Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Outfit: Orange and Blue

This is what I wore on Friday last week. My friend who sits with me at work also turned up in an orange jacket. My friend who sits next to me was in a blue and orange check shirt. And our boss was in a bright blue sweater so we were well co-ordinated. And probably we’ve all worked together too long.

Jacket – c/o TM Lewin
Sweater – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace – gifted

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Outfit: Added Stripes

This was Thursday’s outfit. Wednesday evening I checked the forecast and there was a weather warning out for snow on Thursday morning. “Pah!” I scoffed, “it’s not going to snow here.” And to be fair the actual forecast itself was showing rain and a bit of sleet for the early hours. So of course when I woke up Thursday morning the grass was white over, wasn’t it? Deciding it was probably quite cold outside I added an extra layer in the form of the striped sweater. And yeah, I should probably learn to trust the weather forecast.

Jacket – c/o TM Lewin
Sweater – c/o TM Lewin
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Georgia Rose c/o Sarenza
Belt – River Island
Necklace - eBay

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Outfit of the Day

On the day of my last post I took a tumble and managed to sprain my ankle. Hence the bandage. The swelling is mostly gone now but there’s still some bruising. It was pretty painful at the time though.

Today was lovely and sunny, very spring-like if still a little cold. It’s April next week so perhaps we will finally get some warmer weather?

I’m loving the casual clothes everyday thing at work and have worn jeans non-stop the past fortnight. Today I opted for a little pattern mixing with my leopard print cardi and my ‘it goes with everything’ scarf from H&M.

Cardi – Primark (eBay)
Top – H&M
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Scarf – H&M
Necklace – Scope
Bangles – Scope and gifted

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How To Smarten Up Distressed Denim

Smartening up distressed denim may sound like a contradiction but personally I love to wear it as part of a smarter overall outfit.

My office went casual full time this week (we had casual Fridays before but weren’t supposed to wear blue denim on the other days) and I am fully embracing it so far. I’ll be back in dresses before you know it though, once the novelty wears off.

When it comes to distressed denim I prefer mine to be ‘rip and repair’ so that there aren’t any actual holes in my jeans. This pair from Long Tall Sally started out with ‘slight distressing’ on the knees but on the first wear the left knee ripped right across and has only got worse over time. That’s all very well in the summer but at this time of year my knees get cold! So I patched up the insides of the legs with some denim pieces cut from an old pair of jeans that I no longer wear. (I just used Wonder Web to iron on the patches – no sewing needed!)

As to how to smarten up distressed denim, I find adding a fitted jacket and heels to be a good place to start. The stripes work well for daytime but a more glamorous top could be substituted to make the outfit work for a night out.

Jacket – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Polo neck – Long Tall Sally
Stripe top – H&M
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Magrit (local outlet mall)
Necklace – New Look (sale)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Outfit of the Day

This is an outfit from one day last week that I didn't get round to posting. I paired red with burgundy and really liked it.

Jacket - Long Tall Sally (sale)
Top - Kew 159 (John Lewis)
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins Tall
Boots - c/o Sarenza
Rings - Primark and Evans
Necklace - Primark

Outfit of the Day

A very blue outfit from Monday this week. It's getting more spring-like each day but it can still be chilly so I was glad of the very large, very cosy scarf.

Sweater - Long Tall Sally (sale)
Trousers - Forever 21
Shoes - Matalan
Scarf - TK Maxx
Earrings - gifted

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

This Week...

This week I have started watching Neighbours again. You know, the Australian soap opera hat turns thirty this month. Feeling old now? Yeah, me too. I have watched Neighbours on and off since about 1988 (it started in the UK in 1986 I think but my sister and I weren't allowed to watch it then because my dad deemed it rubbish. This think he was just mad that the BBC had replaced Masterteam that was hosted by Angela Rippon. He's always had a thing for Angela Rippon) and I go long periods without watching but always get sucked back in at some point. Usually when they bring back a character from the  past and this week it was the turn of Harold Bishop. Again. Ian Smith who plays Harold officially retired several years ago but he's back for the show's 30th anniversary celebrations and for what I think will be his last visit. We are promised returns from many more past characters over the next month or so (including Madge Bishop who died in 2001 so it will be interesting to see how they pull that one off) and I will be watching excitedly.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Outfit of the Day

March 2nd and we had snow this morning! So I bundled up in a cosy knit dress, fleecy lined tights and boots.

Dress - Kew 159 (John Lewis)
Polo neck - Long Tall Sally
Tights - Primark
Boots - c/o Sarenza
Scarf - River Island (sale)
Belt - local boutique