How are you all doing? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! It was a very quiet one for us, just the three of us. Isobel woke us up at 6.30am, which after a late night finishing the wrapping left me needing a nap before Christmas lunch. It’s just as well that Pete does the cooking or we’d have been eating it in the evening! I had planned to visit my mum between Christmas and New Year, but she went into tier 4 on Boxing Day and we were put into tier 3 so that was totally scuppered. Thankfully non-essential shops are still open for us so I’ll be getting out and about to shop the sales .
When Hilda chose the theme of ‘Out and About’ for this month’s Style Not Age collaboration my thoughts turned to brisk walks and sale shopping. I’ll do most of my shopping online but I do like a browse in the shops when I can face the crowds. I won’t venture into Manchester though, I’ll stick to the local shops instead. January looks likely to be busy for me in terms of work so I’ll be getting out and about a lot in the new year (Covid permitting!). I think I prefer to be busy in January because I find it such a dreary month. Sitting at home in PJs or joggers really doesn’t help either!
Today’s outfit is one I’d wear to work or for a day out shopping. I bought the faux fur coat in a charity shop a few weeks ago. I hesitated buying it at first because I already own at least half a dozen faux fur coats. However, this one was just too good to pass on, especially at £5. It’s from Marks & Spencer’s Per Una Speziale range so it’s really good quality. Sticking with a warm colour palette, I teamed it with a wrap skirt in a rusty shade and brown roll neck top. My bag, bracelet and earrings add the hit of bright colour I need in the depths of winter. A hat in a similar shade to the skirt finishes off my ‘Out and About’ outfit.
SHOP THE LOOK
Marks & Spencer jacket (from a charity shop) | Marks & Spencer skirt | New Look roll neck top | Asos hat (old) | Jones boots (old) | bag from TKMaxx (old) | Mango earrings (old)
Hilda is ready for a brisk walk in sturdy boots and a warm coat…and looking very stylish at the same time. You can see more of this look on her blog Over the Hilda.
Anna is wearing a fabulous vintage pink coat and funky blue snake print boots. Head to Anna’s Island Style for all the details.
Gail has teamed a gorgeous velvet coat with Spanx faux leather leggings and red ankle boots. Find out more about this fab ensemble over on her blog Is This Mutton?
Jacqui’s combination of orange and leopard print is right up my street! Visit her blog Mummabstylish for all the details.
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