Mixing three (subtley) printed items with a dollop of denim – plus a Limited Collection M&S top


I like a nice pair of printed trousers – although I’ve now decided, three days after these photos were taken, that that these aren’t them (which probably explains why I haven’t worn them for ages). Anyway, for now, let’s pretend that I hadn’t reached that conclusion or else none of the rest of the post, which I also drafted three days ago, would make any sense.

I dug this pair out from the “too big to wear” pile. Except that now they are no longer too big to wear. On the one hand this is good because I can now wear them but on the other hand, it isn’t so good because conversely I probably now have several pairs of trousers that need to go in to the “too small to wear” pile. That’s the problem with the summer – wearing shorts, dresses and looser fabrics generally means that it’s harder to notice when things are getting slightly too tight.

As well as printed trousers, I like to mix my prints and although I’m not such a big fan of wedges at the moment, I’ve always liked the snake print of these Carvela wedges. The star clutch, which as you’ve probably noticed goes everywhere with me at the moment (seriously, who has time to change their bag every day) is obviously not plain however the denim top? Plain as plain can be. A good dollop of denim always brings everything together.

Mixing prints doesn’t have to scream “crazy lady with no taste.” It might say “no taste” but it doesn’t have to scream it.

Part of the reason for not having any more up to date photos than my three day old ones is because my Mum has been in hospital having a knee replacement. BUT one thing that I did have whilst she was in surgery was a stand up desk.

OK, so I may not have had the treadmill (seriously, those heels on a treadmill?) but my set up, courtesy of the NHS, comes a pretty close second to that of Mrs Beckham’s

Now one thing that I did manage to do before my Mum went into hospital, was to order this Grafitti print top Marks & Spencer (£29.50). Mistakenly I sent it to her address but it was here ready and waiting when I brought her home from hospital – so that was quite handy. Anyway, I haven’t had a chance to try it on yet but I thought that I would share it with you because I have high hopes for it with a pair of black trousers and heels for one of my many (!) nights out. I have to say, the village  I grew up in is really happening!

1 Comment

  1. Claire Rees
    August 19, 2014 / 7:04 am

    You look fab & love the 'pop up' desk!! Hope your Mum makes a speedy recovery xx

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