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Possibly my most ridiculous purchase ever.

Or maybe not.  This is definitely an investment piece.  I swear I looked for a cheaper version everywhere – but none were calf hair, none had the right peak, and none had the perfect leopard print – so in the end it had to be this one.  A crazy purchase (even with the 25% code I used) but one that makes me very, very happy.  The J.Crew leopard print baseball cap.

Black and leopard


It also makes my head look more of a regular size compared to the hatless photo:)

The jacket is one I ordered the other day after perusing the M&S website.  It is the Limited Edition quilted sleeve cardigan – definitely order up in size for this one – the shoulders are snug.  This is a UK 14 and gives me room to layer over a sweater in the winter.  The dress is my favorite ASOS t-shirt dress and the sneakers are of course my Golden Goose (similar here) which also make me smile every time I wear them.

After a weekend of pressure washing we’re almost ready to host our kindergarten party tomorrow – though I can barely move today.  Hopefully I can still raise a glass to my lips:)  How did you spend your gorgeous Fall weekend?


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Where do I start?

Well I’ll start where I left off – our anniversary.  I am incredibly lucky that I am married to an extremely romantic, generous man.  He was so giddy about the day unfolding and all his various surprises he could barely contain himself!  He even created a playlist for me with little clues leading to my surprise gift!

We headed out to dinner to our favorite ‘special occasion’ restaurant – Bacchanalia.  They do a superb seasonal five course tasting menu and the food is exquisite.  And how cute – they even surprised us with a little cake!



I wore my Ted Baker taxi cab dress which I adore – it feels elegant yet quirky – it’s so fun to wear.  This exact version is no longer available but the print must have been so popular they have released a new version here.  The jacket is a Zara tuxedo jacket from the sale and the wedge boots are also Zara.

Ted Baker dress


OH and I

Before we left for our night out we exchanged gifts.  I’m a very lucky girl.  Apparently fifteen years of marriage is a big deal.


I wish I’d known – I thought I was being particularly thoughtful with my gift of a wooly hat and a pair of socks – I kid you not!

On Friday night we headed out again to take Mike for a farewell dinner.  Another fabulous restaurant and quickly becoming one of my favorites – The Optimist.  They even had frogs legs on the menu which my daring Husband enjoyed.  I had the most delicious oysters followed by the most incredible haddock I have ever eaten – and I assure you I know my cod and haddock!

The Optimist

After much debate as to what to wear, and given my late night on Thursday I opted for comfort in the end.  This is the Zara pyjama suit from last season that I snapped up in the sale, worn with my white heels.

Zara pajama suit

Finally I’ll leave you with a couple of daytime outfits.  The first was from Friday, shopping in the  mall with Mike.

green jacket

Jeans – Diesel Fayza Jogg Jeans // Sneakers – Golden Goose (similar here) // Tank – AllSaints (old) // Jacket – Zara

And yesterday for our first swim meet of the season!

Baseball cap

Cap – J.Crew // Jeans – H&M grey tapered boyfriend // T-shirt – Gap 35% off till 9/24 with code THANKYOU // Sweater – Boden // Sneakers – Adidas Gazelles

Now we’re off for a slap up breakfast before taking Mike to the airport – it’s been a brilliant visit and now I’m in the mood for planning some trips back to the UK again!


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Where’s my whistle?

So it’s a special day today – I’m wearing my new Golden Goose sneakers.  For many of you, when you see the price, you will think I have gone absolutely stark raving bonkers, you might even consider it irresponsible to spend so much on a pair of sneakers.  But before you start tssking let me just say this – I am fortunate that my work/life situation means I don’t need to wear suits anymore.  When I was in the corporate world I would have to buy suits and then clothes for outside of work.  Now I can wear all my clothes for any occasion – nothing is deemed inappropriate in our office – anything goes basically, as long as you can handle the ridicule that may ensue if you take it to the ridiculous.  So I feel am able to justify spending a little more on items that I know I can wear everyday and anywhere.  These fabulous sparkly shoes will be worn for work and play – with jeans, dresses and shorts – I am actually struggling to think of an item in my closet that I can’t wear them with.  In addition to this they bring me pure simple joy.  Justification done.

These glitter Golden Goose were bought from Barney‘s and they have some sizes left.  I went for a Eur 39 and they fit perfectly – I’m normally a US 8-8.5 so ignore the fact that all the GG size charts claim that a Eur 39 is a US 9.  One of my favorite retailers, James Perse (best known for their fabulous tees and cotton clothes), has also started selling Golden Goose and they have just received a shipment of the new SS 2013 collection.  I personally LOVE the Francy in peach – gorgeous with sun kissed legs and shorts.

Francy Peach

The Husband muttered something about refereeing as I walked in the office, I ignored him…

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Trousers – BlankNYC faux leather trousers Madewell (some sizes left on sale) // Top – Zara // Jacket – Zara // Sneakers – Golden Goose Barney’s


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