Tux Up

A quick, and for me fairly wordless post today. I am STILL full of cold and if I didn’t have an appointment this morning you bet I would still be in PJs and no makeup making woe is me noises and wishing I had a servant to bring me endless cups of tea (which is exactly how I spent yesterday).
I hate having a cold, and it turns me in to a drama queen…though it’s not quite a full blown case of man-flu.





Both this (now ancient) Topshop bow tie vest and ASOS velvet shorts are perfect for when I want to to look smarter than I feel!

I’m hoping to get out and get some sunshine later today (I have penpal letters to post, exciting!) and be back at work tomorrow, so normal posting/posing will resume, just in case you were missing it too much!

How are you celebrating this gorgeous weather? Anyone had a picnic yet? What are your top picnic foods? For me it has to be bite size anything…quiche, sandwiches…anything in miniature!


35 comments for “Tux Up

  1. I love those shorts more and more each time I see them! Like you I like miniatures in picnics, also lots and lots of crisps! Ahhh talking of picnics make me desperate to go on one! Might drag the boy to Hyde Park in a few weeks!

  2. hahaam oh laura you do make me giggle – if only we COULD find servants to bring us tea eh?
    YAY for sunshine, i’m hoping to go for a little walk with mama later – just cos i fear this will be our summer over and done with [ever the optimist].

    Love and balls

  3. This is a really simple outfit but you look stunning πŸ™‚

  4. I like the shorts πŸ™‚ Picnics are definitely about things in miniature and Strawberries. Lots of strawberries. Oh, and a good book πŸ™‚ x

  5. I really love this top.Hope you feel better soon, if you don’t get out make sure all the windows are open so you get lots of fresh air x

  6. I lvoe that top. I hope you feel better soon xxx

  7. I lvoe that top. I hope you feel better soon xxx

  8. I’ve always loved that top of your πŸ™‚
    Picnic food? Bite size cakes and nibbles are a must. Also gotta have a bag of crisps there.

    get well soon xo

  9. i WANT a picnic!! πŸ™‚ it better be sunny at the weekend or i will kick something! πŸ™‚

    feel better soon chick, i love this outfit, i have some similar irver island shorts i have been too scared to wear yet! πŸ™‚

  10. urgh, I hate being ill.

    great outfit, though! xx

  11. I love the top! I feel a DIY coming on!

  12. Such a gorgeous outfit, full of style and attitude.
    Does cider count as a picnic food? xxx

  13. It’s not a picnic without those ready salted chipstick/potato stick things (don’t know the official name, different shops call them different things). Mmmm and lots of cherry tomatoes.

  14. Ooooh i like this outfit! xx

  15. Love the bow tie vest, even if it’s ancient it makes for a great outfit xx

  16. Feel better soon, I hate having colds too, they always hit my chest making me hack and wheeze!

    Loving the bow tie and I tried to take my revision outsided today- epic fail as I couldn’t sit comfortably due to my iffy hip and had to come in. Took my vanilla tea out though, and favourite picnic food- salad, cold sausages/chicken, any type of fruit although I could kill for raspberries, pineapple, apricots and or plums right now.

  17. Really cute πŸ™‚ I hope you are feeling better soon xxx

  18. This outfit makes me really, really, really happy. <3

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  19. Looking very dapper my friend. Love that bow tie and the shorts.

    Hope you are feeling a little better. Nothing worse than feeling rotten when the sun is shining.

    Take care hun.

    X x

  20. aw feel better, lots and lots and lots of herbal tea πŸ™‚ and cute outfit xoxox jen

  21. Hi Sweet friend! I’m sorry to hear about your cold! I hope you get well soon πŸ™‚
    That top is GORGEOUS with the bow tie!

  22. i hope u feel better ^^ and i lvoe the bow tie ^^

  23. Hope you feel better soon love! That top is amazing and those shorts look fab with those long legs of yours! πŸ™‚

    Maria xxx

  24. oh my gosh those velvet shorts are to DIE FOR!

  25. those shorts are AMAZING. and now i want to go on a picnic. excellent, thankyou x

  26. Amy

    Those shorts make me rethink Winter.

    Gorgeous as always!


  27. love the shorts and i’ve already had a grand total of three picnics since the sun came out πŸ™‚ x

  28. love those shorts!

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  29. I subscribe to all those ‘crisps are a must’ comments above (Kettle chips, Walkers sensations, M&S ones especially). In addition- must be baguette, we had gravalax at several picnics last year which is yummy, pate, cherry tomatoes, nice goats cheese, olives, cold sausages. However, it’s usually just a case of feed me with anything though and I’m happy!
    We had several picnics on top of mountains in Greece recently involving olive bread, delicious goat cheese.
    Cute top- very different from the norm!

  30. such a cute look! And I like the extremely tiny scotch eggs that contain the scrabled mix. Buffet bars (awesome) AND jelly. Yum!

  31. I love that vest, I remember when it was in Topshop.

  32. I really like these shorts !

  33. What a fab top. Hope you are starting to feel a bit better love. x

  34. Anonymous

    I want that topshop shirt!! Lovely. I don’t think they’d ship to Canada tho…:-/ -Becky