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MN Vogue - Vol 15

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shopafrolic Thu 04-Jul-13 16:19:39

Following on from Vol 14 - all welcome for style and beauty chat
Come on lurkers you know you want to.

shopafrolic Thu 04-Jul-13 16:21:01

Congrats on sports day win Sleep
Trying to do your own pedicure with a 2.5 yo who wants to play trains is impossible - fact

Drywhiteplease Thu 04-Jul-13 16:40:15

Next sports day wear your bodybuilder vest top sleep wink..... Mum's race <shudders>.... I blame Princess Di!

A/W wish list so far:
A couple of bright above the knee wool skirts for work
A down padded, v warm,v waterproof coat for playground duty that looks chic and isn't too bulky.....will invest. Grey or taupe/khaki.
A special every day black bag.

MarshaBrady Thu 04-Jul-13 17:06:27

Well done Sleep! No race for us at new school. Which is fab.

Ok AW stuff. Will ponder, haven't seen much yet.

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Thu 04-Jul-13 17:16:53

Hooray Sleep!

A/W wish list (so far)

Grey wool mid thigh length coat
Black heeled ankle boots
Black flat hi tops
Blue skinnies
Black or petrol blue leather leggings
Grey v neck slouchy jumper
Thin wool scarf with pattern
White sweatshirt
Black, grey or white small cross body bag
Knockout going out dress
3 pairs Primark pjs
Leather gloves

shopafrolic Thu 04-Jul-13 17:19:14

Paris if you find petrol blue leather leggings please shout

QueenCadbury Thu 04-Jul-13 17:20:12

dec I really like that new look one, shame it's out of stock but will look on Saturday. That price would be ideal as I'm really not sure how often I'd wear it. It's one of those things that looks great on pin and then may not transfer to real life.

shop please make belts then I can get the colours I need!

I've just cooked pizza for dc tea and because I was so preoccupied with you lot I cooked it with the polystyrene base still on blush.

Must go as playing the dutiful wife later entertaining. Expect a headache tomorrow grin

OneLittleLady Thu 04-Jul-13 17:24:12

My A/W list is very small

Black or red trench coat
Leather hi-top converse
Black leather handbag
Black suede ankle boots
Flannel Pjs
Black or purple leather gloves

That's all I've got so far though I'm sure I'll add more when I have a good look through what I've already got

Drywhiteplease Thu 04-Jul-13 17:40:35

You do realise that this A/W wish list thing is dangerous? We all think we need only a few bits......until we see everyone else's wish lists and then suddenly we need a lot more! This thread is dangerous !

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Thu 04-Jul-13 17:42:59

Shop if I find petrol blue leather leggings I can afford, you and the whole bloody world will hear me shout. It's been my A/W holy grail for about 3 years!

Lol at nutritious polystyrene pizza base!

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Thu 04-Jul-13 18:04:26

paris make sure and shout good and loud! I had some olive green leather trousers about 10 years ago that I got millions of compliments on. Have moved house 5 times since then and lost the buggers, dammit. Btw, I got a really nice boyfriend T shirt with your name on it today from Asos. Can't link though because I'm on phone at DD2's swimming class at the moment. I did buy it before the ban too!

noviceoftheday Thu 04-Jul-13 18:12:04

Omg! Can't believe you have a/w wish listsshock I haven't worn my summer things yet!!! I know I said this before and then looked a fool but I don't have anything on my list!

QueenC, I am in the US 8-11 Sept if you want me to pick up anything j crew ish for you

Drywhiteplease Thu 04-Jul-13 18:18:31

It's only a matter of time Novice

Annianni Thu 04-Jul-13 18:50:02


Oh do we have boots grin

Dh has taken the boys to feed the ducks, so I got to have a proper try on.
They are quite high, but lovely on.
They look fab with skinnys and with my Goldign Diva's rolled up too.

I just need to lose this bloody stone i've put on lately, so I don't look like a stuffed sausage in everything

Liberty... I think you should try them... they are like Pistol's, just a bit higher in the heel
and wider at the ankle.

They seem to be a cross between Pistol's and Rag and Bone Newbury's.

They are in black too if anyone's interested?

