Happy Easter!

Sunday, 4 April 2010




Happy Easter everyone! Hope you're having/have had a lovely day. We don't tend to go in much for Easter gifts in this house but a couple of lovely friends gave me presents. The book turned up unexpectedly courtesy of my friend Lee and the utterly adorable Peter Rabbit glove puppet was from Lisa. And yes, I did immediately put it on and start acting that I was in Mr McGregor's garden. The egg is courtesy of my Dad - bless him, he knows I'm still struggling with the diet so this has 3 champagne truffles (dairy free of course) inside. I've had one and I'll ration out the others. Plus the everso pretty egg is actually a little storage pot!




I've got the rare treat of having the house to myself today so have enjoyed a bit of an indulgent morning. A leisurely read through the Sunday paper, a homemade Easter scone and a lovely cup of tea, ahhhh bliss! The rest of the day has been far more dull as I've slogged through 3 hours worth of ironing but it needed doing so I feel fairly pleased with myself now.





And as I did promise the pics, here is the new blazer. I've been on the hunt for a jersey blazer for ages but I've never found one that's quite right as they tended to be a bit shapeless. This is such a great cut and looks fab on, even if I do say so myself! I think I've just about got over the shopping guilt. It wasn't expensive as such (£35) but that was about all the money I had free to spend on clothes this month and I hadn't planned to blue it all on one thing. Ah well, I plan on getting a fair bit of wear out of it.







It's part of my races outfit, to go over the blue and cream polka dot dress I bought on the big March shopping trip. Other parts of the outfit - shoes and cute hairband - were an early birthday present from my best friend and the timing couldn't have been better as it had completely escaped my memory that I actually needed to put together a nice outfit. I don't usually dress up for the races as we don't go on Ladies Day (the clothes/hair/makeup then has to be seen to be believed!) but I am full of body confidence this year and I want to wear something pretty! Pics of the whole outfit up on Thurs/Fri this week. Any idea about what to wear on my legs? I don't want the outfit to be unrelentingly navy, much as I love it...


12 comments:

  1. What about some black footless tights? They're not as thick as leggings so they're more summery. I live in them in the summer! I like M&S's ones, I think they're 60 denier, but I've seen some that are 80 and 120 denier in Dotty P's!

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  2. I think it'd be nice with bare legs to be honest, as long as the weather is nice - show em off! :)

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  3. I lov ethat blazer and flats! The colour is so beautiful...Happy Easter

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  4. Oooh I'd wear grey tights to go with the trim on the blazer, which I love by the way. Where did you get it?
    Vicki xxx

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  5. Love the blazer,flower & shoes!! Navy IS tricky,I have the same dilemma as to what to do with the legs!!Maybe white tights??Bare legs,if it is warm enough,or perhaps red tights???Beige fishnets make a good basic,too,that go with anything!!

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  6. that blazer is perfect!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  7. The puppet is so adorable! And that scone looks delicious.

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  8. Happy Easter, lovely Alex! I adore that blazer - the perfect Easter treat for you! xx

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  9. What lovely Easter treats! I think your outfit is going to look perfect =) xx

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  10. Looks like you had a brilliant Easter! I love that outfit you're putting together, I do love blue. xxx

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  11. Loving those shoes! Glad you had a lovely Easter :) x

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