Friday, 15 February 2013

Mums on the Run - In wide stripes and H&M necklaces

Last Friday I posted a pic in which I was wearing a new necklace from H&M. It was a bright coral statement necklace which I wore against a coral sweatshirt. I also had it in mind to wear it with black, grey and navy.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be online - although it could be me.
Since then a friend of mine, Sarah, got in touch to let me know that she had bought the same necklace and that she had worn it for her son's fourth birthday party. Here is a great picture of her wearing it complete with a striped top (Gerald Darel) and a rabbit jelly, for a colour block effect. Loving the spotty top in the background too!
I wore my necklace again during the week, strangely also with stripes. When it comes to stripes this season, it's all about the width  - the wider the better. The jumper dress is also from H&M and I bought it last summer.  By sheer fluke it's bang on trend for the season but I'm wearing it  because it's hugely comfortable and great for those days when you feel like letting it all hang out without anyone knowing!

If it's stripes you're after - and I know they're not for everyone - GAP has a couple of blazer options, which I think is a nice way to wear stripes. Blazers pep up a pair of jeans or a plain dress a treat.
The GAP striped ponte academy blazer (£54.95) is a traditional blazer style with a v neck which is a great shape for anyone with a curvier bust, or wide shoulders.

Alternatively, the GAP striped zipped twill jacket (£54.95) is more of a varsity/bomber style jacket, so probably more "the shape of the season".  I've seen this one in store and I have to say, for me it's a bit of a winner. For anyone thinking updating their wardrobe this could be a really good place to start.

Hope that your weekend is shaping up nicely. Me, I'm off to a cheerleading competition on Sunday. Unfortunately there won't be a pom-pom in sight but I'm expecting lots of hairspray and giggling girls. Oh help.