I love Tuesdays like today. Total fail at going to the gym (ok admittedly I did make it to the gym, I just didn't make the Spin class. I didn't make any class. Rugrat three was booked into the creche and as it's the highlight of his week (not that he's told me, but he doesn't scream any more when he has to go in so that's clearly somewhere on the way to highlight, no?) and so it would have been rude to make him miss it. I happened to bump into a couple of friends and so a lovely coffee was had by all. Lucky or what?
Home to whizz up a cake for one of my lovely lovely friends who very kindly had us all over to lunch at her house for her birthday where she'd put on the most amazing spread (yes, thanks again J for making us all feel so inadequate...!!) What a great indulgent way to spend an afternoon, I feel blessed to have such great friends (and only one glass of wine so you can't even blame the schmaltz on that)
Back to reality with a bump though and Rugrat One has her Brownie Promise tonight. Not tempting me with a brown and yellow palette for the summer, it does have to be said.
I was and am wearing
Nude oversized thin knit jumper - H&M
Khaki skinny zip jeans - By Malene Birger
Tan ankle boots - Acne
Fabulous finches scarf - Mulberry
Brown leather cuff - Warehouse
Tan leather rivet cuff - Mulberry
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Tan shopper - Zara
My Lust of the Day has actually been inspired by the hugely glamorous girls I had lunch with today. I've mentioned it before but I am very guilty of knowing what I love and loving what I know. As my life doesn't change very much on a day to day basis, I find it very easy to live in the same uniform. Actually since starting the blog, I've become more acutely aware of it. As i've struggled to find a vein in which I feel comfortable dressing on a day to day basis, I think once I found my comfort zone, I've become just a little bit too comfy in it.
Skinny jeans, check. Boots, check. Loose boxy top, check. Scarf, check once, twice and thrice. Or blazer, check. Large bag, check check check.
It wouldn't have occurred to me to wear a dress today. I lie. I may have worn a dress. But I would have worn it over skinny jeans with ankle boots. See? I've been indoctrinated by the Church of Skinny Jean.
So when my Grazia came flying through my door this morning and there was a 25% discount voucher in it, as I couldn't hop along to my nearest Whistles, I had a quick flit online whilst the Rugrats were having their tea.
And I think I've found something that might just work. A Dress. That I will actually have to wear With Tights. Ok so the chances of me wearing it also over skinny jeans is high (first outfit in my head was of it over skinny black trousers and my Ash Madonna wedges. Big Fail.) But I could still wear it as a dress (although that does leave me with a footwear issue for day time........ Cross that bridge later on.) For now this can stay as a Lust which I may purchase. Plus it goes into the washing machine (something I'm slightly obsessed with, which I'll explore in further detail another day. Yes the thinking behind it probably is as dull as it sounds) £95 from Whistles.
Thank you for the inspiration girlies.