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Autumn Weekend

 

Friday I spent doing jobs at home while my mum played with La Bambina then went for after school milkshakes. I wanted to try some yellow and grey together.  It is my favourite colour combination and I wore a fair bit of it in the warmer weather.  Here I am in Zara jeans, Zara cowboy boots, Gap yellow tee and All Saints cashmere cowl neck.

Saturday we had a birthday party at an indoor play centre.  I usually hate those places with a passion but it was a good party and I had fun too.  It was a 10am start and we had to stop and get a gift on the way (disoragnised, moi?) so there was little time to get ready.  I was unhappy with this outfit; Mint Velvet silk fronted tee (similar), All Saints cardigan (similar), Zara skinnies.  I added silver Ash Thelmas to go out.

Saturday night I went to meet some of my WornOut friends who had been at the Mumsnet Blogfest during the day.  I wore the Zara studded sleeve coat lots of us have, with a Zara shearling wrap on top (last year), Sass & Bide Black Rats, Gap slouchy roll neck, Oasis Carrie wedges, Warehouse plum studded clutch.  Accessorised with La Bambina who enjoyed her first night on the tiles with my lovely mates.

Sunday started early.  It was a beautiful day and my eldest and I were in the park at 7:45 drinking the hot chocolate.

I wore a Zara ensemble – khaki trousers, navy and white star sweatshirt, parka.

Sunday afternoon we went for a long stroll along the river and a lovely meal.  I wore Zara skinnies, Aldo Boeken studded boots, black Zara roll neck (I borrowed this from my sister and actually really rate them this year), black and gold See by Chloe bag, Zara cream and black skull scarf, Zara black leather jacket.

I will try and have a least a day or two this week where I don’t wear anything from Zara!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biscuit and ice cream

If only that was what I was eating…

No. The biscuit refers to the colour of the new Mango skinny cords I wore today. And love! The fit is terrific and the length is perfect for me (the New Look ones have a stunning colour but don’t fit as well and are a little too short). I wore them with tan Gap ballets, a French Connection Renoir cowl top, Warehouse western denim skirt and Massimo Dutti floral scarf.

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Warehouse WESTERN JACKET

Mango Corduroy trousers NEUTRAL - House of Fraser

The ice cream refers to the girls’ dessert. I bought some writing icing a while ago to decorate cup cakes, and on a whim decided to do lion faces on their ice cream tonight. Clearly they are not discerning as they absolutely loved it! And I can only but hope they don’t start requesting different animals as Mummy is obviously cack handed. Not like the super talented Eat Cookie Sleep Cookie – have you seen her work? Absolutely beautiful. Anyway, my girls are stuck with my “art” and were pleased so I thought I’d mention this in case it appealed to you.

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Sunrays and skinnies

Yesterday I took my biggest sweetheart out for a quick grocery shop to M&S. In addition to the new lamb chipolatas (which are delicious!), I bought the same tennis bracelet as Tracey. I was prepared to pay the full price of £19.50, but was quite pleased to find it reduced to £10 (its still full price online). Both Tracey and I are now planning on buying more as gifts. Husband is thrilled thinking that now I won’t want a diamond bracelet. I love the blind optimism of the man.

 

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I was wearing my tomato red sunray jersey Primark skirt. It’s hard for me to convey just how much the girls love this skirt – they cannot leave it alone. They try and pull it down, hide under it, hang off it while I walk, use it as a blanket… Charming, initially, and then a bit annoying. Unlike the TopShop skirt the other WornOut ladies have, this is not at all flattering around my waist, so I always have to wear a tight top and fitted jacket to try and trim my torso, visually (oh God, did you just read that?!). So I am wearing a cropped, fitted Warehouse denim jacket (I might tumble dry it for a better fit) and a black fitted stretchy long sleeve Primark top (£3.50 – buy them! 95% cotton w 5% elastane for good stretchiness), and Banana Republic black ballets.

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On the way back, I stopped in at New Look to try the gorgeous coloured skinny cords again, this time in a size 8 (I am normally a size 10). Eureka!! I almost died getting them on, but Tracey assures me cords give a lot. As the day goes on, I am seeing this is true. Shame, though, I couldn’t get them in a size 9.

So today, I wore the New Look cords with a white long sleeve Primark top, tan leather Gap ballets, Warehouse denim jacket and tan leather Zara cross body bag. With the tennis bracelet, of course!!

 

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Dark Red (Red) Red Corduroy Skinny Trousers | 256424761 | New Look

It’s black and white

I love black and white. A monochrome palette, if you will. Since I am also a paisley lover, I was delighted to see this suit in Mango.

And as you can see, the detail in the print is superb (as is the value – thank you Mango for having pretty things that are very affordable!).

However, I would like to point out that as a suit, as such, I think it’s a heinous fashion crime. So, then the question is: what would you buy, the jacket or the trousers?

While considering the suit, I passed the sale rail. Never going to find anything there. Not at this late stage. Or was I? Oh hello, charming lace skirt! I need another full mini skirt and its sweet. And cost just the same amount as that written on the note I found in my pocket – £10. Shopping serendipity.

I wore my beloved lavender New Look skinnies and London Republic silver leather ballets , off white linen w crochet trim Massimo Dutti top and Warehouse denim jacket.

Getting shirty

Dashing about this morning finding dresses for the girls, I also found this shirt dress at the back of their wardrobe. Hello, old friend! I haven’t worn you for, what, 4 or so years?

As we were heading to the zoo for the THIRD time in 2 weeks (dear me!), I thought the shirt dress would add a touch of safari style and would be perfect with some leopard print sandals. Don’t laugh – if you kept going to the same places you’d try to inject some variety via your outfits, too!

Something I have just started doing is running a soft eyeliner *under* my top eyelashes and its really making my –otherwise pale and washed out– eyes stand out, but in a neat and subtle way. Drawing above my eyelashes never works for me as it gets too messy and looks too “made up” for day time. I was going to try the gel eyeliner w a brush trick but that’s too much work for me. And this way I am using products I already have. I especially like it with a dark coloured eyeliner, so you get a hint of the colour.

Finally, if you are after a good, affordable mascara, I recommend the Maybelline Stilletto mascara in waterproof brown/black. I am blonde so I need the dark brown, as black is too harsh. I buy it from eBay for under £4 and am very pleased with it. No flaking, no smudging and it makes my lashes so long! I must order some more (I wear a lot of mascara!)…

Outfit is: black Oasis shirt dress (old old old but doing well!), leopard print Warehouse Carina sandals (old) and gold filigree ASOS earrings.