Look Book

I don’t know about you, but I seem to spend half my life packing away and clearing clothes. Obviously a lot worse when you have children, so in recent years I have made a concerted effort to  rescue clothing from my loft and shop my wardrobe  before I  buying new items.  Because let’s face it, they often end up looking quite similar anyway. But I also still love to shop and I keep adding to my arsenal of clothing that needs to find a place to be stored.  Since my looks are often a mix of old and new,  I have created this look book to help you find items to recreate a similar look.

Early Autumn Dressing

What easier way is there to dress for an evening out than faux leather skirt, t-shirt and a sequin jacket?  My skirt was bought from Zara at the beginning of the year, they don’t have it anymore, however they have a fabulous alternative. I have teamed it with a sequinned jacket, also sold out from Zara and a Guns N’ Roses t-shirt from Primark’s children’s department.  There are  alternatives in the image caption to recreate a similar look.

Friday night
Topshop sequinned jacket, Zara faux leather skirt, H&M t-shirt, Asos boots, JD Williams Clutch

A little bit of comfort dressing and pattern clashing on a chillier day with my vintage check wool jacket and floral trousers from my loft.  Some of the items are new, some are old, but you can shop the look in the image caption.

Get my look
Get the look with Zara’s Houndstooth blazer, Mustard knit,  floral trousers from Boohoo, Skinny Dip bag from Asos and white trainers.

For my outfit post on 14 September,  I was given a style challenge to combine khaki with colour and I decided to combine it with a bright orange.  My skirt is an old Pink Soda skirt one rescued from the loft which needed a little adjusting to fit my wider middle aged frame.  There are no skirts that look exactly like mine, but I have found a few options that I would substitute mine with for a similar look.  Shop the look in the image caption.

Shop my look
Get this look with a Khaki Green duster from River Island, Orange Roll neck from M&S, Floral Handkerkerchief skirt from Topshop, Adidas Stan Smith Trainers from Office


Autumn is here, it is cool enough for jumpers and mild enough for slightly bare legs and closed toed sandals. My culotte alternative has no buttons, but after my holiday indulgence, the buttons just keep popping off anyway.  Who needs them.  Shop this look in the image caption.

Get this look with a striped jumper from M&S, culottes by Tommy Hilfiger at Asos, cross body handbag from Mango and Swedish Hasbeens from House of Fraser