Casual Chic

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Cardigan: Glassons

Trousers: Sportscraft

Shoes: Ziera

When it’s cold and wet I always find myself gravitating towards trousers, rather than my favourite skirts and tights.

These pull-on ponte trousers from Sportscraft are really the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and style. They’re stretchy and soft enough to lounge around in, but the heavy fabric and trouser detailing give them enough formality to be worn in a more professional context.

For casual weekend-wear I teamed it with a boxy striped tee from Country Road and a favourite mustard coloured cardigan. It needed a bit of something-extra, so I added the super simple black bead necklace that I made using this tutorial:

FROCKS&FROUFROUNecklace: DIY

I’m actually kind of loving the shoes at Ziera this season. When did wide-fit comfort shoes get so stylish? I’ve got my eye on a couple of pairs of ankle boots – I’m hoping to replace my Ara Fanny Boots which have never recovered from the salted pavements of New York – and I’m hard pressed to decide between the Lana and the Nebula. The little caramel-coloured booties that I’m wearing today are comfortable for walking, and the oxford/brogue detailing (that you can’t see, because I didn’t take any close-up pictures) is so swank.

A couple of people have asked for a close-up pic of The New Hair, so here we go!

Cropped Haircut - frocks and frou frouI really love it – it’s so easy to wash/dry/style – I’m really glad I took the plunge.

To The Letter

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Top: Uniqlo

Cardigan: Similar here

Skirt: Target (Similar here)

Shoes: Naturaliser

Tights: Em Tee See

Just a quick one before I head off for a long weekend away at the Hall’s Gap Food & Wine Festival with my guy (lucky me!)

I’ve been using this long-sleeved top as a layering piece since I bought it from Uniqlo a couple of months back. It’s not the most flattering fit, but the print is such a killer (especially for someone who works in publishing) that I had to buy it when I saw it.

Layered under vests and pinafore dresses it doesn’t really make much of a statement, so I tried wearing it under a longline cardigan which gives the great typographic print a bigger canvas without it being overwhelming.

The ankle boots were because I’d walked some spectacular blisters into my feet by wearing ill-fitting shoes without any socks. They’re the one pair that I always reach for when my feet are aching, but they don’t have a very flattering effect on my wide-calves, so the opaque tights were a must. 

And just because I like a little touch of whimsy (and a feature back) my tights have adorable little cat faces that peek over the cuff of my boots. 

The tights have come from Em Tee See, who also did my wonderful starry tights. They’ve been designed so that the little cat faces can be worn to the front or the back. 

I’ve worn them both ways, but I really love the little cries of surprise I hear when I’m walking away…

Meow!

Cat Tights - Frocks & Frou Frou