Dress – H&M, coin necklace – H&M, black opaques – Wolford, bracelets – Links of London, watch – Michael Kors, black Coachella boats – c/o Air & Grace
I had been resisting getting out my boots and opaques because once they out, they are out for a very long time! But actually I’ve really loved digging out my old favourites especially these Coachella boots from Air & Grace it has to be said. The comfiest boots ever. They truly are like walking on a cloud!
I found this dress on the sale rail in H&M for something silly like £6. I had a look to see if it was still online but it looks like it has sold out now. There are lots of other dresses that I now have my eye on mind, I’m loving H&M this season. I digress. This dress is such a simple shape but I love the petrol blue colour. I could probably have got away with a size smaller to be honest but I actually like the looser fit. It’s funny because before I lost weight, I wouldn’t dream of wearing a dress like this. I’m quite enjoying getting to know what suits me again. And anyway, I think the looser fit makes the dress look more casual. Let’s face it, it’s not like I have any reason to dress up these days! Ha!
So that was me! What have you been wearing this week? Have you dug your boots and opaques out yet?
Pattern shift dress – H&M, silver coin necklace – H&M, watch, Michael Kors, navy opaques – Marks & Spencer, Bali boots in grey suede – c/o Seven Boot Lane
It feels like ages since I did an actual outfit post here and to be honest with you, it’s because I am sick to death of everything in my wardrobe. Nothing to wear argh! Hardly any of my old stuff fits properly anymore and I can’t afford to replace everything. A lot of my old winter dresses just drown me now or just don’t fit right. Slouching off the shoulders or other such annoyances. Ugh. I have sold some bits on eBay but I must be completely rubbish at it as I never sell anything for anywhere near what I paid for them. Some lucky people have stung me for some absolute bargains. Ouch. And then of course instead of spending what pennies I have made on replacing things for me, it always seems to get eaten up by other much more important things. I know it can’t just be me who feels guilty about spending money on themselves. So silly. Sigh.
Anyway, I spotted this shift dress in H&M and it was so cheap but even more cheerful that I couldn’t resist treating myself. I absolutely love the print it has a mid-century feel, don’t you think? It has a high neck and my boobs are the one part of my body that point blank refuse to shrink so I sized up so that I didn’t feel strangled. (A problem that I suspect only girls who are blessed in this department quite understand.) But also I bought this dress to wear now with opaques but come springtime, I want to wear it with bare legs so keeping it looser in style means that there is no danger of flashing my bum on the school run. And there is no is-it-a-dress-or-is-it-a-tunic debate with it worn this way. It is definitely a dress. I absolutely love the loose fit though and I can see this being a really versatile little dress for months to come. Listen at me defending my fifteen quid purchase, there goes that guilt thing again! Ha!
This necklace is also from H&M but from last summer if I remember rightly. It has a chunky chain and shiny little Roman coins I love it. Although I suspect that the coins might not actually be from ancient Rome. Ahem. I’ve worn the dress today with my new Bali boots from Seven Boot Lane. I absolutely love these boots with this dress, the soft grey suede just works so well. And I can’t wait to lose the opaques on this whole outfit when spring has finally sprung and I dare to bare my legs. I can picture it already.
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week? Are you thinking ahead to spring too?
There’s no denying that autumn is well and truly here but I’m at that in between point where I’m not quite ready to pull out the woolies and opaques yet. Firstly, it’s not that cold not by Yorkshire standards anyway and secondly, once they are out they are out for a very long time! So whilst my summer clothes are well and truly packed away, I’m very much easing myself into the thought of winter and pretty much living in jeans for now. This year is just flying by arghhh!
White shirt and jeans. Such a classic combo. But actually I don’t know about you but I find it really hard to find shirts that fit me properly. Unless you have an ironing board chest, there is always a danger of looking matronly I think. Buttons bursting at the seams is never a good look but I think I have cracked it with this white boyfriend style shirt from H&M. Plus it has elbow patches. I do love me an elbow patch.
The jeans are the ones I raved about here from Gap. Love love love these jeans! I haven’t worn anything but skinny jeans for such a long time, so even considering buying anything but was a huge leap out of a style tut for me but I’m so glad that I did. The looser fit of the straight leg is just so flattering. And ridiculously comfy.
The tan brogues were ridiculously cheap in the sale from Office but I’m not sure if they are really me to be honest. I love the colour though and I’m hoping that they will look good with wooly tights and dresses when the time comes. Maybe they will grow on me, we’ll see!
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week?
It’s Wednesday (it is Wednesday, isn’t it? The days are all starting to merge into one at this point of the summer holidays)
..so it’s what I wore
Blush blouson – Mango, indigo skinny jeans – Boden, coin necklace – H&M, bracelets – Links of London, watch – Michael Kors, nail varnish – Chanel Le Vernis in Pirate
I love the school holidays, I really do but I must admit that I’m at that bit in the middle where I’ve hit a bit of a slump. The noise, the mess, oh my godfathers THE MESS, the constant bickering and the complete and utter relentlessness of the whole 24/7 thing are beginning to take their toll. We have done lots of lovely things already and I have to keep reminding myself that we still have lots of nice plans ahead. It’s always nice to spread out the fun over the whole of the six weeks, don’t you think? Very easy to go mad in the first week and not only run out of ideas but also set their expectations way too high. No way can you sustain that off the scale level of fun fun FUN for six whole weeks people! I’ve even thrown in a family trip to the dentist this week, just to keep it real you know? They can’t wait. Best. Mummy. Ever. *snort*
So today we are just having a lazy old day at home. Well when I say lazy obviously I don’t mean in the slightest bit lazy, just that we don’t plan on leaving the house. Newsflash: life with four children can never be lazy. In fact, for the most part I feel like I’m running a very busy cafe. They never stop eating. Like seriously never. So a (not so) lazy day at home sees me wearing skinnies with my new bargain top from Mango. I sold a lot of summer dresses that were too big for me and with the proceeds I treated myself to some goodies in the Mango sale. I was actually really sensible and bought a handbag and some tops that will see me into autumn rather than buy more summer clothes though and this was one of them. It’s a gorgeous blush colour in a lovely floaty silky material. I love the shape and I’m thinking this will be perfect layered under blazers.
