Morning my friends.
How is blogging land going?
With half term this week my ballet class isn't on, so along with the fact that my spin classes have been stopped due to the room being refurbished (that's another story) I've enjoyed being a little more relaxed and have spent more time indoors - which is just as well as the weather has been atrocious! I've been blown into the middle of next week when venturing out and my hair has looked, how shall I put it .... like I've been pulled through the hedge backwards. 🤣 Now with weather playing 'unfairly' I've been pushed into a corner and had to wear sensible jeans and boots, but literally can't wait to start wearing more 'season appropriate' clothes like my new culottes I recently found. I have been a huge fan of them, but since losing weight mine are too big so have been looking for replacements. Over the winter I have tried to stick to a neutral colour palette wearing rust, tan and blue among other shades, so felt a change was needed. I spotted these grey culottes in Primark so popped them into my bag knowing I had a few options to play with at home.
Here's the first .... grey with pink. 💟
My boots were the first in line but I really need to get them re-healed. They were from Primark a few years ago, but have earned their keep as I've worn them so much. Here's a similar replacement I might get instead of getting the heels done.
Now about these culottes, I wasn't sure at first because they have an elasticated waist! I figured it didn't matter and might actually be more comfortable, so I've worn them with the top tucked it and slightly bagged over - that way you can't really see the waistband at all. It was so much easier to put on, no zips, belts or buttons to content with! - does that mean I'm getting old??? Lol. You can see they have a thin white check running through them, it's a nice way to add interest to something. I've added texture with my velvet top too. Short sleeves most definitely for warmer weather, but my coat alleviated that chilly problem last week on the sunny morning we took photos.
The neck chain belongs to Emily, but as she's left it in her room I used it and might just slip it onto my necklace hook - well possession is nine-tenths of the law! But in-case she wants it back this is a fabulous copy. x
I find culottes quite flattering for my pear shape body, the extra width at the hem balances out the look, so long as I'm wearing a more fitted top. These have nice wide pleats either side, with a crisp crease down the center. The only down-side to my trousers is they have no pockets - obviously the result of them only costing £13 - I'll take that though.
This is a versatile little coat. A pretty pink boucle number that came from Matalan quite a while ago. It's a nice addition and flatters many outfits both in Spring and Summer - this has big patch pockets on both sides which is okay for a tissue of phone, but anything bigger leaves them bulging out!
You might like this raglan sleeve overcoat that I found.
Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP
Firstly let's see who was favourite from last week. Hello and welcome to Hilda - Over the Hilda. We have very similar styles and have worn the same on a couple of blog posts - I would have picked this stunning red dress too Hilda - it's "our" style!
Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
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Love that you joined me today - thanks so much I really appreciate your support.
Much love to Esther Ruby for taking my photos.
Did you catch Mondays post featuring my new jeans? There's also a link to spy the 'time lapse' video Esther took.
Catch you again on Monday.