Outfit: Isabel Marant Fred jacket (old but similar here), Helmut t-shirt, James Jeans Twiggy, Christys' Harriet fedora, Barbour tote and The Kooples sneakers.
I should really clarify that there are only 4 shades of grey here instead of 50, that is if you're counting my well worn used-to-be-black-now-grey skinny jeans. Anyone read 50 Shades of Grey? I even went as far as downloading all 3 books into my phone. I know. Sucker. I totally bought into the hype. I couldn't get past 3 pages without yawning and then skimmed through the next 200 pages just to read the ending. I promptly gave up in the end.
Now, I'll have you know that I'm a HUGE fan of trashy romance books (I can't handle tragic epic endings) but I'm the least romantic person the hubby and friends have ever known. My friends know never to ask me to help plan a wedding. I suck at romantic gestures. Yeah, I know, what an oxymoron but I'll still keep reading trashy romance albeit ones without whips and cuffs, hoping some will rub off on me.
Posing has never been my forte so forgive the evil eye/schoolmarm look in the first photo. The look comes naturally to me (unfortunately), thanks to teaching in an all boys school where these evil beings (including my own brothers) would terrorize young teachers. In fact, I attended a party last year where a few famous bloggers were in attendance. The roving photographers stalked and clamored all over the gorgeous beings and took a million photos. I, on the other hand, was in the way so was blurred out in every shot. That'll deflate anyone's ego in a nanosecond. I think it's time to learn how to pose more naturally and try not to be a wallflower. Or cringe whenever I see a camera pointing in my direction. Easier said than done.
The flu was the perfect antidote for post-Christmas sales. Six days of high temperature was enough to take out the most enthusiastic shopaholic. I'd planned to meet my friend, Lena in London and spend the day eating and shopping. Alas, that never eventuated. The thing is, I never ever seem to buy anything when Boxing Day sale rolls around either. I'm one of those individuals who has to shop with a list. I'm totally lost without one. I end up wandering aimlessly from store to store and my mood deteriorates faster than the English weather.
I had only 3 things on my list this time - natural toothpaste with fluoride from Jason (the BEST natural toothpaste, thanks to Laura's recommendation), Helmut t-shirt (I couldn't make myself pay the full retail price) and Christys' Harriet fedora. I treat myself to a hat from Christys' every winter. They've been around since 1773 and are one of the largest and oldest hatmakers in the world. Their handmade hats are often re-branded and sold for eye-watering prices. I prefer to buy mine under their own brand name as they're far more affordable and just as exquisitely well made.
Seeing that I'm Miss Nosy Parker, I'd like to know what you'd bought during the sale?