It's not too shabby when you can kit yourself from head to toe for £50 - and that includes a pair of leather sandals! All from New Look who kindly offered me a voucher to spend on the current summer range.
I have to feature the sandals first...adore them:
Asymmetric Strap Sandal - New Look
I worried that white sandals would look a bit 'medical'. Or a bit bright on the eyes but these are just perfect. I actually have exactly the same sandals in black that I wore almost every day in New York so I knew already that they were comfortable and practical. These are serious bargains - real leather for less than £15 and also available in the black as well as tan, on the link above. I bought a size 7/40.
Next up, New Look have great denim and I'd heard good reports about their high waisted super skinny jeans. They' re also in the sale and I have to say, the quality is really nice - well worth the £17.99 price tag. They are soft, stretchy and finish above my belly button. Three ticks! I'm wearing size 12/32.
To top it all off, I'm having a real kimono moment. Loving them and trying to not buy more as I'm thinking they're not really practical once the weather cools but this one is only £12.99 and with the black in it, it's a good option for evening wear too. I'd say the quality isn't as good as the New Look £19.99 kimono I bought recently but I adore the print and it goes well with the pink charm necklace from my shop (currently closed while I recover but email me if you need anything urgently). I'm wearing size 10 - can't tell if it's petite or not?
Oh and finished it off with a basic wardrobe essential - a white scoop neck vest
Kimono - £12.99
High Waisted Jeans - £17.99
White Leather Asymmetric Strap Sandal - £14.50
White Scoop Neck Vest - £3.99
(all c/o New Look)
Check out the stripes on the lawn....hubby has done an amazing job this year. He's a pretty awesome guy - has been looking after the kids and I so well since I've been off my feet. I just don't know what I'd have done without him #love.
I was back in my bed fairly soon after these photos were taken - only so much standing up I can do at the moment but it felt amazing to be dressed in something other than tracksuit bottoms or leggings for an hour or so. And I'm very grateful for all the messages and tweets and texts. Thank you - I'll be back to full strength soon if I keep with the programme of physio, pain relief, rest and gentle walking. Meanwhile, I've a couple of new books to read while I rest - sent by my Godmother today. She knows me so well! She also sent me the Coco Chanel movie - looking forward to watching it later.