Hello my lovelies,
It's so difficult trying to gauge the weather these days - will it be warm and sunny? Or will there be torrential rain to ruin my hair and soak through my ballet pumps? Too windy for a skirt? Too sticky for jeans? What is a girl to do??
This outfit is one way to solve the what-to-wear dilemma: the trousers from H&M are quite light and somewhat looser than jeans so I don't have to worry about them clinging to my legs if it heats up. Up top it's all about layering - I usually add a scarf when I leave the house in case the temperature drops, and the Topshop cardie is a lovely light material that won't leave me too chilly if it rains (which, inevitably, it did a few hours after these pictures were taken). I wore this to meander round Chelmsford for a spot of Cafe Rouge lunch (I love the Croque Saumon) and a wee bit of shopping. I got suckered into buying the new No7 mascara at the till in Boots - review to follow!
Please excuse Henry Hoover crashing my pictures - I did point out later that he kind of matches my shoes! I'm just relieved neither of the dogs made it into the photos, although they were both lurking looking cute (hence why I am looking down in the second photo!). I think they would make excellent bloggers if, you know, they could write. Or wore clothes. Or posed when I asked them to.
Finally, make up for today! I used a smidgen of MAC Studio Fix fluid as it makes me look a bit more tanned (and heavens knows I need all the help I can get as there is no way I'll get a tan from the weather here!). I also loaded on the Benefit Bella Bamba and finished the look with a slick of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chance - such a pretty girlie shade! I've been liking a bit of a smoky eye recently, using MAC Bare Study paintpot with Naked Buck in the crease and a bit of eyeliner; I think it makes my eyes look bigger!