I don't know about you, but I really, really feel the cold. It's ridiculous and when I'm cold I'm cranky. Those poor Twitter folk are probably fed up with my whinging about it not being summer any more, so it's about time I did something about it and got super cosy. Here's how I've been doing it...
Black leggings may not be the height of fashion right now, but for winter they are still super practical. I've just picked up a new pair from Miss Selfridge and I've never had a more comfy pair. They are slightly shiny (not wet-look) and cost around £14. The sizing is spot on which is lucky as I didn't try them on in the store. I've now got my eye on the black glitter leggings and crushed velvet leggings, also from Miss Selfridge. I really didn't think I'd warm to the velvet ones, but they are much nicer in the flesh and quite subtle.
Seems drastic, but it saves a few bob on the old heating bill. Damart were kind enough to send over some tights, socks and a couple of vests for me to try, no harm in trying these things out. Who knew thermals could look pretty, the vests are actually quite nice. Only problem is that work finally fixed the heating so on the second occasion I wore one, I ended up over-heating. I'd rather that than be chilly though. I just wish someone could make thermals slightly more glamorous... the Damart website is definitely not aimed at my age group.
I treated myself to a haul of Jonathan Aston tights at Britain's Next Top model Live, for £4 a pair. Much better value than usual selling price. I love the colours and creative patterns although I didn't go too crazy. I Stuck with fairly neutral shades, apart from one bright red pair for when I need a mood pick-me-up.
Aussie are currently challenging us Angels to put their 'Take the Heat' range to the test. In the theme of heat, they sent over a box of goodies to keep me warm and cosy including a faux fur muff to keep my hands toasty. Fab! I also couldn't resist buying Aldo's faux leopard fur ear muffs. I can't wait for it to be cold enough to wear them. We'll be heading out for another Aussie event on London's Southbank next Friday night, can't wait to see what they've got in store.
Heavier fabrics are the order of the day and that's one of the reason I nabbed this tartan skirt from Dorothy Perkins. With a pair of thick tights, it's warm and on-trend. It also goes pretty well with the blue coat I recently got. My French Connection tweed coat that I've had for a couple of years is still the warmest of them all though. It's no longer looking its best, but it's still number 1.
And the clocks go back this Saturday night which means an extra hour in bed. Heaven.