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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Hobbling into Spring in Cream and Black


Hi my loves.  How are you? I hope you are enjoying your day.
It probably comes as absolutely no surprise that our little heatwave has now moved on to beaches new.  We have now returned to spring's low-teens temps with mostly sunny days and the occasional grey day.  Yes, we Brits do obsess about the weather - you may have noticed?


I was out last night, meeting up with Sis and girlie cousins.  Yup, what to wear?


No hair-tugging deliberations - I wore this.
It's simples really.  
1. I happen to love cream and black.  
2. I have a new lacy camisole from Next which is totally rocking my world.  
3. I have Next bikers which needed an airing.
And 4. As The Photographer is now happy to offer the odd photo shoot and fashion views service, it was an opportunity to try out variations on a cream and black theme.


Zara "gold" asymmetric top, with Next bikers and Gabor Polyanna boots*.
A black, cream and white plaited belt from Peacocks.  I added it really to rile TP, for anything I wore after my sack-tied-in-the-middle look was just bound to get his approval!




Me: What do you think, TP?


TP: Fine, but without the belt [as it looks like a sack-tied-in-the-middle].  (I know him so well!).


Me: Is this better?


Me:  Without the belt?


TP: Yes, that's more like it.  Wear that. 


Me: Oh but I just must try this lacy/biker column with my fave slouchy Windsmoor cardi.


TP: Why?


Me: Come on, you've got to love this?!


TP: No.



Me: Well, how about a slouchy jumper?


Me: Is this any better?


TP: No.


Me: Why "no"?  
TP: There's something "not right" about it.  Try the first one again.


TP: Yes, that's the one.  Now let's get out of here.



Me: OK, but let's finish this off with the obligatory leoprint draping.
TP: We're now going to be late! [huff, puff, ggrrrrr!]


And there you have it, the screenwriter's version of how I choose  TP chooses my outfit.
I like TP to engage with my outfits.  But only occasionally.
I seem to remember from previous posts that a lot of you don't.  You prefer not to give your other half a say in the outfit process.  Am I right?  Or am I wrong?


*I've reverted to socks and boots for a few days.  I did the usual thing during our surprise heatwave last weekend and wore shoes and sandals with bare feet and walked those little feet off in the baking sun.  Yup, I'm now dealing with countless foot problems - why oh why do I NEVER learn?

Do you have a tried-and-tested programme to introduce your feet to the change of temperature and footwear?  Or are you like me?  Do you throw yourself excitedly into summer's sandals without a thought of the suffering  that you know invariably follows?



A la perchoine.



Coming up


I review THIS book and film:


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.jpgThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Poster


I try out this dress:



34 comments:

  1. I obsess over the weather too. The weather is such a mood setter for me, it's like is today going to be a good day, or a bad day, haha! I like to go straight into my sandals without a care in the world!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. Yes, you're so right, the weather is a real mood-setter. But oh my dizzy aunt, Brooke, I'm well-jeal that you can slip straight into sandals. All these start of summer foot problems must be an age thing (insert very sad faced emoji). Hugs, my lovely, and thanks for popping in, x.

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  2. Great post and some great looks as well. Lovely to read that TP is back on form with his comments.

    Just tipping my toe in the water with turquoise (not being far from blue) and coral for summer.

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    1. Awww, thanks so much Christy. TP had a giggle at your comment about his comments!
      Now I'm liking the sound of all this turquoise and coral, it sounds so summery and I just wish I could see your selection. Don't 'spose you've got an IG account?
      Have a wonderful week, my dear, hugs x.

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  3. Love your writings; I am careless about what I wear on my feet and suffer for it. Mostly I go barefoot at home and am not looking forward to having to wear shoes/boots when our endless summer finally decides to head north.

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    1. I'm so flattered Pieta, I had such fun writing this that TP popped up to see what all the giggling was about!
      Oh, your endless summer sounds so wonderful from where I'm sitting, but I guess eventually really hot and humid weather, day in and day out, starts to make one feel a bit weary, but in a nice way.
      Wishing a cooler days ahead, happy last few days of April to you, my lovely, x.

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  4. Ooo, I love the outfit that TP picked. Very pretty. But I do like the belt. I have not broken out my summer clothes yet.. we are still having a few chilly days. Soon!

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    1. Yes, didn't he do well! I liked the belt too because it brought in all the colours (and I thought it moved the eye away from my tubby tummy!) Hope you get some warmer days soon. Wishing you a happy rest-of-April, my lovely, x.

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  5. Well, TP was right on all counts. The first outfit was fabulous and no belt needed. I don't usually get my husband's opinion but that is because he doesn't have much fashion sense and doesn't really say much when asked. I'm good on my own. But if he had a good eye for something I'd certainly ask, like our sweet TP he KNOWS.
    I'm guessing the cardi was just a little too sex pot for his taste? Maybe he would choose that one if you were staying in wink-wink!
    Love ya sweet friend!
    Hugs,
    Kellyann

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    1. Oh my, I'm LOLing right now, the bit about the cardi. Hilarious. I'm going downstairs to ask him right after I've finished this comment. No, better still, I'll get him to read it out loud!
      Apropos the fashion views, you will read above that most of them are monosyllabic ... No. But at least it's a view eh. You should test out Brian now and then maybe and see what he comes up with.
      Hugs from your sex pot sista ... nooooo, I mean your plain ole sista Mary The Pout! X.

