So I’ve been thinking about Mary Poppins a lot lately. Partly because we spotted Jane from the film in the 70s re-make of 39 Steps…… partly because I’ve been planning one of my little jam jar scenes in honour of the prim nanny….. and partly because I’ve been thinking quite practically of late. It may be down to the dismal weather, or just a phase I’m having, but my style at the moment certainly has a practical leaning…… sheepskin lined, soft leather boots….. wax jacket….. even lace up wellies. I’m even planning to make a huge patchwork quilt from offcuts in my fabric box, as well as a little pocketed pinny in a similar style. Practical AND resourceful!
And so I thought that this Wednesday I’d share with you some of the more practical things I’ve been mooning over…. because it’s sure to pass soon and I’ll be back to sequinned flamingo jumpers and sky scraper heels in no time!
There are plenty of parkas out there at the moment….. both in the shops and being worn out and about. It’s fortuitous really as I can’t see this rain stopping, like, ever! I don’t think anyone does utilitarian quite like All Saints though, and their parka collection is my favourite by far. I love the Sahara Parka with its big slouchy pockets and crumply hood. It’s made from cotton and silk too, which is pre-washed for softness. Oh and I adore the specially developed branded metal buttons. Love buttons.
My lovely lace up Hunter boots are getting far more wear than I’d imagined already due to the copious amounts of rain bucketing down….. I had rather thought I would use them mainly when out of London on dog walks etc. but it seems that May in London calls for a pair of wellies now! And so I thought a second pair, just for the city would be a good idea…. to go with skirts and smarter stuff really. And when I came across this new shade, in the gorgeously glossy finish, I thought how wonderful to wear sunshine yellow to cheer up a dull, grey day (not to mention my current devotion to everything yellow!).
Well, that’s enough moaning about the weather again for one post.