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Phew, what a couple of weeks it has been. Recklessly late evenings followed by jam-packed days; the latter not planned to be sympathetic to the former. Although the upside to this necessary productivity is that I have finally been able to move back home; the builders have vacated the premises, and I am stupidly excited about being boring again. My category of boring activities includes such things as watching Netflix, reading Barack Obama’s autobiography in the bath and cooking a vegetable-based dinner. Never have I so craved these boring things. In their absence over the last 5 weeks, my now thirty-something body has been put through the kind of relentless ordeal my twenty-something body would have balked at. Anyway, at least there were plenty of opportunities to get out my dancing shoes. Speaking of which…

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Dancing Shoes from Tod’s

These Tod’s loafers, which we featured many moons ago, are the perfect snazzy alternative to heels for a dinner-and-cocktails session. They slip easily over my sleek Divine Legs tights, one of the contender brands on our Top 5 Tights For Long Legs recently. The waist band on these tights, unlike most others I wear, doesn’t dig in and they never need a hoik or adjustment once they’re on. To make them even more competitive in the tights department, Divine Tights are now exclusively offering HøFSisters’ readers 15% off with the code: HOFSISTERS15 until the 31st March only. So don’t hang around if your old ones are all holey or they’ve got a saggy bottom – just take a look here.

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Navy Military Peacoat, £60 from Next

Meanwhile, this Navy Military Peacoat is a staggeringly affordable £60 from the Tall collection at Next. It is rather delightful, and, based on its performance so far, I suspect it will live up to our cost-per-wear expectations. It fits beautifully, the sleeves are lovely and long and the shiny buttons are right up my quaint little London street. It looks fab layered over a colourful, oversized roll-neck knit like this cyan blue number from one of our favourite Danish brands, Gestuz (check out our 7 Tall-Friendly Brands You Won’t Know).

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Blue Roll-Neck from Gestuz, €140

Leather shorts (or faux in this case) require careful styling so as not to look too S&M, but pair them with opaque tights, flats, a chunky, oversized jumper and some pearls and the vibe becomes, thankfully, rather more demure. These Claudie Pierlot shorts are a decent length and have cute bow detailing around the waistband, which peeps out if you give the jumper a nonchalant half tuck. I accessorised with a glittery clutch from Next and Claudia Bradby jewellery, including a striking pearl cocktail ring and a silver Joy necklace with the dinkiest little pearl you’ve ever seen. All profits from the necklace go to Maggie’s Cancer Charity so it would be a lovely, joyful gift for someone you love, or even yourself!

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Claudia Bradby, £42, Maggie’s Joy Necklace

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Faux Leather Shorts, £140 by Claudie Pierrot. Clutch, £80, Next. Cocktail Ring, £78, Claudia Bradby.

Overall, this outfit marries a nice combination of traditional and modern, oversized and petite, bright colour and matt black, bling and refinement. We hope you agree…

Now, time for that bubble bath with Barack 🛀🏽

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Clutch, £80 from Next

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Gestuz OBA Rollneck, €140

 

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Navy Military Peacoat, Next, £60

 

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Sparkle Clutch, £80, Next

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Claudia Bradby, £42, Maggie’s Joy Necklace

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Cocktail Ring, £78, Claudia Bradby

This post is in collaboration with Divine Legs Tights.