Last time I looked it was March. Then it rained for what felt like 6 weeks and now it’s the middle of June! Term will end any minute now and we’ll be back in the summer holidays, my least favourite time of year.
And so the only thing to do is go shopping. My son Sam, who is now eight, still requires a very certain type of summer short. They must not be stiff or slim or have a button-fly closure but be able to be pulled on easily over ample buttock-and-thigh.
The search lead me into H&M in real life, as opposed to on the website where trying to fathom any detail about any clothes is impossible – you may as well buy things totally at random – and I found some good things that I thought I would share with you.
1 The Linen Short
It took me about twenty minutes to find these “tailored shorts” on the H&M website and they are easily missed so I really feel like I am doing you a favour by directing you to these, which are very light and comfortable but also smart enough to be worn with a clean shirt or a t-shirt for dinner, if we’re ever allowed to go on bloody holiday.
2 The smart shirt
I was also super impressed by the quality of this grandad shirt. Sam has zero smart clothes and I mean zero – it’s school uniform, cricket kit or PJs, and he needs at least one smartish thing to own so that he can wear it once and then it can be eaten by moths at the back of a cupboard and eventually recycled next January.
3 A co-ord!
While shopping for stuff for Sam I came across a great shorts-and-shirt set for Kitty – I often find much better clothes for her in the boys’ sections of shops. The shorts are here and below it will suggest to you the matching t-shirt.
4 Something for you?
The cosmetics brand Becca are closing, which is incredibly sad as they were really good. Their cult product, the under-eye brightener, is now sold out most places, but they still have some stock on Asos.com. My editor at T2 Vanessa has been telling me to get this for years and I never did and now they’re closing down. It really is kind of the story of my life.