As if I say it really quickly and just do a really short post, then maybe I can gloss over the fact that I have bought yet another scarf. GAH.
Ok so in my defence (yawn yawn - it's woeful isn't it but still justification always makes it the teensiest bit better) I had gone up to London with RR1 for part of her Christmas present - a trip out for dinner and then to Matilda the Musical (well done Santa - sending it early as well. Check him out) and had ridiculously underdressed. I was freezing. She was fine (even though she had less clothes on than me but refused all offer of new purchases - she clearly can't actually be related to me or has been indoctrinated by The Husband - go figure) but I couldn't resist the lure of a couple of shops in Covent Garden and when I saw this scarf, it just sort of all made perfect sense.
I had been going to put a warm black and beige scarf on my Christmas list and so basically I've done The Husband a favour by purchasing one (that was a rather bargainous £19.99).
And here it is - the pics don't remotely do it justice - hopefully you can get a better idea from it from the pic today at the bottom of the post. You can't tell that it's almost two scarves with the reverse being a neutral colour that looks lovely as well.
It's something you'll be seeing a fare bit of in the coming weeks as it's set to get colder. I absolutely love it. With this and my M&S wonder that I wore on Saturday, I'm super chuffed with my cheaper scarf hauls this season. So the spending ban is clearly going spectacularly badly but on the upside had I not been on a "ban" I would probably have spent a lot more on them as I usually do.
Skull Print scarf from Zara
I have seen a fair few scarves on my travels so I am going to do a scarf post in the next week - an ideal stocking filler or the perfect treat for yourself if you're feeling a bit Christmas shopped out (me me me)
At this point I will apologise for not having been around since last Tuesday. Had a manic day on Wednesday on my night out with my daughter in London (hence photo of me looking exhausted as it was 11.15pm when we got back and we'd been out since just after school - our clock is an hour fast!). And since then, we've had the news that RR2, aged 6, has been diagnosed with ADHD. Which is a complete relief if I'm honest, but has meant I've spent every free minute googling within an inch of my life to try and understand how best we can help him going forwards from here (if anyone has any useful info that they would like to share, I would be more than grateful for any tips or pointers. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org)
But back on track with a round up of what I've been wearing the past couple of days. Oh and very excitingly I managed to get my Gok dress from Sainsburys. Huzzah! To be debuted on either Friday or Saturday night (maybe both, we'll see!)
Wednesday to London
White vest - Primark
Cream cowl neck top - FCUK
Grey Baxters - Topshop
Grey and beige jersey blazer - Zara
Fabulous Finches scarf in Owl Brown - Mulberry
Bea suede trainer wedges - Ash
Wine wrist warmers - H&M
Stone maxi zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch
Striped jumper - QED London (TK Maxx)
White vest - H&M
Paint splattered distressed jeans - Zara
Grey arm warmers - Toast
Grey poncho - Simply Be
Gunmetal hitops - Ash
Black Faridah Hobo bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Friday - Start of Christmas for me - the annual traditional putting up of the Christmas decorations at a fantastic local restaurant, The Vine, which is owned by a dear friend of mine. A great way to spend a morning/lunch! In the evening we went to a great St Andrew's party which I totally didn't have time to take my photo for. However I shall probably be rerunning the outfit this Frid/Sat - the night I don't wear my Sainsburys one. It was the Patrizia Pepe black ruched dress and will definitely be coming out again and again as I love it.
Nude vest - Primark
Cream jersey and silk drape side top - Phase Eight
Beige Kristens - Topshop
Cream cardigan - Monsoon
Cream knit scarf - Eley Kishimoto
Snake orb necklace - Stella & Dot
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Cream wrist warmers - Dorothy Perkins
Clay Thelma wedges - Ash
Stone zip maxi satchel - Anya Hindmarsh
Saturday for another appointment with RR2's Consultant Paediatrician and then a trip out for lunch and shopping with him as an hour and a half in a confined room is a real chore for him. A lovely day spent with my little man.
Silver jumper (not seen) - Zara
Distressed biker jeans - By Malene Birger
Grey poncho - Simply Be
Suede Ohio boots - Pied a Terre
Mustard & fuchsia scarf - Marks and Spencer
Black wrist warmers - H&M
Black Faridah hobo bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunday was spent with me dying from a cold (I didn't even go out on Saturday night so can't blame it on that!). At home with the kids - roast beef all round. I didn't get dressed. Bliss.
Monday - a day spent icing Christmas cakes for the school Fayre and some work.