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).

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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!

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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.

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

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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!).

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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

 

WIWT. The Grey Stitch Scarf and a slogan sweater.

It was back to earth with a bump yesterday after a wonderful break learning to ski.  I can’t recommend our resort or hotel enough.  Hotel Cristallo in Katschberg – such a beautiful location and a wonderful hotel.

Anyway, so back to normal with football cheering on and general weekend duties.  I was super grateful for the Grey Stitch Scarf to keep me cosy pitch-side earlier on.  Worn with coated jeans and a grey slogan sweater; which is actually the only slogan item I own, something that must be rectified.

As you can see I’m also sporting a rather old, filthy pair of New Balance trainers (you never know I may wash these one day!). Watch this space…

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Grey Stitch Scarf – Alice’s Wonders
Black Coated Skinny Jeans – Warehouse
Grey Love Slogan Sweater – Gap.  Sold out. Similar in black here or grey sweatshirt fabric here (from a local independent brand).
Blue 420 Trainers – New Balance

Love the androgynous style of the Grey Stitch Scarf, a nod to old school City days with a bit of pinstripe.  This colourway is £14, other colours are in the Outlet section at just £4.20!

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I’d love to hear from you.  Thank you for reading!!

Cathy xxx

New scarf colour way – plus a bit of end-of-sale shopping..

Exciting news!

The new Spring Collection is due to launch at the end of February.  Crammed full of some absolutely beautiful pieces – perfectly pretty pastels, subtle rose gold necklaces and some gorgeous spring brights, plus much, much more.  I cannot WAIT to show you all.

Sneak peek coming soon – watch this space!

In the meantime, ease the wait with a look at the new addition to the Paisley Scarf range. Delicate soft grey and pink paisley in the same lovely soft fabric as the teal and the navy versions, for just £9.

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Plus, did a bit of end-of-sales shopping yesterday and managed to fill a gap or two in my wardrobe.  Not the biggest fan of sales shopping but sometimes it’s worth doing a last trawl just before the sales end as the huge discounts can make it worth the hassle.

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The skirt is from Zara, I bought it earlier in the season but returned it as the sequins sat oddly after the first wear, but for the sale price of £9.99 I thought it was worth another try.  Not online but there were quite a few in the Bluewater store.

The belt and the shirt are from GAP and were marked £5 and £10 respectively….GAP had 40% extra off all sale so my total bill was £9 for both. Now that was a bargain worth trawling the sales for!

I’ve needed a new chambray shirt for a while to replace a much missed ancient one I put my elbow through. And who doesn’t need a classic black belt in their wardrobe?!

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Also snapped up two of these fab sweaters from Mango. Down 60% to £9.99 from £24.99.

They are a lovely lightweight knit – perfect for spring.  Definitely worth a look – but I’d probably size up, I went for medium in the black and large in the charcoal…also available in certain sizes in beige, orange, navy and green.

Finally, here’s me sporting not one, but two, of my super sale buys, plus the obligatory bit of sparkle to brighten up a grey, cold day.  Snow, aaarrrrgh, snow – that is all I’m saying about today!

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Grey Teardrop Necklace

Thank you for reading – would love to hear your thoughts on the new scarf colour….