My dear readers, I have been having fun. Oh such fun!
My Dutch friend has been visiting me. Well that's big fun I'm itself! And I'm sure she won't mind me telling you this but she did bring a rather large amount of clothes for 3.5 weeks ... maybe she's staying?!!
She confessed to having been on a bit of a spending splurge this summer "because I've seen so much I've actually LIKED", was her explanation.
"I've been quite restrained" I muttered.
Now hold that thought.
I've been attempting to step out of my neutral comfort zone lately and have been fooling around with coral, though had not found much choice in my local M&S store.
See previous attempts with the colour here ...
Well fast forward to me being let loose in a UK M&S store and oh the choice that greeted me!
I spied these trousers and slipped them over my arm. (Yes, these really are totally out of character for me)
This slinky top came next.
Then this soft loose jumper.
"Hey TP, come see the little outfit I've put together!" I urged excitedly. For I was. Excited. Super-excited!
Then I realised the coral in the trouser pattern could go either way when it comes to matching. Bright coral or soft orange.
The corals collide.
Like with this soft orange twinset in Cashmilon.
I thought this lot would work so well with my neutral espadrilles.
So then I started thinking in the direction of neutrals.
This was slung on my burdened arm but sadly they only had a size 8, and I am not that lady.
Then these chinos, but in a smaller size to the ones I'd tried on recently (SEE HERE) which were too loose.
And then oh heck, these black neutrals in modal are pretty good staples too ...
And then it just got too messy. With left hand suffering repetitive strain injury from rapid rail-to-arm clothes selection and my right arm feeling definite muscle pain from the mounting burden of all of the above, I retired to contemplate what the heck I was doing. And that's the thought I'd wanted you to hold.
For I guess I've seen a lot that I liked too.
I hope you too liked the selection I've put together. I think it makes quite a nice capsule for summer and going into autumn. I like the coral/orange with the chinos and there are plenty more colours to pick out from the trousers - blue, yellow, berry and, of course, the neutral stone shade.
All of the above are from M&S, a lot at 50% discount right now but many with only size 24 left, and I am not that lady either.
A la perchoine.