Proof that I don’t always take myself too seriously, here’s a picture of my fun animal print socks that I love to wear hidden beneath any outfit. On this occasion, I wore them beneath my new wide-legged wool trousers by Jigsaw that I bought from John Lewis in the January sale. I knew I had to have them as soon as I tried the trousers on – they were half price and fit perfectly so a no-brainer, really 😉


I bought the Hush Puppies brogues from Schuh about five years ago and they’re still a firm favourite around this time of year. I love the pretty design on them and the fact that they’re a little vintage inspired. As is the black top beneath the cardigan, which is something I’ve had even longer. It has a hint of the Victorian era, don’t you think? It’s the frill at the collar combined with the ‘bib’ style addition at the front. I absolutely love it. It certainly gets a lot of wear in the cooler months. It has short sleeves with a little additional frill which is a nice touch when it’s warm enough not to bother with a cardie.

A hint of red

I added the simple red cardigan from H&M for a dash of colour and also to tie in my scrumptious new handbag (a gift from Jackie, my mother-in-law) which you will remember from just a few posts ago where I showcased an entire outfit she bought for me.

Simple and comfy

This was a comfy and simple outfit for a fun evening out to a friend’s house for dinner – one I practically threw together with hardly a thought (I love it when that happens). It was probably helped by the fact we were running a bit late, hence why most of the photos came out a bit blurred because hubby was rushing to leave lol. Typical, huh?



Not Dressed as Lamb / Vanity and Me /

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish / Shelbee on the Edge

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    How fun! I absolutely adore that bag and how much do I love that you were fun little socks! I must say, Red is one of the best colors on you! I have always loved the wide leg trousers and I’ve seen so many in the stores but now I want to definitely go out and buy a couple more pairs for spring. I hope you have a wonderful day beautiful!

    • I used to love wearing red, Andrea! And then, for some reason, I wasn’t so sure about it anymore. I thought maybe I’d grown out of it lol. I’m delighted you think it’s still one of my best colours…I just might have to go shopping for more!!
      Thank you, Gorgeous!!
      Suzy xx

  • Just LOVE this outfit, the socks, the shoes, the bag, the trousers…..And red and grey, which I love together!

    • Thanks Gail! I agree about red and grey – it’s a match made in heaven 😀
      Suzy x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I wore my pants like these just yesterday….but I didn’t have such a fun purse!! It’s the bomb, Suzy!!

  • ADA

    Hi Suzy, so nice to see you again. Love the sophisticated yet a little retro way you styled these wool trousers. Your oxford shoes and socks are so cute!

    I’d love for you to stop by my blog and linkup this Thursday with me. Stop by on Thursdays and share your great sense of style with my readers. =) Thanks and Happy Hump Day!

    <3 Ada.

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party. The bag is a great find and perfect fits to the outfit!

  • Anna Marcus

    I like your choice of colours for the this outfit. The bag brings some playfulness to the look

  • Love the colour combination here Suzy. And what a great find those trousers were! I’m loving the frilled tops out in the shops too, you will get a lot of wear out of that it’s gorgeous. Thank you for linking up to Celebrating Style. x

    • Would you believe that it’s YEARS old, that top? lol I love it when some old things need seem to go out of style!
      Thanks sweetie!
      Suzy x

  • Suzy, I completely adore this outfit! The wide legged trousers are so flattering and the ruffle shirt is absolutely superb! Add in those pops of red and those amazing brogues and bag…and you really created a magnificently stylish outfit! Something I would totally wear, too! Thanks so much for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!


    • Thanks Shelbee! I could quite easily see you in the very same outfit 😀
      Suzy xx

  • I love the fun socks with the brogues! Great trousers, I bet you’ll get loads of wear from them. Such an unusual bag, I love it 🙂

    Emma xxx