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This gorgeous maxi skirt smashes three trends in one: maxis, florals and red are currently all big news. I love the way it’s more of a shorter midi length at the front. Does this make it a mixi?? I got it from ASOS but I also love this skirt at M&S and this at Next.

And in case you were wondering the Japanese on the t shirt means ‘delicate’!

What I’m wearing: Jacket: Zara (old but similar here) | Skirt: ASOS | T shirt: holiday purchase | Boots: Miss KG by Kurt Geiger

 

 

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This is turning into a somewhat sporadic blog thanks to London’s shit summer weather, and my uninteresting summer uniform of jeans and tees accessorised with an obligatory umbrella has hardly been inspiring.  I did, however, manage a short trip to Tokyo, and had fun wearing a different dress every day (all ASOS). I’d really recommend this as an easy city break packing tip that hardly requires any thought. Our day at Disney obviously required a rollercoaster-ready outfit, and these shorts from Superdry really fit the bill.

To cheer myself up and pretend that it’s still sandals weather, I’ve invested in a pair of felt, sheepskin lined Birkenstocks. They’re incredibly comfortable, look great with everything and keep my feet warm when it starts to get chilly!

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What I’m wearing: Sandals: Birkenstock | Leggings: Next | Jumper: H&M | Sunglasses: Miu Miu | Anklet: Accessorize

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No, you’re not seeing things, I’m actually wearing a skirt. I’m loving this as an alternative to jeans this time of year and it gives a new lease of life to my old tops. There are loads around but I particularly like this in distressed denim from Zara. Look at that asymmetric, raw hem. Lush.

What I’m wearing: Jacket: Karen Millen | T shirt: Mango (old) | Skirt: Zara | Boots: Finery

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Yet again life has got in the way of the blog. When is it ever not busy??? These pictures were taken weeks ago and I thought I wouldn’t be able to use them but the top is actually still in stock at Next.  There’s no getting away from statement sleeves at the moment and I think they make an everyday jeans and trainers type outfit a lot more interesting.  There is, however, a downside in that they can get in the way if you’re doing a bit of housework or cooking. My solution? Put your feet up and deliveroo (is that a verb).

I also want to point out the necklace which I think looks really high end but is, in fact, from H&M.  And the belt was my Mother’s Day present to myself (thanks kids). Not cheap, but I’ve already worn it so much that cost-per-wear it’s a bargain.

What I’m wearing: Top: Next | Jeans (old): Zara | Trainers: Adidas | Necklace: H&M | Belt: Gucci

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I didn’t need another mini bag. Ha! Let’s be honest here. There’s no such thing as too many bags. So when I saw what a friend had done with a bag from Primark and a strap from Accessorize, I had to give it a go. With the original strap the bag wasn’t really making a statement but cut it off and replace with something a bit funkier and it’s a whole different bag game. The strap I bought is no longer available but I’m loving this from Accessorize and these from Next too.

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So the mac is back for SS17 and I planned weeks ago to use the heading ‘return of the mac’. I was too slow, however,  and now it’s been used in almost every magazine and blog post. Just as long as you know I thought of it first!

You may also have noticed an abundance of gingham currently in the shops. From shirts to skirts and even boots, everything is checked. And yet again Next smashes it with this gingham trench. I bought it in a size 10 and it’s roomy enough to wear now over a jacket or big sweater until the weather gets a bit warmer.

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A quick post about these boots which are the first sale bargain of 2017 and therefore something to be celebrated. I spotted them on the Endource website which I came across via The Pool (two sites definitely worth checking out if you’re not already familiar with them). The boots are from Miss KG by Kurt Geiger and are reduced from £110 to £39. That’s a 65% reduction and they’re still available in most sizes. I love them now with my leather leggings and they’ll be perfect in the summer with bare legs and a dress.

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The last protest march I went on was for the miners when I was a student. God knows what I wore then but I know I was cold. For the Women’s March earlier this month I knew that a hat was essential.  I’m a proper grown up now (!) and I know all about the importance of a warm head,  but really I just wanted to wear this hat from Mu Du London

I also know that on a protest march you need snacks and you need to pack these snacks in an easy to carry bag. This rose gold backpack, believe it or not, is from Primark. It feels like leather (but probably isn’t, it was £9) and I’ve used it every day since I bought it.

So, two current trends that work extremely well on a march. I’m now going to the protest outside Downing Street. Look out for me on the news. I’ll be wearing a hat.

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On a whim I decided that what I absolutely must have to cope with these freezing temperatures is some proper Ugg boots. My feet are always cold so Uggs as slippers are obviously what I need.  But Ugg boots are expensive and although I was prepared to make the investment I came across these lookalikes in Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s for only £25. They’re real suede and super cosy and when I came to pay they had been reduced to £12.50. Sadly they’ve sold out online but they were still available in-store two days ago.

And shall we talk about the leggings? Yes, the rumours are true. Leggings are making a comeback. I found these wet look leggings at ASOS and I think with the right styling ( i.e. not a crop top and heels unless channeling Olivia N-J at a Grease themed party)   I can get away with wearing them out in public and not just lying on the sofa in a huge sweater and my new (faux) Uggs. Watch this space…

What I’m wearing: Boots: Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s | Leggings: ASOS

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This jacket is from Next. I know, right? It was £78 and I love it. It’s not real leather but who cares when it’s covered in such beautiful embroidery?

What I’m wearing: Jacket: Next | Jeans: Zara