What I wore – February 2018

‘Once winter sets in I must have the sun and warmth. I need to be in the sun’ – Narciso Rodriguez

Quick side boob by way of scene setting. Davy suffers really badly from SAD syndrome (seasonal affective disorder) which means as soon as Christmas is over he’s as miserable Jordan in a polo neck. So for the last 2 years we’ve decided to take the post Christmas lull by the horns and book some winter sun. You know, for medical purposes.

So this month #NewmansCloset over on Instagram went global as I spent the first half of the month in Thailand.¬† If ever there was visual representation of how freakin arctic it can be in the north east of England¬† compared to other countries in the world in February, it’s this:

It all started off so warm on holiday…

Cocktails at a skybar in Bangkok:

20180203_184115163895532.jpgBlack jumpsuit from Primark

Hanging out at the beach in Phuket:

img_20180205_211855_521342188976.jpgTop from GAP, skirt from La Redoute and my trusty Havaiana flip flops which I’ve had about 15 years and never wear down

Pool wear:

Beach coverups from H&M and Primark

The obligatory last night outfit:

img_20180213_184523_6541775342758.jpgSkirt and top both H&M, sandals from Primark

And then it all changed when we got home:

screenshot_20180227-212208887783422.jpgScarf: Thailand souvenir, jeans from Matalan, coat from Tu @ Sainsbury, trainers from Adidas Originals

On the snowiest day of the year (27th February):

img_20180227_205041_5771657431342.jpgJumper from Primark, jeans from Matalan, boots from George @ Asda

Bring on March and perhaps a little more ying (sunshine) and a little less yang (snow) because i’ll be completely honest, neither my wallet nor my waistline can afford a fortnight on the other side of the world every month!


  1. February 28, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Winter sun is SUCH a good idea – I’ve been craving some this year. I was saying to Steve I could quite fancy a trip to Mexico next Feb Half Term. Love your beach cover ups x

  2. newgirlintoon
    February 28, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Such a great idea getting away after Christmas, my parents do it every year and I’m always jealous of them! Some years I suffer from SAD really badly, I’ve not been too bad this year but am definitely looking forward to Spring, so happy it’s March tomorrow!

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