It’s a quiet day in the office today so my fabulous Husband has just offered to take me for lunch – what a lovely surprise – so we’re off for Thai. Not really on the diet plan but hey I’ll go off to the gym later to compensate:)
I watched the first half of the Jubilee concert last night and absolutely loved it – I am amazed how many people were out on The Mall! It made me feel tremendously homesick – I’ve strolled down there countless times to then walk through St. James’s Park back to Westminster – one of my favorite ‘most London’ walks, where I felt more like a tourist rather than a resident. I think I need to plan a girls trip back to London again for some sight seeing and fun:)
Anyway before I plan for more trips I need to prepare to head for the UK on the 18th of this month! I feel quite overwhelmed tackling the packing for 3 of us for the unpredictable North West weather – layering may be the key. I also have the daunting task of whittling down my shoes from the ‘really want to take’ 6 pairs to the ‘really need to take’ 3 pairs. I’m wondering whether the hot spell a couple of weeks ago is it for the UK? There’s usually only one per year – so do I gamble and not take shorts or a sundress? If it does get hot I can always pop into Sainsbury’s for some great deals – I got a gorgeous blue sundress from there 2 years ago when I was caught out by rising temperatures. To add to the complexity I now have a 6 year old asking me if she can do all her own packing without any help…hmmm maybe not as the first thing she put in the pile was her Girl’s World head!
My ensemble today demonstrates how brilliantly previous seasons from Boden complement current seasons. The cardigan is the long line cardigan in pewter from summer 2011 that I got in the sale – I love this color and it’s an almost identical style to this season’s effortless cardigan. This pewter coordinates perfectly with the border print tunic in pewter from this season, and even better my Tory Burch Eddies in camilla pink pick out the pink in the tunic brilliantly. I feel wonderful in this today and can’t believe I nearly passed up on this tunic thinking it was too similar to last year’s Terazzo. The tunic by the way is my usual US 6 – I know some have said size up but as I have no hips I didn’t need to.