Should I change the name of my blog…?

Well, I’m officially 30. How did that happen?

I haven’t decided whether or not to change the name of the blog – I don’t have to decide right now, do I?

Anyway, it’s been a wonderful week of catching up with friends and family, spending time with my kids and a lovely night away with Mr TMT. I couldn’t have asked for more! My very lovely husband also spoiled me rotten and I am now the very proud owner of…

Valentino Rockstud Cross-body bag

Valentino Rockstud Cross-body bag

Although one of the studs has already fallen off, grr, so back it goes for a replacement!

Jimmy Choo Agnes suede pumps

Jimmy Choo Agnes suede pumps

And

Helmut Lang stretch leather leggings

Helmut Lang stretch leather leggings

I know, I’m very lucky. You can expect to see a lot of these new additions over the new few months, especially the leggings – I haven’t taken them off!

What’s on my wish list?

I’ve recently made a promise to myself that I will only buy things that make my heart sing this A/W. I have enough cashmere jumpers to clothe the population of China and I’m pretty set for basics like jeans, so this is to be the season of the special buys. Now, special doesn’t have to mean expensive (though unfortunately, it usually does), it just has to mean something that really gets me into a frenzy of ‘I need that, NOW’. The Rockstuds were one such purchase (though technically a gift *snogs husband*).

So, in the words of those notorious wordsmiths, the Spice Girls, I’ll tell you what I want (what I really, really want)…

Helmut Lang ruched jersey dress - £180

Helmut Lang ruched jersey dress – £180

I tried this dress on the other day. My life, was it flattering. I was wearing red lippy at the time and I looked a bit (if you squinted) like one of those girls out of the Addicted to Love video (if you’re too young to know what I’m talking about you have no business reading this blog). I do have a lovely little James Perse LBD, but this is more appropriate for the cooler months. Must. Have.

Stuart Weitzman 50-50 - £455

Stuart Weitzman 50-50 – £455

I’m currently Ebaying all my non-vital organs for these. I’ve been after a pair of 50-50s for yonks and this burgundy pair has well and truly won my heart. I will love them with a reverence that borders on obscenity.

Helen Moore Multi Vixen Scarf - £120

Helen Moore Multi Vixen Scarf – £120

I already have a plain burgundy version of this scarf but I just LOVE the colour combination here. Not for everyone, I know but I love the idea of dressing up some of my black outerwear with this crazy little number.

Nike Bronze Air Max - £105

Nike Bronze Air Max – £105

I can cheerfully say I have never been so in love with such a practical item of footwear. I can just see these going with EVERYTHING. Plus I did Air Max back in the 90s so this is a nostalgia buy for me.

Liv Leather Leggings in Black - £339

Liv Leather Leggings in Black – £339

Further affirming my desire to live in the Baukjen lookbook are these leather leggings. They look (and doubtless feel) delicious. I think they will be the answer to all my wardrobe prayers.

Givency Antigona Rottweiler large clutch  -£290

Givenchy Antigona Rottweiler large clutch -£290

I’ve had my eye on this clutch for about a year now. While I really have no requirement for a new evening bag, something about this one keeps me in its thrall. An itch I have to scratch, I think.

So, there we are. My A/W wish list. Anyone want to lend me a couple of grand? Anyone?

Holiday Capsule Wardrobe – Day 3 & 4

Day 3

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Outfit:

Vest – Helmut Lang via the Outnet
Jeans – Goldsign high-rise Virtual in Owena
Trainers – Converse
Scarf – Chan Luu at Net a Porter
Bracelet – Chan Luu via the Outnet

Bit of a random outfit, this one. I was wearing the jersey cardigan but got so hot from cycling and swimming I took it off but inexplicably left the scarf!

Day 4

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Outfit:

Shirt – Gap
Top – American Vintage
Track Pants – Zoe Karssen at the Outnet
Trainers – Converse
Ring – Saint Laurent
Bracelet – Chan Luu via the Outnet

Here I reused the shirt from Day 2 and the track pants from Day 1, mixing in a white long sleeved tee. I’ve not worn this combo before, and I actually really like it! Back tomorrow with the final day of the Holiday Wardrobe experiment where things didn’t quite go to plan…

Cozy Up

Today was a crappy day. My kids fought constantly, I got completely drenched and I went on a two hour round trip for an appointment which had been cancelled without anyone thinking to notify me. All in all, it was poor.

However, at least I was comfortably dressed. I have had this DKNY Cozy lurking in my wardrobe being ignored for some time. I bought in that incredibly vulnerable period a few weeks post partum (where your sense of style has temporarily exited with the placenta), seduced by this kind of carry on. It soon became apparent to me that you can not wear the Cozy in 59 different ways unless you have the figure of an underage ballerina, thus it was consigned to the mistakes pile and no more was said about the whole sorry business. However, it did cost me quite a lot of money, so today I granted it a reprieve and wore it in the only style which I find works; corners tied and twisted to form a cowl neck. It was actually very easy to wear and (dare I say it?) cosy, worn over a long line vest and leggings for a day of running around. Ok, so it’s neer going to be my number one favourite item of clothing, but it’s definitely getting elevated to the illustrious status of ‘Loungewear’.

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Outfit:
Cardigan – DKNY Cozy
Vest – Helmut Lang
Ponte Leggings – Topshop
High Tops – Converse
Bracelet – Chan Luu
Nails – Mavala Deep Blue