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Sunday, 15 May 2022

What I’ve Been Wearing Lately

 Hello my lovelies, 

I do hope you are keeping well. 

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but house and garden are keeping me pretty busy of late, but occasionally I force myself out of my working scruffies and into something half way decent for “my public “!

So here’s a round up of some smarter than scruffy grunge I’ve managed to prise myself in to recently. 

Casually sporting jeans and a stripey top, long cardi and red flatties to just slightly elevate the outfit. 
This may be simple and mundane attire, but at least I’m not wearing paint stained sweatpants! 👏👏👏

In the above pics I’m looking on incredulously as my photographer’s finger dominates every. single. photo. 

. Shamelessly on repeat. 

A variation on my current uniform of blue jeans stripey top and cardi.  Khaki cargoes.  How’s that for innovation?! 

Wore this for brunch with my lovely family. 

After brunch we had a walk around the area. 

Overlooking Portelet Bay. 

The old fort.  Fort Grey.
At high tide this looks like a cup and saucer.  And that’s what we locals call it. 

But the tide was low that day. 

The bay is a mooring space for small boats. 

Another day and another un-blogworthy outfit.

I managed to make up red white and blue combo for our Liberation Day from my transitional stash*. 

The white is subtle, a pretty pearl drop from Guernsey Pearl.

*no, I’m not turning all Insta and fashionista!  It’s still my winter wardrobe but I’m searching out the lighter weights and lighter wash jeans and calling it “transitional”!

And this day I was inspired to write poetry!

. Amidst the work in progress on the old patio I do frolick, 

My heart ♥️ pounds excitedly, it’s positively systolic. 

As, for first time this spring,  I’m with an old friend,

This gypsy top from Primark, and to the The Captains I did wend. 


I thought I’d challenge myself with some rhyming words, apropos of nothing.  I found the above to be quite Bacharach-esque

And here’s an example of Burt’s poetic genius:

🎶 What to you get when you kiss a guy, 

you get enough germs to catch pneumonia, 

after you do he’ll never phone ya,

I’ll never fall in love again. 

Poetry at its BEST !!!

The outfit is everyday, 

the old patio has seen it’s day, but I’m here promoting real life outfits, yet again. 

I’ll post on the #patio-renovation soon.  

The reference to the Captains is a small hotel that has a popular bar which does excellent pub grub.

In the pic above, I’ve just started tucking into my tasty fish cakes. 

@the.captains.hotel #guernsey #guernseypubs #Guernseylife

So ladies , my dressing mojo is coming back in very small baby steps.  I’m hoping summer will give me a boost.  This weekend I’ve been washing all the summer clothes taken out of winter storage.  There’s rather a lot to go through if I am to wear every single item this summer!

That’s my challenge to self. 

I noted that last year and the year before I was wearing summer clothes in April, a month earlier.  This year has been colder and summer slower to fire up.   Maybe we’re heading for the summers of yore when our mums would abide by the old adage “never cast a clout till May is out”

. I wasn’t allowed out of my liberty bodice till June!

A la perchoine ,

Mary xxx. 




  1. That all sounds like really hard work, Mary. No wonder you haven't worried about dressing up. What you did show us was great; I loved the gypsy blouse in particular and your lovely pearl pendant.

    I hope all the hard work is over or almost over now and that you can chill out a bit more...

    1. More work lurking Vronni but you’ve got to break eggs eh.
      Have a great week and thanks for your comment.
      Mary xxx

  2. I love the bright red shoes! So fun to brighten a look and give it that little extra!

    1. Red shoes are such an easy fix to an outfit eh Mireille. Thanks for your comment.
      Mary xxx

  3. I love the red shoes added to your outfits for a pop of colour, and I live in jeans and tees and cosy cardigans in the colder weather. Our weather has been funny here too, although it was a warm autumn and it seemed to take a while for proper autumn weather to arrive. Of course now it's finally cold in the last month of autumn but also unseasonably wet - we are watching out for flooding once again sadly.

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a great weekend. It's another rainy day here.

    Away From The Blue

    1. Oh poor you Mica, there’s still a threat of flooding lurking. Keep safe, and keep dry!
      Mary xxx