Whatever. Today I don't think they looked so good. I am not ready for elasticated slacks just yet. Now I am not exactly putting 'boyfriend jeans' into that category, but it made me think about why I wear stuff.
Put it this way, after an encounter with said changing room mirror, I came home and changed into a 'skinny' style. And incidentally how odd that when you are far from skinny, that such a style should seem to flatter more than a looser cut?!
At the start of the day...
At the end of the day... Yeah drab I know - but matched my mood.
Without further ado however - here are the pictures of what caught my eye:
(Ooh 'as seen in Vogue' it says on their website, get me!)
(description says 'wide fit', which I didn't notice in the shop - didn't look any different from normal)
M&S Star print scarves £15 - looked better in the flesh. I preferred the burgundy. I apologise unreservedly for my photos - which it transpires, are even worse than M&S's. Nuff said.
M&S jacket - combination of knit (sleeves) and wool felt (the rest) - can't seem to find on website.
Next, my quest for a replacement basic navy sweater continued (so far without success). I tried on 2 in GAP. Neither quite right.
GAP fine merino sweater - £39.95. Hmm. Just not quite right.
The neck and shoulders felt better but I didn't want the looser shape and the side vents. If however, you are on the look out for something similar with a casual feel - this would be an excellent buy.
Not a sweater - a 'hoody' top - but tried anyway while I was in the navy theme. If you're in the market for such an item it's nice. I wasn't. (But tried it anyway. As you do.)
NB Using code GAPSTYLE will give 15% off online at Gap.
Next I went to hunt out the Mint Velvet 'tabard' (yuk to the name) which I blogged about the other day. Turned out it was yuk by name and yuk by nature. A shame. Didn't feel right on me at all. The roll neck was clumsy and didn't sit well. This may of course be in a large part due to the fact that (a) I was feeling yukky and (b) my hair has been cut too short and is hugely annoying me. :-(
However, I may return to this later in the season when (a) my hair has grown and (b) with a bit of luck it might be in a sale. But for now, that's another 'itch scratched' and £69 saved.
I took a few other things into the fitting room while I was at it. This beige knit from Whistles was nice but I've left for now as I don't really need it, was unsure of the crew neck. And of course, ahem, I am trying hard to keep to my minimal wardrobe. (Like that would have figured at all if I decided I needed it!)
Crew necks are too 'boobtastic' for me I fear.
Classic colour and nice feel to it though.
Not shown on my pic or on website - but has nice mini slit detail at side seam.
Liked it for layering - lighter weight than a knit. May return to this...although on the pricy side for what it is... ('wrinkles nose' and sounds like mother).
Tried. Liked. Purchased. :-)
If it feels ok on a 'fat' day - it's IN.
Last but not least, a quick dash to Tesco for their 'Shower shine' - which incidentally is the best on the market. Trust me, I have done extensive research. I now endure Tesco solely for this one item. Don't say I never tell you anything useful.
I had a quick recce in the clothing section hoping to see the denim pencil skirt I blogged about the other day. Didn't find it sadly, but did notice that they had this replica of a leather effect trim top which I bought in Zara last year - almost identical - right down to the brass coloured zip at the back - and for just £8! I didn't have time to stay and investigate any other Zara-like items... but interesting.
Tesco Zara-a-like top - £8 (couldn't find on website yet)
*** Disclaimer ***
I did none of these items any favours today. If you click the links you will see how they are actually meant to look. But sometimes I think it's useful also to see how they look on a short tubby person having a bad day.