Stripy Legs

Some days a bit of sparkle is just what you need. This jumper has the cutest sequin Peter pan embroided collar and was definitely a nice welcome to a very stressful day. Sparkle makes everything better, don’t you think?

 I recently added these wonderfully stripy tights to my ever growing tights collection and i just love them. They’re the wooly thick type and so comfy and cosy, i can’t wait to wear them again, they’re fun for the legs 😉
Add on top of that my trusty old red duffel and i was good to go! Another coat from the collection (Jeez i have a lot of “collections” haha, this is just code word really for shockingly excessive hoarder!).
And then the skirt that has already 3 remixes on the old bloggero… its definitely earned it’s ranking in to my hall of clothing favourites.

So in real life (as opposed to blogging life) right now we’re on a bit of a roller coaster ride. Our whole lives are about to turned upside down and its so nerve-wracking. It’s bizarre how stress can effect people isn’t it. I like to look for the little things to keep me going, like a nice outfit to get dressed into in the morning or a little shopping to ease the soul. Stripy tights, sequin collars  and red lipstick are another coping mechanism i guess. these things put a small smile on my face even when the world is tough! 


How do you cope with stress? Any tips for me?

 So folks we are more than half way and that feels good. I am looking forward to seeing my Sister this weekend (Happy Birthday lovely sis) and have scones with clotted cream and jam…mmmmm. Simple pleasures, right?!

Tights & Boots: next

Sequin Peter Pan collar sweater: Katsumi via Ebay (£5!)

Red Coat: Matalan (maybe 3 years ago)






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  1. January 30, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Oooho, I adore the stripy tights- really nice shades too! How do I cope with stress? Well, the honest answer is, I usually panic like hell and then pray! I tend to pray for a clear mind, the solution and that it will work out well and I will know what to do! Other than that, I am a hopeless case if coping on my own!x

  2. January 30, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    Cant wait to see you too and give that handsome nephew of mine a big sqeeze!!!

    Chin up my sis, you're doing great x x x x

  3. January 30, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I love these tights, they are the nanny from the muppets in a very chic and elevated way! When I am stressed I take my ipod and leave my phone and lap around my neighborhood because even if my mind is still frenetic, it is not distracted.

    x
    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

  4. January 30, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Those stripy tights are amazing – I love woolly tights. Dressing up in something you love can definitely make a day easier, but I'm just as big a fan of that moment at the end of the day when you take your make-up off, have a bath and put on some comfy pjs as well. It's that point when I know I can relax. You look lovely here, red is definitely your colour. Hope stuff calms down soon xo

  5. January 30, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    I love this outfit, those tights put a smile on my face too! Thanks 🙂 I shop when I am stressed which is now banned until 1st March (I am on a Non-Shopping challenge, agh help!) so I need to find another way to destress!!

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend
    Giveaway Post >>> bakeglueandtrend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/love-dress-giveaway.html

  6. January 30, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    You look lovely! I think it always helps to dress in something that makes you feel good and even some bright colors, to help ease the stress of life. Hope life becomes a little less stressful for you soon 🙂

    xx
    sophie

    http://theforgestyle.blogspot.com

  7. January 30, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    i really, really love your stripey tights, and how you paired them with the boots! also, i wish you luck with your stressful situation… i totally understand how that can feel. xx

  8. January 30, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Um I reeeeeeeeaaaaallly love this outfit – those tights are amazing!

    It'll be OK hun, just put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Big hugs,

    E xx

  9. January 30, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    Stay Strong! I love your look today, beautiful skirt and adorable tights! They're so fun!

  10. January 31, 2013 / 1:34 am

    Those tights are so fun! I'd say I cope with stress in a similar way. Dressing up and making sure I keep doing the things that I love helps to keep the mood up. I also took up running last year and that's helped my stress level a lot.

    xo Ashley

  11. January 31, 2013 / 3:01 am

    Oh my I love every single part of this outfit. The sweater, that beautiful red jacket and those adorable striped tights. I would like a copy of each in my closet please 🙂

  12. January 31, 2013 / 8:24 am

    You look so pretty – love the jumper and tights!

    Have the loveliest day,
    -Kati

  13. January 31, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    wow this is fabulousness from head to toe! i´m obsessed with patterned tights so i love those and your boots! and the bright red coat is a dream piece! you look so beautiful!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

  14. January 31, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    What a perfectly tailored and versatile skirt! Love the tights too, so fun 🙂 Have you ever tried yoga? It helps me manage stress everyday!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

  15. January 31, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Hah, I wish I had some good advices, since I'm quite stressing out too in this period, but I have none -_- so, uhm, I guess I can only empathyze.
    Changing subject that skirt looks lovely on you! I love the color, it goes with everytjhing <3 and those tights, oh my! I love anything with stripes so no wonder I adore them!
    My blog: Life Is A Romantic Poem

  16. January 31, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    Love love LOVE the tights! On the search now for some in the US. 🙂

  17. January 31, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    You look lovely : ) To combat stress I write things down (so I'm not worrying about them) talking to a friend or loved one, and if I need to relax I read a good book or have a hot bath and a bit of 'me' time xx

  18. February 1, 2013 / 4:44 am

    I'm really loving your blog right now! That sweater is wonderful, really wonderful! Also, I'm horrible at coping with stress–I usually end up in the fetal position, crying. Hah! So best of luck to you with that 🙂

  19. February 1, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    LOVE these tights, they are such fab colours! Hope things calm down for you soon, I tend to watch girly films and take long baths!

    Maria xxx

  20. February 1, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    Love the tights, i have a collection too! haha!
    This is a sweet outfit
    To relieve stress, i do yoga, run on the treadmill, shop, eat chips (crisps for you), dress up, look at blogs, smile…
    Hope everything goes smoothly for you Rachel
    Have a great weekend

    Ariane xxxx

  21. February 1, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    You look so pretty! I love your stripy tights- I wish I had more patterned ones, my collection is mostly colors. I hope things get better for you soon!

  22. February 3, 2013 / 12:34 am

    I love sequins you know that! Do you have my email Rachel? I can send you some relaxation mp3s and stuff. I'm sorry you are stressed xoxo

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  23. February 4, 2013 / 2:22 am

    You look gorgeous in these photos!! I saw that exact sweater at a shop in the mall the other day and wanted it SO bad! Ugh, I still do! And it looks so lovely on you! I love the striped tights too. Hang in there girl, I know how stressful it can be sometimes!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  24. February 8, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Those tights are the CUTEST! Love love love your cozy sweater, red lipstick is gorgeous on you, and I hope everything turns out OK…stress sucks!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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