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My new grey Warehouse furling

I turn 40 soon, and have been thinking of a suitably significant item to buy. I was thinking of a grey Joseph shearling, but, aside from the price, I was put off by how “warm” they are. A lady I know who also lives in London, and has the Anais coat, said it’s rarely cold enough for her to wear it. Also, they can’t get wet, and I would only leave it in a cloak room. A cloak room I was sitting next to. So, I’ve parked that idea, although perhaps a gilet might be more practical for me.

In the meantime, I chanced upon this grey faux fur coat in Warehouse which is £85, less 25% off, w 25GRAZIA. The fur is long (ie not short or sheared), and the coat is “stroller” length. Both of which make it quite a bulky item for me. However, the colour is lush, it will keep me beautifully warm, and is both affordable and (hopefully) durable enough not for me to have to fuss over it.

I was shopping with my Eldest, who loves stroking it, so that settled it. It’s in a bag next to me, right now, just waiting to be worn. A pretty good compromise to my Joseph shearling conundrum, I think.

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Catching up

I spent my summer in an internet free zone. It was tough but I read a lot more books and baked more cakes that I would otherwise have done. We only went for 3 weeks but ended up staying for 2 months, and it’s lucky I couldn’t blog because I would have been sharing my frustrations at the process of buying and selling houses and my (very dark) thoughts about solicitors! It wasn’t all bad though….here are my boys hanging out in granny’s front garden. My children had a ball – climbing trees, making dens and building bridges, having friends to stay and playing football at twilight. I was a beautiful summer which is good to remember on a chilly grey day like today.

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And it was all worth it, and we are now living by the sea which was a childhood dream of mine. It is so lovely here…

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Anyway, on to shopping and when I got back to town my mission was to track down the M&S pink coat. I had my heart set on it, and with the help of Rachel Worn Out, it was mine.

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Not for long though, as it was just all wrong for me. I can’t do oversized, I look like I’m wearing something from the dressing up box, so back it went and I bought the Massimo Dutti red coat instead. This is much more my style although it needs some tweaking too, the sleeves need to be shortened and the buttons moved. It is not the warmest coat, but I love the colour and it’s perfect for days when I am in and out of the car and don’t need a heavy duty coat (that’ll be most days so). Apologies for the dusty mirror and packing boxes. This is my life now!

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md red coat

In other shopping news, I nabbed these Celinealike leopard print pony skin trainers in Gap.

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They’re not online but are still in my local branch so it’s worth a phone call if you like them. I went for the blue as they go better with my wardrobe. They also come in black. These are the Celine ones.

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I also love this warehouse top I got last week, the print is gorgeous, again I can’t find it online, sorry!

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Despite my failure with the pink coat, my daughter is rocking the trend these days, in the Stella McCartney coat I got her last winter. This is the child’s equivalent of a ‘car to bar’ coat as it has no warmth in it at all, so it is purely for days when she is being chauffeur driven! I love the sweatshirt from M&S, and the gold high tops from Mini Boden.

IMG_0521 And the really good news chez Emma is that after 6 weeks of living in chaos with no proper cooker and boxes everywhere, the builders are starting next week and soon we will be living in our dream house. It’s all going to go really smoothly, no glitches or arguments, isn’t it?! I’ll keep you posted!

What Have I Bought For Me Lately?

A little like Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, but a slightly different focus.  After being quite restrained for the last few months, the sales have begun and many of the items that I put on my Wish List have been reduced.  Or were in danger of being sold out, so I pounced anyway.  Here’s what I have bought for me lately:

  • Aldo Dobrus flats (£50)

Eve has these in the black, but I just bought Sam Edelman Adenas in black, so didn’t feel I could justify both.  So, I went for the nude colour.  A lovely shade they are, too, with a great shape.  I am between sizes at Aldo, annoyingly.  So I did have to size up to 40, and then put in an insole.  Just what wouldn’t these go with?!

  • Gap cowl neck dress (£30 down to £20)

I actually need this in a S, but its sold out, so could only get the XS.  This size is a bit tight round my apple shaped middle, so not sure if I will keep it, but am including it as its lovely and I did buy it.

  • Zara floral crystal necklace (£23)

Just in case you didn’t see it enough in my recent blog post…

  • Zara turquoise bib necklace (£20)

I think this will work with both black and navy, making it an All Rounder.

  • Zara bejewelled earrings (£10)

Not sure if I have blogged these yet?  They are gorgeous, but so heavy that I will have to convert them from pierced to clip on earrings.  On my list of things to do, so they glimmer at me, waiting to be worn.

