This morning our youngest and I had a date at a soft play area. One of her friends was 5 (so grown up don’t you know!) so off we went, present and card in hand.
Now that Matilda is older I don’t need the full on soft play regalia of jeans and converse. I’m pretty confident that she’s likely to come when I ask her to and if not well, I’ll just kick off my heels and go in and fish her out.
I know from nearly 14 years of bitter experience that these places can be cold so I layered my new fur Primark gilet under my leather jacket, just to see whether it would work as much as anything. M&S Autograph tights with cashmere and cotton are very cosy, so they worked a treat under my Jigaw skirt.
I also wore my Cos roll neck, to which I appear to be surgically attached at the moment, together with Rockport heeled loafers and my Boden leopard print bag – just to thrown another animal print into the mix – and because it’s a handy size.
Later on in the day when we went to the High Street, I swapped the heels for ankle boots but other than that the outfit has stayed the same all day – even as I sit here now I am cosy – but we have just had friends around for dinner so the waistband on my skirt is a little tighter than it was this morning!