Posts in the Outfits category

One more Breton striped top

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot all Breton striped tops are made equal and this is a good thing, otherwise how could I justify having such a ridiculous collection of them. A bit like zebras, sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re navy stripes on white or white stripes on navy. So just in case, best to have both. Traditionally, said stripes should be navy but black is nice too so let’s have those ones as well. Long sleeves is also classic but then short sleeves are quite useful in summer and I’m a big fan of the quarter-length sleeve as well (flattering and oh so handy in this climate). Wise to have a selection of all three. But what if the stripes aren’t all horizontal but go in different directions? Sacre bleu, now there’s an idea. Enter my newest, latest Breton….

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Buy now, wear later: the shirt dress

Baukjen-SS16A silky, floaty sleeveless dress with side-splits might not be the obvious choice for a cold, blustery Yorkshire day I grant you but bear with me on this. Let’s just focus on that colour for now and dream about the blue skies and even bluer seas that are in our future. Better days are coming and they are called spring breaks and summer holidays. 

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Feeling Finery (+ a daytime date)

p1200185-cropLast week Greig and I took a holiday (Madonna-style) so that we could have a little daytime date. We just had some food and went to the flicks but it felt like a nice chance to get dressed up in some new purchases I made from Finery recently. I picked up this sweater and skirt in the January sales (a good time to try out a new label without spending too much) and saved them for a special occasion such as this.

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In praise of the jumper dress

photo-5Question: What’s better than a nice jumper? A nice jumper dress of course! After all, more is more, especially in winter. And when it’s cold, I don’t know about you but I want my jumper to stretch a bit further than my midriff (though maybe not quite to my knees). This one has a nice exposed zip at the back, signalling to everyone that it is in fact meant to be a dress/tunic and not my husband’s jumper which I’ve been stretching over bent knees for a week (although what would be wrong with that really?). I’m all for a man-sized jumper but you don’t always have to go that far.

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