Town and Country


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 Cardigan: Glassons

Top: Uniqlo

Trousers: Lagamta

Boots Miz Mooz

It’s been a while since I reviewed my first piece from the Lithuanian fashion company Lagamta, but I mentioned in my previous post that I’d also received a pair of custom-sized trousers. These are them, the “Frostbitten” wool trousers.

Like my Fireside dress, it’s been made beautifully from a herringbone wool blend. Also like the dress, the trousers are unlined, so I’ve layered them over a pair of tights.

They’re a cunning cut, based on a pair of traditional riding breeches, with deep pockets and pleated folds at the hips which create a bit of a draped effect.

The legs are tapered, and the designers give each size a corresponding calf measurement (hurrah!) and add on their blog post that if your measurement exceeded that, then they would alter the fit accordingly.

I think they’re a style that probably would suit a taller lady better than they do me, but there’s a nice country-casual feel to them. I wore them on my trip down to Rye a few weeks ago, and they felt like the perfect weekend wear for tramping around the countryside, then curling up in front of a wood stove in the evening with a mug of hot chocolate.

Grey Gardens

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Dress: Kayemkay

Cardigan: Uniqlo

Tights: Walmart

Boots: Miz Mooz

This winter I seem to be wearing a lot of loose-fitting layers, and focussing more on comfort and volume in my outfits than my usual 50′s style frocks and fitted silhouettes .

My trend towards a more contemporary style is probably down to the fact that it’s been a good year for tights (BigW has had a great range of knit tights with interesting patterns and textures) and I think I’ve finally cracked the ankle-boot+wide-calf equation (the secret is having a bit of volume around the mouth of the boot).

I’ve got a few long cardigans in my wardrobe now, but I couldn’t resist adding this snuggly grey number when I saw it in Uniqlo recently. It looks great layered over the light floral dress from Kayemkay. Add fleece-lined tights and ankle boots and you’ve got a warm outfit that’s as stylish as it is comfortable.

I spent most of Saturday curled up in my sunroom with Suki on my lap, reading and mainlining cups of tea. Because the dress doesn’t crush at all (and somehow manages to also be cat-fur repellant) when the time came to leave for dinner all I had to do was relocate my lap warmer, dust myself off, and walk out the door. Then come back IN the door, get my umbrella, and leave again.

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I wore it with my Made By Emily Green necklace, which added just the right amount of soft colour. I’m loving this season’s pastel palettes, but I think I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I just can’t wear them as successfully as I’d like to.

This braided side bun hairstyle is getting a lot of mileage at the moment as my hair’s starting to get a bit too long for most of my other favourite up-dos. Definitely time for a trim (or a whole new style?).

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Stay tuned for my next hair tutorial! It looks way more complicated than it is.