Sunday, 31 August 2014

What I Wore Day 31

I've done it! I've finally made it to the end of August with (more or less) a different outfit every day. Here's my final one:

After doing this experiment, several items of clothing definitely won't make it to next summer's wardrobe. I'm planning on doing another What I Wore in January, with winter clothes, so watch this space. 

Now that I've been kick-started into regular blogging (thanks Alice!) my aim is to keep going, so thanks to all of you who have been reading my blog.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

What I Wore Day 30

The weather seems unable to make up its mind what to do but it's not cold so short sleeves are okay - there will be plenty of time to wear longer sleeves soon.

The predominant colours I've worn this summer have been navy, coral and white and this is no exception. A capsule wardrobe consisting of a fairly limited colour palette makes it easy to mix and match clothes, particularly when going on holiday or travelling.

Friday, 29 August 2014

What I Wore Day 29

I'm kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel now to find different combinations of clothes to wear but only two more days of 'What I Wore' left and I'm sure I'll manage to complete what I started!

Not entirely happy with today's outfit but okay I suppose for around the house.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

What I Wore Day 28

The weather is feeling a little warmer than of late and I heard talk of summer returning next week - good!! Here's what I wore today:

Let's not put away our warm weather clothes quite yet then - it seems more mileage is still to be had out of those summer dresses etc.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

What I Wore Day 27

A rather late post as my camera batteries ran out! Anyway, here is my outfit of the day:

I like this dress from Precis as it is easy to wear and very forgiving. It can be worn all year round too. In the summer with lighter coloured accessories and in the winter with black tights and red or black accessories. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

What I Wore Day 26

I dug this long sleeved top out of the depths of my wardrobe today and am wearing it with a cami underneath and black jeans. 

Definitely not a day for short sleeves, and I also have socks on to keep warm! 

Monday, 25 August 2014

What I Wore Day 25

I'm singin' in the rain......:).  Today in the UK it's August Bank Holiday and, of course, it's raining!  Well, if it brightens up later we may go out but in the meantime, here's what I'm wearing today (minus the mac indoors of course):

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday Monday.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

What I Wore Day 24

Up bright and early and off to church this morning and I was determined to get at least one more wearing this summer out of my white jeans before they go into hibernation.

I'm wearing gold jewellery today, which seems to show up better than silver in the photos. The gold jewellery goes with the gold (coloured) edged buttons on the cardigan. As far as possible, it's best to not mix metals but stick to one or the other throughout.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

What I Wore Day 23

I was in town shopping with my daughter for several hours today but here is what I wore:

Unfortunately, I wasn't shopping for myself, but my daughter bought a dress and jeans from Dorothy Perkins and some new glasses from Specsavers and wanted my help with choosing the glasses! I also bought some clothes for my granddaughter-to-be as I can't resist baby clothes. :)

Friday, 22 August 2014

What I Wore Day 22

Today I'm wearing just a remix of what I've worn several times before this month. It's been challenging to come up with a different combination everyday, but maybe I have more clothes than I thought I had!

I have resisted buying much this August as I wanted to use what I already have in my wardrobe. Anyway, still quite a few more days to go yet with this experiment.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

WIW Day 21

Again, not such a warm day today and quite windy where I live up on a hill. So here is what I wore today:

My new shoes are still hurting my feet but I'm going to persevere with them blisters and all!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

What I Wore Day 20

Red, White & Blue....I'm looking very patriotic today and had the photos taken by the apple tree in our garden, which is, of course, quintessentially English! Weather not overly warm so a cardigan was required.

My shoes, which I bought last year, are a cheap version of Converse from Primark! They were only £6.00 and for that price they are surprisingly comfortable :).

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

What I Wore Day 19

This is my outfit for today.  Cooler temperatures outside but still dry.

I haven't worn jeans for a while and it will soon be time to sort out my clothes for Autumn. Oh how quickly the summer goes but there is still a chance of warmer weather into September and even October.

Monday, 18 August 2014

What I Wore Day 18

Today I'm wearing a white skirt, red and white top and black accessories. In order to look co-ordinated, wear a maximum of three colours together, otherwise it starts to look messy. At least that's how I feel! There is a balance though, as you don't want to look too matchy matchy i.e. shoes and bag don't need to match, except that they do here in my photo as I don't have a red or white handbag.

I recently helped a friend sort through and get rid of several bags of clothing from her wardrobe that she wasn't really wearing. She can now see everything she has and nothing is hiding away at the back of her wardrobe and not being worn. If you would like me to help you sort out your wardrobe please email me on I would be happy to help!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

What I Wore Day 17

The weather started off rainy this morning (although none was forecast) but the sun came out and I decided to wear a skirt. I don't usually tuck tops in or wear a belt for that matter, but today I've experimented with doing just that and it wasn't too bad!

The skirt is from Debenhams, the top is from Dorothy Perkins and the cardigan from Kettlewell Colours.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

What I Wore Day 16

Okay, so I'm bored with my summer wardrobe now! However, in just a few weeks' time it will be autumn and I know I will be missing those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, so here's to making the most of it.

