Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Quick OOTD : 13/07/16 Grapefruit

Jack Wills Cardigan (old but similar here and in the sale)
 Tan Plaited belt (old but similar here)
Primark Straight Leg Ankle Grazer Jeans (instore but similar here)
Manebi Leopard Espadrilles (old but similar here)
Primark Raffia Bag (instore but this one is nice too)

Sometimes I wear bright colours. Yes I do. This colour I call grapefruit. #fancyshmancy


Last Note : 

  • The Matalan camisole is a good buy for £6. It's double lined at the front unlike some which gives a little more coverage.
  • The black jeans are from Primark and it is their straight leg ankle grazer jeans (button fly). I've chopped the hems down despite them being supposedly ankle grazer length. They may be on some people but obviously not on me. I'm living in these as they a little looser than skinnies and are just a different silhouette for me. 

Friday, 1 July 2016

A Not So Simple White Shirt

A good white shirt is not that easy to find. I've tried a few times actually and they can be a bit hit and miss. I've had a beautifully soft cotton voile one from Whistles which I let go just recently because I never wore it. It was a touch sheer and a proper pain to iron. I then gave a linen one from Uniqlo a go and that was nice to wear but it was too plain and consequently too boring. I tried again with an H&M one the other year - quite basic but it seemed to do the job but I never felt that that good in it. It was okay but I never reached for it like I do the blue ones in my wardrobe. And then I came across my latest one from H&M. With the sleeve ties. 

Man, those sleeve ties do it for me.

H&M Shirt, Zara Jeans (A/W15)

They just manage to take my white shirt from boring to soaring. Yay!

Zara Jeans (A/W15)
Next Skate Pumps old but 2016 version here


Last Note :

  • I'm wearing a size 10 for reference and I am a size 10. 
  • The cotton is more like the kind you would find on a man's shirt - so not too sheer.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Quick OOTD : 29/06/16 Before the Rain Came ....

Topshop Pleated Skirt (Similar here)
Bella Freud for Sainsburys Tote (£3 now in store).

.... and I had to put a big waterproof jacket on. #rainraingoaway

Monday, 27 June 2016

My Margaret Howell Style Steal

I sometimes pop in to the York Outlet and I've probably said before that my favourite shop in there is the Margaret Howell one. I rarely buy anything but I do still like to look - they have lovely things but I think I'm a foot short for a lot of the things. Okay, I don't think, I KNOW I'm a foot short for most of the things. Plus my purse is a lot short too.

There's a lovely lady who works in there (waves at lovely lady incase she's reading) who recognises me from the blog. Always impeccably turned out (all the people are, in the Margaret Howell outlet) and as I was chatting to her, I noted her rather lovely navy cotton shirt which I commented on. You know how these things haunt you? Well cue hankering for a navy cotton shirt.

Long story short, I didn't buy a Margaret Howell navy shirt. I bought a Mango one. The one below to be precise which also happens to be in the sale (woohoo!).

Loose fitting (we don't do skin tight in MH), slightly sheer light cotton and with a small nehru collar. I had high hopes which were not dashed at all. I am delighted.

Thank you for the inspro, nice Margaret Howell outlet lady! I'll have to pluck up the courage to ask you your name one day :)

Mango Shirt, F&F Culottes, Adidas Stan Smith

  • I've already got my F&F stripey trews seen here and they go well with the navy shirt but the Mango ones featured above are also nice and are currently in the sale. That waist detail adds some interest and if you're not adverse to a slim vest top or a white tee, these would look fab tucked in these trousers for a perfectly relaxed summer look.
  • I'm pretty lazy when it comes to footwear so minimal faff and comfort speaks volumes to me. These tan suede espadrille slides look to be exactly all that and the slight platform gives it a 2016 vibe.
  • I couldn't resist picking up this tote when I was in the outlet. I was going to treat myself at Christmas but all manner of things ended up being bought instead but I was delighted to spot it in the store. The hubs paid for it. He doesn't know that yet. He might do now.
  • Denim culottes. I know they can be a bit of a love hate item but I've come to love them. I had to decide between the M&S ones I posted a little while back here in May and the Florence & Fred ones featured above. I eventually opted for the F&F ones because the waist was a fraction lower and they just felt a little lighter to wear. They've practically sold out online but they seem to be available in store still but if you can't get hold of a pair, these Warehouse ones as sported by Bean are lovely and are currently reduced too.
  • Your wardrobe is not complete without a pair of white trainers. The Jigsaw trainers above are as simple and minimal as they come and the leather is soft and supple, however, I've just spotted their new slip on trainers which have come online here and they are pretty major! #hubbahubba

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

To Loafer or Not to Loafer?

I'm late. I'm late. I'm late to this Loafer date. But I guess if you're a bit late, what usually ends up happening is a plethora of them end up on the high street and at lower prices than the first set of offerings.

Cue the ASOS Movement leather loafers which I've just spotted. £35. Not bad. Silver or black leather? Silver or black. 

Silver. I'm rubbish with black shoes.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Random Bag Post

Whilst I was in M&S the other day, I spotted the above bag. Nice one M&S. Real suede, useful size, magnetic fastening and a little bit retro in design. I'm also liking the canvas strap. Not as dark as seen on the website but a nice mid shade so not too heavy for summer or going into autumn (I'm wishing the summer away aren't I?). 

That's it. Nice bag :o) 


Last Note :

  • Just realised why I was so drawn to it! It has a whiff of Gucci about it! #ohyes