Some of you may remember when I first featured this Windsmoor camel cape back in October – it hadn’t really got cold then, plus I even photographed it before we went on our summer holiday.
Now the temperatures have dropped enough to warrant a big wool cape I thought it was time (last weekend) to style it up again in a different way.
Comfort is key for me at the moment with my bad leg (and for those of you who kindly keep asking – thank you for all the good wishes! I’m well on the road to recovery, the pain is now minimal and I’m walking almost normally). So skinnies are out, as is anything that presses on the back of my leg – opaque tights are my new best friend. A sweater dress I last featured on the blog a year ago and some thick, good quality opaques with a perfect mid-heel black boot were super-comfy but kept me nice and warm.
COMFORT IS KEY FOR ME AT THE MOMENT WITH MY BAD LEG SO TIGHT SKINNIES ARE OUT, AS IS ANYTHING THAT RUBS THE BACK OF MY LEG.
OPAQUE TIGHTS ARE MY NEW BEST FRIEND.
I know it makes me sound kind of old lady-ish (comfy thick tights! A nice low heel! Nothing that rubs!) but I tell you, for someone who is normally an active person this back/leg injury has been a real wake-up call for me. I will never again take for granted a healthy, working body that is able to run, jump about and generally keep fit. I will never again sit on the sofa eating cakes because I’m “just too tired” to work out or even go for a brisk walk.
Having a healthy body – and looking after it – is something I’m going to be addressing much more in the months to come once I’m fully recovered. I’ve always wanted to do more health and fitness posts, and now my eyes have been opened to how I’ve been making too many excuses and having too much of a passive attitude towards my fitness. I hope you’ll join me…!
Have you started a new regime for this New Year? What are your biggest frustrations when it comes to your fitness goals? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @notlamb – I’ll make a note of everything for my future health and fitness posts!
Cape: c/o Windsmoor (half price!) | Dress: c/o La Reoute (close match) | Boots: ASOS | Tights: Pretty Polly 120 denier (similar) | Bag: c/o Brenda Mcleod (similar save, similar splurge) | Sunglasses: c/o Lulus (similar) | Gloves: Old, unknown (I like these)
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