Sunday, 28 April 2013

White stilettos (am I mad?) and LK Bennett

I saw a picture of Alexandra Shulman (UK Vogue Editor) wearing some today and they looked quite 'fresh' and nice.

I guess this means they are the shoe-trend du jour. I am unsure how long this fad might linger, so have no immediate plans to purchase any - but one to ponder I think.

In other buying, I have a bit of a 'thing' going on at LK Bennett recently. Mainly because the staff at my local branch are so genuinely nice and helpful.

I bought a trench coloured trench coat, and some navy blue wedge sandals (both reduced in 'spring reductions').  I've already worn the trench coat several times and I suspect it will continue to be a frequently worn item, as the prevailing weather around me is 'damp'.

Seriously though, aside from the weather, I really like this coat. It has a nice feel to the fabric, is quite substantial, so is warm/ practical as well as looking good. The shape is also good for me (5 ft 5 hourglass) which is great as I can struggle with coats in the waist area - with the waist not sitting at quite the right place. So if you are a mid height curvy girl I urge you to try it. I think it's a good investment purchase.

The sandals probably won't get so much wear as (a) my legs and toes need to be brought out of winter hibernation and (b) it still IS winter in these parts.  A purchase of hope over experience I feel!  However, like the coat I really liked them and the trip to purchase was a return visit, having pondered for a while. I like the wedge height - high but not ridiculously so, and the fact that they don't have that weird platform sole you often see nowadays (which is a not a personal favourite of mine!)

Photos of me wearing stuff to follow - but my house is full of ground up plaster / brick and general building grime at the moment - it's a challenge to find a decent environment for a photo - let alone a non dust covered mirror!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Half an hour in Covent Garden.

And just time for a quick scout in M&S and Zara.

This green lace skirt caught my eye, which in theory (mine at least) shouldn't work, but I liked it. (Excuse me trying over jeans, short of time, hot and bothered and I figured if it looked good that way it should look ok normally.)

Also spotted in Zara - a fine knit (linen) slouchy top layer (hesitate to call it a pullover) - more of a cobwebby outer layer. I often feel under dressed in vest tops and the like - so it would be useful for me, but the boring practical side of me won on this occasion and as the item on the rail was already snagged, I fear it would look trashed within a few hours of wearing. Cute though.

The M&S Autograph collection looked interesting as well - some nice straight leg jeans, a denim pencil shaped skirt, a printed dress and linen shirt would all slot well into my wardrobe and will hopefully be investigated in more detail on the coming days!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Well, hello...!

Short and sweet this will be. I will attempt to make up for lost time properly some other time.

It occurred to me the other week that I was becoming a tad scruffy. There is a fine line between casual / comfortable and scruffy, and as my house is currnetly full of dust from building work, the gavel fell on the side of scruffy.

In mitigation, I felt I needed a pencil skirt.

I bought this from LK Bennett (Cissy skirt - in sale)

I also bought a belt which will work with the skirt and also over the beloved jeggings for scruffy comfortable days. Link to belt - but I bought red not blue and mine was in sale so cost less.

Hope you are all well. I will look forward to catching up with others' posts later.
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