Inspired by Martha’s post I went for a run this morning for the first time in months. Injuries and my new love for spin has kept me off the sidewalks, but a looming weekend of partying spurred me on today – plus the weather is perfect here – blue skies and crisp air. It felt great – just a casual 4 miles – but it reminded me why I love running so much. I earned my scrambled eggs that’s for sure and Mumford & Sons gave me an added spring in my step for the last half mile.
I wasn’t sure what to wear today – I changed my mind a couple of times. Our friends from Sweden arrive tomorrow for the weekend, and I have Hugh’s pre-K graduation and Poppy’s birthday celebrations – so lots of activities and outfits to plan! In the end, after yesterday’s post, I got the legs out again. This time with the Zara skort that has been featured on 80% of the blogs I read – admittedly worn by girls half my age. I have the white too and the fabric is lovely and stretchy and comfortable. You only know they are shorts from behind – and they are short shorts so make sure that razor goes all the way up the back of the leg!;)
My black Boden Off Duty jumper has finally arrived – I’m still waiting for the grey to be delivered and I’m now tempted to order the mole melange color too. Boden’s Off Duty jumper is bloody brilliant. It’s a beautiful square cut jumper with skinny, ribbed arms – not dissimilar in cut and style to an All Saints jumper I have, though Boden’s version has a fabulous roll neck that is just perfect – not too tight and not too loose – just right in fact. It’s mainly cotton so hangs beautifully and has a touch of cashmere in it for a lovely softness. Granted it’s only now that it is cold enough to wear a roll neck – but I can’t believe it took me so long to order this beauty. Once again Boden have done us proud.
Today I’ve paired it with my Zara camouflage jeans and Isabel Marant Dicker boots in black (glad I got these this season – looks like they are going up in price for 2013). I layered the jumper over an H&M long, grey vest as you might feel a bit of a draft without anything under it. MM just told me I look very Gallic – I’ll take that as a complement – it’s the closest I’ll get to one sitting here in the office:)