I have blogged before about my love for patterned trousers. They always seem to make a more prominent appearance in my closet at this time of year. They are a great transitional piece – lighter than jeans but still providing coverage, plus it’s easy to incorporate some spring colors in an outfit with them.
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I’ve only added one pair to my closet this season – these from Zara, who always offer an amazing array of patterned trousers.
I love any kind of animal print so these Marks and Spencer Per Una ones keep catching my eye – especially as they are on sale currently, with limited sizes left.
Yesterday was also a day for some comfy trousers – these are the Next harems that I bought last year. If you are interested in dipping your toe in the ‘harem pool’ – take a peek at Fiona’s post here – she’s picked some great ones to peruse.
Following on from my previous post, and just to prove that procrastinating can sometimes pay off – I present to you my sequin skirt that is now on its way to me! Not grey or blush – but a perfectly beautiful shade of indigo. I hope it is as gorgeous in the flesh – especially as it was already in the sale and is currently an extra 50% off with code EXTRA50.
Unlike a lot of people I know I have very little blue/navy in my closet but I have definitely noticed myself being more and more attracted to navy items. It’s such a classy color and many clothes look far more expensive, or even better quality, in navy than they do in black. Not to mention that it is now no longer a fashion faux pas to mix navy and black. Hence while browsing on Net-a-porter.com this morning I found myself uncontrollably besotted with these beauties. My Newbury boot fetish continues.
It’s been an odd week to say the least. An entire week off unexpectedly can certainly mess with your head – I feel slightly jet lagged and totally discombobulated! We’re off tomorrow too for President’s Day, then I have 3 days at work before I’m off to the UK wooo-hooo! Having the week off has been lovely as it has meant lots of time with the kids before I go and leave them. Hugh even fell asleep on me yesterday – it was lovely – I hope he still wants to snuggle like that when he is 18;)
Poppy and I braved the snow the other day – I needed to return some stuff to Zara.
Me – Sneakers – Golden Goose (similar here) // Jeans – Zara coated blue jeans // Coat – Zara // Bag – Alexander Wang Rocco navy nubuck (TheOutnet.com – now sold out, but similar here) // Poppy – Boots – Sam Edelman Louie // Pants – H&M harems // Coat – H&M // Hair band – Crewcuts
Friday I enjoyed a day of pampering, though to be honest 2 hours in the salon followed by a 2 hour facial was probably a little too much in one day!
Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – H&M grey boyfriend jeans // T-shirt – ASOS forever t-shirt // Jacket – Zara (old) // Scarf – Zara (old)
And here is the finished result – much lighter hair – still not convinced – but a nice change regardless.
Boots – Rag and Bone Newbury boots petrol (old) // Jeans – Boyfriend jeans Zara // Sweater – AllSaints Portland Jumper (old)
And finally a new ASOS dress to share with you. It was in the sale and I’d been umming and ahhing about it all over the Christmas period. I love the lace sleeves – just enough for me – and it reminds me of the lace sleeves on my wedding dress.