Last spring, as we welcomed our darling Cooper, I promised him that his mummy will make the most stylish companion a pup could possibly imagined. Not that he cared - I did. I really did not want my beautiful boy to walk alongside a frumpy God-known-what-she's-got-on woman. So I went online and got myself a linen blazer. To smarten things up a bit.
Sprint through the last twelve months, I am now playing the wardrobe planning game again. Because I want to and, boy, I need to. Last year nobody would predict that Coop would not only be an early riser (think 5:30, well, 5:45 tops), but powered by both solar energy and hidden Energiser battery, which I am yet to locate.
Which basically means that comes morning I have to be up and running in 5-10 minutes sharp, which leaves very little time for prettifying and daydreaming. Instead I open my wardrobe, pull out a few things, throw them on and head out of the door with a smiling pup by my side.
Yes, I love it very much. Life is good. But as the spring came to town I realised that life can be made even better and easier with a dose of shopping and wardrobe updating, especially because high street offerings are so fabulous I simply cannot resist them.
So here's my edit for the season. The best of the best. Some already in my wardrobe, others - will be soon. Gorgeous little things, aren't they?
Shop: 1. Cotton shirt (£18), 2. Top (£12), 3. Trench coat (£60), 4. Linen blazer (£35), 5. Shoulder bag (£29), 6. Espadrilles with ribbons (£19), 7. White & black espadrilles (£65), 8. Sunglasses (£19), 9. Scarf (£16), 10. Sandals (£35), 11. Hat (£9), 12. Sunglasses (£8), 13. Cuff bracelet (£10), 14. Jeans (£35), 15. Trousers (£19), 16. Straw bag (£40), 17. Cross-body bag (£25)
Photo source: Raquel Zimmermann for Mango (photography: Josh Olins, styling: Aleksandra Woroniecka, make-up: Sally Branka, hair: Shon)