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Candy Pastels and Chinos

I’ve had such a busy few weeks, (seems to be a constant thing these days) so I’m in need of a chillout and the bank holiday couldn’t come sooner! I’ve had lots of work going on but also some fun too… we had a surprise baby shower for my sister… yep that’s right I’m so to be Auntie Annie!

 I’ve got a full week at work but really, really looking forward to chilling out over the bank holiday.  I think we are taking up our hall way carpet and insulating it so we can revamp the floorboards underneath… is it sad I’m rather excited about rug shopping afterwards?! 

My little garden is starting to thrive even though there is heaps and heaps to do.  We are organising a vegtable patch behind the garage but at the moment it really looks like it is something out the wild! I’ve got weeds teamed with random self setters… so my super cool job this bank holiday is to clear that and start planting my veggies!  

Coat – F&F Cocoon Coat with Mohair Powder Blue – £60.00

Jumper – Sugarhill Boutique Chunky Heart Knit Sweater Cream – £30.99

Trousers – Next Neutral Chinos – £20.00

Shoes – Primark Tan Peeptoe Flats – £8.00

Bag – Fiorelli Agyness Tote – £65.00

Sunglasses – Chloé sunglasses – £89.99

Necklace – Miss Selfridge White Sike Drop Necklace – £8.50

 I’ve managed to turn my soil and some of my plants have really shot off well, I’d started some sweetpeas from scratch and they are now starting to climb (finally).  As you can see my beautiful bleeding heart is now flashing some colour too.

All this chat of gardens can only mean one thing… I’ve been outdoors!  The best place to be when spring is here and the sun is shining wouldn’t you agree? Obviously in the UK it can still be a touch chilly so this is why I’ve selected my favourite Sugarhill Boutique Chunky Heart Knit Sweater, and instead of making it look too wintery I’ve used pastels to lighten it up.

I decided instead of using my standard selection of floral trousers(!) I would instead feature my Next neutral chinos. They are a classic piece for your wardrobe and will work for the inbetween spring/summer days. 

I absolutely love my F&F Mohair Powder Blue Cocoon Coat, another perfect inbetween coat for the chilly mornings on your way to the shops or off to work. 

I have a lovely lunch planned with Victoria from Vipxo on Saturday but I may be a bit lazy on Monday…. and have a lie in! Bacon sandwiches with a cuppa in the garden? Yes please!




  1. April 29, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    The coat is the perfect blue shade for spring 🙂 your garden sounds like it's going to be lovely too! I can't wait to have a house with a garden instead of flats.
    emmerliejay x

    • April 30, 2014 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you! I love love love my coat! Honestly… it's the best move ever… I love gardening! x

  2. May 8, 2014 / 11:02 am

    Love your coat. Is it true to size? I read on reviews that its big even in a size 8? Anyway look lovely. x

    • June 22, 2014 / 9:13 pm

      The coat is quite big actually even in a size 8 but I think it works! x

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