Friday, February 23, 2018

Outfit: February 13th – Pre-Spring Layers

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Around this time of year I get incredibly bored of winter and the cold weather. See my last post’s comment about the snow and wanting it to go away if you don’t believe me. Spring looks are everywhere on the internet and in the stores and it’s still far too cold to start wearing them! So today I went for a little nod towards spring with my navy and cream stripes. I love stripes in the spring (I love them anytime, let’s be real), as they just feel so fresh. So layers for warmth, stripes for spring and a burgundy cord skirt and boots because it’s still cold out.

Blazer – TK Maxx
Top – Long Tall Sally
Skirt – Topshop (gifted)
Boots – Primark
Choker – Primark
Earrings – Nickel and Suede

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Outfit: February 12th – Stripes, Burgundy and a Change of Boots

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So when I got up this Monday morning I had to rethink my choice of boots for walking to work. Because, yeah, this:

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There was nothing the previous evening and though the forecast was for light snow showers the last few times they’ve said that it either hasn’t snowed at all, or it has snowed but not settled so I saw the forecast and thought, “yeah, whatever” and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when I opened the curtains… My first thought when I saw it was that it had better be gone by tea time as I want to go for a run. I mean, who even am I?! I love the snow! I don’t usually want it to go away. But when it’s messing with my Couch to 5K training programme? Gah!

I contemplated driving to work but clearing the snow off my car seemed like more effort than just walking in it. So I put on my trusty EMU boots, stashed the ankle boots in my bag, and set off in my big coat.

Sweater – New Look Tall
Trousers – Forever 21
Boots – Primark
Choker – Primark
Earrings – Nickel and Suede
Belt – gifted

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Outfit: February 9th – Blue and Army Green

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Just a quick snap today as I was busy putting washing on, making lunches and hanging sheets to dry before I left for work. I love the combination of blue and army green, be that a mid-blue like I’m wear here or a full-on navy. It just works. Ditto tan boots. I’ve said it before: they go with EVERYTHING.

Jacket – Primark
Sweater – F+F men’s (gifted)
Jeans – Primark
Boots – Office (sale)
Choker – Primark
Earrings – Nickel and Suede

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Outfit: February 8th – Work to Play

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It’s still February, it’s still cold out. The day I wore this I was off out after work, to the theatre (read: Town Hall) to see Pirates of Penzance. So I wanted an outfit that would work for the office and also for the evening. This is where a dark denim skirt is useful. It’s the epitome of smart/casual dressing. It’s a skirt and it’s a dark colour so it’s smart. But it’s also denim so it’s casual.

Sweater – Jack Wills (outlet, sale)
Skirt – Warehouse (sale)
Tights – Primark
Boots – Office (sale)
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – Nickel and Suede


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Monday, February 19, 2018

Outfit: February 7th – Striped Blazer and Army Green

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It was a chilly minus 4˚C outside the morning I wore this, so needless to say I did not walk to work in these shoes. That’s what ugg boots are for. I don’t mind occasionally stashing a pair of shoes in my bag to change into, as long as they are lightweight. When you’re walking uphill you don’t want to be carrying any more weight than you need to.

Blazer – New Look (via eBay)
Top – Long Tall Sally
Pants – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Shoes – New Look
Earrings – Primark

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Outfit: February 6th – Stripes, Denim and Sheepskin

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We got snow! (Only a teensy bit, but still, snow!) So it was on with the EMU boots to walk to work, just in case the snow amounted to anything significant. (Spoiler alert: it didn’t.) It was also on with the fleece/velvet lined leggings for warmth. And the cashmere. All the cosy.

Sweater – Cynthia Rowley (TK Maxx, sale)
Skirt – Warehouse (sale)
Leggings – Primark
Boots – EMU Australia (via eBay)
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – Nickel and Suede

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Outfit: February 5th – Prince of Wales Check and Black

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This blazer is a bit of a statement with its fairly busy pattern (despite being just black and white (or grey, depending on how far away from it you are)) so I kept the rest of my outfit completely black with silver accents. The minute I put the boots on it started snowing (which wasn’t in the forecast), but only teeny tiny flakes and not very many so I decided to press ahead with the heels.

Blazer – Primark
Sweater – New Look Tall
Pants – Dorothy Perkins Tall (sale)
Boots – Magnus Shoes (sale)
Necklace – George at ASDA
Earrings – Ziggy of Clevedon

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