What am I wearing to Britmums live? As a rule, I shy away from ‘what I’m wearing posts’. They set in motion various worries. I scrutinise my wardrobe critically. Start comparing and contrasting in a way that triggers unsuccessful shopping trips and a whole heap of frustration.
So to introduce myself:
Hello it’s Gemma!
Find me here and on twitter spotting a similar @helloitsgemma
I am 5.9″ (average height)
My hair is dark with a rather fake red hue to it.
My eyes are a pond green.
Dislikes: The tabloid press. Ronald McDonald. Brown fizzy drinks. Coffee.
Likes: Glossy magazines. Meeting people. Cake. Tea. French Films. Sunshine. Northern Spain.
One random fact: I have an appalling memory.
I also enjoy shopping, my shopping preferences tend to be simply laid out and coordinated stores. I guess I am a lazy shopper. I met up with co-Butterfly Penny from the Alexander Residence and we spent a morning at TKMaxx. Shopping at TKMaxx initially seemed a little overwhelming. The store, while well-lit and spacious, presents the shopper with a collection of labels and designs pulled together under size. TK Maxx poses the challenge of really shopping; searching the racks and appraising each item, I found that tempted me out of my comfort zone a little.
Outfit No. 1 (note: we are working ‘bored model’ poses).
This dress has been described as a “Noel Coward style housecoat”. This is me stepping out of my comfort zone. Whilst Penny looked sagely on, I think I tried it on four times before deciding it was a ‘Yes’.
It is a ‘Clements Ribeiro’ dress, a bargain at £29.99 from an original *coughs* £214.00.
Outfit 2. (this time I went for ‘just leaning against the wall casually having my photo taken’ type pose)
I am a big fan of skinny jeans, however I do like a more comfy pair for afternoons at the park, trips to the supermarket, hang over days (which *may* be Saturday at Britmums Live). These are, super comfortable, Fat Face stretch straight legs jeans. I like the deep indigo blue. £16.99 from original £45. Also within my TK Maxx budget I picked up a top and shoes. The pink and black spotted top, I hope, dresses the jeans up a touch. The shoes are by ‘Simple’ have an eco ethos and a espadrille feel. I can see myself wearing these across the summer.
I *may* also have picked up a ‘John Smedley’ merino wool cardigan, at £34.99 from £140 it was rude not to.
So what do you think of my choices? Now you know exactly what to look for please come say hello!
See you at Britmums Live.
TKMaxx provided a budget. The choices, words and opinions are all my own.