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Tribute to Simone

I spoke too soon about the Sun. It came and disappeared as quickly as the weekend so please accept my apologies for daring to mention brighter days ahead.

Today I have decided to pay a little tribute to the Simone suede shoe boots from Sam Edelman. I am a shoe fiend, buying when and where I find a pair that comfortably, reasonably, errrrr make that simply fit but, oh my, they are just perfect.

They have been worn out literally with everything from dresses, skirts (both maxi and mini), cropped trousers, long trousers, jeans and even a jumpsuit (still have one or two of them lingering in the wardrobe).

I like the fact that they are not only very comfortable and versatile but have a mid heel to tolerate my heavy walking. Don’t you find the bigger the shoe size the higher the heel or is that just me? The suede is oh so soft and easy to keep clean. How could I forget their name last week as there was deep discussion amongst us worn out women on purchasing them a couple of years ago?

So with the opaques and the layers of thermals back on too I am wearing the shoe boots with a very old Gerard Darel via Ma Boutique grey wool shift dress in the office. No link as so old. I will quickly swap into the LK Bennett Una for meetings today and remove the scarf.

Simone is soon to be joined by her little sister Salina
Great news that they too are available in a size US 11 (UK 9). I know they will fit. A quick and happy shoe purchase will be made before the end of the dreary outlook for this week.

Anyone for a heavily discounted size 8?

Simone suede shoe boot by Sam Edelman
Salina suede shoe boot by Sam Edelman. There are many versions of this style of shoe boot. I like the heel on the Jigsaw version, the sizing is not so generous.
Gerard Darel Grey wool shift dress
DVF Scarf






Armchair shopping


Whay a day, bucketing rain here, lights on, heating on, slippers and wrist warmers on. What else to do but a bit of online browsing!

Given what I’m wearing this week I have been looking at dresses, but several questions spring to mind as I browse,  among them, why are there so many sleeveless dresses? It is winter! And is there a global shortage of coloured dyes because almost every dress on the high street is black, navy or charcoal? My criteria are long sleeves and non-muddy coloured, and there’s not a lot to choose from. If I was looking for a going out dress I’d be fine, but I want something lovely for everyday that won’t break the bank. If money was no object I would be wearing Carven dresses every day, but sadly it is!


Take the Me & Em site for example. I love their clothes and have a much worn heavy cashmere cardigan from them. But their dress colours are dark – black, navy, charcoal, even when they stray into blues and greens they are muddy and dull. Some of the styles and cuts look great but I just don’t need another dark item in my wardrobe.

I would love this dress in a colour, it looks like a flattering cut, and has pockets which I love in a dress. I could live with the lack of sleeves, and if it was available in a warm colour it would be on it’s way to me.

The same goes for Jigsaw and Whistles, there are some lovely dresses but the colours really let them down. Boden, on the other hand has pretty good selection, avoiding the fun prints of course.

Another place I love to browse is the Matches site, and their Style Steals section has some great Diane Von Furstenberg dresses with great reductions. I love this drapey cobalt one. Thermal underneath and blazer on top would insulate you,


and this Anglomania. The sizes are limited, but they might fit you, I hope so!

This morning, before it started to pour, I was wearing this DVF  Adeline dress which was a winter sale purchase from last year, but I fear I am ruining the look with my slippers and cardigan, so I think an outfit change may be in order.

Bat Girl

I do love an animal print and not just of the leopard variety.  I’ve long been drawn to the Zoe Karssen bat prints and bought the top I’m wearing below a while back.

Now its probably a tad too young for me but you know what – its cosy and my children love it. My husband did look a trifle bewildered but hey – you have to push your look a bit sometimes don’t you? Anyway it did the job of keeping me warm as has a nice fleecy lining whilst I was watching my eldest’s first contact rugby match.

Yesterday wore easy outfit of vest top, skinnies and star print cardigan from Jigsaw.

I have also fallen in love with another winter coat.  The gorgeous Elise from Whistles

I’d better get on with some more ebaying and please Grazia when is the next Whistles discount code coming?