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Wednesday 15 August 2018

WIW Wednesday

So I continue my week playing my "as if" game.  Acting as if I'm a professional blogger with a posting schedule.  As if! I hear you exclaim, for you know full well that consistency is definitely not my forte.  But hey, I'm a hobby blogger who fits in her posts around her busy pensioner's life!

So, it's Wednesday and of course you've popped in to the blog expecting pics of what I wore the previous week … don't I always post that each and every week, consistently (haha, having fun with this role play!).  Joke!
But seriously folks, I thought it would be nice to do a post of what I wore each day for a week.  It's a good discipline for me to take regular shots and I hope you enjoy it too.

I was without The Photographer, so it was selfies all the way, every day.

Day 1 - Tuesday

Took TP into hospital for open surgery.

Ultra Violet cardi, white skinnies, pewter sandals and multicoloured beads (all M&S) and a V T from Peacocks.

I played around with my Accessorize silk scarf.

A beautiful scarf takes a plain outfit to a whole new zingy level.

Day 2 - Wednesday

Continuing with colour, it was cool enough for a twinset.
This ultra soft Cashmillon set was bought in the M&S sale.
Only a bigger cardi size was left available - so I'm calling it a slouchy fit, but truth is it's just too big!

The s/s sweater is nearer to size.

I'll tell you this scarf's story in another post.

Day 3 - Thursday

(Clearly an updo is mandatory when wearing orange!)

H&M linen drawstring skirt and Wallis cami under slouchy orange cardi.
I'm so pleased I bought these skirts in both stone  and white 15+ years ago, I have had so much use out of them.  They're like little playmates who I hang out with in the school summer holidays and our friendship deepens with every year.

That scarf again!  It goes so perfectly with this soft orange colour.

Something happened to this outfit in hospital.  That's for another post.

I hooked out this necklace and earring set a few weeks ago to wear with my pink dress.  Turns out it goes with orange too!  I'd fretted a little about jewellery to go with my soft orange and it's not a colour I've worn since 1967, but rather magically, the colour of the outfit is reflected in the cubes.

Day 4 - Friday

Next aqua asymmetric top, white Peacock bottoms.

Cashmere cardi, Jones of New York, bought 2009 in Arizona.

Top tip.  Buy cashmere in a hot place, they really knock the price down as they don't get a lot of buyers for woolly cardis, strangely.  I got this one for £17 in Macy's knockdown sale!

I had a hygienist appointment that day and she commented on this top and was really surprised that it comes from Next.
I like to keep my hygienist happy and always dress smartly for her.

(Bought TP a couple of pairs of shorts PJs whist I was in town, perfect for the hot ward.  Must share them with you, he loves them!)

Day 5 - Saturday

I eased off the colour on this day.  Perhaps it was my mood (yesterday had been a bad day for our patient), or perhaps it was the weather. 

M&S mum jeans, Woolovers cashmere/merino cardi, Next chunky heels.  T and leather lariat necklace, Peacocks.

And you may just be able to see my Claudia Bradby double pearl earrings in grey and my Wink leather plait bracelet with pearl drop.  Matchy-matchy eh?!.

Day 6 - Sunday

Well, I totally dropped the colour here!  Black silky jersey tunic with chiffon hem and cuffs, 7/8ths chinos, both M&S.
I had Sunday lunch (uber yummy!) with the family before visiting TP.  The day was rainy, so perhaps the rain got to me.

Black/brown/beige pendant, black leather bracelet.

Day 7 -Monday

Got a call from TP telling me he was being discharged!  It's 6 weeks of no lifting, no driving for him … so that's me as designated Slave No 1 for the foreseeable then!

Well I couldn't stay away from Ultra Violet for too long.  Here it is, back again, draped over a sequin graphic T from Peacocks.

Clarks metallic toe flatties.

So I wore this last outfit to pick up TP from hospital.  Technically, the selfies should stop at that point but, you know, I quite like the discipline and I may just pick it up again in a few days.
Perhaps it got me thinking a little more about what I was going to wear, even for those days when I did nothing but sit by a hospital bed for 7 hours!

I've really enjoyed looking back on what I wore and I hope you do too.
Perhaps it's something you fancy giving a go yourself …

A la perchoine.


  1. I love every one of these outfits Mary. the scarves really add the finishing touches to your outfits. I hope all s well with TP xx

    1. Oh you really are too kind, my sweet. My maxim - get a good scarf and the world is your outfit oyster ! TP is doing well, thanks. Hugs, x.

  2. Your selfie game is spot on my stylish sista! I love all the outfits, especially your Saturday jeans and the cashmere cardi. What a great tip too on buying cashmere, I don't own any!
    I hope TP is on the mend, hugs to you both!

    1. Thanks, my dear, my selfie career has launched! You NEED cashmere, even if just to hang in your wardrobe - you can tell Brian I said so 😉.
      TP is loving the hugs you're sending him, BTW, and backatcha with the hugs, x.

  3. Well didn't you just look cute as a button all week. You look so pretty in purples and light blue/greens. I love the simplicity of the white tee and jeans too. Happy Thursday!!! XOXO

    1. Why thank you, my pretty! I've always been a fan of the classic white T with jeans. Backatcha with a happy Friday! Hugs, x.

  4. The light orange really suits you, but oddly I really like Saturday's outfit. I say oddly because usually I am all for color but you look so edgy and at the same time chic in that outfit. You suit colour and neutrals, lucky you! Glad for you TP is on the mend. Enjoyed your outfits post a lot. Always interesting and helpful for me to see real people get stylishly dressed while shopping their closets. Lise

    1. Thanks, Lise, and yes, I liked Saturday too, didn't know why but now you've analysed it for me! And I too love seeing how others make up outfits from what they have; there's a lady I used to follow whole posts a daily outfit, I'll search her out for you and give you the link next time we meet up. Happy weekend, hugs x.

  5. I think you've done an excellent job with your photos, and equally as good a job with your weeks outfits. Love your pretty scarfs, they really make an outfit pop! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    1. Thanks Jacqui, give a selfie week a try when Esther goes on holiday! Happy weekend hugs, x.

  6. Love the soft orange outfits one of my fave colours now after not wearing for years also lime green.

    1. Hi Polly, maybe these are some of your colour analysis hues and it sounds like you're fully embracing them. Happy weekend hugs, x.

  7. Well, well, well. You have impressed me. I haven't worn this many outfits in one week in years. Love them all. I hope TP appreciated your looking so good on your hospital visits. Or were you trying to impress a hot doctor? ;-) Hope your awesome photographer is home and fit as a fiddle.

    1. Oh Susan, we did giggle at the hot doctor bit as we have this ongoing joke that I make an effort with make up and outfits especially for his surgeon, who's quite the lad! TP's good, thanks. Happy Friday, hugs x

  8. Loved every outfit and the scarves were both lovely and added to the outfits you wore with them.

    1. Thanks, Vronni, no pattern mixing but my week oozed colour eh? Talking of scarves I hope you saw my headscarf on my car post, and I'm sporting more headscarfage on instagram today - I had fun!
      Hope you're feeling beautifully relaxed yet invigorated in Ireland.
      Hugs, x.

  9. Love all these outfits on you. I am sure you helped TP in his recovery in having such a stylish visitor.

    1. Aw thanks Christy, and for that reason I make some effort when I visit. Hugs my dear, x