Thursday, 16 February 2012

wide legs and bowler hats

Hello all you lovelies, Its half term in my house so kids and no work! Its been a bit of a mental week, Valentines day then my step daughter Mia's 9th birthday yesterday. I've had such good intentions to take outfit pics everyday and taken the camera with me on each outing but nada! i hate it when the moment to take pics just doesn't arise! But just to assure you i have been wearing some pretty sweet outfits that included a sailor style jumper, hearts, and reds and pinks (which was meant forEverybody Everywhere but never got done, poo poo poo!!) im sure you will see them at some point.
I've been really trying to utilize what i have in my wardrobe lately, and when i buy new things i am trying to make sure they will go well with something i already have and will remix well. My wardrobe house simply isn't big enough for the amount of clothes i own and keep adding. I have another huge bag to donate today and hopefully ebay a few of the nice pieces to add back in to the shopping funds.
So i have been enjoying my sort out, i can see my bedroom floor which is a bonus! (seriously, i am a messy lady, clothes everywhere!!, i wish i was more of a tidy kinda gal, but so far 27 years has proved otherwise, probably to my husbands dismay!)
I wore this outfit yesterday to Mia's little bday celebrations, she had a lil girlie sleepover at her mums house. She said before everyone came that she had butterflies in her tummy as she was so excited! bless her, oh to be a kid again! :)





Cardi and peter pan collar top: George @ Asda
Wide leg flares: Next 
Bowler Hat: New look sale
Little watch pendant necklace: Primark

I felt able to run around after my mental toddler in this outfit. Sometimes, if im in a pretty dress or skirt i dont feel quite as prepared to go chase him, wipe up food quickly and discreetly or save him from falling off of sofas/ bikes/fireplaces(?!), as quickly as i can do in trousers/jeans. Is that just me? i dunno! maybe im half still trying to cover my modesty in a dress and save a toddler at the same time means im not as snappy. who know. Either way, i was sooo comfy in this and can see me wearing it a lot!! possibly without the necklace as, every time i bent down to pick the little fella up it bopped him square on the head, its got some weight behind it too, poor thing, beaten up my mamas jewellery. call child line! lol!!

anywhooo hope your'e all haveing super smashing weeks. I will see you all shortly.
Take it steady 
Rachel 
x o x


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14 comments

  1. You look great in the wide leg flares. I haven't braved those yet, not sure how it would work on my short frame? Enjoy half term...or at least survive it! xx

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  2. I need to have a massive clear out and ebay session but it's so hard to find the time! I love your trousers xx

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  3. You really suit flares and you're right, I always feel more purposeful and efficient in trousers! x

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  4. How cute are you! Hope you survive half-term and be sure to check out my HYH giveaway :)

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  5. How cute you look! I love the color of your sweater and your hat :) Perhaps you can recycle this outfit for St.Patricks Day

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  6. oooh, this is cute! that green is one of my favorite colors and i love the peter pan collar :) x

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  7. The green touches and the hat is so cute.
    Daphne.

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  8. This is a great outfit - the hat is so quirky and fun!

    I've been trying to utilize my closet more, too - so far this year I've been doing pretty good, I've only purchased a few things! Instead, I've been trying to love the things I already own :)

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  9. Yay you got a bowler, Miss Bowler!!! Suits you perfectly Rachel, knew it would...!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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  10. adorable hat & top! your accessories are super cute as well.

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  11. I'm so excited that you finding my blog led me to yours! I can't wait to check out past posts (when I'm not at work!) I LOVE this outfit! The bowler hat is adorable on you. The little peter pan collar is so cute.
    PS - in response to your question about my shoes. Nope...they aren't Litas. They are imposters :) They were only 30 dollars!

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  12. I loooooove wide leg pants! My sister has some flares that I steal at least once a week. They are amazing.

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