Friday, 23 January 2015

Skinny Cargo Combats

I have a pair of skinny combats in khaki (from Sainsbury's 3 or 4 years ago) that I adore. So much so they are wearing very thin and go baggy within 5 mins of putting them on. I care not for this latter fact but I do care for the fact that they are nearly breaking on the bum. A replacement pair is needed!

Here's how I have worn mine over the years.

Where to buy skinny combats today? I've found that they are hard to come by so I've selected the nearest I can find (which is basically a skinny jean with zips)!

Oasis via House of Fraser - £20 (in the sale)

Ralph Lauren via HOF - £160 (ouch at the price but swoon at the trousers)

New Look £24.99

Oasis £40

Mint Velvet £60

Topshop £40

Are you a fan of the combat? If budget were no issue I'd be having those RL ones in a heartbeat.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Double Denim

Today is a double denim kind of day. I adore this lighter denim shirt, although it's a bit tight (I am breathing in a lot). Skinny jeans from TK Maxx and boots from New Look (I cannot tell you how much I love these boots and how often I wear them)! (Currently in the sale but only size 7 or 9 left).

Inspiration for double denim - I love Pinterest for ideas

Here I am in all my double blue denim glory with the addition of a chunky aran cardigan because it's freezing here in the UK at the moment. Cardigan is James Lakeland via TK Maxx.

Just as I was hitting 'publish' on this post I got an email from Topshop with the headline

"Get a fresh dose of denim. We go beyond trusty skinny jeans with grungy denim shirts, collared jackets and throw on dresses. New season washes and stand-out prints will set the bar. Layer up your staple shirt under dresses or dungarees for a new take on double denim"
I feel all on trend!

Double yes to double denim or double no?



Friday, 16 January 2015

I hate my hair

Well that's a bit of a dramatic title but I am not happy. I've not been happy with my hair for a very very very long time. In my mid 30's I dyed it with blonde highlights and I loved it (hated the regrowth and what it did to the condition of my hair) but I absolutely loved the colour (as did my husband who has a thing for blonde hair). This was from 2009 (terrible scanned pic sorry).

Thursday, 15 January 2015

7 day round up

In my quest to wear everything I own and to not repeat (as best as I can) here is a round up of what I've been wearing. It started out so well with 'dresses for work' but I soon got bored of that once the novelty wore off/I ran out of dresses and the weather changed to cold, wet and windy!