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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Snow, CDG Stripe Tee and Defiance



Snow. I spit on you. PAH! I laugh in your white face and will not acknowledge that you are lurking outside my front door. All four inches of you. I will ignore you and PRETEND that the real March has not been abducted by January and that the buds are budding and the leaves are forming and the daffs have sprung. And in my make believe spring world, I am wearing the following :







CDG Play Tee, H&M Denim Skirt, Gap Trench, Swedish Hasbeens for H&M



IN YOUR FACE SNOW!!!!!
(no toes were harmed in the making of this post)
(today I went out in wellies and snow gear because I am not that loony)





62 comments:

  1. You didn't actually go outside in the snow like that, did you? I get cold just thinking about it!

    I have those exact same shoes. How excited were you to get Hasbeens at H&M prices? I was over the moon. Plus they're super comfortable, right? My only gripe is that the label stickers came off and now the inside wood part looks less than lovely. But once my feet are in them no one can tell!

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    1. I'm not a total loony you know. I did say I was pretending we were having a real March with spring like weather. This is what I wish I could wear right now. I confess - I saw the red Swedish Hasbeens on your blog and did a search for them and got them for about £20 new which I thought was a pretty good price. I've not had the opportunity to wear them yet but I'm looking forward to clopping down the street in them when the weather is kinder.

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    2. Really?! I'm so flattered and honored to have caused you to seek them out! You're going to love them, they're super comfy. Can't believe you found them after all this time... Soon you will know the joy of the hasbeen, and the even greater joy of the hasbeen for cheap! Haha...

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    3. I never used to take much notice of the H&M collaborations and the only one I bought from was the Marni one. I saw the Madonna one and I just thought it was awful and I never looked at another one till the Marni one came along as it looked a little more wearable and I liked the prints. I totally missed the CDG one and the Swedish Hasbeens but I'm not sure I would have picked up on them at the time anyway. My tastes change from year to year but I think I'm a secret seventies chick. I love the Marc Jacobs sandals you have too but that one would have been way too hard to track down. I hope these are super comfy because to look at they make me feel super happy. Here's to happy wearing!

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  2. I love that top, the skirt (check out the waistband!) and the trench coat - a really fab look. Now go and put your thermals on!

    Is the skirt a recent H&M purchase?
    Fiona

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    1. It was a purchase from last year. I kind of fell in love with the retro details and was delighted to find it in H&M which always makes things much more affordable. But look what I've just found http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/denim-h-m-skirt-10-/350745064581?pt=UK_Women_s_Skirts&hash=item51aa08f485 with 2 days to go. On your marks.....

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  3. Legs!!!! We have wet , drizzly horrid rain here- the sort that makes my hair the size of a explosion in a wire wool factory. Love the splash of red.

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    1. We have oodles of snow and I'm about to head out of the door soon all wrapped up warm complete with trapper hat. Yes, it really is that bad and I can't believe it's March. I feel a repercussion of last year's summer coming on.

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  4. Love that skirt on you Sue, looks fab. If only the outfit could get a proper outing???!! x

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    1. If only! Snow, snow go away, come back another day - like on December 25th would be good!

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  5. LOVE that skirt, has a real seventies feel & the detail at the waist is special - do you have a link? Hope you still make it to trinity despite the snow - let me know what you think. Someone told me yesterday that 1 new shop a week was opening for the next 6 months - thats a lot of shops, I didn't see that many empty units, although my visit was brief! x

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    1. I actually bought it last year. I loved the waistband and it tickled me that Isabel Marant was doing plaited waistbands too http://susiesoso.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/denim-skirts.html.

      There is the exact same skirt on Ebay currently which I was telling Fiona about above http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/denim-h-m-skirt-10-/350745064581?pt=UK_Women_s_Skirts&hash=item51aa08f485.

      And I chickened out of going in to Leeds today - I couldn't face it. I will do it mid-week when there shouldn't be as many people to contend with. I saw the publicity pic of all the people in the centre and I was just thinking - hope the place doesn't cave in!

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  6. Check out the legs on Sue!! Great look just a pity it wasn't weather appropriate. Im not heading out the door today so maybe I should just wear what I want like u regardless of weather, might cheer me up a bit.

