Sunday, 23 December 2012

Parlez-vous anglais?

You could be forgiven for thinking that I had fallen off the face of the earth this past week. I was diagnosed with whooping cough on Monday and have been feeling very ill and sorry for myself all of this week. I have barely been outside, in fact, and so when it came to getting dressed this morning, I wanted something comfy and cosy that I didn't have to think about as Mark and I picked up the last few bits for Christmas - exciting! :D

Jacket: La Redoute via charity shop, playsuit: My Yard, top: New Look, tights:Tesco, shoes: Office, glasses: Gok Wan at Specsavers 
 I wrote about how versatile this playsuit is around this time last year and I think this just proves that it can be worn during the day too! I picked up this rather lovely jacket  in a charity shop in Ludlow and it is actually part of a suit set, although I have to confess I am yet to wear the skirt with it. For such a light jacket, it is surprisingly warm and the charcoal grey goes with my entire wardrobe. Not bad for a measly £12! I have never worn anything from La Redoute before but I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for more French bargains...
  

I was definitely inspired by 'toutes les choses fran├žais' when I got dressed  (can you tell that I have a French A level?!) and this Breton top added an extra layer of warmth. I always find that French women look very elegant but I felt a bit like a children's TV presenter in this outfit, I think it was the mix of the stripes with the brighter colour of the playsuit?! 



Wearing my new 'Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Lilac Wine (655) which I got free along with some other bits and pieces thanks to spending over £15 replenishing my favourite everyday mascara. It is a gorgeous shimmery purpley pink (funnily enough) which I think would suit most skin-tones and I can see this becoming a nice everyday lipstick...

 Outtake of the day: approval for the lipstick whilst falling over.


I have had this song in my head all day- I love me a bit of Marmaduke Duke!

Are you ready for Christmas? Do you prefer to be elegant or fun?
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12 comments

Peacock's Hat said...

Good choice of mascara- it's my absolute favourite as well! Doesn't make them spiders or clumsy at all. love the stripes and the red together, and your glasses are gorgeous, I wish I could pull off such big frames!

Sarah said...

Love this outfit! Hope you're feeling better
x

howvintage said...

I love the playsuit and better yet, I love that you teamed it with stripes! Self confessed stripe lover over here! I hope you're feeling better anyway, bless you, that doesn't sound pleasant :(

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daisychain said...

Gorgeous girl.

I hope you are starting to feel better by now,
we've had several confirmed cases of whooping cough diagnosed through work this month (and countless this year) but most have said once they start treatment they soon feel much better!

xx

Ella said...

I hope you are feeling much better now! Love the layering here, lovely! xx

Gem said...

I've got loads of playsuits that I only ever wear in the summer. Need to get a vest underneath them and some tights I think :) Love the layering x

Sherin said...

Hope you're feeling much better! I love the way you've layered up the playsuit for the winter.

jamie-lee said...

Hope you are feeling better girl! Loving the way you wore the playsuit, I almost thought it was a dress! The colour is gorgeous, and so perfect for Christmas z

LilyLipstick said...

I love this playsuit. I usually think of playsuits as summer outfits but what a great idea to layer it up. Hope you are feeling better :) x

Harriet said...

Oh no poor you! Hope you are feeling much recovered in time for Christmas!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I think you look fantastic in your new glasses, they suit you so much! Hope you have an absolutely gorgeous Crimble, and I hope you're much better now as well ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Vintage Reflection said...

You look lovely, I'm digging that stripe tee and I hope your feeling better!! x

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