I'm not beating myself up too much though, I did walk a decent amount last week and I am feeling eager to get back into the swing of it this week. Also I have Pilates which I did not last week and for whatever reason having that one routine class does motivate me more to be more active the rest of the week.
ANYway...the sun has been shining here (I even got a sunburn oops!) which makes me just flat out happy. I cannot overemphasize what a game changer it is when you get actual summery weather here. SO yeah, I may have bought a few things last week I will be wearing once or twice here and then packing away for Florida (hopefully) in the Fall.
I bought this sleeveless(!) blouse* from Maine New England at Debenhams (I would take a pic but it's in the wash as I already wore it) and it is really lovely and cool and yet I feel covered up too, winner.
I also bought some harem style pants because...um I don't know why. They are comfy and lightweight and I guess I still feel odd wearing actual shorts when it's like 70 degrees out even though everyone else here does!
|Stop. Collaborate and LISTEN. ;-0|
|Hmm this t-shirt is not the one for these pants|
Ok so unsurprisingly these bad boys do not photograph particularly flattering, but I do not care because my legs are Vanilla Ice Ice cool baby!
These were on sale for 30% off along with most of Debenhams' own brand Collection: they have a few prints in this style including a groovy pink and purple pair in the same cut which I might also have to scoop up. I don't see my b&w paisley print ones on the site but they had plenty left in store - though the summer clothes are dwindling now that it has finally become summery, of course!
They come up big, I am folding the waistband on these to minimize the "crotch bag" effect but I prefer them a bit roomy like this. They are super soft and lightweight, almost semi-sheer but not so sheer you can't just wear black undies and deal if you know what I mean. I think these will be perfect for the beach in a few months :-)
I also had a tiny little delve into Primark. Where I could not say no to what I think are these shockingly good Converse dupes:
|Primark Converse lookalikes|
Not bad, am I right? They were only £6, and to be honest I can no longer justify forking out £50 for Converse, which have NO support for my fallen arches (I will still wear my orthotics with these obvs) - these actually feel slightly more cushioned to me, and I was needing a plain, go with anything trainer (sneaker ;-0). The fashion trainer game in Primark is impressive at the moment, I was also eyeing up some pretty metallic rose gold ones.
Also in Primark I picked up a more next season type item: a warm-ish cardigan.
It's dreamy Aztec blankety goodness just called to me from across the shop floor, I was powerless, really! I bought a large and it's not super roomy but I don't even care, I love it so. It was £14 but I still had some leftover birthday pennies on a gift card so it only cost me £7. I won't lie, I also immediately though "Airplane sweater!" because I am a travel wardrobe obsessed nut. ;-0
Are you guys still scooping up things in the summer sales or are you ready for Autumn? It's a weird time of year here, because often August and September are much nicer than June & July in Scotland for summer weather (fingers crossed!), and yet in a couple of weeks there will be nothing but Fall/Winter stuff in the shops. I wish they gave us a bit longer to just live in the moment and enjoy where we are at, just me?
* Along with getting my arms out, I also did the whole "Walking around without something covering my butt" thing this week. CRAZY am I right? (I don't know if it is just me but I am a serial, lifelong butt coverer upper, I blame years of having a bubble butt when flat butts were in!). Here is a pic of me on Instagram, all brazen like (shameless ploy for Insta follows, my Instagram game is um...getting there!)