Thursday, 7 February 2013

Mum on the Run - All change! Time for a (daytime) dress so I'm calling on the Whistles Isabella

"Time for a change" I thought this morning when I woke up. It's been trousers all the way of late so today I decided to break the habit and to wear a dress instead. Tomorrow it's going to be a skirt. I know! Radical or what?!

This Whistles drop waist dress (hugely reduced in the sale the last time I looked) is a good day time dress for me - warm, loose enough to get a couple of layers underneath and with a decent length to it. It ticked the right boxes for the styling work that I was doing today too.

The scarf was a Christmas present from my Mum. It's an M&S scarf with swans printed on it and the bag you have all seen before lots of times. I was using it yesterday for work as it's a good size to get everything in. As I was home late last night I didn't have time to swap it before heading out this morning but it worked fine so that was OK.

I also wore my faithful Boden spotty coat which I bought 11 years ago. A lady came up to me when I was working and asked me where I had got it from. She absolutely loved it and was desperate to have one. When I explained that it wasn't available any more because it was so old she said "Ah, that's why it's so lovely. It's antique. You look like an antique in it." Hmmm. That's a new one to add to the list!

For those who have asked about the bag before, I checked at Orla Kiely, Bicester, when I was there on Saturday but this particular one isn't available any more. They thought that the style was called "Ivy" but I have a feeling, from looking at the clutch style that I have, that it's called "the coloured ring" something or other in "sky." There are similar styles in different colours or there's a bag from Radley that I have seen in pretty much the same colour. However it's not online so I will make some enquiries with Radley and try and bring a pic to you. Just in case anyone would like one!