And that will be because I finally got round to ordering some Ash wedge trainers. Just the sort of footwear you need in these sort of temperatures. A fully enclosed leather shoe. I'm sweating just thinking about them. I didn't buy sandals which would have been a complete curse on any hint of sunshine, but no. I am awaiting the arrival of new boots. Hence - heatwave. You are all most welcome.
Now slight admission - as per usual, I couldn't just have ordered one pair. Oh no, don't be daft, that's what normal people do. I'm odd. I ordered 3 pairs - just to be on the safe side (I will only keep one, I absolutely promise) So it's a choice between these three beauties. Ok before I do the pics, just a bit of typical DMBL40IT justification - you're surely used to it by now. We are going away on hols next week. To Suffolk. Which genuinely I am looking forward to as much as if we were going to the Maldives. (we go every year, to the same place and I wouldn't change it for the world) Principally as it's a 2.5 hour journey to the sofa (and wine) in Suffolk, whereas with slightly further afield (ie involving a plane) by that time, we would just about be checking in. And the RRs (and definitely The Husband) would be beginning meltdown central. It also would involve a last minute Million Pound Drop in Boots. PIcking up more suncream than the entire hotel would use (damn those blasted 3 for 2's), ditto mossie spray and all other "essentials" that I out of the blue, deem completely necessary. It's as if I have a lobotomy the moment I blow the dust off my passport. Whereas all we need for Suffolk is a family pack of Paracetamol for The Husband and I. (there is a quite fabulous wine shop where we go.....) The remainder of said usually wasted Boots money, I am now completely justified in spending on other boots. Of the beautiful, wearable kind.
Justification over, these are what I have coming. So which do you think I should go for?
Ash Thelma in Clay
Ash Thelma in Camel
Ash Genial in Perkish (I did actually want these in clay but couldn't find them anywhere - I'd love to know what sort of colour "perkish" is. Well clearly it's a pooey sort of beige colour....)
I ummed and ahhed for ages over the Thelmas or the Beas. To be honest (embarrassing practical stance coming up) the suede aspect of the Beas and my massively slovenly approach to, errrr, life in general would mean they would be trashed within a matter of weeks. I am very much looking forward to the Ash A/W collection though - I can only imagine that there will be some complete champions there. I did order (and send back) the Birdie in Camel leather last year as I couldn't quite get to grips with the white sole, but I'm thinking as they're far more ubiquitous this time round, it won't bother me nearly as much.
The other option was the gorgeous coral and camel (leather and suede combo) Beas but as I "may" have bought a floral Zara jersey jacket (it's still in the bag - it may or may not be a wedding outfit contender, hence I'm not mentioning it here officially yet which means it's not officially mine) and the pale simple colour will go much better with this and my other floral jeans.
Personally I think I'm leaning towards the Thelmas in Clay. Any thoughts? I will report back on the results.
Now a quick round up of what I've been wearing in this totally random weather.
Starting last Friday night, when we had friends round for dinner
Nude vest - Primark
Blush sheer rectangle ribbed top - Cos
White skinny jeans - Next
Gold & blush large earrings - Monsoon
Tan fretwork wedges - Sam Edelman
Saturday - usual round of taxi service in the morning. In the afternoon, I did actually change into trackie bums and old sweats and we did clear the garage. Rock & roll. And speaking of rock & roll, in the evening we went to an Elvis night. (second outfit - this is not what my warped version of a tracksuit is) Where we were the youngest people by about 30 years. But I haven't laughed as much in years, great evening which ended up back at our friends house, dancing like loons and drinking Bacardi till the wee small hours. Happy days.
Black & off white jumper dress - Joseph
Raspberry Leigh jeans - Topshop
Camel knitted blazer - Whistles
Leopard print scarf - Louis Vuitton
Black suede ankle boots - Pied a Terre
Cheetah print suede bag - Zara
Black crepe shell top - Zara
Black tuxedo style blazer - Topshop
Navy/black/camel leopard print ankle zip trousers - Whistles
Black corsage necklace - Sportsmax (I'll do a close up of this another day as the photo of black against black doesn't do it justice)
Black ankle strap sandals - Zara
Tan De Manta clutch - Alexander McQueen
Sunday morning, 9am start for a bowling party for RR2. He absolutely loved it, they all loved it and it was a great party. From a hungover adult's perspective it was rather (very) loud and rather (very) crowded. But they were superbly behaved, I did manage to sneak out for coffee and juice and I was then able to spend the rest of the day on the sofa. Bliss.
White silk edged shirt - H&M
Indigo Baxter jeans - Topshop
Chocolate leather jacket - All Saints
Jubilee scarf - Scarf Envy
Tan leather & rivet cuff - Mulberry
Tan rockafella boots - Russell & Bromley
Chestnut cross body bag - Campomaggi by Plumo
I have a confession to make about yesterday's outfit. I upgraded my iphone yesterday, took a photo and then today attempted to synch all the "stuff" on my old iphone onto my new one. Massive fail. I managed to synch some of it whilst completely cocking up everything they'd already set up in the shop and somehow delete all the photos I took. A technical genius I am not. But whilst we're on the subject of IT prowess or the lack of it, I am reliably informed that it is now super easy for anyone to comment on each post. Please be kind...... (!)
So zero outfit from yesterday - shame as it was one I really liked but I will definitely be repeating it as soon as the temperature dips slightly.
And finally today for The Summer. I did start initially in another outfit, nearly boiled myself alive and so changed for taking the kids swimming and basking in the sunshine after school. Looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.
Cream drapey jersey top - H&M
Faded straight leg jeans - Zara
Tobacco drape front cardigan - Day Birger et Mikkeslon
Chestnut peep toe Saxon boots - Kurt Geiger
Bone and shell necklace - By Malene Birger
Tan shopper - Zara
Thanks again for all your lovely emails and comments - I am getting round to replying to them all! xxxxx