You know those shops that you really do want to love, you really really do, you know you should but somehow, you manage to just run their clothes when you put them on.
Hobbs, I'm talking about you. Oh lordy I'm sorry, but I have the habit of making your clothes look awful. I really don't want to. I would love to look elegant and chic but alas, I look like a librarian going to a wedding in the 80s. Just wrong diddly.
That's not to say everything I touch is awful. One of the reasons I love the shop is that every season you can find the odd thing that is genius. A pure classic that isn't like anything else you can find on the high street but will work in so many different combinations in your wardrobe.
So last year, for me it was the navy and white check coat. That, I saw today in Kildare Village for a mere snip now at 105 Euro.
I didn't have time to look at the shoes but they normally do get a big thumbs up from me (hit from last year definitely) and today at Kildare Village, they had some gorgeous (ridiculously high heeled mind you, so they didn't come home with me) shoes.
I do so want to love Hobbs - and, like I said, there are some gems but generally I find the vast vast majority of it, dare I say, too grown up for me? Would love to know your thoughts.
Finishing with outfits from the last couple of days and firstly huge apologies for not being around as much as usual but internet connection where I am is sporadic to say the least.
Plus we've been out and about - today the sister in law looked after the two boys, whilst the three remaining ladies bombed to the rather wonderful Kildare Village. The sister village of Bicester. An hour and a half across totally deserted Irish motorways in glorious sunshine.
Fantastic day out which I will report back on tomorrow (with only a small purchase..... I totally let the side down, I apologise)
Yesterday for taking the kids to soft play and out for supper.
And today for Kildare Village
Well, this has taken me over four hours to write with intermittent wifi so I'm going to try and post it before I lose the will to live.....