18 October 2018

some day to night outfits!

A few cries for help have inspired this blog post! I have been asked what to wear out on an evening. In truth I don't often get out asked out that much to evening events. I do like to 'dress up' but there is rarely the occasion to don a dress and heels. Our evenings out generally consist of an early visit to a local eatery within walking distance, the pub or golf club for drinks or around to a friends for dinner. Occasionally I meet a friend straight from work for dinner in Bath but on the whole it's usually an outing that involves our 12 year old daughter coming along and our friends kids being around to entertain one another. I need my clothes to be versatile so I'm going to show you how I adapt my pieces so that they can be worn day or evening.....or day to evening.

First up is an outfit I wore recently. I knew I was meeting a friend for dinner straight from work so for the day look I just wore a (past season from H&M) metallic pleated skirt with a charcoal Uniqlo cashmere sweater with Converse and my Carloe London Edie bag. For my dinner date I just swapped the Cons for a leopard print Mary Jane shoe (ancient from New Look....a fiver in the sale) and swapped the bag. Voila! Switched the look up a bit to make it more evening appropriate.

10 October 2018

when Mary - queen of shops came to Bristol!

The news of Mary Portas coming to Bristol for the grand opening of a Mary's Living and Giving in Bristol was met with a humongous SQUEEEEE! from me! Thanks to my good friend Caroline of Knickers Models Own  I got an invite to the event.....and it went off with a bang thanks to a little help from our friends. So for those of you not familiar with Mary's Living and Giving shops - they are Save the Children boutique shops set up by retail expert Mary Portas where every item donated helps children around the world to 'survive and thrive'.
From the left 
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17 September 2018

knits with a twist!

Now I know I spoke of coats on my last post but in truth I will be putting off wearing them for as long as possible (you need to buy them now and stash for later). I'm not even ready to break out my jackets or blazers just yet. Now is the time to show off some gorgeous knitwear which thankfully doesn't require another layer just yet. A few key pieces are set to keep me going through to half term sans jacket I hope! I'm going to kick off with investment piece that's come from a gorgeous little boutique who are online as well. This Orwell & Austen sweater was sent to me by Collen & ClareA classic grey cashmere sweater with a little twist......I adore the rainbow cuff. They have a brilliant range of knitwear to suit all budget, they even do their own line of very reasonable cashmere here. If you should find yourselves in Norfolk or Suffolk make sure you pay them a visit! Their stores are real treasure troves!

Sweater - gifted, sized up to a medium
Trainers, past season
Bag, gifted

11 September 2018

you can never have too many......

....in winter they are most likely all anyone will notice about your outfit!

You make think it's a little early to think about coats.......however I already have 3 new ones gracing my A/W wardrobe! You've got to get the goods ones before they've all gone! Especially if they have a great discount! This New Look faux fur is part of their New Season Now campaign and is currently reduced to £30.....25% off! I'll be wearing this casually with a chunky knit, straight jeans and hi tops as well.

Coat (size 10 - true to size)

5 September 2018

autumn dressing!

When you find a dress that's the perfect shape.....and you want it in every colour! Rather than switch to my default of jeans once the weather turns cooler I've been looking for alternatives. I tried this dress on a while ago in Zara but left it as the weather was scorchio at the time and I didn't think I'd get the wear out of it. But as an Indian summer has been promised I decided I had to have it! It's one of shapes that goes with almost every pair of shoes in my wardrobe......as I'm about to show you. I bring you a picture heavy, word short post!

2 September 2018

more on skirts.....

It's quite likely that the humble skirt is going to be the hero of my transitional wardrobe. The temperatures are still pretty good. However, am I the only one who feels it's just wrong to be wearing my summer dresses in September? That's where the skirt comes in! Wear with a tee.....throw on a sweatshirt over it first thing in the morning and late afternoon when it's undoubtedly chillier. Perfect....as I'm not ready for jackets just yet..... I am still trying to hang on to summer you see!
Leopard print is huge at the moment and although I always have plenty in my wardrobe.....there is always room for more! I've got a maxi length chiffon skirt as well as a short a-line version. I fancied more of a midi length whilst I have still have some remnants of a tan. After much trawling the internet I found the perfect wrap style in jersey. The proof is in the pudding as I've already worn it 3 times in the space of a week! Here's todays ensemble......