It was about mid-day before I got dressed today and I just couldn’t get it together. I had been up since 7.30am and you know how it is once you start on the chores – it’s just so difficult to find that gap to go and get showered and sorted.
Like yesterday, I knew that we were likely to be out and about at the local park/cinema/doing bits and bobs etc so having worn the pink brogues yesterday, and given that I am trying to avoid boots and my converse are all looking a bit shabby, today it was the turn of the Hobbs loafers. I am still wearing them in so being able to add dark socks (of the knee high variety – so chic!) helped with that task.
So, this is how it started out – jeans and a breton top. There’s always lots of talk at this time of year about Breton tops and this one is from Jigsaw in a sort of cornflower blue stripe. I also have the navy one and have my eye on the pink one. They must be about three years old now but still standing the test of time. I like the fact that they are fitted but not too tight (my Gap ones are much more fitted). I have pulled it down to show you the length.
After that I added my cable knit jumper, which I thought I had put away for the summer but it was fairly chilly and having agreed to a picnic, I knew that to keep me from being an old misery pants, I would have to wrap up warm.
By this time I had just made a picnic and what happened? Predictably the heavens opened so we abandoned that plan and had our picnic in the conservatory instead.
I also added a new Lola Rose printed scarf which I bought from John Lewis on our trip there last week (further pic below) and my super padded Jigsaw parka which I can’t pretend I have ever really liked but it does a great job and the addition of the scarf and bag breaks it all up.
I love this picture because I look like I have the freakiest legs in the world. Funny how yesterday it worked and today it didn’t. Today’s photographer was taller so maybe that’s it! Anyhow, here are the Hobbs brogues, which liked because a) they were navy, b) they were patent c) they came in a half size d) they are fairly covered.
Here is a closer picture of the Lola Rose scarf that I was wearing….
and my H&M ring – which one of the children thinks looks like an eyeball. Lovely!
Our eldest had a tough choice to make when we finally made it out today in the rain. Did she let her new Jack Wills gilet get wet or did she use her sister’s Peppa umbrella to protect it. She opted for the Peppa umbrella. I quite liked the juxtaposition of Peppa and Jack Wills – not sure JW would though, I don’t suppose that it is a look they are really after.
I have been invited on BBC Radio WM tomorrow to talk about the Buy My Wardrobe event. I am currently trying to find somewhere to park the four year old for an hour because I can’t imagine that a radio studio and little Miss Chatterbox are likely to be a match made in heaven!