George and I were pootling together today. We pootled in the morning and we pootled a bit more in the afternoon until cabin fever got the better of us (me) and we (I) decided to pootle off to the York Outlet. I layered up. There's a reason for this. If you are going to the York Outlet with children, there is always the inevitable stint of standing around in the outdoor play area whilst they run their little hearts out whilst you stand there freezing. I've learnt to make it more bearable by (1) purchasing a Costa coffee which I can sip whilst watching the little darlings play and (2) layering up well so you don't freeze your extremities off.
So I started off with a black thermo layer long sleeved vest thing from Primark (not seen) which is not dissimilar to the Uniqlo heattech range which everyone seems to swear by except for me. The except for me is purely because I haven't got round to buying one yet and seeing as how warmer days are imminent, the purchase will probably be delayed till next winter. Also, the Primark one was just hanging there in my line of vision in the store when I heard there was cold weather afoot so I conveniently prepped myself with Primark's finest. This will tide me over till I end up with the inevitable heattech vest - I need to feel the hype for myself.
This was topped by a navy Gap waffle knit jumper which I am sure is getting bigger every time I wear it. And this was further topped off with the old Oasis faux fur gilet. I wore this a few weeks back under the Mango jacket for extra warmth and I have to say it really is very effective hence the fact that I wore it again today under my altered grey coat. The faux fur gilet is reversible so on one side I have this sueded effect body with a furry collar and when you turn it inside out, I then have a furry body with a shorn collar (which I have never worn like this for fear I might look like a little baby black bear or at worst a Tasmanian devil.
Oasis Black Faux Fur Gilet, Gap Outlet Navy Jumper
I have to say the black Topshop Jamie jeans are the best belly warmers around and I was hoping that they would have a sucky in effect but they don't. They are so stretchy that they just mould themselves around your belly. It's not pretty and I'm not showing. And a pair of old black Belstaff biker boots. Old and a bit worn around the edges but very soft and comfy.
Topshop Black Jamie Jeans, Belstaff Black Biker Boots
The grey altered coat was donned .....
Marks & Spencer Grey Altered Coat
..... and a small child added for the finishing touch.
Small Red Power Ranger ready to defend against the evil Orgs!!!
Just have to say, whilst I was at the outlet today ... I was recognised. Well actually George was recognised from my blog and consequently I was recognised.
Great! My child is more famous than me ;o)
- Hi to the lady in the green coat with the nice starry scarf if you're reading. I was going to ask to take your picture but I was too shy ... maybe next time?
- To all those who have a Uniqlo heattech vest - Are they really that good?
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