After a busy week it's nice to have the weekend to relax and take time out with family and friends.
Friday night I went to a friends for a girly meal, stuffed my face with some tasty offerings - caught up with all the girls - so nice to sit back and chill out with a glass of fizz with a little bit of George Michael in the background. Didn't even have to worry about the logistics of getting to and from my friends house because both daughters had the pleasure of dropping me off and picking me up - lol!
Saturday I was up earlier than I really wanted to be, but helped out with our 'house renovation' project. My #ootd would have had you laughing, and possibly a little shocked at just how unstylish I looked. Old tatty work jeans, hubby's old t shirt and sweatshirt. Hair scrapped in a ponytail - all this with a fine dusting of brickwork rubble absolutely everywhere! Happy with today's efforts as now we've got two bigger rooms in the property, and a skip full of bricks and rubble.
Out with hubby and friends to a much cherished local restaurant on Saturday night. I'd already decided what I'd be eating before I'd even started to get ready, and I knew there would most definitely be some prosecco involved!
I had one of those evenings where I just didn't know what to wear, I went through so many different choices, but something seemed to be wrong with whatever I grabbed, does this happen to you?
My bed replicated a Jumble sale at the end of a busy day, clothes strewn all over it even spilling onto the floor, eventually I settled on a basic black straight leg trouser, with a pretty dusky pink blouse, this had a black flower pattern over it and cute bell sleeves. I'll be showing you this in detail in the next week or so.
Today though, I thought I'd show a recent purchase from H & M. I saw these cute jeans a month or so ago, and it wasn't long till they were included in my jeans collection. It was the ankle zip I noticed first, then I realised they were a dark denim with no distress - perfecto!
I find H & M tend to come up on the small side, so these being a skinny fit I had to size up - still they fit me well so I don't mind. I bought these for only £19.99 a cool price for a hot pair of jeans!
I paired this tan jumper, you can catch where I wore it previously here, with a long line shirt from Matalan, the layered effect giving much more interest to the outfit. I love the damask pattern on this shirt, I've had it for a few years but always looks as good as new whenever I wear it. I like the fact that it's long enough to show under my jumper too!
Do you like the snood scarf? Different tones will give depth and detail to an otherwise plain outfit.
I hope you agree I managed to give this outfit my own style and connotation.
I still use my fail-safe three-colour-rule in lots of my outfits, which I honestly adore. But I am learning every day from other blogs I love to read and get ideas from, gently pushing me out of my comfort zone and into a whole new way to dress.
So enough of me, how's your weekend gone? Have you had a relaxing time, were you working, doing some DIY or something else - I'd love to know.
Many thanks to Esther Ruby for the wonderful photos. x
Bye for now. X