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week? Have you picked up any bargains in the summer sales?
Yellow floral top – H&M, vintage wash skinny jeans – Next, yellow sandals – SaltWater, butterfly bracelet – TopShop, watch – Michael Kors, initial necklace – gift from forever ago, coral nail varnish – Soigne
Well if the sunshine won’t come to me, then I will bring the sunshine to my outfit. Or something like that. Nothing like a bright sunshiney yellow to brighten up my day that’s for sure. Yellow is my favourite colour and when I spotted this top in H&M the other day, I just couldn’t resist. It has little frilled cap sleeves and pearl buttons down the front. The floral print is just so sweet and its in a lovely soft crinkly cotton. And best of all it is a size 10 woohoo! I picked up a size 12 and knew that it would swamp me just by looking at it so I dared to try a size 10 and what would you know, it only bloody well fitted me. Me. In a size 10. Happy days! Now, please don’t burst my bubble by telling me how inconsistent and often far too generous the sizings are in H&M because I just won’t listen *la la la fingers in ears while doing a I’m wearing a size 10 dance*
I can’t believe how miserable this summer is turning out to be weather wise though. I know there is time for it to change yet but seriously, skinny jeans in June? It shouldn’t be allowed! I actually vowed that this would be the summer that I would get my legs out more but the weather gods are conspiring against me. My legs aren’t that bad. Honest. I think that’s one of the reasons why I usually fall into a uniform of maxi dresses though as they are just so easy to throw on when the weather is so changeable. When it’s chilly, you can still wear them without freezing to death or looking like a prize idiot but still feel a teensy bit summery even if the weather isn’t. I think I would just rather the sun shine though. You know, like it should in the middle of June *shakes fist at sky*
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week? And more importantly, does anyone know where the sunshine is hiding?
Paisley Print Trophy Biker Jacket – Per Una at Marks and Spencer, plain white tee – H&M, indigo skinny jeans – Boden, silver jewelled ballet flats – Next, watch – Michael Kors, silver necklace – birthday present from my brother
I first spotted this jacket in Marks and Spencer in York a few weeks ago. I had four children in tow who were all s t a r v i n g and we were heading up the escalators to the cafe so there was no time to stop to have a proper look but it being Saturday lunch time, the cafe was of course packed to the brim. What was I thinking. So anyway we came back down the escalators as fast as we went up them and now my poor children were even more s t a r v i n g so I definitely didn’t have time to stop. But as I craned my neck as we whizzed by, I realised that it was in the Per Una section which completely threw me. I swear if you squinted a bit it could pass as Isabel Marant or had I completely lost the plot? I looked at it online later when I got home and actually by this point, I didn’t care if it was more mad aunt than Isabel Marant I loved it! So when we were out shopping for my son’s birthday last week, I hunted it down to try it on and there it was, this lovely little jacket hidden away in a sea of bonkers Per Una frills. It had to be mine.
I’ve worn it today with my Boden skinny jeans and just a plain white tee from H&M. The jacket is quilted but really lightweight so doesn’t feel bulky at all in fact, it’s a really nice fit. I think the biker style makes it more relaxed. I love love LOVE the print which I guess is a bit mad on paper with the grey and white background, tribal embroidery and bright paisley floral patterns. Oh man I am totally dressed like a mad aunt, aren’t I? Don’t answer that by the way!
Cream boucle blazer – Zara, white linen tee – H&M, indigo skinny jeans – Boden, bespoke ballet flats – c/o Upper Street, bracelets – Links of London, watch – Michael Kors
It was my birthday yesterday! Hoorah! Well, not really hoorah I don’t actually relish the fact that I’m another year older but making a pact ten years ago that I will be forever 27 somewhat eases the pain. Ahem. I have to confess to being a bit of a misery guts when it comes to birthdays and yesterday felt like a particularly miserable day to have a birthday with it being the day that everyone went back to school and work. Harumpf. But actually I ended up having a really really lovely day. Mr Mostly booked me a surprise appointment at the hairdressers which was a lovely way to spend a morning. Especially given that my last appointment was cancelled due to nit paranoia. Oh the joys of living with small children and all of their little friends *shudder* So after a morning of pampering, Mr Mostly picked me and my swishy new hair up and we went for lunch then shopping to buy birthday presents for my son who will be sixteen tomorrow. SIXTEEN! Now that does make me feel old! Then in the evening family came over and there was The Biggest Chocolate Cake In The World. I had such a lovely day in my own quiet way and I was well and truly spoilt. I mean like seriously spoilt. Maybe birthdays aren’t so bad after all.
This gorgeous boucle jacket from Zara was actually one of my birthday presents from Mr Mostly. I knew I had to have it the minute I saw it and he bought it for me weeks ago but I was good and didn’t wear it until my actual birthday. I absolutely love it. I just kept it simple with a plain white tee and my Boden not-so-skinny-on-me-anymore jeans and my favourite old ballet flats from Upper Street. I suspect that this is an outfit that I will wear again and again and again.
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week?