You have been warned....

.... I have become obsessed.  Despite all my protestations at just "trying" them out and my ridicule of them in blue and thinking only the black would work, well.... I really like them.  The dreaded dungarees of course.

I honestly thought they would work for a couple of outfits but I *think* I've got them cracked.  There are many of you out there who may well be thinking "dear Lord woman.  Do not be allowed near a credit card at certain times of the month.  You are deluded..." but I'm past caring. 

I wish I could tell you how comfy they are. (well I can tell you, but I wish I could convey how comfy...)  And, the one potential issue that was flagged previously of how difficult it would be to take a comfort break in, well I can confidently report that it's not nearly as arduous a task as it is going for a wee in a jumpsuit.  Far less fabric to risk peeing/standing on and as you've got a top on underneath the dungarees, it's not nearly as chilly. 

So yes, I have been wearing the black versions far more than I thought I would and I do think (she says modestly) I've been able to style them in a number of different ways that have worked pretty well (as different as the same pair of bottoms with a bib can be.....ie I've worn a number of different jackets and coats with them.  Whoop de whoop) 

But that, in my book, is the definition of success.  Something that fits seamlessly into your wardrobe and makes full use of existing favourites that you have. 

In fact, I am so over the moon with them (did I mention that they are like wearing jamas?) that I think (she says back pedalling like Michael Jackson on speed) I might have to buy an indigo pair as well.  

Just to get further inspiration and to make sure I'm not losing my admittedly tiny mind, I've had another look on Pinterest and I am now more than quietly confident. 

So, looks that inspire.  Let's go.  These I LOVE.




Love the idea of the big scarf.  I think I'd swap the shoes for flats for every day but I do think they would work for a night out in the pub....



Pure every day simplicity



It does appear that you have to wear your sunglasses 24/7 for this look to work and there is the slight concern I would look more Roy Orbison than cool, sophisticated West Village hipster but in for a penny.... (and I wouldn't be wafting my bosoms around like a nubile young thing either - there would be scaffolding for my albeit fried egg chest and a far more robust tee going on than in this pic)



Starting with ones that I know fit and fit well as I bought the black ones but kept my bargain £10 H&M ones instead.  Except that they've SOLD OUT in my size.  SEEEEE?????  (I'm ignoring the fact it's probably mostly 15 year olds that have bought them.  Details schmetails)

MOTO Indigo Long Dungarees £48



However I've also found these at Fat Face and as we have one locally, I'm going to go and see if I can try them on tomorrow.  They look pretty much the perfect mix of ever so slightly distressed and a great price. 

Fat Face Vintage Dungarees £48  I am slightly concerned they look child sized here.



Also in short supply again at M&S (so someone's buying them....) but there are a few sizes left and they do them in different sizes.  I'm not sure if these are too pale for me, but again, I'm going to see if I can try them tomorrow. 

M&S Denim Dungarees £45



I did try these on (and sized up to a 12 as Next sizing is very random) and they were massive.  They definitely do look better on the loose side but too baggy just gave me a whiff of homeless.  Not entirely what I was after.  I do know though that people have raved about the black pair (the love for the blue denim isn't as bountiful) and these are the same cut.  I would say, buy your usual size. 

Mid Blue Denim Dungarees £35 - alas they don't do a darker indigo pair.  Seeing as they're like rocking horse poo in alternative shades though, these may well have to be tried on.



ASOS Full Length in Vintage Mid Wash £45 - Ok so I like the almost tiny kick flare on the leg (seemingly that's what it looks like....)  I hate the shoes so much I want to cry and I'm not sure about the distressing.  As much as I adore distressing usually on jeans, I feel that on dungarees it gives it a more "functional used for dirty work" look... But I may well be overthinking this (never....)



Curve ball now but this could definitely be an option.... A cross between dungarees and a jumpsuit... hmmmm 

Dahlia Dungaree Jumpsuit with side pockets £60



But for a bargain price, these may just be the ticket from New Look.... if they hadn't sold out in my size at ASOS where I love ordering from as it's so ridiculously easy.  GAH.   Clearly I am very late to the party with the dark denim dungarees, oh ye of little faith. (sold out in my size at New Look too.... someone is trying to tell me something...)

