The wanderer returns. From the rugby tour.
Alive, in one piece (although my skin says something different after not taking my beloved Emma Hardie cleanser with me which was foolish. Nothing to do with the constant drip feed of booze, crisps and other packet crap over the weekend. No. Not at all), after having much more fun than I'd anticipated, some shopping, some geography education (trip to Cheddar Gorge) and not as much as sleep as required for someone as old and knackered as me. Oh and some rugby... (in the rain, natch).
What I didn't have was a single spare minute and, whilst I had taken my laptop with me in the hopes of a couple of free hours to write, that was immensely ambitious and didn't happen.
But fear not, I have a swifty one for you today and then lots more this week as... wait for it... I think it's going to get warm. Properly warm...well - properly warm for our rainy little island and what will be a random couple of hot days which will constitute "Summer".
And in anticipation of that, I'm going to bring you some Bank Holiday offers that are worth looking at, as who doesn't love 20% off.
Starting with Warehouse. What seems like a lifetime ago (ie last week), I went in to check out the white lace shirts and ended up finding a couple of gems. And they have 20% off - finishing at midnight today on the Bank Holiday - code is TREAT20.
A new white lace blouse for a start. I see you Self Portrait and I raise you a MUCH better option for a fraction of the cost. Admittedly it's quite expensive for Warehouse but it is genuinely worth it.
I would also say it comes up big. This is an 8 and I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, an 8 (ie at the moment, my size 12 Self Portrait dresses are criminally tight on me... spanx a must).
It also looks so much better in real life than it does in these pics. I am a huge fan of Warehouse styling on their website generally (even though I find it horrifically slow and clunky to navigate.. anyone else?) but they've not been able to quite do this top justice, as it's epic. The quality, the style - it is gorgeous.
Panelled Lace Top £69 pre discount (so you can see the 20% off is worth it).
Then there was the Soft Culotte which I have to say, I didn't find that "soft"... They're not stiff stiff but I guess I consider "soft" to be like a chambray which these definitely aren't. They are, however, lovely. Really lovely and really versatile.
Soft Culotte £45 pre 20% off
I love these teamed with ankle boots and the blazer that I've got on here but they'd look just as great with a bardot top and sandals in the Summer. Little tee and statement jacket and loafers? Or in the evening with a blouse or fitted knitted jumper and heels. The quality and cut of them belies the price tag, believe me.
I will say if you are in the market for an off the shoulder top - Warehouse really do have some great ones.
Another version in the same check which is also growing on me more by the minute.
The Heny Dress in black check £108. Would work in all the guises mentioned above... now which do I prefer?
And they also have it in a red version £108
Vista Brocade Dress £198
So are you an All Saints fan or do you prefer Warehouse. Or are they just two of the high street shops you never venture into? Would love to know what are your favourites on the high street.....
And reworking the outfit (ie wearing again...) for the trip home yesterday. Minus the beanie. Which was worn all day at the rugby though...
Off to start work on blogs for the week. After tackling the mountain of washing from the weekend... Not to mention trying to locate the school uniforms that were flung somewhere in a bag as the kids got changed in the car on the journey down there on Friday...