Today I really wanted to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who nominated me for a Cosmopolitan Magazine fashion blog award. The short list was announced on Monday and although I didn’t make it that far, I am so happy with the short listing that I received for the Marie Claire fashion blog of the year award earlier this year, that I couldn’t be too disappointed. I am very grateful to you all though.
I recently wrote a post for the BritMums blog, in which I did a round up of the fashion blogs that I have been reading. I included a variety of blogs, so hopefully there should be something for everyone. The post was published today, so please feel free to take a look here if you would like to.
When packing for our holiday in Wales, I knew that it all had to be practical, warm and waterproof – no sheer kaftans or silk slip dresses for me – more like cable knits and wellies.
Although I know the drill, I decided to try out a new approach, as most combinations for this horrible weather have been exhausted! I layered up on the top half, working on the basis that if that part of me was really warm, I might not feel the cold on my legs so much. My husband did ask why I was wearing such a thick jumper in July!
So, I layered a long white vest under an M&S cotton shift, added a Warehouse jumper, a belt and a waterproof Cath Kidston bag plus wedges – and we were ready for the off. Did it keep me warm all over? No! I boiled on the top half and froze on the bottom half. So that didn’t work.
I can’t even remember what I wore the next day, other than wellies! It was so wet that’s all we could do. Because I found them so comfortable, I wore wellies again the following day and they were required at times – so at least I didn’t look completely stupid.
What I also brought with me from home, were several Jigsaw knits which the moths seem to have had a nibble at. They are a bit holey to be worn at home but they are fine for over here. I also brought these Topshop navy trousers with me which I haven’t worn for years because they were too big (and had been hiding in the ironing basket) – but now they seem to fit!
So, that outfit comprised Tesco wellies, Topshop trousers, long sleeved white Topshop top, pale blue Jigsaw knit, Gap cardi and Lola Rose scarf – as damage limitation!
Today’s outfit, as with yesterday’s trousers, was a bit of an ironing basket find. The wrap over top was bought from Boden years ago and I used to love wearing it, so I decided to bring it away with me. I put it with Gap straight jeans, a Jigsaw vest layered underneath and coral converse.
And accessorised with a ragamuffin!
It all worked well for our day out surfing down the sandunes on body boards and crabbing off the pier at our local town.
I have no idea what little outfit gem will be created tomorrow – I have many holey jumpers to work through yet!