How are you all doing? As predicted, the UK is now in a kind of lockdown – we can still go out for a walk/run once a day, shop for essentials and go to work (if you’re classed as a key worker). I’m quite a homebody anyway so being housebound isn’t too difficult for me (I might have changed my opinion in a couple of weeks though!). And I’m still working on an ad hoc basis (public service broadcasting must go on!) so that helps to break the boredom. The roads are very quiet which has reduced my journey time. I’m trying to stay focussed on the positives.
Thank you for the lovely comments on Sunday’s post, they really cheered me up 🙂 I was stuck for ideas about what to buy my mum for Mother’s Day (the UK celebrates it on a different day to the USA). But in the end I decided to get her a new mobile phone – a proper smartphone to replace the antique model she’s been using for years. I’ve spent ages on the phone talking her through how to use it, but with some help from my sister-in-law we have it up and running with Skype!
Something else we’ll be doing a lot of in the coming weeks is shopping our closets. But that’s a good thing, right? Better for the environment and our finances! I bought this matching top and trousers during Scotch and Soda’s sale last Summer. I first wore it on the blog at my Dad’s in France; it was a lovely warm day so I didn’t need a jacket. It’s still quite chilly here at the moment despite the sunshine so I teamed the Scotch and Soda co-ord with a mustard biker jacket. It’s a really warm and soft faux suede fabric with a fleece interior. (I’ve previously worn it with tartan trousers).
The mustard shoes and burgundy crossbody bag also pick out the colours in the print. For a more practical option I’d swap the heels for trainers or flat sandals in the Summer. Who knows what kind of Summer we’ll have this year? I’m keeping everything crossed that we’ll be over the worst by then.
SHOP THE LOOK
Scotch & Soda co-ord | River Island biker jacket (old) | Marks & Spencer shoes | Paul Costelloe bag (from eBay) | Ottoman Hands ring (from eBay) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses (from TKMaxx)
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