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If the Choo’s fit….

Yipppeeee! I made last week’s mini worn out meet up and what fun we had. Lunch, drinks, shopping and conversation. A blissful afternoon. Can we do it again soon?

Usually I carry a pair of flats to comfort my feet. No swapping into flats on the long journey home this time. My new ankle boots kept my feet happy for the whole day.

The Jimmy Choo Mayor suede ankle boots had their second outing tonight. A rare night out with DH. I will wear these boots forever. They are so very comfortable, have limited ankle gape and are just the right wedge heel height to avoid the giraffe look.

Jimmy Choo Mayor ankle boots.
Reiss Ona Shimmer top
Joseph Leather Skirt




Lazy day

When I saw Mon’s post yesterday I thought that I used to wear lots of Reiss and have hardly worn any for the past year or two.

A coincidence then that when Little Legs picked out what she wanted me to wear to go out for dinner last night she choose a Reiss shirt. This is becoming a worrying trend incidentally. I agreed some weeks ago, mid “you’re not wearing that!” quarrel, that she could choose what I wore if I could choose her clothes. I am under no illusions about who runs things in this casa.
20130525-101828.jpg Reiss shirt, Zara skinnies, Ash Jalouse in stone.

The photo has only confirmed my thoughts on the shirt – mainly that it is supremely unflattering. To the eBay pile it goes.

Today the sun (but not warmth sadly) has finally returned to London. We need some brightness.
20130525-114326.jpg I’m looking forward to a lazy day with my sisters and kids so am being practical in Zara skinnies, Ash hi tops, H&M grey sweatshirt over an old Zara snake print tshirt and snake print scarf.

Enjoy the start of half term.

Floral Display

This time last year some of the worn outters met up on a beautifully warm May evening at the RHS Chelsea Flower show.

In the space of a few hours we looked at a very few floral displays as we were too busy catching up in person, admiring each other’s clothes, bags, shoes, hair and make-up, (am still trying with the smokey eye). We rounded off the night with drinks and dinner at Bluebird. It was one of the highlights of my year. I don’t get out much!

This year I have been lucky to obtain tickets being the centenary and am dragging DH along for a few hours of “us” time. No smokey eye or handbag discussion.

So I started off my morning hoping to wear my newly discounted purchase.

The Reiss Daisy Stoke Dress

Carol from the BBC weather put me right off. Torrential rain, strong winds and unseasonally cold day ahead in London. Great.

As I don’t do cold I’ve resorted to Reiss again and to brighten up I am wearing Paris cobalt blue trousers, similar here Paulie cream silk tank top and Callas jacket plus thermals short johns (not shown of course) The floral dress will be worn out when the Sun finally arrives.



Workwear round-up

No opportunity to post for the last few days, work is just manic. A quick round up of the last three days follows:

Friday – Whistles

Fridays are a bit more relaxed in corporate attire but not in workload. The ever elegant and incredibly stylish Tracey found this dress last year. I could not resist. It is the Whistles Marla dress. Oh how I wish Whistles would re-issue this dress and in another colour – cream for Summer please. It’s a really great fit, the sleeves are long enough for me and I love the mini Dynasty shoulder pads. No photo of me wearing it though, sorry. No time, just too busy. I wore my Marla with opaques and the LK Bennett Una shoes.

Thursday – The Grey Skirt Suit

So here I am on Thursday wearing a grey skirt suit from Reiss.

I am not really into peplum but as you can see the Axel jacket is trying to be different with the pep feature at the edge.

The top is Zara, slightly puffed shoulder in style and very old. A very similar top here.. It’s long in length so I have tucked it in and put a belt (old from Reiss) around the waist.

I make the most of the suit by wearing the Axel jacket with a dress or cropped black or navy trousers and a cream silky t-shirt. The Harper skirt skirt has been worn with a thick black, cream or bright blue jumper and often with the cream blouse I had on last week.

Shoes? DVF Alaina as worn before and for many more days and nights to come.

Wednesday – Zara Victoriana

Zara Navy Boucle Jacket worn with Zara “Victoriana” high collared white shirt. Please do not ask me to find the links on their website as that is a massive task in itself but here is the link to current Zara blazers.

Trousers are from Gerard Darel as worn last week and mistaken for Black. Belt is as before from Reiss.

The shoes are from Jones the Bootmaker and are called Callaghan. A cheaper version of the LK Bennett Shilo. The heel is much thinner and tend to wear out too quickly as seen here.

I stepped into a loose pavement slab, ripped the leather and made an emergency and very tacky repair with Sellotape.

Have a great weekend.