  • Warehouse military trousers (£36 down to £20)

I wanted skinny cargoes, but couldn’t get happy with the pockets on the legs.  These are, instead, perfect for me.  And now only £20.  They are true to size – I need a size 10.

Skinny Military Trouser

  • French Connection blue top (£20)

I bought this on a day I was feeling tense and frustrated.  Bad idea.  Its not a great top – too long for me.  Live and learn, Ms Buy in Haste, Repent at Leisure…

  • Sam Edelman Adenas (£99, but on Brand Alley for £56!!)

Fierce and fabulously comfortable – an unusual combination…

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  • Massimo Dutti strappy heels (£80 down to £56)

After wishing for these for a few months, I have also ordered these pretty things.  And I have something fun and lovely (waves to Chumps) to wear them to in a couple of weeks, too!

  • Coccinelle Queency (£185 down to £129)

Last but NOT least…!  I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this bag to go on sale, and when it had a decent reduction, It arrived the other day and is gorgeous!!  I will eventually have the strap shortened so I can wear it as a shoulder bag, but while I still have to chase The Bolters, a cross body bag is probably a better idea.

 

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Oooh, I just checked and it has sold out, so I am glad I did’t dither.  I would have been really upset if my game of Sales Chicken backfired on me.  You know, where you try and work out whether you can wait for a further reduction, or risk it being sold out.  Not a risk I could taken for my Beloved Red Bag!

Apart from some shoes for The Bolters, I think that is me DONE for quite a while.  I think.

In the navy

Who doesn’t love a little dressing up drama?  So yesterday, I was in the navy.  I had my anchor pendant from Warehouse, who do some cute little costume jewellery pieces.  I had a navy cashmere cardi from Pure Collection, a navy and white breton from Zara, worn with blue Baxters and tan boots.

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Ahoy, me hearties

 

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And, of course!, I had my navy style black coat with military buttons from Massimo Dutti.  I doubt anyone else was vaguely amused, but I was.

Now, if I write this quickly, it might not count.  I ducked into Massimo Dutti (which is such a nice, quiet, subdued place to shop, and one of my 2 year olds loves to run around and is smiled upon indulgently by the staff.).  And saw this.  Its now in my wardrobe.  It only took 6 months’ of hoping and wishing it would go in the sale – from £125 to £65.  I will take a close up photo so you can see the fabric, for my next post.  Its such a dreamy number and I felt quite elegant when I tried it on.  Despite Little Miss Feisty shouting “take it off, put it back” at me.  Charming.  Maybe she had a message for me from The Husband?

Massimo Dutti SHORT WHITE JACKET

 

Velvet, gold and leather

Today is my birthday (we Worn Out ladies are clustered with our birthdays).  So, this morning my Husband wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday, and I had to admit that I had already bought my present–s–.  That’s how charming and sentimental I am, reader.  Unfortunately they weren’t the bigger diamond earrings I would like oh so much, or the diamond bracelet I was promised for having twins.  It turns out that having 3 children is so expensive, that its all crystals and Zara for me from now on.

So look at the utterly lush black velvet tuxedo blazer I bought yesterday (size S).  I am a fussy fecker, and only like my velvet to be mainly cotton (or even silk, but back to my earlier comment on the cost of children…).  None of that polyester velvet.  And I like my velvet thick and plush – none of that scrappy velour.  This blazer is £90, and its a beautiful, thick, soft cotton velvet.

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Once the littlest blossoms wake up, I plan to take one of them to my local Zara to see if I can add these rather fabulous and fierce gold toe capped shoes to my birthday bootie.  My husband burst out laughing when he saw the toe detail. Hmm, OK:

COURT SHOE WITH STUDDED CAP TOE

COURT SHOE WITH STUDDED CAP TOE

And while I have been sitting here, I just saw this lovely looking leather jacket ping into my inbox from Warehouse.  I am going to have a look, in no least part due to the review saying “It goes with everything and it is so slimming it really is rather flattering” (my eyes widened and I started nodding).   Its £140, but there is a 25% off code with XMASGIFT…:

SOFT LEATHER BIKER JACKET.

 

And since I am on the subject of Warehouse, I should also show you these things, that a friend bought and look fab:

Embellished jumper for £45 (she bought the navy, but here is the black):

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Studded black suede boots for £85 (they also do the grey which I really like):

Studded Boot