Another busy weekend starting on Friday evening. Did I tell you I've started Ballroom dancing? So far I've been to three classes and absolutely love it. Every year watching Strictly Come Dancing I really want to tread the boards and learn to ballroom, so when my best friend asked if I'd like to join her I though what the heck and just went for it! Forty five minutes of learning basic steps, ending in dancing to music for about 5 mins at the end of the class, the teacher and his wife take turns in partnering the singletons which makes me feel like I'm actually dancing properly. Watch out I might make SCD one day - well if a vlogger can compete there might be a chance for an enthusiastic blogger eh?
Saturday I had my third adult ballet exam! It's only taken us about a year to learn an arm sequence, foot enchainement and a short dance - you'd have thought we'd had to learn a full on ballet! Finally it all came together and the numerous "have you practised" "I've forgotten it" and "what do we do next" calls from the past weeks evaporated! We all remember the steps and flew through the routines. I'll keep you posted as to how I got on as soon as I find out. 🤞
With animal print still very much in the limelight, I bought this sassy little leopard print tee shirt from H & M before my recent skiing holiday. Keeping it plain with black easy to wear pieces, and there's no better companion to leopard print than leather look accessories namely my new faux jacket.
I love wearing black jeans, but have a problem with them! They always seem to fade after a few washes - is that how or what I wash them with, I'm not sure! I've not had these T K Maxx skinnies for long and they are already looking grey! So with the colour fade I've bought another pair from the Zara sale a few weeks ago. I wonder how long they will stay dark for?
Hoping I've not gone over the top with the leopard print. In fact seeing the photos I realise the scarf and top look so similar they could be attached & the clutch adds more dynamics.
The tee was under £10 and will be a really useful addition to my wardrobe. It'll be worn for both casual affairs and evenings out - I rather fancy getting some leather look trousers, paired with some strappy sandals it'll be a winning little number.
The belt was just begging to be worn, and I'm smitten with it. I had a couple of extra holes made in it as losing weight made it rather baggy and didn't sit in place properly, looks good now though don't you think? How about a gold plunge necklace? This one's been around for a while and never fails to give just the right finishing touch. It's from Matalan they have a great selection of affordable jewellery, so do give them a look.
Go on - throw all you leopard patterns at one outfit like mine, I'm guilty as charged to admit this is my secret weapon, I always feel confident and somewhat brazen when donning creature comforts.
Hubby bought the jacket for Christmas (I know he spoils me so much) I had left a big hint on the group message, that he obligingly took note of & bought the exact jacket I'd spotted. It's from a selection at Wallis. It's soft to touch, has a full zip and two side pockets. I was really pleased to get it as it's going to play an import role in my styles for months to come, pulling every outfit together like they were made for each other.
Much appreciate your visit today, photos are c/o Esther Ruby.
Catch you on Thursday when I'm sharing a blog about what I got up to in the last few weeks.
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