Comfort Dressing

 Well hello, sorry about that week long outfit absence. First it was the never-ending rain (which is still quite present but more showers than constant at least) and then i came down with the worst cold i’ve had in years. Im still full up with it to be honest, and it took every ounce of will power to get dresses and put make up on this morning, but after doing it i did feel a teensey bit better. Less scary looking at least and able to face the shops for some food and supplies. But now i am back to blogging from bed as im drained…in need of a cup of tea i reckon!

Im still pretty fuzzy in the head department, you know that fog that comes down and surrounds your brain with a cold? So outfit had to be a no brainer, easy and cosy. I’ve had this chevron cardigan years and its retro colouring is just such a great statement in itself that it doesnt need a lot more, so i just literally went with some flared high waisted jeans (which incidentally, will be there last wear from me:( ) And some comfy wedge booties. 

The hat was to try and hide my puffy face and bags under the eyes …i have felt so so rough… i want my mum and obligatory chicken noodle soup that is a necessity when poorly.

The jeans will be going on to the ebay/sell pile as they are now too big and had to be safety pinned at the back. i didnt actually realise how much weight i’d lost to be honest. Obviously i counted those little pounds going down on the scales but its only now that i put these jeans on and remembered how tight they were previously that i can see the actuality of it.  Having lost nearly 2 stone (28 pounds, 12.7kg ) i feel great and so much healthier  (normally… stupid head cold..grrr), but i may gave to make a few replacements in some new jeans

Thanks so much for all your money saving tips, advice,encouragement. Its definitely on over here!! We are starting our disney fund for sure. In the mean time though we have managed to get a great little deal of a break for the october half term for all of us. We are going to stay in Cornwall for 4 nights in a luxury caravan. The kids love caravan holidays and the park looks lovely so i’m excited to get away with them and have fun! I hope the weather will be dry so we can do lots of woodland walks and go to the beach and eat fsh and chips and  scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam…YUMMERS! Cornwall is one of my most favourite places, have you ever been?

Well thats enough from me, how are you?

Cardigan: Monsoon (old)

Jeans: Very (old)

Boots: Primark

Hat: Next 



  1. September 22, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    I hope you get to feeling better, Rachel! I wonder if airmail could deliver chicken and dumplings? That's my go-to feel better food! You look lovely despite your cold. I love the cardigan.

  2. September 22, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    Ahh, your weight loss is so inspiring! I've been so on and off with slimming world, but it seems to be nothing but success for everyone else so I think I should actually follow it properly! Love your outfit- very 70s 🙂 hope you feel better soon!xx

  3. September 22, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    I love your outfit. And as someone who is coming down with a cold, a simple outfit seems ideal too!

  4. September 22, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    I hope you soon feel better. I've had a cold this week and that coupled with morning sickness and a 60 hour working week mean I haven't had a chance to blog! I have so many posts I want to publish! Congrats on your weight loss. That's amazing! X

  5. September 22, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Hope you're feeling better soon Rachel. Your outfit is so cool. Very stylish, yet fun and casual. Love the cardi in it's bright and bold colors. And I love your shoes. They look very comfi yet kinda elegant.

    Get better soon sweetie.

  6. September 22, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    Well, you don't look fuzzy in the brain…you look vibrant and beautiful!! The colors are great way to look warm. Have a wonderful week!!

  7. September 22, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    I love the pattern of that sweater! And it sounds like you have a little bit of shopping for new jeans to do!

  8. September 22, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    You look wonderful, though I am sorry to hear of the dreaded head cold. Congrats on the weight loss, and now having to shop for some new things : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  9. September 22, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    Amazing cardigan, just Loove the whole look

  10. September 23, 2013 / 4:26 am

    Can colds be passed over the net? I've been down with one this last week too, but it sounds like you got it worse. :o( I'm on the mend now, hope you are too.

    Wow that cardigan can hold its own! Best.Colors.Ever.

  11. September 23, 2013 / 4:46 am

    Love your look! The hat really tops it off!

  12. September 23, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Comfort is everything to me.. no matter how pretty is an outfit if itis not comfy, it is a no go for me. I LOVE your cardigan, great buy!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  13. September 23, 2013 / 11:53 am

    This outfit is lovely, I really like the 1970s style. Hope you feel better soon, you don't want to be poorly on holiday!

    Maria xxx

  14. September 23, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    I can see how big your jeans are…….well done on the weight loss! You do look poorly though (from the bug not the weight loss), i hope you feel loads better soon xxx

  15. September 23, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    That jean style is adorable.

  16. September 23, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    Love every bit of this down to the boots! I am a huge chevron fan.

  17. September 23, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    Oh hope you feel better and have a good time down in Cornwall – know what you mean about the rain. Love the retro feel to this outfit and you always look amazing in those hats 🙂

    Just popping over from Funday Monday
    Laura x

  18. September 24, 2013 / 1:50 am

    That sweater is amazing and I am so glad you still have it. I love your whole ensemble. Too bad you were so sick. Get all better, k?

  19. September 24, 2013 / 2:26 am

    I absolutely love this whole outfit, especially the hat! I'm a hat girl too 😉

  20. September 24, 2013 / 3:37 am

    You look wonderful, sick and all! I hope you feel better soon.

    That sweater is really cute. I love the colors! You just reminded me that I need to wear my black hat just like yours!

  21. September 24, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Really cute outfit. You are giving off a 70's vibe.

  22. September 25, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    those shoes! love them, so perfect for early fall. we are sitting here in southern cal feeling the 90 degree weather still and i'm really starting to yearn for sweaters seeing all these cute one's everyone is starting to wear. 🙂
    have a great week!

  23. September 28, 2013 / 3:58 am

    Sorry about your cold! That sucks! Hope you feel better soon 🙂 Love your cardigan!

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