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J Crew high rise slim boyfriend eco jean with tall cuff

Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  I haven't done one of these posts for a while, mainly because most of my recent purchases have been preloved items but recently there's been a few items I've been 'clicking the button' on, so I thought I'd share these with you today.

Starting with a new pair of jeans & before anyone says it, hubby has already asked if I 'need another pair of jeans?!'  But when did 'need' come into it!  Plus these are different in terms of they're a straight leg with a very slight boyfriend fit & deep turn ups, which I love.  I had a similar pair not long after our son was born & always regret getting rid of them.  I've already worn them on a night out & can't wait to style them with trainers & a blazer then come winter with ankle boots.

Just the one warning & that is that these come up big so size down a size, it if helps I'm generally a UK8 & went with a size 24.

j crew mock neck embroidered blouse

This next purchase isn't going to need any explaining is it?  Ruffles, broderie anglaise - err hello, this blouse has my name written all over it.  I'd say this is true to size (I went with the XS) & is perfect for teaming with so many of our wardrobe staples - dress it up with leather trousers/cigarette pants, team with a simple maxi skirt or dress down with jeans.  This is the sort of top I'll enjoy wearing for years to come.

Somerset by Alice temperley leopard print maxi dress

Again the above dress probably needs little explaining either - err maxi & leopard print - yup you've guessed it the button was clicked at the speed of lightening!  What this picture doesn't show is that there are 4 spilts at the front of the dress, which allows for some serious swishing & it really does fall beautifully.  True to size (I've gone with an 8), this does come up quite long, I'm 5'7" & I can just about get away with the length but may need it taking up a small bit to avoid tripping when wearing flats.  Also for anyone not a huge fan of leopard print I'd say the print isn't obviously leopard print.  Personally I'm planning on wearing the neckline slightly more open than on the above image & also as the cuffs are elasticated I shall probably wear mine slightly higher up the arm.

Isabel Marant lecce leather belt

Regular readers will know by now I have a major Isabel Marant crush & have slowly been increasing my collection through preloved buys.  This belt has also recently made it into my wardrobe & is fast earning it's keep.  Again true to size it's a modern day classic that I'd already miss.

Ancient Greek sandals eleftheria braided leather sandals

Finally I also clicked the button on the above leather sandals for our recent summer holidays.  I'm a huge fan of flats & love that whilst they're solid black they look quite delicate on & are perfect for wearing with anything from shorts, dresses, trousers & jeans.  Plus being leather they're extremely comfortable to wear & again are true to size.  Plus for anyone looking for a nude sandal, they're also available in nude here.

Back to today & it's a simple look for a day at home.

my midlife fashion, Isabel Marant Etoile silk shirt, marks and Spencer drawstring trousers, Ancient Greek leather wrap sandals

my midlife fashion, Isabel Marant Etoile silk shirt, marks and Spencer drawstring trousers, Ancient Greek leather wrap sandals

my midlife fashion, Isabel Marant Etoile silk shirt, marks and Spencer drawstring trousers, Ancient Greek leather wrap sandals

Top - Isabel Marant Etoile
Trousers - Marks & Spencer *
Sandals - Ancient Greek

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Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Sandals - Ancient Greek

Before I leave you Boden have just launched 20% off + free delivery & returns here with discount code U5H4 & if you're looking for the key pieces to invest in from their AW19 collection then you can see my top picks here.

Enjoy your day & I'll see you in the morning.

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