A few weeks back Boden got in touch and asked us to work on a special project to share our perfect spring escape look. I was super chuffed – I love those guys and especially got a whole lotta love for their SS15 shoe collection…
I chose my pieces, I layered up. I tried to be smart – I had shorts and jeans options. But when it came to the crunch the shorts just ‘worked’ and it was meant to be spring right? Wrong. It was 9 degrees. I tried the jeans one more time. Still wasn’t feeling it. Nothing against the jeans – they’re great, I’ll wear them again and again but for this look, with the long shirt and knit layers, bare legs were winning… We piled into the car and rocked up at our location with about 8.5 minutes to get all the shots before we had to pile back into the car and zoom home for dinner with the in-laws. (And also buy and cook the dinner but that’s by the by – M&S Mother’s Day lunch to the rescue – wife fail). It was cold. One dog worked it like a pro. The other worked it like a kid in a candy shop or, rather, like it was his second ever day outside, in the real world, on the ground – fair enough, it was. But we got the shots and I totally used that puppy to warm my legs up on the journey home… save those 5 minutes in the fridge section choosing lunch where all the looks I got were from sensibly dressed people thinking, ‘Lady, it’s 9 degrees and you’re wearing shorts… you cray-zee’.
And now you know the truth – blogger reality. This genuinely is, however, my perfect spring break in the British countryside look (if only spring would hurry herself along a little) and you can head over to The Great Boden Diaries to read more about my perfect destination and see some other lovely girls with bare legs (but they live in the New York and Sydney… were they cold too?!).
The Outnet is one of the few sites that I check regularly. And by regularly I mean weekly. Maybe a little more. They get drops of new goodies twice a week and have insane sales (on top of the already massive discounts) where you can pick up treats like this VB top for £37. Yep, £37. That’s why I have a big smile on my face. You know when you think you’ll never have those dream pieces in your closet and then a bargain like that walks in and… well, big smiles.
I don’t want to steal all the goodies though so I’ve put together a little selection of my absolute favs on the site right now – go on, have a little scroll though… my pleasure. (And for your bank balance, I am sorry). That Fendi dress wouldn’t go amiss for my spring parties. And those Chloe wedges would go very nicely too come to think of it. Maybe it’s my bank balance I need to worry about.
But back to reality… it’s all about suede. There’s no missing that memo right now – it’s splashed across every magazine I pick up. I’m on it. The Hallhuber fringed bag was a smart choice earlier in the year and these Next lace up heels are maybe the comfiest fancy shoes I own – honestly it’s like there’s a little leather cloud in there. Happy feet, happy face. Winning.
When the temperature soars to the giddy heights of 13 degrees and there’s not a cloud in the sky, that’s what we Scots affectionately call ‘taps aff’ weather (‘tops off’ to the rest of the world). So… my tap’s not aff but it’s full of holes and that’s mighty breezy… but not for this hardy Scots lass, not in 13 degree heat. Truly, I couldn’t wait to wear at least one half of this gorgeous set so I took my chances (with a vest underneath).
Indulged in some weekend flower shopping, because all bloggers need that one on their CV, and got back into salads and went for walkies and dug out these slightly wacky glasses again because I really do love them and they just seem weird in the winter.
Also, you may well wonder what’s going on with my weird, bendy leg down there? I’m going to put you straight – there’s a spring in my step. Dad jokes rock. Happy Monday!x
There are a lot of decades I just can’t get on board with – 60’s, 80’s, 90’s (bleh)… but the 70’s is a different story. Flares? Hello. Nipped in waists and belts and suede and big fluffy fur and high necks and maxi skirts? Hello. The 70’s is, essentially, the most flattering decade.
These jeans were on my hit list for spring the moment I clamped eyes on them. Quite fixated I was. H&M Trend do come up with some real show stoppers now and again. The sizing tends to run smaller than you’d think so if you manage to get your mitts on these culottes order at least 1 size up (I may have wound up with 3 pairs before settling on the 10 which, honestly, are still very fitted). They flit in and out of stock but Asos just launched their version which is pretty close and the hem is unfinished so you can cut them any length that takes your fancy. Score.
And now, le weekend. Looking forward to relaxing at home with big dog and little dog (who seems to double in size every time I look). Maybe some brunch, maybe coffee, maybe macarons (it’s been a while), definitely a Saturday movie, unquestionably puppy cuddles and I really need to get some photos of these 2 before they’re the same size. Fri-yay.x