I swore I wouldn't let it get to me. I could be bigger than the rain - hell what's getting a little bit wet between friends. But I'm sorry, I draw the line at getting completely, utterly, drown rat eat your heart out, drenched. Proper soaked.
I've been tried so hard not to let it totally piss me off. Today, for example I persisted in donning the bright colours in an attempt to bring a little sunshine into the lives of those lucky individuals who I bumped into.
Can we just please take this as a Public Apology for those who actually had the misfortune to cross my path today as I wasn't exactly exuding sunshine. Some swear words, yes. A lot of grimacing, whinging and more swear words, definitely.
Weather - I admit defeat. I hold my hands up and say I did try and defy you and you beat me. More than that, you ruined my ballet pumps, you fricking arse. I am NOT your friend anymore. But I will bow down to your superiority, as much as you are pissing me off big time, and wear boots tomorrow.
I'm secretly wondering actually whether The Husband has a pact with that git Weather. As I am so uninclined to look at anything vaguely summery, that the sales have passed me by. I had the opportunity to go shopping this afternoon, as I did on Wednesday and nah. What for? To buy summer stuff that will sit next to all the other unworn summer stuff in my wardrobe? I think not (actually scaring myself by reading that back. Who am I and what have I done with the real me? I fear the rain is actually rusting my brain...)
Let's just say the sales are on in full swing. I apologise profusely for not being more, well, me, and effusing about the bargains there are to be had. I can't muster the energy to even look. But if you are in the market for some bargains, then pretty much all the sales bar Zara (next Thursday - on your marks girls) have started. Reiss, Whistles, All Saints - all would be my normal ports of call. Do let me know what you've bought so I can live vicariously, pretty pretty please.
I will do a rush round up of what I've been sporting (although I do have a new bag - yay! A lovely gift from the wonderful Caroline at Taylor Stephens - and she has more. If you'd like more info just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email her - address a couple of posts ago. The most gorgeous buttery leather, the perfect bag for travelling but I can't resist using it now. Really made my day when she bought it over yesterday. Huzzah!)
Yesterday during the day
Oatmeal slouchy thick jersey top - H&M
Mink drapey cardigan - Day Birger et Mikkelson
Distressed straight leg jeans rolled up - Zara
Rockafella boots - Russell & Bromley
Brown leather cuff with chain detail - Hultquist
Resin and shell collar necklace - By Malene Birger
Mushroom and tan shopper - Taylor Stephens
And here's a gratuitous shot of the bag which I love love love.
Last night, braved the gale force winds and lashing rain - clearly as there was a copious amount of wine at my destination and had a fabulous evening at a friends house.
Pale pink and black tie dye top - All Saints
Khaki zip skinnies - By Malene Birger
Washed black suede jacket - All Saints
Clay Thelma wedges - Ash
Serpent necklace - Stella & Dot (more on this tomorrow!)
Renegade bracelet - Stella & Dot
Mushroom & Tan shopper - Taylor Stephens
And here is me, massively inappropriately dressed for a drenching. You try to do your best and be jolly from the outside in. Won't be doing that again in a hurry. I'm mildly damp here so look only vaguely peed off. I was soon to be soaked to the bones.
Jade linen tee - Zara
Floral jersey blazer - Zara
Distressed biker jeans - By Malene Birger
Rose gold now knackered ballet pumps - Zara
Serpent necklace - Stella & Dot
Renegade bracelet - Stelle & Dot
Mushroom & Tan shopper - Taylor Stephens.
I was going to have a lust of the day which is a fantastic jumper from Next that a lovely friend of mine was wearing today. But the picture on the website is so unbelievably piss poor you will all think the rain has seeped into my brain and rusted the good taste function so I will wait until a) I either see her with it on and pap it or b) I will take a photo of it on me next week. Gorgeous though. Really gorgeous and certainly not a typical Next garment. All Saints, maybe. I'd even say Reiss, but Next? Not in a million years.
I can't leave without a quick lust of the day though and one little ray of (virtual clearly - not "actual") sunshine today was the email from By Malene Birger with some of their new stock.
I think my love affair with print (yes yes, I know, as I've said before - Fickle Cow is my middle name. Couldn't abide it at the beginning of the season - am slowly accruing an entire wardrobe of it.) is going to continue into the A/W. Normally, mentioning A/W in June is a sackable offence but this year, well, completely justified, if not expected.
The colours and the style of this print - I heart. They actually do it in a scarf, trousers, high heel, pump, belt and shirt. The shirt I think would be my item of choice. Adore it. The Mandorin paisley-printed silk shirt.
And finally finally finally - tomorrow night I have a Black Tie 40th Birthday party. Yay!! A huge bunch of my closest friends going, beyond excited. But in this weather, what to wear? It's in my friend's barn and will be exceptionally glamourous (the birthday girl has a dress which is simply to die for and the rest of my friends do scrub up immensely well). So oh wise ones - do I wear a black sequin long sleeved backless All Saints tunic dress with opaques and black ankle boots. Or the new one shoulder ruched All Saints LBD? I'm very happy with either and will probably be wearing my hair up - damp weather and my hair = frizzy mess. So hair up in high pony (I have a new wonderful tool from Claire's that gives a really bouffant pony) and huge earrings. I'd love to hear any opinions. And of course there will be photographs.
Let's all try not to drown - have a good weekend xxx