New Look Dark Denim Dungarees £26.99




Oh hang on - I've found another pair.. that are, yet again, sold out in my size.  This is a conspiracy.....

Glamorous Denim Dungaree £42  Now there more sizes available in the Tall version of these... Apart from mine that is....




And then I started to struggle.... Probably the reason why these are sold out everywhere is that in reality, there aren't that many of them around in a dark denim.  I am clearly not the first to have a brainwave of these being the easiest thing to wear and mix and match with your wardrobe, for years. (over egging the pudding slightly there.... )

Did find another pair at Pull&Bear but in my experience, everything from here does come up on the small side.  Not great for Tallies.

Long Denim Dungarees 45.99 Euro (£39.99)


So all in all, now that I know they're going to be difficult to get hold of, I officially NEED a pair.  That's me sorted tomorrow morning - trip to Fat Face & M&S. 

I'm also going to just throw this pic in at the very end - is anyone prophetic enough to predict where I might go next? 



Alas, there is a (who would have thought it) sensible side of my brain that screams "You'll look like an extra on DIY SOS.  Step away from the white ones......"  I usually manage to feed that side of my brain copious amounts of alcohol so it falls into line with the rest of my nutty self - cue me trying white dungarees very shortly.

Break it to me gently... I know, I know, you all think I'm nuts.  Well, I'll be happy and nuts (so long as I manage to find a pair that is.. I have loads of outfit ideas so watch this space)

Finishing with outfit from today.  Friends came over for coffee as I was once again at home with the poorly 10 yr old who finally seems to be on the mend after three days with a sky high temperature but not a lot else wrong with her (but bless her, she clearly feels super rank and just not right).  Had to cancel my highlights appointment which is more than overdue (going on Tuesday thank goodness) but a had a lovely day in with her.  Thank heavens the builders are still here as I managed to do the school run, take the boys to swimming and tennis and bomb to the supermarket (dear lord all the glamour)

Tonight however, off to a Dinner Party at some of our closest friends' house so that's something to look forward to (even if I will have to do my own hair...!) 


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Grey Easy Day Jumper - Boden
White jeans with edging - Isabel Marant 
Black Tuxedo Blazer - Hush
Scarf - All Saints
White cracked leather Stan Smiths - 
Black quilted bag - Zara

So whilst on my hunt for dungarees, one retailer really really stood out for me as having about a gazillion things I could buy. (minus dungarees)  I shall be bringing them to you tomorrow - planning on dragging you all down with me, with my massive wish list that I know load of you will be salivating over as well. 



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  1. Can't quite believe I'm saying this but I actually love those white dungarees with the white shirt. I wasn't going to indulge in this trend being on the wrong side of 45 but I really really like them. If that image stays with me over the next week, I may well be on the hunt. Errmm thanks Kat x

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    1. It's good to get out of your comfort zone, break your own rules! Have fun and try new things! I'm 56 and find loads of inspiration from this kind of blog. Enjoy fashion!

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    2. You could so so so so rock that look..... I am definitely on a white dungaree hunt (I think....!)

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  2. Jules can make anything look amazing and the white ones look incredible on her because she is so tanned. I love my blue ones though they are light blue - I got them off ASOS a couple of years ago and they are quite a light denim...must find them out again after being ridiculed so badly for wearing them lol!!

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    1. oh lord, is she someone famous? `who is she? I may need to start following her (you know what a cretin I am when it comes to things like this) Now I have said before you KNEW I would be totally eating my hat with regards to the dungers. And I did always say you were and are the Queen of them. Get them back out IMMEDIATELY!! Will you be getting white ones? xx

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  3. I have just ordered a pair of black dungarees. I did order them a couple of weeks ago but they were small sizes and had to go back. thought i had got over them but you look so fab in them that I'm going to give them another go. You go for it with the denim and white-why not!! Love the all saints scarf x

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    1. Thank you and hope you make them work!

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  4. I think you're doing some kind of brain washing thing with this blog - we start off by saying 'No no, clearly wrong' and end up by 'Oh they have them in my size" - now I havent gone all dungaree as short legs, hips and boobs are a recipe for disaster but I do quite like the more jumpsuity ones ...h'm ......

