Midlife Loves

"Timeless everyday style"

Midlife Loves

Basket-tastic + WIWT Simple Styling




Morning ladies.  Today I wanted to look at bags of the basket variety after gaining a spot of inspiration on a recent trip to London.

Come summer holidays I love a basket shopper just as much as the next person & seem to have amassed quite a collection.  Ideal for holding the fresh bread & all the other goodies from the local market, not to mention the perfect beach bag but once back home my collection of baskets rarely gets used part from on picnics & I would never think to use one whilst shopping in the city.  Well that was until recently when I spotted an incredibly stylish lady down Regent Street with a huge straw shopper styled basket that would be perfect come holiday season but equally looked uber stylish & not at all out of place on a dull, wet day in the centre of London.

As a result I'm now using my baskets whilst shopping whether that be at a local farmers market or if I'm popping into the centre of Birmingham & you know what it feels good.  Not only are they timeless & super stylish they bring to the forefront memories of summer holidays, blue skies & sunny days, which can only be a good thing.

Needless to say there's lots of stunning beauties currently available on the high street that are tempting me - from timeless classics, to statement clutches to embroidered or pom pom customised ones, as you can see from my edit of the best around this season.  I must admit some of the pom pom beauties are certainly tempting & as always if you want further information just click on any of the images above.

Back to what I'm wearing today & it's simple styling all the way with a blazer, simple tee & cropped flare trousers.

my midlife fashion, j crew rhodes blazer, j crew cropped kick flare trousers, j crew vintage cotton vest top, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers

my midlife fashion, j crew rhodes blazer, j crew cropped kick flare trousers, j crew vintage cotton vest top, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers

Blazer - J Crew
T-Shirt - J Crew
Trousers - J Crew
Trainers - Golden Goose

- SHOP MY STYLE -



Blazer - J Crew
T-Shirt - J Crew
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

So ladies what are your thoughts on baskets?  Are you a basket lover & if so do you like me seem to collect them on your travels & then fail to maximise their use once back home?  Or perhaps you've always used a basket shopper for shopping no matter whether that be local or in the city.  Me I'm definitely intending to start getting the use out of mine.  Plus I have a cunning plan for when I spot another beauty on holiday - surely now I'm using mine it means hubby can't reply with his normal response that I have enough & don't use the ones I've got ;-)

Bit of a busy day ahead for me with work & then this evening I'm holding an event with Paul Smith at The Mailbox in Birmingham - eek!

Enjoy your day & I'll see you tomorrow.  In the meantime don't forget Boden's latest offer with up to 30% off here, just remember to use code 6T2C at checkout.

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