Sunday, 29 July 2012

'Matchy matchy'?

Today I am wearing an LK Bennett silk shift dress with an old Monsoon bolero style cardigan (I like the shape as it shows the fitted shape of the dress), and some White Stuff beige suede wedge shoes from last year.

My handbag is also from LK Bennett - 'Gala' in taupe - a couple of seasons ago,  but I think they still have them in some of the outlet shops.

I do like the dress but on seeing the photos am unsure whether the criss cross pattern is flattering on a less than svelte figure :-0

Today's outfit is also maybe a bit too 'matchy-matchy' for my liking - it's amazing (but obvious I suppose!) how taking pictures can allow you to critique your look more effectively / objectively.

Not being 'worn' today..... but I also wanted to post my lovely new Anya Hindmarch 'Girly Stuff' pouch. I have an ancient polyeurethane (?) version which came free on a magazine yonks ago. I use it to ensure that all my 'must haves' travel stylishly from bag to bag when I change handbags (cards, other essentials, concealer, lip balm, pen etc..) The old freebie one is falling apart, so I've invested in a new 'proper job' as it proved so useful and looked so good.

It looks tomato red in the photo - but is in fact a dark metallic raspberry colour - not my first choice perhaps - but it was on sale at an outlet - so couldn't be too choosy. It normally costs £95 from the Anya Hindmarch website but I paid £50 at Bicester outlet :-)

Anya Hindmarch 'Girly Stuff' pouch


  1. I think youlook very svelte in that dress.
    Thanks for followig my blog. I look forward to reading yours as it develops.
    Jane X

    1. Hi Jane - thank you - must wear dress more often in that case ;-)

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Great to have another stylish mum join the ranks. It made me smile when you said about things looking different when you see a photo - how true! I realised that very soon also. I have chucked so much of my wardrobe after seeing's a brilliant way to critically assess your wardrobe.
    Loving your handbag and yesterday's scarf. Defo do more close ups if you can-I'd love to have seen your sandals from yesterday as they sound like a fab bargain! Email anytime if you want to ask anything or just chat. Oh, and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, Avril x

    1. Hi Avril, thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I'm looking forward to doing this and comparing notes / sharing ideas. I have a feeling I will also be doing a rather ruthless (but well evidenced) edit before too long!
      I will do a close up of the sandals later - they are very bargainous. Asos still have them in stock in most sizes I think, if you're interested, plus other colours. (They are 100% leather too!)

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