C150 – Day 44 – 47

Day 44



Shirt – Diesel via TK Maxx
Trousers – Gerard Darel
Shoes – Boden

One of my favourite and oft used combinations here; monochrome with a touch of bright. Very easy to put together when I’m fumbling around blindly in my wardrobe at 5.30am.

Day 45



Dress – Damsel in a Dress
Shoes – Banana Republic

I blogged about this dress aaaages ago, but, like a magpie, promptly got distracted by something shiny and forgot to order it, remembering only when it had sold out. eBay searches had proved fruitless when by chance, on a rare day off with my very dear husband, I clocked it on the rails in TK Maxx. I didn’t buy it due to the spending ban, but Mr TMT sneakily got it for me. Well done, that man. Probably helps that it’s slinky. Had it been harem pants they’d be languishing still.

Day 46



Sweatshirt – Gap
Vest – Rosemunde c/o The Dressing Room
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Aldo

Very casual for a day spent doing not much at all with the littl’uns. I’m so glad biker boots are back in vogue, as I adore this Aldo pair. I bought them a few weeks after I had my youngest and they’ve proved an excellent buy. The leather has softened a treat and they are so comfortable. This pair are similar and look gorgeous.

Day 47



Vest – Rosemunde c/o The Dressing Room
Leather trousers – Freda at Matches
Shoes – M&S via Ebay

A very rare evening out look! It is out wedding anniversary this week so we capitalised on my mother-in-law visiting and took the opportunity to slope off for wine and tapas. I wore my gorgeous new vest top (more on this in a separate post tomorrow – look out for a discount code) and my faithful leather trousers. I got these in the January sales for about £150, reduced from £500+ and they are just the most delicious, buttery soft leather. I loved this outfit and so did Mr TMT, so everyone was happy!

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the bag of the week:

There are two reasons why I love this 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour tote: 1. The simplicity and 2. The colour. Absolutely sublime.


Monochrome madness

Today I’m embracing my current love for all things black and white. I do like to have fun with my clothes and, like yesterday, the clash of patterns and textures makes me happy here.

The shirt and skirt are both TK Maxx finds. I won’t bore you again with how much I love that store but where else could you make up an outfit of a Diesel shirt and a Moschino skirt for sub-£50? The skirt has a kind of polka-dot jacquard effect which I just love – subtle kitsch!

I promise I will wear different shoes tomorrow, but how could I not include my beloved slipper flat in this ensemble?

I’m also wearing the stud earrings and skull necklace featured here and here, as I think a shot of silver compliments monochrome perfectly.


Shirt – Diesel via TK Maxx
Skirt – Moschino via TK Maxx
Shoes – Charles Philip Shanghai
Necklace – Bea’s Jewels @ Etsy
Earrings – MariaFrancescaPepe

Pink to make the boys wink…

I often feel my accessories get a bit of a bum deal, as they don’t often make it into my shots. Today however, they’ve cranked to office air-con up to ‘Baltic’ so I’m sporting my much-love Isabel Marant Rivera scarf. I picked this up in the Harvey Nics sale and every time I put it on it lifts my spirits.

Talking of bargains, today I’m also sporting the second half of my TK Maxx haul, a lovely Diesel shirt. I love the vaguely tribal pattern on it, and also the fact that it will be great with jeans for casual wear too. I love a multi-tasker!

I’ve continued the pink theme with a snakeskin belt from Whistles and added rose gold accents with my necklace and watch. I like the way a flash of colour can lift a monochrome look.

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Shirt – Diesel via TK Maxx
Trousers – Gap Real Straight
Shoes – Vince Camuto via TK Maxx
Scarf – Isabel Marant
Belt – Whistles
Watch – Michael Kors
Necklace – Etsy