Introducing the new Starry Scarves

It may be feeling a lot more springlike out there but watch out, this trans-seasonal period can be a tricky old time.  You don’t want to still be bundled up in big coats and scarves, but it’s still not quite warm enough to chuck off the layers and put the scarves away for another year.

An easy way to feel a bit more springlike, without actually freezing to death with no coat (is it just me that once the coats go away, they stay away until the autumn?) is to add a brighter scarf.

And we’ve got the perfect new colourful scarf for you.  The new Scatter Star Scarves add vibrant colour whilst still being a brilliant size and weight for the season.

The classic star design has been reworked and taken up  to a whole new level of style. Deconstructed and full stars combine with stylish paint splatters to create a distinctive and vibrant scarf in two beautiful colour choices.

Available in two colours; a more classic Navy, Red and Camel and a slightly punchier Teal, Orange and Pink.  Both just £13.

Teal Orange and Pink Scatter Star Scarf £13

Navy, Red and Camel Scatter Star Scarf £13

But don’t just take our word for it – look at the lovely Joanne modelling hers over on the Alice’s Wonders Instagram.

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Utility trousers and a huge scarf; an easy outfit for a lazy Sunday.

Such a lazy Sunday today, sometimes it’s just what we all need.

Husband off to sunnier climes on a business trip (it’s a hard knock life), so youngest two and I went to the cinema before dragging a very tired nearly teen out for pizza.  A certain someone had been to a 13th (non) sleepover and had come home very tired and grumpy – anyone who has seen my Insta stories today will have seen the hard cold facts of what apparently no sleep whatsoever does to a 12 year old.

These khaki utility trousers from Topshop two years ago have been a mainstay of my spring and autumn wardrobes.  So much so that I actually stalked a pair on eBay and bought those as well in case these wore out (have checked and there aren’t any available at the moment, but it’s definitely worth setting up an alert).


Scarf – Alice’s Wonders £13
Denim Jacket – Gap (old)
Tippi Sweater – J Crew
Utility Trousers – Topshop (old) similar here and here.
Grey Skater Shoes – ASOS (old) similar here.

I haven’t worn this checked scarf for a while, it was nice to have a break from my usual monochrome and actually wear a bit of colour. But don’t worry I’m sure it won’t last and I’ll be back to black tomorrow!


The trousers are from a couple of years ago and Topshop aren’t doing the same ones again this year, but they do have these – which are very similar, but with a slightly different waistline.


I also saw these from Fatface –  which is not somewhere I look particularly often, apart from for PJs.  They do THE best PJ bottoms!


They come in several colours; including charcoal which I am tempted by, and also in lilac which I am strangely drawn to, although I fear they may be a tad grown up for me (which is odd as I am 42 so you would think I was a grown up really!).


So a couple of options there – if I see any more I’ll be sure to let you know as I find I’m often asked about them.

Thanks for reading.

Cathy xxx


In the navy. An OOTD featuring tassels.

Not that sort though, sorry!  Or actually not sorry, really, as no one is ready for that…

Banishing the post holiday blues with a much better type of blue – my new navy French Connection crepe tank, a gift from my lovely mum for my birthday. It’s always a risk buying clothes for others – but she got this absolutely spot on.  Well done Mum!


If you look carefully you can see the front detailing, which I love and really elevates it to something a bit more luxe. It proved the perfect foil earlier this week for the Green and Pink Tassel Necklace (£10); part of the Nature Collection at Alice’s Wonders.

It’s sleeveless so I’m not quite ready to wear it alone yet – instead wore it under a mannish denim shirt.  This did the trick of slightly softening the denim shirt, whilst the denim shirt toughened up the luxe feel of the tank. Plus the Gap Slim Crops that I now have THREE pairs of and really, really recommend.  Not so sure about these boots though, although that’s partly because I live in trainers and these felt a bit too grown up!


Denim shirt – GAP
Navy crepe tank – French Connection
Green and Pink Tassel Necklace – Alice’s Wonders
Slim crops – GAP
Tan block heels boots – Dune (old)

Thanks for reading…


Cathy xx