What a treat in store for me this week! After watching the Golden Globes live on Sunday it means I have Girls, Downton Abbey and some Real Housewives recorded for my viewing pleasure! In addition I’ve also picked up a new book at last – American Psycho. MM has been encouraging me to read it for some time now…I hope it’s as good as he says it is – we rarely enjoy the same books! It’s the perfect weather for staying in and curling up on the sofa with a good book – it’s wet, wet, wet here.
Braving the rain today I opted for a pair of my Frye’s. Don’t panic there are no leather soles here and all I’m doing is walking from the car to the office – not enough exposure to warrant the Hunters. These are the Veronica Slouch and they are a gorgeous dark, nutty brown – is that a good description? Maybe not. The jumper is one of my favorites from AllSaints – the Ellil in smoke. I love this jumper so much – the cut and drape are perfect and the buckle detail on the neck gives this knit a bit of edginess. I’m wearing it over an H&M vest dress for warmth – plus I find they keep some of the lumps and bumps at bay, working as a smoother or a shaper. The jeans are Hudson Collins. It’s five weeks since my last haircut and I’m desperate for one again – thank goodness I have an appointment on Friday – it’s feeling rather bouffant in this weather.
I found a photo of an outfit I wore last week that I forgot to post. I’m doing it now as it’s a rare photo of me in a skirt – the H&M Grey Concept skirt, worn with a Target belt and a Zara top. The fabulous Boden military jacket is from AW 2011. If you ever see one on eBay don’t miss out – it has the most beautiful fit and is lined with purple velvet. The boots are REALLY old Loft suede booties that I haven’t worn for years. It’s great to rediscovering items and now having easy access to them in my new closet!
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to go out with the girls more often. Sometimes life can get in the way of spending time with friends, and prioritizing time gets tricky. But life also raises issues that are best shared with girlfriends over a glass of wine and a good laugh, hence my resolution. I put it into practice last night and headed out with Cristin. We had a fabulous night catching up over a couple of bottles of unnecessarily expensive wine:)
I wore my black jacket again from Zara over the Dita t-shirt dress (yeah right – dress that barely covers your butt!) from AllSaints. The trousers are the coated jeggings from Dorothy Perkins (currently on sale) which have turned into my favorite ‘going out’ pants – they fit amazing and feel sexy! I busted out the Buster boots from Nine West. They’ve been sitting in my closet for a while now after I bought them at a bargain price before Thanksgiving. Not sure why I haven’t worn them till now – I think I was concerned about tottering around in really high heels – but they turned out to be the most comfortable ‘going out’ boot.
So after putting a New Year’s resolution into practice I also broke one. My new Boden folded leather clutch arrived. I just couldn’t resist it and I’m glad I didn’t now – it is just beautiful. The leather is buttery soft and it is incredibly roomy without any bulk. The color could be pink, orange or red depending on what you wear it with, and the detachable strap is genius.
Make me feel better and tell me you have broken a resolution too by day 12!
Oh and talking about Girls – don’t forget if you are in the US the new season starts tomorrow 9pm on HBO.