Did you watch Lorraine yesterday? As I’m on maternity leave I spend most mornings at around 8.30am feeding my now 6 week old baby girl Iris and losing myself in breakfast TV.
If you didn’t catch her new studio reveal then you would have also missed her gorgeous long yellow dress from Hobbs, so elegant (but then I bloody love Lorraine – she looks ace in everything) and perfect for Spring weddings and other outdoorsy affairs. Spendy admittedly but Hobbs also have a midi design that is half the price called the “porcelain” which should see you through summer holidays and warmer Autumnal occasions.
I am personally a huge fan of a sunshine hue so I’m pleased that yellow is having a moment in fashion this year. If you read my cross body bag post then you will know I have the Oliver Bonas Kennedy bag, not only is it uber practical but it really brightens up my core wardrobe of grey, grey and…..grey. I’ve now seen they have a fancier design called the Jenni. I obviously want this aswell. I have added it to my online basket along with the back twist jumper (which keeps selling out – must be popular) as yellow knitwear in particular, has become a bit of a recent obsession. Bargain wise I’ve ordered the Amber cardigan from Boohoo – I have it in pink already and it’s a great wardrobe addition for £12. Yes you read that correctly, twelve quid.
We recently booked a break at the Watergate Bay hotel in Cornwall for a week in June, I have always wanted to stay but so far we’ve only ventured there for lunch. The hotel boasts fantastic family facilities and we already know the views of the beach are incredible. Naturally I will need new things to wear. Not least because I’m in that awkward post pregnancy stage and I’m not sure any of last years holiday buys are going to look quite right. I have my eye on this frill sleeved shift from Warehouse (worn with spanx obviously) which would also make for a stylish bridesmaids gown I thought. Warehouse also have a pleated floral print skirt which is very pretty. I’m just not sure about the length with my long body/short legs situation.
What I have discovered that are flattering is this pair of high waisted wide leg trousers complete with yellow stripe. They are from Miss Selfridge – not an online destination I peruse often. Well, ever if I’m honest. But I saw them modelled on the fashion segment of Lorraine one morning (detecting a theme here?) and they work really well with trainers, perfect for supermarket shopping, park adventures or anything that involves running around after four year old Mabel and not feeling frumpy. They have actually washed really well and by washed I mean frequently, Iris seems to be adverse to throwing up on the vast array of muslins I have to hand and instead favours my clothes. Or my hair.
If this spell of blue skies and warmth is short-lived then I may just invest in a waterproof jacket, I’ve heard the ones by Rains are amazing. I really need to walk more, especially after a month of sitting on my backside eating cake. Every year I say I’ll invest in proper walking boots and an anorak and every year I wear a battered old parka and inappropriate footwear for countryside strolls. Perhaps now I am a mother of two I’ll start behaving like a grown up. Or maybe I’ll put up with soggy suede until I’m eighty – I just can’t move on from tassels around my ankles.
If yellow clothing and accessories really aren’t your thing then how about just adding a wee splash to your home….I want someone to buy this cushion by Scion because I love it, but unfortunately it doesn’t go with anything in my house. I will therefore live vicariously through whoever can make it work with their interior decor. Plus if I buy any more soft furnishings my long suffering husband will probably file for divorce. There are only so many throws one man can take apparently.
Are you embracing this seasons yellow trend? Have you ever stayed at The Watergate Bay hotel? Please do enable me in the comments box below, I will be sitting on my arse watching daytime television and consuming vast quantities of carbohydrates so your shopping recommendations are most welcome 😉
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