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    1. I'm like you, short of leg ( and stature) and large of boob. The jumpsuit style suits me better too - I think the silhouette isn't broken up. Bea x

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    2. I am definitely in need of a jumpsuit too - a black one to dress up or dress down. Hmmmm or maybe khaki - that would also work. I'll be back.... (arnie style)

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    3. Just bought the Whistles denim jumpsuit (Next Sale). Slightly decorator but you've given me the confidence to wear as I LOVE it as much as you love your dungarees!

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  5. Stop it! Just stop it now please!!!! Lots of love xxxx

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    1. No I haven't lost my mind or no - just no to the dungarees??! (I'm assuming the latter..!!)

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  7. I want to say yes, I've seen a lot of good dungaree wearing ... I've also seen some hideous crimes against fashion when it comes to wearing them. I'm on the fence.

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    1. And you know what - we can't do all the fashions all of the time, so I do think it's fine to swerve some! Me and trainers.... floral dresses...... biker jackets (oh god I want to love these but just feel butch in them - yet can live in the dungarees. Go figure) I'm one confused individual...!

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  8. I'm torn, too. I had those £35 Next ones and returned them after a lot of dithering because the denim creased quite badly after just a few trying-on sessions. I would definitely like another pair, but I do feel as though you need to be more on the straight-up-and-down side of things to get a good fit (rather than a big old pear like me, which tends to make the bib part really baggy). I just don't know if I can be bothered to do the legwork to find the right pair, which I suppose tells me that I can't really be that fussed about buying some, can I?

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    1. This is true and like I said to Fiona - some things you just have to pass on. There are LOADS of other great fashions you look amazing in so I'd stck to them rather than trying to shove a square peg into a round hole (I feel slightly like that about culottes.... I want to love them... oh and wide leg trousers... I have a pair sitting upstairs that I never ever wear as I just can't quite get to grips with them and am not that bothered to try hard enough!)

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  9. I don't think they fit with my body shape but I am going to have to try them. I need a laugh. I think I am in the Donna and Fiona and, possibly, the Helen camp. You are so tall and slim and can get away with wearing them. Looking forward to your' try on sessions. H xx

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  10. Oh I'm so torn too!! I kind of think, and no offence meant we all have different opinions, if they look a bit mutton on you they'll look diabolical on me!! I personally think a trend best for the under 25's!! : ) Clara

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    1. Oh gosh not at all - I don't think they look mutton on me but then I'm maybe not the best judge!!

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  11. Love them on you Kat . Yes who is the lady in the white dungarees ? Fab xx

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    1. The lady in the White dungarees is called sincerely jules, she's a blogger and looks great in anything :)

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    2. Will check her out (will I want to be sick??!!) thank you xxxx

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    3. Thanks , I will go and have a nose! Xx

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    4. Although I have to say, though I enjoy looking at other blogs, none are as well written, witty, often hilarious, honest and spot on as yours Kat, well done as I'm sure it's a juggling act with a young family. Some of my best purchases have been inspired by your research. I often shop in Bluewater and I'm always looking out for you as you seem to be there a lot yourself!

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  12. Not sure if I can do overalls, but I'm still intrigued nonetheless. I didn't think I could do an engineer/mechanic jumpsuit either, but I'm now the proud owner of a grayish-blue chambray jumpsuit. I've been eyeing Madewell's skinny overalls in Adrian wash lately....

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    1. I'll be on them, thank you xxx

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  13. I've got dark blue ones with a bit of distressing, got them last year at H&M - they look quite similar to the first pic. I like wearing them with boyfriend cardigans, somehow it just works! Oh, and I'm an inverted triangle with no waist, and they seem to suit me!

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    1. Oh that sound amazing and yes, you're the same shape as me. They haven't got any at H&M this year. SOBBBBB

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  14. What size did you get your Boden Easy Day Jumper in?? Last time I ordered Boden I send it all back, Too tight!

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    1. Definitely definitely sized up - I have a 12 and it's perfect (I'm usually a 10) I find their tops are TINY! In the Every day oversized jumper I have XL!

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  15. Hi Kat I love reading your blog! The dungerees look fab on you wish I could carry them off but at 5ft 2 theyre not a good look on me! Can I ask if your All Saints scarf is current ? Joanne x

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