The apples on our tree need picking and so do the plums. That's my Saturday sorted then, apart from some Dunelm shopping this morning :). 

Friday, 15 August 2014

What I Wore Day 15

Well, I'm at the half way point of doing What I Wore blog posts for the month of August. Today my husband and I went to visit Chedworth Roman Villa near Cirencester, which was an interesting tour. The weather was cool and a bit rainy but here's what I wore:

Thursday, 14 August 2014

What I Wore Day 14

I've gone a bit formal today with this suited look. A cardigan could be substituted for the jacket, and trousers for the skirt for a more relaxed feel.

Suited and booted is not totally my thing as I'm a classic/natural wardrobe personality. Of course there are occasions when we have to wear something smarter and a jacket or blazer is a useful basic in everyone's wardrobe.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

What I Wore Day 13

Here is my outfit for today. I wore white jeans again as they haven't had much of an airing this summer. However, I managed to get a dirty mark on them which is very typical of me! Thankfully it doesn't show up in the photo.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

What I Wore Day 12

Kind of a mixed bag of weather today - sunshine and showers. Here is my outfit of the day:

I've not really worn this jacket a lot as it's a bit boxy in shape and I'm not sure if I like it that much. However, I may experiment with wearing it more often - we shall see! I really need to treat it more like a cardigan than a jacket. I am a fan of stripes though.

Monday, 11 August 2014

What I Wore Day 11

I'm a little late posting today's outfit as I was out of the house for most of the day. However, here it is:

I bought a new pair of shoes today - the ones I'm wearing in the photo. They are neutral/tan leather flats by Dune and should go with several things in my wardrobe.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

What I Wore Day 10

Today it had to be long trousers as it was raining on and off  most of the time and it was considerably cooler than of late. I actually quite like coloured jeans or chinos as they make a change from the usual blue denim.

I could, of course, have worn a top in another strongish colour, but wearing a neutral colour with a bright colour tones things down a bit. The top I'm wearing is black and white striped with black and white polka dots on the pocket and shoulders but in the photo it looks grey!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

What I Wore Day 9

Well the sun keeps right on shining but I've heard that rain is forecast for tomorrow, so today it's cropped trousers while I still can. 

Happy Saturday everyone :).

Friday, 8 August 2014

What I Wore Day 8

I don't have many skirts in my wardrobe but today I'm wearing a common or garden denim skirt, which I wear both in the summer and the winter as it can be dressed up in many different ways. Today's colour scheme is blue, white and coral.

I hope to do some blog posts soon on ways to dress up basic items, so watch this space!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

What I Wore Day 7

Another beautiful day and this morning some friends came round for breakfast, although we didn't sit outside for it as it wasn't quite warm enough.

Here is my outfit for today:

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours for summer and looks fine with my bright colouring too. The turquoise earrings I'm wearing, which don't seem to show up on the photo, are made from recycled tin cans!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

What I Wore Day 6

As I do these daily blog postings I have noticed a 'uniform' happening when it comes to my clothes. Namely, I usually default to wearing trousers and a top/tee shirt! So today I'm wearing a dress just to change things up a little.

The weather has been warm and sunny today and this dress from Kaliko is the nearest I have to a sundress. The bag I'm carrying is made of canvas type material and I bought it from a shopping event near Cheltenham. It goes quite well with the orange-coral pattern in the dress.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

What I Wore Day 5

The day started off rainy but still quite warm. Despite the rain, I don't want to dress too autumn-y yet (it's only early August after all), so I'm staying with summer clothes for as long as I can. Here's what I wore today:

Monday, 4 August 2014

What I Wore Day 4

Today I went to see a friend for coffee and ended up helping her to sort out her wardrobe. We filled 4 black sacks with clothes, shoes and bags to go to charity and she can now see all of her summer clothes and shoes much more clearly! Playing tough love with your clothes when they no longer look good is tough I know, but you always feel so much better when you've cleared out the old to make room for the possible new!

Here is my outfit for today:

The cropped pink trousers are from M & S, as are the sandals. The navy striped tee shirt I've had for several years - time to play tough love with it soon I think! I accessorized with gold jewellery today.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

What I Wore Day 3

Lovely sunny but windy day today. Church first then lunch in the garden and I wore this:

I like white jeans as they go with a lot of things and I kept with the 'cool' theme today by wearing silver jewellery.  My hair is certainly looking a lot cooler! 

My son's cat, Murphy wanted to get in on the photo too.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

What I Wore Day 2

Today is a hanging around the house day so jeans and a tee shirt are the order of the day, particularly as the weather is rainy but still warm.

Putting photos on the blog of what I wore is causing me to look more closely at the quality of my clothes. Some are definitely not going to make it into next summer's wardrobe!

Friday, 1 August 2014

August Outfits of the Day

During the month of August I will be posting 'What I Wore' each day. I was challenged by Alice Jennings of Take Me Toys to do this, so decided I would! I always think of August as a casual, holiday month even though I no longer have school age children, so a lot of what I wear will be on the casual side. Here is my first outfit:

The red top is from Kettlewell, the trousers are from Debenhams and the necklace is from Tu Sainsbury's.