Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Outfit: More Boohoo Tall (Mini Review) and a Very Orange Jacket









So I placed another order with Boohoo (it was a birthday gift from my sister) and one of the items I got was this black dress. It’s just a black t shirt dress, so not really that exciting, but the length is great and I think it will be so useful this summer just to thrown on with pretty well any shoes and go. It will dress up or down and it’s a viscose jersey so it hangs nicely too. I like that it has a v neck so is different to my other t shirt dresses (I did contemplate returning it and get the olive green dress I already have in black, but I ordered the grey version of that in this order too, so decided to keep the black one as it’s different). The fabric is a little see through, I’m wearing an underskirt here. I’ve yet to decide whether I can get away with it without one or not.

Today I dressed the dress up. I put a blazer on and, tempting as it was to reach for either my white or leopard print pumps, I picked out these shoes instead. I finally found a replacement for my beloved Primark lace up flats so I will try not to wear these out quite so quickly.

Blazer – c/o TM Lewin
Dress – Boohoo Tall
Shoes – La Redoute
Choker – Primak
Necklace – gifted
Rings – Primark

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Outfit: May 6th – A Little Shopping Trip









Last Saturday my sister and I headed out on a shopping trip and for afternoon tea, to belatedly celebrate my birthday. We walked miles around the city, and the pit stop at Patisserie Valerie for afternoon tea was very welcome indeed.



I opted to wear pumps for comfort and I could have done with the pashmina scarf I left in the car as the wind was still cold even though it was May. I tend to see burgundy as a fall colour, but I really enjoyed wearing it on Saturday and hopefully this picture will remind me to pull it out more often all year round.

Jacket – TK Maxx (sale)
Top – Amazon
Jeans – Primark
Shoes – George at Asda
Choker – Primark

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Outfit: May 5th – Dressing Up A T Shirt And Jeans With A Striped Jacket







This outfit started out as a t shirt and jeans (one of my Boohoo t shirts… paired with distressed jeans… just like I said in the previous post…) but got dressed up a little with a jacket. I knew I was going to have a busy day at work with lots of moving about so a stretch jersey jacket was just the thing to look like I made an effort when really I just put on a sweatshirt. I could have worn ballet flats with this to make it a little less casual, but it’s Friday, let’s not get carried away here!

Jacket – New Look (eBay)
Top – Boohoo
Jeans – F&F at Tesco (sale)
Shoes – Primark
Choker – Primark

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Throwback Thursday

What I wore May 25th, 2013.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Outfit: May 4th – Navy and Blue







So, this skirt. I picked it up in a charity shop, what, three summers ago? What can I say, I’m drawn to spots and stripes in charity shops. And each year I have it in my head that it’s too short/tight/not right. And it turns out it’s none of those things. It did have quite a big split up the back, which is where the ‘too short’ association came from I think. But when I put it on this morning I found that I had sewn up that split last summer so now it’s fine at the back. (And I had completely forgotten doing it too.) The skirt is from Next and the length is fine. I’m loving pencil skirts and drapey tops right now so it’s nice to have a lighter-weight skirt option for the warmer months (if they ever appear). Ooh, I could pair my slouchy striped sweater with this skirt next week if the weather doesn’t warm up…

The shoes are from Kaleidoscope of all places. I had never looked at the Kaleidoscope website before this year, but when I was searching for the nude patent shoes I wore to the wedding we went to recently the option I ended up buying popped up on Google and so I took a look. And whilst I was looking, I spotted these lace ups. Now you know how I feel about lace up flats, and especially ones with pointy toes, and I had a birthday coming up so they went straight onto my wishlist and my lovely mother bought them for me. They are the perfect shade of bright blue and thanks to the little zip up the back of them you don’t have to faff about tying the laces so that makes them super easy to put on and take off.

The top is one of the Boohoo tops that I’m still obsessed with, I can see myself wearing these, or the New Look cross strap ones, and distressed jeans all summer long.

Jacket – George at Asda
Top – Boohoo
Skirt – Next (charity shop)
Shoes – Kaleidoscope (gifted)
Necklace – gifted

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Outfit: May 3rd – Sunny Wednesday







We had some lovely sunny weather the first week of May, plus it was a four day week following the bank holiday for May Day. You really can’t go wrong with that combination, can you?

I ditched the dark tights and wore a skirt with a faux wrap top that I always forget I have. Probably because it was always buried under a bunch of other long sleeve tops on a shelf. I recently moved it to the hanging section of my closet so at least I can see it now. I know you’re not supposed to hang stretchy tops but this one is a viscose jersey and it gets SO wrinkled when folded on a shelf. Hanging is much better.

Top – Long Tall Sally
White tank – Zara (sale)
Skirt – Jasper Conran (Debenhams, sale)
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Primark

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Outfit: May 2nd – Striped With Sleeves







I was thinking this morning that when the trend for massive sleeves is over, I will just unpick the bell sections from this dress’s sleeves and I’ll still have a nice dress. Then I reviewed my pictures and wondered whether I should just unpick the bells now. The problem is that the sleeves are supposed to be a bit longer on an ordinary height person, and the bells would start at the elbow. On me the bells finish at the elbow, making them level with my waist. And that makes my waist (which is not wide) look wide. Gah. The bell sleeves also hinder the wearing of a jacket or cardi over the dress, and I think it will be a whole lot more versatile without them. What do you think?

I wore this dress with my tan Chelsea boots in the winter but now that it’s May(!) it was time to lighten it up with the white pumps. It’s just a shame that the dress is a little too short for bare legs so I’m sticking with the dark tights with it for now.

Dress – Primark
Tights – Falke (Debenhams, sale)
Pumps – Primark
Choker – haberdashery
Earrings – gifted

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Outfit: April 28th – No Chances







Having spent much of the previous day feeling cold I was taking no chances on Friday and put on my 80% wool sweater. Super cosy!

I decided to distress these jeans a little more: they’d had a hole in the left knee for the past couple of year (genuine distressing from when I fell over!) so I cut a hole in the other knee and added some thin patches on the thighs. I’m pretty pleased with how it looks.

Sweater – TK Maxx men’s
Jeans – Primark
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Primark (via charity shop)

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