Style: The smarter side of casual...


Yesterday I spoke about dressing super casually, which is really what I do best. But obviously there are times that I need to or indeed want to look smarter, but as I have pain issues with my stomach and joints and sensitivity issues with my skin, comfort is massively important for me. 

I tend to wear a lot of jersey and soft fabrics, nothing too scratchy and if it's structured it has to have stretch in so I can have ease of movement. I find that I buy a lot of things with the best of intentions, but if I feel uncomfortable in them, they stay in my wardrobe. 

This particular outfit is a perfect example of my smart casual uniform. I tend to buy my tights from Marks and Spencer, I've found them to be the most comfortable and hardwearing and easy to pick up in a hurry (I live about five minutes from my local M&S). The dress is a simple tunic style I bought from George at Asda early in the year. It's a lovely waffle textured fabric and the bright blue colour is so nice. 

I tend to wear a lot of scarfs, especially in the winter. I picked this one up from TK Maxx a couple of weeks ago. I absolutely love leopard print and this blue and black take on it is gorgeous. I'm also wearing this gorgeous coatigan from ELVi, they very kindly sent it to me as a birthday gift, I already own it in the orange, which is gorgeous, but the black is going to be even more versatile, I'm in love with it already! 

This is probably my last post before Christmas. I'm going to take a little break, probably just until boxing day, so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish those of you who celebrate, a very merry Christmas and enjoy the day. For those of you who don't, I hope you have a nice Thursday! 

As I do every year, I'll be popping a list of helpline contacts on the blog, just in case you're not having the best of times over the festive period, which of course I'll write a little bit about too. 

But for now, I hope all is well and every one is coping with what can be a very testing, exhausting time of year. 

I love this pic Michael caught of me...

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  1. This coat is a perfect example of something I would have dismissed on the website, but love now that I've seen it on you. Hello Christmas present to me! (Not sure I can use that much longer) xx

  2. I'm in love with that scarf! Normally I own tons of scarves. but I don't know what happened to them!

    -Marie x


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