Fashion Forward: Dresses to Wear When the ‘Beast Of The East’ Leaves

As I look out of my window at the snow-covered streets of London, two thoughts come to mind.  The first is that the snow is beautiful and I am so happy the children get to experience snow play such as building snow men/women and snow ball fights.  My second thought is a polar opposite frustrated rant!  I can’t wait for this snow to disappear so that I can go back to pining for spring and walk around without looking like I am doing the moonwalk.

Weather reports tell us that by next week, the cold snap will be gone and we will return to normal weather patterns for this time of year. Today’s lookbook is a nod to the kind of outfits that I love wearing around this time of year.  Relaxed shaped dresses with long sleeves are perfect for gradually getting back in into the mind frame of wearing dresses again, after a long winter.  Their cut is also perfect for wearing fine and chunky knits underneath, thick tights below and coats above, as the weather still has a sharp cold bite that requires warm clothing.

I hope that you are enjoying the ‘beast of the east’s’ snow offerings and are making the most of it. On a side note, lots of the pieces I am wearing here are from Massimo Dutti. I am a big fan of their clothes and style aesthetic (their leather jackets are beautifully constructed like the green beauty I am wearing).  Their ‘mid season sale’ started yesterday so check out their website if you are planning on some retail therapy today.

Clothes and Accessories:

Dress – And Other stories, similar – Stradivarius

Boots – Massimo Dutti

Handbag – Longchamp

Leather Jacket – Massimo Dutti, similar Massimo Dutti

Glasses- Tiffany

Sweatshirt Crush: Why You Need a Few Sweatshirts in Your Wardrobe Now

Happy Saturday everyone! We are on our way to a cooling of temperatures in London and soon a long-sleeved garment is going to become a necessity when out and about (except for my younger one who thinks we live in Sub Saharan Africa given his choice of clothing).

Personally, I am a huge fan of sweatshirts and I find them to be a great choice for weekends when I am generally ‘running around’ and comfort is paramount.  I find that sweatshirts send a unique ‘cool casual’ message, regardless of age, that has global appeal. They also lend themselves particularly well as a blank canvas for quirky or serious messages that you may want to broadcast in a way that a sweater just can’t.

I always find myself reaching for a sweatshirt when I have to run off in a hurry (which happens more often than it should) and I love them wearing them with jeans, trousers and skirts.  This blue oversized hoodie that cost £12 has gotten more wear in the past few days than many of my clothes in the last year. That is what I call a successful purchase!

I hope you enjoy this lookbook and these pictures where I have tried to insert myself into a poster on the wall. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for visiting my blog!

 

Clothes and Accessories:

Sweatshirt – Matalan

Jeans – (very old) Matalan, similar – Zara

Sneakers – Salvatore Ferragamo

Handbag – Longchamp

Sunglasses – Bobbi Brown

 

These are some other sweatshirts I would love to own:

River Island
Monki Sweatshirt
House of fraser
John Lewis Sweatshirt