Ginger: I'd spot treat with washing up liquid on a soft toothbrush. It has always worked for me.
Amber, definitely do it! You have the energy and style to make a real go of it.
Today, going to wear 2 different outfits: during the day, my comfortable grey whistles pull on dress with this exact shawl, black tights and anthracite moto boots. Tonight, my Reiss tuxedo with this worn as a shirt under, this clutch, and this bracelet, with black pointy stilettos. I know, verving on too many studs, but this is currently my favourite outfit to wear out.
Wow, Mominatrix, you have some accessories cupboard! [Envy] How will you wear the mountains shawl as a shirt?!?
Ginger I too gravitate towards the girly and also the crafty/ornate (I'm a magpie). I can go mad in Anthropologie but it isn't always that stylish and I try to rein it in! Also I have a terrible pretty dresses habit which is just lovely except that I never get to wear them!
Good luck Shop with the Breton hunt! I will keep my eyes peeled.
Am in mono today, monochrome that is. Pale ecru Sandro mini, Acne winter white angora, Wolford anthracite opaques and Lanvin black suede wedges. Have wanted to try this for ages. Will see how it fairs out there. Ds2 in nursery so no grubby mitts.
Mominatrix your outfit sounds amazing - I'd also like to know how you wear the shawl as a shirt.
Love the sound of your outfit too Marsha. I'm in Gerard Darel cigarette pants, black silk shirt, cobalt M&S cashmere cardi, red coat, biker boots and oversize Zara black lace scarf. No jewellery, was in too much of a dash out the door, hair up. On slow running Tube destined to be late for a meeting....
Welcome gingersnaps I second Mominatrix toothbrush tip for spot cleaning purposes
Welcome Gingersnap and thanks for the red breton link. 3/4 sleeves again but definitely heading towards the type of thing I'm after. Beginning to wish I'd picked up the one i linked to just in case a red version doesn't exist! Can definitely recommend Bowies as a recent convert. I may become addicted! Beautiful outfits Mom and yes, how do you turn the scarf into a shirt please? Sounds fab! No sticky fingers yesterday so wearing the prune James jeans and Bowies again, with my dusky pink Reiss knit on my Pin. Out for dinner with a girlfriend in Chiswick tonight - can't wait. Need to think about what to wear. Nursery for DS this morning so am heading to John Lewis on a desperate search for a present for my father's birthday (78). I have NO ideas! What was the last gift you ladies bought for an older gentleman?
The dcs don't like it when I travel. I missed bedtime last night (by 15 mins) so they were up extra early and clingy which meant rush job to get ready and it shows. I settled on my Olive green LK Bennett Ariella dress, Hobbs brown jacket (not sure it goes), Aspinal Herpburn bag in nude and LK Bennett T-Bar court shoes in damnson. In my hurry, I struggled with jewellery and in the end settled on a mismatch which is annoying. So I have an Accessorise amber charm bracelet, an Alexia Crawford amber necklace and then <whisper> silver and garnet ring, stainless steel Gucci watch and no earrings (it was too hard by then). Sigh!
Gorgeous sounding outfits everyone. Love the accessories Mominatrix - very jealous! Impressed with the kick boxing Sleep!
I'm taking DD to meet work colleagues for lunch. I'm wearing black cigarette J Brands, white John Smedley sweater (hoping DD doesn't make me regret that choice!), old black patent D&G heels and bright pink snakeskin Lily and Lionel scarf.
Looking forward to that blog Amber! Do it, do it, do it!
Thanks McNally. Found him a rather beautiful LSA carafe. Bought Jigsaw khaki trousers and a Whistles green tee for me. And if you have the need lots of boys and girls clothing reduced just this morning. Stocked up on merino sweaters, chinos and a puffa jacket (next year's sizing) for DS. Got 5 sweaters, chinos and jacket for £75! All in an hour and a half!
Good shopping shop, very impressive! Are you headed somewhere nice for dinner? I used to live in Chiswick, some great places there.
Love that Helmut Lang top novice.
Anna just called me to say they have just taken delivery of black Pistols in my size...sigh. Can't stop thinking about the leather trousers and can't get both at the same time (unless the shoes I have on ebay sell)! I have a question re fit on leather trousers - how tight you should buy/how much do they stretch? The pair I tried fitted very comfortably and looked great, but I think would possibly be too loose if they stretched - should I avoid?
Marsha your DS sounds cute with his socks - one of my nephews (6yo) is similar with his pants and trousers, always pulled up as high as possible. Its not a great look but his mum is hoping he'll grow out of it!
Today I am wearing Preen Line mad trousers, a chunky grey cashmere Duffy jumper, Bowies and a blue and grey leopard print scarf. Can't find pics of the jumper or scarf anywhere online to pin/link and haven't figured out how to pin my own photos yet [dim] so they aren't on my board.
Novice they are lovely, give in to the inner voices. I hate it when a little part of an outfit isn't just right.
McNally and everyone lovely outfits.
Sleep you need the resident leather legging experts. I love Preen and Preen Line! I thought about doing fashion for about 5 minutes when I was younger and worked with them for fashion week. Was great fun. Love their label now, but am yet to own something.
Also I just saw this Duffy cashmere striped top and am really tempted. Feels like quite a bit for a top. So hesitating slightly.
Pretty top Marsha - I agree it does seem a bit pricey for a short sleeved top, in a way it wouldn't for a jumper. Do you have something you could layer under it for now, until the weather is a bit more forgiving? Could more easily justify buying it now if so, then you'd definitely wear it lots in Spring/Summer. Should I stop encouraging you now ?
the Old Packhorse Sleep a thai apparently? I used to live in West Ealing so nice to head back to that part of the woods. Means DH is in charge of bath and bedtime tho! On my quest for a red and cream breton I tried this on today: www.johnlewis.com/361554/Product.aspx too much detail (buttons on shoulders and cuffs), 3/4 length sleeves which were too baggy but confirmed that red and cream is what I need. Like Marsha I shall wait and hope that the universe finds me the perfect one!