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Back to work.

Work, School, routine and discipline feature heavily this week. Therefore, in as few lines as possible:

I am wearing my uniform outfit of Navy. Gerard Darel Blazer with silver admiral buttons and the matching A-line shift dress. To break the rules (well it is warm in London and I want to show off my rapidly fading holiday tan) I have put on LK Bennett snake print Shilo shoes for the office. The Tory Burch discounted (sorry Rachel Wornout) Reva leopard print ballet flats were worn for the fast walk to the station.

I did make a small holiday purchase. A massively reduced Massimo Dutti scarf. So very versatile for work and casual wear. Currently wrapped around me in the office as the air conditioning is on full blast.

There! Done it. Blog for the day and self-imposed shopping detention over.

Scarf – Massimo Dutti (new)
Shoes – Tory Burch (old) and LK Bennett (older)
Dress and Blazer/Jacket – Gerard Darel (oldest)
Bag – Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 (Vintage)





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Compare and contrast

I really need to stop buying flat shoes, because if I don’t own them I can’t wear them, right? I have multiple pairs of really comfortable ballet shoes and seem to reach for them by reflex in the morning.

But wearing heels makes such a difference, not just to the look, but for me anyway, to my attitude. I feel much more grown up  and in control in heels.

So following on from my no jeans for a week challenge ( I have managed 10 days now, and  put most of my skinnies in a storage box, attic or ebay?), I am going for a ‘no flats’ week.


This morning I’m wearing a Clements Ribiero cashmere jumper, navy wool a-line skirt, Massimo Dutti navy coat, Vuittonesqe (!) scarf, Mulberry bag, and Tory Burch Revas, now swapped for Nicole Farhi ankle boots

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.

Girls day out

My daughter has been wanting to do this for so long, and today the two of us and my lovely friend T and her daughter are going into town to shop and eat cake. After low carbing for 2 weeks I plan to ensure that cake is involved! I imagine the girls are planning that there will be sparkly stuff involved at some point also.  I love this stage of the sales, 75% reductions abound so hopefully there will be purchases to report back on!

It is chilly as usual for mid July, so I’m wearing Reiss Minna lace top, Topshop Ponte blazer. Oasis cherry jeans, Tory Burch Revas, my beloved Vanessa Bruno Lune bag returned from storage, and my new J Crew necklace. Will probably cover it all up with a coat!

That blue…

Cobalt, azure, electric, Yves Klein blue, call it what you will, it’s a beautiful shade.

Yves Saint Laurent liked it so much he decorated his house and garden in Marrakech with this vibrant hue.

This colour has been on my mind recently. I painted a wall in my boys bedroom in it, and when the sun shines in I imagine myself in the Mediterranean (I have a good imagination). And on Sunday when I was watching the football I remembered that in tournaments past my favourite team was always Italy because of their dazzling blue jerseys (nothing to to with the handsome players, oh no).

So, I have been virtual shopping with a mind for something blue.

First choice, and already ordered, Oasis Cherry jeans

Next, I rather like this Theory open weave jumper.

And a bag? Any excuse for a new bag,  there’s Tracey’s lovely Anya Hindmarch Mini Gracie (very popular amongst my stylish friends)

This sleek offering from Raoul which I like very much

Or at a great price there’s mini bagfrom Uterque, a relation of Zara I believe

I may need something more roomy, like this Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier tote

Can’t forget the shoes, I have Tory Burch Revas which are very comfortable, so these ballerinaslook like a good bet

I promise I won’t wear them all at once, otherwise you would need these Marc by Marc Jacobs aviators!