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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Culottes, are they hard to wear?

Culottes are they hard to wear?

Culottes, fabulous or hideous? 

This is my first culotte trial....every part of me was screaming a theoretical NO!
Are they only for super-young, super-skinny, super-gorgeous people? I asked myself.
I hope not... so I thought I would give them a go.
I went for a more 'grown-up' look today. Which was slightly out of my comfort-zone.

Osprey handbag ice watch
As I was nervous about concept of culottes I bought a cheap and cheerful pair from Matalan in a 'classic' khaki colour. They are a good fit and will go with lots of different things BUT I am wishing I had been braver and bought some colour or pattern, or Both!!

I think that I need to put together something more casual next time.
Dare I say it, a bit less 'mumsy'??!! Birkenstocks/pool slides, a funky tee? Watch this space.

Back to today.
It is a bit warmer (a whole 16 degrees, woo hoo) so my toes are out in ernest, although I was wishing I had popped some socks inside my sandals.
I like that look and especially the feel.
It gives me a little extra warmth and makes a shoe more comfortable. I agree that it's not for everyone though. It's an acquired taste.

I also needed a scarf. In fact I (nearly) always wear one.... and if it's not on me, it's in my bag. Handy to have for extra warmth but also great to shelter from the sun (dream on).

These sandals are so comfortable but give a little height, which is very handy for my first culotte day.... breaking myself in gently and my bag was another hubby birthday gift...give that man a gold star!

Culottes: Matalan
Cashmere Jumper: CX London (old)
Bag: Ospray
Glasses: Fenchurch
Watch: Ice
Shoes: Clarks Originals.



  1. Samantha thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, it's so nice to meet you! Congrats on starting a blog, if you're anything like me you will absolutely love it.

    I'd love to wear culottes but sadly I just don't have the legs for them, but you absolutely do - they look incredible on you!! The skinny ankles you mentioned are so perfect for this style: I just see slender, gorgeous legs so keep rocking them as much as you can!!!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

    P.S. Are you on Twitter or any other social media? I'd love to be able to give you a shout out but I can't tag you in unless you're on social (so you won't know about it)! x

    1. Wow Catherine, thank you for your helpful comments. It is very kind of you to take the time. I have to admit that I am a complete novice and am trying to figure out how to add pintrest and twitter to my page. In fact I am clueless at the moment! I hope to look a slick as you one day!

  2. Aaaaand I've just seen your comment message about your Twitter handle... sorry!! Don't forget to get your social media buttons at the top of your sidebar (that's where people expect to see them :) xx

    1. Just need to figure out how to do that! Thank you for the tip. x


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