Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Outfit: June 13th – Army Green and Stripes

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Another day, another jersey blazer. I know I keep banging on about it, but these things are just so easy to wear, especially at this time of year when the weather may be a little warmer and you don’t want to be thrussen in a formal blazer but you still want to look smart. (Not here though. Here the weather is much of a muchness and hasn’t been particularly warm or sunny.) Paired with a t shirt dress you have an easy smart casual outfit that will work for the office, shopping, weekending, whatever you want to do in it.

Jacket – New Look (eBay)
Dress – Boohoo Tall
Shoes – c/o Sarenza
Necklace – George at ASDA
Choker – Primark

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Outfit: June 12th – Monday Uniform?

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If you read my June 5th post immediately followed by this one, you would be forgiven for thinking that I have some kind of Monday uniform thing going on. Jersey blazer, stripe top, coloured pants. I really don’t, I swear! I think it’s just an easy way of easing myself back into the work week after a weekend of wearing jeans. And stripes. And a jersey blazer (well, I did that the day before these photos, I don’t do it every weekend).

Blazer – George at ASDA
Top – TK Maxx
Jeggings – Primark
Shoes – Primark
Choker – Primark

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Outfit: June 8th – Election Day

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Polling day in the UK dawned wet and rainy (just for a change) and so out came the boots again as I knew I’d have to walk to the village at some point to vote. As it happened it fined up at dinnertime so I took the opportunity to go then, in case it was belting down again by 5pm. Of course 5pm came and it was sunny, but you can’t win them all.

Dress – Primark
Cardi – Next Tall
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace – Scope
Earrings – gifted

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outfit: June 7th – Burgundy, Black and Tan

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After two days the rain finally let up and we got a day of sunshine, even if it was a bit chilly for June. Long sleeve t shirts are the perfect thing for cooler summer days and this one from Boohoo’s Tall range (which I reviewed here) is that little bit different thanks to its swing shape. You can always layer up with a jacket if you’re still not warm enough, which is exactly what I did because, well, nesh. And, as if to prove that, by dinnertime I was regretting not having put a cami or something underneath it (not that you would think you would need one, it’s June for goodness sake!) as I was finding the swing shape to be distinctly draughty!

Jacket – Tall Girls
Top – Boohoo Tall
Trousers – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – gifted
Belt – Dorothy Perkins?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outfit: June 6th – Boots In June

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I should not need to be wearing boots in June. But when the forecast is for heavy rain all day and you walk to work, what’s a girl to do? Put on her boots and rain mac, that’s what. The high was just 13˚C this day and I was tempted to put on my longer, thicker burgundy cardi but I decided to save that outfit for the fall and went with the crop sleeved one to at least look a little more spring-summer.

Dress – Boohoo Tall
Cardi – Ethel Austin
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Choker – Primark
Earrings – gifted
Necklace – George at ASDA

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Outfit: June 5th – Olive and Navy

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It was a wet and rainy Monday to come back down to earth with a bump after our holiday. No one likes going back to work after a week off (do they?!) but it’s made all the more miserable when two days previously you were basking in 30˚C heat and now it’s raining. But, onwards. I layered up with a jersey blazer as this top felt just a bit too chilly when I went out to the bin first thing. And then I added my mac as it was chucking it down when I left for work. I almost got in the car, but I’m trying to get on a health kick after my holiday so I made myself walk despite the weather.

Blazer – George at ASDA
Top – Primark
Pants – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Primark

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Outfit: What I Wore at the Lake

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In case you couldn’t tell from my Instagrams, the week of the Spring Bank Holiday we jetted off to sunnier climes (although I hear the weather in the UK that week wasn’t too shabby either), namely Lake Garda in Italy. I will be the first to admit that I am not good at summer dressing: we get so little hot weather in the UK that it’s not something I have do very often. I just stuck to a mixture of shorts and t shirts, and t shirt dresses. We did a mixture of walking between the towns on the shore of the lake, cycling on e-bikes (TOTALLY the way forward in cycling if you ask me), travelling by bus, ferry and car to the towns further afield on the lakeshore, and a day trip to Milan. Here’s what I wore.


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This was my outfit for our evening meal on the first night. We were on half board so ate in our hotel every evening. We planned this deliberately as we had stayed there before and knew that the restaurant there serves an excellent five course meal each evening. You start with a salad buffet, then there’s a little appetiser dish from the chef, the pasta course, meat or fish course and then a dessert buffet. It’s amazing! We weren’t long arrived so I swapped out my top and shoes from my travelling outfit.

Jeans – Esprit (via Tall Girls)
Top – TK Maxx
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – gifted


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This day we hired e-bikes in the town we were staying, and cycled a few kilometres up the lake. I would never cycle in flip flops at home, but everyone does it on the lake and it was fine.

Top – New Look
Shorts – ASDA
Flip flops – Reef
Sunglasses – Primark
Choker – Primark


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This day we took out our hire car and drove right around the lake. The James Bond movie the Quantum of Solace was partially filmed around Lake Garda and the young man was keen to drive through the tunnels at the northern end of the lake which feature in the film.

Top – Boohoo
Shorts – New Look Tall
Flip flops – Reef
Earrings – gifted
Necklace – gifted



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This was the day we visited Milan. It was an excursion arranged by our tour operator so it was an air-conditioned coach trip and then a lot of walking around the city in the heat of the day. A loose fitting t shirt dress was perfect for feeling put-together but keeping cool.

Dress – Boohoo Tall
Shoes – Primark
Sunglasses – Primark


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This day we took the bus to a town at the southern end of the lake to explore, and then caught the ferry back to where we were staying.

Shorts – M&S
Top – Next (via charity shop)
Shoes – Primark
Sunglasses – c/o Oxfam

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