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…
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.
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).
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!
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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This post is in collaboration with Divine Legs Tights.