Weekend Adventures

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On Saturday – I fell in love with this long camel coat from Zara. It must be said old Zara have had another home run with their new Autumn-Winter collection.
There is something for everyone and the Spanish brand whose owner unsurprisingly is the third richest man in the world are doing gorgeous oversized knits and scarves for those seeking a cosy Winter.
This one just below which I scoured half the Zara stores in London for after it sold out really quickly -(yes, I’m very dedicated to the cause) is a Winter keeper.
I’m planning to wear it with a pleather black skirt and boots in a while but it looks great with a tan right this instant.

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No weekend is complete without flower shopping ! Due to the limited choice at our local stall, I bought home some pink girly roses.

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Sunday was all about entertaining the little guy. Some days, are easier than others. Yesterday, I had to bring Archie home half way through Sunday lunch at the very child friendly Le Pain Quotidien in Wimbledon Village, after he refused to go back in his high chair and threw a massive strop.
Luckily, at times like this, there is always my blue cashmere jumper to cheer things up.
Necklace is from Mint Velvet.

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A Colourful Dinner Party

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Last night I was invited to dinner by the Rainbow Club at a pop up restaurant called The Art Of Dining in Marylebone.
The Rainbow Club whose customers include Kate Middleton and Poppy Delevinge hand dye their bespoke satin shoes .
The menu was styled by colours – and the lights, tablecloths, music all changed according to what we were eating.
It got a little dicey during the ‘black’ course when in the darkness, guests started grabbing the white wine bottle instead of the water.

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Rug Shopping

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You have to love what you live with but I’m currently locked in a bitter love-hate ( more hate than love it has to be said) relationship with our large living room rug.
It was expensive and some would still look upon it fondly but some days it makes me want to roll it up and throw it out the window.
So, this week when we had some free time, we set off on an expedition around London, to see what other options rug world had to offer us.
Two famous places we visited were Liberty, full to the rafters with more traditional sorts.
They were also filming their Channel 4 documentary again and I got very excited when I saw the older Indian lady from the cushion department trying to sell her wares.
Second stop was The Rug Company in Notting Hill, and as a consequence are now sending us a few to sit with at home to see how they feel ..

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My ‘Natasha’ leggings are from Club Monaco and the pink knit is from Whistles

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Shades Of Grey

Move over moody black, grey is taking over this Autumn-Winter. I don’t know about you but I personally love a little grey. It’s cool and it doesn’t have to try to be chic. If it had a nationality it would be French.
The right grey cashmere jumper can make me stop still in a store while making strange noises like – ‘aggh, sooo nice, all while rubbing it to my face like some crazy person.
My sister is visiting today and we are spending the day entertaining my toddler who doesn’t give a hoot about grey or any other colour at the moment. His favourite words that he repeats often are ‘ Daddy’s car’, ‘car’, ‘stinky’ ‘cat’ and ‘itzz stuck’, and ‘mummy’s shoes’
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My look today

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Layer with chunky scarves. Grey on Grey can look amazing. Zara, have some fantastic scarves in at the moment.

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Archie carefully examining our grey winter blanket

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Layer with delicate jewellery ..my necklace below is from Mint Velvet bought on my girls weekend to Scotland.

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How a rainy day can be completely NEAT

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Yesterday, as the heavens opened and it poured and poured, I looked down at my open toed heels and thought okay, British weather you’ve finally beaten me.
It was time to start packing away things like my white lace dress, and my light print trousers in order to make room in my wardrobe for Autumn-Winter warmers.
However, despite my heavy heart as I folded away summer – this NEATstorage range developed by TV presenter Anthea Turner who asked Ballet Pumps And Roses to review her collection made my task a whole lot easier and tidier.
I also love its pretty uplifting light blue colour which the storage boxes, and hanging shelf organiser all are designed in.
I fitted everything in very easily and these are all stored away safely now until next year’s sunnier days.

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It’s This Sort Of Day

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Rain, Rain – Go Away ! For Mummy Sanity’s Sake :)

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My Dark Side

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darkside

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Today I’m wearing a metallic grey jumper from Club Monaco, a, wrist wrap around also from Club Monaco, black skinny jeans from Zara, and shoes by Philip Lim.
This is a relaxed weekend look – although technically it’s only a Thursday.
We’re off to the Zoo later, lets hope the animals appreciate my effort !

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