Back to normal.

So with school going back on Monday I was a bit worried about short tempers and bad moods in our household this week – but all in all I’m pleased to report we’ve all eased back into a routine relatively easily.  So far no homework grumbles or getting out of bed complaints (I just huff and puff a bit – hate it!).  I’ve started trying to plan my clothes the night before again, as at 6am I am totally lacking inspiration.  The only problem is our weather is so wacky right now.  It looked freezing this morning so I was planning to wear my Boden Off Duty jumper in grey that finally arrived, but on my way back from the gym I realized it was in the 50s and the forecast is now for the 60s this afternoon, climbing up to the 70s next week!  It’s still January!?  So back in the closet went the polo neck and out came a t-shirt and jacket.

The t-shirt and jeans are both really old, but really comfortable Gap items that have worn and washed incredibly well.  It’s odd – some of my longest lasting items are from The Gap yet I never shop there these days – it just all looks a bit bland to me.  The jacket is the oriental print bomber jacket from Zara (no longer online).  I love this print and actually own the scarf (reduced to $20) and the trousers (reduced to $40) in it – never to be worn all together mind you!  I think it’s the pink, grey and black combo that I love.  The belt is Gucci – a present from MM a couple of Christmases ago – the fab news is it fits again!  That spare tire is deflating!  The boots are of course my Newburys that I keep harping on about…

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I started the week in Zara too.  Both the cardigan (reduced to $50) and the trousers (reduced to $40) are Zara, t-shirt is the same Gap one as above (washed I promise) and the boots are the Isabel Marant Dickers.


Yesterday I got the Vince Camuto boots out – I’d better wear them often before these temperatures rise!  The jeans are Hudson Collin skinnies and the tunic is H&M – a bargain when I got it – I think they were on sale buy one get one free, and I got a black one too.  The scarf is a REALLY old Accessorize one that I used to wear for work in The City – see I’ve always loved leopard print!  The jacket is Boden‘s leather jacket from Spring 2011.


I’ve been struggling with a cold this week and there are lots of warnings on the news regarding the flu outbreak here – so better late than never I’m off to take the kids for flu shots later – dreading it…send me some good vibes!


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4 thoughts on “Back to normal.

  1. Sue

    Believe it or not – I actually tried on the bomber jacket because I loved the print too. But sometimes oriental on me looks just a little too “oriental” which you might not understand. I also can’t keep up with your boots! Fess up – how many pairs do you have?

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      LOL – a lot but they all get worn:) That’s all I’m saying on the subject – just wait till the ballet flats come out in the Spring. I get it I think – it’s like me trying to wear lots of leopard print – a bit too Coronation Street…oh but darn it I do wear it…

  2. School Gate Style

    Looking good as always – can notice how your exercise is paying off – good for you! Just totally in lust with ALL your boots as usual. Fabulous. Avril xx
    PS thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I was actually quite good over Christmas but still put on about 4 pounds. I tend to put the weight on my rear end so it’s not as noticeable in a dress I find. Climbed a mountain today – the start of my ‘Fit For Forty’ campaign! xx

  3. tcro

    Love that jacket too Joanna, would love to see you in all the pieces together for the laugh!

    You’re looking very trim indeed, keep
    up the good work! X


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