In previous years, when the children have been in daycare in the days running up to Thanksgiving, the Husband and I have taken advantage of the the child free time and headed out for some indulgent lunches. Now both of them are out of school for the whole Thanksgiving week so we go out for a few family meals instead – just as much fun – but a different type of fun;) Yesterday my Husband surprised me by planning a lovely posh lunch for him and I on the kids’ last day at school. I was SO excited! We were just about to head out of the door when the phone rang – I could see it was school. Dilemma – run for it and pretend you didn’t see or hear it – or pick it up in case it was a life or death emergency. As any parent would (though I did pause for a second) we picked up and Hugh was sick:( Dang! Lunch out postponed to collect a poor wee boy from school with an apparent ear infection. Of course once at home he proceeded to run wildly around the house with no apparent illness, ache or pain, though he is on antibiotics now:(
So today marks the first day of our Thanksgiving Holiday and we’re off to choose bikes for them both. Santa has sent Mum and Dad a letter telling us that we have to help Poppy and Hugh choose, as he is worried about space in his sleigh this year…:) I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when we tell them where we are going!
In the meantime here is what Mom has been wearing this week. Starting with yesterday – I was trying to channel Emmanuelle Alt by wearing a collar, and I originally had on a black tuxedo jacket for the lunch-that-didn’t-happen instead of this fabulous cardigan. I will just harp on for a moment about these Mango jeans – I’ve had lots of compliments which surprised me as they are not for everyone, and they are super comfortable – lots of stretch in the denim and pleather. In fact these blue denim ones fit a tad looser than the black denim ones I have. These are a US 6 and I would say fit true to size.
Boots – Isabel Marant Dickers // Jeans – Mango combi jeans // Shirt – J.Crew chambray popover (similar here on sale) // Cardigan – AllSaints
Thursday was spent snuggled in cashmere.
Hat – J.Crew // Scarf – Uniqlo cashmere // Sweater – Uniqlo men’s cashmere crewneck // Jeans – Gap Always skinny // Boots – AllSaints Bonny Cuban
And here was a major fail on Wednesday – not really sure what look I was trying to create – but I really did end up looking like a baby in a babygrow – I think the pink fluffy cardigan took it a step too far:) Individually I love all the items but together they certainly did not create the fashion forward look I had envisioned in my head. Ah well – we can laugh and try again:)
Jumpsuit – Zara (old – similar here) // Cardigan – Zara (similar here) // Boots – grey nubuck Newbury boots
It’s a grey, damp day here today so it maybe a day for the cashmere onesie again🙂