What do I want for my birthday this year? One hour in Zara with someone else’s credit card.
Not, in fact, from Zara but H&M. These are the H&M Utility Trousers in Khaki Green and I true-love them. Rarely take them off. Superseded only by joggers in terms of comfort, but deceptively smart looking. A snip at £19.99. Very flattering. (From the front. All paperbag trousers look terrible from behind. They elongate your bottom giving a sort of odd, flat, elephant quality to it. But I don’t really care what I look like from back there as I don’t ever see it. Ignorance is bliss.)
Now this is from Zara. The Zara Soft Fabric Coat in Light Grey, £49.99. I covet it. Along with everything else in that shop. One of each please. It isn’t a proper coat. It isn’t lined. More of a jacket, or a robust felt cardigan. But it looks great on, have visited it in the face. Just waiting for the right time to introduce it to all the other grey coats in my wardrobe.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, £6.99 at Waterstones.
Every office has an Eleanor. An odd-bod introvert. Bit of a jobsworth, not very sociable. Easy to mock. This debut novel from Gail Honeyman is a lovely story about the good in ordinary people. It also serves as a quiet reminder that everyone is different, everyone has their own story, and that everyone could benefit from being a little kinder to one another.
Til next time,