Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Perfect Accessory


What better way to brighten up a rainy day than with a cute toddler-sized Hello Kitty umbrella?! Ha ha, I have a feeling Emilia wouldn't be too happy if she knew I had borrowed this...and this wasn't the first time either! Though I actually think it adds a fun pop of colour to an otherwise monochrome outfit. Apologies for the recycled bottom half of this look (see yesterday's post) but to be completely honest it's a wonder I'm even dressed at all today what with last night's crazy partying! I use this term verrrry loosely - and totally relative to parents with small children...to us sleep-deprived parents a night out in London (without alcohol) is pretty wild!! We even took the tube...almost gave up, used about twelve different apps, route planners, journey mappers alongside Google maps to do it but we succeeded. We are HARD CORE Londoners, I tell you! 

Onto the outfit...it's pretty basic (when aren't they!?) and I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this cardigan. On the one hand, I'm not sure if the shape/fit does me any favours when I look in the mirror yet I love how it shows up on camera and in pictures. It was a present from my mum, about 2 years ago - the brand is Senes Paris. I can't find any information about the brand online - I'm sorry! :( My top is just a basic black long-sleeve from Vila, the jeggings are from ASOS (5 years ago) and my boots are by Whistles. The umbrella is from H&M if you're interested, ha ha! Aaaaand I've just realised I basically wore this exact same outfit for Easter 2013...oops!!

xoxo
Anna

Monday, November 24, 2014

Evening in London


Finally, some sunshine again! I can't tell you how relieved I was to not see rain today. Especially because we are going out tonight! So this is more like my outfit of the evening...we are going to Zoe's book launch (in fact, by the time this post goes live we should already be there!) and I wanted to wear something a little bit more dressed up but still comfortable & warm...who am I kidding this isn't remotely warm, in fact I almost turned into an icicle while taking these pictures. But here's what I came up with! I also plan on throwing a big scarf around my neck before we go. I'm wearing a polka dot flowy camisole which I got 4 years ago from Amity Cork. I layered it under a black collarless Vila blazer which I got about 2.5 years ago. I'm also wearing black jeggings from ASOS (these are ancient too...possibly 5 years old and one of my first ASOS purchases!) and my Whistles wedge boots.

I curled my hair with my Tigi curling wand (most recent tutorial here), on my lips is Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick #200B Rose Thé and my nails aren't painted yet...but all going to plan hopefully they will red by tonight! Emilia & Eduardo are feeling much better, thank goodness. Thank you for all your well wishes! They woke up this morning looking a lot healthier so I am hoping this cold/cough/sore throat just runs its course! Emilia even wanted to get involved in these outfit pictures which is a rarity at the moment! She is wearing the sweetest little poodle top/tutu ensemble from The Children's Place. Her tights and slippers are from The Children's Place too and she is wearing a bow/headband from Layniebug Designs.

I'm actually really looking forward to a night out with no kids (how horrible does that sound...oh, the guilt!) especially since we are making the most of it and having dinner out too...although let's be honest, I'm actually counting down the hours till dessert. I just hope I don't freeze to death in the meantime. Unfortunately I intend on carrying a ridiculously tiny pre-babies Moschino flap bag with me...if only changing bags were acceptable evening wear! I could have stuffed a spare woolly jumper inside.

xoxo
Anna