How are you all?
Been a funny old week for me. My daughter and family, who are living with me, have gone off for a few days away! It's been very odd to say the least! Extremely quiet, dare I say tidy and rather boring! No impromptu cuddles, toys on the floor, kids programs on the telly or a big den in the front room! 😄
They are back on Friday and I'm sure once they're home it will be like they've never left, it will get me used to them eventually moving on to their new property though. Not looking forward to that one bit!
It has given me the opportunity to get back into blogging though and I've planned quite a few posts in advance - so that's going to be very helpful & I'll have more precious time to make memories with the grand-kids eh!
I've only bought a couple of Autumnal bits so far, and this little top from H & M is one of them. I spotted it and felt it would adapt many clothes already in my wardrobe and get them ready for our new season.
You might remember the culottes I was gifted them from Bonmarche a couple of months ago - I teamed them with another blouse from Bonmarche and got a lot of interest from both.
Even though they are more of a thinner fabric they'll be alright to wear with a longer jacket like the one I'm wearing here. They look like a matching suit don't they? That's just lucky for me. The lightweight trench coat is from Oasis (see it over white jeans with tan accessories). Unfortunately their shops have been closed due to the current situation, but you can still buy online and it seems Boohoo have bought them out, great news as their pieces are so wearable, flattering and just that little bit different.
My jacket will really come into it's own now the weather has got cooler, it's a great addition to many an outfit and can be popped over the top for running about in!
So let me tell you about the rest of today's look. I picked up the short sleeve top in H & M for a whopping £7. It's now sold out as I can't find it on the website, but you might be fortunate and find one in store. I wanted to collect more neutral pieces and this fitted the bill easily. I also picked up a long line cardigan, jacket or duster (whatever you call it) over the top to give longevity into Autumnal days.
It's a basic round neck short sleeved number that's comfortable and easy to wear. It's an off white background that has green flowers (or they could be leaves) over it along with biscuit shade twigs. What a good match for the culottes that I tucked in and bagged the top over to create a more flattering silhouette.
This way is covers the half elastic waist of the trousers as I prefer not to see the elastic!
I adore the mules, but as they're quite high I save them for special occasions. I've been meaning to look for something a little lower and more acceptable to wear in the daytime - have you seen anything? Do let me know if you have. X
Using a cream bag to compliment my top and this padded tote bag comes from T K Maxx, now you may remember I love their bags and can usually see at least half a dozen I want every time I go in!!!
This is similar that I love!
I chose this gold style necklace from Matalan which is the finishing touch needed. As always I wore sunglasses - the Ray Ban's were a gift from Hubby, I'm always on the look-out for new shades!
Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP to start.
First let's see who's favourite from last weeks additions. A warm welcome to Jill - Doused in Pink who's wearing a stunning dress that I just fell for. All her accessories are perfect and her new Teddy Black bag compliments everything beautifully.
Now let's start linking up.
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So pleased you could join me today, I can't wait to see what you're wearing and doing lately.
Much appreciation to Esther Ruby for taking today's shots.
Bye for today, catch you on Monday. X