Monday Musings : 06 May 2019

Monday, 6 May 2019
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Monday Musings (1 of 5) Ancient Greeks

Trademark Check Bag

Idly browsing through the Matches website which no sane woman should actually do, I came across this year's Ancient Greek sandals. And I'm liking the new styles* they've introduced because have you seen the soles? Bouncy and much more cushty than than the traditional slap slap styles of old. I already have a pair of those type of Ancient Greek Sandals which are too flat for me these days and besides which age, experience and wisdom dictates that my heels deserve better these days. I ordered the Aglaia style in the cream when Matches had a ten percent discount code the other week. At the time, the cream was a no brainer as I love a cute little pair of slides but now I'm wondering if I should have ordered the black version. Tough call. Tough call. Oh see pair number three below - those are part of their Comfort range where the soles are "ergonomically designed to encase and cushion the foot". That is a big win for me. I'm all about the comfort these days.

Friday Five (2 of 5) Back to Basics

COS Jumper (this years version here in grey which I'm considering)

When I started blogging back in 2012, the blogs I searched out were the ones with a more minimal approach to their clothes. I'm not talking just about the fact they had a minimal capsule wardrobe, it was more their style of dress that I liked. Simple classic basics. I still find myself drawn to this aesthetic and I always feel better when I'm pared back and keeping things simple. I have to remember the life I lead, what I like to wear and what's right for me. Even if it's not that exciting for anyone following me in IG and Blog land.  

Friday Five (3 of 5) Confidence

Primark PS Lustre Lipstick in Shotgun (instore)
Primark PS Kohl Eye Pencil in Fawn (instore)

It's a funny old thing. I'm actually not that confident and I tend to shy away from social events because yes I am that thing - shy! I'm also terrified that I don't look as glamorous or made up as other ladies I come across in IG and Blog land. I kind of disappear in to the background behind all the gloss of other people.  So whilst shopping with my mate Joanna the other week. I treated myself to a new 90p lipstick and a £1 brown eyeliner which I'm quite pleased with from Primark. Oh and the Alex Steinman Pump & Glow Serum & Moisturiser which was £5. Got to start somewhere.

Friday Five (4 of 5) White Tops

You can actually have too many white tops and you know this to be the case when you can dedicate a washload purely to your white floaty broderie, peasant tops. But .... it doesn't stop you looking or wanting another. I have my eye on the one above from La Redoute. I like the vintage look and feel of this one - I'm not one for too many frills and flounces and this one seems more simple and delicate. It sold out once already and I spent a few weeks frantically refreshing my screen each evening to see if it would come back in stock and I've noticed that it's just been restocked  and ..... it's never included in the discounts. Bog.

Friday Five (5 of 5) Baggu

If you're going to Wales for a weekend and you have to squeeze in a carload of stuff plus two boys, a rug and four pillows and six cans of paint and a shed load of food, there's not a lot of room for clothes. So I had a set of clothes for decorating and a set of clothes for when I was allowed to surface for public appearances. And the other way I got around the bag situation - I actually took four bags - was I fitted them all inside one another. My favourite was the Baggu tote which is actually a nylon shopper which holds an awful lot, is very strong and packs up small. I was quite surprised how good they are for a grocery shop - I stuffed a lot in and mine isn't even the biggest size. They come in a huge range of colours and sizes and are definitely worth taking a look as they're also a nice style statement. Well in my eyes anyway. 


Last Note :

  • My Baggu tote is the standard sized one and comes in a little pouch. There's not many stockists in the UK but I was after a check one specifically which I did manage to source via Amazon and much more reasonable than shipping in from abroad. Primark also do a similar tote in a zebra print which is cheaper ... but not as strong. I wouldn't like to put a four pack of tinned tomatoes in the Primark one for sure along with the rest of the shopping!
  • Little known fact. I never wear black eyeliner. Always brown or grey. 

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