Breton & Denim Dress Perfection!

Monday, 27 April 2015

I was in Belfast the other day and happened to wander into Joules. I'll be honest, it's not a brand I've looked at for a couple of years and I only went in because my mother in law was looking for a cream fleece. So my expectations were low but I was pleasantly surprised and ended up buying two items.

First up - stop the breton hunt..Joules is the place to get them! While I love my Boden bretons, I find them a bit short in the body so when I found a hole in my cream/navy one, I wasn't really rushing to replace it with one of the same. I googled alternatives in the form of Petit Bateau and Saint James and they do look amazing and they are a wardrobe staple worth investing in...but something was holding me back. Then I saw Nikki wearing (and raving about) a Joules one on her blog and made a mental note to look into them when next in town.
Joules Creme Stripe Harbour Top

A jacket that's not a blazer.....in black AND cream!

Friday, 24 April 2015

As soon as I'd found myself my transitional coat, the weather perked up considerably and I decided I needed a short black jacket that wasn't a blazer. I think I was mostly prompted by this post from Andrea where she showed some amazing Pinterest photos of black blazer style jackets with khakis. Totally sold.
I had a hoke about online and found this one in Next which ticked a few boxes. Next day ordering meant it was at my door about 18 hours later. I will never tire of this service!
What appealed with this jacket is the open front, the loose collar, the band around the waist that gives it a bit of a bomber jacket look from behind - it's just a bit different and even though it's unlined, I think it's worth the £38 price tag as it's a lovely weight of material and a great shape. I'm trying my best to model it here...

Summer Style at #HeatonsKids

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Well there was much excitement in this house today when a lovely parcel came from Heatons. The team there had taken the trouble to find out what age my 3 kids are and send them something lovely from the new summer range. Amazingly, they all loved what they were sent - that really is a first!

Alternatives to Denim Jeans

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Every now and again denim jean fatigue hits and I find myself at the wardrobe wanting to wear something different. So for 3 days this week, I did just that and thought it might be useful to share these alternatives to blue or black denim jeans.
First up is Wednesday's outfit - I was at the gym in the morning and then went straight from there to my friend Kate for a deep tissue massage so it was all about the comfort in jersey harems and slip-on trainers.
Faux Leather Biker Jacket - Dunnes Stores (AW14 - similar leather/non-leather)
White V-Neck Top - Gap

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