Friday, December 09, 2011

Outfit: Keeping Warm




Barratt Tan

As the office heating was broken yesterday, I figured it probably would still be broken again today, despite the promise of a plumber coming to mend it yesterday afternoon. Turns out I was right and the choice of this long length cardi (which I usually only wear around the house and when I’m working from home because I’m too tight to put the heating on and am therefore freezing) was the perfect choice. I have zipped it right down to the bottom so it’s like a blanket around my legs and the lovely long sleeves are keeping my hands warm. Not bad for a £5 bargain in a charity shop many years ago.


One of the consequences of spending time in a warm country at this time of year is that you tend to forget that it’s almost Christmas. Yes there were plenty of decorations up in Sydney (and in Dubai), but when it’s warm and you are in flip flops, you see the Christmas trees but don’t really register what they mean. One night last week we stood in the main street in Manly listening to the brass band playing carols in front of the Christmas tree. It was around 7pm and it was still light, and quite warm. For me Jingle Bells just didn’t have the same resonance – it’s not like anyone will be ‘Dashing through the snow’ any time soon there is it? But I suppose it’s just what you are used to and Australians will find the idea of it being dark and cold and rainy at Christmas just as strange.


I didn’t hear any Christmas music in the shops until 1st December which was nice because it all starts much too early in the UK. And the upshot is that now I’m back I’m loving playing all my Christmas tunes and for the first couple of days it was as a surprise to see a Christmas tree or some lights – sort of ‘oh yes, it’s almost Christmas, isn’t it?!’


Anyway, this afternoon I have a hair appointment and getting a fancy blowout for once won’t be a waste as I actually have somewhere to go this evening. We’ve been invited to a Golden Wedding party so if the wind and rain hold off my hair should look fab. Tomorrow we have a family do at my parents’ and Sunday is the church carol service so it’s shaping up to be a busy weekend.

Blue cardi – Firetrap (charity shop)
Teal polo neck – Long Tall Sally
Jeans – Vila (I Am..... boutique)
Tan boots – Barratts

Total Est. Cost £117

1 comment:

  1. omg, I LOVE sweater coats/long cardis! I own about 20 of them -- I can't get enough! This one looks fantastic on you -- you should wear it out more!

    I get so much inspiration from you -- a lot of your outfits are just so simple, but I would never think of the combos! So glad I found your blog!!!