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    1. It is so weather inappropriate today. I've been out briefly and I was a vision in my black padded coat and trapper hat!

      Even indoors - I'm still all wrapped up. I was just going through the wardrobe and thinking about what I actually want to wear. I want a bit of colour, fewer layers, the wind beneath my toes ... sort of :o)

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  7. I love you, you mentalist!!!! Adore that waistband and SEE you do look great in it. I would look like a cheap barmaid. BUGGER. Love love love those hasbeens.

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    1. No more mental than you Kat! And cheap barmaid my foot. I have to say, the skirt would probably end a bit mid-thigh on you though. Poses no problem with my little stumps!

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  8. gorgeous outfit! I am digging my CDG breton out as I type (kind of)! :)
    the snow absolutely sucks - I'm so, so tired of it. please weather, just give us a break! x

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    1. I know the weather is truly mad and awful. I bet even your Sorels are not making you smile at the moment. I'm living in hope that the sun will appear SOON and the temperatures will climb above 2 degrees!

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  9. Oooh la la! Don't you look very French?! You're snowed under over there, we're rained out of it over here .. bloody hell, will it ever end? Cute, cute skirt btw:)

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    1. Thank you Helen. I trust you had a nice birthday yesterday? Yes we're snowed under (but slowly melting) and I'm supposed to be going on an Easter Egg hunt tomorrow. As someone said, it should be easy, follow the footsteps in the snow and you'll know where the eggs were planted!

      And a little bit French never hurt anyone did it?

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  10. You look great, such a shame that it remains a pipe dream. (ps, I especially love the mac, very Diana Rigg)

    Spring? SPRING?

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    1. Exactly, Spring, Spring, where are you? Please come SOON!

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  11. Haha - I love it. Though relieved you didn't actually go out in the snow like that. You just can't beat stripes and denim with a bit of red. It's fabulous. Have a great weekend and keep your tootsies warm! Ax

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    1. Yes, I'm doing the proverbial red, white and blue (with a bit of sand) thrown in. It's funny how the little bit of red just livens things up a bit. Hope it's not too bad where you are and you're having a good weekend too!

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  12. I love the trench, I am looking for one like this.
    I have just discovere your blog ad I love it so I am now following you.
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    1. Thank you Sandra for popping past and the follow. I will pop along to see you on yours!

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  13. We've got between 6 and 8 inches of the dratted stuff. I love the skirt - it's just the right length to hide my ever-increasing thread veins - sorry too much info? Sandals look great but my toes are going white and then blue at the thought of them at the moment! Your legs look in good nick if I may say so - and I'm not being weird - it's just that mine resemble blotchy/mottled croc skin after being suffocated for so long (sorry too much info again?)- will take me a while to get them ready for exposure - don't have to worry about that just yet - sorry am waffling now! x

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    1. Not too much info. I think age catches up with us all. Any much shorter and I reserve that for holidays abroad where exposed flesh in all it's guises seems so much more acceptable. And my legs are not that good - it's just that the lighting seems to be "soft focusing" them admirably. Sometimes, I'm so glad that I have only passable photos!

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  14. Oh how I wish it were spring o we could wear outfits like that outside now. I'm going to a party.....in Wellies, padded parka and hat over my dress....will change into open toes sandals when I come in from the snow. I'm with you Sue....snow you won't stop me either you sod!!!!

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    1. That's the spirit Claire! You go girl! And I have to admit - I am as sensible as you really. I also take slippers with me to people's houses. Is that a bit much?

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  15. I missed out on the Swedish Hasbeens for H&M, but am cruising a pair on Amazon that I think will end up on my front steps soon. Love the CDG tee, also. The little logo makes it so much more fun than your average stripey tee!

    If it makes you feel any better... here in the southern U.S. it's cold then hot then cold leading everyone to mass illness. I say Spring For All! And soon!

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    1. I'm with you there Martha!!! X

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    2. I took the inspro from your post a couple of weeks ago when you found an old picture of yourself as a child with your breton and flared jeans. I didn't do the flared jeans but I took on the 70's vibe with the skirt. Did I pass?

