Last pitch for Friday.... tomorrow I'm off shopping but today I'm putting in the research for tops. Bottoms, I'm sorted on (although I have to say I do still have a big boyfriend jean hole in my wardrobe of the grey or black variety...) so we're still having a dilemma over the tops.
Another option (which is looking more likely as there is no sign of any decent weather yet.... and ooh funnily enough, they've downgraded the temperatures on Friday. Will I be drinking enough to keep my legs warm....??!) is an oversized shirt or blouse.
This can be tricky. I can't get over the whole ode to Meatloaf look of a blouson white/cream shirt and leather pants. It's stuck there like a bad dream. More of a nightmare to be honest.
So are there any other options? For a smart lunch out...
I've taken inspiration from La Beckham. Clearly in these heels she has zero intention of doing battle with the Circle Line. Or Burger King at Charing X station at 9.30 when you then have to peg it for the 9.32 to Hastings.....
But other than that, kudos where kudos is due (and clearly I'm just hugely envious of her lack of dealings with public transport) she looks amazing and rocks a pair of leather leggings.
So I'm starting with black. I'm thinking all black.... this is one of those "in my head it works" looks..... IT WILL..
Flowy Textured Blouse from Mango £34.99
Classic Silk Black Essential Blouse from hush £130
Orrrrr slightly off piste here, but there's always the boho route.....
Embroidered cord blouse from Mango £35.99 - I'm thinking this with leather leggings and the ponytail fringe Wallis boots from yesterday (which now have 24% off - check the blog. I'm picking mine up tomorrow from Wallis Bluey) This will either look fabulous or I'll look like a reject from "Little House on the Prairie - The Amsterdam Years"... (I've had a lot of coffee today)
Again, this could work and I adore it but I think perhaps a matt version might be better. This is slightly on the shiny side and I fear with leather leggings we could look a tad wetsuit in it...
Suncoo Lazare Longline Shirt £85 But I do like the length of it.... I may order *just in case*
This one could work though... it looks black, when it is in fact khaki with black detail.
Khaki Longline layer tunic from Mint Velvet £89
Moving away from black again with this Rioja blouse (the name so does it for me - my first thought was - oh fab, does this mean that if I spill my wine on it, it won't show? On further consideration, that's probably not why they called it that.)
Rioja Tie Front Blouse Mint Velvet £69 (they do also do this in a neutral shade...)
Print could work? With a black blazer over the top? Actually I think this would look amazing with the black leggings and either black ballet pumps or white sneakers. Love this. A laid back lunch look....
Marble Print Shirt from Topshop £55
Plain blue but in a textured fabric at Topshop - a light navy colour £38 - textured collarless shirt
Now I think (hope...) some off white shirts could work - this one is stunning and at the very least would look amazing with high waisted flares.... (NOT what we're looking for but it would work)
Cream Hattie Shirt from Hobbs £99
Another tie neck one from Mango...
Tie neck blouse £44.99
A textured back version from Select.
Selected Bodelia Textured Back Blouse £50
More ivory (you can see how the further I go on, the more I think, "oh Meatloaf, do one...", can't you?) at Mint velvet. Love this.
Ivory Longline Shirt £69
So I still have no idea what I'm going to wear - this is a job for tomorrow evening. Tonight is spent on the sofa watching GBBO with the 10yr old who has her dreaded 11+ tomorrow. I've nothing more to say on the subject apart from the fact that I HATE the ridiculous system we have here in Kent, but there you go. It seemed like a good idea when we moved here all those years ago but over the years it has become the most ludicrous "tutored within an inch of their life" debacle (and yes, we joined in the absurd charade of tutoring because a) they don't cover what they need to know at school and b) everyone else does it and you need to level the playing field)
She is an absolute STAR and is sat here perusing the Lakeland Catalogue (lord I love her) and I am necking Rioja.
Outfit from today