What I wore – 5 January 2019 “Last minute reprieve”

What I wore – 5 January 2019 “Last minute reprieve”

Before Christmas I was ready to let this cardigan go, but at the last minute I realised how much I like it, so it’s got another chance!

On Saturday I did a 20 mile run – it felt hard, I was tired, but managed a decent pace. After lunch I got my nails done before meeting some friends for a coffee and then went for dinner with hubbie.

Today I’ll do 16 miles (training has stepped up to back to back long runs, gulp!).

Cardigan – Zadig and Voltaire; Jeans – Fat Face; Top – Benetton; Shoes – Boden

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What I wore/what I did – Christmas 2018

What I wore/what I did – Christmas 2018

Wow, it’s been a busy couple of weeks!

The weekend before Christmas we stayed with our friends in Brighton and had a “fake” Christmas – they were flying to Australia on Christmas Day, so a few of us got together to celebrate early!

This is what I wore to travel down on the Saturday evening…

Jeans – Boden; Top – White Stuff; Poncho – Massimo Dutti; Shoes – Clarks 

…but we all spent “Christmas Day” on the Sunday in our pyjamas!

On Monday (real Christmas Eve!) my sis and niece came over and we went for lunch and got some Christmas Day food prep done.

Christmas Day the entire family came over – it was nice but slightly fraught and I was pretty glad once every left! Boxing Day we spent at my parents’.

Then I was back to work, but met up with a friend on Friday night.

Yesterday we had a get-together with family friends and this is what I wore:

Top – French Connection; Cardigan – Zadig and Voltaire; Velvet Jeans – Jigsaw; Shoes – Boden 

Today (NYE) I’m meeting a friend for brunch, working this afternoon and then we’ve got my sis and some friends coming for the evening. Here’s what I’m wearing:

Jumper – Hush; Top – French Connection; Jeans – Mint Velvet; Shoes – Clarks

And tomorrow…off for a well-deserved spa day with my sis!

And the biggest news – I totally won at Trivial Pursuit!!

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Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2019!

What I wore – 20 December 2018 “So so close”

What I wore – 20 December 2018 “So so close”

Today was my last day in the office before Christmas- I’m working from home tomorrow, but I’m reality I’ve completely mentally shut down. These last few weeks have been exhausting and I’m SO ready for a break.

Was up early for an hour of hill running, and will be at my trainer’s festive spin class this evening.

Turns out the coat hanger shots don’t really work for trousers, so I added a “modelled” shot this morning.

Jumper and Trousers – Whistles; Shoes – Dune

What I wore – 17 December 2018 “Trying something new”

What I wore – 17 December 2018 “Trying something new”

The past few weeks have been a bit hectic with work, training and Christmas prep. On top of that, hubbie’s cousin sadly died on Friday after a long and brave fight with cancer; she maintained her sense of humour and positivity throughout – a true inspiration who will be sadly missed.

This week is set to be busy too, with my final work site visit of the year tomorrow and a staff training day on Thursday. Friday is my last day at work, then we’re off to Brighton for a weekend with friends before by sister arrives on Christmas Eve to begin the festivities. I’m really looking forward to the whole period – just need to get this week out of the way!

In terms of the blog, I’ve made the decision to try something  a bit different with my outfit photos. I’m conscious that my mirror selfies are pretty poor quality, partly due to my limited skill at photo taking, partly because they’re generally rushed in the morning, and partly just due to the limitations of the method itself. I never meant to do mirror selfies when I decided to start the blog – my original idea was to get a nice vintage mannequin and photograph my outfits on that; I can’t recall now why I decided against it in the end!

Anyhow, I’ve decided to have a go at photographing outfits hanging up rather than once I’ve got them on. Do let me know whether you prefer it. If successful, I may splash out for that vintage mannequin!

Top – Jigsaw; Jeans – Oasis; Poncho – Massimo Dutti (via eBay); Shoes – Clarks

What I wore – 10 December 2018 “Black Monday”

What I wore – 10 December 2018 “Black Monday”

This is one of the very few black items of clothing I own. Black really doesn’t suit my skin tone. This is about the closest I get – a half black dress but with the grey section closest to my face so the black doesn’t appear so stark.

In the office today for a long dull meeting and then a farewell dinner with hubbie’s cousin who’s moving back to Australia in the New Year.

Dress – The White Company; Boots – Jones the Bootmaker; Scarf – Oasis