive collection. I am not in the mood for trying on clothes. I promise to take better photos in days to come.
20130517-123710.jpg Me in the Oasis Evas, Sam Edelman Warners and Zara top

20130517-123813.jpg A very unflattering photo of me in the Hudson Beths and a vest.

These photos really are dire, I’m sorry. If you’re considering either and have any questions please do ask.

Comfort Zone smashed…

…and straight into Bet Lynch territory instead.  I’m quite happy with my numerous leopard or snake skin scarves but while I love them on other people I’ve never been brave enough to wear a leopard print coat.  Hence this Rebecca Taylor sale purchase has hung pretty much unworn in my wardrobe for ages.

leopard print


But…it’s the new year and I’m determined to be a little braver (in everything not just clothes).  Not sure I’m thrilled with the effect.  It could be my stonewash jeans (hello 80’s) or baggy jumper that are distracting me. Never mind though.  T/m’s another outfit.

Coat – Rebecca Taylor, Jeans – Topshot Baxters, Top/Dress – Zara, Boots – Hudson.





Red again

So having just seen Belinda looking gorgeous in her red jacket its clear we’re having a bit of a red moment.   I wore a red jumper yesterday and today my new Gap jacket courtesy of their special offer last week which made the jacket very reasonable indeed.

Its a great fit on me and the colour is cheery but I definitely prefer it with slightly more worn jeans and now fancy some distressed/ripped ones similar to those Eve wore last week.

My top is Virginie Castaway – pretty but shocking quality, Jeans are the Hudson baby bootcuts and am wearing my  very high Tory Burch wedges.  You can see the pretty top here more clearly

And yes the handbag is indeed the Tory Burch one I mentioned a couple of weeks ago – a birthday present to myself.

Am still perusing US Vogue and have become addicted to the Amelia Peabody novels as recommended by Chelsea Clinton – the only problem is that I’m getting slightly annoyed that I don’t have a wonderful manny to care for my children when I fancy a little time off.

Oh and if anyone knows how to stop cats bringing mice/voles in the house do please let me know.  Was woken at 3am by the cats devouring a vole next to my bed.  Delightful.  Utterly delightful.