Friday, 30 January 2015

Stella and Spot

Yesterday seemed like a casual morning as I was off to work at 2pm. The snow hadn't really hit us here and I decided to dig out my beloved converse that haven't seen the light of day for a few months. I love the dot print on them as it is slightly unusual and the grey works with anything. I also wore some old Boden trousers which are really starting to have seen better days which is such a shame and a jumper from Kin at John Lewis. I love this range, it is very similar in style to Whistles but certainly more affordable. In fact, that reminds me to check out the spring go google...

I have recently been made aware of the most beautiful range of jewellery by a company called Stella and Dot. I was lucky enough to get the see much of the spring range at a party recently and fell I love with so much of it. I ordered a beautiful yellow necklace which I was pleased to receive really quickly and a lovely simple gold bracelet. I thought this was the perfect accompaniment to my simple outfit. I cannot recommend the jewellery enough, it is so pretty and seems so much better quality than anything on the high street. I'm not knocking good old Primark for its £3 bargains but a girl needs a treat hey!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Love leather

So finally I have sorted my photos and got everything. Connected, uploaded, saved (I think?!) and working so the blog is up and running again. It's lovely that so many of you have been reading and enjoying and and asking about my updates. I love it that you are Kent up to date on all my wardrobe experiments!

It's still well and truly winter hey, that sucks! I am longing for the spring and my next quest is to find some lovely coloured ballet pumps as I never seem to find any that fit me? Any recommendations? 

Sometime late last year I managed to find my dream leather skirt. I seem to have a list of perfect 'wants' and love it when I find one. This is from Whistles which you will know by now is one of my favourites. They had a great 25% off promotion and so it made it a more reasonable price. It's bad that despite buying it sometime ago I've only worn it a couple of times. I find that is is actually pretty versatile and have worn it for an evening out and a day shopping. I love the slight a-line style and it is a gorgeous buttery soft leather.

For the daytime look I've teamed it with a grey Whistles tee and a necklace from H&M. For the more evening look I'm wearing a fab yellow top from Primark and thick black tights. The necklace is from Primark. I also wore a thick ponte fabric blazer and print scarf also from Whistles. You'll notice the piles of clothes on the back as I had a wardrobe explosion! The rail literally gave way. I don't think this means anything ha,ha!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Going green

I am twins less today and went into town to meet my Mum for a browse round rather shops, I say browse as I have so much to pay for this month annoyingly! As the weather is still quite warm I decided  to resist tights for another week and go bare legged even though my tan has all but faded. I wore a green Boden skirt I bought from a Preloved Boden selling page. I had been after it for a while but they still seemed to sell for quite a lot on eBay deity being a couple of summers old so was happy to pick this perfect one up for £11 a few weeks back. It was too long for me but some simple sewing meant this was easy to sort. 

I wore it with my favourite ankle boots and a Gap denim shirt which I am loving. The necklace is from H&M and my Mum just bought it back from Canada for me, this is the second day in a row I've worn it so she made a good choice! The bag is a fabulous Mulberry.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Loving the J Crew

Well I think it is safe to say that I have failed my no buying September challenge. I don't even think I can be blamed, first Boden go and slash their sale prices to am all time low and I would have been stupid not to stock up on some bit for the twins for next summer. And clothes for them doesn't really count anyway. Ok, ok I may have selected a couple of bargains for myself as well..whoops!

Secondly my friend has been to LA with work. He kindly offered to bring back some bits for me and so I sent him with a list of things from my favourite US shop, J Crew. We have one here as well now on Oxford Street but it is so crazily expensive by comparison it pains me to buy anything knowing it will be so much cheaper there. Top of my list were these sweatpants that they are showing more dressed up with heels and look amazing but it's not really an everyday look for me so I'm wearing them with an old old old Abercrombie and Fitch shirt and the silver Topshop pumps. I think this really works as a casual look and they are really comfy. 

He managed to pick up a few other bargains as well, dresses from Banana Republic, another favourite and good old Gap too. A couple of bargain tees and a statement necklace from J Crew as well. I'm sure I will be showing them on here at some point. 

I may have mentioned before that I really do not like leggings! Or at least I thought I didn't. I disliked them on everyone, thought they looked horrid and unflattering on all and would never consider them. For some reason this week I decided to give some Sainsbury's ones a try and I am converted. I love them! They are thick and comfy and practical and look cute too. I take it all back leggings and I'm sorry for giving you such a hard time! They seem to go with everything in my wardrobe although I wore them with a simple white tshirt this week.

Just testing the water a bit with this one but I have a tonne of things I am currently selling on a Facebook page and am wondering if I should post any on the blog? I've seen it work on other blogs, would this be something anyone is interested in?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

New trainers

Today felt like a more casual day, I did some housework in the morning and then met my friend for a run at Attenborough Nature Reserve. I haven't ran for about 3 and half weeks so wasn't looking forward to it but was happy to do 5 miles with reasonable times. I decided that my running trainers really have had it though and although I'm not spending money on clothes in September I reasoned that these were more a necessity than a want. I have been thinking about it for a few weeks and took a trip to Decathlon yesterday and ended up with these lovelies...

I decided to wear my fabulous Maharishi trousers, they are so comfy and soft and the best 'casual' trouser I own. I cannot recommend them enough. It's like wearing pjs all day! I wore them with a pink to from White Stuff and a Gap jumper.

Tomorrow I'm off to town with my Mum and Catherine for the ultimate test of will power. No shopping for me!