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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A fail safe outfit - a little like a two and a half minute fail safe Jamie Oliver recipe!

It's not rocket science but slightly battered jeans with heeled boots worn with a nicer top always works for me as an outfit. It's like a Jamie Oliver two and a half minute fail safe recipe - but it takes less than two and a half minutes to put together. I like to be comfortable and able to move around - and there's nothing worse than watching your every move in case you mark something that's dry clean only. So the combination of jeans that don't matter but a top that does (isn't that what aprons were invented for?) works on lots of different levels.  
 

Sometimes I go with sparkles on the top half, sometimes it's a Breton stripe and a statement necklace, sometimes it's a printed blouse or sometimes, as in this outfit, it's a particular colour combination that I like.


With yellow and grey being a favourite combination, I wore a sequin striped Whistles jumper with an H&M necklace, yellow Karen Millen cuff and a Warehouse grey jacket, which also has a sparkly thread running through it. 
 

So, that's one fail safe easy outfit. A whole "recipe" book of others might be good I think!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Beth
    Can you tell me where your jeans are from in these photos...?

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    1. Hello! The jeans are ridiculously old, bought at a GAP outlet store on the south coast so long ago now that I can't even remember where. They are called ultra skinny but aren't, so that's not much help! I think that a straight style would be the nearest thing - so the GAP straight, or the Next ones may be a good option. Hope that helps!

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  2. I like everything about this outfit! And you've reminded me that I must pop into Zara and H&M to see if they have any cool statement necklaces in stock. And can you believe it this is what I'm thinking of at 5am when I can't be bothered to even try to go back to sleep as I know that my poor teething 1-year old will be up any minute again! ;-)

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    1. Ah, ever since I read your comment I've been thinking about you. It reminds me of our son (now nearly 12) who fed around the clock every hour and a half for the first six weeks. That first Christmas I read the Victoria Beckham biography and carried on doing so until the next feed as it wasn't worth going back to sleep! I remember those long nights so well so it makes me happy to think that I may be able to offer something to someone who is awake with a small one at such an unearthly hour! In answer to your question, both have some good pieces - naturally H&M is cheaper and some have felt backs to them which are softer. The Zara ones are bigger and "clunkier" if you know what I mean. Hope that you get a good night soon. x

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    1. Hi Ekaterina - lovely to hear from you - hope that all is well with you. Thanks re the jacket - it's a bit of a cheat piece really - it feels more like a cardi to wear but looks like a jacket - that's my kind of thing!

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  4. Oh to be so slim and gorgeous...

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    1. What a kind thing to say Lorraine - it's really not that good, honestly! I've just had my moustache done today!

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  5. Your necklace is beautiful...and I have my eye on your boots! I find it hard to get the perfect pair for boyfriend jeans but these work really well:)

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