Outfits that make me happy and keep me warm! And a little something for my wardrobe…


“There’s nothing worse that tights that don’t fit properly” were the words of wisdom imparted by the 6 year old on the way into school this morning. And you know, she’s absolutely right. I replenished her tights stock at John Lewis yesterday but clearly I got it slightly wrong. I like it when the girls have lots of new school tights. It makes me feel like a competent and organised mother.

I even looked at buying one of those gingerbread houses to make at Christmas as that would have made me a competent and organised mother but in an entirely different stratosphere. A domestic goddess no less. But then I looked at the instructions, realised that all that icing bag and piping nonsense was probably way beyond me, that it would look like a two year old had done it, that no-one would eat it and that I would finally put it in the bin mid January cursing what a waste of time it had been.  And then where would my well performing mother role be? No, sometimes knowing your limitations in life is a good thing.

I spent a huge amount of time in the shops last week and these were a couple of the outfits that I wore. They’re not drastically different to one another and largely comprised of basics to include navy Whistles trousers, boots (black or navy) a jumper (sparkly or roll neck) and a jacket (Whistles: top photo, or Oasis and Zara: bottom photo).

On my rounds I came across too many things to mention but this Oasis snowflake jumper (£42) caught my eye. It’s much nicer in really life – more vibrant and sparkly and the longer length will be preferred by many.

I also absolutely love this New Look fur duffle bag (£22.99), to the point that it may be finding its way into my wardrobe sometime fairly soon.

Hope that everyone’s week has got off to a fabulous start!


  1. Anonymous
    November 19, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Just wanted to thank you for posting about the New Look bag, I had been looking for a cheap alternative to the Boden fur tote bag, and fell in love with this. Even better was reduced to £15!

  2. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Sorry but the coat, fur thing just looks messy. Simple lines work better I think.

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