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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

In case anyone was interested in more of my A/W wardrobe?

Harrumph.


I'm refusing to mention the (soaking, fecking wet) elephant in the room.  Suffice to say I'm drinking my way through - it has to be cheaper than turning the heating on. (when your windows are as drafty as ours that is.  That's my excuse & I'm sticking with it.) 


I can't even muster enthusiasm at mentioning S/S clothes. Seriously wtf is the point?  I do have a wedding to go to in Italy in August.  (which I may or may not have mentioned.....)  I have zero idea what I'm going to wear which, for those who know me in real life and have experience of my Event outfit shopping - all groan now.  I am a nightmare.  For other people - no problems at all.  Have recently had two personal shopping days with girls for wedding outfits, head to toe, both over the moon with their outfits (so they told me anyway!) 


But personally?  Epic Fail.  Put it this way - last wedding I went to of one of my best friends. Wedding was in Mayfair on a Saturday afternoon.  I was shopping for my outfit on Saturday morning in Covent Garden.  Oops.  I am a disaster when it comes to shopping for myself for weddings.  And the main reason is that I hate my knees.  I genuinely do not have great knees.  Think knees that have vomited other little knees down the front of my leg.  Double doughy knees.  It's not good.  Couple bulbous knees with white pasty shins, bony ankles, veiny feet and toes that look like fingers, it's no surprise that I favour trousers and shoes.  


I really probably should be thinking about it seeing as the sales are about to start and I may be able to bag a bargain.  But this weather is (she says dramatically going for the Oscar) Killing Me. 


So I shall leave the subject of wedding outfits for another day. 


And shall instead have a quick mention of the most delicious brand I came across recently whilst half heartedly surfing for an Italy outfit.  An indication of just how lacking my motivation was, what I found was in the boot section of Net A Porter.  Exactly.  I may still be trying to work out if I can swing, in any way shape or form, ankle boots to go with my outfit to justify buying them.  I'll be honest - it's not looking good.


So bollocks to the summer, let's talk something we can actually wear.  Boots. 


These are my new Lust for the A/W.  


Rag & Bone Classic Newbury boots


And the same in Black




Cute grey ankle boots as well from Rag & Bone. 




I think they're all lovely - the clothes from Rag & Bones are also stunning.  Definitely a label worth looking at for low price designer.   Can't wait to see the rest of their A/W footwear range.


And whilst we're on the subject of boots -( which frankly as I'm typing, I'm thinking isn't remotely stupid considering the amount of wear I've had out of my Ash Thelmas in the past couple of weeks.  They've barely left my feet)  a lovely cheaper option and one to watch as they may well go into sale in the next week or so, is this pair from Cos.




Now a massively dull round up of what I've been layering up in the past couple of days. 


For Sunday - well, God loves a trier.  I was giving it my all to will the sun to come out.  Fat lot of use that was.  My kids swam in the rain.  A vague attempt on my part to look summery.  I gave up on Monday.  For the record, I am freezing and ever so slightly pissed off in this photo....




White t-shirt - Isabella Oliver 
Indigo straight leg jeans turned up - Earl
Floral jersey blazer - Zara
Rose gold pumps - Zara
White gold and diamond key pendant - Theo Fennell 
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Fuchsia Roxanne Tote - Mulberry 


A Rather Rubbish photo indoors yesterday as it didn't stop raining for us to take it outside.  As you can see, hair was the main casualty of the weather.  




Silky jersey beige t-shirt - H&M
Khaki zip skinnies - By Malene Birger
Clay Thelma wedge trainers - Ash
Brown leather biker jacket - All Saints
White gold & diamond key pendant - Theo Fennell 
Fabulous Finches scarf in Owl brown - Mulberry
Fuchsia Roxanne Tote - Mulberry 


And today when it was slightly less wet.  A lovely lunch for a lovely friend's birthday.  And lots and lots of admin and work getting organised for big night at mine on Thursday.  Getting excited!!




Striped block colour jersey tunic - H&M
Skinny distressed jeans - Zara
Leopard print scarf - Louis Vuitton
Brown leather biker jacket - All Saints
Clay Thelma wedge trainers - Ash
Gold filigree earings - Etsy
Fuchsia Roxanne Tote - Mulberry 


Now let's not all get too excited but tomorrow I believe we have 48 hours of "summer".  I can scarcely believe it - we may be able to shed a layer.  Watch this space. 


