Tomorrow is D Day for me and I’ll be starting my new job so I thought I’d try a new superfast post to cover off a bit of weekend chic. This might be the sort of post I have to do for a while until I settle into my new routine. Quite a few of your survey responses (yes I have read and analysed every single one – thank you so much for your time and enthusiasm) have asked me to try to post at a regular time so you know when to expect it. At the moment I nearly always post on a Tuesday and Friday. This will probably change but as soon as I’m on top of it I’ll let you know. A big sorry to those of you who have asked for more posts in a week, maybe one day but for now it will just be twice – I’m very flattered that you want more though and will do my best.

So, a quick weekend chic round up of outfits, it could work quite well if I do a weekend post and a weekday one now that I’m going to have two distinctive types of dressing. All items that are current have links.

On Saturday we were on the university rounds and thankfully the eldest has settled back onto his first choice which is the one that the team at Saatchi and Saatchi told him to go for when he did his internship. So, assuming he gets the grades (!), he will be going to Lancaster University Management School which comes top in all the league tables for his subject. It’s great for me because it’s only a 45 minute drive away, less exciting for him because he won’t be somewhere completely new but he knows that the course wins hands down.( I’m only detailing this because I know quite a few of you are in the same boat). This is what I wore:

weekend chic

Zara Jumper; Gap denim shirt; Next relaxed skinny jeans; Boden pointed loafers; Zara necklace

If I look uncomfortable it’s because some of you told me off in the survey for standing with my legs crossed. I do it because it feels less awkward as you can see – I look as though I’m about to executed!

On Saturday night we went out for dinner with the boys because, as I mentioned on Friday, Mr MC was up for reselection to the GB karate squad on Sunday so wouldn’t be with us for Mother’s Day. We took them out for their first Tepanyaki which was a great success, they loved the flames and having food tossed at them to catch in their mouths was boy heaven. Once again I really wished I’d bought the IDLF tuxedo in December, I dithered and it was gone. If you see one anywhere with satin lapels while you’re shopping please do let me know but I suspect I’ll have to wait until Winter. Anyway this is what I wore:

weekend chic

Mango shirt; TopShop faux leather jeans; Jigsaw Milly shoes; Zara clutch; Zara necklace

I still really rate the TopShop leather jeans because of their high waist which sucks everything in. A close up of the shoes because they’re half price in this colour at the moment, are very comfortable, lovely quality and most sizes are available. I’ve been looking for some lovely red shoes for ages and these are my pick.


Yesterday, after waiting all morning for the eldest to arise from his bed, I was finally able to open this exciting selection which included the new Jo Malone Rock The Ages Tudor Rose fragrance – it is supposed to celebrate the unity of the houses of Lancaster and York in Tudor times although being a born and bred Lancastrian I’m not sure that unity between these two places has ever been a thing – to this day we’re still sworn rivals!


Jo Malone Rock The Ages

There was lots of chocolate because I’ve been missing it – I’ve given up sugar for Lent but said at the beginning that Mother’s Day would be the exception. The funny thing is that everything tasted so sickly sweet I didn’t actually want to eat it which ended up being a bonus for the boys.

We had a lazy day and special mention must be given to the youngest who was extremely attentive and waited on me hand and foot but just couldn’t understand why my idea of a relaxing morning was reading the newspapers rather than playing on Minecraft with him. In the afternoon we went for a mooch around the lovely little independent shops in my favourite market town, Kirkby Lonsdale (the boys even managed not to grumble), followed by a spot of afternoon tea.


I would normally have dressed up a bit more for this but given that I’m going to be smart all week I thought I’d do smart casual:

weekend chic

Woolovers cashmere and merino jumper; Jigsaw dark denim shirt; Next smart tapered jeans, Jigsaw Milly shoes

I just want to talk to you about these Next ‘jeans’ which were a tip given to me by my reader Nicola (many of you will know her from the comments). I think they’re brilliant, very similar to Boden’s Bistro crops – they’re a very dark, stiff denim so right on trend for this season but you would never know they were denim until you looked closely. This means they look smart, you could easily wear them for even a very formal workplace, but they have a slight edge to them. They’re also a really nice change from normal jeans for weekend wear. Plus they’re only £20! A word of warning though, they come up pretty big so size down.

When we got home a very happy Mr MC had returned after fighting all day and being reselected for the training squad – not bad for an old man of 44. So, it was a good weekend for us all – and now I must get my ducks in a row for tomorrow. I’m trying to Instagram more often so you may see what I choose to wear on my first day if everything goes according to plan – @Mildifechic. If not I’ll be back later in the week. Keep in touch lovely people and keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow morning…