Bovary's Sunday Style

By mrsbovary, May 3 2017 09:13AM

This jumper is from Whistles’ ‘resort’ collection. I don’t know what that means. Its cut and cuff colours are sublime. I bought one the other day. It has brought me tremendous happiness. My own, private, sartorial resort. Maybe that is what it means.

By mrsbovary, May 3 2017 09:11AM

Back in half term I was in Trotters with the kids. Hubert was getting his hair cut. Behind me, sitting on the aeroplane seat thing in the shoe bit, was a woman with three children. She was talking about how she wasn’t sleeping very well. It had something to do with being the sort of person who makes lists in her mind at night. She was someone who had an active mind, she said. She was just that sort of person. She was sleeping so badly in fact, that she went to the Massage Centre on Turnham Green Terrace in an attempt to get her relaxed enough to sleep. Then she said:

“It could be worse. I was in that boutique, Iris, on the High Road the other day and this woman completely lost it when it turned out that they didn’t have a pair of boots in her size. I mean she just burst into tears.”

Then the girl behind the counter in Trotters said: “It must have been something else that tipped her over. It must have been the final straw. I can’t imagine anyone crying over boots.”

I can! Me! Cry, woman, cry like a WOLF when you can’t get your trotters into a pair of new season Isabel Marants. Howl. Howl at the moon!

Hmm, I mused. The people here are even madder than in Hampstead. These are my people.

So I went into Iris last Friday (Black Friday). I took the kids (ain’t got no one else to take them). Hubert was on his buggy board. I had all the shit jangling off the pram. We are a hideous, awkward, inconvenient, clunking, travelling freak show these days. (It will pass. It will pass). The girls at Iris didn’t help me open the door to get all my tremendous shit and children through, which only served to prolong the excoriating spectacle of us going into anywhere that isn’t Waitrose or M & S where they have a nice little slope, big aisles and automatic doors and no judgment. And then I picked up a pair of boots and they were £330. And then the shop girl (you only work in a shop you know. You can drop the attitude. (An Ab Fab reference there for the more mature Bovarine)) came up to me and said:

“Just so you know, we are doing 20% off today.”

“Great.” I said.

“Apart from on New Season, accessories, something, something, something.” (She was drowned out at this point by Hubert’s protests. He hates going anywhere that doesn't sell ice cream. Terrible lovely little shit!)

“What about these?” I asked, holding up a boot.

“No. They’re accessories.”

“Oh, ok.”

I put the boot down and steered the pram towards the door as if captaining the Titanic. And then I went through the humiliating ordeal of getting us all out of the shop again. Rattle, clunk, thud, ow. And just as I was on the pavement the shop girl (you only work in a shop you know. You can drop the attitude) sauntered over to door, pushing it shut and said:

“Can I help you with that?”

And I saw my rattled reflection in the shop window from the outside and I said to myself it will pass it will pass

By mrsbovary, May 3 2017 09:05AM

Anine Bing is a new clothing brand from LA, by the eponymous ex model. The clothes are nice - inspired by Saint Laurent but cheaper.

My favourite thing about it is the sale site which comes on periodically with items up to 60% off. I recently bought some sunglasses from it and they are lovely.

Anine Bing sale site here.

By mrsbovary, May 3 2017 08:48AM

I have a black beanie with a pom pom bobble on top. I like it but don’t think I can get away with it. A pom pom bobble seems youthful and frivolous.

When people say that they think that they can’t get away with something what are they talking about? What will happen to them if they don’t get away with it? Will they be caught and punished by someone who is skilled in age – appropriate accessorising? Will they be exiled from civilisation and sent to the moon? Will they be made to live out the remainder of their days in the company of those people who say ‘literally’?

What is the worst that can happen were I to wear my black cashmere hat with the pom pom bobble on top?

By mrsbovary, May 3 2017 08:44AM

M&S’s La Maison de Senteurs collection. It’s not maternity nightwear. It’s just nightwear for women that is nice and not upsetting. But if you wanted to wear it for maternity purposes just choose two or three (or ten) sizes up. That’s what I did. It’s feminine not femimum!

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