Topshop Maternity Jumper
New Look Straight Jeans (turned up)
New Look Nude Pumps
Something simple and easy for a day at home helping with Ben's homework, making Sunday dinner and just chilling.
Now for the eagle-eyed, you will have spotted the label under the first photo as Topshop Maternity Jumper. For the record, I am NOT pregnant (Grumps - you can stop worrying now - there is no number three .... breathe). I am wearing a maternity jumper but I am not pregnant. People wear non maternity clothes when they are pregnant, I wear maternity clothes when I am not. That's just the way I roll and it's a perfectly good jumper to be worn with bump, without bump or a big lunch tum. I especially like the lace neck detailing but this is also it's downfall. What you don't realise is that there didn't always used to be a dark lining underneath the lace and it was just sheer. All well and fine but it dipped a bit too near the old cleavage and showed just a little too much. I subscribe to the school of put them away. I don't mind other people looking busty but busty looks funny on me or maybe I've just got used to being small on top. I really liked the jumper but as it wasn't working for me, I was going to ebay it until I had a brainwave and decided I could make this one work. So I found an old navy vest top which I didn't wear - I cut it up and used it to back the lace. Ta dah!!!!
For those wondering why I used a cream thread instead of a navy - it's because the stitching doesn't show on the cream bits on the outside of the jumper (clever moi? oh well, if you insist).
For once it's what's on the outside that counts!
Anyway lacy jumpers aside, today is Monday and what a difference a day makes - the rainy dreariness is a sight to behold. It's boot weather and it's cold. Rain, rain and more rain and the lighting is bad in the house which makes for poor picture quality (well it does if you know nothing about taking photos). So today I wore this.
Topshop Maternity Jumper (again)
Next Dark Skinny Jeans (old)
Next Black Waxed Biker Boots (old)
I'm basically being kind to myself and reducing my washload and being environmentally friendly by wearing a garment more than once before it hits the wash basket. But what you will notice is a gradual move over to the dark side. And because it was cold, I added a fleece - yes people - a fleece before I left the house. I have no credibility left. But cold is cold and I'm not a nice person when I'm cold so better warm and unfashionable than cold and narky.
Grey Tesco F&F Fleece
(best £10 I ever spent)
And to top it all off, the piece de resistance .......... a rain jacket. A walking rain jacket of the most unfashionable kind complete with hood.
Sprayway Walking Jacket (old)
I'm sorry - this is real life and it's bucketing down outside. I would like to say I have a lovely, most becoming waterproof trench which is of a most high fashion calibre but to be honest, this is it. It works, it keeps me dry and I have two kids to hang on to get them across a busy road to school - I need to be hands free! Hands are not for holding on to a brollys but to hang on to small people before they try to break the biggest puddle jump record ever! So am I alone in my mundaneness or is there anybody working a more fashionable and waterproof look out there?
Anyway, this is just a small post - well compared to the last epic, it is. I have a few projects in mind over the next few weeks - the first of which I am about to embark i.e. I am now going to paint the woodwork in the family room. If I start wittering away kind of funny over the next few days ... that will be the paint fumes working their way in to my befuddled brain!