Kids, who’d have ’em?

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.

Mango chaps


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.

leopard hat


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🙂

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13 thoughts on “Kids, who’d have ’em?

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      They are fabulous – and I agree they felt really ‘in your face’ when I put them on – but they are so comfy I’ve fallen head over heels with them!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Or thanks Liz – though the run up to Thanksgiving is NOT doing my waistline or thighs any favors! x

  1. dorleft

    Joanna I just want to crawl inside your wardrobe and live there!

    Your jeans look fab – mango have some lovely bits and bobs at the moment – I’ve just blogged a gorge gray cocoon coat. I’m also on blog watch/hair length watch with you.

    Yours is really growing – it looks lovely! I’m booked in for my crimbo cut and colour next Thursday and am going to try really hard to leave the length of mine alone – happy weekend and hope your son is feeling better! x

    1. Keri Gray

      Joanna! That is me commenting above and not my bloody husband! He is logged into one of his political Facebook things and never flipping logs out! Keri – aka Dolliedaydream xxx

      1. Poppy's Style Post author

        Ha love it!! Thank you so much for swinging by and let him get on with his politics now:)x

    2. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’ve been taking Biotin and it seems to really help with growth – it feels really healthy. I like getting a good trim at the bottom occasionally to try and get all the layers the same length but the nape of the neck seems to have grown out nicely!! I’d have done it earlier I think if I knew how easy it was going to be! xx

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