A winter wardrobe refresh

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I’m back in Cornwall for a few a weeks and although I used to complain about never being able to find any clothes I liked here, this week has seen a complete 360 and I’m making up for lost time! OOPS.

I have always had terrible trouble finding a pair of jeans that fit. With wide hips and a little waist either I have to suffer some severe thigh crushage, or a hugely gaping waist. Neither of these are particularly attractive so I have just given up wearing trousers. My mother and I trawled around Truro trying on every pair of jeans imaginable, honestly at least 12 pairs of jeans were squidged over my child bearers, and after three days of jeans trying i finally found a pair that fit almost perfectly. “Where?” I hear you ask… M&S, I kid you not. Black skinny jeggings that fit on the hips and are snug around the waist, and I went down a size, always a bonus! ha.

Winter buys

I have needed a new Breton striped top for a while now. My old faithful is just that and is starting to look a little straggly around the edges. This striped waffle top is from New Look, and is quite a loose fit through the body but snug on the arms. It’s a gorgeous fit and the perfect, cost effective way to update my wardrobe.

The dress was actually bought for my mum but she didn’t like the fit. I however, loved it. It’s a loose, comfy fit but with a tie belt to give it a bit of shape. Although I’ve only had it for a few days, I’ve already worn it twice! Once with a pair of ankle boots and oversized knitted cardi for a beach cafe coffee, and the second with a pair of block heeled pumps for dinner with the girls.

I don’t know about you but I find ankle boots quite a tricky find.  All the ones I love are too high on the leg which cut me off in the wrong place and my long legs get replaced by little fat sausages!!! The best trend for me this year is the cut out ankle boots.  They are still high on the ankle but with the cut out sides you still get the shape of the leg, and they make legs appear longer. I found these gorgeous ones in River Island, with an almond toe they even make my size 7s look dainty!

Finally to add a little bit of colour I went for a tinted lip balm (perfect for chapped winter lips) and deep red nail varnish.

A really should stop shopping now, I’ve just had confirmation of parcel having been delivered to my London flat…uh oh! Sorry bank.  But a Winter wardrobe always needs an update, no?

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A winter wardrobe refresh

Fashion, Uncategorized

I’m back in Cornwall for a few a weeks and although I used to complain about never being able to find any clothes I liked here, this week has seen a complete 360 and I’m making up for lost time! OOPS.

I have always had terrible trouble finding a pair of jeans that fit. With wide hips and a little waist either I have to suffer some severe thigh crushage, or a hugely gaping waist. Neither of these are particularly attractive so I have just given up wearing trousers. My mother and I trawled around Truro trying on every pair of jeans imaginable, honestly at least 12 pairs of jeans were squidged over my child bearers, and after three days of jeans trying i finally found a pair that fit almost perfectly. “Where?” I hear you ask… M&S, I kid you not. Black skinny jeggings that fit on the hips and are snug around the waist, and I went down a size, always a bonus! ha.

Winter buys

I have needed a new Breton striped top for a while now. My old faithful is just that and is starting to look a little straggly around the edges. This striped waffle top is from New Look, and is quite a loose fit through the body but snug on the arms. It’s a gorgeous fit and the perfect, cost effective way to update my wardrobe.

The dress was actually bought for my mum but she didn’t like the fit. I however, loved it. It’s a loose, comfy fit but with a tie belt to give it a bit of shape. Although I’ve only had it for a few days, I’ve already worn it twice! Once with a pair of ankle boots and oversized knitted cardi for a beach cafe coffee, and the second with a pair of block heeled pumps for dinner with the girls.

I don’t know about you but I find ankle boots quite a tricky find.  All the ones I love are too high on the leg which cut me off in the wrong place and my long legs get replaced by little fat sausages!!! The best trend for me this year is the cut out ankle boots.  They are still high on the ankle but with the cut out sides you still get the shape of the leg, and they make legs appear longer. I found these gorgeous ones in River Island, with an almond toe they even make my size 7s look dainty!

Finally to add a little bit of colour I went for a tinted lip balm (perfect for chapped winter lips) and deep red nail varnish.

A really should stop shopping now, I’ve just had confirmation of parcel having been delivered to my London flat…uh oh! Sorry bank.  But a Winter wardrobe always needs an update, no?

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