I’ve had this gorgeous black blouse for two years now—bought during our last pre-covid visit to the UK when we could actually go shopping. It was one of those last minute finds I stumbled across just before exiting TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in the US). I think I might have squealed, well, internally anyway. It’s made of the most gorgeous fabric that doesn’t crease and hangs beautifully. I snapped it up without even trying it on.
I’ve worn it on a few occasions—usually when going out to dinner with friends. Not that we’ve had much chance of that over the past two years. Last weekend, we went out twice! Twice! Talk about a treat. The first night we went into Carvoeiro (the small town where I grew up) to meet up with some dear friends who are over from the UK, and the second night we went to our wonderful American friends’ place for a bite to eat (which is actually the house where Michael grew up). Both evenings were absolute bliss. It’s so wonderful chilling out with good friends, isn’t it?
This is what I wore to visit our American friends—who, incidentally, had us in fits of hysterics the entire evening! They are such a hoot, that couple! Anyway, back to the outfit. As the weather is slowly starting to becoming more Autumnal now, I figured I’d wear something with a half sleeve, hence the black blouse. I also got the chance to wear my more wintery trousers (yay!). I love it when I start to re-introduce my winter clothing back to my wardrobe. I’ve always had a thing for wide-legged trousers so I love these, they’re lovely and thick and comfy and fit perfectly (which was a bit of a surprise considering I’m starting to gain a little around the middle—thanks hormones!).
As for my shoes, I’m still all about comfort, because my foot still hasn’t completely healed. It’s been months since I broke my little toe (three times in three weeks!), and I’m concerned it’s always going to hurt a little bit. I think I did more damage that initially thought, but, hey ho, not much I can do about it now. So, comfy shoes it is. But don’t get me wrong, just because I want comfy shoes, doesn’t mean I’ll give up the style! No way lol. Here, I’m wearing my black suede Skechers which I adore. I wear them so much at this time of year. My handbag was a last minute grab as we headed out the door. I’m quite pleased with it, actually. Ordinarily, I would have added something a bit more colourful but I like it!
Have you been out much lately? Are you braving the restaurants or just dining in with friends? If so, what have you been wearing now the weather is cooling down? Let me know by adding all your posts to the Neverending Style link-up, below! Ooh, almost forgot to mention…what do you think of my hair? Michael cut it for me, took off about two centimetres (which is exactly what I asked for, btw), and then I put in the heated rollers. It looked pretty good at first, but my hair is so heavy the curls drop pretty quickly. Any tips?
One of this week’s favourites is the amazing Debbie from Your Styled Story who has written a fabulous post entitled, Is Your Wardrobe Holding You Back From Being Your Best Self? It’s bloody brilliant and well worth a visit, so do check it out! When I read it, it made me want to go and have a rifle through my wardrobe and chuck out anything that isn’t worthy of me!