It started with sandals...

I never checked the weather, having been lulled into a false sense of summer security over the past week so when I pulled up the blinds just before taking these photos, I got a shock as it was raining!

Jacket - M&S (years old - hard to find a dark collarless denim jacket - this is similar but ££!)
Tan Handbag - FatFace
Necklace - Freedom @ Topshop (old)

So the sandals were never going to work. Cue a quick shoe change, that necessitated a bag change, that necessitated a necklace change (mixed metals are a no-no) and then I preferred the lighter denim in my other denim jacket.
Jeans & Top as before
Black Handbag - Gap (sold out - love this one!)
Denim Jacket - Vero Moda (past season - similar here)

Is it any wonder I'm always rushing to get breakfast into me before I take the kids to school? As it turned out, it absolutely chucked it down on the school run - proper soaked to the skin kind of rain so I was glad to have my trainers on. However, as I type, the sun has come out again so it looks like I'll be collecting the kids in sandals :)

Ah, you've got to love the Irish summer...


Ps I promise I'll not go on about it but I've started a bit of a health kick after getting a shock when I stood on the scales at the weekend. But talk about subliminal messages....yesterday I read 7 More Reasons to Drink Coconut Water - shared by my friend Nicky (who blogs here) and then today, this arrived with a courier...
I'll be honest, I'm not overly fond of the stuff but I'm going to give it a go in the interests of research and to keep me from drinking tea and coffee (with biscuits) during the day. Wish me luck :) x


  1. Love both outfits, Avril. Thanks so much for you tip off about Dale Pinnock. I'll be making some of his recipes very soon! Lynne xx

  2. Good luck with the coconut water - sounds revolting but I guess needs must!!!
    Loving your outfits. I love denim/cream/khaki

  3. This made me laugh Avril, I definitely recognise myself in this post! I'm not a fan of the coconut water by itself either, but I do find it gives a nice taste to smoothies. Lucky you! xx

  4. You don't look like the scales would be in any way frightening! Cocnut water sounds utterly disgusting - will be interesting to hear your feedback:)

  5. It's not just you & Ireland Avril! I've had several similar mornings myself! I'm so over the weather its not funny! I love those M&S jeggings & I quite like coconut water too! Andrea x


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