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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.

Another cup of coffee for the road

I started the morning with my regular coffee, then went to a coffee morning, then to meet a friend on the Southbank for, yep, you guessed it, a coffee.  That is a lot of coffee, even for someone with my passion for it.

H&M leopard print shirt

To consume it all I wore H&M black vest with a H&M oversized leopard shirt on top, Zara jeans (these are so wonderful I am buying another pair), black Oasis Carrie wedges with my Mint Velvet leather jacket and big “mumsnet” scarf from eBay.

Neon flash

My day has involved a lengthy Post Office queue, an even longer wait in the Dr’s surgery for Baby’s 8 week check up and a very long phone conversation with a Customer Services team about a faulty set of plastic beakers.  The glamour!

The London weather is very changeable today – bright sunshine then pouring rain.  I am wearing my Mamalicious maternity khakis for the last time.   They are now falling down and have to go.  My obsessive search for a replacement pair has produced these from Zara.  They definitely were not on their website last week but haven’t ever been in their “new this week” section (which I check avidly) so I don’t know how I missed them.  When they are going to restock something it says “back soon” and they don’t so I am pinning my hopes on one of my fashion fairies coming good.

I’m bidding farewell to the khaki pants with a new M&S neon pink sweater (size up if you’re ordering), Sam Edelman nude studded Frankies and my leopard “Mumsnet” scarf.

I have the black Frankies too and they really are the most comfortable ballet flats I have ever tried.  Matches have some sizes with a hefty discount here as well as some other heavily reduced beauties.