      We have sun this morning but it's icy cold outside ... brrrr.

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  16. Love his combination, and the colour of the sandals! It's such a shame that we can't even think about wearing them yet....I am so tired of triple layers, double thickness socks and the same old tired-out boots. I'm sure that I've actually forgotten what my body looks like beneath all of this padding..not even worth the effort of painting toenails! We have about 7 inches of snow here, and still growing. The very thought of summer clothes seems like so so far away..x

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  17. we live in THE LAND THAT SPRING FORGOT!

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    1. We do. And last year, we lived in THE LAND THAT SUMMER FORGOT!

      Yes, it's such a shame that I'm not able to amble outside in the above ensemble and instead I will be shuffling out in a heattech vest, jumper and wellies. I am so sick of layers. Will this winter never end???

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  18. I can't believe that it is still snowing when it should be spring! Very cute outfit though, and I imagine cute still with wellies x

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    1. Actually - you have a point - it is do-able with wellies but you know what, I think I shall wait till the weather gets better! The knees can't take it!

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  19. Lol, well if it makes you feel any better, it snows over here until May. So no spring time for me anytime soon! Oh, and I LOVE LOVE your tee. I love horizontal striped tee's in general, but that little heart logo is what makes this one so particularly charming!!

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    1. The tee is cute isn't it and like you say the little heart is charming. It always makes me smile.

      And it snows till May? More pictures of you in your winter wonderland then?

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  20. Love denim skirts and love face off with the snow, Sue
    J
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    1. Yeah ... but the snow is winning. Drat.

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  21. Put your legs away woman, you are making me feel colder than I already am!

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    1. It's okay - I've put them well and truly away and they are happily encased in their soulmate denims.

      Come on Spring!

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  22. I love this skirt on you - that braiding detail at the top is so walking around Capri on vacay. My legs are always so scaly and yukky, I just gave away my denim skirt and now I'm regretting.

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    1. If only I was in Capri on vacay! I'd love it to be shorter but the legs are not good past the knees!

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  23. I love this post! So hilarious the way it was written. kekeke...

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  24. Oooooh I love the Hasbeens - I have some Lottas waiting to be aired this spring - very good price wise and look just like the Hasbeens. I can't believe the snow - it's been a while since I lived up North but snow was RARE - what's going on? :)

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    1. I don't know what's going on with the weather - it's horrid. Snow is nice in January but not in March when we are all supposed to be shedding the winter layers and prancing around in light layers. I give up!

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  25. Yes, I most definitely want some hasbeens now, they look so fabulous. Need to steal your style and get them in red too.

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    1. The red makes them stand out don't they? My natural instinct when going for something like this is either white or tan but after seeing them on Defnes blog, I wanted the sames ones and just be chance I spotted a new pair on Ebay in my size. It was fate!

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  26. Looks like a perfect spring outfit. Shame that the spring didn't get a memo. The weather is just awful isn't it?

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    1. Dear Spring.

      Please can you come to England. NOW. Thank you.

      Yours sincerely

      Sue

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  27. Hi Sue-a perfect Spring outfit, love all your pieces here and your red sandals add a perfect pop of colour, roll on summer when you can wear them outside!!

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    1. Hi Sharon - roll on summer indeed! I don't mind even jumping from spring straight to summer - anything a few degrees warmer would do!

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  28. Looking fabulous and very springy!! The snow will soon melt away. Love the denium skirt and am rather tempted to get myself a similar version (and I dont wear skirts too much).

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    1. This is one of two skirts I acknowledge. The rest are squirreled away and soon to be ebayed.

      I don't wear skirts much either.

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  29. I'm with you there. I can't wait to discard all the thick knitwear and coats. So sick of coats!!

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    1. So O.V.E.R it.

      Let's move on to Spring please.

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  30. Ha ha... no toes were harmed! I always love your wit. It's funny, I'm gearing up and looking forward to wearing sweaters. Over the heat! Let's do a weather swap :)

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    1. Yes please Mandi! I have a thermo zone top and a Uniqlo heat tech top on today. I've really been piling the layers on.

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