Would love to know how everyone else is coping with this weather and what you're wearing. Have you resorted to full on Winter garb?  Or are you braving the elements in flipflops and refusing to give in??!!

23 comments:

  1. I bought new sunglasses yesterday and its killing me that I can't wear them! So glad we are scarf twins, although I stupidly packed mine away!

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    1. But you've had a couple of days with them on! I have high hopes for next week.... (studiously ignoring woeful iphone predictions....)

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  2. I've got my Ski Jacket back out of moth balls.......buff said!

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    1. Good idea. To be fair, even when it's been sunny, I've still had to have my heating on. It's proper cold. Balls.
      xxx

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  3. Winter boots on here!

    I covet that scarf!!

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    1. Yup, winter boots are definitely the order of the day, I'd totally agree.

      And which scarf? Mulberry or Louis Vuitton. I have to say both of them are two of my favourite things in my wardrobe and as expensive as they were, they are complete classics. i've had the LV one now for over 4 years and it gets worn at least once a week. Money per wear, that's pretty darn good!

      xxx

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  4. Loving the knees predicament - I thought I was the only person in the world with fat knees! Seriously, how can that even happen when I'm (reasonably)slim elsewhere? In fact it was going to a wedding with a just-above-knee dress that I first realised how hideous they were and they have seldom seen the light of day since then(thank God for maxis!)
    Less said about the weather the better.

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    1. I think my knees are a punishment for something I did in a former life. Which was clearly heinous as my knees are full on revolting. Even my closest friends who are hugely complimentary about all things nice will say - nope your knees ming!

      We should start a club.....

      xxx

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  5. I have taken my boots out of my "winter" box of shoes, and stuck on a scabby old grandad style cardi over everything every single day. :( love those Rag and Bone boots.

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    1. There was zero point in getting out any summer clothes at all, was there. So far anyway. I can't remember STILL wearing my a/w clothes in June - ever.

      The boots are just gorgeous, aren't they! And it's easy to get excited about boots in this weather.

      xxx

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  6. You sound as p*ssed as me about the weather. We have the air con on at work blowing cold air through vents in the floor, my goosepimples were hurting me they were so erect. Yesterday full winter gear, today, too warm in my leather jacket. grrr, I don't even see the point of buying anymore summer stuff.

    Get your knees out girl, you have way too much gorgeousness going on for anyone to notice your knees. We women spend far too much time worrying about these little things. I look back and think how unhappy I was about parts of my body, I wish I appreciated what I had when I had it.

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    1. Yes, it's a nightmare to know what to wear in this weather, isn't it!

      You're absolutely right about it being a non issue - it totally totally is. But I promise I do appreciate the rest of it - am v chuffed with all of that - even the jelly belly bits but the knees are just as step too far!

      xxx

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  7. Love the floral jacket!!!!!!! Looks fab! But think you should do an article on thermal knickers now.....would be v useful!!!

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    1. hmmm it would be useful but I think even I draw the line at thermal pants in June! (she says maybe giving it another week........)
      xxx

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  8. I love Rag and Bone, they sell it in Feathers on Westbourne Grove (surely you know this?!) It a slightly less post-apocalytic version of All Saints.

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    1. Do you know what - I don't think I've ever been to Westbourne Grove! I lived and worked in London for years and years and years but was firmly a Kings Road/Knightsbridge/Mayfair/West End girl. I had enough to choose from - didn't need any more temptation! It's funny how in London, you just stick to what you know, isn't it?! And yes, am LOVING Rag & Bone. You're right - I am just loving the "less post-apocalyptic version of AS" So true. Rather Zadig & Voltaire I thought. (although I'm having a complete love in with All Saints at the mo - beyond excited about their sale.......... )

      xxx

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  9. Hi Kat

    Your profile says you are a wardrobe consultant and personal shopper and I know someone who may be wanting to use such services. I can't find anything pertaining to your business on the internet or otherwise though.

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    1. Hi there and thanks for the enquiry. I have literally just launched the business locally last night, hence I haven't been around for a couple of days. Over the next couple of weeks, will be rebranding the blog with the new logo and a page with information on Wardrobe Consultation & Personal Shopping, but, in the meantime, if you would like more information, please do contact me on doesmybumlook40@gmail.com and I will get straight back in touch. Am more than happy to call if you would like to include a phone number. Hope that's ok, Kat
      x

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