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  6. Oh my gosh, Mary!!! The commentary between you and TP had me just about rolling. Y'all are a hoot!!! I have to agree with him though, that was the look my friend. Definitely worthy of an outing!! XOXO

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    1. Well, Lisa, I'm so pleased the post has gone down well with you guys because I had one amazing hoot writing it. It's pretty much typical of dialogue during any photo shoot - I try to engage him when I feel he's quickly getting bored, my side of the conversation is upbeat, his is taciturn.
      Thanks for liking the outfit, I felt the bee's knees.
      Hugs, my friend, x

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    2. Thanks for linking with us for Fabulous Friday too!!!

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    3. You are mega amounts of welcome !! X.

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  7. I think TP did well - I have to agree with his advice about the belt, although I did love that big cardi too! and yes, the scarf was your signature finishing piece, brava! I'm opting for trainers (of the fancy kind) during this transitional time. Silver ones are my current favourites.

    Have a lovely weekend sweetie!
    Anna x

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    1. Hi Anna, thanks for your comments my lovely and yup, the boy did good! Oh if I had glam silver trainers right now I'd been slipping into them, I was awake from 2 am Sunday with the pain - you think I'd learn from that but watch this space this time next year!
      Wishing you much weekend happiness under the Tresco Sun, hugs x.

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  8. I think the slouchy cardigan looked brill!

    I also think we have the same trunk at the end of our bed...

    Stay warm and dry, Mary, the weather is horrible.
    xxx

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    1. Aw, thanks Vronni. I'm thinking to wear it tomorrow night when I go out with my sibs.
      How spooky about the trunk. I'm doing a slow-burn mini make over of that guest room and am toying with painting the chest a blue/grey. It's been a stripped chest for about 30 years, after all, maybe time for a change. We'll see ...
      Yes, weather miserable, no walk for me today, tomorrow looks better. Hope you manage to get out this weekend, hugs my friend, x.

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  9. You look fantastic. I especially love the "Is this better?" shot, leaning against the wall. So confident and gorgeous. Go, Pout!

    I ask my beloved husband for outfit advice, too. He has a great fashion sense and can see stuff that I somehow miss in my color and piece combos.
    Oh, and I don't wear sandals at all. Not for the last 5 years and running. Summers are mostly trainers with thin socks and kitten heel pumps when I need to get fancy. I have yet to find sandals that don't rub in wrong places or have support that feels comfortable.

    Hope your weather cooperates!

    Julia

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    1. Oh Julia, you are so kind. I'm so pleased to hear that your hubby is giving you some great styling advice. Wow!
      And oh, the foot issues, eh.
      I love the "get fancy" bit, are you from New Zealand? I described my cat (Persian) to a new Zealander once, she listened then said wisely "hmmn, a fancy cat".
      Hope you pop back again soon,
      Hugs my dear, x.

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  10. TP is a hard one to please! I love the Windsmoor waterfall cardigan. And the belt looks fine!

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    1. Oh Gail, you are so right. We've been out tonight and I tried sneaking the Windsmoor in but no chance, I ended wearing a denim shirt!
      Hugs, my friend, hope your weekend is going well, x

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  11. I do ask my hubby his opinion too---it's nice to get a second pair of eyes on our outfits!! And I do love the end result!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Ahhh, Jodie, another brave lady! Hugs, x

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  12. You are always so funny! Yes, I love the first (and last) the best too! Is this the new guest room you wrote about on my blog? It looks nice!

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    1. Thanks, Any, I aim to spread a little fun to Blogland! Yes, it's the guest room, it's still work in progress but it's getting there. Hugs, x.

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  13. Loved the banter with TP. I think my favourite look is the sweater without the belt.

    SSG #continentaldrift

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    1. Thanks muchly, SSG , and apologies for my late reply, I've only just spotted a whole chunk of comments on this post! Hugs, x.

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  14. TP has got it spot on here Mary! Although I do like the outfit with the Winsmoor cardi too. I always ask for approval of my outfits But if I like it I don't care what the response is!
    Laurie xx

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, TP will be pleased. I do like your approach to outfit approval! Hugs, x.

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  15. I am a straight into my sandals girl. Of course I do wear flip flops in the house till the snow comes. I do take input from hubby with my clothes.

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    1. Hi Victoria, welcome and apologies for my oversight in replying tardily. You have magic feet, how lucky not to have to go through the painful blister transition period!
      And how useful it is to have hubbys with outfit views, eh?!
      Hugs and hope you pop back soon, x

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  16. I obsess over the weather.. maybe complain during a few times of year ( too cold, too hot)..:-) My hubby would say there is a small window where Jess is happy.. I say, I just like sunshine and cool temps, is that too much to ask?:-) Lovely combo of cream and black, classic! Your scarf looks lovely with this combo!
    Have a great day!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Jess. If you find that utopian climate, please let me know and I'll book myself a ticket! Though living on an island, we miss out on the intense heat and consider 25c to be pretty sweltering! Hugs, x.

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