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Monday, 3 December 2012

Pretend you didn't see me.

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 doesmybumlook40@gmail.com) 

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

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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

Thursday


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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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Nude underwear shaper - Sainsburys (this did keep riding up but no muffin top - yay!) 
Raspberry Leigh jeans - Topshop
Black and off white cashmere jumper dress - Joseph
Camel knitted blazer - Whistles
Black wrist warmers - H&M
Black and beige skull scarf - Zara
Camel Cypress boots - Acne
Black Faridah hobo bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs

See you soon!

11 comments:

  1. Great new scarf Kat - looks way nicer on you than in the Zara photos…do you think they've employed the M&S photographer? I can't help you with ADHD but just wanted to send a virtual hug and I hope that having your diagnosis means you can get lots of help and support for your wee man Avril x

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  2. Love the scarf as usual love the wat you wear it. Love the last outfit!

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  3. Love love LOVE your LDN oytfit...will be copying! Best of luck with RR 2...Short activities...lots of sensory breaks...vary the stimulus as much as possible during an activity...XXX Helen

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  4. Kat, you really make me laugh! You bought the scarf (which I love) in London because you were cold ... yet you were already wearing a scarf??! Hilarious. Great outfits as always, really love Friday's cream ensemble. Good luck with RR2, hope you get all the help that you need. Helen

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  5. Looking lovely - loving the poncho look! I remember the relief getting my 7 year old son diagnosed as being dyslexic (as opposed to just "slow"), so all the best for your lad with the ADHD. See what you mean about the Zara scarf almost being a two-in-one!

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  6. That scarf is fab, very versatile! (Not that I saw you here!)

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  7. I'm with you on the scarf thing. Just one question how do you store them. Sometimes I think of one that would have been perfect with an outfit after the event because I can't find it in the scarf landfill! Love how you wear them. X

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  8. .....Really look forward to seeing what you are wearing for a bit of inspiration...day to day and admire your energy for putting outfits together!! Just going to get the reindeer scarf myself tomorrow in a pinky purple colour with orangey reindeer on, its the only colourway my M and S has in stock...(similar spending ban from husband and a scarf can be sneaked in!)

    p.s.do check out Zara's bronze sequin harem pants, would look great with your stella and dot pegasus necklace and black T shirt!!(I have them!)...sorry if it sounds creepy that i know your wardrobe so well!!

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  9. Love your funny (but so me) posts! You look fab, and love d scarf too, i have a thing for d skull design, very McQueenesque! I so love your outfits, they r so me. I must start posting some, maybe my lil fashionista 11yr old might take d pics, my hubby will think i am losing d plot! I wud love that scarf, but at d mo, have a back problem, nedding doc visits and physio, so shopping ban on for me too! But that scarf...no siobhan..no!


    Hope you doing ok with RR2 daiagnosis. I know there is support these days, and its not taboo subject either. Just look at Michael Phelps! Knowledge is good, but too much google can bamboozle u. Seek out organisations that can get u on d right road to suport RR2 AND u and family too.
    My daughter (11)dyslexic, she still hates reading aloud but getting support in school and loves art. We got her into art classes to help her confidence. Concentrate on d positives. funny recent story: Her brother (8) got d phrase 'dyslexic' mixed up with 'sexy' and told her she was sexy, she had a fit! And he cud not understand why!!!
    If i think of any tips, supports, i will email u.

    Look forward to your posts:-)
    Siobhan x

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  10. I have poncho envy...it looks great! I don't know anything about ADHD but I wish you well. Also you absolutely can never have too may scarves! Kat (another one!)

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