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Sunday, 17 November 2019

What I Wore * 7 days of REAL OutfitS!

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

Hello and welcome back to another "What I Wore This Week".
It's a sneak peek into my real (and not so perfect) style life.

Every week I'm attempting to cut through the BS and share what I really wore each day.
The good.
The bad.
AND the downright ugly!

Don't worry, I'll not be boring you with the details of my life (it's probably much the same as yours) BUT I will share the outfits I wore to live it!

MONDAY

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

ORANGE POLONECK: Kettlewell colours (old)... see it with a BOLD dress here.
RUST TOP: Asda (old)... see it styled here.
NECKLACE: Oliver Bonas (old)
TEDDY COAT: Next (past season)
KHAKI SMART WOOL JOGGERS: Topshop (past season)
WHITE TRAINERS: Puma (old)

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

SQUAT PROOF LEGGINGS: Wobuk
HOODY: H&M
FURRY BOOTS: Bearpaw (older than old!)
WOOL SCARF: Moschino (very old)

Mondays are busy days for me.
I need it like that!

I'm not a big fan of Mondays.
I know many people promote positive thinking and new-week, new-challenge attitudes BUT I just can't.
Call me miserable and negative if you like but Mondays are just a day I need to get through.
I try (I really do) but no matter how hard I tell myself to be positive I still HATE Mondays.
They're full of stress and I would always rather spend the day in bed!

The way I cope with Monday-moring-itis is to pack loads of delicious snacks for my work breaks.
Good food means a happy face for me!
Plus, I've scheduled in a Bodybalance class in the evening.
It gives me something positive to look forward to.

Going to the gym on a Monday is the perfect way to unwind after the stresses and strains of this full-on start to the week.

Are you a positive Monday person?
Or, are you like me, and just want to get through it without having a flakey!?

TUESDAY

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

Tuesday involved another trip to the big city.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh to be precise!

The sun was shining but it was BITTER cold.

(Edinburgh is always colder than home even though they're not very far away from each other.)

I also visited my son (who studies in Edinburgh) and we went for a delicious lunch at a great seafood restaurant called Fishers.
I had a brilliant day!

FAUX LEATHER PLEATED MIDI SKIRT: Primark (a gift)
BROWN TEDDY COAT: Next (past season)
BLACK LEATHER BOOTS: Dr Martens
GREEN TWEED HAT: old gents cap!
SCARF: Borrowed from my daughter!

WEDNESDAY

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

Wednesday was another busy busy busy day BUT luckily casual clobber was okay.
Comfort and warmth were the order of the day.
I'm as warm as toast here, despite my jacket not being a full jacket!

A gilet (or sleeveless jacket) is perfect for wearing alone or layering over (or under) a coat.

SHEEPSKIN GILET: Hidepark
WOOL JUMPER: Vintage Charity shopped
TWEED CAP: Gents and old!
WASHED OUT BLACK JEANS: Topshop (old)
OTK PALE TAN BOOTS: Duo (old)

THURSDAY

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

Thursday involved more time in the lab working away.
I was feeling a little low on this day so wearing some contrasting colours were important.
Colour always manages to lift my mood.

I'm someone who is influenced enormously by colour.
Wearing dark and drab colours make me feel down and VERY drab.
Colour is always a good idea in my book.

Even muted colours like these will work wonders to lift my mood.

BURGUNDY CULOTTES: Boden (past season)
PLUM POLONECK: Uniqlo (old)
LEOPARD SCARF: A gift
BLACK BOOTs: Duo (very old)
CASHMERE GILET: Charity shopped and old too.
ORANGE WOOL COAT: Hearts and hands... so old it's practically geriatric!

FRIDAY

What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

Friday was a busy (aka Manic!) day at work and I decided to go REALLY casual.
Jeans and a jumper.
We don't have an official dress down Friday but I made one myself (ha!) because I needed to be comfortable.

To be honest, I could probably wear my pyjamas to work and no one would give two hoots.
As long as we're there to do the job is doesn't matter.
We ARE in lab coats after all!

WHITE TRAINERS: Primark
LEOPARD JUMPER: H&M
SHEEPSKIN GILET: Hidepark
BAG: Bought online.
CASHMERE HAT: old

SATURDAY

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HOODY: Fabletics (old)
LEGGINGS: Sweaty Betty (old)
TRAINERS: New Balance


What I really Wore this Week | 7 Real Life Outfits |  Fake Fabulous

CASHMERE JUMPER: Charity shopped
GREY JOGGERS: H&M
GREY LONG CARDIGAN: La Redoute (very old)

Saturday I spend in the gym... and a spot of chatting tagged onto the end of my gym visit!
I spent most of the morning in gym gear and most of the afternoon in joggers and cosy layers.
What a slob!

Not chic at all and I'm not sorry.

SUNDAY

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Sundays are my favourite day of the week!
I can slip into Slobby-slob-Mc-Slob mode and veg out in my joggers and cosy knits.
Brilliant!!

BLUE VELOUR JOGGERS: Asda (very old)
RED MERINO JUMPER: Ted Baker (charity shopped)
COSY SOCKS: Heatholders (very old)

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15 comments

  1. I like seeing what people are really wearing. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Looking as cute as ever! Love the fun hats, Sam. Your Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday looks are my fave.I bounce back and forth with sharing these OOTD posts on my blog. I will do well for a while and then be in such a rush getting out the door that photos stop happening. :(

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    1. I keep forgetting too Jennie!
      Luckily i'm just taking a phone selfie... no real photos needed :o)
      XXX

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  3. I love Mondays, I start work a workout and then a few hours of blogging. I don't work on the laptop in the weekend and always look forward to do so on Monday. I love this series!

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    1. That sounds great Nancy!
      I work all day then gym in the evening BUT I would love to do it the other way around sometimes.
      XXX

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  4. I adore these posts! They are a little annoying because they show you are just as gorgeous dressed up as dressed down! I mean, who looks that stunning in Sunday joggers and a jumper?? Such a pretty face :-)

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    1. Hahahahha... Lisa, you are incredibly generous (or slightly tipsy!) :oP
      "Bag lady chic" is what my husband calls it.
      XXX

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  5. I like seeing what you really wear as well, Samantha. Most of us keep coming back because you're authentic, and seeing your actual outfits is reassuring (whew! I'm not alone in my slob outfits at home!).

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    1. Yay for our slobbing outfits Sheila!
      They're THE most comfortable and the best IMO :oP
      Thank you so much for your kind words.
      XXX

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  6. I love all these cool real outfits. You look so cute with less make-up (if I may say) :) Lise

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  7. looking fab through the whole week!, even on Monday!. I don't hate particularly Mondays, but I'm a lucky girl who works in a comfy office and has a convenient timetable!. Anyway, all work is work!
    I love your teddy coat and those rusty colors, and also love your sheepskin gillet over pullovers, you totally rock those outfits!, looking casual&cool!
    I always enjoy to see some Real Life!, even gym clothes!
    besos

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