This is my new favourite thing to wear. This rather plain unassuming Gap grey sweatshirt. My favourite thing to wear is different from say a new favourite garment which appeals to me for it's aesthetics and gives me palpitations.
This new favourite sweatshirt has the classic v stitched detail at the neck, is a relaxed fit and the sleeves are not overly long. I only had to fold them over the once and they were designed so they could be folded over with no ugly internal seams showing. Full marks to the designer who remembered the people with short arms.
Gap Sunkissed Grey Sweatshirt, H&M (not very) Low Skinny Jeans
I've kind of lived in it since I got it - it's just one of those basic wardrobe staples that you find indispensable and that you should have got years back instead of messing around with weird tiger striped ones. But it's not very exciting is it? But real life is a bit like that - come on tell me - do you honestly walk round in 4" high heels every day and a silk blouse whilst cleaning the toilet? You do - I bow to your amazingness.
Anyway, can I introduce you to my navy Zatchels saddle bag? To celebrate their second birthday last weekend, Zatchels ran a 50% off promotion on their bags. Which meant there were no more excuses for just looking and not buying.
Zatchels Small Navy Saddle Bag
All very grey and blue - yes? A bit neither here nor there? Let's remedy that with a bit of colour? How about two colourful Power Rangers photo bombing my shoot then?
Small People - Not Available in store or online.
Shoo! Go away!
Anyway, back to business and another accessory to liven up the old sweatshirt - a crinkled cotton scarf from the H&M men's section.
My taste in scarves has changed somewhat over the last couple of years. I seem to have been moving away from the prettier floral/birds/butterfly type scarves and been moving to "plainer"and less feminine styles. I like the fact that the pattern is reminiscent of a traditional Japanese fan print.
I'm also liking this one (this might be in a wish basket somewhere :o)
I was particularly pleased to see some similar scarf designs by Kiriko which were mentioned on the Tomboy Style blog a few days ago. If I was particularly flush in the pennies department I would have one of their beautiful Boro (Japanese indigo) one of a kind scarves which uses vintage boro fabrics and are all hand stitched.
Have a look but they are selling out fast and though not a UK based company, they do ship internationally if you are looking for something different.
And then I thought, which jacket? The old marmite floral quilted granny number .....
Jack Wills Floral Quilted Jacket (old)
or something a little more subdued? Told you I was moving away from the pretty stuff. But both work.
Swirly whirly Japanese fan print close up
Next Knitted Bomber (old)
I was having an online discussion the other day with a few other bloggers about Zatchels and who had bought one in the promotion. Someone said they had a zingy apple green one and and I said I'd gone for lovely corporate navy. I toyed with the tan one for a while and even considered the pewter one but in the end, I went with the navy. I know what I'm doing - honest.
Oh and I was trying to do a close up of my bag when George insisted on Upchuck being included in the photo.
Kids. They can't leave you alone can they?
Last Note :
- The Gap sweatshirt is currently £14.99 in store in the sale but £24.95 online. Why?
- The navy blue one is good too :o) Not saying anything more except it would be rude not to get one right?