I am getting so excited about my trip ‘home’ next week. Yes I’ll miss MM and the kids – but that is what Skype is for no? I’m still in a packing quandary but I see light at the end of the tunnel – now if it was sunlight not the threat of snow that would make things 10x easier. But hey ho it is England and nothing is more certain than the uncertainty of British weather.
I was picking up a few things for friends and family yesterday. One of the most requested items funnily enough is nail polish. OPI is half the price here. Mum wants A-to-Zurich and Sue wants Nein Nein Nein. I’ve been 50% successful – will keep looking Mum! Now, if I rate shopping for myself, I was 100% successful and I got myself a new favorite polish. I like nudes but some of them make my yellowy skin tone just looked so washed out when I haven’t had any sun. I found this one – My Very First Knockwurst – it’s a lovely grey nude and as ever it goes on beautifully. Still need to sort out my cuticles though – this darn weather plays havoc with my hands!
It was a tad dreary this morning – and I wanted to wear a snuggly knit. Also, I have decided that my AllSaints leather trousers need to be worn for everyday wear too – they were being saved for ‘best’ and therefore hardly worn. They are actually really comfy and warm – I love them with sneakers and a jumper. The Boden sparkle Skye jumper is perfect – and there are still quite a few of the regular versions in the clearance. You might want to size down if between sizes though as the fit is loose. I’m wearing it over a Forever21 color blocked top – mainly because it was close at hand this morning. Of course the sneakers are the Ash Alex. Sorry about the raindrops on film – not sure I had the right exposure considering how dark it was!
Sequins are everywhere right now but I have to say I’ve not ventured into the land of festive sequins yet. I have to admit sequins make me a bit nervous. I have an Express sequined sweatshirt that I like – because it really is a sweatshirt I can wear it casually during the day – in fact I last wore it here back in the summer when I flew to the UK.
In lieu of sequins I’ve been sporting quite a few items with sparkly thread in them. I find this kind of ‘sparkle’ much easier to wear. It also lends itself to being worn throughout the year – especially when the garment is a scarf or a casual piece of knitwear. The scarf I wore on Monday is a blush sparkly H&M scarf that is still available in my local stores, though unfortunately can’t be found on the US or the UK website. I paired it with an H&M knitted dress – one of my favorites as I love the asymmetrical hemline, my Zara snake skin trousers – they are very loud indeed, and my Ash Bowies. Even when worn with nude colors like these the sparkle provided a bit of festive fun.
It’s the last day of school today for the Christmas break – hooray – we can all lie in bed a little longer tomorrow. What with finishing the IKEA closet, wrapping presents and packing for a quick jaunt to NYC it’s going to be a busy break.