Legs Eleven

20140312-173626.jpg

Hi Folks! It’s been a while huh?

With being away in the US for work for almost two weeks and coming home to various house-move dramas, the blog has taken a little bit of a back seat I’m afraid.

Those of you that follow me on Twitter and Instagram though shouldn’t be disappointed though as I do find it much easier to quickly use these and often keep them updated.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of the trousers I’ve been wearing recently. It’s been better weather so I can go barefoot and free-ankled (I hate nothing more than wearing tights under trousers, or socks with shoes) and since doing the #Whole30, they all fit again!

I do love a pair of statement trousers and I’m looking forward to the summer when I get can more of them out with vests and silk tops.

I’ve also recently invested in some new jeans as I’ve found most of mine are now ill-fitting. The Gap Always Skinny are fantastic. Great fit, rise and wash. I may need to get them in the Dark Indigo too.

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Pining for Pastels

I has an email drop into my inbox this morning from Gap and it made me pine after the pastels that I really can’t wear.

20140205-221456.jpg

20140205-221503.jpg

20140205-221511.jpg
Gorgeous peaches, pinks and blues, they really do nothing for my skin tone unfortunately. However I do try and wear them on my bottom half to get my fix. (How amazing are those floral Oxford shoes though?!)

Its lucky that SS14 this year has other colours that I can lust over. More on that later this week.

Are you a pastel fan?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Sale Stars

20140129-095146.jpg

This season I was conscious to be more savvy in my sale shopping as I usually end up with things on a whim that are worn a couple of times and then never seen again.

I have taken to pinning the standout items I like and then revisiting the website, or actual store, during sale time in the hope that I find what I want, but cheaper.

This strategy worked a treat this year. I’m not sure if it was because the sales started mega-early (two weeks before Christmas in some cases) or if it was because some are still on and there have been returns of items bought in the first few days of the sale. Either way, I managed to get the key items that were on my list, HUGELY reduced.

You’ll see from the above that three skirts are now gracing my wardrobe… The Whistles Camo Jacquard Print mini, a J Crew navy and black lace mini, and a Topshop velvet & sequin pencil.

20140129-104309.jpg
The Whistles Camo I got a bit obsessed about, but a visit to my local store and a phone call to a store in London meant I managed to get the last one in my size for under £50. I was originally hankering after the trousers but the skirt is much more versatile.

20140129-104912.jpg
The J Crew skirt was £148 originally and last week in NYC I managed to pick it up for about £12.50! It was reduced to $39.99 in the sale and when I got to the till it was 50% off!

The Topshop skirt I was stalking on line but it sold out in my size. I was then looking at the dress in the same fabric but the comments on the site were that it was super short… And for me not as wearable. I then found it in store for £10 in my size! Nice surprise.

20140129-104956.jpg

20140129-105005.jpg
As for the other items, The Gap slip on’s were shoes I’d looked at prior to the sale but a visit to a store meant I picked them up for £7.99. Gap’s store sales are much better value than the website BTW.

The Jumper and Shoes were a more high end sale purchase, the jumper being Chinti & Parker from The Outnet and the shoes being the Vixen from Russell & Bromley. Both pieces I was in love with so glad I got at a reduced price.

Did you have any sale steal stories this season? Would love to know.

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-day

20131112-082214.jpg
M&S Almond Toe Slipper flats in Red Suede

I’m having a bit of a red moment. I’m not sure whether its because of the season, a little nod towards Christmas; because its grey and dull outside; or because I recently rediscovered a booklet of colours that suit me that I was given after a group ColourMeBeautiful session. Whichever way, I love it! Last week’s outfit was the start.

20131112-084314.jpg
Plus the Red Cups are back!! 🙂

20131112-084439.jpg

Red is such a rich colour and as my Mum’s favourite, has always featured highly in my wardrobe. It can brighten up an otherwise somber outfit, or can be head turning worn as a block.

These shoes are a great way to use it as a pick me up, especially as today’s outfit is mainly navy. This style of shoe is also great. Slightly pointed to elongate the feet but not too much so that toes are squashed.

Today I’m wearing:
Navy Merino Crew Neck Jumper – Uniqlo (Men’s)
Printed Trousers – Gap via eBay

I LOVE the extra-fine Merino men’s jumpers from Uniqlo. Size Small is the perfect “boyfriend” fit for me. Plus, they are £19.90!

Are you red wearers?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-Day

20130423-184102.jpg
Gap Blue Suede Tassel Loafers

Today these shoes have given a pop of colour to a go-to outfit for me… Stripes. Last Monday, Rebecca over at Florence Finds posted about The Style Up. After reading her post, I signed myself up, as who doesn’t need some inspiration in the mornings when getting ready? I swear it was easier when I was at school, or working in a hotel, where a uniform was required. No thought needed!

My inspiration email arrived last night and it was very doable with clothes I knew I could access (I’m in the middle of a wardrobe transition). Below you’ll see my inspiration image, and my take on it

20130423-184447.jpg
I do get one of these emails every day, but I often just bank them. Yesterday’s was easy to recreate. I did have a trench on but I ditched it as today has been GLORIOUS! Whoop whoop, Spring is here!

Now back to the shoes. For those of you that follow me on Instagram you may recall that I also have these particular shoes in a different colourway. Both were bought in the Gap Sale but the blue ones were an amazing bargain at an extra reduction… £9.99! Under £10 for Suede! Yes please. Here they are in the Beige/Neon Yellow.

20130423-184818.jpg
I have my eye open for the Pink. They are so comfortable. I don’t think the green made it to UK shores.

20130423-184918.jpg

20130423-184936.jpg

They seriously are so comfy. Slippers! That’s a good thing considering the condition my feet are in!

I’m wearing them with:

Navy & White Bretton Tunic – Uniqlo
Black Opaque Tights – M&S
Black Beaded Necklace – Phase Eight
Blue Patent Belt – ASOS

More sun = wider choice of shoes now. Can’t wait 🙂

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X