Now, seeing as they are probably a bit high for me to traipse round in every day... I've ordered these to try.

I think they could be nice with jeans and a grey sweat for casual.
And i'm hoping they make me look like this but maybe without the blanket, and the black bra hmm

I also think these are lovely but too high for me.

Annianni Thu 04-Jul-13 18:54:45

Well done at sports day Sleep.
Mum's races scare me!

My A/W wishlist is quite small for now

I'm on an official shopping ban, until I sort my head and weight out.
And decorate ds1's room.

But then I'd like...
A dark grey cashmere sweater.
A navy scarf.
A grey or navy coat.
And some new bra's.

Still need a sports bra too, as the one I ordered the other day was too big.

Annianni Thu 04-Jul-13 18:55:35

Oh, and i'd like some nice gloves too.

Annianni Thu 04-Jul-13 18:56:44

And a new purse (will probably be my birthday pressie off dh in October)
And a long possibly chunky silver necklace.

I'll shut up now grin

shopafrolic Thu 04-Jul-13 19:06:46

grin Anni so does this mean you're keeping the Jenny's?

Annianni Thu 04-Jul-13 19:12:22

Yes blush

I will keep the Jenny's for days out shopping etc.

Grey Jonas boots for days/evenings out when I want to be a bit dressier... or for impressing dh, as they make my legs look 8ft long wink

And then the possible new suede ones for school run, park etc.

LinusDKD Thu 04-Jul-13 19:26:37

I had to get changed this afternoon because all of a sudden the sun came out, so I wore my M&E maxi dress for the first time. DH said I looked nice when he came home!

Well done Sleep! I do think sports days are a very British thing as I have never heard of them on the continent. We certainly didn't have one in my old school <imagines DM running in her Sonia Rykiel velour tracksuit>

Wow Anni, result! Your persistence paid off.

I have been thinking about A/W and my wishlist is:

. A winter coat, I like the Barbour Peninsula down coat.
. Black flat ankle boots
. Black medium heeled ankle boots
. Some Goldsigns
. Coloured skinnies: teal, cobalt, red, ...
. Maybe I might finally get something leopard print, maybe a scarf or flats.
. Splendid long sleeved tees
. A Nano in navy or a bright colour

When I was tidying up some cupboards to prepare for our new furniture I found an old cashmere Dries Van Noten vest.

It used the belong to DM (she used to buy a lot of DVN about 10 years ago) and she used to give me some things that she didn't want anymore.

I have never worn it as the colour doesn't suit me, so I was wondering if any of you would like it.

It's a lovely soft cashmere in a kind of beige/rusk colour in a size small. It does smell a bit musty as it has been stuck in a cupboard for a while and the label looks a bit worn but the vest itself looks like new.

Anyone interested?

QueenCadbury Thu 04-Jul-13 19:27:35

Just a quick catch up till our guests arrive. Dh is being all manly and trying to change a flat tyre. Bet we end up calling the AA ingrin.

Congrats on the boots anni

novice that's very sweet of you but the reason I'd love to visit j crew is to get an idea of sizing. I hate ordering online when I'm not familiar with the store.

Had better get back to doing something useful. I'm annoyed at myself as i've started on the bloody Pringles!!

QueenCadbury Thu 04-Jul-13 19:28:17

Yep, he's come back in and can't get the nuts and bolts off! Aa it is!

OneLittleLady Thu 04-Jul-13 19:41:54

I'd be interested linus it sounds lovely and potentially warm which is always of interest to me as I am always cold.

foxysocks Thu 04-Jul-13 19:47:12

I have the peninsula down coat linus, it 's amazing. SO warm but not bulky, great slim fit, huge hood. I love it.

McNally Thu 04-Jul-13 19:57:12

Hooray on the boots success Anni. Glad the persistence has finally paid off. You're going to be very well shod.

Have just started thinking about A/W which I much prefer to summer dressing. First thoughts are:
- pencil skirt, prob in charcoal (could do with toning up arse a bit first though)
- black cashmere crew sweater
- straight cords, prob in a deep berry colour, now I want J Crew ones
- navy, chunky cable knit jumper
- smart dark coloured bag, along lines of Celine Luggage

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